The Telegraph recently reported that in Britain, more and more people are turning to large wedding pies instead of the traditional cake to celebrate their happy day.
In a previous blog post on this website, the top trends of 2015 – as chosen by Fallon Carter, a wedding planner based in New York – were discussed and it appears that the wedding pie is one that is gaining popularity on these shores.
At this year’s British Pie Awards, for the first time ever the ‘speciality’ category will consist of wedding pies, demonstrating the appeal of this burgeoning trend.
The newspaper goes on to speak to one of the UK’s wedding pie pioneer’s, Sarah Pettigree, who entered the field about a year ago and now regularly makes large pies for those planning a wedding.
Although an unusual thing to have at a reception at the moment, it seems that it may become more of a regular sight and, to ensure it is photographed skilfully, those organising a wedding are advised to hire a top wedding photographer. North West England could indeed see an explosion in alternative wedding foods on offer for guests, as couples get more and more creative with their special day.
Sarah explained the marketing behind the idea:
“A few butchers did wedding pies but we really invented it as a feminine product, talking to the bride and the mother.”
These days, many couples like to be bold and a little adventurous when organising their big day, and a large wedding pie certainly adds a little whimsy and will surely start many a conversation.