On the 19th of May 2018, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry married at Windsor Castle, the wedding was seen worldwide and was a focal point weeks beforehand as well as in future- influencing weddings for years to come. On the official Royal website, they announced that Queen Elizabeth would be hosting a lunchtime reception in St George’s Hall in Windsor Castle for around 600 guests… that’s a big wedding party.
Their wedding menu went as follows:
Scottish Langoustines wrapped in Smoked Salmon with Citrus Crème Fraiche
Grilled English Asparagus wrapped in Cumbrian Ham
Garden Pea Panna Cotta with Quail Eggs and Lemon Verbena
Heritage Tomato and Basil Tartare with Balsamic Pearls
Poached Free Range Chicken bound in a Lightly Spiced Yoghurt with Roasted Apricot
Croquette of Confit Windsor Lamb, Roasted Vegetables and Shallot Jam
Warm Asparagus Spears with Mozzarella and Sun-Blush Tomatoes
Fricassee of Free Range Chicken with Morel Mushrooms and Young Leeks
Pea and Mint Risotto with Pea Shoots, Truffle Oil and Parmesan Crisps
Ten Hour Slow Roasted Windsor Pork Belly with Apple Compote and Crackling
Champagne and Pistachio Macaroons
Orange Crème Brûlée Tartlets
Miniature Rhubarb Crumble Tartlets
The wedding cake, designed by Claire Ptak, was also served at the reception. The cake was made from elderflower syrup which was made at the Queen’s residence from the estate’s own elderflower trees, a special connection to Meghan and Harry’s wedding. The sponge itself is a unique formula, specially created for the couple and their desires. The filling was made from Amalfi lemon curd and elderflower buttercream, seamlessly combining all the ingredients together. The cake was detailed with swiss meringue buttercream and fresh British flowers, including peonies (Meghan’s favourite!) and roses.
In regards to refreshments, Pol Roger Brut Réserve Non-Vintage Champagne and a selection of wines were offered to guests. Soft drinks were also served, this included an apple and elderflower mocktail- the same elderflower syrup from Queen Elizabeth’s estate.
One of the most important parts of your wedding day (for guests especially!) is the wedding breakfast. After the wedding preparation, travel, ceremony, pictures and reception set-up you can really work up an appetite. It is important to remember everyone will have different likes and dislikes with food, therefore it is good practice to choose food which is crowd favourite as well as what YOU want at your wedding. Visit our catering suppliers to start planning your wedding day menu!
*Image from Kensington Royal Instagram Page