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These Southern Desserts Will Amaze Everyone at Your Wedding

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It doesn’t even matter if you’re from the South or not: once you try Southern foods, you will fall in love with it irremediably. There’s something comforting and genuine about the Southern Cuisine that makes everyone love them!

What are some delicious Southern desserts you can serve at your Louisiana wedding, though? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Bread pudding. This dessert is quite common in many parts of the world, but it got to be extremely popular in the Southern states. Originally created in the 11th century, this sweet treat has evolved over the years – and nowadays, it’s a go-to dessert for anyone looking for a simple, tasty, and comforting option.
  • Coconut cake. Southerners are famous for their layered cakes – so why not include this in your wedding, maybe even as an actual wedding cake? Coconut cake is usually made from multiple layers of cake and coconut cream, and then frosted in coconut and creamy frosting. It’s a decadent treat nobody can say NO to, any way you look at it!
  • Lane cake. If you love desserts infused in alcohol, this one’s for you. With a history of more than 100 years in the South, lane cakes are made from sponge cakes and a filling made from various ingredients, including bourbon and raisins. Sounds like the kind of treat your wedding guests will absolutely love, right?
  • Peach cobbler. Scrumptious and really sweet, this warm treat is absolutely perfect for those of you who want to serve a really classic Southern dessert. Of course, it can be made from a variety of fruit – but peaches tend to be more popular in these areas precisely because they come in generous amounts in full season.
  • Sweet potato pie. This dessert is ideal for a fall wedding, precisely because it’s usually associated with pumpkin pie and served at Thanksgiving dinners. If your guests haven’t tried this before, they will instantly fall in love with the rich, spicy and sweet taste of this pie – it’s a treat in the fullest sense of the word!

 

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What Does It Take to Hire a Great Wedding Catering Service?

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No matter where you live and where you want to have your wedding (be it New Orleans or anywhere else), the food you place on the tables matters. In fact, together with the music playing on the background of the wedding day, food tends to be one of the most important elements – both for you as the bride and groom and for your guests too.

Under these circumstances, you want to hire nothing less than the best wedding catering service in Louisiana.

What does it take for that, though? What should you be looking at when searching for a genuinely great wedding caterer?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • It’s not that a young catering company can’t deliver quality services – a lot of them can. But when it comes to a huge event, such as your wedding, you want to be 100% certain you get what you paid for: great food that looks amazing and actually satisfies your guests from all points of view. Someone with experience in this industry is more likely to be able to offer this consistently – on your Big Day, as well as on the other wedding days that came before you and those that will come after you.
  • Yes, reviews can sometimes be inaccurate (because everyone’s perception is different, right?). However, catering services with a lot of great reviews are highly unlikely to disappoint. Look at the ratings, but look at the number of reviews clients left – it might be an indicator of how willing people are to actually leave a review once the wedding is over, as well as an indicator of how many people are willing to hire this company.
  • Does your catering company work with local providers? Do they make sure the food is maintained fresh from their kitchen to your tables? These things matter tremendously – so make sure to consider them.
  • Nothing is more appealing than a generous menu, with plenty of options to choose from. Can your catering company provide you with delicious, varied Southern foods everyone will love? At the end of the (Big) day, you want people to relate to the food on the table. You want comfort foods that will make everything feel familial and cozy – and your catering company should be able to provide you with that.

 

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Virginia Williams’ Wedding Was So, So Beautiful!

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Virginia Williams got married – and, as you’d expect it from a celebrity, her wedding was nothing short of absolutely superb details. What are the ones that amazed the world the most and how to “steal” some celebrity wedding inspiration from Virginia Williams and Pusha T’s wedding?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • The wedding guest list was quite restricted with about 150 of the couple’s closest friends attending the wedding. Of course, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian couldn’t have missed such an event, so they were there too, to celebrate the newlyweds’ event. Who was the Best Man? None other than Pharell Willams, of course.
  • The wedding took place in Virginia Beach at a historic hotel, and it was everything you’d imagine a classy, elegant, and timeless wedding would be. Even the wedding date chosen by the couple bears a very powerful significance – not only did they become engaged on the 21st of July, but Pusha proposed at 7:21 PM as well, and, according to his own statements, the “721” numbers keep appearing everywhere he turns around. Talk about destiny!
  • As it happens to many other brides, Virginia Williams found that her original wedding dress idea was nothing like what she eventually ended up with. In fact, she didn’t end up with one gown, but two The first one was a luxuriant floral embroidered Marchesa dress with a deep V-neck, which she wore for the wedding ceremony, while the second dress was a party-oriented Reem-Acra strapless, sweetheart and illusion neckline gown that flattered Virginia and allowed her to have the time of her life.
  • The wedding décor was simple, but it was complemented by the stunning backdrop of the ocean watching over the couple’s wedding vows. To symbolize their solid partnership, the couple said their wedding vows in the middle of the aisle, surrounded by the happy tears of those invited and simple, yet majestic greenery.
  • The wedding menu was nothing short of amazing either. Guests served lobster, short rib, and lamb, and the wedding cake itself was presented only towards the end of the night, on golden shelves. As a send-off snack, Pusha T and Virginia Williams called in their favorite local eatery to offer guests a well-deserved treat.

