Three Ways to Color Your Cape Cod Wedding with Cranberries

Tart and tasty, cranberries are a fun and flavorful addition to your wedding.

While the Cape is associated with fishing and beaches, there is also another thing that has close ties to Cape Cod: the cranberry. If you are planning a Cape Cod wedding, consider using cranberries in your wedding in one or more of the following ways.

1. Centerpieces. Fill clear vases about halfway with cranberries and water and then float tea lights on top. It's like having mini flooded bogs on your table!

2. In the food and drink. Aside from things such as cranberry sauce (which makes for a great side dish, especially if you are having a buffet style wedding), cranberries can pair well with meats, cheeses, and even vegetables. Talk to your caterer about the best ways to use cranberries in the food you are serving to your guests.

Another idea is to use cranberries and cranberry juice in your drinks! Be it a cranberry punch (either alcoholic or virgin), champagne and cranberry juice, or having Cape Codders (vodka and cranberry juice) as your signature cocktail. You can even infuse vodka with cranberries for your own creation. If you do infuse vodka, consider sending guests home with nips of it as a wedding favor!

Another way to use cranberries in food comes at dessert. Consider serving up cranberry ice cream, or see if your baker can concoct a cranberry cake (cranberry cake with orange-flavored icing is a really nice option). Or ditch the cake altogether and serve up individual cranberry tarts or cupcakes!

3. Color scheme. Of course, cranberry is also a lovely color, so don't be afraid to use the color of cranberry in bridesmaid dresses, tableclothes, place settings, and more!

About the Author

Contributing Writer

Mati Brown holds a Journalism degree from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. She has written for several publications, including the Berlin Reporter, EDGE publications, and the Falmouth and Mashpee Bulletins. A current resident of Brewster, she is glad to be writing about the area she grew up in. Connect with Mati on Google+.

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