It’s All About the Food

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When we started planning the menu for our wedding my dad insisted we go all out. I am glad because all we cared about was the food! I wanted it to be tasty and lots of it! Well, I think we were successful in both areas.

We had chicken and veggie kebabs, basmati rice, shrimp cocktail, pita bread with hummus, Greek salad, and tons of fresh fruit. Everything was delicious!

Now onto the desserts. I have a special place in my heart for sweets:) Not only do I love to eat them, but I love baking them too. So I was set on baking for my wedding…and I am so glad I did. It was so much fun! Of course I had help! My dad made about 400 tarts, Kym did the cake and L cookies…and Josh was encouraging along the way:)

We had a black and white dessert/candy station. It turned out super cute! We had Chocolate Crinkles, Dorie’s Chewy Chunky Blondies, Lime Coconut snowballs, Parisian Hazelnut Macarons, Chocolate Dipped Oreos, Brownie Buttons, and lots of fun candies! We also had the tarts, L cookies, and of course our gorgeous cake!!

And to top it off we had a gelato bar. Dolcetti in Sugarhouse set up a little gelato bar for us! It was a HIT! We had seven flavors: Lemon, Passionfruit, and Raspberry Sorbetto and Chocolate Hazelnut, Almond Toffee, Dark Chocolate, and Vanilla Bean gelato.

So maybe we went a little overboard with the food, but it was worth it! Enjoy the pictures!

Our spread of food!

Little Shrimpies!

Fruit galore and the famous tarts!

Everyone told us we wouldn’t get to eat. WRONG!
were first in line!

Parry keeping everything under control.

The black and white dessert/candy station!

Cookies Galore!

Lots and Lots of Candy!

The Tasty Tarts!

Matt, Ben, and Josh’s Dad eating the grub!

The Gelato Bar!

Josh really enjoying his favorite Lemon Sorbetto!

My turn! I had a sample dish of dark chocolate, almond toffee, and the vanilla bean. I can never decide:) They are all too good!

The little girls enjoying their sweet gelato treat!

Lincoln knew where to find the good stuff!

Ben and Whitney taking it all in:)

Kym’s masterpiece! The most amazing cake ever!

She painted the design on the cake! Such an artist!

Time to cut the cake!

Mmmm! Delicious! Kym used Dorie’s recipe so of course it was tasty!

Thanks Kym! We loved, loved, loved the cake!

And a special thanks to Christy, our photographer. We had fun working with you! Thanks for capturing the highlights of our special day! We love all of the photos!

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. My thoughts on reciptions?

    Right up there with public speaking and dental appointments.

    Although good food can offset this fact. With like awesome cheesecake that Josh made sure I got the first piece of. His Day of Days and he is still worried about my welfare.

    Regarding the photo of me in this post…

    Here we have come upon a Lincoln Beast luckily he has not noticed any of his surroundings he is so intent upon “The Feed” that we may just sit back and observe him in his natural state.

    Crocodile Hunter voice, “Look at him Just Beautiful!”

  2. Too bad we can’t just go back and eat everything again. It was all so good and you just didn’t want to stop eating. You guys did a great job planning your reception. It was you to a tee.

  3. I can’t believe we missed out on this! I’m not sure if two extra days in California was worth it, and now I’m both sad and hungry.

  4. How beautiful — you and Josh and the food! I would have loved to have been there and can’t tell you how touched I am that my cake recipe was part of your wedding reception. I can’t think of anything better. Nor can I imagine a more beautiful cake than the one Kym created. You’re right — she’s an artist.

    I hope you and Josh will always be as happy as you were on your wedding day — and may you always have an abundance of cookies and ice cream.

  5. Thanks so much for telling me to check out your link…the wedding was fantastic looking! Can’t believe you did all that work! Everything was gorgeous!

  6. You made such a beautiful bride! The tarts are gorgeous and the macarons – yey! I agree with Brilynn , the gelato bar is awesome! And Kim created a lovely cake!

  7. Look at that SPREAD!!! That dessert bar is everything I want at my wedding! I love the black and white area, the tarts look so good, and a GELATO BAR?!!? I NEED one of those when I get married, whenever that is!

  8. Thanks for commenting on my blog and pointing out this wedding section on yours. I can not believe you made so many desserts! Everything looks beautiful!