There’s been an increase in the number of ‘free-from’ wedding feasts, spanning gluten-free meals, raw ingredients and breakfasts designed around the paleo diet. Elmore Court has reported that couples often want a menu which reflects them as a couple and their own eating habits.
Leesa Cole, the venue’s wedding manager, said: ‘A raw food banquet, for example, can start with a delicious salad, move on to an opulent shellfish and sushi feast and end with a clever chocolate mousse created from avocado- raw needn’t mean any less delicious!’
It’s out with the wedding cake and in with the wedding fakes this year, as more people opt to ditch the traditional three-tiered cake in favour of puddings such as cheesecakes and crumbles or even opt for a savoury substitute of pies.
‘Tiered pork pie ‘cakes’ are on the increase, as are tiered savoury tarts and quiches,’ Leesa said. ‘These can be sliced and served up to guests as part of the evening buffet, so great for a quirky option to help stretch the pennies.’
Social media plays a big part in the modern day wedding, with couples attempting to make their venue look as ‘Instagrammable’ as possible, using decorations and interior design that will look good on the photo-sharing app.
Leesa said: ‘Some of the most popular choices made specifically for their Instagram factor so far have been vintage bicycles acting as flower stands and illuminated signs – with wedding hashtags for guests to use increasingly on the up.’
Incorporating metallics into your wedding can add a touch of glamour and sparkle to the big day and best still, it can be used for just about anything. Spanning stationery, jewellery, head pieces and even shimmering wedding cakes, metallics, sequins and rose golds are set to be the colour palette of choice this year.
Step aside roses, as wild and dried flowers are taking over from the traditional cut flower arrangements, with 2015 weddings set to embrace the theme of the great outdoors.
‘Think dried flowers, heather, ivy vines and gathered wildflower posies – all ideal for giving your wedding a more rustic feel and real bohemian vibe,’ says Leesa.
It appears that a wedding day is no longer all about the bride, as more and more couples are looking for ways to involve their guests, using theatrical food such as large scale banquets and feasting platters, as well as entertainment such as jugglers and acrobats during the drinks reception, with the element of theatre set to become even more popular throughout 2015 and beyond.
Thursday 09 April 2015
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