Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Unique Wedding Food Ideas

When it comes to weddings, the same foods always come to mind....steak, chicken, or veggie. And while I know that often times guests care more about the drinks than the food anyway, our friends are big foodies and we knew from the get-go that we wanted to have some fun with the food at our cocktail hour & reception, and give guests something to look forward to outside of the typical dinner menu options. Luckily, our amazing planners at 42 North and our caterer TSH catering were totally on board with making our wedding foodie dreams come to life. At our tasting (pictured above!) they took a Pinterest board we created full of our favorite ideas and essentially made it a reality. I'm going to keep all of the mouth-watering menu details a secret for now (if you follow me on Instagram, you may of seen a sneak peek), but let's just say we left as very full and very happy campers.

And thankfully, tons of other couples have used food to put more of a unique, personal touch on their wedding day, and I've been so endlessly inspired but some of the creative ideas that I came across while planning our own menu. Here are a few that are just too cool not to share! All photo sources found here.

Custom Cocktails
^ Love this coral & green drink color palette
^ Blueberries! Such a cute drink accent for a coastal wedding
^ Blood orange margaritas. Sure to get the party started!

^ I love the "serve yourself" aspect of this bar setup. And the fact that the beer glasses double as takeaways!
^ Beer in a boat! 

Fun Passed Apps

^ Love the rustic feel of these wooden serving boards
^ Oysters with mini hot sauce bottles! Dying of cuteness.
^ It keeps getting cuter! These would be great for the beer & burger-loving couple
^ I love this take on a tomato & mozzarella salad, served in a cone
^ baby lobster rolls!
^ Sushi pops. Yes please. 

Eye-Catching Displays
^ Spoiler alert! There will be a cheese display at our wedding. No surprises there...
^ I also love this pretty fruit, cheese and wine station
^ Such a cool way to do an oyster bar!
^ A gorgeous, colorful station for the sushi-loving couple
^ Such a fun idea for a vegetarian bride & groom! Also would be great for a farm wedding

Unique Dinner Ideas
^ Such a pretty way to serve a salad
^ Another unique feta and watermelon salad idea!
^ For a winter wedding, truffle mashed potatoes served in individual crocks
^ A fun serve-yourself pizza station idea!

Mouth Watering Desserts
^ A warm, fresh donut truck? This is my kind of wedding
^ A pretty cone display for a gelato dessert bar!
^ mini pies, a great alternative to cake
^ more donuts! This time mini donut holes served in cones
^ Ice cream! The perfect treat for guests at a hot summer wedding

I could go on and on, but these are some of the cutest ideas I've seen. I love the idea of using food to put more of a personalized touch on your wedding day, and allowing guests coming from near and far to learn a little bit about you as a couple. Josh and I have a lot of food favorites (some that we share!) and I'm so excited to share those favorites with guests this summer. If you want to see more of the creative wedding drink, hors d'oeuvres, display, and dessert ideas I came across this year, you can see more here. And for more wedding updates, click here! xx









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