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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.”

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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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Dramatic, Colourful Wedding Styling Inspiration

This amazing colourful wedding inspiration shoot has to be one of our favourite features this year… just look at it! So bright, so colourful, so dramatic, so bold and so darn cool!

We love these incredible pictures by Matilda Delves Photography. They really capture the essence of fun that this shoot portrays. Who said weddings have to have pastel colour schemes? Who said weddings had to follow tradition?

Confetti in bride's messy hair

Fern & Field are the creative geniuses behind this shoot. Their vision was to create drama with colour and they have totally achieved this!

The flowers, clothes, backdrops, tablescapes, stationery, cake (it has hundreds and thousands on it!) accessories, balloons, and the make-up (the make-up is just fabulous) – everything about this styling is fun, fun, fun!

These pictures make us happy and we hope they make you happy too!

Drama and Colour

“It felt like the right time to add more drama and colour to a bridal shoot, and I’m a big fan of Mario Testino’s more colourful and dramatic shoots.

Bright, colourful wedding stationery

Wedfest sign

Bride standing against a colourful backdrop

Bride holding bouquet against a colourful backdrop

Bright, colourful bridal bouquet

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Luxury Silver and Grey Winter Wedding Styling

The elegance of a beautiful crisp winter wedding, with a neutral palette of white, silver, grey and sparkle, oozes sophistication. That’s exactly what this silver and grey winter wedding styling portrays. The team behind this shoot, styled by Liberty Pearl Photography, has created such a visual delight.

Bride in boots sitting on chair

Deer Park, a beautiful 18th Century Georgian mansion with 80 acres of glorious grounds, was utilised inside and out to bring this spectacular shoot to life.

We adore the white, silver and grey colour palette, which is sublimely expressed with the wedding cake and dessert table. The wedding cake was inspired by the beautiful agate and geode themed wedding stationery, and the cake and dessert table also featured marble macaroons – marble is a big trend for weddings this season.

With geode crystals, hints of rustic silver, lush green florals and wedding dresses to knock ’em dead, this styling really hits the spot for inspirational winter wedding ideas.

Thank you to Michelle Cordner Photography for capturing these wedding styling ideas for us to share.

“Liberty Pearl Photography styled this luxury winter wonderland shoot, which featured geode crystals, a hint of rustic silver, grey, and an abundance of green florals.

“Elegant geode and agate wedding stationery used the white, silver and grey wedding colour scheme beautifully.”

Silver and grey winter wedding stationery

Grey writing on wedding invitation

Deer Park County House Hotel

Groom sitting on steps at Deer Park

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‘Once Upon a Time’ Wedding Inspiration

Happy Valentine’s Day! Congratulations if you have just got engaged – exciting times ahead. Today we have some romance for you with this ‘Once Upon a Time’ wedding inspiration, photographed by Twirly Girl Photography.

The shoot took place at Thornbury Castle, and its mystical, medieval nature makes it the perfect setting for this beautiful styling.

With a rich, luxurious, look throughout, the styling reflects the romance of the ‘Once Upon a Time’ love story.

Dreamy, Mystical and Romantic

“‘Once Upon a Time’ was the perfect name for this dreamy, mystical and romantic shoot. The luxurious and elegant medieval influences reflect the beauty of Thornbury Castle and add to the romance and mystical nature of this shoot.

“Our lovely bride wore four different dresses, each one reflecting the romance of the story. Her gorgeous crown was handcrafted from champagne coloured keshi pearls, shell flowers and leaves, and a delicate mix of roses, clematis, ivy and cones created a dreamy wedding bouquet.”

Once Upon a Time wedding stationery

Lancelot name stationery

Bride with sword in grounds of Thornbury Castle

Bride surrounded by mist

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