Our Wedding Day

July 10, 2010

We shared our favorite sweets and beverages with our closest family and friends at on our wedding day. Dinner was delicious too, but it was just the best choice our caterer offered and not something special to us. The facility that hosted our wedding allowed us to bring in Dan's favorite beer, our favorite wine, my favorite tea, our favorite cake, and mom's incomparable baklava and kourabiedes.

Our Wedding Dinner

This photo doesn't do dinner justice at all. The Garlic Cream Chicken was absolutely amazing. I'm going to have to attempt to make something like it.

Grannyism number 38

Of course I had Sweet Leaf Tea with dinner. I saved my cap which was Grannyism #38 - Live in now, remember the past, and think for the future.

Our Wedding Cake

Our cake was made by WholeFoods in our favorite flavor, Berry Chantilly. The Mascarpone frosting is absolutely amazing. The cake stand was provided by the facility that hosted the wedding, Fountain Glenn in Leander, TX. The cake cutters were from Things Remembered (and so were our toasting glasses, not shown).

We weren't sure how to go about cutting the cake, so I suggested we just take a stab at it!

Apparently we make funny faces while eating cake.

Here we're eating the cake, and it seems like it tastes bad. Funny thing is, we did not pose for this shot, nor was the cake bad at all. It just looks like it is. Neither of us can remember what we were talking about that resulted in the funny faces we made. I assure you, it's an amazing cake and if you're ever at a WholeFoods, you ought to track it down and try it.

Pastries & Tiramisu

My mother made baklava and kourabiedest (which are Greek cookies covered in powder sugar). Mom's baklava is so good that those who have tried baklava before have been known to never eat baklava again unless it is made by mom. It's so good, it makes all other baklava taste bad. We both loved that mom took the time to make these special treats for us and our guest. Thanks mom!

On the right is Tiramisu which was by WholeFoods and is also made with Mascarpone frosting. One of our guests, Emily (10), said that the Tiramisu was like eating a piece of heaven. (She had 3 slices!)

The Menu

Dinner by Courtney's Catering:

  • Caesar Salad-with Croutons and dressing on the side
  • Parsley New Potatoes
  • Broccoli with Lemon Butter
  • Fresh Rolls & Butter
  • Garlic Cream Chicken
  • Vegetarian Option- 3 guests - Penne Pasta with Marinara Sauce
  • Non-Dairy Option-2 guests - Grilled Chicken Breast-no sauce


  • Sweet Leaf Tea (assorted flavors)
  • Appleton Rum (our favorite)
  • St. Genevieve wines (their Sweet Red wine is our favorite)
  • Shiner beer (assorted varieties)
  • Martini & Rossi Asti Spumonte (for the toast)
  • Orangina soda (for the kiddos)
  • Virgil's Root Beer
  • Assorted regular & diet sodas and other alcohol

Snacks: Assorted nuts, chocolates, pretzels (all from WholeFoods, to avoid food color for Gaetano)

Pastries: Baklava & Kourabiedes by Kathy Bertone (my mom)

Groom's Cake: Tiramisu by WholeFoods

Wedding Cake: Berry Chantilly Cake by WholeFoods

Want More Wedding Pictures?

I'm trying hard to keep this blog food focused, but for those of you who are interested I've put up more pictures of our wedding.