Weddings come in all shapes and sizes, with all kinds of variations and themes, unique ideas and tried and tested traditional elements. Most weddings will follow a similar format and have similar ideas, but they all have some unique touches and individuality. We like to think that any wedding which has our mobile crepe stand is already doing well in the distinctive stakes, but sometimes we will attend a wedding where we are surprised by something we have never seen before.
Some couples a music-lovers so take great care over the choices of music during the day; others are foodies so regard the food as most important (in fact, come to think of it, most of the people who hire our crepe van for their events are foodies – which makes a lot of sense really!) and others are art-lovers who are most concerned with aesthetics.
But we once attended a wedding near Edinburgh in Scotland where the couple had met at the University film society and they were movie buffs. They had come across Original Crêpes after they had enquired about hiring our creperie for movie location catering as the bride had moved into that industry after graduating, but as we were unavailable she decided to hire us for her wedding instead!
The wedding was held at an exclusive venue where the couple had exclusive use for the entire day and they had set aside a room for use as a “continuous movie theatre”. Basically they had scheduled their all-time favourite films to be played continuously over the space of the day, with children’s films being shown in the earlier part of the day (and wisely, during the speeches!) and guests were able to come and go from the room at will.
Although we were serving crepes at the wedding, for the first time ever we wished we had been serving popcorn instead as it would have been entirely appropriate for the movie experience. However, we do know that guests enjoyed the novelty of watching part of a film whilst eating a freshly-made nutella crepe – it’s not often you can enjoy that experience at a cinema!
Guests did not of course sit around watching films all day, but word was spread among guests as certain points were being reached in each film, and we particularly remember Back to The Future and the Russian roulette scene in The Deer Hunter prompting a lot of interest!
This is probably something which would go down well at a lot of weddings and we are surprised we don’t see it more often. The only thing to consider is: which films would you choose?