{Wedding Food + Drink Round Up}: And Palettes to Coordinate!

{Wedding Food + Drink Presentation with Palettes to Coordinate!}

Okay, get ready for a lengthy post! Fortunately for us, there are many ways you can use color to bring your wedding to life. So many that I had a hard time choosing which ones to share! One of the ways is through your wedding food and drink presentation. Looking back at my own wedding I'm so glad that I took the time to incorporate my color palette into all of the details including the food and drink presentation.

Besides choosing a signature drink, one of the things we did was to set up a popcorn bar for a late night snack. We gave our guests a few options when it came to flavors, but moreover I made sure to create an engaging display that showcased our colors. I created special popcorn bags that included our names, our wedding date and the quote 'Love is sharing your popcorn' which my guests thought were so fun!

Our popcorn bar was a huge hit at our wedding and created a really interactive + fun place for my guests to get up and mingle. Being an admitted foodie myself, I can't tell you how much I L-O-V-E it when I see brides putting extra through into their wedding food + drink presentation.

And it doesn't take a lot to make a huge statement. I'm seriously smitten with these cute little drink stirrers! Oh, and check out this adorable serving tray! Such a fun and playful presentation. And so easy too!

And wouldn't this lemon thyme sorbet be the perfect treat for a Spring or Summer wedding? So refreshing looking. And what a simple and sweet presentation this is.

I don't know about you, but when it comes to displaying tarts, I can't think of a sweeter way to display these than on a color coordinating cake stand.

At a loss for ideas when it comes to getting creative with your presentation? I love this idea from Martha Stewart! Miniature baguettes double as seat assignments. How sweet and completely original!

Patron anyone? I seriously can't think of a more creative idea. I'd love to see this at a wedding! Such a fun idea and definitely one your guests probably haven't seen before.

Believe me, your guests will notice the extra thought you put into your presentation. I love the idea of concocting a specialty drink like this cherry berry plum water and serving it up in old fashioned mason jars.

See how easy it is to incorporate your colors? If you're having a blue wedding, why not top your desserts with blueberries? This, to me, looks like the perfect treat for a Winter wedding.

Getting married in Napa Valley? Why not serve specialty cheeses with your wine? I love the looks of this cheese display and how it coordinates so effortlessly with this yellow palette.

Oh, and doesn't this sparkling strawberry lemonade look absolutely refreshing?

Want to serve up a tasty treat that is seriously charming? Why not serve frozen s'mores parfait?

Oh, and check out this fun + functional idea! Caramel coffee warmers! At your reception, offer caramel wafers to rest across the top of the cup -- the coffee will stay warm and the caramel will soften, turning the wafer into a sweet gooey treat.

I don't know about you, but I'm loving the looks of these cinnamon orange molasses cookies! The silhouettes shape is so unique and this presentation feels so cozy to me.

Berries in a basket is such a simple and sweet idea. Plus it just so happens to coordinate lovely with this palette of purples and blues!

Who else is loving the idea of this Fall treat? At a cocktail hour, pass candy cups of sweet and savory roasted nuts for a delicious, no-fuss treat. Each paper bowl holds just the right snack-size amount.

Going for a sophisticated black and white wedding? Not sure how to incorporate your colors into food? Why not consider incorporating your monogram onto a cookie? Definitely a modern presentation that is full of sophistication.

For Summer weddings, I can't say enough about these lemon flavored cupcakes. Aren't they simply the most adorable cupcakes ever?

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So there you have it. My favorite ideas for wedding food + drink presentations! I told you I had a long post for you! I hope you can now see how easy it is to use food and drink as an opportunity to incorporate your color palette? To be honest, besides the cake tasting, one of my favorite things to do was to work on the food + drink menu! I guess I just love food that much. So tell me, are you planning to get creative when it comes to your wedding food? Have an idea that you can't wait to share with your caterer? I'd love to hear all about it!

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Chrissy Arpie Ott

Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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42 Comments " {Wedding Food + Drink Round Up}: And Palettes to Coordinate! "

Unknown July 26, 2011

Love this! Maybe because it combines your lovely palettes with food :) Great post!

Danielle July 26, 2011

oh my goodness - so many colors! i love every single color palette you put together. they are extremely helpful! your blog is such a great color resource.

Lush Events + Co

Gorgeous round-up, chrissy!

xoxo, Lush Events + Co

Brianna Oliver

Wow! You've outdone yourself. I'm loving and drooling over all of these!

Couture Carrie July 26, 2011

Delicious and divine post, darling!
Especially loving the blue(berry) palette!


Taylor Greggory

Wow! I'm totally a foodie too! Such wonderful ideas. Loving these.

