Max and Ash are the definition of lucky (and stylish for that matter…) Against all the British odds, they managed to have their ceremony outside – in January, at the gorgeous Whalley Farm. Both from Australia originally, Max is a Strategy Manager & Ash a Pilates Instructor, and they’ve kindly shared more details about their special day with us…
How did you meet?
We met on the dating app Bumble, we had a mutual friend who strongly suggested that Max should go on a date with me. We had been dating for two years, Max organised a special weekend away at one of our favourite getaway locations up the coast from Sydney. He proposed on our favourite beech early in the morning, it was so special. We were engaged for two and half years before we got married, in that time we had our beautiful daughter. Our original wedding plan was for it to be in Byron Bay, Australia, with both our families there. Unfortunately due to Covid19 and the Aust boarders being closed for so long, this just wasn’t going to happen. Once they opened the borders, we booked our flights and decided to have two weddings. One in the UK and one in Aust, both were intimate and perfect.
What made you choose Whalley Farm as your wedding venue?
It catered to all our needs plus more. Were we able to have a mini holiday with all guests attending the wedding which turned into a week of celebrations. It was the perfect intimate venue.
What made you choose Ross and Ross as your caterers?
As I was planning the wedding from Australia, I went off recommendations for my suppliers. My mother in law had heard good things about Ross & Ross Events so i decided to go with you for the wedding as I really liked the multiple menu options and that you were able to cater to our very specific dietaries.
Was there anything in particular you’d always dreamed of serving your guests when planning your wedding breakfast? Or any ‘non-negotiables’?
I always imagined having a cheese wheel cake, well before it was even a thing. I’m coeliac, and the last thing I wanted was for my guests to have to eat a gluten free wedding cake. Plus i’m also a huge fan of cheese.
Why did you choose your menu style?
We chose a plated menu for our wedding, as it was the easiest option with all our dietary requirements. The venue also had the most amazing dining room, so the plated option just seemed to be the right fit.
What were your favourite dish(es)?
We loved it all, but if we had to pick, some of the standouts were the cauliflower and charcoal fritter canapé, and the burrata entrée.
What advice would you give to future couples planning their wedding breakfast?
Have a well balanced selection of food available, but also make sure to select things that you really love to eat. At the end of the day, it’s your wedding!
Is there anything else unique about your wedding you’d like to share, or any further comments on your experience with Ross & Ross Events?
Ross & Ross Events were amazing to deal with. You catered to all our needs, and the service on the day was exceptional – my glass was never empty. The team even watched over my daughter while she was having her dinner, just so we could all have a group photo outside. The food exceeded my expectations, all my guests raved about the staff and the quality of the dinner.
Thank you Max & Ash – and congratulations!