Now it’s all about color, texture, layers and personal expression at your reception. We’ve identified six new creative styles appearing in wedding reception designs.
#1 – Bold colors
Color in weddings is hot right now! Any color that you choose will offer a huge variety of shades that are stylish and classy. Really, there isn’t any color that’s “off limits”. If your favorite color is green, you can select from Apple, Lime, Turquoise, Sage, Teal, and the list goes on! Some new colors worth listing are persimmon – a spicy, vibrant shade of orange; saffron – a bold, deep yellow; and butter – a warm, soft yellow.
#2 – Texture
Texture, from gowns to linens, is huge. This can mean a crushed look, pintuck fabrics, damasks, or other tone-on-tone fabrics. You can also show texture through layers, such as using sheer overlays on tables or buffets. Finish this look with accessories such as beaded candlesticks and votives.
You may have noticed that metallic is everywhere in fashion today! Metals can be incorporated into your reception design, through metallic fabrics, candle accessories, vases, or even the furniture.
#4 – Grey hues
As mentioned above grey hues & metals such as silver, aluminum or nickel are smoking right now! Try using a brushed nickel planter for your table centerpieces. There are endless styles and shades of linens in grey tones that can create a beautiful, trendy look. Why not accent with other colors such as white, aqua or any shade of red from raspberry to pink to fuscia. Have fun with it!
#5 – Lace is making a comeback
In bridal gowns to wedding design, lace has made a big comeback after disappearing for many years. It’s a terrific way to add a sense of tradition, history and romance into your wedding. Table linens come in a variety of tone-on-tone laces, and even colorful options as well. Adding a lace overlay to a solid color fabric can beautiful.
#6 – Geometric designs
Looking for a clean, modern day look? Think about applying some retro design elements. Choose funky styles that use lots of color and geometric designs such as white, bubblegum pink and chocolate brown. If you’re looking for something a little more elegant, try using a geometrically designed fabric like a pintuck. Pintuck fabrics are gaining popularity and add a pop of modern, yet classy style to your reception.
The typical Wedding reception is a thing of the past. Brides and grooms are dabbling with new trends in food and cocktail choices!
Couples are steering away from the common reception offering a simple plated meal with cake to follow. Couples are choosing menu options that are fun, trendy, and delicious!.
Finger foods and hors d’ oeuvres are becoming popular choices for the evening. Of course, they should be filling if this choice is made.
Our most popular items include mini crab cakes, wellingtons, shrimp cocktail, chimichangas, empanadas, and crostini. Why not incorporate your favorite comfort foods into the reception as well. When presented in a elegant, yet fun manner, corn dog skewers, assorted popcorns, French fries, and Mac-n-cheese bites can be a hit!
Another popular trend is to serve appetizers in edible carriers. Some examples include spinach dip served in edible spoons, Caesar salad bites in parmesan crusted phyllo cups, or shrimp bruschetta served on toast rounds.
Signature cocktails are also a fantastic way to make a reception or cocktail hour one to remember. We work with couples to create a beverage that coincides with their theme and desired color scheme. Clever names are also a great way to spice up the reception. Some fun examples include a “Beach-tini” at a beach-themed wedding or a “Butler-politan” at the Butler wedding?
If you’re looking for ways to keep your guests mingling, offer food stations. Some fun ideas for stations include potato martini bars, pasta stations, or candy buffets.
Of course, when choosing a passed menu, the venue is just as important. The Maitland Art Museum, Heaven Event Center, and the Orlando Museum of Art are all exceptional choices. They all offer plenty of room to walk around, as well as stunning art and decor.
As you can see, your options are limitless. This is your day, so make it one to remember!
Employment is rising for some of the UK’s largest catering firms looking to set new standards in healthy eating.
Many have teamed up with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to introduce new steps in food preparation techniques and provide valuable nutritional information to those who eat the two million corporate meals prepared by caterers every day.
R. Hignett, head of nutrition at the FSA, states: “We strongly welcome the commitments these businesses have made, which will enable people to make sensible choices about their diet, no matter where they eat.
“We’d like to see more businesses do the same and intend to develop this work further.” Several catering companies have already taken steps to address concerns in eating healthy food.
Creations Catering and Events supports these steps as well. We would love to see US Catering firms take this stride in leading our consumers in the right direction to healthy eating. Americans have been consumed with fast food propaganda, blind to the adverse effects on the body. As a leading Catering Company in the Central Florida area, we pride ourselves in preparing quality, healthy food, made with the finest ingredients. We are confident that you will be pleased with any menu selection you choose for your Wedding, Corporate, or Social Event!
The Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini comes complete with vanilla vodka, Godiva white chocolate and strawberry puree garnished with floating Godiva chocolate shavings. A chocolate strawberry lover’s dream!
We were once again chosen as the best Caterer for Orlando, FL by Wedding Wire 2012! We want to thank all of our loyal Brides for their support and kind words. We appreciate each and every one of you!
Had a great time at the Orlando Museum of Art’s First Thursday. It was great seeing everyone support local Art and fine food! We would like to thank the Museum for choosing Creations Catering & Events as the Orlando Caterer to provide the food.
The was a lot of great Sci-Fi talent last night…dancing, performances, and fabulous Art. The dancing Robots were very entertaining…how unique! Also enjoyed the exotic belly dancers!
I think I’ll make this a monthly event.
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