So, yesterday was the wedding that brought me down to Charlotte in the first place! As I mentioned before, my old college roommate Ilin was getting married. There was lots of delicious food all afternoon/evening long, but first …
Ilin and I were placed together freshman year at NYU (in 2000!) as roommates, along with Coonoor. Here’s our very first day in the big city, awwwww:
Ilin and I continued to live together for our sophomore and junior years. Here we are junior year after the short walk from our dorm down to Battery Park to see the sights (i.e. Statue of Liberty in the background) because we thought we should:
Here’s the bride in action yesterday with her daddy:
Getting handed off:
After the ceremony, we went through the receiving line:
And then Wife (fyi, in case you missed this before, Wife’s real name is Laura — Wife is a nickname we have for each other left over from college!) and I headed downstairs to partake in the “light refreshments.”
We couldn’t get over how much food there was, especially knowing that a full buffet dinner was also in the cards! I loaded up on produce and a little slice of turkey wrap:
On monogrammed napkins!
And fruit with a dollop of cream cheese dip:
I had two plates of fruit, plus a few more grab-and-go-bites.
I probably would have kept going on the fruit, but I had put Wife in charge of managing my food pace. She saw where I was headed and dragged me away from the food table, thank goodness!
We climbed back upstairs, and the cake soon made its big debut:
I couldn’t stop taking pictures.
I had one piece:
This was honestly one of the best wedding cakes I’ve ever tasted! The cake itself was moist and very chocolate-y and only moderately sweet, and it combined perfectly with the strawberry filling and buttercream icing.
It was so delicious, in fact, that I went back for another small piece. Wife tried to stop me, but I was unstoppable.
After cake #2, Wife finally succeeded in dragging me out of this room as well so that we could make our way over to the second wedding event: the dinner reception! Coming soon …
Describe the best wedding (or other) cake you’ve ever tasted 😀