So, after hearing from our gracious speakers,we settled into dinner. I know many brides say they didn’t have time to eat, but I really could not jump on that bandwagon. We’d packed the head table with our favorite people, had already greeted everyone in our receiving line, and had arranged for huge platters of food to be served family style. Suffice it to say, these newlyweds enjoyed their wedding dinner 🙂
As people were finishing, our amazing coordinator let us know it was time to cut that cake. As you may recall, I don’t love cake. Evan, on the other hand, loves it and said it wouldn’t be a wedding without cake. We compromised by getting a cake for him, and also having a pie bar, to satisfy me. We cut into our cake, and playfully exchanged bites…and then I high tailed it to the pie.
Here’s what I thought was awesome, hive. In my experience, people really want to feel like a part of the celebration. So, we put out a call for pies- I talked about it with friends, my mom mentioned it in passing, and people spread the word. At first I was so nervous asking other people to bring something to my wedding (here’s your invitation, but the price of admission is a baked good!) but we had so many people call and ask if they could bring one! It really feels lovely when your friends and family come together for you. I had some extra time the day before, so I made a pie, too! It was my dad’s request, a classic apple 🙂
Anyway, after I got my peanut butter pie (lovingly prepared by my sister and one of my bridesmaids) Evan and I settled back into our spot. In our pre-wedding meeting, our DJ told us that no one would want to sit and eat dessert, that no one ever does, and he planned for us to just exchange our cake bite and move directly into the first dance. I suggested that with pie, people might, but he was determined to start the dancing immediately. It was deliciously satisfying to prove him wrong, and get to relax for fifteen minutes as people devoured the pie buffet. It was such a hit!