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Wedding Food

DIY Burger Bar.

If you’re a lover of food and you don’t give a thing for the usual Chinese banquet dishes; abalone, steamed fish and the lot, then serving up a buffet for the guests may be ideal. But what if you  by setting up DIY food stations so you’ve got one area for ultimate burger bar and another for your favourite dessert bar? Not only will you create a talking point (“How unconventional is this wedding? How cool is this couple?”) but your guests will leave with a very happy stomach as they can pick and choose what they want to eat. Think it’s a tad too casual and not fancy pancy enough for your glamorous day but love the concept? Get your friends to build one for you at your bridal shower. No one said you’re only allowed a tea party.

What’s in a Burger Bar?
1. Meat! Cater for all so have the caterer serve up some beef, chicken, lamb, fish as well as a veggie option for the non-meat eaters. Give it some pizzaz with barbecued pulled pork.
2. Veg. The usual lettuce and tomatoes. Add some sweetness with some caramelised onions. Mushrooms, coleslaw and pickles.
3. Toppings. Cheese and lots of it. Cheddar, blue cheese and for the kiddies, swiss cheese. Crispy bacon for that extra crunch.
4. Fries. Chips (for the Brits). Curly, wedges, thin-cut.
5. Sauce. Ketchup (make sure it’s Heinz), barbecue sauce, mustard, mayo or get your caterer to create a sweet pickled relish.


Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Jonathan Ong via Polka Dot Bride, Josh Jones Photo, Many a Pickle, Amanda K Photo via Heart Love Weddings, Humblebee and Me, Follow Pics

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Real Wedding: Laura & Damien by Yolandé Marx (South Africa)

Since we’re on the hot topic of building your own candy bar, it’s only fitting to introduce to you Laura & Damien’s ‘I Do’ day where guests were literally in sugar heaven. With the spectacular Table Mountain as the backdrop and the cool sea breeze of the Atlantic Ocean at Camps Bay, the couple could not have chosen a more perfect setting in which to tie the knot. Royal and baby blue featured throughout the decor and even nature sent them a blessing in the form of a piercing blue sky. Thanks again to Yolandé of Yolandé Marx Photography for sharing this beautiful day with us in Hong Kong and making me very jealous of the city that you live in!


Photo credits: Yolandé Marx Photography