Everyone loves a wedding! We’ve clocked up quite a few yet the occasion never fails to stir our emotions… pass the kleenex please! Surrounded by the bride & grooms nearest and dearest, we always feel honoured being part of the magic.
Most couples we meet are always struck by the amount of tradition associated with a wedding. It is of course steeped in the stuff! Some good, some not so much, but that’s a matter of opinion. The Bride & Grooms prerogative is to pick and choose to make it a day that represents them.
For us, the highlight of the day (after the ceremony of course) is the Wedding Breakfast (I know breakfast!? tradition strikes again). It gives everyone a chance to sit down with celebratory food, good drink and depending on the table plan, great company.
The meal is always a reflection of the tastes of the couple and a personal offering to guests to enjoy and feast over. More and more couples ask us to provide menu options that are relaxed and ‘not- traditional’. A way to excite and treat guests without the formality.
One of the best ways to do this is by incorporating a sharing course. An array of dishes can be set on the tables and guests can pass between each other, it’s known as an American styled dinner service and is great for getting everyone talking and interested in the food. It can also cover a range of dietary requirements without too much fuss. Think beautifully presented sharing boards for starters. Slow cooked marinated meats served with a variety of sides and salads for main course. High tea inspired desserts selections served on tiered stands with wild berry compote and fresh cream.
Another big trend being embraced by engaged couples is diversifying the alcohol. Now this sounds boozy, and kind of is, but there’s ways of being classy about it. Cocktail lollypops are a lovely way of shoehorning a cocktail in a drinks reception. Not only do they look amazing but they also don’t actually have to be that strong. Another course we are providing more and more of is a granite course. The perfect palette cleanser during the wedding breakfast and a perfect way of incorporating a favourite flavour or tipple of the bride & groom - Most guests won’t be expecting it either. Another idea for alternating the drinks is to have a cocktail hour to welcome evening guests and get them in the dancing mood. Pick a few long cocktails that are easy to serve in large numbers so everyone enjoys!
There are plenty of ways the food and drink can be used to really heighten guests experience. For any ideas and details of menus we offer please get in touch!
For more inspiration check out our pinterest page, lolly pop POW!