A little fill-in
Posted by Caroline on May 23, 1998 at 23:01:06:
In response to More as requested..., written by Davidia on May 21, 1998 at 17:06:25
Okay, the difference the special licence makes is that it extends the times at which the marriage can be performed (there's a post about thtis in the Archives which I haven't found yet) so you might like to make it a wedding supper!
As to formality, I think it wouldn't be much different from an ordinary meal, with cake.Weddings were not the big fussy things that they are today.. Again ,in the Archives , someone (Carolyn?) put up a very grand Pemberley Supper menu once, that might give you some ideas. There are two JA cookbooks in the Archives,too, that might help.
I'd lay off the Champagne though. There's a war on, remember? Champagne would be hard to get, as it came from Northern France, and was probably shipped in across the Channel. Champagne was pretty new, too.The really big wine trade(blocked, but not always successfully, by Napoleon)was between the Loire Valley and the Southwestern ports of England, especially Bristol.And they were very much a going concern, right through the times of fighting.
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