Naz and Cleo first approached us 2 years ago about catering for their wedding. We worked with them to put together a menu that they felt would reflect their wedding day. However due to bereavement within the family the wedding had to be postponed and so to 2017.
Firstly the choice of Venue …Port Lympne Wild Animal Park – well this one was new to me. I did not know what to expect until I arrived at the Venue for an onsite visit with the Bride & Groom. I will be honest that my initial visit did not go well as the client was hoping for us to deliver a Bowl service on the day, however on arriving at the venue for the onsite visit – it quickly became clear that the current Kitchen facilities was inadequate for us to be able to deliver a bowl service. I explained this to Cleo and with grate reluctance on her part and persuasion from Naz she agreed to change the service to Buffet service.
Fast forward a couple of Months – I get a call from Cleo … I really want this Bowl Service as opposed to a Buffet service – can we meet on site again please .. I agreed – to my surprise the venue had made some significant changes to their kitchen facilities and it was now possible for me to say to Cleo that yes we can deliver a Bowl service for you here..
Cleo was so happy … she had.gotten what she had always wanted … so she said to me would you like to take a walk around the Park … did you know they have Tigers etc here in the park .. I said that would be great so we started walking and just as we rounded a corner I was shocked … there was a HUGE Tiger in front of us just 2-3 feet away. I am ashamed to say that all my male shivery left me – I froze on the spot. You know you see these things on TV and you think OH Tiger !!…. well when they are just 2 feet away you realise just how Huge these animals are .. I mean HUGE … its head was massive and its PAWS !!!!!! .. Well Cleo burst out laughing … can you imagine that???? On hearing her laughing I had to quickly get myself back together – Yes there was a wire fence between us and the Tiger but that close I did not see the wire fence – just this HUGE beast. Our walk through the park soon came to an end and I left Cleo … still laughing!!!
The wedding day..
How awesome … the weather was great the setting was magical and the guests had an amazing time. This was truly a day that the guests will not forget – imagine going to a wedding and having the opportunity to see tigers and elephants on the dame day. This was just very different to any other wedding we have done so far. As you can see from the pictures the guests looked like they had a wonderful time.
The Menu: Family Style Service (Bowl Service) –