Michelle Marwood, Events & New Business Coordinator, at award-winning wedding venue Hylands House, Essex gives us some sweet ideas for making a wedding breakfast that is just your cup of tea.
A wedding breakfast can be anything you want it to be these days from a traditional three course meal to having lots of food stations where guests can help themselves to a variety of different foods. And these days you can really indulge people with an array of cakes.
5 Top tips for a perfect wedding breakfast
Love your wedding venue? Well now there’s a trend for commissioning a wedding cake to be a mini-version of the place. Must say, it would be great to see our Grade II* white Georgian mansion as a stunning cake.
All that glitters for 2018 could include your wedding cake. Gold is a key trend in styling. Add it to your food too with gold truffles and gold speckled chocolate. Use gold rimmed glassware, gold mirrors, cutlery and tablecloths.
Not one but many wedding cakes
Don’t just have one wedding cake but look at having a variety in different flavours. Look at a range of cakes, perhaps include the homely touch with some being made by relatives and friends.
Get the picnic blanket ready! Stylish hampers can be served containing a selection of edible delights: British cheeses are popular as is English champagne. Tuck-in to lots of little cakes and vol-au-vents containing fruits. There are sandwiches on sticks or in buckets for an added seaside appeal. And look for unusual lollies made from champagne and served from vintage ice-cream carts.
There are added delights to the afternoon tea with the inclusion of mini-burgers and a tipple or two of whisky. Friands are taking over from cupcakes. These light little cakes are made with almond flour and come in mouth-watering flavours such as amaretto and pistachio. Try doughnuts too and chocolate eclairs for some real indulgence.