I failed majorly in my role as a blogger because I didn’t get a single decent photo of the food from our wedding. I don’t know what happened but for some reason it wasn’t photographed. As a sometimes food blogger that makes me super sad. But at the very least I can share our menu and photos of some food related photographs!
Everyone enjoyed the meal even if there is no photo evidence of what they ate!
The majority of our menu came from Central BBQ and the rest was whipped up by friends from food we bought the day before.
- Pulled pork BBQ
- Pulled chicken BBQ
- BBQ sauces
- Spicy baked beans
- Potato salad
- Chex Mix and chips
- Fruit salad
- Salads and dressings
Basically it wasn’t anything fancy! Just delicious food and side items that you would expect at a casual event with a bunch of friends. Central has my favorite BBQ in Memphis so they were my first choice. And as soon as I told some people they were catering and there were ribs… they smiled and settled down to enjoy a good meal instead of leaving early. That made me so happy!
If you are planning a wedding now yourself I would encourage you to look beyond a standard wedding plan offered by a hall. There are so many awesome ways to feed your wedding guests – from bbq to food trucks to a taco bar. Casual food is often the best because it takes a lot of pressure off and still tastes amazing. So don’t limit your options! Just a thought! ;)
Beyond just the meal we had a lot of other food items. For favors we had bags of candy!
It was near Halloween so there was tons of candy for sale and since we both like candy it felt like a fun thing to have. I know the couple of kids who attended enjoyed it if nothing else.
For drinks we tried to have a variety of things both alcoholic and non. We had containers filled with lemonade, water, sweet tea, sweet tea with vodka, and sangria.
The sangria was a huge hit! Everyone loved it (myself included) so I’m glad I put that on the menu. Since the wedding several people asked for the recipe and have made it for their own events. Everyone loves some sangria!
We also had beer at the wedding. It wasn’t a huge selection, in fact we only had one kind – Yengling.
That worked out fine with the other drink options. There was also a bottle of Jack Daniels that made the rounds.
We finished the food part of the evening with wedding cake and cupcakes.
I have to say, this was one of the best meals I’ve ever had. My favorite foods with my favorite people? What’s better than that?