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Eat, Drink and be Married
April 2014
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Some imaginative suggestions for your all-important food choices

Some imaginative suggestions for your all-important food choices.

Hog Roast
Tynemouth-based Deli Around The Corner can cover all kinds of catering options, but the option that will probably have the biggest impact at your wedding is a hog roast. The pig is cooked over a charcoal spit at your venue and served with apple sauce and stuffing in a bun, with coleslaw and salads.

Victorian Sweet Cart
Run from a traditional sweet shop in Shildon, the Victorian Sweet Cart Company supply wedding candy carts that provide a novel way to entertain your guests. They can also provide carts for candy floss, popcorn and chocolate fountains. All the confectionery is supplied by the Shildon shop to ensure the best quality.

Retro Ice Cream Van
Scoops n Smiles can provide you with a lovingly restored 1950s-style ice cream van, from which they serve scrumptious hand-scooped ice cream from a dairy near their base in County Durham. The van is decorated with fresh flowers, beautiful bunting and restored 1950s accessories.

Vines Wonderful Wine Bar
Fed up with going to events and drinking a poor quality of wine from cheap, sharp-edged plastic cups, the owners of this gorgeous mobile wine bar decided to do something about it. They travel around in a 1972 Citroen HY Van, creating a quirky image for your wedding, and they serve high quality wines at the right temperature in great glasses.

Newcastle-based caterers Love Food can do pretty much any kind of wedding food you like, but perhaps the most impressive is their freshly made Northumbrian Paella, comprising Craster Crab, Holy Island Mussels, Seahouses Smoked Haddock, Blagdon Chicken, Northumbrian Pork Sausage and much, much more. Sensational.

Thai Street Cart
Elephant Street Food was created in 2013 as a way of offering people in the North East the kind of dining experience native Thais take for granted. With their street cart they create a mix of street art and cookery culture, going from event to event, entertaining guests with the food being cooked in front of them.

Fish ‘n’ Chips
This family-run fish and chips business first opened a shop in 1954 and now has shops across the North East. If you’re having a wedding they can arrive with a pop-up fish and chip shop, freshly preparing and cooking all of the food to ensure your guests enjoy a unique experience, whether as the main meal on the day or an evening supper.

The Baked Cupcakery create unique and delicious cupcakes that will no doubt go down a storm with your guests. As well as being able to bake spectacular stacks of cupcakes, they can also provide cake pops, cookie pops, favours and even a cupcake bouquet.

If you really want to turn your big day into a great party, there’s no better way than hiring the Cocktail Project’s party bus. It’s a converted former mobile library, which is fully accessible and has seating for up to 12 people, but can also provide outdoor seating if required. Inside is the cocktail bar, where the mixing of drinks almost becomes theatre.

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