Foodie wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)

Foodie wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)
All professional photos by Wild About You Photography

You should have seen the looks on peoples' faces when I said I wanted "edible centerpieces." I would describe heads of kale and artichokes, but all people could apparently envision (including my own partner!) was Edible Arrangements — you know, the fruit on sticks.

Except for my wedding planner, Holly! She immediately got my vision. And, after sounding her (previously mentioned) wedding planner Horn of Gondor, she hooked me up with the most amazing florist: California Sister, who took that idea and put their own spin on it…

And I went from a bride who didn't give a crap about having a florist, to LOSING MY GAWDDAMNED MIND when I saw what California Sister showed up with.

Foodie wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)
Actual photo of me losing my mind.

Check out these amazing edible centerpieces, and then see how we enjoyed them AGAIN with our tummies:

Before: Gorgeous foodie centerpieces

All our centerpieces were edible AND themed — based on our table "houses."

Foodie wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)

This one was my very favorite. This table was based on the location — in the redwoods in Northern California — so California Sister went woodland-y with it and added giant mushrooms…

Foodie wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)

…As well as asparagus and kale.

Foodie wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)

Foodie wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)
My house, House Finley's centerpiece, had radishes and apples…

Foodie-themed wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)

My bridesmaid couldn't resist how good those radishes looked, and actually started chowing down on them the moment we got to the table.

Foodie-themed wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)

Mike's house's centerpiece had kale, artichokes, lemons, and not-quite-ripe berries (if they were too ripe, they would have attracted too many insects)!

Foodie-themed wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)

Foodie-themed wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)

House Maui had lemons and the cutest mini pineapples I'd never even seen before!

Foodie-themed wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)

We didn't eat them, but you'll see what we did with them later.

Foodie-themed wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)

Of course the centerpiece on our table named after food critic Jonathan Gold was dripping in edibles…

Foodie-themed wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)
Eggplants, artichokes, lemons, berries, and kale galore!

Foodie-themed wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)

I have to say my favorite surprising edible centerpiece additions were the asparagus and the tomatoes!

After: Gorgeous foodie dinner

Foodie-themed wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)
Chefs from LA restaurant Providence and my chef friends from Maine.

Four of our friends, who just happen to be amazing chefs, harvested all the centerpieces for anything edible. Then Lisa and Alex, who run a bed and breakfast in Maine, started cooking our centerpieces…

Foodie-themed wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)
We had appetizers of lemon, fennel, asparagus, and mushrooms (all from our centerpieces), served with a little cheese all on a cracker (not from our centerpieces).

Foodie-themed wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!)

And then dinner was kale salad with radish, potatoes, and asparagus, sprinkled with lemon, and decorated with those cute-but-inedible baby pineapples. We also had eggplant hummus and artichokes.

All in all, these were the most beautiful and delicious centerpieces EVER!

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  1. I LOVE that you ate those gorgeous centerpieces later! I don't remember ever seeing edible centerpieces before ( except, as you pointed out, fruit baskets).
    I didn't know Lisa and Alex "settled" down. Their B&B is AMAZING. So beautiful.

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