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9 Ways To Personalise Your Wedding

Since your wedding day is all about sharing the love with friends and family, get creative and personalise everything from your veil to the placement cards, with a touch of your own personality. If you need a little extra inspiration, we have nine of our favourite picks below.

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Bonbonniere

Give your guests something sweet to take home, with a cute note or card along with it!

10 Ways To Personalise Your Wedding

Signs

If your nuptials are taking place outdoors, these cute little signs are the perfect way to keep your guests on track.

10 Ways To Personalise Your Wedding

Sneakers

His and hers sneakers are another great way to add a personal touch to the wedding photos without doing the same old standard photos.

10 Ways To Personalise Your Wedding

Advice

How cool is this one! Give a paper and pen to each guest as they are seated so that they can give their advice and well wishes throughout the night. Also, they would be so funny to read the next morning.

10 Ways To Personalise Your Wedding

Cutlery

Treat yourselves to a super-cute memento which will keep the day sacred forever. These stunning pieces of cutlery are perfect for enjoying that first piece of cake as husband and wife.

10 Ways To Personalise Your Wedding

Socks

Who doesn’t have a bit of cold feet on their wedding day? This is a funny way of keeping the day light-hearted!

10 Ways To Personalise Your Wedding

Chairs

Decorate the chairs of both the bride and groom in these lovely cushions. They are the perfect way to add a personal touch to the wedding photos.

10 Ways To Personalise Your Wedding

Veil

Add a monogram to your veil, which your husband is sure to love and will remain timeless!

10 Ways To Personalise Your Wedding

Cocktails

Create your own signature cocktail which will then be served to guests during the reception.

10 Ways To Personalise Your Wedding

Images via So Feminine, Etsy, The Berry, Bridal Guide, Southern Weddings

June 29, 2015

Red Mullet With Fennel And Blood Orange Butter Recipe

If you’re a fan of fish you’re going to love the versatility of this red mullet recipe. Provided by chef Troy Rhoades-Brown from Muse Restaurant, Cafe and Kitchen, alternatives such as ocean trout, Spanish mackerel, John Dory or whiting work a treat if you don’t like mullet, while navel oranges can also be used in place of blood oranges. Rhoades also recommends sneaking a little bit of chopped anchovy into the butter for that extra kick!

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Ingredients

1kg red mullet fillets (ask your fish monger to scale and fillet for you)

4 bulbs of baby fennel

4 blood orange

1 bunch curly parsley

5g sea salt flakes

25g baby capers

6 turns of the pepper mill

1 bunch watercress

50g toasted almond

80g salted butter

Method

  1. Lightly score the skin of the red mullet with a sharp knife taking care not to cut through the flesh, set aside at room temperature.
  2. Place the fennel bulbs upright on your chopping board and slice fine leaving the core intact when possible. Chop the parsley fine then add the zest of two blood oranges.
  3. Remove the skin from all the blood oranges and roughly slice into pieces.
  4. Take a large non-stick fry pan and place on a medium-high heat.
  5. Salt and pepper the skin of the red mullet.
  6. Add a small amount of vegetable oil to the pan and place the red mullet skin side down for approximately 4 minutes. Once you have achieved a lovely crispy skin, flip the fish and cook for a further 1 minute. Remove the fish from the pan and rest on some paper towel.
  7. Add your sliced fennel to the same hot pan and cook for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and add your butter, capers, parsley, zest and blood orange.
  8. Place the fish on the plate, spoon over your blood orange and fennel butter. Garnish with toasted almonds and watercress.

Recipe courtesy of Hunter Culinary Association 

May 12, 2015