A surprisingly warm day to kick off Autumn 2020 but a glorious day to celebrate the marriage of Chas and Nutty at Micklefield Hall. Still adhering to government guidelines, guests were limited to 30 people at this autumn wedding, but as the weather was so splendid, the party enjoyed their wedding breakfast on the main lawn.
The special day started with all the usual behind the scenes prep. Micklefield’s groundsmen were busy early doors, removing all the leaves that had started to fall with the start of Autumn. Next on the list was the gravel on the driveway and terrace, that had to be raked into crisp, neat lines.
The florists were in bright and early, to delicately but confidently, coax the fresh flower garland to hang beautifully across the entrance to the temple. The florists, Nettle and Fern, combined white and cream hydrangeas with several different types of eucalyptus and spray roses, to create a stunning garland and several table runners.
Kalm Kitchen‘s owners, James and Jen, arrived with Event Managers Pete and Josh, raring to go. James was busy in the kitchen preparing the phenomenal menu chosen for this autumn wedding, whilst Pete and Jen polished the cutlery and dressed the table on the lawns, working their artistic magic as always! The green glasses looked absolutely stunning against the floral arrangements, green napkins and crisp white table cloths.
Marinated pork loin, seared lamb fillet, baby slaw rolls, confit beef shin croquets, salt and pepper squid, beetroot cured salmon, crab arancini balls.
Scallops on a sweet corn puree with toasted corn and Parma ham
Roasted loin of venison with pea puree, spinach, garlic sauté girolles, peas and game jus OR lobster risotto
Ice cream (vanilla, raspberry and chocolate) with berries and honeycomb shard
For the drinks reception, Chas and Nutty picked the Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne. Followed by Malbec and the Vino Verde for the wedding breakfast. Guests dined on the rolling lawns, with stunning views, stretching for miles across Hertfordshire and North London.
Whilst dancing wasn’t allowed, due to Covid restrictions, live music was enjoyed and expertly provided by Bow Fiddle strings. This string trio serenaded the bride down the herbaceous borders, where she then gracefully arrived at the temple to meet her soon to be husband.
Nutty wore a classic, simple, knee length, white dress, that was handmade by a dress maker in Billingshurst. Her real wedding dress is being saved for when restrictions are lifted and they can invite everyone to celebrate their marriage. Her hair and make up was by Charlotte George.
Chas wore a black morning coat, with a pale yellow waist coat, sky blue tie and formal grey trousers.
Congratulations to the gorgeous couple as they start their lives together, as Mr & Mrs McHardy!