The new trends for summer wedding food are in – and there’s a big sense of fun thrown into the mix.
There is still an increasing shift away from the traditional sit-down dinner and towards a more casual, lively affair with food trucks and food stations, and late night snacks and less formal food such as mini serves of tacos, fish and chips and pizzas. It creates a more social event, allowing guests to freely mingle throughout the event – and providing much needed sustenance to keep going on the dancefloor.
Vogue Paris has noted the increasingly widespread trend for US-style snow cones or granitas – an elegant version of the slushie – as a fun alternative to traditional desserts. They’ve also noted the emergence of cocktails decorated with edible flowers and botanicals or infused.with herbs. There’s also the presence of matcha, the ground green tea leaves and current flavour of the month, making an appearance in ice-cream.
There’s also a continuing interest in farm-to-table ingredients, guaranteeing freshness and doing something good for sustainability in the process.
And forget doughnuts, cupcakes or macarons, the big cake is back. Think traditional tiered affairs with drizzles of flavour or metallic effects bringing in a contemporary edge and a reliably eye-catching centrepiece for the big day.