Crudite Isn't The Only Way To Serve Veggies At Your Wedding...

The veggie appetizers you wedding guests will actually want to eat.
by Nicole Piquant
Colorful crudite wedding food spread
Ryan & Jacy Photography
  1. Serving vegetables at your wedding has pretty much become standard practice. But their ever-present appearance has made them sort of, well, boring. However, these pictures prove that they don't have to be. Gone are the days of the veggie-and-cheese plate appetizer combo. It's actually possible to serve fresh produce at your wedding that is unique and fun to eat. The secret lies in the way the veggies are served. Remember the old airplane trick parents use to get their babies to eat food they don't like? What we're suggesting is kind of the same thing (but definitely less messy). Your wedding guests will love eating their vegetables off of, say, a dumpling soup soon instead of a typical toothpick. And they'll gobble up the heirloom tomatoes much faster than they would a traditional cherry version. Check out these amazing vegetable displays (warning: you'll probably be reaching for carrot or two and some ranch dressing before you finish!). You know what they say: It's all in the presentation!

  2. A Bountiful Harvest Display

    Colorful crudite wedding food spread
    Ryan & Jacy Photography

    Jessica and Michael's backyard wedding featured this fresh veggie display (which, if you ask us, looks straight out of a farmers market) so guests could pick their own portion sizes. The Mason jars and vase of flowers give the display even more of a rustic feel.

    From the album:A Yellow Backyard Wedding at a Private Residence in Maple Valley, Washington

  3. Green Pea Appetizer Spoons

    Peas on a silver platter in small soup spoons
    Ryan Phillips Photography

    We can't think of a better — or more efficient — way to eat peas than on these dumpling soup spoons! An added bonus? They were the perfect accents of Lacey and Charlie's green and white spring wedding!

    From the album: An Elegant Outdoor Wedding in Santa Ynez, CA

  4. Tiny Pick-Your-Own Produce

    Tiny radishes, tomatoes and carrots served on nails
    Erik Ekroth Photography

    Imagine not having a say in your wedding menu? Now imagine finding out the menu choices on the day of your wedding! At Blue Hill at Stone Barn, all of the meals are seasonal. Chefs determine their menu after picking the freshest produce on the day of the wedding.

    From the album: A Rustic, Elegant Wedding in Pocantico Hills, NY

  5. Crudite Cups

    Cups of crudite with salad dressing
    Rachel Havel Photography

    The unconventional dinner style at Kelly and Adam's wedding captured their adventurous personalities. Instead of a sit down banquet, the couple asked guests to move around and choose their meal at various food stations. Another unique twist? The couple had 16 wedding cakes — one for each table at their reception!

    From the album: A Colorful Geometric Inspired Wedding in Boulder, Colorado

  6. A Locally Grown Produce Cart

    Fresh vegetables in baskets on a rolling tray
    Ashley Brooke Photography

    Christie and Jackie sourced locally grown produce for their wedding day. The tomatoes, lettuce, broccoli and carrots were served on a rolling cart as appetizers. The sweet basil centerpieces on the cart (and on the guests' tables) were grown by Jackie's sister. As favors, the couple gave each person a packet of flower seeds to plant in their own gardens at home!

    From the album: A Simple Paris Inspired Wedding at the Tampa Garden Club in Tampa, Florida

  7. Fresh-Off-The-Grill Veggies

    Grilled vegetables served on a white platter
    Kate Harrison Photography

    Stephen and Lauren's earthy wedding featured tons of fresh greens, including grilled asparagus, zucchini and eggplant. Succulents and shrubs decorated their vineyard ranch venue.

    From the album: An Earthy Wedding in Glen Ellen, CA

  8. A Burlap Veggie Spread

    Mini vegetables spread on a burlap tablecloth
    Z Media

    Try serving heirloom varieties of traditional produce for your veggie appetizers. (Guests will love the new twist on old favorites!) Petite versions of your favorite produce can also make your vegetable spread that much more interesting; bite-size peppers, cucumbers and carrots are easier and more fun to eat than typical carrot sticks and celery!

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