Most couples these days are opting to have other desserts at their reception in addition to or in lieu of a wedding cake. Why? Because it also doubles as a favor! Consider displaying different kinds of cupcake flavors and icings, but make sure to label (in case some guests have food allergies) and top with fun flags that say, “I do.” See more ideas in our photo gallery here.
Ashley & Scott
Andrews, North Carolina
Q & A with the Bride & Groom:
1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
It offered a unique, weekend-long destination for our friends and family where we could relax in a beautiful mountainside location and celebrate our big day. It allowed us to devote cherished time with each guest and that was the most important thing we wanted to accomplish.
2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
1. The lovely bunting my sister made for us. My sister, Olivia, lives abroad and spent hours sewing lace and burlap together for yards and yards of gorgeous bunting. It was so beautiful around our reception site!
2. The homemade cookies our mothers baked, including personalized stamps. My mother made shortbread dough at home and transported it all the way to North Carolina. She and my little sister then baked, stamped and packaged all of the delicious cookies in their cabin on-site. They were stamped with one of my husband’s favorite things, a robot, as well as our names and our wedding date. Michelle and Carl with Keepsake Memories Photography took one of my favorite pictures with our rings on the cookies. Scott’s mom is also known among friends and family for her chocolate chip cookies. Sharon was nice enough to take the time to bake these delectable treats for our dessert table.
3. The wedding ceremony was officiated by Scott’s father, who worked closely with us to personalize every aspect of the service. As someone who knew us and our guests so well, he made an otherwise intimate moment between a bride and groom much more meaningful for all of our attendees.
3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
Scott: Seeing Ashley walking down the long path toward me with her father as the ceremony began. It had been a whirlwind of a day working out last minute details and making sure everything was perfect for her, but to see her in her wedding dress for the first time with such a gorgeous smile on her face was a moment I’ll remember forever. Either that or the food.
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Real Weddings
Tags: cookies, Cupcakes, estate weddings, Hawkesdene House, Keepsake Memories Photography, L7 Events, mountainside weddings, Pink Weddings, rustic weddings, Spring Weddings
Photo: Jillian Tree Photography
When picking out desserts for your dessert table, consider the season ripe with fresh produce from May to late September. Here are five mouthwatering ways to serve them:
1. Mixed Berries Chiffon Cake - From strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and cherries, they all have one thing in common — they’re rich in antioxidants.
2. Homemade Peach Cobbler – In order to select the perfect Georgia peaches for your pies, look for firmness and a lack of blemishes (wrinkles or bruising). You’ll know they’re ripe by the smell alone.
3. Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes - Ask your baker to add a splash of citrusy lemon to the cupcake batter. It just might boost your guests’ electrolytes to keep them dancing all night long.
4. Ice Cream - As long as you can keep it frozen, your guests will love feeling refreshed after eating this ice “cream” cold treat. Provide toppings such as: crushed oreos or pistachios, rainbow sprinkles and shredded coconut. Don’t forget the syrups!
5. Banana Pudding - Spice up traditional vanilla pudding with layers of wafers and sliced bananas in a glass shooter.
Visit our dessert display photo gallery for more inspiration. Did we miss anything? Share in the comments below what you’re displaying!
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Wedding Cake
Tags: banana pudding, berry cakes, Britt Rene Photo, Cupcakes, dessert displays, Enjoy Cupcakes, Erin McVey Photography, Feels Like Today Photography, ice cream, Jen Lynne Photography, Jose Villa, pies, Riso Studio, summer dessert displays, summer desserts
We know how couples love to switch things up and make it even more personal for their wedding day, especially with desserts. Whether it’s a traditional cake that matches your floral bouquet, a surprise cake for your groom, cupcakes, pies, ice cream sundaes or cake pops, the options are endless. Let us know what you would choose in the poll below!