We put a lot of time and effort hemming and hawing over choosing what to serve at our wedding. Yung and I both love to eat. Like really, we love food so much that it’s become a bad habit. Choosing what to serve at the wedding was hard. We knew we wanted it to be delicious and we also wanted choices. We wanted something “different” but not too out there. We wanted our food to be remembered. That seemed very important to us at the time. I started inquiring about caterers in January, and we didn’t book our people until June. We took our time with this one.
In a perfect world, we would have gotten a Torchy’s Tacos food truck (it did not exist at the time), Potbelly sandwiches, and Cane Rosso pizza. And maybe some food from Central Market. All of our favorites. Easy. Oh, but in reality, it was not so easy.
We ultimately signed on with A Sophisticated Affair, which was recommended by our friend Pat. We loved working with the owners, Keri + Jeff, going to several tastings, an open house, and choosing our menu together. We chose this catering company because we felt so at home in their presence. The tastings made us feel like we came over to their home to eat dinner. They were flexible and casual, yet very professional. They had worked our venue on many occasions in the past, and knew what was what.
We decided on a fruit + cheese table (I said no salad or veggies! We (I) eat those all day everyday!), 3 different hors d’oeurves, and 3 stations. Chicken + waffles (Yung loves!), tacos (we love!), and risotto (I fell in love with at the tasting!). They provided tea, lemonade, + water, and all of our china. We decided to go with mismatched plates and navy napkins to match our colors.
The cake was an easy decision for us. I had many people tell me that cake tasting was one of the best parts of wedding planning. I took this to heart and booked us tastings at 3 separate bakeries. One was in Southlake, one in Fort Worth, one in Dallas. Our first trip was to Mrs. Ruth Robbins’ home in Southlake. She is the owner of Tastefully Yours Cakes, and she often bakes out of her own kitchen. She was so sweet and professional and made very delicious cakes. We tasted about 16 flavors that day, and our very favorite was the first flavor we tried–white velvet with strawberry filling and white icing.
We booked her the very next day and cancelled our two other appointments. We settled on just one flavor because there wasn’t another that we loved just as much. Mrs. Ruth was the most cost efficient and had recently worked our venue (important!). I knew from her portfolio that she was talented, and I wanted a simple design.
Yes, cake tasting is fun. But when you have to drive 50 minutes one way to get to Southlake and you know Mrs. Ruth will do an excellent job, you book her while she still has availability. We decided on a three tiered cake and had sheet cake hidden in the back. P.S. our sheet cake was never cut into, so guess who got to take home tons of delicious leftover cake with them? That would be us. And that would be 5 pounds around the hips for me.
There you have it. Food-check. Cake-check.