8 unusual wedding food ideas

Give your guests something to talk about with these great reception ideas

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In these food-centric times your guests are likely to remember what they ate at your wedding more than the flowers or the speeches – these unusual wedding food ideas will definitely give them something to talk about…

1. Champagne towers and pretty cocktails

When it comes to drinks for your wedding breakfast, it’s all about presentation. Bubble Food specialises in show-stopping creations while the edible flowers at Maddocks Farm Organics are a fab way to pretty up cocktails. For a bit of fun check out Smith & Sinclair‘s alcoholic cocktail gummies and finally, Champagne towers are back! Try Cellar 27 or Connections for sky-high fizz.

Smith & Sinclair The-Party-Selection-Alcoholic-Cocktail-Gummies
Smith & Sinclair

Bubble Food
Bubble Food

Maddocks Farm Organics
Maddocks Farm Organics

Raymond Tan Fortune cookies

2. We love… fortune cookies

Did you know that fortune cookies like these beauties by Raymond Tan (@rymondtn) make brilliant unusual wedding favours? You can have children’s versions, ones with ice-breaker questions or even include your own personal messages. Try Yumbles or Bunting & Barrow.

ARD Bakery

3. Ultra-modern cakes

The traditional wedding cake has had a makeover thanks to the likes of Instagram stars such as Raymond Tan (@rymondtn). Homegrown contemporary cake makers include the amazing ARD Bakery (pictured), Malarkey Cakes and Simon’s Bakery, all of whom manage to transform eggs, sugar and flour into something truly out of this world.

Unusual wedding food ideas Gallery at Sketch London
Gallery at Sketch London

4. Pretty in pink brunch venues for your hen do

London is awash with the prettiest pink cafes and they’re perfect for a hen-do brunch or an American-Style bridal shower – and obviously they look amazing on Instagram!

Peggy Porschen Chelsea Parlour

We love Peggy Porschen’s new Chelsea Parlour which is as sugary sweet as they come.

EL&N London

EL&N has six locations across the capital, each one prettier than the next.

Gallery at Sketch afternoon tea

And for high-end, quirky cool, the (very pink) Gallery at Sketch is hard to beat.

Maid of Gingerbread

5. Time for a biscuit?

If you always choose a biscuit over a slice of cake you might want to reflect this on your big day with a biscuit cake. London-based Maid of Gingerbread makes bespoke biscuit sculptures as well as cakes made from your favourite biscuits.

The Meringue Girls

6. Marvellous meringues

If you’d like your wedding day sugar fix with a crunch then The Meringue Girls can help. They make meringue favours, cakes and delicious heart-shaped pavlovas that will go down a treat with your guests.

Nice Drinks

7. Wine for any time…

Remember when we weren’t sure about screw caps on wine and now they’re all the rage? Well the clever people at Nice Drinks are about to do the same for wine in a can. Their pale Rose and Sauvignon Blanc wines are perfect for hen dos or even to help you with a bit of late-night wedding planning!

Handmade Scotch Eggs

8. Pub grub goes posh

Sausage rolls, pineapple on a stick and pork scratchings are all great wedding fare these days. Even the humble scotch egg has had a revamp courtesy of Handmade Scotch Eggs and Gourmet Scotch Egg.