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These Southern Snacks Would Work Very Well at Your Wedding Too!

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Nothing is as rich, as diverse, and as fascinating as Southern cuisine. Every state in the South has its own specialties, and even within the same states, you will find tastes as different as you would in Europe, from one country to another.

What are some of the Southern snacks you could include in your New Orleans wedding? We have some tips for you – so read on if you want to steal some inspiration for your Big Day.

  • Corn bread with corn relish. This yells “Southern” from miles away – and even someone who didn’t grow up with it will definitely appreciate it. A snack that can take the form of finger foods served during the cocktail hour or just as an entrée for the main menu – but more than anything, a snack people will want the recipe for!
  • Butter moon pies with chocolate and peanuts. The combination between sweet and savory is a staple of the Southern cuisine – so you will definitely love this. A sweet treat meant to energize your guests and make them take another round on the dance floor!
  • Pimento cheese. Who doesn’t love good cheese? This cheesy Southern treat is bound to attract guests to it again and again, so make sure to stock up and have plenty for second and third servings as well. Remember, the secret to amazing pimento cheese lies in the quality of the ingredients!
  • Spiced cheese straws. Another cheesy snack born in the South, cheese straws can receive a whole new set of “clothing” if they’re dressed up with spices like cardamom, fennel seed, and so on. Try out your favorites and don’t be afraid to experiment – then, once you’ve nailed the perfect recipe, be sure to keep it under lock and use it for your wedding snacks. We bet guests will want to steal your secret!
  • Fried chicken. We know we’ve mentioned this before, but truth be told, it’s the ultimate (and probably one of the most famous) Southern foods. Delicious and irresistible, it can take elegant forms for your wedding, so it can definitely be incorporated into pretty much any type of event, regardless of formality.

 

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What Kind of Drinks Should You Serve at Your Wedding?

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Your New Orleans wedding is supposed to be fun and joyful – and not just for you, but for all the amazing people who have chosen to spend their time with you on this special day. Of course, you want to create the best ambiance at your wedding, and you want to delight your guests with the most amazing Southern foods as well.

But what about the drinks? What kind of drinks should you serve at your wedding? And how much of it should there be?

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

  • The open bar. This is a classic – but it’s also the most expensive option you have. If your budget is quite generous, having an open bar means that your guests can drink whatever they want, how much they want to (and you will pay a flat fee per person).
  • Beer and wine. Despite the popular belief, serving just beer and wine at your wedding can actually work out very well – and no, it isn’t tacky (it would actually be tackier to ask your guests to pay for their drinks). Even more, if you serve a good variety of beers and wines, your guests are bound to be more than happy with the drinks.
  • Signature cocktail. Want to add something special to your beer and wine bar? One or two signature cocktails can do the trick without pushing your bill over the limit. The great thing about this is that you can actually choose a cocktail that suits your style and your wedding – so it can look perfectly incorporated into the general wedding theme.
  • Unless you decide to go completely alcohol-free (which is also an option), the drinks available at your wedding should be plentiful. Expect people to get about 1-2 drinks during the cocktail hour and then 1 drink/ hour during the reception – so take this into consideration when planning your wedding bar.

 

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4 Southern Summer Desserts You’ll Love at Your Southern Wedding

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With summer almost here, we bet a lot of Louisiana brides are planning their Southern wedding – and if you’re among them, we also bet you will want this event to be spectacular for every single guest.

Of course, serving excellent food is among your priorities – right? But how about the dessert?

Well, we have gathered 4 Southern summer desserts that would make excellent treats for a wedding day – so read on if you need some inspiration.

