November 9, 2017

Different wedding themes have surfaced over the years, especially since there have been many trends in wedding food caterings. This is mostly due to the fact that the couples who are getting married have significantly changed their preferences from older ones. Essentially, these wedding themes and ideas stem from the couples themselves, as they want their ceremony to match their personalities.

Today, you would notice that there are various wedding themes that stand out amongst the rest. It seems that couples these days prefer to have a vintage, seaside or beachside, garden, fairy tale, rustic, Chinese, Filipino, or classic romantic themed weddings.

As a result, most of them try to work all the details of their nuptials’ around it to have a comprehensive and cohesive ceremony altogether. Some of them put a lot of effort in matching their food and wedding catering to their own themes. Having the right people and services would ensure that all the planning and organizing for your wedding day would be worth the effort.

This activity may sound easy enough. However, it can be difficult especially when you have no idea where to start. Organizing and planning a wedding takes a lot of time, money, effort, and heart to pull off completely. Planning the right theme, picking the right venue and cuisine is quite the challenge. Thankfully, a few suggestions can be found below to help you out.

Vintage Wedding

Vintage weddings are ideal for couples who simply want a nostalgic feel as they celebrate their sacred union. Vintage can mean early to mid-20th century, so choices for food and decorations are quite varied. You can go for a jazzy 1920s theme, a colorful 1930s theme that reminiscent the high society parties of the old, or have a classic 1950s theme which is an era that your grandparents and older relatives may remember fondly. You can even try a 1970s disco-themed party, or even a new wave-inspired 1980s wedding ceremony. Whichever you pick, the timeless and classic feel remains. For the venue, it is best to pick a large hall and hold a themed dance party. It just makes sense that the suggested menu contains recipes that are considered timeless that calls back to simpler times.

Suggested Menu:

  • Starters
    • Creamy Tomato Soup with Fresh Herb Basil
    • Bowl of Seasonal Country Greens (may include corn kernels, white onion rings, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, green ice, lola rosa, and iceberg lettuce)
  • Main Course
    • Pasta Ala Marinara
    • Country-style Charcoal-grilled Marinated Chicken
    • Chicken Grand Mere with black olives, capers, button mushroom topped with mozzarella cheese
  • Desserts
    • Éclair with Bendsdorf Chocolate Toppings
    • Banana Muffins
    • Sansrival with Pistachio Nuts
  • Beverages
    • Iced Tea
    • Tahitian Punch
    • Hot Tea and Coffee

Seaside or Beachside Wedding

A number of couples enjoy the idea of having a more casual wedding ceremony, along with simple wedding food catering options. Holding a seaside or beachside wedding is perfect for those couples since they don’t have to wear a formal attire if they don’t want to. They can wear comfortable clothes with some bright pastel colors. They could also simply wear sandals or even flip flops during the entire ceremony. With the fresh sea breeze and the calming waves, a beachside wedding gives that warm and peaceful ambiance. Despite the casual nature of the event, the wedding traditions remain, along with the timeless memories your guests will experience. The items on this menu are definitely inspired from the sea as most of the recipes include different kinds of seafood.

Suggested Menu:

  • Starters
    • Clam Chowder Soup
    • Crab and Corn Salad (will include pomelo, tri-colored bell pepper, alfalfa sprout with mango ginger cilantro dressing)
  • Main Course
    • Grilled Black Prawn Butterfly in Lemon Butter Sauce
    • Steamed Lapu-lapu in Mandarin Sauce
    • Caribbean Party Fish Plate with red bell pepper, pickle relish, celery, and mushroom
  • Desserts
    • Pandan Panna Cotta
    • Buco Fruit Salad in Buco Shell with Barquillos
    • Tapioca Balls Guinumis
  • Beverages
    • Fresh Buco Juice
    • Lemonade
    • Four Seasons

Garden Wedding

Another outdoor wedding theme, garden weddings have been around for a long time. Its popularity as one of the go-to wedding theme choices has been constant throughout the years. Couples who plan to get married soon (or are in a rush to plan), can consider this theme for their own ceremonies because there are numerous venues that can accommodate them. It is also very popular because this theme can cater to any religion. Like a seaside or rustic wedding, a garden wedding is one of the best choices when it comes to looking to plan an outdoor wedding. The menu complements the garden wedding theme with recipes that feature fresh fruits and vegetables.

