Fall is a gorgeous time of year for weddings, there seems to be a romantic charge to the air as the weather begins to cool. One of mine, and many others, favorite things about fall is the seasonal harvest and by that I mean, the food! This time of year brings us so many mouthwatering food options so why not use them to our wedding planning advantage?! If you are looking to celebrate the season at your wedding, below is some fall foodie inspiration for all stages of the evening!
- Hors D’oeuvres:
Whether you are opting for passed hors d’oeuvres or plated displays, there are tons of delicious and fun fall inspired options! For passed hors d’oeuvres think baked mac & cheese bites, deviled eggs, sliders, bourbon glazed meatballs, bleu cheese mousse stuffed figs, and bacon wrapped dates. For appetizer displays, seasonal fruit is always a favorite, the display is not only delicious but will add a great pop of color. There are also endless rustic bread options that can include a wide array of apple butters, jams and honey.
Don’t forget the fall drinks for cocktail hour! Anything with spice, maple or apple will put a delicious autumn twist on an ordinary cocktail. For example, apple sangria, maple bourbon cocktails, hot buttered rum or anything with cinnamon.
Stations have become very popular this past year and there is plenty of reason for it. If you are looking for a mix and mingle or cozy and less formal atmosphere, this is a great way to mix it up! Some unique and seasonal stations include a chili bar, caramel apple station, or soup bar.
Passing mini desserts can be a fun way to show off sweet fall flavors and provide an original end to the evening. It doesn’t get much cuter than passed mini caramel apples or mini pumpkin pies. Other fall dessert displays include donuts and apple cider, brown sugar cupcakes, chocolate bourbon cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, rustic pies and mini pumpkin cheesecakes. Keep in mind, you could also easily turn any of these dessert ideas into your favors instead!
These are just a few ideas to turn up the theme of your wedding and match your food to the season. While a lot of weddings concentrate on the décor for their theme, sometimes the food ideas can be what is most memorable and talked about for years to come. Happy wedding planning!