Tipis, Tapas and Tiny Toasties – Pam and Lee’s Derbyshire Wedding

Pam and Lee celebrated their big day at Swarkestone in a Sami Tipi.  Pam works in branding so I knew...

Pam and Lee celebrated their big day at Swarkestone in a Sami Tipi.  Pam works in branding so I knew straight away that their wedding would be super creative, fun and funky. And wow, what a stylish wedding it was, the tipi looked amazing with a classic vintage feel with a bath tub filled with drinks, menus printed on the table runners and Pam’s delicious homemade gin – yummy!


Styling by Tickety Boo Events


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They wanted a menu that suited them as a couple and the style of the day to a T and I had loads of fun creating their menu. It was relaxed, interactive but most importantly damn tasty!

From the tapas style rock’n’ rollers to the dry-ice Ice cream buffet, it all worked so well.


Posh Toasties with Comte Cheese & Chutney
Mini Scotch Chorizo Quails Eggs
Prawn ‘Surprise’ Canapé


Main Event 
Rock n rollers served tapas style

Beetroot and Goat Cheese Terrine, Candied Walnuts and Red Chard & Rocket
Lamb and Chorizo Ragu, Buttered Ratte Potatoes
Beef Chilli Con Carne Nachos, Lime Salsa & Sour Cream
Indian Vegetable Curry, Basmati Rice & Mango Chutney
Chicken Caesar Salad, Garlic Crouton

Children – Chicken Goujons and fries (in little packets)


Ice Cream Buffet
Served on Dry Ice on a Trolley

Vanilla Ice Cream
Raspberry Sorbet
Raspberry Ripple
Sprinkles, Chocolate brownies, Crushed meringues, Cones and Pots,
Shortbread Crumbles, Raspberry Sauce & Chocolate Sauce


Evening Food 

Kebaby- Moroccan Slow Roasted Lamb, served in a Pitta with Cabbage Slaw, Triple Cooked Chips Cheese and Garlic Mayonnaise served in Takeaway Containers


What the lovely couple told us:

“Thomas the Caterer was the only caterer for us, we were wow’d from the offset with his creativity and the beautifully fused ingredients. The time was taken to understand who we were, what we’re about and what our tastes were – from that Thomas created a bespoke menu just for us (talk about feeling special). Nothing about our food felt ‘off the shelf’ or ‘boring’, it was us and exactly what we wanted the day to be about. Throughout our wedding planning the whole team were on hand to help in any way necessary, even up to the wire of the day of the wedding – nothing was too much trouble. This was the best and easiest decision we made for our wedding.”

Pamela & Lee Holmes

June 2016



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