Noun, Adjective, Verb
Known as the fuel to any great wedding, the excuse to spark light conversation with that beautiful bridesmaid, the seed to laughter and cheer, the essence of the party (aka the wedding – of course it comes second to the overflowing beauty of the bridal couple).
synonyms: yummies, tasties, something nice.
Learn more about creating a ‘happily ever after…’ wedding menu at the FAB Bridal EXPO this 28-29 March, 2015.
There’s no doubt that “food” drones in as the centre of attention at weddings, of course for the bridal couple it’s a special, auspicious day in the sharing of a lifelong commitment to one another but for the guests’ – well, let’s just say it’s just another excuse to enjoy a ‘free meal’. However, don’t get this confused; although it comes across as just a ‘free meal’, it is one of the most talked about segments at weddings. “How was the food?” (What we want to hear) – “It was amazing!”
When it comes to the catering on your special day, we believe it should complement the bridal couples’ taste and should add to the ‘love story’ of the couple – transforming their favourite tasty treats into delectable wedding menu highlights. Indulging in comfort foods at your wedding could really make everyone feel like their happy ending has begun. This is why we would like to share some of the simple yet elegantly prepared fun favourites with you! You don’t have to Google the entre names with your new tech savvy mobile phone anymore, the nose will know, guaranteed!
Source: Martha Stewart
When Mac and Cheese say: “I cheesy do”
Work in the magic of the day with a famous favourite – macaroni and cheese! Consult with your caterer and ask them to re-imagine this cheesy dish, perhaps adding some leeks and spring onion could do the trick. We love the way Martha Stewart made the cheese into a cracker here, it really transformed the dish.
Source: Wedding Colorado website
The P-i-z-z-a fairy
The peezza (said like an italiano) fairy embraces us on weekends with a base of crusted goodness, smothered with chilli tomato sauce, layered with chewy cheeses and pieces of chorizo that melt into the cheese and scream ‘surprise’ when you are about to reach the end. Yes, you can have the best of both worlds, a land where fairytales are made up of saying “I do” to your favourite foods! Choose your favourite pizzas and converse with your caterer – perhaps they could suggest a fresh pizza making station or add your own toppings table.
Source: Audrey Magazine website
Milk and cookies
An oldie but oh so heavenly…Serving this at your wedding will definitely get you into Santa’s good books so pull out your much loved biscuits (even if it’s Ouma’s Rusks) and get your caterer to work up a milk moustache to transform this into an ideal dessert.
Source: Habitat Events
Caramel me, popcorn
This would be a lovely way to get guests all sugared up during the formalities. It not only has the power to keep you sweet but also has the ability to keep you mobile – as does many of our food ideas here. It’s all in the packaging – so keep it cute caterer! Dressing up your foods can be the most welcoming of styles when it comes to breathing personality into the wedding menu.
Source: The little epicurian
Twist, lick and dunk
Mason jar madness features many combinations but none as orgasmic as this. An Oreo layered dessert could just end up making your guests’ fall in love with you – beware of unwelcomed visits if you share too much! The great thing about the Mason jar concept is that it’s easy to house your Oreo concoction and it moves away from the traditional desert bowl.
These are just a few of our favourites, but you can go further and do chip and dip stations, or mozzarella grilled cheese sandwiches with a shot glass of tomato soup, and more. Remember that your wedding menu should reflect your tastes and should embrace food traditions that you and your partner have become accustomed to – this is what makes the day a perfect match – when you, your traditions and your not so secret indulgences become transparent to the one (s) you love – your family and friends.
Tell us which of your favourite indulgences you would like to reinvent? Leave us your comments below and you could WIN Chef Reuben’s Robertson’s Recipe book.