The phrase “Rock my wedding” is one you’ve probably come across before. Everyone wants their wedding to “rock” and there are a few things you MUST do to be in with a chance. Unique, stylish and distinctive features always will set you on the right road, but how do you go about ensuring that your wedding definitely falls into that elusive “rocked” category?
A great venue is a necessity, without a doubt. Great dress, suits, flowers and some kind of cake – for sure. Great people (obviously) and amazing food (I can strongly recommend Original Crêpes, but I do have to declare an interest in that). Great music, great weather and great drinks are a must, but lots amd lots of weddings have those elements. To get into the “rocked wedding” category, you might have to do more – and it might cost less than you think.
With our mobile creperie, we’ve been to loads of weddings over the past ten or more years. All of them were good in some ways. Most of them were excellent. Some even approached perfection (there was one particularly good one in Chichester, West Sussex that stands out). But up to now, there is only one which we can defintely say “rocked”.
It was at an amazing venue in north Wales – Chateau Rhianfa, on Anglesey. It’s an old castle built in a French style, so it definitely ticks the “great venue” box. It was an atmospheric Winter evening and the guests were in fine mood. Another box ticked. We were there, so the unique and stylish food option was undoubtedly taken care of (I know, I know, it sounds immodest – but surely you must agree it’s not every day you have a nutella and banana pancake served a from a mobile creperie at a French castle wedding in Wales, is it?).
But this wedding had something else – it had that “rock” factor.
And the “rock” factor was this: rock. Literally, rock.
Not rock music (we enjoyed the cheesy wedding setlist that night, as I recall).
Nor rock of the volcanic, igneous or sedementary kind.
But rock. Rock of the type you would find at Blackpool, Margate or any other seaside resort.
Stripey, sweet, sugary, solidified sticks of rock. With some words running through it.
That was a wedding which definitely had the “rock” factor.
The rock had been personalised. The labels had the bride and grooms name on them, with the date of the wedding and a nice message for the guests. I won’t divulge the message running through each stick (it was entirely appropriate, but a little but sickly – matching the rock itself) and there were a few different flavours available.
I thought it was nice touch. It was personal and personalised. It was unexpected and quirky. It was just a good idea, full stop.
We had a long drive ahead of us, so after we had finished serving all the guests with the crepes of their choice, we took the opportunity of a sugar fix before loading the mobile creperie into our van. We even had a go at crushing the rock up and seeing how it worked out as a crepe filling – and it won’t be finding its way onto our menu, that’s for sure. (In all honesty, I’d stick with the traditional sugar and lemon pancake if I were you.) And we picked up a couple of sticks as a memento and to keep us going on the journey home.
It’s fair to say that this particular wedding definitely “rocked” as far as the guests were concerned.
So if you are determined to have a rocking-good wedding, it’s perhaps not as difficult as you once might have thought.