Creative ways to display your wedding food from Kalm Kitchen

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Hi lovely ladies!! How’s your week been? It’s been so lovely to see the sunshine this week, ditch the gloves and scarf and dig out the sunnies!  If you’re planning a summer wedding I’m sure the good weather has got you all inspired and you’re busy finalising the detail, so today’s post is rather timely!  How much have you thought about your wedding food? You’ve probably spent a good few hours at tastings, discussing the dishes and deciding what should be on your special menu. Whether it’s a selection of your favourite foods, or a luxurious banquet, you want to make sure its looks as delicious as it tastes!

And if you’re looking for creative ideas for your displaying your wedding food, then there’s no-one better to share their top tips than Jen at Kalm Kitchen! Established in 2006 by husband and wife team James {the culinary whizz} and Jen {the creative genius}, Kalm Kitchen is known for their exceptional cuisine delivered with creative flair and incredible attention to detail.  Since I spotted their amazing display at bride&glory’s Fetcham Masterclass {and heard rave reviews from Mrs b&g herself} I’ve been itching to share some of their inspirational food with you! Over to Jen ~


Your reception drinks are a great way to inject some fun into your day and kick start the celebrations! You simply can’t go wrong with serving bubbly, however if you are looking for alternative tipples Pimms with fresh cucumber and strawberries, or a summer fruit punch are great options for a typical English garden wedding. Using large glass dispensers are a great way of serving soft drinks – filled with bright juices they can inject a splash of colour into your reception. Elderflower and Pomegranate cordial is our current favourite.

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Canapés set the president for the rest of the day so the way in which these are served forms the basis to a theme or style. Canape trays can be anything from a beautiful old book to a moss garden with old apothecary bottles used to hold skewers. Asking your florist for extra flowers lifts the Canape trays and ties in the colours and floral notes with the food.

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Starters can be fun and informal which encourages guests to interact with one another and is an excellent ice breaker for guests that don’t know one another. Beautiful abundant olive wood boards filled with the finest anti pasti or mezze style eats works wonderfully.

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Main Course

When it comes to choosing your main course the options are endless. Couples can select a main meal that is beautifully presented and served to every guest. This is simple, elegant and impressive. Again you can alter the look of the meal by using a slate, glass plate or wooden board.

Another popular option is carve at the table. The idea behind this is to create a much more relaxed, fun and informal feel to the day and ultimately gives guests more control over what they are eating. One guest is nominated as the “carver” and comes to the kitchen to collect their beautiful joint of meat. The waiting staff will then follow the guest back from the table and provide all the accompaniments in lovely big porcelain bowls. The carver can even be given an apron and chef hat for an extra personal touch.

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Dessert is the ideal course to unleash your creativity. It is the pinnacle to any meal and is the best course to wow your guests! One of our most popular options for 2013 is our DIY Dessert. The puddings are based around old school classics like Eton Mess, Summer Trifle and Knickerbocker Glories. Each table is presented with beautiful cut glass cake stands, bowls and glasses, guests are then encouraged to fill their vintage tea cup with jellies, berries, creams and coulis. The elegance of the glass combined with the scrumptious rich food allows guests to be as creative or restrained as they like!

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Finishing Touches

Dessert stations or Patisserie Parlours are stunning and for those that want to create a focal point for after the main meal, this really is the way to wow your guests. Mirror fronted bars with tiers of individual desserts are perfect for a modern chic wedding, whilst rustic apple crates piled with Kilner jars and mismatched crockery are ideal for a vintage affair, the options are endless and many a fun afternoon can be spent scouring the internet and local antique shops to find the perfect pieces!

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Find out more about Kalm Kitchen on their website and get more foodie inspiration on their blog!


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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