 

Looking for a talented wedding catering provider in Louisiana? Contact Food Art Inc. and allow us to be the ones who enchant you and your guests with the best food there is!

Ashley Greene Got Married!

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Famous Twilight star Ashley Greene got married – and, as you’d expect it, her wedding was absolutely amazing. Of course, all brides and grooms want to plan their weddings as they please – and they want to infuse these events with their personality.

Yet, sometimes, peeking into celebrity weddings can really give you a bunch of great idea – so, to help you inspire yourself, we’ve gathered some of the essentials that characterized Ashley Green’s Big Day. Read on if you want to find out more:

  • The bride wore not one, but two splendid dresses. The gown she wore for the wedding ceremony was a creation signed by Katie May – a stunning, sophisticated, simple white gown with a generous décolletage and a train that was just perfect for the outdoor wedding the couple had their hearts set on from the very beginning. The second gown, the one Ashley wore for the reception, was signed by Windi Williams-Stern – and it was a truly splendid, feminine piece embellished with flowers and just a tint of a nude color.
  • The happy groom, Paul Lokai, wore a posh Armani suit, which he paired with a Dior vest and a pair of Louboutins that complemented the entire attire and made him look amazing. Also, the bridesmaids were all dressed in blush/ nude gowns as well, with the Maid of Honor wearing a more special piece with more embellishments that helped her stand out.
  • The wedding ceremony backdrop was decorated with a beautiful wreath made from pampas grass, roses, and eucalyptus, which complemented the wedding ceremony aisle décor and the entire atmosphere of their wedding. As the couple said, the circle was symbolic of their everlasting love and of the commitment they made to each other. What an amazing idea for any wedding!
  • The wedding took place outdoors, because, as mentioned above, the couple wanted an outdoor wedding from the very beginning. The location they chose was a resort just outside of the Silicon Valley, near the redwoods – so the backdrop of the entire Big Day was stunning, as you’d expect it from a celebrity wedding, right?

 

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Yes, You Can Totally Have Low-Carb Southern Foods at Your Wedding!

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Here at Food Art Inc, we love Southern Cuisine – and we know that, as a Louisiana couple about to get married, you love it too.

However, we also know that some of you may be searching for healthier alternatives when it comes to your wedding menu.

Can you serve low-carb Southern foods at your wedding, for example?

Yes, you totally CAN – and following, we have gathered some of the most popular recipes in this direction. Read on and find out more.

  • Cauliflower grits topped with shrimp. Grits are a quintessentially Southern food, and if you really want this dish on your wedding table without all the carbs that come with the “original” version of the recipe, you can always replace it with “cauliflower grits”. You will love this alternative!
  • Carb-free Southern chicken. Who doesn’t love fried chicken? For a low-carb alternative, skip the wheat flour and replace it with coconut flour. Not only will this keep your (and your guests’) carb intake in the lower range, but it will also add a special, exotic tint to your deep-fried chicken. It’s a win-win situation, really!
  • Pulled pork sandwiches. You won’t be able to use actual bread to pair your delish pulled pork with – but cabbage leaves are a wonderful option. Just serve your slow-cooked, tender pulled pork wrapped in cabbage or salad leaves and your guests will love it – regardless of whether or not they follow a low-carb diet.
  • Crab bisque. Another quintessential Southern food you definitely don’t have to skip altogether if you want a low-carb wedding menu. Just replace the dairy in it with delicious coconut milk and you’ll get the same consistency, and the same amazing taste (if not better, considering the great taste the coconut milk will add to the mix). You and your guests will LOVE this!
  • Cajun catfish. If you want to serve something really unique, catfish is what you are looking for. A low-carb version of this recipe doesn’t need much alteration – just use olive oil instead of butter and try to use homemade, natural, or bio spices. Other than that, this is a healthy dish every single guest will enjoy!

