It comes in many fantastic forms and can make even the eldest wedding guests regress to childhood; chocolate is by far a favourite of most people. Dark, white, or milk, there are endless ways to incorporate this sweet treat into your big day. Here are our top 10:
Whether you’re thinking of making an edible bouquet or just want to liven up the flower arrangements at your reception, chocolate can be sculpted into beautiful shapes fit for any theme.
We’re not talking thin chocolate paper (though that would be amazing, you’d never receive your RSVP) but anything from a chocolate token to a printed chocolate bar can help your guests remember your wedding date.
The obvious addition to any chocolate inspired bride and groom, a chocolate fountain can be decorated with an edible assortment of fruit, marshmallows, or even more chocolate!
This one’s great for weddings taking place in the cold depths of winter, or any set in the wild grounds of a Scottish estate. Cheer up your friends and family with a warm cup of hot chocolate to drink while you go for wedding photos. Just don’t get any on the dress!
Many couples are bucking the trend of a traditional fruit-filled wedding cake, and instead are opting for a more contemporary chocolate inspired filling. From light sponge to gooey fudge icing, cake decorators like Cake Designs by Jackie Brown in Surrey are able to cater to even the most ardent cocoa fan. She’s even got a whole page dedicated to chocolate tiers!
A wedding day is a long affair so why not arrange for something to snack on? While some might decide on small finger-food canapés, there’s nothing stopping you from bringing up chocolate inspired nibbles.
Maybe don’t go the whole ‘chocolate factory’ route, but why not accessorise your wedding venue with some sweet treats? Simple White Weddings are no strangers to unique wedding requests and things like subtle chocolate hearts can add a little flair to your decorations… with the added bonus of no clearing up!
If you’re looking at keeping your chocolate to meal times only, then you can go the whole nine yards and serve your guests real chocolate heaven for dessert at your reception. Pudding, mousse, or simple brownies – the options from Easy Gourmet are endless. Be sure to ask your planner about an extra-chocolatey third course.
Giving your loved ones party favours as a thank you for coming is a great way to end your nuptials. With a cocoa-inspired ensemble, the gift might not last long, but the memory will. Quintessential Cookies specialise in home-baked favours and can make your wedding favour special.
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If you don’t want to have to deal with the leftovers of a giant multi-tiered wedding cake, why not swap it out for the more manageable option of having individual chocolate cupcakes for your wedding guests? They’re lots of fun and easier to transport too.