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Wedding Food! For Darby & Joan that means sharing platters, grazing, relaxed eating and choosing a purse friendly option.

Over recent years, conventional ideas about the wedding breakfast being a formal sit down affair with three courses have been turned on their head and many couples have been opting for a far more informal menu and thinking about creative and fun ways to serve their guests – and a catering option that won’t break the bank.

From a personal point of view, the wedding breakfast is not so much about wowing your guests with an extravagant dinner and instead is more about creating an atmosphere where friends and family come together, to share and to pass tasty plates around, to establish a comfortable and easy atmosphere.

Organic, locally sourced and seasonal menus are also a huge trend for a modern couple.  We have worked on a few weddings in 2014 where the wedding breakfast has been platters of charcuterie, stuffed vine leaves, roasted peppers, falafels, breads from the local bakery, regional cheeses, home made chutneys and crackers.  I could eat like that every day!

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Bowl food is also shaping up to be a hot option.   How about a slow cooked lamb dish with red onion, or chicken pieces with coconut, oriental spices and sticky rice?
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The retro food idea is still going strong too.  Pie and mash, sausage with thick chips or fish and chips served from a van in cones of paper.
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With any menu, remember to include a mix of meats, fish and vegetarian options to accommodate all your guests.

For pudding,  think about setting up a dessert table.  Many guests won’t taste your wedding cake, which is why the cake table trend is a biggie.  Your guests can pick and choose from a selection of sweet treats.  It is also a fabulously fun focal point.

Which brings me to donuts… maybe you aren’t a cake couple or maybe your guests have a sweet tooth but a big trend from across the pond is a donut bar.  Stack ‘em up, serve up different flavours and go for it.
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Hog roasts and BBQ’s are still a firm favourite with our couples.  These can be a good option as the sight and smell of the food sizzling away is truly delicious.  These can also be easily adapted to suit all tastes and food requirements.
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I can’t let this post pass without a big shout out to Afternoon Tea.  We offer this, as do many other fantastic catering companies.  Make sure you have a tasting session first!

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Don’t forget to let your guests know what they will be eating – there are loads of nice ideas out there that are different to a standard printed menu.
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So, there you have a little round up of some of the food options available for you, enjoy those tasting sessions!

Karen xx
Darby & Joan

 

{Image Credits – So you’re Getting Married, Martha Stewart, Coffee and Quinoa, Kalm Kitchen, The Knot, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Brides Magazine, One Two Simple Cooking, Free From Recipes Matter, Bridal Guide, Roar Events} 

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