Wedding food and drink trends from Bride: The Wedding Show at Bournemouth International Centre exhibitors

02 Jan 2019

For couples marrying in 2019 and beyond, here are some ideas to ensure their wedding menu wows

Image: Beales Gourmet Catering

Image gallery

Image gallery

A wedding is memorable for many reasons, but the food and drink will always leave a lasting impression with wedding guests. From the post-ceremony canapés and wedding breakfast to the all-important cake and evening drinks, food and drink plays a focal role in the order of events so it is essential that the menu is given much thought. 

Here, a host of exhibitors set to feature at Bride: The Wedding Show at Bournemouth International Centre from February 23-24 share the trends for the year ahead in wedding food and drink.

Gin and cocktails

Outside Bars Dorset, stand 105

Outside Bars Dorset is a mobile bar for weddings, parties, functions and events covering Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and surrounding areas.

Chris Young, owner of Outside Bars Dorset, says: “2018 was a massive year for gin, with an influx of new micro distillers emerging and with a dozen or so in Dorset alone. 2019 is looking like another popular year for this ever favourable drink. Another new trend is cocktails, this market is increasing with the likes of 'alcopop' sales reducing. Outside Bars Dorset has invested heavily in this market and purchased an automatic cocktail machine to fill this gap in the local market. Using an app, the customer can pick their own cocktail and watch it being made in front of them.”

wedding-food-and-drink-trends-from-bride-the-wedding-show-bic-4

Naked cakes

The Crumbs Project, stand 101

Established since 1997, The Crumbs Project offers professional catering services to ensure a memorable wedding menu. 

Erika Sloper, food services manager at The Crumbs Project, says: “Our naked wedding cake continues to be popular for 2019 weddings. It is so moist and fresh looking, plus this amazing cake will sit as a centrepiece to complement your décor until you are ready to cut it during the evening. 

“A naked wedding cake can feature any flavour too – from carrot cake to gluten-free options. The most popular flavours are currently chocolate, vanilla sponge and lemon drizzle. Use a different flavour for each tier to give your guests a great choice. Decorate with flowers to match the bride’s bouquet.” 

wedding-food-and-drink-trends-from-bride-the-wedding-show-bic-2

Roast dinner

Beales Gourmet Catering, stand 302

Covering Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire, Beales Gourmet offers delectable catering for your wedding day.

Tony Beales, managing director of Beales Gourmet, says: "Weddings don’t need to be too formal. One dining trend that is gaining popularity is the 'Table Roast'. Boards of succulent meat joints are brought to your table ready carved, along with sumptuous sharing bowls of seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes and not forgetting the Yorkshire puddings." 

wedding-food-and-drink-trends-from-bride-the-wedding-show-bic-1

Tantalising flavours

Dream Cakes By Michelle, stand 501

With a passion for creating wedding cakes with the wow factor, Michelle Harrington of Dream Cakes by Michelle can bring your cake vision to life.

Michelle says: “Wedding cakes have really changed over the years, from the traditional fruit cake with pillars to well and truly anything you could want. The biggest change I have found has been with regards to the type and flavour of the cakes. Most couples now opt for sponge cakes with exciting flavours such as coconut and lime or mango and orange. However, following Harry and Meghan’s wedding, the most popular wedding cake flavour is lemon and elderflower. 

“The look of the cake has changed too. New styles such as the naked cake, geometric cake and organic cake are now proving popular.” 

wedding-food-and-drink-trends-from-bride-the-wedding-show-bic-3

Bride: The Wedding Show at Bournemouth International Centre runs from February 23-23 (10am to 4pm) and features a wealth of local wedding suppliers, show-exclusive deals and discounts and a spectacular catwalk. Tickets are £5 each or £15 for a group of four in advance (booking fee applies). Tickets are £7.50 on the day. For more information, visit www.bridetheweddingshow.co.uk/wedding-show/bournemouth/.

Related content

supplier finder

Get a quote

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

supplier finder

Find a supplier

Search over 200,000 Suppliers in the UK.

or

Leave a comment

Comments

There are no comments to display, be the first!

bride

Everything for your wedding

10 reasons to get married in Calabria

Situated in south west Italy, Calabria offers beautiful beaches, charming villages and ru...

Real mother of the bride OUTFIT INSPIRATION

Mothers of the bride (and groom) looking for the perfect wedding outfit can take inspirat...

Sights on Santorini: Planning your destination wedding

Drawing on her own experience, Chester-based bride-to-be Georgia White shares her advice ...

How to choose your wedding venue

Make sure you make the right choice when it comes to your wedding venue by taking heed in...

Four important things to do in the month after your wedding

Make a list of your post-wedding to-do list and stay on top of your tasks after you&rsqu...

