Summer in Devon is simply stunning so it is no wonder many couples choose to get married in Devon during these sunshine months. With the gorgeous backdrop of the Devon countryside or coast, brides and grooms want to incorporate this into their special day and use it as a backdrop for their wedding photographs, and as inspiration for the food they serve.
Bright, summer colours are often incorporated into Bridesmaids dresses and wedding flowers and there is no reason why this theme can’t continue into the wedding day food. Bright and fresh individual salad bowls served with fruit punch are a welcome and modern update to the traditional canapé while ice cream served from a vintage van can add a unique bright multi-coloured twist to dessert!
Many summer weddings have the outdoors as an overriding theme many couples now choose to say their vows outside (if possible) and then continue on with marquees to keep the garden vibe going. Garden themes are popular with couples choosing edible flowers as garnishes or interestingly prepared vegetables served as the main attraction. Fruit is also in abundance at this time of year and does not just have to be used as a dessert, adding fruit into salads, as a fresh accompanying sauce to a meat main, as a frozen sorbet or iced lolly or pressed into a delicious and refreshing drink. Instead of the popular sweetie dessert table try instead a selection of delicious in season fruit pies, for your guests to choose from!
If you have the space to serve your food outside then considering cooking it outside is also a great option. A BBQ or the modern slow roasted Pulled Pork adds an additional element to your summer wedding, the sight and smell of the delicious food being cooked and if you add unexpected or interesting side dishes then you will ensure you elevate a BBQ to a true wedding feast! Serving more than burgers on your BBQ also adds something special to the wedding food, great caterers like Devon Catering can advise you on what types of meat, fish and vegetables would cook and work well while also being delicious.
Summer weddings are popular in Devon and the South West because of the blue skies and warm sunshine, remember this in your wedding planning to ensure you guests are comfortable throughout the day. Consider having baskets of pretty fans or parasols to provide shade (and also look great in photographs), provide drinks at regular intervals to keep your guests cool or choose to have a self-service drinks station so guests can help themselves – large vintage Kilner drinks dispensers (or similar) look amazing with different coloured drinks in each.
Each season has its own unique qualities when it comes to weddings but summer really has it all, perfect weather and a huge range of in season food means that whether you want your wedding catering indoors, outdoors or a combination of both, anything is possible at this time of year. Contact the team at Devon Catering today to discuss your ideas for your summer wedding.
Contact the Team at Devon Catering:
Phone: 01271 858505
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