Happy Monday, everyone! How’s everyone holding up? As most of you probably expected, I had a pretty fantastic Saturday, to rub it in, and then a pretty hectic Sunday, for good measure. So I think it’s safe to say I broke even this weekend. Good times!
So… umm… I’m still a little stuck on yellow… it seems to have carried over from Friday. Can you tell?
You may have noticed that, these days, it’s quite insanely popular to present a dessert buffet of some sort to your guests at some point during the reception. This makes perfect sense; who doesn’t love colorful displays of tasty treats, arranged on dainty doilies and adorable cake plates? No seriously, I’m asking. Because I don’t know anyone who doesn’t think that’s a stellar idea.
I believe it was my girl Kim over at Bride Goggles who first brought this specific display to my attention. It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? I personally adore this one because of the honey sticks. My good friend, Abby, and I went apple picking one time waaay back in grade school, and I remember chowing down on some honey sticks and melty maple candy. Oohhhh that was the life. It was so good, I remember the taste of it to this day. Truly, whether or not you put out honey sticks and maple candy (which I HIGHLY SUGGEST if you’re inviting me), the majority of your guests will love you for going out of your way to provide such a delicious array of treats.
The great thing about a dessert buffet is that it offers variety for those with choosy palettes. And not everyone wants your cake, I can promise you that. :) Yeah, I put a smiley face there to lessen the blow… but I’m serious. Cake is not for everyone.
And then… there’s the photo factor.
If you do this buffet thing right – and there are people you can hire to do just this, like Amy Atlas, to name a leader in the industry – the eye candy your photographer can get out of an organized, exceptionally presented display of adorable, color-coordinated, scrumptious candy treats can rival those s/he’s taken of you. Kidding; nothing, and I mean NOTHING, will look as amazing as you do on that day. I mean that, no sarcasm there. But your dessert table will definitely result in some mindblowingly delicious eye candy for your eye taste buds… your eye buds?
Photography: Kelly Chau
So, let me know; are you planning on having a dessert buffet? And will you be tackling the thing yourself, or are you hiring a professional?
xoxo! – Alison
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