Straight after the wedding ceremony most of the time couples will take some time to enjoy their new just married status and have some photos taken with their bridal party and family. The usual plan for a lot of weddings is to the serve traditional some canapes, finger foods and bubbles.
At Old Forest School – Wedding Venue, we’re seeing a trend towards more causal and styled grazing tables.
We love the idea of setting up a grazing table. Like this one shown below from a wedding at Old Forest School in early 2014. Grazing tables feature a variety of meats, cheeses, antipasto, breads and even fruits, while guests mingle and listen to a live band.
The secret to an unforgettable and delectable grazing table is having high-quality ingredients with a variety of different textures and flavours. Think about including cheese, fruits, spreads, dips, antipasto and crusty bread. Every component is a crucial part in the table and should be delicious and memorable on their own even better when paired with each other. Decadently styled grazing tables can be a visual feast can add to the aesthetic of your day with a bohemian wedding aesthetic.
Grazing tables are an incredible way to cater to your wedding guests. Can you imagine guests being welcomed after your ceremony to a glass of champagne and a grazing table to enjoy as the sun sets? Ideally you want to include ingredients that taste good and look good. Think about a mix of decadent delicious fruit, crusty bread, cheeses and meats for the table. All displayed on wooden boards, in various sizes and thickness. For an even more delightfully rustic display you can use boards with different wood grains and colours. Include wood rings, marble slabs, glass platters and porcelain bowls.
Once you have displayed the foods on your grazing table, fill out the table setting with fresh flowers, candles and unique personal touches. Or you can add to your theme by styling your table with rustic wooden crates, raw linen and over sized easels.
For something a little different you can include a casual area scattered with some bohemian styled picnic rugs and pillows. Combined with grazing tables this area becomes the perfect spot for your guests to mingle, chat, and share some delightful food.