Summer is a hop, skip and a jump away and the temperatures are already soaring. The heady scent of jasmine is on the breeze and birds are chirruping in the trees. Days like these are made for relaxed garden weddings. Nuptials don’t have to be pomp and ceremony, couples are leaning more towards relaxed celebrations, focusing on gathering together and enjoying each other’s company rather than following very strict traditional timescales on their wedding day.
One effective way to convey the mood of your day is in your dining arrangements. With more relaxed celebrations a grazing table is the perfect way to cater for your guests. These smorgasbords of tempting savoury dishes, rustic breads and antipasti that can be visited on numerous occasions, allows for mingling and conversation.
There are a number of catering companies that offer grazing tables and they look quite magnificent once arranged. Obviously is you choose a ‘self-service’ option for your wedding breakfast it would be fitting to serve your wedding cake and desserts in a similar fashion.
Don’t feel you have to be restricted to a towering tiered cake for your dessert. Imagine all your favourite puddings laid out before you and no one making you to choose just one! Of course, if you are keen to mark your wedding celebration with a cake cutting ceremony then it is important to have a larger cake of some description. On a summer style dessert table, a buttercream cake would be the perfect choice, a simple textured finish with fresh berries or delicate fresh flowers picked straight from the garden.
Little mini cakes are also a lovely addition, especially if they are decorated with edible flowers, they also look beautiful. Delicious fruit tarts come in a wonderful array of colour and crisp meringue pavlovas piled high with fresh fruit and served with lashing of fresh cream. And of course, to accompany your cup of tea it would be improper not to serve fruit scones with raspberry jam and spoonfuls of clotted cream.
Don’t forget to carry the vibe through to your toasts by serving a berry champagne cocktail for a little twist on the traditional.