Wedding styles come and go, but a few will stick around over time. There are classic styles like a big church wedding that are wrapped in tradition. Then there are others that are so easy to fall in love with, like a Farm-to-Table Wedding. It’s all about the food when it comes to Farm-to-Table Weddings.
Farm-to-Table Weddings use decor that reminds us of the countryside and an era when everything was made at home. It’s relaxed and fun, while still being dressy enough for a wedding. Many brides add onto their rustic vibe by also giving their ceremony a farm-to-table focus.
Check out these elegant ideas that will inspire you on your journey to the perfect Farm-to-Table Wedding.
Farms are traditionally a place where food is grown over vast fields. Even if you’re getting married at a venue that isn’t a traditional farm, you can still help your guests get into the rustic theme by using bright colours.
Bright colours that are naturally found in foods like yellows, reds and greens are reminiscent of the harvest season. They’re great for any time of the year between spring and fall. During the winter, more accurate colours would be deep greens, dark cranberry reds and snowy silvers.
You may not be able to get everything you need at your wedding from the farms around your venue, but local flowers are easy to find. Do a quick search to locate native plants you like, then ask for them at florist shops or farmers markets. They’ll be local to the area where you’ll be married and fit in with your theme much more naturally than imported flowers.
Make your wedding venue feel more like a homey farmhouse by choosing to use wooden dishware at your reception. Large wooden bowls and plates are easy to find for serving dishes, which will make a casual buffet setup feel more intimate. Pair your wooden dishware with vintage silverware for a classy, aged look.
The caterer you choose for your wedding is a big part of what makes the day successful. With a little time spent researching, you can find a farm-to-table caterer who will work with you to create a great menu. All the food should be organic and locally sourced, if possible.
Farms are all about food, so most people associate fruit with farmlands. You can use fruit as an edible decoration that’s also budget-friendly. Set out fruit bowls of apples, peaches and pears, depending on what your guests would enjoy and what your wedding colour scheme is.
The only time people ever see cheese wheels are at special events, so they’ll fit in perfectly with a farm-to-table wedding. Stack them as decoration behind the buffet or on shelving. You can also serve them alongside fruit and cracker trays during your cocktail hour or as a cake.
While you’re thinking about what your guests will take home with them from the wedding, consider planting tiny favour pots for everyone who comes. You can use them in the place of table cards if you paint guests’ names on them or put them by the door at the end of the night.
When you picture farms, what do you think of? Write down the colours, pictures and themes that come to mind. Talk with your planner or bridal party if you need help thinking of ideas, then get creative and have fun with it. Farm-to-table weddings are a fun way to relax with your loved ones, so the planning process will have that same laid-back vibe.