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

the wedding show

Sat -Sat 05
Bride: The Wedding Show at Knebworth Barns find out more »
Sat -Sat 05
Wasing Park's Winter Wonderland, Aldermaston find out more »
Sun 06
Manor of Groves Wedding Fayre, Hertfordshire find out more »
Sun 06
Houchins Wedding Show, Colchester find out more »
Sun 06
Maison Talbooth Open Day, Colchester find out more »
Sun 06
Liverpool Wedding Show 2019 find out more »
Sun 06
PMN Spinnaker Tower Wedding Fayre 2019 find out more »
Sun 06
Bride: The Wedding Show at Dunston Hall, Norwich find out more »
Sun 06
The Chiseldon House Wedding Show, Swindon find out more »
Sun 06
Whittlebury Wedding Fayre, Towcester find out more »
Sun 06
The Birmingham Luxury Wedding Show find out more »
Sat 12
The Barn at Alswick Wedding Fair find out more »
Sat 12
Brighton Harbour Hotel Open Day find out more »
Sat -Sat 12
The Great Western Wedding Show at STEAM, Swindon find out more »
Sat -Sat 12
The Decidedly Different Winter Wedding Show, Exeter find out more »
Sat -Sat 12
Bluewater Wedding Fair, 2019 find out more »
Sat 12
Priestfield Stadium Kent Wedding Fair find out more »
Sun 13
Something Blue Wedding Fayre at Holiday Inn Winchester find out more »
Sun 13
Balmer Lawn Wedding Showcase find out more »
Sun 13
Wedding Showcase at Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel find out more »
Sun 13
DIY wedding fair at Hamworthy Club find out more »
Sun -Sun 01
Guildford Harbour Hotel Open Day find out more »
Sun 13
Smeetham Hall Barn, Essex find out more »
Sun 13
The Kings Lynn Wedding Festival find out more »
Sun 13
National Railway Museum Wedding Showcase 2019, York find out more »
Sun 13
DIY Wedding Fair, Bournemouth find out more »
Sun 13
The Elvetham Wedding Showcase, Hook find out more »
Sun 13
Crowne Plaza Reading Wedding Fair find out more »
Sun 13
Cheltenham Bride & Groom Show 2019 find out more »
Sun -Sun 14
Stanbrook Abbey Luxury Wedding Show 2019 find out more »
Sun 13
Wedding Open Day at Penshurst Place & Gardens, Tonbridge find out more »
Sat -Sat 19
Harefield Barn Open Weekend, Devon find out more »
Sat -Sat 19
Wedding Fair: Caswell House Open Day find out more »
Sun 20
Grand Harbour Hotel Wedding Showcase 2019 find out more »
Sun 20
Cow Parlsey Wiltshire Wedding Fair find out more »
Sun -Sun 15
Cow Parsley Wedding Fair, Wiltshire 2019 find out more »
Sun 20
Ufford Park Wedding Show 2019, Suffolk find out more »
Sun 20
Hylands Estate Wedding Preview Day, Essex find out more »
Sun 20
Hereford Racecourse Wedding Fayre find out more »
Sun 20
Winter Wedding Fair, Rochford find out more »
Sun 20
Dunster Tithe Barn Wedding Fayre, Somerset find out more »
Sun 20
The Hythe Imperial Hotel Wedding Show, Hythe find out more »
Sun 20
The Lydiard House Wedding Show, Swindon find out more »
Sun 20
The Wrag Barn (Highworth) Wedding Show, Swindon find out more »
Sun 20
Hever Castle Wedding Showcase, Edenbridge find out more »
Sun 20
Bisham Abbey Wedding Fair, Marlow find out more »
Sun 20
The Stoke on Trent Luxury Wedding Show find out more »
Sun 20
The Italian Villa Winter Wedding Show, Poole find out more »
Sun 20
The Barn at Avington Open Day, Hampshire find out more »
Sun 20
The Devonshire Wedding Fair, Spring 2019 find out more »
Sun -Sun 27
The Hop Farm Wedding Experience, 2019 find out more »
Sun 20
Wrenbury Hall Open Day, Cheshire find out more »
Thu 24
Richmond Hill Hotel Wedding Showcase find out more »
Fri -Sat 25
Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Sample Sale, Southampton find out more »
Sat -Sun 26
Glenfall House Wedding Fayre, Cotswolds find out more »
Sun 27
PMN New Place Wedding Fayre find out more »
Sun -Sun 27
The West Midlands Luxury Wedding Show 2019 find out more »
Sun 27
A Classic Wedding Fayre at Avington Park find out more »
Sun 27
Trunkwell House Hotel Wedding Fair, Reading find out more »
Sun 27
Avoncroft Museum Wedding Fair find out more »
Sun 27
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Swindon Wedding Show find out more »
Sun 27
Holbrook Manor Wedding Showcase, Somerset find out more »
Sun 27
Crabwell Manor Hotel Wedding Fair, Cheshire find out more »
Sun 27
Capesthorne Hall Wedding Event, Cheshire find out more »