  • Southern bread pudding with berries. Need we say more? This simple dessert is a Southern staple everyone loves – precisely because it’s comforting and the berries in it will give it the refreshing taste everyone needs on a hot summer day. A lovely treat both for guests who come from the South and for guests who are completely new to Southern cuisine!
  • Lemon pound cake. This is a truly delicious dessert, especially during the summer. The lemon in it will make it feel more than refreshing, and the scrumptious taste of the cake will surely make guests want to take another round of dancing. Even more, if you have a special lemon pound recipe in your family, you can use that – we bet guests will appreciate the personal note!
  • Banana muffin pudding. Banana pudding is the kind of Southern dessert every single person loves – it’s hard not to, with all the creaminess and amazing taste going on with this treat. If you want to serve an old Southern classic with a more modern twist, the banana muffin pudding is just perfect for you – and it’s definitely perfect for a summer wedding too!
  • Apricot cream fried pies. Every single fundamental ingredient in this screams DELICIOUS. It cannot get more summer-y than apricots, more scrumptious than cream-based desserts, or more comforting than fried pie – and imagine this dessert has them ALL. A true treat your guests will come back to again and again – because it’s just not the kind of dessert you can say “no” to, not to the first serving, and not to the second serving either.

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Guests Will Absolutely Love these Appetizers

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Summer’s almost here, and if you want to have a summer wedding in Louisiana, you definitely want to make sure your wedding menu is perfectly aligned with the weather outside (and the amazing ingredients this season’s got to offer!).

So, how do you create wedding appetizers that are absolutely delicious and more than suitable for summer? We have gathered some of the best ideas to inspire you – so read on and find out more.

  • Watermelon treats. What could be more summer-inspired than watermelon itself? Juicy, refreshing, and really, really tasty, watermelon can be served in a multitude of ways. You can settle on the simple way and just serve watermelon triangles on sticks (children will love these healthy popsicles!), or you could serve something more special, such as watermelon bites topped with basil leaves and goat cheese. Delicious!
  • Again, this is an all-time favorite of summer treats, and you have a lot of ways you can serve it at your wedding in New Orleans. You can incorporate them in refreshing fruit brochettes, or you can include them in delicious savory and sweet salads (arugula, strawberries, and cheese make for a wonderful combo!). Either way, they will be a delight for everyone invited!
  • Scrumptious, and almost decadent, these fruits are made for summer treats. Serve them on top of fancy salmon and cheese sandwiches for a sweet touch that’s unique and delicious, or serve them stacked with bacon and cheese for the kind of appetizer guests will definitely come back to.
  • Caprese salad. Want to infuse your wedding with a fresh Italian dish everyone is bound to absolutely love? The classic caprese salad can take as many shapes and sizes as you want. Our suggestion is serving yours on little sticks (one cherry tomato, one basil leaf, one mozzarella ball, all drizzled with just the tiniest amount of balsamic vinegar). If you want to bring your caprese a bit closer to home, grill mozzarella and stack it between tomato slices – it will make for a great fusion between the classic caprese salad and the loved-by-all grilled cheese sandwich.

 

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4 Delicious Sweet Tea Twists for the Perfect Summer Wedding Drinks

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Summer is finally right around the corner, ladies and gentlemen – and for all of us, it also means there’s a whole new wedding season waiting to explode with lush florals, gorgeous wedding dresses, and amazing love stories.

If you plan on having a summer wedding in New Orleans, we bet you’ll want to make sure your guests are properly cooled off with the best drinks in town – and what could be better for a Southern Wedding, other than sweet tea?

Following, we have gathered 4 sweet tea ideas you will definitely love including in your wedding day – so read on and find out more if you need a dash of inspiration.

