With all the restrictions in place for weddings right now, it can be difficult to navigate how you can actually celebrate after your ceremony.  I’m excited to have the lovely Dani May-McCallum, founder of The Curated Kitchen share her suggestions in this instalment of the Guest Supplier Blog Series. 

Dani creates the most deliciously delectable treats and grazing tables that are luxurious and relaxed, full of abundance and love.

Grazing table being set out on table by Dani from The Curated Kitchen

“Planning a wedding or celebration in wake of Covid-19 is no mean feat, and you’re probably struggling with the concept of how to navigate current restrictions and adhere to current guidelines, whilst still maintaining elements of your day and a sense of occasion.

Like many couples, you may have been planning an opulent styled grazing table as a beautiful focal point, that encourages your guests to mingle and feast with abandon.  So, whilst a grazing table could still be a wonderful way of maintaining a sense of abundance and laid back luxury, and are perfect for smaller, more relaxed celebrations, unless you’re restricting the guest list to family members you may need to consider that your guests might not feel comfortable with this sociable way of dining in the current climate.

Grazing table with cheeses and fruits

This doesn’t mean you need to forgo the idea entirely however. Perhaps consider sitting your guests at tables in their family or household bubbles, using larger tables will allow more social distancing and lend space to create grazing feasts as beautiful centre pieces on each table.

Alternatively, a long, wide table with a grazing runner down the centre of the table could also be workable, interspersed with foliage and blooms, using florals and candles to create breaks within the runner. This would still create the wow factor and give the idea of a sharing feast whilst still allowing social distancing and restrict cross contamination.

Table set with glassware, candles and grazing platters

Consider a luxury picnic type gathering with beautifully styled graze boxes that your guests can enjoy within their own bubbles at beautifully styled, socially distanced picnic spots.

Rather than a traditional tiered wedding cake, I love the idea of simple, yet beautifully finished individual cakes for each guest as dessert. Perhaps with a slightly larger version for the couple that can be used for the cutting ceremony and can then be taken home to be devoured in peace!”

Individual desserts as part of grazing table at wedding reception

Thank you so much Dani for contributing to this series, these are great suggestions. If you’d like to find out more about Dani’s work, you can find her website here, or follow her on social media Instagram Facebook.

Planning a wedding but feeling overwhelmed? I can help, get in touch and let’s have a chat.

Image credits: Production & Photography – The Brand Studio | Linens – Kate Cullen Style | Furniture – Virginia’s Vintage Hire | Florals – All For Love | Venue – Northbrook Park