Our location in Tysons Corner, VA puts us perfectly in the center of the hub of Virginia, Maryland, and the D.C. area! Many of our brides hail from the states of Virginia or Maryland and are looking for the freshest food for their wedding. The Patchettes have put together a perfect guide for any local bride who hopes to make the most of their location by using food famous in their states! Local bites are seriously trendy in the wedding world right now, so here’s your look at how to execute this delicious trend at your wedding! Even if you aren’t from the area, we won’t tell if you won’t!
Baltimore, Maryland: Crabs, crabs, and MORE crabs!
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The Chesapeake Bay has some of the finest crabs and oysters to offer. Consider incorporating some of this succulent sea food into your wedding menu!
Virginia: Peanut Pie
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Peanuts are a classic staple of the Virginian diet. This peanut pie is the perfect way to give your guests another dessert option instead of classic cake!
Central and Southern VA: Apple Pies
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Apple pie is a classic, and is especially delicious when made with Virginia apples! These mini apple pies are bite-sized perfection for your guests to catch a quick snack and then head back onto the dance floor.
Northern Virginia: Mushrooms
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Not only are mushrooms a traditionally Northern Virginia delicacy, but this stuffed mushroom recipe also includes turkey, another famed Virginia food!
Washington, DC: Ben’s Chili Bowl Half-Smokes
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Any D.C. foodie knows Ben’s Chili Bowl- their famed half-smokes (half pork half beef sausage) are famous world-wide! Use chili, dogs, or fries in your wedding menu for a more casual feast.
Baltimore, Maryland: Crab Cakes
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Crab cakes are the perfect-sized appetizer for any affair. Especially a wedding where you are entertaining Marylanders!
Maryland: Smith Island Cake
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Made famous by the Smith Island Cake Co. in Maryland, these delicious 10-layer confections are the perfect way to surprise your guests with a scrumptious dessert!
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Nothing says “Southern wedding” quite like grits! The way to make this trend work for your wedding is to use small portions and pair it with a protein (like how this recipe chose shrimp).
Virginia: Sweet Tea
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Speaking of Southern traditions, nothing is quite as sweet as sweet tea! This isn’t just regular iced tea: many Southerners are proud to have their own recipe for sweet tea! Give your guests this sugary and alcohol-free beverage choice!
The DMV is filled with so many delicious food options for brides. For more inspiration for your weddings or to check out some of our pretty paper visit us at The Dandelion Patch on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!