10 chocolatey ideas for a cocoa-crazed couple

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:

Floral chocolate

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.

Image Vicky Lizzy Photography

Image: Vicky Lizzy Photography

Edible invitations

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.

Image Delysia Photography

Image: Delysia Photography

Chocolate fountain

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!

Image Sandeep and Reshmi Bansal Wedding via Boozy Frutiy Chocolaty Affair

Image: via Boozy Frutiy Chocolaty Affair

Hot cocoa

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!

Image Byroneroe Photography

Image: Byroneroe Photography

Chocolate cake

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!

Image Jackie Brown Cakes

Image: Jackie Brown Cakes

Chocolate canapés

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.

Canape Image Easy Gourmet Catering

Image: Easy Gourmet Catering

Willy Wonka décor

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!

Image Lushome

Image: via Lushome

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.

Image Easy Gourmet Catering

Image: Easy Gourmet Catering

Bomboniere chocolate

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.

Image: Quintessential Cookies

Chocolate Cupcake Substitute

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.

Image Clares Cupcakes

Image: Clares Cupcakes

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