Last night, we served crepes at a wedding in Yorkshire where the bride and groom had a surprise fireworks display (set to music) for the enjoyment of their guests.
The whole thing was intended a surprise (which is a nice idea) but we think some guests may have guessed what was happening after seeing three people walking around in a field adjoining the venue, placing large stick-like objects into various stands. If that didn’t give the game away, then when all three of them huddled round a laptop under a gazebo about 30 metres away, then surely some guests must have got an inkling of what was to come.
We weren’t sure if the crepes were meant to be a surprise too, but we assumed they were and discretely set up our mobile creperie using a screen at the front of our mini-marquee. Whether crepes are intended as a surprise at a wedding or not, they are always exciting!
Whilst the weather in Yorkshire isn’t noted for being particularly mild, we definitely noticed that it was noticeably colder last night – mid-summer is now well behind us. With a 10:30pm start for the fireworks and crepes being served from 10:45, the guests came out of the venue and into the cold air and received something of a shock.
Thankfully, the bride and groom were very considerate and had thought of everything and had blankets available for guests to use – which were very welcome from the comments we later heard from guests.
The firework display was wonderful and progressed exactly as as you might expect – lots of ‘oohs and ahhs’, bright lights and loud bangs – and once it was over, we moved on to the highlight of the evening – the unveiling of the mobile creperie!
For guests without blanklets, the sight of hot pancakes must have been a welcome one, with many guests tucking into nutella or alcohol based flavours – and it has to be said that even the guests with the nice warm blankets joined in as well!
If you are planning on having a fireworks display for your wedding, guests always appreciate the spectacle but it is worth planning ahead and considering the fact that guests will have to go outdoors. With that in mind (and as it will be late at night) it might very well be cold.
So our advice would be to have some blankets on hand – and plenty of hot tasty crepes.