I love all things strawberry. And here in the Northwest, strawberry season is right around the corner. If you are having an early summer wedding, add some berries to your reception or bridesmaids' luncheon menu. Strawberries go perfectly with sweet or savory.

Ideas (from top left):

Marry sweet and spicy with a fun fruit and pepper salsa.

Skip a fancy dessert and just make a simple shortcake.

Keep it summer-light with a spinach salad topped with fruit, goat cheese, nuts, and chicken.

Don't forget the cocktails! This strawberry mojito will keep the party going.

Consider homemade (or store-bought...we won't tell) jam as favors that can double as place cards. Just write names on the label or a tag.