In the evening, the 170 guests enjoyed a BBQ, with steaks, chicken kebabs, beef and lamb sausages and steak burgers. They were also served jacket potatoes, pasta salads and couscous. There was also a hog roast for anyone who fancied a hot pork roll. After all the feasting, the guests were able to party to a DJ, who was a family friend of the couple’s.
The centrepieces on each of the tables at the wedding reception were huge bowls filled with classic penny sweets. Each table was named after the sweets on it. The place cards were tags attached to retro candy striped sweet bags, and guests were encouraged to mingle and talk to other guests by visiting each table to collect a selection of sweets.
Guests were also treated to mini jam jars filled with skittles. The bride badly wanted mini jam jars to put her favours in, so she asked her local Little Chef to collect them for her, and got over 100 from them! The 76 day guests also enjoyed a vintage style afternoon tea as the wedding breakfast, with finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, fruit tarts, cream slices and chocolate éclairs. Each table had a full Victoria sandwich on it as well, and guests were served cloudy lemonade, tea and coffee.