Suggested Menu:

  • Starters
    • Broccoli Soup with Roasted Pistachio Nuts
    • Wellness Salad (with kernel corn, turnips, cilantro, red bell pepper, arugula, lola rosa, ice berg lettuce, and assorted candied fruits covered in raspberry vinaigrette)
  • Main Course
    • Pasta Primavera
    • Roast Pork with Prunes and Walnuts
    • Stir-fried Mixed Vegetables with beef tenderloin and squid balls in oyster sauce
  • Desserts
    • Rich Carrot Cake
    • Parisian Fruit Tartlets
    • Buco Lychee Jello
  • Beverages
    • Fresh Lemonade
    • Kiwi Juice
    • Peace Juice

Fairy Tale Wedding

For those who want to feel like princes and princesses of a magical far-away land, then having a fairy tale wedding is the right one for you. This theme gives you a more regal and grand feel, with your guests wearing their best suits and gowns. You can have the groom and bride arrive in a beautiful horse-drawn carriage for the full fairy tale effect. You can take inspiration from the most popular and timeless fairy tales such as Snow White, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and the like. The venue can be a beautiful church, a lavish mansion, or even in a large garden. To fit the theme, the decorations must be grand and elaborate in scale. The menu will feature beautiful quality dishes that are fit for royalty.

Suggested Menu:

  • Starters
    • Blue Cheese
    • Salami Milano
    • Veal Bratwurst
    • Carrot or Pepperoni Lyoner
  • Main Course
    • Pan-grilled Norwegian Pink Salmon with a la Pobre Sauce or Lemon
      Butter Sauce
    • Ox Tongue with Buttered Mushroom
    • Porkloin Negrense with Bacon and Celery
  • Desserts
    • Swam Puff
    • Eclair
    • Food for the Gods
    • Tiramisu
  • Beverages
    • Hot Tea
    • Red Wine

Rustic Wedding

If you want your wedding to have a more natural and simple feel, then a rustic wedding ceremony is for you. The simple and grounded feel, combined with light pastel colors, give the rustic wedding a calmer and intimate feel. Guests can wear simple light-fabric formal wear and dresses. It is best to enjoy a rustic wedding in an outdoor venue, like a large garden or field. To match the natural feel of a rustic themed wedding, your wedding food catering cuisine must have a good blend of greens and fresh meat.

Suggested Menu:

  • Starters
    • Chicken Potato Salad with Almond Chips
    • Bowl of Seasonal Country Greens
    • Russian Salad with red Beets
  • Main Course
    • Salisbury Beef Steak with Brown Gravy
    • Pot Roast Beef
    • Assorted Vegetables laced in Butter
    • Braised Beef Broccoli in Oyster Sauce
  • Desserts
    • Caramel Custard with Cherry and Macapuno Strings
    • Fresh Fruits in Season
    • Rich Carrot Cake
  • Beverages
    • Fresh Orange Juice
    • Iced Tea

Classic Style Wedding

For those looking for an Asian themed wedding, then planning a Chinese style wedding is worth taking a look. You can decorate the venue with some elaborated Chinese decorations like lanterns and jade statues. You can have the bride and groom dress in traditional Chinese attire, along with your guests. For the wedding venue, Chinese weddings can be held in a Church, or you can arrange a ceremony in a Chinese temple to keep with the tradition. You can also follow the traditional Chinese wedding practices for a more authentic experience. Other than the traditional Chinese decoration, attire, and traditions, another thing to forward too is the delicious Chinese cuisine. With a selection of noodles, dim sum, and meat recipes, Chinese cuisine will definitely leave your guests satisfied.

