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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!

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!

Upcoming wedding trends to inspire your big day

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As a couple-to-be-married, you want every single detail of your wedding day to be fantastically well-planned. You want delicious foods on your plates, a gorgeous dress to complement your style, and a truly stunning décor to coordinate with your wedding theme too.

What are some of the most important upcoming wedding trends to inspire you in planning a wedding that’s unforgettable from all points of view? We have gathered them below – so read on and find out more.

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  • Naked cakes will continue to rise in popularity – and if you have been thinking of the idea, you can definitely embrace it in the upcoming wedding season too. Decorate your naked cake with fresh flowers and fruit and guests will love its looks just as much as they will love its amazing taste!
  • In terms of wedding gowns, future trends seem to focus on metallic shades and lacy designs. What could be more glamorous, more feminine and more beautiful than these trends? And the best part about them is that they are virtually perfect for just about any type of wedding theme you may settle on!
  • Wedding photographers will put a lot more emphasis on naturalness and spontaneity – so you can expect to see less “staged” wedding photos and more spontaneous, candid wedding pictures.
  • In 2016, we have seen more and more seasonal and local flowers taking over the wedding world – and we can expect to see more of this in the upcoming months too. Furthermore, centerpieces will get more varied, with different types of centerpieces brought together in the same wedding décor – and even on the same tables too. So much room for creativity!

Looking for a dedicated wedding planner to help you with all these details – and more? Come visit Food Art Inc. and let’s talk about your wedding day! We promise to make it absolutely memorable – both for you as the bride and groom and for your guests as well!

 

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These tips will help you plan a great honeymoon

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While many couples focus a lot on planning the perfect Big Day, it is also important to keep in mind what comes after it as well. What will you do on your honeymoon? How to make this special vacation truly unforgettable? What are the questions to ask yourselves before you even start searching for solutions for your honeymoon?

We have gathered some of the most important tips all couples should keep in mind- so read on and find out more.

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• First off, where will you go? Do you want to visit an entirely new exotic place? Or maybe go somewhere far North and explore the beauties there? Maybe you want to visit a place you’re already familiar with, or a place that’s meaningful for your relationship? You have a world full of options – literally! Choose the one that suits you most.

• Furthermore, when will you go? Of course, you can take the traditional route and embark on your honeymoon right after the wedding. But you can do it any other time too, especially if you want to travel in a different season, or if you simply want to take some time after the wedding to breathe in, enjoy married life and thoroughly plan the honeymoon without stressing over the wedding too.

• Last, but surely not least, how long will you be away? Do you want this to be a month full of relaxation and fun? Or do you want to take a shorter break now and then maybe a couple of weeks several months from now? Again, the choice is yours and yours alone, so talk things through with your loved one and see what option fits you best.

Food Art Inc. can help you plan the Big Day in grand style – so contact us as soon as possible if you want a fantastic, picture-perfect wedding! You will love our services!

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Choose the best music for your big day

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Music is an important part in our lives. From being a really big part of our culture to being a big part in our most special events, music follows us everywhere you go – so it is only natural to want your wedding music to be just as amazing as the rest of the big day.

How to choose the best music for your wedding? What are some of the best trends going around when it comes to this? Here are some wonderful suggestions to inspire you:

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  • Hiring both a wedding DJ and a band. If you can’t decide between the two and if you want to end the age-old debate, then simply settle on both of them. You can hire the band for the ceremony and the DJ for the reception and it will be more than acceptable to do so.
  • Having a Last Dance. While the tradition of the First Dance is very well-rooted in our weddings, having a Last Dance is a bit less common. However, as of lately, more and more couples have chosen to plan this special moment too – and if you want to make your exit even more spectacular and emotional, a Last Dance can be a really great idea.
  • Acoustic performances. Have you decided to hire a band for the reception too? If so, see if you can find someone who can provide you with an acoustic performance. It will add so much to the ambiance of your wedding reception, making it more “raw”, more beautiful and more unforgettable!

If you plan on having your wedding in New Orleans, and if you are searching for a local wedding planner able to provide you with truly exquisite services, come visit Food Art Inc. and let’s talk about your dream big day. We will make it come true!

 

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Choose a date for your wedding with ease

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Choosing a wedding date is one of the first and foremost important decisions you will have to make when planning the Big Day. Therefore, you will definitely want to do this the right way – especially since your wedding date will have a huge influence on other wedding elements too.

How to do it? How to choose your wedding date with ease? Here are some tips to help you with this:

  • What season do you want to choose for your wedding? Are you more of a summer couple, or would you much rather get married in a winter wonderland? Maybe even more importantly, is there a season or a time of the year that’s especially meaningful for your relationship (e.g. the time when you met for the first time)? Consider these factors.
  • Do you think there is a time of the year when your guests may find it easier to reach your wedding? This is a very important element to think of especially if you plan on having a destination wedding or if you know the majority of your guests will have to travel to your wedding location (which they may not find so easy during the holiday season, for example).
  • Last, but definitely not least, do you want your wedding to take place during the week, or in the weekend? If you want to save money, and have a more unique type of wedding, you might want to opt for a daytime wedding, or for a wedding that happens during the week.

Searching for a wedding planner or wedding caterer in New Orleans? Come visit Food Art Inc., contact us, and we will be there for you, so that you have the amazing wedding you have always envisioned! Contact us and you will never regret it!

 

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These love quotes can provide great inspiration for your wedding vows

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Love is a sentiment that transcends everything mankind has ever known: space, time, borders, and even knowledge itself. It is precisely for this reason that love has inspired so many artists, so many writers and so many musicians to create beauty that grasps at least a small part of the complexity of the most amazing feeling a human being can feel.

Your wedding vows are extremely important to you – so why not take inspiration from some of the most well-known love quotes out there, and create vows that are meaningful, unforgettable and genuinely emotional? Here are some ideas you could use:

  • 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
  • Lana del Rey. “When someone else’s happiness is your happiness, that is love”.
  • Tyler Knott Gregson. “Because of you I can feel myself slowly but surely becoming the one I have always dreamed of being”.
  • Maya Angelou. “In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.”
  • Albert Einstein. “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”
  • Jackson Brown, Jr. Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.”

Searching for someone who will help you the wedding you have always wanted? The Big Day that’s not only flawless from an organizational point of view, but also meaningful, personal and absolutely unforgettable? Contact Food Art Inc. and we will be there to provide you with our professional New Orleans wedding planning services!

 

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