When it comes to weddings (or pretty much any special event), unique is the new traditional – and no event should be created alike. One of the most buzzed-about trends for the big day is to have fun with food and drink by creating edible displays that are anything but predictable.
Hors d'Oeuvres Paired with Mini Drinks. Often, an event’s wine or drink selection is paired with the dinner menu. We can take this idea further by pairing appetizers to a fun mini cocktail or even a shot! Imagine fish and chips cones with mini mugs of beer, or a tiny lobster taco with a little hibiscus margarita.
A Wedding Cheese Cake. Literally. Add savory to traditional sweets by layering wheels of various cheeses in lieu of a layered cake. You can also add complementary preserve spreads or honey and fruit for those that don’t want to give up all the sweetness!
DIY Sweets Bar. Maybe a cake isn’t really your thing or maybe you both have a serious sweet tooth. Whatever the reason, a DIY sweets bar will not only look aesthetically beautiful, but will be a fun activity that will keep your guests talking about the event to remember! Be it a Donut Bar, or a Build Your Own Cupcake station, or even a mix-and-match Ice Cream Float station, you can’t go wrong with sending your family and friends home with a sweet treat.
Signature Drink Stations. Craft cocktails and mason jars are no longer a new trend in weddings and other events. To take things to the next level we are seeing far more exotic beverage offerings such as lemongrass infused ice cubes or fresh pressed ginger drinks. You can even close the night with an exotic coffee bar or a loose-leaf tea bar where guests can mix and match for a perfect blend. And don’t forget a milk and cookies station for the little ones!
Edible Escort Cards. The possibilities are endless with this one, from fruit with tiny escort card flags to custom printed honey jars that double as favors. We are so excited even thinking about calligraphed French macarons.
Food Walls. We've all seen donut walls, but what about a salad or condiments wall? Create an interactive display of food where your guests can walk up and help themselves. Not only will it create a memorable event experience for your guests, but serve as unique decor as well.
Food as Décor. Wedding décor too has become more sustainable in that consumable foods and beverages are cleverly incorporated as part of the event decoration. Floral arrangements are combined with fruit and other edibles to make beautifully unique centerpieces. Sweets and fun drinks add pops of color throughout your reception.