I’m so excited to share this foodie wedding shoot with you today, which recently featured in print in You & Your Wedding, as well as on one of my favourite blogs, B.LOVED. It’s the result of a very exciting collaboration between myself, The Brand Studio, and All For Love London (as well as a team of other talented vendors). Not only is it gorgeous, but it really embodies the Curated Kitchen grazing table ethos: laid-back luxury with a Mediterranean vibe. To create it, our stylist Louise took inspiration from relaxed Italian style eating, combining food and florals to create a feeling of abundance, and an elegant tablescape where the simple pleasure of dining with friends became something truly wedding-worthy.
The grazing menu was a lot of fun to work on, and as always, it was a decadent spread of seasonal produce and homemade treats. I started with a top class selection of specialty cheeses and cured meats. These were interspersed with fresh, seasonal salads; a selection of artisan crackers and breads; fresh and dried fruits including figs, pears and blackberries; nuts and olives; and sticky, golden Surrey honey. For the dessert portion of this curated grazing table menu, I made frothy lemon syllabubs, mini apple and blackberry pavlovas, and adorable little white chocolate and raspberry cheesecakes. So often with wedding catering, the food styling is almost an oversight, and is added to the table only after the guests are seated. However, for this shoot, Louise made sure that the food was an integral part of the decoration, with all the divine delicacies beautifully displayed on a mix of our heirloom and contemporary platters, to create a timeless, romantic feel and ncourage Italian style eating.
The florals were the other essential part of the equation. Instead of competing for space on the table, they come together here as part of the overall design, to create a single, cohesive tablescape. Louise says: “We used natural textures and a palette of plum, fig and sage green to create a warm and inviting look that draws guests in to this delicious feast, bringing together the two main elements of the shoot; delicious food and beautiful florals.” Ruth from All for Love kept the florals relaxed and organic by using olive and fragrant eucalyptus greenery, along with deep plum chrysanthemums, astilbe and astrantia. I also loved how she incorporated fresh blackberry branches, figs, plums, and pomegranates into the floral design – perfect for a foodie wedding!
This is such a great look, whether you’re planning a destination wedding in Italy or a Mediterranean-inspired wedding in Surrey or London. Italian style eating is also a great way to encourage interaction, and create a unique wedding food experience for your guests!
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