Delicious Grazing Stations at The George in Rye!


Images by WOOKIE Photography.

It’s probably not ethical to have favourites… But I absolutely do and this venue is one of them!

Prominently positioned in the heart of the medieval town of Rye, East Sussex, and just five minutes from Camber Sands beach, The George is a Grade II listed 4-star hotel and wedding venue. Fusing old-world charm and heritage with contemporary luxuries and first-class dining, the property harmoniously blends old and new to create a welcoming atmosphere that oozes comfort and sophisticated style. I should know, I’ve stayed here!

The venue caters for intimate ceremonies as well as larger parties of up to 120 guests and promises exemplary service, stylish surroundings and the perfect party atmosphere.

Now it’s at this point I should insert some sort of warning… Don’t read this post if you’re feeling a tad peckish! The reason being this iconic hotel and wedding venue – which boasts George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and John Goodman among its guest clientele – has announced the launch of its ‘Gourmet Grazing Stations.’ A collection of five interactive stalls that are an irresistible feast for the senses.

The grazing stations are available for all weddings at The George from July 2016 and we have a little taster (sorry) for you below…

Wedding Food Stations

Champagne & Oyster Bar

Served outside in the hotel’s idyllic courtyard, the Champagne & Oyster Bar is the perfect welcome for wedding guests and an ideal way to incorporate a touch of Rye’s coastal charm into the day. Fresh oysters are served on a bed of ice and washed down with a glass of Champagne. Price from £5.00 per person.

Doughnut Deli

Who doesn’t love a delicious doughnut..? A fabulously fun way to satisfy the sweet tooth of guests, the Doughnut Deli is a guaranteed conversation starter and can be used as interactive favours or part of the evening munchies. Price from £4.50 per person.

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Cocktail Hour with the Travelling Gin Co. # 3


Feature Image courtesy of The Travelling Gin Co.

Toot toot!

It’s cocktail time…

Yep Ed & Joe (The Travelling Gin Co.) are back with their take on a seasonal tipple, think warm apples and spiced sugar!

Blinking gorgeous.

If you’ve not heard of this talented duo then come and meet the boys here in their Loved by Coco feature. If you’re looking for a unique spin on cocktail hour for your wedding reception then The Travelling Gin Co. is it.

For everyone else, race ahead for this yummy recipe!

The Recipe Card


Image courtesy of The Travelling Gin Co.

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Delicious Wedding Cake Inspiration for 2015


Feature Image by Danni Beach Photography.

When planning our wedding, the boy was very much involved in the wedding cake decisions and was adamant he wanted a naked cake with sticky jam and oozing cream! He got just that. Now we all know this rustic cake look has been quite popular the last two years, so what’s in store for the wedding cake for 2015 and beyond…?

I recently had the pleasure of working with Cake Maison on a photo shoot at River Cottage (sneak peeks coming oh-so-soon!) Emma Drew, third generation baker and founder of bespoke luxury cake company Cake Maisoncreated the most wonderful golden triumph with delicate leaf-like petals that was, quite frankly, way too pretty to eat! Almost.

Emma is kindly guiding us through 2015 and sharing her insight into wedding cake trends, some sweet inspiration is about to be served!

Notes from Cake Maison


Images by Danni Beach Photography.

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Cocktail Hour with The Travelling Gin Co. # 2


Image courtesy of The Travelling Gin Co.

My favourite kind of Friday posts…

If you didn’t catch our Spring infused English Mojito, inspired by our Narborough Hall rustic shoot, then where have you been…?

Well, The Travelling Gin Co. boys are back {a.k.a Ed & Joe} and this time they’ve been concocting the perfect Autumnal treat for you in the form of the Earl Grey Collins. Ed says this recipe is fresh, with a little sweetness, but the earl grey tea subtlety adds a nice level of comfort to the cocktail too.

Perfect for November nights wouldn’t you say…?

The Recipe Card


Image courtesy of The Travelling Gin Co.

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Cocktail Hour with the Travelling Gin Co. # 1

Feature Image by Rebecca Goddard Photography.

It’s Friday…

What do I like doing on a Friday…? Why drinking cocktails of course!

All week we’ve been sharing our first collaborative photo shoot for Coco Wedding Venues, the very rustic and every-so-beautiful A New Beginning set at Narborough Hall Gardens. This shoot covered everything – from lacy bridal fashion, striking accessories, woodland tablescapes and of course some sweet treats for our imaginary guests!

Only the things is, when The Travelling Gin Co. boys {Ed & Joe} sent me the recipe for this rather fitting English Mojito, I kind of knew that Kat and I would no doubt end up with a mason jar in hand toasting the end of our first shoot.

So follow in our footsteps and grab the gin (yes GIN) and some fresh sprigs of mint and toast the end of your week!

The Recipe Card


Image by Rebecca Goddard Photography.

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