 

Looking for a dedicated and genuinely professional wedding catering service in Louisiana? Contact Food Art Inc. in New Orleans and let us be the ones who delight your wedding guests with the BEST Southern foods ever!

Healthy Southern Food Ideas for Your Big Day

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Everyone can agree that Southern cuisine is absolutely delicious – but it’s not always the healthiest (or at least not a vast portion of the foods cooked in the South aren’t).

What happens when serving healthy food at your Louisiana wedding is very important to you, but you still want to celebrate the great culinary awesomeness of the Southern food?

Well, there are some twists you can make – and following, we have gathered some ideas you might find useful. Read on and find out more.

  • Faux fried chicken. This is a true Southern staple – but when deep-fried, chicken can become a real calorie bomb. The best way to still get the amazing taste of fried chicken without all the oil is by simply cooking it in the oven. There are a lot of fabulous recipes out there – and you can definitely find one that pleases your taste buds just as much as “original” Southern fried chicken does.
  • Fresh coleslaw. Since chicken works best with coleslaw on the side, you might also want to find a better alternative to the mayo-infused coleslaw of the Southern cuisine as well. This is really easy, though: just lose the mayo and replace it with olive oil, a bit of vinegar, and a touch of sugar. Or, if you want to, use very light mayo instead.
  • Pulled pork. Well, pork isn’t the healthiest thing ever, no matter how it’s cooked – but you can still lower the amount of calories and fats in it if you get your pulled pork done in a slow cooker. Might take a bit more time, but the great news is that you don’t have to watch over the cooker doing its job. Plus, the pulled pork will taste amazing! Pair it with whole-wheat bread and fresh veggies and it will be a treat all of your guests will remember!
  • Green tomatoes. We all love them – but, same as with fried chicken, they can get quite unhealthy if you cook them the traditional way. Our suggestion is to bake them in the oven – they won’t lose their appeal, they will taste great, and they will actually be a healthy dish too. It’s a win-win situation, really.

 

Looking for a talented and dedicated wedding catering service provider in Louisiana? Contact Food Art Inc. and let’s talk about your wedding menu – we guarantee we won’t disappoint you in any way!

 

Don’t Make These Mistakes When Planning Your Southern Wedding Menu

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Planning a New Orleans wedding is always difficult – not because you’re not having fun, or because this isn’t something you really want, but because there’s a huge amount of details that have to be considered. On top of it all, the pressure you put on yourself for everything to turn out perfectly can turn the entire planning process into a pretty stressful one.

What are the mistakes you really don’t want to make when planning your Southern wedding menu? We’ve gathered some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Leaving the potato salad too much out in the heat. Potato salads are delicious – but they can turn into a health risk if they’re kept for far too long outside, in the heat. So, if you plan on having a Southern summer wedding, either skip the potato salad altogether, or make sure it’s properly cooled throughout the entire wedding (especially if it’s an outdoor event). Keep in mind: this stands just as true for any mayo-based foods, including, but not limited to deviled eggs, egg salad, and so on.
  • Only opting for very heavy dishes. Southern cuisine is full with amazing, delicious foods – and a lot of them are quite heavy. Don’t overload your wedding menu with these foods alone – there are plenty of lighter options out there too, and they are just as delicious.
  • Putting bacon on everything. Hey, we’re with you on this: bacon is amazing. But putting bacon on every single appetizer at your wedding is likely to cause some frustration among some of your guests (especially those who might follow more restrictive diets). Infuse one of the appetizers with bacon and leave the other bacon-free to make sure everyone is able to enjoy their deliciousness.
  • Serving any kind of messy foods. Nothing can be as comforting as a big pulled pork sandwich or a sloppy joe – but they might not be the best idea for a wedding. Unless you can serve these in mini versions that are bite-sized and unlikely to cause staining, it’s probably better to refrain from serving them altogether.

 

Looking for an amazing wedding caterer in New Orleans? Contact Food Art Inc. and allow us to be the ones who delight you and your guests with the BEST Southern cuisine has to offer. We guarantee you will never regret hiring us!

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