Now that the weather is warming, brides are in full wedding mode preparing for their spring or summer wedding. And one of the biggest elements of any wedding is catering. There are a lot of decisions to make as to the style of service and the types of foods offered.
We’re glad to provide you with some spring wedding menu ideas that should help make this wedding task easier.
Spring Wedding Menu Ideas
Most wedding meals center around the meats or proteins served. Offer your guests a variety of entrees like spring lamb, grilled chicken or salmon, filet mignon, lobster or a spring vegetable risotto. Plan the menu with your caterer and come up with 2-3 choices prior to sending out your invitations so guests can include their meal selections along with their RSVP. Pass the tally on to your caterer to prepare the wedding foods.
Spring is the perfect time to create special menus highlighting the ripening vegetables of the season. Asparagus, peas, spinach, artichokes, lettuces, greens, broccoli and Brussels sprouts celebrate the end of heavy winter foods and are ideal additions to a spring wedding menu. Go right from farm to table and delight all your wedding guests with a colorful, nutritious and tasty spring menu filled with bright spring vegetables.
Dress up the plate with spring garnishes like an edible spring flower (pansies, violets and lavender are edible), a sprig of parsley or a colorful display design of baby vegetables.
Spring Drink Theme
Around the Washington DC metropolitan area, cherry blossoms are all the rage in spring. Create a signature cherry blossom cocktail or cater your spring wedding menu around the lovely pink blossoms. Plan drinks that are cool and refreshing for these warmer days, like mimosas, bellinis or frozen daiquiris. This region is also filled with wineries, so include a variety of Virginia or Maryland wines in your drink menu.
Spring means strawberry season—and the many ways that strawberries can be incorporated into your wedding desserts. Serve up a strawberry shortcake piled high with whipped cream, offer chocolate covered strawberries dressed in tuxedos, or blend the berries into homemade ice cream at a bar where guests can choose their own toppings.
Maison Culinaire: Catering Spring Weddings throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan Area
Every wedding is a special event. If you’re holding a spring wedding in Maryland, Washington DC or Northern Virginia, contact Maison Culinaire to reserve your date. We’ll be glad to meet with you to discuss the type of wedding you envision and to help you plan your personalized menu.
We offer service styles from casual to ultra-formal, with choices from International cuisines from around the world. We like to say there’s no limit to what we can do!
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Make Maison Culinaire your one-stop resource for everything you need to make your spring wedding reception special. We can provide many of the extras like tables, chairs, linens and floral arrangements, and offer referrals to trusted vendors that can round out your entertainment needs.
For sophisticated spring wedding catering, contact Maison Culinaire.