Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Portobello Bride Featured Wedding - Marina & Andy by Cookes Food

Just a little warning, in case you haven't had lunch as yet, this wedding is filled with the most delectable images of food, glorious food!

Marina and Andy's 1950's style wedding was held at the beautiful Fitzroy Town hall in Melbourne, Cookes Food catered for the day. Serving their signature style of locally sourced, classic, rustic style cuisine with a 1950's twist! 

Here Sophie Cooke of Cookes Food shares their part in Marina and Andys Wedding day story: 
it was a perfect day...crisp morning, sunny afternoon and warm evening...We arrived onsite at the town hall at 2pm.  it was exciting to know that Marina and Andy were around the corner getting hitched at the Russian House in Fitzroy, where they had giant white balloons and morris miners to drive them to the town hall.  Nicole was laying tables with hand sewn calico fabric, dressed with old fashioned doilies each setting finished with the brides hand sewn napkin and vintage serviette ring and bone cutlery...all the vision of Marina who had laboriously sewn in the months prior. A selection of furniture from the Junk Company acted as props around the room adding to the 1950's charm. Sara, of Mr Lincoln was foraging through her flowers, vegetables and herbs putting together the perfect bundles and arrangements, including stocks, beetroot, chives and cabbage leaves.  Roger from Palace Props arrived with the giant LOVE letters, which were positioned as the room dividers!  In the kitchen we chopped, tasted, dressed, tested and excitedly put some of the retro style canapes cured salmon from the Melbourne Pantry sat atop paper thin crisps, accompanied with sieved egg and very 50's chive mayonnaise.  We did our own take on pigs in blanket by filling stunning medjul dates with Gorgonzola piccante and wrapped poached autumn pears with prosciutto-served piping hot.  Lee from a vintage affair lent us adorable old fashioned platters which were the perfect back drop to the themed canapes.  after the canapes the guests took their seats and the staff, dressed in sequin bow ties, served the main - duck l'orange with shaved savoy cabbage salad and slow roasted lamb with celeriac puree and pineapple relish...
Frivolity followed with speeches, dancing and cutting of the cake!  Nicole set up next to the cake a selection of macaron, brown sugar meringues and beautiful la luna cheese...  Following this guests departed through the main town hall entrance and watched as the bride and groom rode their vintage bikes - labelled with JUST MARRIED - down the street!

All images captured by Jorge de Araujo

Thank you Sophie Cookes and Nicole De Bono of Cookes Food for sharing your beautiful wedding day fare with us today. We look forward to sharing many more of your gorgeous celebrations in the future. 

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