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5 unusual wedding meal ideas

Updated: Nov 18, 2022

Every wedding day involves food in some shape or form. In the UK, traditionally, the first meal after your wedding ceremony is known as your wedding breakfast. This phrase causes all sorts of confusion as it does not refer to breakfast i.e. croissants and cereal at all. It is the traditional name for the celebration meal served after your wedding ceremony. This goes back to the times when a couple were required to fast ahead of their wedding ceremony so that they would be able to receive Holy Communion at the church ceremony. Who knew?

Whether you have a formal sit-down meal, or a more relaxed approach to your celebration food, we’re sharing our top 5 unusual wedding food ideas that we think are real winners!

Chefs Rebecca and Robin know their audience and they also know their fish. They also know how to please a fish loving crowd, we love their:

BBQ lobster served with chips and salad.

Amazing seafood sharing platters including fresh crab, lobster, oysters, prawns, langoustines, mussels any anything else that’s in season served with Baker Tom’s crusty bread and lashings of home-made mayo.

For a larger group a must is their paella cooked outside in a massive paella pans. You can choose your key ingredients with the chefs who’ll guide you in terms of the best available options for the time of your wedding. Vegan and veggie options available as well as seafood, meat and mixed.

Matt and Danny are passionate about utilising the best local produce to in a considerate and contemporary way that total embraces sustainability and eco-friendly practices. We think they are on to something here. Enjoy relaxed grazing style eating with your nearest and dearest, totally guilt-free, yet certainly not compromising on taste or quality. Hers a few items from their huge array of options to start you salivating:

AVO Falafel, pink onions, tzatziki, pomegranate, coriander cress. (v)

St Ives hot smoked salmon salad, Cornish new potatoes, caper berries, watercress, wasabi mayo.

Indian chicken salad, turmeric rice, fresh salsa, toasted almonds, mango, mint yogurt dressing.

For more information on sustainable wedding catering take a look at Avo Catering website.

Fiona is a real gem and very much focused on smaller intimate weddings. She develops personalised exquisite tasting menus that will take you on a unique journey. Maybe reflecting travelling the two of you have done separately or together leading to your wedding day? Fiona forages and grows some of her own ingredients giving her food remarkable flavours that really are out of this world. Read more about intimate wedding dining on her website.

Ben, Sammy and the team at Woodfired Weddings provide a very special dining experience. Everything is cooked over a wood fire and served at central tables for the most amazing outdoor (or indoor) shared dining experience. The guys will create a personalised menu based on your preferences/theme and dietary requirements. For inspiration see more on Woodfired Wedding Instagram feed.

Anna, owner at Vegan To You is not a preachy vegan. Far from it. She lets her food do the talking. Her philosophy is to show omnivores that vegan food can be exciting. They may not become full converts, but she creates food everyone will enjoy and some might choose to eat less meat as a result. Her passion for plant-based food is clear in her innovative and mouth-watering menus including great dishes such as crispy fried polenta topped with garlic and rosemary mushrooms, maple tamari seared tofu with black kale, sweet potato, cauliflower rice and miso vinaigrette and a dessert I long for, pina colada brulee. Take a look at her vegan wedding menus here.

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