Sometime last year you may remember a blog post that revealed the latest in a string of fads, the donut bouquet.
Well, if you thought things really couldn’t get any crazier….imagine for a moment that instead of your wedding bouquet being constructed with the finest and freshest cut flowers available, it was made with fresh pizza dough, whole milk mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and pepperoni.
Now don’t get me wrong, that sounds like the recipe for a successful weekend/date night/girls night in/game night…..but a wedding? Sorry, but I’m just not convinced.
Over the American summer, Villa Italian Kitchen is running a new promotion offering couples the chance to win a Pizza Bouquet and Boutonniere with beautiful and delicate floral details hand-crafted by New York City food-stylist, Jessie Bearden.
As a florist I suspect you think I’m a bit of a purist and just couldn’t possibly fathom someone choosing something other than flowers for their wedding. I guess in many ways that would be correct….but the detail that disturbs me the most is probably the idea of the greasy cheese, and tomato sauce even so much as grazing past the beautiful wedding gown.
I had my own fair share of stains on my dress; there were smudges of chocolate mud cake, and copious amounts of fake tan, but imagine for a moment a large red, greasy smear across your waist and hip area, as your day is just beginning. Um….yuck.
What this idea highlights is that weddings are entirely individual, and that really there are no rules that can’t be broken. You can basically create whatever vision you have in your mind.
Food is an integral component of each and every wedding, and whilst I am sure there is a percentage of people out there that would be thankful for having a handy snack to calm their nerves, there is another whole set out there who may very well hurl from the smell of this greasy pizza bouquet.
With that said, I am a fan of some of the innovations that have been made over the years with regards to traditional wedding fare. The towering “cheese” cake for example, is a wonderful alternative to the traditional wedding cake. Many people prefer to offer a not-so-sweet option after what can be a pretty rich meal, and this is a great solution.
And while we are talking about the wedding cake, gone are the days of a plain white iced fruit cake. These days cakes of all sorts of colours, shapes and sizes are being designed for weddings, and decorated in the most magnificent ways.
If you, or someone you know is getting married soon, Florist with Flowers can create magical bouquets, buttonholes and arrangements for your upcoming nuptials. SPOILER ALERT: we are more than likely to recommend gorgeous fresh cut flowers, perhaps with delicate floral fragrance, or perhaps hypoallergenic, maybe sourced from local growers, or maybe imported if you have your heart set of something out of season here. I can say with absolute certainty that we will not be in the kitchen creating your bouquet 💐 🍕 👨🍳 😝