Artful Food

Artful Food

When it comes to choosing the menu for your wedding, there can be an overwhelming amount of options. No matter which items you choose, one thing that’s important to remember is that presentation matters. Dress up your dishes and appetizers to elevate the experience of your guests. Whether for cocktail hour or a sit-down dinner, your menu can also double as décor when presented as beautifully as the plates below.

Your menu is all about you, as a couple, and what you like. While some couples may opt for a formal, five-course meal, it isn’t for everyone, so don’t be afraid to get creative in your menu selections. For example, pay homage to your hometown like this couple did with mini Chicago-style hot dogs! Can’t decide on a soup or salad for your first course? Do mini cups of soup during cocktail hour instead!

Photographer: Eric Kelley Photography, Caterer: Bon Apetit
Photographer: Maypole Studios, Caterer: Calihan Catering

The most important part of selecting your menu items is to select items you love! With good presentation your caterer will be able to turn any food into fancy food. Childhood favorites can be used as inspiration, such as a tomato soup shooter with grilled cheese “garnish,” or mac & cheese all grown up and truffle-fied!

Photographer: Jai Girard, Caterer: Blue Plate
Photographer: Dennis Lee Photography, Caterer: Boutique Bites

Using alternative containers and displays will instantly elevate the look. The variety of colors and textures in this fruit and cheese platter make it a feast for the eyes and the stomach.

Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie, Caterer: Entertaining Company

Dress up familiar items by adding a creative twist to the presentation – everything looks cuter in a mini Mason jar (even vegetables)!

Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie, Caterer: Entertaining Company

How will you dress up the menu items in your next event?


Photographers: Dennis Lee Photography | Jai Girard | Olivia Leigh Productions | Maypole Studios

Caterers: Boutique Bites | Blue Plate | Entertaining Company | Calihan Catering

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