The retail store Anthropologie is know for it's relaxed, homespun, down to earth fashions and home accessories, and this vibe has started inspiring brides across the country as they set out to plan their weddings. The brand announced earlier this year that it was going to be launching a wedding line, which will only serve to influence more eclectic and rustic weddings.
For these types of weddings, it is important that the food reflect the overall vibe the bride and groom are trying to create, so your cuisine should be rustic and homemade, even if you are used to putting out tables of perfectly arranged dishes. Even your display pieces should look like they might be a family treasure - try flea markets or second hand stores to find unique and interesting pieces that won't break the bank.
Seasonal flavors and slow cooking continue to be big trends in the culinary world and these types of weddings are the perfect venue to showcase seasonal ingredients and less formal dishes. Catersource featured an article on its website recently that highlights how one caterer created the perfect rustic menu for their client.
Some tips and ideas for catering a rustic, homespun wedding: