I love Doctor Who, I live with the Supreme Dalek, so I think that is a given. How about a bit of a Timey-Wimey theme on the big day?
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I am a massive Geek and have been all my life (yes there were girls who believed in the Force in 1977!) I share my home and my life with a full sized Dalek, a huge Star Wars art collection and my Steampunk stand-up comedian boyfriend.
I am also very lucky to have a day job at the National Space Centre, so I am surrounded by spacey goodness all day long.
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A Timey-Wimey Wedding Breakfast
So I got to thinking what the most important bits of the wedding are and I made it past the dress and the cake, the venue and the entertainment and landed clear in the middle of the main event; the food!
Now it has to be geeky for me, so which awesome franchise to go for and how obscure do I go, before I hit full blown NERD?
Jelly Baby Cocktails on arrival
These look and taste great. You can always create your own jelly baby vodka, by adding the little chaps into a bottle of vodka and agitating regularly until they melt, but this cocktail looks like the sunset over Gallifrey, so this would be my choice:
1 oz vodka
1 oz peach schnapps
1 oz grenadine syrup
1 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
1 oz Bacardi® white rum
6 oz pineapple juice
Fill 1/4 of glass with ice then proceed to pour your grenadine in, then pour your pineapple juice over the back of a tea spoon onto the ice to separate the grenadine and juice.
Next mix all your remaining ingredients (vodka, peach schnapps, rum and blue curacao) in a cocktail shaker and proceed to pour over the back of a teaspoon onto the ice to separate the pineapple juice and cocktail mix.
The final effect should be 3 separated colours, red, yellow and blue. Add a straw and before drinking mix contents of the glass with straw.
Fish Fingers and Custard Canapes
I have thought long and hard about this. Initially I wanted to just throw caution to the wind and ask the Chef to serve fish fingers and custard, but reality bites and I want my wedding to be remembered as an awesome affair and not one with dubious catering.
Choose a good sustainable white fish and serve it fried in breadcrumbs, panko for an awesome crunch. Serve in little pots of bright yellow mayonnaise (if you make your own mayonnaise with organic egg yolks, the colour is brilliantly bright)
Alternatively, you can go for a pudding based on this theme, with vanilla sponge fingers dipped in warm apricot jam, rolled in toasted desiccated coconut (pulse a couple of times in a blender to get a finer fish finger crumb) and served with a vanilla and cream custard dip… anybody really hungry yet?
Kronk Burger Challenge
So you’ve all had a Kronk burger right? No? Call yourself a geek!
Having lots of things to pick and choose on your table for dinner makes all the difference, we are, after all, all different and nobody likes the same stuff as the next person.
With this main course each guest gets a burger “patty” of their choice (meat, veggie, vegan) and a bun (yep, gluten free too!).
Then each table receives bowls of various toppings to make their own special meal:
Salad items – onions, lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes
Cheeses – blue, American sliced, goat (whatever takes your fancy)
Sauces – anything you can lay your hands on (if you have a Kath Kidston vein, you can make the bottles look cute, I didn’t!)
Bacon, Avocado, Onion Rings, Bacon, Walnuts, Chorizo, Chilli… anything!
Then give each guest a challenge card, to build the best and tastiest burger (that they would love to eat) and take a photo to share on Twitter with the hash tag #KronkBurger
The images can be shared at the venue and you can even give a prize for the best one.
This is one time when playing with your food is not only acceptable, but mandatory.
I also think it is a great icebreaker when you have tables of people that might not know each other.
Right, I’m off to think about Wookie Cookies and Blue Milk Cocktails… Star Wars next time!
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