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The Hottest Wedding Food Trends for 2015

When it comes to the wedding reception, food is so much more than just a bite to eat these days. It’s themed, fun, quirky or classic. It expresses who you are and what you love. It may tell a story about your relationship, or it may have all your guests Instagramming away in awe of your creativity. Here are some of our favorite 2015 wedding food trends.

Farm-to-table

If you call yourself a locavore and love the farmers market, a farm-to-table style celebration may be the perfect fit. Food is sourced from local farms and prepared by a chef who really knows how to pair seasonal produce. Restaurants that follow this concept are popping up more frequently, so that’s a great place to start. You can play up this trend with rustic décor like wood, mason jars, wildflowers and more.

Self-serve

Creative but simple self-serve stations are still a favorite. The great thing about these is you don’t have to use them for the entire meal. For example, they can just be used for dessert if you’d like to have a plated dinner. Don’t be afraid to have a little fun here. Let your guests top their own ice cream sundaes, waffles, or even scoop their own flavored popcorn mixture to take home as a gift.

Elegant cakes

Naked cakes were popular in 2014, but in 2015 trendy cakes will require a little more icing and fondant. Think of ruching, flowers, lace and diamonds. These cakes may incorporate designs from your dress, invitations or reception décor. The details and intricate designs are amazing to look at and you may find it hard to actually cut into your cake. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. 

Ombre

The ombre isn’t just for hair anymore. Shaded and gradual tones are popping up in wedding food, too! Icing colors gradually get darker down wedding cakes, and cascading cake decorations do the same. Take home desserts have shaded frosting and napkin colors range from dark to light. This is a simple trend to incorporate without much extra cost or effort.

Cocktails and spirits

Cocktails and spirits will continue to be popular through 2015. Create a cocktail that’s specifically named for you, and do the same for your groom. Did you meet somewhere unique? Do you share a hobby? Use that information to name your signature wedding cocktails. Put some personality into your drinks and use exotic flavor combinations that will wow your guests. 

Whatever you decide, don’t feel the need to incorporate every single trend into your wedding. Remember, it’s yours. Take your personality, your guests and your theme into consideration. That’s the best way to create a memorable wedding.

 

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