The Bride & Groom's Love List
Venue :: The Mowbray
Ceremony :: The Chimney House
Celebrant :: Kate Dodd
Arrival Drinks :: The Mowbray Fizz Tower
The Wedding Feast :: House Feast
Photographer :: Laura Adams
Gown :: Brides of Sydney
Suits :: Richard James Saville Row
Hair Stylist :: Hair by Hayley
Make Up :: Rebecca Haywood
Flowers :: Swallows and Damsons
Favours :: Hand-poured Australian Bush and English Rose soy candles, made by Nicola & Phil
DJ/ Band :: Monday Night Reruns
First Dance :: Gang of Youths – Le Symbolique and Let Me Down Easy
Cake :: Sally Shortcake and Celebration Cheeses
We first met Nicola and Philip just over a year ago - they were planning their August 2019 wedding from Australia. We had the pleasure of meeting them in person when they came over for Christmas in the UK in December 2018. We showed this gorgeous couple around both The Chimney House and The Mowbray for their beautiful ceremony and wedding feast for 74 guests.
Super Luxe Ceremony
After a joyous humanist ceremony - set amongst Summer blooms and twinkling candles - which included a ring warming ritual and a blessing from community, guests enjoyed the perfect Summer bite to bridge the gap between the ceremony and the Wedding Feast over at The Mowbray.
Canapés at The Chimney House
Hot Smoked Salmon on Toast with pickled Fennel & Shaved Radishes
Heritage Tomato Tartlet (v)
Pork & Fennel Sausage Roll
Wild Mushroom & Gorgonzola Arancini (v)
Those Beautiful Touches
So many of our couples are really creative - and we love it when they bring their creativity into their day with us. This was a day of wonderful meaningful touches - Phil’s Mum even made a beautiful cake stand for the wedding cake…
Nicola made her own Hand-poured Australian Bush and English Rose soy candles for the favours which doubled up as place names on the feasting tables. She also made super cute hangover kits.
Nicola had 6 bridesmaids and her own master of ceremonies - the lovely Cathryn who introduced all the bridesmaids who all wore personalised denim jackets. The bridesmaids surprised Nicola by playing a surprise film during speeches.
And of course the weather was delightful - so the wedding party could move to the terrace for a beautiful series of photos...By the super talented Laura Adams.
Laura has captured the day and both The Chimney House and The Mowbray in their true beauty - and we're delighted that Nicola & Phil have these memories from a remarkable day.
We like to think The House Feast brings back the ethos of 'host’. Ahhh, the age of glorious hospitality amongst friends will reign supreme again!
ON THE TABLE
Yorkshire salted butter
Whipped ricotta with roasted garlic
Charred gem lettuce with preserved tomatoes, buttermilk dressing & toasted sunflower seeds
THE MAIN EVENT
Dry aged Yorkshire pork ribeye
Salsa verde with green peppercorns & capers
Nicola & Philip also chose to add a delicious whole roast fish into the feasting menu as well
For our vegetarian guests
Yorkshire broad bean, spinach & feta M’Hanncha (stuffed filo pastry, rolled and baked in a tasty swirl)
Sides to share
Isle of Wight tomatoes with fresh oregano, cabernet sauvignon vinegar & rapeseed oil
English asparagus (when available) chargrilled and dressed with lemon
Jersey Royals roasted with thyme & rosemary
FOLLOWED BY PUDDING
Classic Mowbray Pav
Kitchen Treat - Mowbray Mallows: Pink Grapefruit & Mint Marshmallows
Evening - Workshop Bites
Mowbray made bread & salted butter (V)
House mix olives (V, Ve, GF)
Smokey Mowbray roasted nuts (V, Ve, GF)
A selection of cured meats with homemade pickles & capers (GF)
Smoked salmon with dill creme fraiche (GF)
Pork & fennel sausage roll with black garlic mayo
Grilled aubergine & courgette rolled up with whipped feta (V, GF)
Caramelised onion & cheddar puff pinwheels (V)
“Thank you to Lucy and the team at the Chimney House and Mowbray, from start to finish they were simply wonderful to work with and made planning a wedding from the opposite side of the world so much easier.
The venues themselves are absolutely stunning, and the perfect backdrop for the best day of your life. Every mouthful of food, from the first canapé right through to our booze busters at 9pm was scrumptious, I wish I could eat it all over right now.
The only thing that would have made our day even better, is if we could stop time and do it all over again.” Nicola & Phil