Posted by Maria Canora – Here’s our second post with wedding ideas that we thought our new brides and grooms planning a wedding at a winery in Loudoun County  may enjoy. Feel free to share this with your friends who are getting married. Maybe it will lend some inspriration to their planning.strawberry

We’ve noticed lots of brides are getting away from the traditional wedding cake and adding small desserts like these strawberries, with plates of cookies, fruit pies, tarts or cake pops provided by your caterer. Some of these desserts also pair nicely with our Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc. We’ve paired these beautifully decorated strawberries from The Chef’s Table with Doukénie’s Hope’s Legacy Raspberry dessert wine, which also pairs beautifully with anything chocolate.

Another trend we’ve noticed is a take on the tapas or small plates replacing the large buffet or sit down dinners. The Main Event has created an S-shaped buffet table with a variety of vegetarian, chicken, seafood and pasta making for a beautiful showpiece for the food and a better flow of traffic.s-table

Here are a few other wine pairings that we’ve seen work well:

  • Pinot Grigio pairs nicely with seafood, light pastas, cheese and crackers.
  • Sauvignon Blanc: Pair it with grilled shrimp, Thai chicken/basil dishes, or simple goat cheese.
  • Merlot:  Enjoy the long finish with a New York Strip steak.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon is the  perfect wine with beef roast, grilled steak with blue cheese, duck confit, Camembert cheese, or bitter dark chocolate.

This is just another way to make your wedding day unique for you and your significant other. We hope you’ve enjoyed the blog post; watch for next week’s post regarding green weddings.