Joy: Our Wedding – Food & The Cakes

The food at our reception was super yummy! The Washington Pavilion has an adorable little cafe inside of it called Leonardo’s, and they catered our reception for us. We requested a taco bar with beef and chicken, and all the taco fixin’s we could ever want – and they delivered! We couldn’t have been more pleased with the delicious spread.

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Our-Wedding-Reception

While the taco bar was outstanding, one of my favorite parts of our wedding reception were our wedding cakes! After seeing inspiration for an awesome rice-krispie tiered cake online, my parents and I agreed to try and tackle making our own! My parents took the brunt of the work on themselves in the few days before the wedding, and I couldn’t have been happier with the finished product!

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Our-Wedding-Reception

Our-Wedding-Reception

We also ordered three half sheet cakes from HyVee, a local bakery inside a grocery store. We ordered red velvet (my favorite), vanilla, and strawberry (Jordan’s favorite). I’m sad to say that I didn’t even get a chance to have a piece that evening, but I heard wonderful things about how it tasted! Many thanks to my aunts for cutting the cake for us.

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We also had a bunch of fun cutting the cake together, using a cake knife from my great-grandmother Sophie!

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Our-Wedding-Reception

Our-Wedding-Reception

Up next: A look at our iPod wedding dance!

{All photos by Creative Kindling}