RECIPE OF LOVE

Treat yourself and your special guests to a flavoursome feast of love post-ceremony. The celebratory food and beverage options are endless, as are the presentation and serving trends. Settle for a menu that best suits the time and theme of the occasion, writes Meagan Rooth

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Food presentation and styling is fast becoming just as important as the taste.
Think fresh, colourful produce delivered on cute individual trays, perfectly-piped sweets decorated with ribbons and flora and signature drinks served in milk bottles or mason jars with trendy striped paper straws.
Classic sit-down three-course dinners still have their traditional place, but bite-sized canapés, grazing table spreads and fun selfserve buffets offer variety and encourage mingling. Consider the time and theme of the wedding and your guests’ general dietary preferences when choosing what food option best suits the occasion.

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Classic feast
Personalise the traditional three-course dinner by including a family favourite dish, such as a soup, salad or roast, served with a special drop of wine from a meaningful vintage or region. Perfect for formal dining.

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Share fare
Shrink popular meals into easy-to-eat bitesized snacks. Consider sliders, mini pizzas, salads in jars, skewered seasoned proteins and ice-cream on sticks or in cones.

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Timeless tea
High tea-style sandwiches, macarons, cupcakes, dainty sweets and scones could be more appropriate for afternoon gatherings. Request icing to match the colour theme of the celebration.

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Food stations
This way, everyone gets what they want. Popular self-serve themes include lolly bars, juicy fruit platters, generous antipasto and cheese boards and baked treats.

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Cheers to that
Serve beverages in creative glassware, and twist the drinks menu to include original signature cocktails. Choose quality beer, wine and cider from the region for local flavour.