We just loved Sarah and Lee’s colourful, flower filled wedding. They were the most wonderful couple to plan the big day with, from their first visit to Pennard through the planning and the day itself they were happy and gentle and really enjoyed it all. When it came to the day their wedding was just like them – full of love, laughter, colour and family. This gorgeous wedding was featured on the amazing Mr and Mrs Unique blog, click here to see more.

Emma and Saket’s Indian inspired wedding took place at Pennard House in September 2017 and will be particularly loved by flower lovers. Emma’s mum is a florist and supported by two further florists the wedding was a wonderful frenzy of autumnal floral colours. We particularly loved the incredible autumn hedgerow inspired installation on the staircase.  The roses in the gardens at Pennard were also still in full bloom, making everything look colourful and beautiful.

I’m passionate about flowers and I knew from the outset that flowers had to feature in a big way at our wedding. I’m very fortunate that my Mum is a florist and flower grower and we spent many hours together coming up with ideas. We designed a spectacular installation for the staircase, inspired by a countryside hedgerow.”

The sun shone, creating a perfect setting for Emma and Saket’s outdoor ceremony. Guests were then treated to a specially designed feast of authentic Indian dishes, breads and chutneys. Emma styled and planned everything herself, and has now gone on to offer her planning services to other couples – click here for more info.

It was such a pleasure to host such a lovely relaxed wedding.  To see more photos, have a look at the post on the gorgeous Rock My Wedding blog. Images by www.helenliskphotography.co.uk

Love the idea of foraging for food but when you put it into practice, knowing what to pick and in what month is another matter entirely.

One of our regular Pennard caterers, Caroline Gent, shares her advice on picking wild in all seasons. She hopes to encourage anyone who’s interested in foraging to get out there and make use of what nature has provided. Here we share her own recipe for wild garlic pesto. A great recipe to remember once you’ve found the wild garlic (often with your nose first), as this normally grows in abundance. Pesto presents for everyone!

Wild Garlic Pesto:

Wild garlic is best picked before it comes into flower (July time) although the flowers themselves are excellent as garnish. It’s great for using in risottos and soups.  It’s also excellent as a pesto. Plus it’s so easy to make:

And there you have it – a lovely vegan nut-free pesto!

If you are interested in hearing more about ways to use foraged food in your cooking, visit Caroline’s Wild Food blog.

For more information on wild garlic in particular and how to recognise it, click on this useful beginner’s guide.

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