Food Trends: 2017 Weddings

Date Posted: 16/02/2017 3:56:00 PM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

Wedding Food Trends in 2017, as Predicted by the Experts (us!)

Food is always a big part of any wedding, and this is what our brides want:

1. Seasonal Food

 Seasonal food, served family-style. As we all know, people are much more conscious about what they’re eating these days, so serving a good range of food (seasonal sides, salads, meats, crispy potatoes…) on big platters allow people to customise what ends up on their plate. It’s also a very social way to share and enjoy food.

2. Farm-to-table

Farm-to-table isn’t just the biggest trend in restaurants right now; it’s also the hottest thing in weddings. Nowadays, brides aren’t just asking for organic greens – they are asking for the exact farm that their greens came from. We are working with local farms to create the best menu and experience for the new-age bride.

3. Fancy Comfort Foods 

Who doesn’t love a delicious burger or some French fries? It doesn’t mean that you have to risk your wedding becoming more of a party than an elegant affair. Couples are loving comfort foods that are presented in innovative and elegant ways.

4. Bread and Butter

A selection of breads and flavored butters. We all love homemade butter and fresh-from-the-oven loaves of bread. This adds a special touch to any event.


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Choosing the Perfect Menu for Your Wedding

Date Posted: 2/12/2016 8:52:12 AM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

How To Choose The Perfect Wedding Menu

Serving the right menu is one of the most essential aspects of making your wedding day flow smoothly. If you’re throwing a rustic backyard do, a plated dinner might be too formal. On the other hand, if your reception is in a grand ballroom, buffets or sit-down courses are definitely appropriate. Below are some tips to make sure you’ll have the perfect menu for your wedding day.

Establish a budget

The number of guests, the serving style, the appetisers and the cocktails; every decision will impact cost, thus you need to establish a budget early on and make sure you stick to it. This will help you keep on track of everything.

Plan and start early

A superb menu always starts with the caterer, but to get your first pick, you’ll have to book early. Some industry experts suggest booking catering and venues around 12 months before the event.  Keep in mind, some venues will require you to use their in-house caterer or they will have a short list of wedding professionals that they work with exclusively.

If you have the opportunity to choose your own caterer, look for a chef that is flexible and excited about trying new dishes and food ideas.



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Know your numbers

Know how many guests will be attending and ensure your maximum budget can handle this amount. This will help you determine your menu. If you want to have an impressive spread, consider limiting your guest list. If you want everybody to be there, just cut costs in creative ways that will still provide an enjoyable and delicious spread for everyone.

Understand dietary restrictions

Vegans, people with peanut allergies or guest who prefer a gluten-free diet should be considered. Talk with your chosen caterer about these challenges in advance to prevent any delays when plating entrees and main meals.



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Think of a style or theme

The couple’s personality should drive the theme of any wedding. Some weddings will have very traditional of formal themes, while others may be more casual. Your themes can be expressed through the attire of the wedding party, the décor, floral arrangements, the ceremony itself, the venue, the season and the type of food served at the reception.


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Go for local and seasonal

Great chefs and cooks plan their menus around whatever is fresh that month or season. Ask your caterer what ingredients will be in season on the day of your wedding and request to have your menu made around those ingredients. Find the freshest options by choosing locally grown produce. Also make sure your caterer is familiar with the foods they are preparing. There is no worse way to make your menu memorable than getting your guests sick from badly prepared food.

Cover all bases with your spread by having beef, poultry, seafood and vegetables. Make sure you have something slightly salty, sweet and something savoury to cater to all types of palettes.


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The caterer should also care for good presentation

Choose a caterer who cares as much about presentation as they do about good tasting food. First impressions will help make the day memorable. You can also add small touches of your own like a special signature cocktail, a special dessert or napkins in your wedding theme colours.

Do not skimp on the portions

Make sure that you have enough food for everyone. Even if you’re having a buffet, your caterer will still need an approximate head count.

These are some of the things that you need to remember when choosing your wedding menu.

Wedding Success!

Date Posted: 18/02/2016 9:24:51 AM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

A Mansion Wedding: Clarissa & Rania

We recently produced an exceptionally ambitious wedding event for a cosmopolitan couple with discerning tastes and levels of service. Laissez-faire was asked to play a key role for the evening to celebrate their union and help their guests enjoy good food.

After six months of in-depth planning we were able to execute an event of dramatic proportions with the style of food having received overwhelming acclaim. To ensure a successful and enjoyable special day, service was discreet yet attentive. 

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Collaboration and constant communication within the entire team allowed Laissez-faire to shine at this event. From the drinks - Cocktail Club mixologist, AV – Norwest productions, lighting – Love Lights, flowers - The Floral Craftsman, videography - Soda Films, planning - Bree Gomberg, Director of White Rabbit Projects to the fabulous nanny service – Nannies and Helpers.  All of these parts came together to make a whole at Clarissa and Rania's wedding day which took place at a private mansion overlooking a romantic bay setting.

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Laissez-faire's catering service has resulted in this wonderful endorsement from Bree Gomberg, Director at White Rabbit Projects:

“Food presentation and taste was high on the list of priorities for this client and event and your team exceeded all our expectations. Food was plentiful, tasty and exceptionally presented. Your staff were also fantastic. This is what made the night especially seamless. Their ability to think quickly and to appease guests on a range of requests throughout the evening was very much appreciated and even guests commented on how many there were of you!!! Every time we turned around your staff were only too happy to assist in any way they could possible.

We would have no hesitation recommending Laissez-faire in future and for anyone wanting to work with a catering company that is both creative as they are professional – Laissez-faire ticked all the boxes!!! It was truly so easy working with you and we look forward to many more to come.”

Best wishes to Clarissa and Rania from the team at Laissez-faire!

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