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Wedding Grazing Station Ideas

Wedding food has changed so much over the last few years. Of course, the traditional wedding breakfast will always play a big part, but if you are having a more relaxed wedding and are not going for the traditional sit down meal, then there are plenty of amazing ideas for really cool food to wow your wedding guests. Today we have some amazing inspirational ideas for a different type of wedding catering. We are not talking about hog roasts, barbecues or buffets, oh no… something much more delightful. We are talking about the incredible wedding grazing station.

Grazing stations are a fairly new concept for UK weddings but are already a really hot trend. Rather than having a sit down meal and food served directly to your guests, the grazing station is all about your guests helping themselves to delectable treats. This is a great way to cater for guests if you are looking to create a wonderful relaxed wedding.

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The amazingly talented team behind this wedding grazing station inspiration shoot not only created the most delicious looking treats, but each ‘station’ is styled too. They feature sweet treats including individual desserts, a cool ice cream bar, the most splendid doughnut wall, and a fabulous savoury table with cheeses, breads and canapés.

The styling of each station is so pretty (just look at the flowers) and is very fitting with each type of food. Having a grazing station (or even stations) that offers yummy treats and is beautifully created will not only wow your guests but will be a real visual centrepiece too.

Just how darn cool are these wedding grazing station ideas, fabulously photographed by Marianne Taylor Photography…

Grazing Station Themes to Reflect the Seasons

“I originally approached Kalm Kitchen at the beginning of last year to ask if they fancied collaborating. Jen (the creative director from Kalm Kitchen) and I are totally on the same wavelength. We get all giddy when we get together to discuss creative ideas involving flowers and food. It’s our guilty pleasure!

“Marianne’s photography is just gorgeous and so creative, so we wanted her to capture the grazing stations in all their glory.

“The plan was to create four different wedding grazing station themes to reflect the different seasons. We wanted to experiment with colours, textures and new designs (from the flowers, food and photography perspective), creating new inspiration for potential clients.”

Spring/Summer

“I love texture and organic natural surroundings, so that’s where the spring/summer tree idea came from. I wanted to create something big and ‘wow’ in the middle of the table; a real focal statement point! The spring flowers growing up from the table creates a natural, magical talking point amongst guests, and complemented the delicate and colourful desserts by Kalm Kitchen.”

Spring/summer themed wedding grazing station

Tree centrepiece on grazing station

Sweet treats on wedding grazing station Close-up of spring/summer flowers

Desserts on wedding grazing station

Spring/summer flowers Shelves of desserts on grazing station

Ice Cream Bar

“The ice cream bar and doughnut wall station were Kalm Kitchen’s idea, I just gave my opinion on colours and texture. I thought it would be nice to keep the scientific, clinical look of the ice cream bar by using just clean glass and white flowers.”

Ice cream station

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Big, Bold and Beautiful Wedding Balloons

If you thought balloons were just for children’s parties, think again. Forget the traditional blow-up and helium versions; the wedding balloons from Bubblegum Balloons are so cool you will want them at your big day!

Run by Laura, Sally, and Meg, Bubblegum Balloons has taken the humble balloon and given it a new lease of life, transforming it into the ultimate feel good accessory.

Wedding Balloons from Bubblegum Balloons

Wedding Balloons

For many years balloons at weddings have been, quite frankly, a bit dull. Bubblegum Balloons supplies gorgeous, modern balloons that will make your wedding venue look amazing. These wedding balloons will look great in photos and give your day a unique twist.

Bubblegum Balloons has a vast selection of different styles, from their incredible large clear confetti balloons, to round foil balloons and even mini balloon wands.

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Black Rocks and Ivory Bones Alternative Wedding Inspiration

Today’s wedding inspiration comes from the volcanic rock fields of Utah, and is quite simply, amazing! The pictures of this incredible alternative wedding inspiration shoot by Miesh Photography blew us away.

With geometric and geological inspiration playing a big part in wedding styling right now, this shoot fits perfectly with this growing trend. It’s edgy, bold, alternative and definitely cool and quirky!

Two boho brides, one resting chin on other's shoulder

We love the mix of the edgy landscape and modern elements used to create such amazing styling. There is a real bohemian feel to the bridal styling with the stunning oversized, loose bouquets with draping ribbons, cool hair accessories, twig crowns, boho dresses and raw crystal jewellery.

The moody setting of the volcanic rocks really set the scene for this shoot. The wedding pyramid rock-look cakes, antique platters for place settings, rugged wedding stationery and bone details all bring this black rocks and ivory bones alternative wedding inspiration together.

If you are searching for inspiration for an alternative wedding then this shoot will rock (pardon the pun) your world!

Harsh Landscape

“We wanted to show how much beauty this seemingly dark and desolate landscape offers.

“Playing off the juxtaposition of the feminine elegance and harsh landscape, we incorporated a lot of geometric or modern items, as well as overly feminine antique dresses and accents.

“This part of the earth is seemingly season-less, which can make it feel timeless and non-changing.”

Three boho brides laying on rocks

Boho brides Bride's necklaces

Bride laying on cushions on rocks

Bride wearing twig crown

Three boho brides laughing together on rocks

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