More of our Wedding Reception: The Cakes and Toasts
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The main cake was the centerpiece our of reception. Not only did it sit between the barn and the tent, where everyone had to walk by, but it showcased the awesome talents of one of my best friends, and Matron of Honor, Alisha.
I gave her full leeway on the design of all three of our cakes (we had this main cake and two smaller cakes on the dessert table). I provided a couple of pictures of things I liked and gave her some general guidelines, but otherwise I said "Surprise me!"
She did such a fantastic job!! Her creations were the highlight of our dessert-only reception! I loved how they all coordinated, but were very unique on their own (remember how I mentioned that with the table decor here?)
Did I mention the cakes (all three) were her (and her hubby's) wedding gift to us?? She wouldn't even let me pay for supplies!! And then she drove them all from 2 and a half hours away, set them all up and still fulfilled all her Matron of Honor duties without skipping a beat.
Here's a close-up of the detail on the main cake - it's soooo cute and sooooo perfect!!
The two smaller cakes (and when I say smaller, they were still good-sized cakes, just smaller than the main cake), sat on the dessert table.
Aren't they too cute??
I couldn't have imagined anything better!!!
Right before we were gonna cut into it....
Isn't it cute how our pose below looks similar to the cake topper? It wasn't on purpose, our photog just happened to catch it. Speaking of the cake topper, it was a gift from my Granny & Grandpa at one of our wedding showers. Surprisingly, my mom had a smaller one that was exactly the same and since I wasn't sure which one would fit the cake proportionally (since I didn't know what the cakes would be like exactly), we brought both to the wedding and one ended up on the cake, while the other sat next to the cake on the table. A little odd, I guess, to have two cake toppers there, but I thought it was kinda cute.
Time to cut....
Nope, no cake-shoving-into-my-face-messing-up-my-make-up from my sweet man.
And even though I gestured at first like I was going to get him good......
Then it was time for the toasts. Shannon represented my Matrons of Honor and gave hers. It was really touching, her toast was actually a letter she had written to me and printed on blue paper, that was my something blue. She spoke of trips we'd gone on together, the similar paths our lives have taken and just being single gals together waiting (and being patient) for the Lord to provide husbands for us.
Then Mark, the Best Man, gave his. It was sweet and funny. Mark talked about what a genuine guy Brandon is and how there's no one quite like him. I couldn't agree more and I try to remind Brandon often just how exceptional he is.
Then it was time for that intertwined-arm-sipping thing.... (they don't teach you this wedding stuff anywhere)
.....Brandon spilled a bit of his sparkling grape juice in the process. Good thing it was the "white" kind and mostly clear so as not to stain his tux vest....or my dress!
Our cakes were two different flavors - chocolate with butter cream icing and strawberry with cream cheese icing. They were SO yummy!
And a shot of our fun turquoise napkins with silver writing.
To give credit where credit is due, the majority of the above photos were courtesy of jhendersonstudios.com. The rest are from friends and family.
We made sure that someone filled a large tupperware container full of cakes and desserts for us to take on the honeymoon since the bites of cake we fed each other when we cut the cake were the only tastes we got of anything at the reception.
Two more wedding posts to go - thanks for reading about our special day!!!