Can you imagine a wedding without Champagne? We can’t! This elegant bubbly drink is a must have at every stylish celebration, so why serve it only at your reception for a toast? Set up a Champagne bar at your ceremony for your guests to enjoy a glass of bubbly after you've said I do or at your reception and let everyone enjoy it throughout the night!
Whether you prefer a cocktail style reception in a beautiful outdoor space or a classic banquet indoors, a Champagne bar will look impressive. As different types of Champagne suit different types of food, you can find appropriate variety for each course or flavour.
Champagne is made from three grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and comes in a variety of shades ranging from light yellow to dark gold and pink. Blanc de Blancs (“white from white”) Champagne is made from Chardonnay grapes and is usually served as aperitifs. This is the perfect choice for your pre-reception beverage and goes very well with finger foods such as cheeses, smoked salmon, caviar, pate, sushi or oysters.
Rosé Champagne tastes delicious when paired with fruit and nuts, lobster, lamb, salmon and roast beef, and it is a wonderful choice for weddings because of its romantic pink hue. Blanc de Noirs Champagnes are made only from the black grape varieties – Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. These sparkly wines come in darker golden shades and are full-body which is why they are perfect for dishes with meats and cheeses.
For the wedding toast serve Blanc de Blancs Champagnes but don’t pair it with the cake or any food. Its light colour, sophisticated taste and sparkly appearance is ideal for toasts and will look beautiful on photos! Finally, when you serve the wedding cake, offer your guests a sweet Prosecco instead of Champagne, or pick a sweet dessert wine.
Champagne can be served in many ways and can be used for making delicious refreshing cocktails which are perfect for summer. If you want to add a twist to your Champagne flutes during the cocktail hour, why not present them in French style – with lavender blooms! And if you want a Great Gatsby style detail at your wedding reception, then opt for a Champagne tower which will definitely make that ‘wow’ effect and your guests will love it!
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