Suggested Menu:

  • Starters
    • Century Egg
    • Pork Asado
    • Soy Chicken
    • Cuttlefish
  • Main Course
    • Chinese Pecking Duck
    • Pork Spareribs in Brown Sauce
    • Chinese Seafood Noodles
    • Yangchow Rice
  • Desserts
    • Fresh Fruits
    • Fried Chinese Sesame Balls
    • Pandan Panacotta
    • Fruit Salad in Buco Shell and Barquillos
  • Beverages
    • Rice Tea
    • Black Gulaman
    • Pomelo Juice

Filipino Style Wedding

A Filipino-style wedding is similar to a traditional wedding, but with a more local flavour for its wedding food catering. With the Filipino theme in mind, it would be best to wear a barong Tagalog for the male guests and Baro’t Saya for the female guests. For complete effect, you can have the groom and bride (and even their parents) be brought to the venue by way of kalesa. For decorations, a selection of beautiful Filipino flowers such as Sampaguita and gumamela, and some abaca and bamboo banners and arches would definitely give your wedding that authentic Filipino feel.

For the cuisine, you can have the most classic Filipino dishes and beverages. You can never go wrong with Filipino cuisine staples like Beef Steak, Kare-karePinakbetTortang Talong, Pancit, LaingLangka, and much more dishes that the country has to offer. For the venue, a classic Filipino wedding ceremony is best held inside some of the best and most beautiful churches in the country, to remain with the Filipino Tradition. Despite its simplicity, a Filipino wedding is a theme that gives off that homey feel while ensuring that the guests would be left satisfied with the experience.

Suggested Menu:

  • Starters
    • Baked Tahong with Cheese and Garlic
    • Ukoy
    • Crispy Kangkong
    • Tokwa at Baboy
  • Main Course
    • Beef Caldereta
    • Pinakbet
    • Beef Steak Tagalog
    • Pancit Malabon
    • Pancit Sotanghon
    • Tortang Talong
    • Garlic Rice
    • Pandan Rice
  • Desserts
    • Buco Fruit Salad
    • Halo-halo with Leche Flan
    • Leche Flan
    • Cassava
    • Turon de Langka
    • Pandan Panacotta
  • Beverages
    • Gulaman and Sago
    • Buco Juice
    • Iced Tea

Classic Romantic Wedding

Classic romantic weddings are timeless since they have been tried and tested through the years. This is for the couples who want their wedding to stand the test of time, no matter how old they get, their wedding will always be classic. You could say that nothing dramatic is happening or will happen in this theme. Everything from the flowers, gowns, entourage, setting, to the venue, is simple and traditional. Most wedding packages usually contain everything you’re going to need for this type of wedding. The menu will feature recipes and wedding food catering options that are wedding classics and embodies fine dining at its best.

Suggested Menu:

  • Starters
    • Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Truffle Oil
    • Classic Ceasar Salad (will include bacon lardoons, romaine, and croutons in anchovy dressing)
  • Main Course
    • Angel Hair Puttanesca
    • Norwegian Pink Salmon
    • Fish Fillet with Creamy Champagne Sauce with leeks, shallots, and celery
  • Desserts
    • Tiramisu
    • Strawberry Cheesecake
    • Cream Puff
  • Beverages
    • Four Seasons
    • Fresh Lemonade
    • Fruit Punch

Key Takeaway

Picking the right food that fits your wedding theme is definitely a tough task. With the goal of satisfying guests, and leaving with the best memories during your big day are of utmost importance. Although picking the best theme, right food, and venue are important, what matters the most would always be the ceremony itself.

Hopefully, all of these suggestions can help you form the idea of what food and dishes you want to serve to your loved ones on your wedding day. If you need help deciding about your menu, Juan Carlo, a wedding catering service, is happy to help you however we can. With a diverse selection of menus to choose from, Juan Carlo can definitely help you with your wedding food catering needs during your most special day.

A good number of dishes you can see above are actually readily available in our menu. Don’t hesitate to book a taste experience with us so you can have a good grasp of how they will taste on your special day. You can easily reserve your spot by booking here.


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