So did he pop the question over Christmas? Are you now in the throes of planning the day of your dreams? Well it seems that many of our lovely couples are planning their weddings in the South of France this year and we are delighted to be involved in so many celebrations. So what are our 5 Top Tips for planning a South of France wedding?
5 Top Tips for planning a South of France wedding
This is the key piece of the puzzle and also the most critical in terms of your wedding. Our suggestion is that you use a reputable company to help you find the villa venue of your dreams. There are many owners who will offer their villa to you for your wedding....not all are suitable.....
Set a realistic budget. This is not the least expensive part of the world and many services are priced accordingly. Do your research.
Yes, we do have that here....if your chosen venue does not have sufficient space for your guests then you need to think about what happens if the weather is wet - or indeed very hot. The cost of a marquee or tent can save your day
- Food & Drink
That's where Adams & Adams come in...with over 12 years of experience we can put together your perfect menu, working with you to deliver exactly what you want and on budget.
- English Spoken
If your French is a little rusty then we can help with a host of suppliers that all speak English....
So all that's left is for you to enjoy your dream wedding here in the South of France.
Monaco Yacht Show 2015
Adams & Adams were delighted to be part of the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show when we catered at the ACrew Lounge. What a great event! Crew are at the heart of any yacht and we saw lots of familiar faces visiting the show.
Kate working on a light lunch for 300 guestsMonaco is one of the most prestigious events of the yachting calendar and Adams & Adams specialise in working with key yachting companies throughout the year at events such as the Cannes Film Festival and Cannes Lions. Both Kate and Andrew Adams trained as yacht chefs and understand how to create events on board to the highest of standards.
Welcome to all our clients for MIPIM 2015. Starting tomorrow this is one of the premier real estate events in the international calendar and takes place annually at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. The event brings together real estate professionals from all areas of the profession including commercial, office, healthcare, sports and more and will give all the attendees access to the largest number of development projects and sources of capital funding. This is the first key event of the Cannes calendar and the team at Adams & Adams will be working with clients throughout the event catering for lunches, dinners and cocktail parties.
Welcome to Cannes, Welcome to MIPIM 2015 and welcome to all the Adams and Adams clients.
Yacht Catering in the South of France
A major part of our business is when we work with some of the most amazing super yachts to create events on-board these boats. Both our Directors come from a Yacht Catering background and can advise clients of exactly what will work for their event. So how do you decide on a boat to choose? Why choose a boat over a venue on-land? And then how on earth do you organise the logistics of an event on the water? You simply leave it to the team at Adams & Adams. We work with key Charter Agents throughout the region so can find the perfect boat for you and indeed have access to some rather special super yachts not usually available on the charter market. And then our experience of working on board really kicks in. Imagine, for example Monaco Grand Prix when roads are closed, all your guests and staff need Grand Prix accreditation and the port is teeming with tenders trying to get in and out to deliver equipment, food and more importantly your guests! We've worked at the Monaco Grand Prix for more than 10 years and will create your event on board effortlessly and with the efficiency that our clients have come to expect from Adams & Adams. Key events where we work on board will be Cannes Film Festival, Monaco Yacht Show, MIPIM and then of course the many private summer parties in St Tropez. So if you are holding an event on-board call the team at Adams & Adams.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving with a Hog Roast
A very Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends, family, colleagues and clients! So we are a little early...but this year why not celebrate Thanksgiving with one of the famous Adams & Adams hog roasts? Leave the planning, the preparation and the cooking to us and you can sit back and enjoy the Thanksgiving party. Delicious slow cooked pork that melts in the mouth, tangy apple sauce and all served in a cloud of fluffy bread roll. Then how about we create our take on pumpkin pie for dessert. All sounding delicious and a great alternative to your traditional turkey? Then why not make a real party of it and invite your friends and family along. A hog Roast is all about food for sharing and isn't that just what's at the heart of Thanksgiving, a time to share and be thankful for the food on the table. And don't forget that we will not only cook and serve your delicious Thanksgiving feast but that we will also help you to choose and supply your favourite wines and beers. Call us today and let's celebrate this Thanksgiving in true Adams & Adams style.
Catering for MIDEM 2014 with Adams & Adams
Here we go....the first big Cannes event of the season kicks off later this week when the MIDEM delegates hit town. This is THE event for the music industry and this year over 6400 participants will be meeting in Cannes at the Palais des Festivals. The theme for MIDEM 2014 is Get back to Growth? Make it Sustainable!. Along side all the meetings and networking there is of course the festival where you can hear new talents, new groups and more. The Adams & Adams team will be working with MIDEM clients at cocktail parties and dinners in some of the most prestigious Cannes venues. Our catering team will be delivering our usual glittering service and delicious food. One of our MIDEM Adams & Adams events is at a wonderful villa, just a stroll from the Palais des Festivals and we are looking forward to creating an unforgettable event for an international company. MIDEM is only the beginning of the catering in Cannes calendar for Adams & Adams, watch this space....and if you are visiting Cannes and need an event organiser or an exclusive caterer then let the Adams & Adams team know.
Seasons Greetings from the team at Adams & Adams
November Competition Results
Thank you to all of those who sent in the answers to the Quick Quiz in our newsletter. We are delighted to announce that Mellissa Graves was the first person to send in a set of correct answers. A bottle of Veuve Cliquot champagne is on it's way to Mellissa - perfect for celebrating this holiday season.
For all of you who were wondering, here are the correct answers:-
1. Approximately how many days of sunshine each year do we enjoy (OK, maybe 2013 is a little special)
On average we enjoy 300 days of sunshine in this beautiful region
2. When did Nice officially become part of France?
1860, you can still see all the signs with the Italian name for the city, Nizza
3. When did the Monaco Casino open on its present site? 1863, there have since been many additions and alterations 4.Where did the name Provence originate? The Romans made the region into the first Roman province beyond the Alps and called it Provincia Romana, which evolved into the present name 5. How many departments make up the PACA region? Can you name them? There are 6 departments in the PACA region and they are:- Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Hautes-Alpes Alpes-Maritimes Bouches-du-Rhône Var Vaucluse Watch out for the next chance to win in our 2014 newsletters.
Midem 2014 Events with Adams & Adams
It's in the bag! Our first Cannes corporate events are confirmed for Midem 2014. Billed as 'The yearly event for the music industry' this is one of the key events in the Cannes corporate calendar and for 2014, will take place at the Palais des Festivals from the 1st - 4th February. Adams & Adams love Midem, we have several great clients who come back to us each year and we enjoy working at another prestigious Cannes event. If you are attending Midem 2014 and have still not booked your caterer or event then please get in touch.
South of France Catering for Come Dine with Me Norway
This week the Adams & Adams team have been catering for the production team, crew and the stars of the Norwegian version of the popular reality TV show Come Dine with Me. Working at a wonderful villa in Cannes celebrities have each been asked to cook for and host a dinner party. It's been a really fun week and the feedback has been great. The Producer thought that the A&A food was so yummy that it was making the celebrities nervous. We'll keep an eye out for the date when the show appears on TV, better brush up on our Norwegian in the mean time. Here's a link to the details of the show on NORGETV