In a wedding world where casual has gone chic and DIY is delightfully divine, it’s no wonder that brides are saying out with the filet minion and in with the fried chicken! Not only are couples strapping down on their nuptial budget allowance, they are also finding the true comfort in “comfort food”. Why risk the chance of guests spitting out the exorbitantly expensive salmon tartare, when you know all they want is a homemade pot roast? Let’s take a trip down memory lane and visit the scrumptious comfort foods of your childhood that are making the rounds at this season’s trendiest weddings.
Whoopie Pie – This nostalgic treat is what the modern day Oreo Cakester can only hope to be. A confection of creamy frosting sandwiched between two chocolate cake mounds, these delectable little pies pay homage to an old-time East coast tradition, and can come in many flavors from pumpkin to peanut butter. The name originates from the days when Amish farmers would spy the delicacy in their lunchbox and immediately shout “Whoopie!” in delight. And I have a feeling your wedding guests will do the same.
Bar-B-Que – This savory mess of deliciousness will get your friends and family reminiscing over the memories of backyard get-togethers past, complete with coleslaw and corn on the cob. Originating from the South’s affinity for pork, the phrase “barbecue” is said to derive from many expressions, including “Bar-Beer-Cue-Pig.” Ah, it all makes so much sense now. Surely your wedding will come with a bar and beer…all you need is a little pork.
Donuts – Mmm…donuts. This universally-loved indulgence (and Homer’s favorite!) is not only a nostalgic Sunday morning treat, but also one of this year’s newest and most unconventional wedding desserts. From Krispy Kreme towers to sophisticated doughnut holes hand dipped in gourmet chocolate, this former cheap breakfast sweet has quickly become a dessert buffet must have.
Lemonade – Spiked or virgin. Frozen or on the rocks. Pink or yellow. The possibilities are endless when it comes to this summertime essential. And instead of serving in little paper Dixie cups for 25 cents a pop, you’ll be dishing this drink out in a more grown up way: think vintage glass beverage dispenser with lots of ice and lemon slices. Now that’s refreshing!
Candy Buffet – This trend is the ultimate in “comfort candy”. Couples are pimping out their dessert tables with jars upon jars of retro candies. Who needs cake when you can have M & Ms, Laffy Taffy, Pixy Stix, gummy worms, lollipops, and licorice all in one stop? And perhaps one of the most classic staples found at this buffet are chocolate bars. Yes, good old melt-in-your-hand chocolate bars. Except these are no Hershey bars; they’re YOUR chocolate bars. Stop by the Marilyn’s Keepsakes website and check out our personalized candy bar wrappers that are guaranteed to impress.