Wedding Trends 2018
As 2017 draws to an end here at Layer Marney Tower we like to do a bit of crystal ball gazing and wonder what the 2018 wedding season will bring. Our brides and grooms are right on trend and we can be sure they will be leading the way towards new fashions, food and favours.
Our caterers, Bouquet Garni, tell us that they are noticing that choices are becoming simpler and quirkier, especially for the evening food. Their Citroen H Van, equipped with a full functioning kitchen, is in great demand. Street Food is still and will continue to be, all the rage. From the H Van wedding guests are enjoying comfort food; fish and chips, burgers and chips and Thai Green Curry. They are serving more paella and fajitas, tacos and burritos. International flavours predominate. The choices are less formal, alongside an element of theatre – such as a chef flipping pancakes over crepe stones, showy is good. The popularity of barbecues continues apace, giving the chef another opportunity to release his inner theatre. Jon Marriott, owner of Bouquet Garni said “brides and grooms are increasingly looking to demonstrate their personalities through their choice of food and this tends to mean the food choices are more informal than they used to be” We are looking forward to seeing how these emerging trends continue next year.
Brides and grooms are also looking for originality and informality in other areas of their weddings. Mobile bars are popular, from Pop up Prosecco bars to Gin Bars, small batch distilleries are making an impact. Look out for Gin Bars on tricycles or served from converted horse trailers. Prosecco from an authentic Italian Piaggio Ape of a VW Camper Van. You are unlikely to be served any of these delicious drinks from a boring old table and like the food, they will be served with style and panache.