Having An Outdoor Wedding Ceremony – Why Not Try Outdoor Wedding Dining?
With the potential go ahead for celebrations this summer, wedding food trends will be hot on every couples mind. Why you ask? Because summer wedding food ideas will potentially be on the rise, due to postponed covid weddings. With outdoor wedding ceremonies allowed in Scotland and also some venues in the UK, it is only right that some couples may start to think outside the box of traditional wedding breakfasts.
Outdoor Wedding Catering
Wedding food trends have changed a lot over the years. It is very common for couples to opt for the less traditional way of catering for their guests. I for one am passionate about this, after all who does not love a mobile pizza van? If you are looking for summer wedding food ideas and you are veering down the less traditional 3 course sit down dinner for your wedding, then look no further. Luckily as a Surrey wedding photographer, specialising in relaxed and natural wedding photography – I have been present at many less conventional celebrations. Which in turn attract a less than regular wedding dining experience.
Wedding Food Trends Explored!
Being able to choose your wedding catering is a joyous thing. If you do not want to partake in the traditional three course sit down meal, then you have something to discuss. As a couple together find out what your ideal food experience would be. If you are designing your wedding day then you had best have your favourite meal planned. I always loved that I saw blogger Liv Purvis on her wedding day had spaghetti bolognese as the wedding breakfast main; it was her favourite and thats what they went with!
Before the virus turned most celebrations into postponed covid weddings. I was able to offer destination wedding photography. I have been lucky enough to destination wedding photographer in Sweden as well as offering destination wedding photography in France so far in my career. Most destination weddings I have photographed have had an outdoor wedding ceremony, which in turn lends the day to outdoor wedding catering. Which first comes the first wedding food trend of the blog…
Food trucks have to be one of my all time favourite summer wedding food ideas. You can choose exactly what cuisine to have. It could be anything from Japanese to Pizza, Mexican to Mac and Cheese. The possibilities are endless! There is no need to have meat, potatoes gratin and green beans. The wold is your oyster and your taste is the pallet. The magic of food trucks is that they are on wheels, so can come to you. Where ever your wedding is and they do the same catering per head as a venue would.
SHARING PLATTERS AND BYOP (bring your own pudding)
Grazing tables, sharing platters and bringing your own dessert are all wonderful ideas. They are all about the communal effect of a wedding. People coming together to share the love of the couple – but to also share the food. Indulging in sharing platters starts a conversation on the table. You may be partaking with guests you do not know yet, and what a wonderful conversation starter! Having guests bring dessert for pudding is a lovely way of also making your friends and family feel included in the wedding. Sometimes no ones brownies can compare to your grandma’s so why not have her bring a batch for the grazing dessert table? Win win.
FAVOURITE DISHES SERVED at OUTDOOR WEDDING
Deciding on your wedding food can be as easy as choosing your favourite food and finding outside catering to accommodate you. Whether it is a decided five course meal from your favourite restaurant, or the hog roast you always get on a Saturday at the farmers market. Lots of businesses who provide your beloved dishes also cater to weddings and parties. Take Siobhan and Amy’s wedding day – after their wedding breakfast they had their favourite burger van provide the evening snack. They even got a personalised burger named after them!
HERE ARE SOME OF THE WEDDINGS THAT FEATURED THIS GLORIOUS SMORGASBORD OF WEDDING FOOD INSPIRATION
Frekerikke and Thomas’s Outdoor Wedding in Surrey With Sharing Platters Galore
Grace and Craig’s Devine Outdoor Vineyard Destination Wedding in France with TWO Food Trucks
Jason and Ellie’s Yorkshire Barn Wedding With Collaborative Dessert Table
Henrik and Thea’s Swedish Woodland Wedding Complete With Food Trucks and Grazing Tables
If after looking though all of this yummy wedding food trends inspiration…
You find yourself wanting an outdoor wedding ceremony or a destination wedding photographer then please do get in contact with me. We can bond over our love of non traditional wedding food and travel! If you are at all concerned about planning a destination wedding in a pandemic, then check out my latest blog.