~ Taylor ~

Closet Fashionista July 26, 2011

Woah! So much awesomeness in one post! haha...I love it all :D

Jenna Lee July 26, 2011

What a beautiful post! I loveeeee the lemon dessert and the petrone! Awesome ideas


Love these ideas!! I'm so hungry now!! thanks for that!

xoxo, Lena

Bonnie July 26, 2011

A popcorn bar??? GENIUS. I never even considered this, and now I am kind of obsessed with the idea.
BTW, the pink and grey palette is lovely. I love that combination.
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Lovely Little Bride

Oh, MY GAH!! I'm in love with these ideas. And yes, you've made me hungry now!! Time for lunch!

xoxo, Lovely Little Bride

Lovebird Productions July 26, 2011

What fun ideas! Love all the color schemes and inspiration! I am currently a big fan of the colored cake plates.

Courtney Erin July 26, 2011

Wow, I can't even decide which color palette I like the best, they're all so pretty and visually interesting!

xoxo ~ Courtney

LDD July 26, 2011

LOL!!! Now how am I supposed to look at this post and NOT be hungry by the end of it??? And you had to go and throw in some chocolate! I LOVED every palette and suggestion. The popcorn bar idea was awesome and that's one of my favorite snacks. Great post!

natasha {schue love} July 26, 2011

LOVE the idea of mini food at a wedding...makes it special and different. The little apples dipped in caramel are adorable!

Joe+Kathrina July 26, 2011

Oh my goodness! Makes me want to coordinate all my food and drinks today! This is amazing and so inspiring! That smores drink looks delish too.

Sweet, Sweet Love, Inc.

Love those little caramel apples with the tree branches for sticks!

birdie to be July 26, 2011

Gorgeous colors and pictures. I love how all these boards came together!

Bridal Affairs July 26, 2011

Chrissy- you are marvelous!!

Nikki July 26, 2011

Love the popcorn bar idea! After the dress, food and drinks are my favorite part of a wedding ;) shh...

Julie {love, julie} July 26, 2011

I love the little drink flags as a way to put color into any drink! I will be making those for sure!

The PvdH Journal July 26, 2011

Oh I love this post (and your blog...! and caramelised apples!) So so inspirational!

PvdH -designer and illustrator


I totally appreciate all of the work that went into this post! Of course, I am loving all of the color palettes that contain pink!! xo

Shannon July 26, 2011

i love the yellows!!

A Crimson Kiss July 26, 2011

I'm absolutely floored by how much gorgeous you managed to pack into a single post-stunning!

hollie July 26, 2011

wow i'm obsessed. someday when i'm engaged you're going to be my best friend.

Style, She Wrote July 26, 2011

Great round up! They all look good together, too! xo style, she wrote

Punctuation Mark July 26, 2011

beautiful the way you arranged all of these image... love the presentation!

The.Red.See July 26, 2011

These themes are amazing!! I don't know if I could pick a favorite!

Jess July 26, 2011

I love the drinks and desserts theme! Especially the lemon sorbet inside the lemons. And s'more parfait? Amazing idea!

Drew {Coral Cafe} July 26, 2011

These are such amazing ideas! I'm all about the little details! I plan on making my own wedding, some day, as masterful as this in the details!
I am just LOVING your popcorn favor idea! That is just the CUTEST!

Karena July 26, 2011

Such beautiful inspiration!! Love your site!


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Kelly July 26, 2011

All of these are phenomenal! I really love the wooden branches stuck in the caramel apples. Perfect for the Pacific NW :)

Unknown July 27, 2011

Wonderful and wobbly! Thanks for bringing all the joy!!
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Stephanie July 27, 2011

Great post! I'm emailing this to my cousin who is getting married next year, so that she hopefully finds inspiration with one of these palattes :)

Rhiannon Bosse July 27, 2011

How smokes, that's a ton of inspiration and beauty in one post! Nice work, Chrissy!

Erin July 27, 2011

Oh wow, I think I need to marry my husband again approximately 11 times, so I can use all these ideas! Those silhouette cookies are crazy--I wonder how long it would take to make something like that.

Dressy Celeb July 27, 2011

Amazing post!! :)

♥ Dressy Celeb ♥

Wedding Weight Loss July 28, 2011

The chocolate make me feel like having one.. great concept!

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Just love the colours combinations and all the small details, all this can help to be much more creative and allow you to play with the colours at any occasions.

Aleah + Nick August 01, 2011

Do I have to pick a favorite? These are all delicious and perfect!

Christina August 11, 2011

Regarding the "caramel coffee wafers": That is a Dutch treat called stroopwafel, and they serve them just like this with tea or coffee... but the yummiest way to eat them is fresh from a street vendor! Mmmmmm.

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