Looking for a fun, simple and Instagram-worthy alternative to a classic dessert table? We are swooning over beautiful doughnut tables and even walls! Covered with colourful frostings, glazes or sprinkles, doughnuts and cronuts will be a great addition to your dessert. They can be simply pinned to a big wooden board so guests are free to help themselves or pile them high on your cake table. Add a quirky sign such as "doughnut leave me hanging" and some fresh blooms and greenery, and this gorgeous idea will be the most photographed spot at your reception.
Grazing tables are perfect for rustic country weddings! Think long wooden tables jam-packed with fresh local delicacies such as artisan cheeses, bread and charcuterie as well as fresh or dry figs, nuts, grapes, home-baked pies, gourmet dips and herb-infused olive oils. The food must be 100% fresh and delicious, while the displays ought to be picture-perfect with plenty of decorative elements such as wooden platters, mini chalkboard signs or decorations made from fresh florals and greenery. Paired with a selection of red and white wines, the food on your grazing table can be served instead of the traditional starter, but you can also eliminate the whole sit-down style dinner concept which will encourage your guests to interact with each other more!
Healthy desserts are very fashionable at the moment, especially delicious raw cakes made with superb organic ingredients such as organic cocoa, dates, coconut sugar, fresh fruit, seeds and nuts. They can be really decadent and you can adorn them with edible flowers, greenery garlands or freshly picked berries. You can also make a cake that is gluten, dairy, or egg-free, or even completely vegan. And for the dessert table, consider adding raw bars, vegan chocolate chip cookies and brownies or yummy cheesecakes made using vegan cream cheese.
Or, to help your guests mingle more, let them choose their favourite food and maybe even pick specific ingredients. Making a dining experience interactive is a very popular trend and what better way to do it than to set up various food stations inside your reception venue! Not sure what kind of food to serve? You can combine a few different options such as stations with pasta, salads, sushi, vegan burgers, pancakes, doughnuts and ice cream. Or simply choose something everyone will love such as pizza and offer a number of options for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters.
If you are trying to make your wedding food more Instagrammable, then use edible flowers to decorate your dishes! You can pop them in cocktails, use them to decorate cakes but also sprinkle them on pasta, salads, gourmet main courses and even oven-baked pizzas full of other colourful ingredients. Not sure which blooms to pick? Lavender is perfect for champagne cocktails, rose petals are ideal for ice creams and cakes while pansies can be used for savoury foods as well because they are edible but don’t have any specific taste.
And while you can serve so many scrumptious desserts at your wedding including doughnuts, macarons, waffles, pancakes, brownies and cake pops, the actual tiered cake remains the centrepiece of your event! It is fashionable to make your wedding cake very dramatic and Instagram-worthy, so think unique designs like hand-painted fondant, a drip cake with a quirky topper or a flamboyant geodesic cake. If you want a dessert that pairs well with wine, you can even consider serving five different tiers of cheeses topped with figs, herbs, fruit, or flowers.
If you really want to treat your guests, spoil them with freshly prepared food! Farm-to-table dining is a global food trend which is now popular at weddings too! The focus is on fresh, locally sourced ingredients which is why so many restaurants now offer unique and ever-changing menus with dishes prepared with ingredients from their own organic gardens. You will be serving your guests the best quality food and also helping local farmers – win/win!
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