In need of a refreshing idea for your summer wedding’s cocktail hour? How about an heirloom tomato bar?! Who, after all, can resist a lush, flavorful, sunny tomato? For a colorful and tastily diverse spread, offer many different varieties, from Cherokee Purples to Green Zebras. Let your guests pick their toppings from a wide selection of artisan oils, vinegars, herbs, and infused salts (think rosemary, thyme, and lemon). Add wine pairings or bright, tomato-inspired cocktails, such as this garden-grown heirloom tomato cocktail or this modern tomato basil martini. Adventurous brides, don’t stop at the tomato bar! Add tomatoes to your bouquet, and go for tomato-red pumps and lipstick!
CREDITS (from left to right, top to bottom): Girl in sunhat > Photo by Jose Villa for Saja / Tomato basil martini > Two Tarts / Tomato bar > Photo by Kellan Studios (via Style Me Pretty) / Tomato pie slice > Photo by Joey and Jessica (via Southern Weddings) / Tomato bouquet > Photo by Annabella Charles, floral design by Haute Horticulture (via Southern Weddings) / Tomatoes and flowers > Photo by Eric Kelley, floral design by Mary Stevens at Fearrington Village, tomatoes from Coon Rock Farm (via Southern Weddings) / Tomatoes > Photo by Eric Kelley, tomatoes from Coon Rock Farm, hand lettering and calligraphy by Lindsay Letters (via Southern Weddings)