It seems like we’re falling into a never ending rabbit-hole of wedding trends. From balloon cascades and doughnut walls to dove releases and cheese towers, you’d think you’ve seen everything. Although, we know all too well that quirky ways to celebrate tying the knot will continue to roll in forever.
So what’s the bee’s knees when it comes to the latest and greatest in weddings? Well, the celebration is no longer a one-day-affair. After being the star in one of the biggest nights of your life, it is becoming increasingly popular to host a day-after-brunch. Yep, get up, get dressed and do it all over again the next morning.
Tommy McIntosh, Creative Director of Tommy Collins by Atlantic Group says, “We’ll be seeing an increase in intimate pre-wedding dinners with family and friends and post-wedding recovery breakfast or lunch events.
“Your wedding day goes by so quickly that events like these give the bride and groom a chance to spend more time with loved ones before the big moment, or debrief after the big event.”
For the wedding day to wedding weekend trend, McIntosh knows exactly what you need to be serving to keep up with the Joneses… or the Kardashians.
“Have a coffee machine on the go, with personalised cups. Depending on the time, breakfast rolls and pastries on arrival, moving into generous Ottolenghi-style salads with a selection of easily manageable proteins – something tasty and nutritious, but not too hard on those who made full-use of the bar the night before.”
“Always have freshly baked bread, baguettes and rolls with premium quality butter. If you really want to stretch that next day vibe, a lamb or a myriad of meats on a spit adds an awesome visual element to events, and the smell is out of control.”
“This is your one big weekend, so why not stretch the legs.”
From a Friday night welcome party to the Sunday morning-after recovery brunch, you’ll probably need another weekend to really recover.
Cover Image: Tara Milk Tea
Written by Shaymah Alkhair