Edible Flowers for a Delicious Food Theme!

Of all the ways to use flowers at your wedding, putting them IN your food is one place that most people would never think of. Aside from the obvious uses of fresh herbs like rosemary, basil or dill, there are many varieties of flowers that are perfectly safe to eat. Let’s face it, you really can’t get more farm-to-table than decorating your favorite dishes with delicate blooms from the garden. Dating back for centuries in many cultures, the use of edible flowers has resurfaced as many chefs are using these tiny blooms to add a touch of elegance to their dishes.

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The ultimate accent for the late spring or summer wedding refreshment plan! In spring use edible petals to echo the beautiful flowers bursting out from the ground in ice cubes, cocktails or even fruity ice pops. These tiny blooms take a somewhat simple element and elevate it to a level that will catch everyone’s eye.

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Naturally we must add these edible flowers to the sweets display. Use the blooms as an accent or garnish, create a scene as with the “waffle garden” above or coat them in sugar and make them part of the dessert itself!

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This may not the most obvious, but complementing your savory food menu with brightly colored blooms will make quite an impact as well. At Alexan Events we love designing these adorable and unexpected elements to your decor, floral and now even your catering plan. Just think of how amazed all your guests will be by a salad bar made up almost entirely of flower petals!

From nasturtiums and marigolds to violets and pansies, rose petals, carnations, honeysuckle and the blooms of fruit trees, the list of flowers suitable to eat goes on and on. When you have that all important menu tasting with a wedding caterer like Epicurean Group in Denver, ask them to be creative with edible flowers and see what you’ve been missing out on!

JMW

 

 

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