A wedding rarely goes by without friends or family asking us to be their photographers. There is something special when a couple about to be joined in marriage entrust you with capturing memories of their special day.
Over the years, we have been official photographers, back up photographers or just the couple waving cameras in front of invited guests – a role we enjoy as we set about the task of immortalising the day the bride and groom say ‘I do’.
Wedding cake detail
When our friends C&S asked us to be the back up photographers on their wedding day, we decided to take it a little further. C&S are no strangers to Gourmantic and Degustinations, and we have shared a few memorable dinners out in recent weeks. They have given me permission to share photographs of the food and drink from their wedding reception.
Gin and ginger cocktail – Close up of wedding cake flowers
After the church ceremony, the reception was held in a private residence in the northern suburbs. Guests were treated to a Degustation menu with private catering.
The bubbly was plentiful on a day where Sydney’s humidity sky rocketed. Hand-held paper fans and umbrellas provided on the day provided momentary relief from the soaring temperatures.
Cocktails, orange juice and wines
A refreshing cocktail of gin, ginger and lemon juice was served, as well as a range of wines, beer and soft drink.
The event was privately catered in an open plan kitchen which gave me the opportunity to observe and photograph the food before it was served.
Traditional Swedish meatballs with lingonberry jam and gravy
Buckwheat blinis with smoked salmon
Close up of the popular smoked salmon blini
Paté en croute with cornichons
Chilled watercress soup with crème fraiche and croutons
Grilled figs in proscuitto with sage and goats cheese with orange glaze
Fragrant lemongrass prawns BBQ’ed on skewers
Moroccan infused chicken on skewers, hot and spicy served with a mint sauce to cut through the heat
Spiced pork on green leaf – an addictive mix of flavours and textures
Lemon sorbet with Vodka – a refreshing palate cleanser before the main dish
Perfectly poached ocean trout in court bouillon served with an apple potato salad (not shown)
Cucumber, yoghurt and dill salad – an accompaniment to the trout dish
Chocolate mud cake (wedding cake) with a decadent framboise ice cream
Macarons and bubbles – life is good
Cheese board with triple cream cheese, blue cheese, aged cheddar – served with a 42 year old port
Draytons Port – 42 years old – cloudy, sweet and concentrated and rather potent, perfect with the aged cheddar and blue cheese
Tim and Aranka Nolan of the Einstein Group Caterers
Sugar almonds and bonbonnieres
The wedding cake
The Degustation Menu card
The mark of a successful even is when guests don’t want to leave. Despite the uncomfortable humidity, the day flew past thanks to a wonderful company, elegant surrounds and delectable food that was served at the right pace and the hospitality staff who moved around effortlessly ensuring glasses were always topped up.
The wedding reception was held in a private residence. Catering by the Einstein Group and Hospitality by Who’s Waiting.
Congratulations to C&S on starting their married life together.
Catering: The Einstein Group
Contacts: Aranka and Tim Nolan
Hospitality: Who’s Waiting
Contact: Josef Kovacevic
Cake: Glenda Borg
Asquith, NSW 2077
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