Post # 1
I was wondering if anyone has been to or has had a brazillian wedding and what their food is like, customs, etc…
My Fiance is from Brazil and I am American but I just want to incorporate his culture with mine.
Post # 3
i’m int he same boat – how did it go?
Post # 4
@VictoriaCL: Hi Victoria, I’m brazilian and my Fiance is american, so i was thinking that maybe we can help each other out! 🙂
Post # 5
I lived in Brasil for some time and observed that “brigadeiros” were very common at weddings! They are small desserts or “coxinhas” which would be great for your cocktail hour! Feijoada is also big but a bit messy looking. Depending on what part of Brasil and or religion they are from , they have very similar customs to any other culture in Latin America. They love axe and forro music and of course samba!
Hope it helps!!
Post # 6
@MrsBrea86: I dont think brigadeiros and feijoada are nice enough for a wedding, they are probably ok for most of parties but a wedding ask for something more sofisticated right? 🙂
Post # 7
@Aurevoirbaby: You are right! Lol
Post # 8
You could serve cafezinhos after dessert? 🙂
Post # 11
@Aurevoirbaby: I am Brasilian and in all the weddings I’ve been to I saw brigadeiros on the desserts tables. We are also going to be serving coxinhas during cocktail hour and of course, pao de queijo. 🙂
Post # 12
I am a Brazilian bride-to-be and my fiance is English so I know exactly what you mean by trying to add some bits of Brazilian culture into the wedding.
I think that you should strongly consider having “bem casados” in your wedding as this is a very traditional wedding favour/sweet, have a look at a very brief description of it in this page:http://thecookieshopinenglish.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/bem-casados-happily-married/
I’ve found several suppliers that can make “bem casados” (they are all brazilians living over here, of course) so perhaps you can also find them in the US considering that you have a huge community of brazilians living over there.
And I disagree about “brigadeiros” not being fancy enough for weddings as you can find some upmarket versions of brigadeiros which are coated with pistachio or almond nuts instead of chocolate sprinkles and they look really nice, especially if you use nice paper wrapping. This page might help, but you can also google images or recipes of different brigadeiro toppings: http://www.barriquesmarket.com/tag/mrs-brigadeiro/
Hope it helps! 🙂