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The Seasonal Wedding – Fabulously Fresh Food & Drink

The Seasonal Wedding – Fabulously Fresh Food & Drink

Things have changed in the wedding world. Couples are no longer simply considering colours, themes, decorations and details when they plan their big day, they’re also looking at the bigger picture too. After all the talk about plastics, air-freighted and imported food, climate change and pollution, eco-conscious and socially responsible weddings are becoming the norm.

Whether you’re making smaller adjustments to your plans or looking to create a thoroughly environmentally friendly wedding, fresh, seasonal, organic and Fairtrade food and drink is always going to be a great choice. If these things are important to you, they should be just as important on your wedding day too. Our wedding menus include endless options that embrace seasonal foods and much more.

Fresh and flavoursome fruit and veg make the perfect ingredients in a seasonal wedding menu

For your drinks reception, what could be better than fantastic fruity additions to your cocktails? Our create-your-own Bellini bar changes to reflect the best of the seasons, so expect to see Bolla Prosecco served alongside a selection of seasonal fruit purees and fresh fruit garnishes. Guests love the interactive, enjoyable cocktail stations but there’s still a place for a hot drink or two at weddings. Coffee always revives guests and gives them a boost to get through the whole day, so a service of super smooth Fairtrade coffee is an absolute essential!

Wow your guests with seasonal cocktails for your drinks reception or cocktail hour
These fruit purees make a great addition to your Prosecco or Champagne

Moving on to food and there’s a lot to enjoy right through all the seasons. At the right time of year, what could be more luxurious than fresh-from-the-sea oysters served on the half shell with shallot vinegar and Bloody Mary dressing? There’s something so special about oysters and they’re definitely an indulgent treat for you and your guests. Soup is also making a big comeback on wedding menus and delicious soups packed with seasonal vegetables served with warm breads are totally comforting.

Fresh bread is the perfect accompaniment to a seasonal starter of comforting soup.

For your main course, an elegant ballotine of free-range organic chicken served with a broth of fresh pears and broad beans with a tarragon cream would be ideal for spring or summer. Grilled loin of English pork, ravioli of confit belly with vanilla spiced apple, celeriac puree and roast shallot is perfect for autumn and winter whilst grilled fillet of organic salmon with a rosemary-scented jus is delicious at any time of year.

Plan a main course that makes the most of the fantastic wildlife or vegetables that we have all around us.

You can even get fresh and seasonal with your dessert. A tower of vanilla shortbread with fresh raspberries and clotted cream or an elderflower sorbet with caramelised pink grapefruit are both options that are impossible to resist and our seasonal fruit crème brûlée always makes guests smile, which is just what you want from your wedding food, whatever the season.

Desserts will always wow guests, so think about the way you could bring the seasons into your final dish.

To find out more about using fresh and seasonal produce to create your perfect menu, take a look at all the options available to you – just download our latest wedding menus here. We can’t wait to work with you to create wedding food and drink that the environment and your guests will adore.

Images courtesy of Senior Mac Photography, Milk Bottle Photography and Real People Photography