For those planning a wedding this year who want to get ahead of the curve, we have compiled key 2017 wedding trends for food and styling. They will be big news this year, in addition to shaping the look and feel of 2018 weddings…
Making it Personal
Picking a venue that matches the happy couple’s personal tastes and history is an obvious way of making the wedding day a personal affair. But often, food is overlooked as a wonderful way of sharing the couple’s story with their guests.
Dishes that represent the culture(s) of the couple, that are reminiscent of the place where they fell in love, or that incorporate customisation elements can bring a real wow factor to the day. Opt for luxury comfort food dishes that replicate and elevate a family dinner favourite, or for tongue-in-cheek canapes such as Bubble’s fish and chips served upon little edible newspapers featuring the couple’s names and a special message unique to them.
Metallic – in the form of copper, pewter and rose gold – is still very much in vogue, but there is a big return to colour this year. Coloured table linens, mixed with metallic for the head and display tables, create a celebratory feel without the sparkle taking over. Be bold with vibrantly coloured dishes such as our Ceviche – citrus cured sea bass, basil, red chilli (pictured) and complementary coloured plating which can bring any table setting to life.
Pantone have named green as colour of the year as, according to Leatrice Eiseman from the Pantone Color Institute, it represents “the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose”. Think earthy florals with abundant foliage, table settings featuring wood and stone, and exquisite but hearty dishes which include many shades of green.
Celebrations with a conscience are huge this year – whether this is ordering only fairtrade flowers, creating environmentally friendly wedding favours, booking venues with a charitable status or using suppliers who have a strict approach to ethical sourcing, minimising waste and recycling.
Don’t be afraid to be original and push the boundaries a little. Bubble’s eye-catching art plates will bring a breath of fresh air to any wedding breakfast, whilst our miniature edible menus will amuse even the most serious of guests with their accompanying magnifying glasses.
For those who want to move away from the traditional sit down dinner, interactive food stations such as our Dehydration Station or Terrarium Station are a an elegant way of giving guests something to talk about at the wedding and unique memories for years to come. Whilst planning a late night reveal can add drama and momentum to keep the guests’ energy levels high – go for a ‘guilty pleasure’ fast food style food station or stylish Espresso Martini cocktail bar.