Wedding Wedding Inspiration

The Food and Cake

October 2, 2016
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Our venue at the National PGA Resort & Spa catered the food for the cocktail hour and reception.

For the cocktail hour we had a choice of 4 pass around horderves and 2 displays.

For the pass arounds we went with crowd pleasers: coconut crusted shrimp, mini loaded cheeseburgers, hot dogs in a blanket and mac ‘n cheese tarts. I could’ve easily popped 10 of those tarts in my mouth. For the displays we selected the spinach and artichoke dip with tortilla chips and a cheese and meat board with assorted breads. Sadly, Adam and I did not get to see the displays since we decided to take most of the cocktail hour to take a deep breath and read our vows to each other in private.

For dinner during the reception guests started with the PGA salad. It was a mix of greens, feta cheese & craisins wrapped in a cucumber bowl.

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For the entree’ we went with a duet plate instead of asking our guests which protein they preferred. The plate had a serving of citrus chicken and slow roasted short rib, paired with mashed potatoes, fingerling potato with a side of veggies.

Our venue connected us with Jennifer at Johnson’s Custom Cakes in Wellington, Florida to design our wedding cake. Since Adam and I go crazy for rainbow cookies, we chose flavors that would resemble our favorite dessert. Layers of raspberry and apricot preserves inside a vanilla cake base covered in buttercream fondant. I showed Jennifer a picture a picture of an ombré cake I found and she was able to recreate it effortlessly! Layers of pink ombré on the interior of the cake with gold accents on the exterior. Perfection.

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We can’t wait to eat the top of the cake, but must we wait a whole year?! 😉

I haven’t gotten out of the childhood habit to smash cake in my loved ones faces during a happy event. Unfortunately for Adam, our wedding was no different 😉

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He got me back.

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I loved it.

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Whats the best meal at a wedding you’ve ever eaten? What’s the worst? Are you a cake-face smasher?

Cheers!

xxJ

Photo Credit: Palm Beach Photography

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