Wed's Hip List
Article Published: Friday 11th June, 2021 - 11:36am
It’s so easy to get caught up in the dizzying options for artisan cocktails, craft beers and post-ceremony fizz – and overlook the drinks selection for your non-drinking guests. Step forward Pentire Adrift, a botanical non-alcoholic spirit distilled using plants native to the north Cornwall coastline. A blend of rock samphire, sage, citrus, Cornish sea salt and plants foraged from the Pentire headland near Polzeath, the spirit makes a deliciously refreshing alternative to a G&T when served with tonic over ice. What’s more, with sustainability being key to the company’s ethos – with initiatives such as plastic-free packaging, carbon offset delivery and responsibly sourced ingredients – Adrift makes a perfect addition to the drinks menu for an eco celebration. We’ll raise a glass to that.
Delicious, colourful and bursting with personality and flavour, Bee’s Vegan Bakery is the home of oh-so tempting plant-based bakes. Lovingly baked by Bec in her Bude kitchen, the scrumptious vegan treats – think cute cakesickles, doughnuts, cookies, brownies, pretzels and cakes – can be embellished with everything from metallics and gold leaf to vibrant funfetti for a customised and seriously sweet dessert table.
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Seeking a memorable scent for your reception or a covetable favour for your guests? Hand-poured on the edge of west Cornwall, the range of candles from plastic-free champions Keynvor makes a stylish, sustainable and deliciously scented option. Complete with unique eco lids and recycled labels, the fine soy wax candles come in a gorgeous selection of scents: choose from the distinctive likes of Kiva 1475, with its delicious notes of fresh coffee and vanilla; Kavalier’s refined fusion of bergamot, lemon leaf, spices and geranium, or Seafarer’s invigorating blend of sea spray, bergamot and fir needles.
Wedding world has gone gaga for grazing tables – and it’s not difficult to see why. Combining wow factor visuals and flavour, a grazing table makes an epic centrepiece for a reception. Based in south-east Cornwall, Good Grazey is new to the scene, delivering vibrant and beautifully styled grazing tables of fresh, local and flavoursome foodstuffs from artisan cheeses to classic charcuterie. We love the idea of a brunch sharing box for the W-day preparations or a lazy breakfast in bed the morning after!
words Rebecca Matthews