When “I Do” Is Delicious: Food Bloggers’ Weddings

It’s that time of year again when all of your hard-earned vacation days are spent traveling around the world for other people’s weddings. But if you’re lucky enough to be friends with a food blogger, well then that $600 flight to South Dakota just might be worth it.

These days no one expects good food at weddings. I know to fill up on cheese, crackers and something sparkling during the cocktail hour because who knows how much of the dinner (besides that pumpernickel roll with butter, and my boyfriend’s pad of butter) will be worth consuming.

From a wedding reception I expect:

  • Free booze (with the bar open the whole night, not closed during the speeches, like I’ve unfortunately encountered before);
  • A first dance by the couple (or bride-father/groom-mother/bride-brother) that will make me tear up;
  • And some kick ass music. Plus, I want to see the bride dance to either Single Ladies or Like a Virgin/Like a Prayer. Something wonderfully inappropriate.

Okay, sorry. I have too many opinions from attending too many weddings. As you can see, though, I no longer even expect to eat something fantastic. But that was because I’ve never been invited to a food blogger’s wedding. Check out these drool-worthy feasts from true food lovers.

Five Delicious Food Bloggers’ Weddings

Orangette: Molly Wizenberg and Brandon Pettit

Menu highlights

  • Quartered apricots wrapped in prosciutto and grilled, served on thin toasts with herbed chevre (above)
  • Housemade fingerling potato chips with rosemary lemonade
  • Alderwood-smoked sockeye salmon with nectarine-serrano salsa or fresh herbs

(Photo and full menu: Orangette)

The Bitten Word: Clay Dunn and Zachary Patton

Menu highlights:

  • Soup shots, featuring sweet pea with Thai basil, roasted corn and mushroom with homemade bacon (above)
  • 36-hour smoked pulled pork BBQ sandwiches with homemade pickle and slaw
  • Ratatouille spoons with lime-poached shrimp

(Photo and full menu: The Bitten Word)

Macheesmo: Nick Evans and Betsy Atkinson

Menu highlights:

  • Roasted pig (above)
  • Smoked chicken
  • S’mores over a fire pit

(Photo and full menu: Macheesmo)

A Mighty Appetite (RIP)/Family Kitchen: Kim O’Donnel and Russ Walker

Menu highlights:

  • Black bean mousse atop plantain cups
  • Salt cod/snapper croquettes with an herby aioli for dipping
  • Red Velvet cupcakes (above)

(Photo: A Mighty Appetite /Full Menu)

The Arugula Files: Mary and  Marcus

Menu highlights:

  • Fava bean crostini
  • Grilled steak with thyme mushrooms and gnocchi
  • Ice cream sandwiches

(Photo and full menu: The Arugula Files)

(Top Photo: Macheesmo)

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