The Best Dessert Crazes | Martha Stewart Weddings - On March 20th, otherwise known as Macaron Day, pastry chef Francois Payard will create the newest dessert trend you haven’t heard of yet: the Macaronut, a macaron, croissant and donut hybrid. In honor of this occasion, we've rounded up some of our favorite dessert crazes. (All of which make the perfect addition to any wedding dessert bar!)
20 Wedding Pies | Martha Stewart Weddings - Today is March 14th, aka Pi Day because of the infinite number's first three digits: 3.14. To commemorate the obviously momentous occasion, we've rounded up our favorite wedding pies from real celebrations. You can start drooling … now!
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream Carts at Weddings | Martha Stewart Weddings - First there were food trucks, and then came the bars on wheels. Our latest mobile-wedding obsession? Ice cream carts (or trucks or bikes) that elevate your wedding day dessert to new levels of delicious-ness. Plus, your guests—the adults and kids—will get a kick out of it. Here, just a few of our favorites from around the country.
Questions Every Couple Should Ask Their Caterer | Martha Stewart Weddings - When it comes to the catering, there are endless possibilities from what to serve to how to serve it. Figuring out what makes the most sense for your wedding both from an overall vision as well as budget can be overwhelming. To help you navigate the neverending possibilities of cuisine, Jess Levin from Carats & Cake asked a few industry experts to share some of the questions every couple should ask their caterer.
13 Delicious Food Bars for Your Wedding | Martha Stewart Weddings - What's not to love about food bars? Not only will guests love the food, but the presentation is gorgeous too. Check out these 13 savory food bars that are sure to add flavor to your reception.
11 Peppermint Desserts for a Winter Wedding | Martha Stewart Weddings - 'Tis the season for knee socks, sweater dresses, and peppermint-flavored everything. Incorporate the season's favorite flavor into your winter wedding or engagement party! Here, our most minty desserts to serve to your guests.
39 Amazing Dessert Tables | Martha Stewart Weddings - There are no rules that say you can only cut into one cake at your reception. Take a cue from these couples and deck out your wedding dessert table with candy, donuts, and more. Your guests (and your sweet tooth!) will thank you.
4 Wedding Cocktail Tips That Are Unexpected and Inexpensive | Martha Stewart Weddings - Surprising signature drinks make your day even more unique. Craft bartender Tom Richter serves up four ways to get creative with your wedding cocktails—without breaking the bank. Booze on a budget? We'll drink to that!
8 Top Chefs Who Cater Weddings | Martha Stewart Weddings -- The man behind Napa's Glen Ellen Star—and the 2015 People's Best New Chef, according to Food & Wine magazine—also runs Stellar Catering (with partner Bruce Riesenman), which offers family-style and buffet menus. The main protein, from suckling pig to spring lamb, is always wood-grilled and accompanied by seasonal sides like caramelized golden beets with blood orange oil and harissa crumble. Price: from $45 per person.
8 Top Chefs Who Cater Weddings | Martha Stewart Weddings -- Daniel Boulud founded his catering arm Feast and Fetes more than 20 years ago, and it creates customized menus for a whopping 600 to 700 private events per year, including 35 to 40 weddings. Couples can expect the French and Mediterranean flavors for which Boulud is known, though with more classic presentations and larger portions than you'll find in his restaurants.
8 Top Chefs Who Cater Weddings | Martha Stewart Weddings -- The renowned chef—who recently shared tips with Martha Stewart Weddings on how to create a successful wedding-day menu—has done everything from a peach-themed food station to a menu that celebrated a Bolivian bride and Southern groom's different hometown traditions. His latest invention: a vertical buffet, where guests can watch plates being prepared and serve themselves from "shelves." The price: varies by location.
8 Top Chefs Who Cater Weddings | Martha Stewart Weddings -- One way to put a decidedly French spin on your wedding day? Have the chef of New York's Bouley restaurant create the menu. Three- and four-course options are available and include locally inspired dishes like organic Long Island duck and New England black sea bass. The price: from $175 per person for three courses.
8 Top Chefs Who Cater Weddings | Martha Stewart Weddings -- The acclaimed Texas-based chef has made a name for himself in the Lone Star State with his "urban Western" cooking, influenced by Western ingredients that have been around since the 1800's.
8 Top Chefs Who Cater Weddings | Martha Stewart Weddings -- Rubbery chicken, over- (or under-) dressed salads, bread rolls that feel like rocks: we've all experienced bland (or straight up bad!) wedding food. So if you're the type of bride who cares more about heirloom carrots than heirloom carats, you may want to use your wedding-day splurge to hire a top chef to cater your wedding. Here are a few of our favorites!