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Delicious Fall Foods You Could Incorporate in Your Southern Wedding

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Nothing compares to a hearty dinner on a fall evening – and if you are planning your New Orleans wedding this fall, you definitely want to incorporate that comforting, welcoming vibes into your Big Day.

What are some delicious Southern fall dinners you could bring into your wedding menu? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Beef chili. Heart-warming (and spicy on the tongue), comforting, delicious. Who doesn’t love a well-made chili? Include this in your wedding as the main dish and you are guaranteed to get the applause of everyone present – because, yes, everyone loves chili, especially when temperatures chill down (pun intended!).
  • Brocoli and rice cheesy casserole. OK, this is not necessarily “native” to Louisiana, but it’s the kind of food you can definitely “travel” with cross-states. If you’re looking for something that’s both comforting and incorporates at least a bit of greens in it, this is the perfect recipe!
  • Chicken pot pie. What could be more satisfying than popping into a pot pie to discover deliciously-well-cooked chicken and veggies inside? We bet this is going to be the star of the fall wedding season – so much so that your guests will come back for second servings. Hot, versatile, delicious – the perfect fall recipe to include in a Southern wedding!
  • Chicken and dumplings. Everyone loves chicken – and a creamy bowl of chicken and dumpling will definitely warm your guests’ bodies (and souls) on a cool fall evening. There’s just nothing that can be compared to the taste and texture of this! People who’ve never had this dish will definitely ask you for the recipe!
  • Sweet potato soup (or pumpkin soup). Looking for a fall-infused soup that’s also looks like it belongs to the season? A bowl of sweet potato soup (or pumpkin cream soup) will be so, so satisfying for each and every guest! Spicy and sweet at the same time, comforting, colorful, this kind of food is just perfect for fall dinners – and your wedding guests will definitely love it!

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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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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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3 (More!) Fantastic Food Ideas for Your Southern Wedding

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Southern Weddings put a lot of emphasis on the food served – and yours will make no exception. Because, in the end, you really want your guests to feel excellent celebrating your love story – and yes, food plays a huge role in this.

What are some Southern foods you can definitely incorporate into your Big Day? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Mini shrimp treats. Pamper your guests’ taste buds with a Southern food that will never go out of fashion: mini shrimp treats (with grits, if you want the real Southern version, or any other sauce if you want to make it more “general”). These appetizers are guaranteed to win your guests’ hearts!
  • Mini sweet corn cob. If you want to, you can make this an entire food station with various toppings your guests can add to their corn cobs and make them according to their own taste. As we mentioned before, DIY food stations are very, very popular right now – so this “corn cob bar” will be a real success at your wedding too!
  • Boiled peanuts. Want to offer guests a quick snack they can also take away as wedding favor? Serve them delicious boiled peanuts in pretty brown bags decorated with colorful bows and a cute message. This is the kind of treat everyone’s familiar with – but it will add such a comfortable vibe to your entire wedding! People will just love it!

 

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Plan a Superb Dessert Table for Your Southern Wedding

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Few things are more pleasing than a bunch of sweet treats arranged in a stylish, beautiful way – and that is probably why dessert tables have grown to be almost a must at weddings. You have all the reasons to want to include a candy bar at your wedding too – and if you do decide on it, you surely want to make it look amazing.

How do you incorporate a gorgeous, delicious one into your Southern wedding, though? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Give Southern desserts a classy twist. You don’t have to go too much over the top – spinning traditional Southern desserts to make them more “wedding-worthy” can actually help you create an absolutely stunning dessert table. For instance, you could serve classic banana pudding in glass cones and make them look really nice.
  • Pay attention to the table décor. If you want your dessert table to actually look Southern, make sure to include elements that speak about country-chic beauty and Southern staples. For example, you could decorate a simple vintage-looking vanity mirror table with greenery and place your desserts there – we guarantee people will just love it!
  • You can also make them themed. If you don’t want to have a classic wedding dessert table, you can make a themed one. For instance, you could create a really nice pie table with different types of Southern pies (and use the aforementioned tip to decorate this special wedding element).

 

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