  • Pineapple sweet tea. Add an exotic touch to the classic Southern sweet tea by adding pineapple to it. Not only it tastes great, but it looks pretty amazing too, which makes it perfect for a wedding. The way to make this sweet tea is very similar to the classic recipe – the only exceptions are the you use chunks of frozen pineapple and ice cubes for cooling, as well as the fact that you use pineapple juice in the tea mix.
  • Peach sweet tea. Looking for a fruity sweet tea, but not necessarily something very exotic? Peach sweet tea is perfect for you then! The best way to do this (and make sure you get that delicious peach flavor into your tea) is by making a peach syrup to use when sweetening up the tea (after it’s cooled down). The same method can be used with pretty much any type of fruit.
  • Vodka sweet tea. Want your sweet tea to be served as a cocktail, rather than a refreshment? Add vodka to the mix! Our advice is to use fruit-flavored vodka (whichever you find best), and to create a mixture of fruit syrups for the sweet tea. This way, you can create something really unique your guests are bound to enjoy!
  • Sangria sweet tea. White wine, sweet tea, berries, peaches, and mint – that’s all you need to turn a simple sweet tea into a sangria cocktail everyone will absolutely love. There’s really nothing not to like about this drink!

 

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4 Mouthwatering Foods from the South, Directly unto Your Wedding Table

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Southern foods are absolutely amazing. A cuisine that’s extremely vast and more than generous, Southern foods are to everyone’s liking. It is literally impossible not to like the amazing delicious dishes the South has to offer.

Following, we have gathered some lesser known, but definitely amazing Southern cuisine foods, which you can also include in your wedding menu. Read on and find out more.

  • Alright, this is actually one of the most well-known Southern foods out there – and yet, few people actually think of it when Southern cuisine comes into discussion. We think it’s an absolutely delicious dish – one your guests will surely enjoy regardless of whether they come from the South or not.
  • Sausage gravy. This is not as widely known – but it sure deserves a ranking spot on the list of things everyone should try from the South. Include it in your wedding if you want your festive dinner to feel familiar, hearty, and really comforting. People will just love it!
  • Sweet and crunchy, these would be perfect as late-night snacks for your wedding guests. Who doesn’t love munching on something really tasty before going for yet another round of dancing and having fun? We bet your guests will be asking for more!
  • Apple biscuits. Also sweet and definitely something people will associate with the Southern cuisine, apple biscuits can be absolutely amazing, especially if you want to avoid serving something your guests have seen at hundreds of weddings before.
  • Spicy Southern hot corn. This dish could double as a dip for delicious nachos, but it could also be served as a side dish. Cheesy, spicy, filled with the sweetness of corn – what more could you want from your Southern wedding menu?
  • Baked beans. You will see this cooked in a lot of ways, in a lot of part of the US, and even outside of it. Yet, nothing compares to the familiar, comforting vibes of the Southern baked beans. Serve it to your guests and it’s guaranteed they will love it!
  • Southern squash casserole. A true Southern staple you cannot go wrong with! Serve it to a fall wedding and your guests will ask for more – that’s for certain!

 

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These Southern Pies Are Meant to Make it to Your Wedding Table

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Whether you serve them as dessert or as a snack, Southern pies are – and will always be – a true treat for anyone (regardless of where they come from). There’s something undeniably warm, cozy, and comforting about a good slice of homemade pie that makes it downright irresistible to pretty much every single person you will ever meet!

What are some of the most famous pies you should definitely include in your wedding menu? We’ve gathered them right below – so read on and find out more.

  • Salted-Caramel Chocolate Pie. A bit salty, and surely sweet, this pie will pamper your guests’ taste buds and make them feel truly satisfied with the treat you’ve placed on the table. If you only want to offer a couple of types of pies, this has to land on your list of options.
  • Key Lime Pie. It doesn’t get more Southern than this. Delicious, refreshing and unique in every single aspect, the classic key lime pie is a staple of the Southern cuisine – one you really, really must include in your wedding menu. Delicious!
  • Icebox Pie. Planning a summer wedding? An icebox pie will be more than suitable for you, then! These amazing desserts come straight from the 19th century (when they were cooled down in so-called “iceboxes”, the ancestors of modern refrigerators) – and, to be completely honest, they are absolutely amazing. They also come in a wide variety of flavors and combinations, so you are bound to find something that fits you and your wedding.

 

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