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Crowns & Catering; Royal Wedding Food Predictions
Hello fellow readers, Brides, Grooms and industry professionals, I do hope you’re well as we finally reach hump day. With the Royal Wedding taking place in a mere 3 days, we’re still looking into the finer details on the blog, and that includes everything from pretty and prestigious venues that you can take inspiration from yourself, to floral styling and dreamy dress styles. Today, it’s time to talk delicious and decadent catering options, ones in fact, that may even make the cut for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle or your own quintessentially British celebration.
With the rumoured caterers set to be renowned ‘Table Talk’, who catered for Will and Kate’s wedding and too, Pippa Middleton’s wedding last May, we have very high hopes for the Royal Wedding menu. And, whilst we’re thinking that the newly weds wedding food will be traditional, and nothing short of sophisticated, we can’t help but feel that because of Meghan’s American ties and their modern approach, that there will be a few little twists with a nod to the different cultures that the two share.
So before we go on with the ramblings of how gorgeous this wedding is set to be, we will kick-start today’s delicious blog with the starters…
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Canapes and starters are a way in which you can keep guests fulfilled right from the start, keeping them well fed and even giving them a little taster as to what’s to come on the menu. Formally, Canapes will be served during the drinks reception along with chilled Champagne, whereas starters will be plated in front of guests as a part of their sit down meal.
It is traditional for their to be a Seafood starter before a meat course, and because of this we are predicting anything from smoked salmon and caviar to a posh prawn cocktail with a tomato sorbet. Alternatively, asparagus and quails eggs are very in at the moment and too, dressed crab meat.
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With Harry proposing to Meghan whilst cooking a Roast Chicken, and now the whole nation knowing their love for this poultry, would it be wrong to suggest that Chicken be on their menu as a main course?
Kate and William opted for a rather simple dish for their main, of Organic lamb but ensured that it had locally sourced and heritage ingredients to compliment. A roast dinner is something that a lot of couples opt for, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the Harry and Meghan opted for something similar, perhaps with a fillet of beef or chicken.
To modernise the menu, it would be lovely to see food served on sharing platters, with a chef dedicated to each table to personally dish it up. Not only would this add a rustic, family and fun element, but differentiates their wedding in this new modern world that the Royals are now in.
What do you think, loves?
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All Things Sweet
The last Royal Wedding saw Kate and William opt for a trio of desserts, which included Berkshire Honey Ice Cream, Sherry Trifle and a Chocolate Parfrait; all of which is typically British and very decadent, it suited their gastronomic menu perfectly.
For this Saturday, we would love to see Harry and Meghan have fusion trio of perhaps Eton Mess, Blonde Brownies and a light crisp Strawberry Sorbet, not only would this be a light option and perfect for this time of year, but it still compliments heritage with a little twist.
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The decision on the cake already has been revealed and we have to admit, it sounds divine. Well, would we expect anything less from the two?
Californian born, Claire Ptak of Violet Cakes London will be baking up the decadent and totally elegant cake for the pair in the flavour of Organic Lemon and Elder flower, which will be decorated in a beautiful buttercream and decorated with flowers. Peonies at a guess!
The decision for Harry and Meghan to opt for this cake, hints and Meghan’s roots and their modern take on the Royal Wedding, by not opting for the traditional fruit cake or British-based baker. We can’t help but think that their cake decision hints at a very floral filled affair with lots of light colours, dreamy accents and spring-like foods. Gorgeous.
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After Dinner Drinks
With a rumoured extravagant drinks list of Champagne and wine, we couldn’t help but predict that there will also be an array of signature drinks served to guests at the reception or after the meal, when the evening festivities get into full swing.
Fusion, zesty and exotic cocktails would be a subtle reminder that Harry is well travelled and again, allow the Princess-to-be to add her own flavour on the day.
At a hint, we think their will be plenty of Laurent Perrier Rose and Champagne (the perfect pairing with strawberries), Gin and Elderflower Cocktails, Zesty Mojito’s and Champagne Mimosa’s.
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Are you taking inspirations from a regal royal wedding menu for your own wedding day? Let us know in the comments section below lovelies! Oh, and remember for this weeks #weddinghour we’re talking all about the Royal Wedding and all of the pretty goings on. You can join us to chat all things pretty and delicious from 9pm tonight.
Pst, if you have any catering tips, inspiration or any ideas for the Royal Wedding, do let us know.
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