Chocolate and Champagne Wedding Reception
Today is our 21st wedding anniversary. We had a Christmas-themed wedding, so I’m plotting a post about that for my stop on the Virtual Advent Tour, December 15. Today, I thought I’d give a sneak preview with some photos of the food at our reception for Weekend Cooking.
The wedding was in the evening, so we hosted a champagne and dessert reception featuring our favorite food — chocolate!
The pyramid of pastries on the right is croquembouche, a French dessert traditionally served at weddings. Ours was drizzled with chocolate.
The hit of the night, especially with the children, was the strawberries and chocolate fondue. Here, my mother-in-law is helping her grandchildren, Rick’s oldest nephew and niece — our ring bearer and flower girl.
Also on that table are Queen of Sheba (a chocolate almond cake) petit fours, miniature white chocolate cheesecakes with chocolate glaze, miniature chocolate framboise (raspberry) cheesecakes, Angel Clouds lemon mousse, double heart cookies, miniature fruitcakes, nuts, and mints. The guest favors were silver and green-wrapped “kisses” made by the caterers.
I didn’t remember all this, by the way. I found the list in my memory book.
I do remember that champagne goes really well with chocolate.
We were out last night for a Christmas party, so tonight’s plan is a quiet supper at home and Love Actually on DVD. We’ll go out to eat to celebrate our anniversary some time in the next week or so — I like extended celebrations!
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Edited to add: I just got published on Huff/Post 50! And it’s slightly related to this topic: A Librarian’s Tips For Healthy Holiday Parties. Please click, comment, and share because I’d love it if they invited me back!
Happy anniversary! I love the holiday theme and how happy everyone looks in the photos.
Congratulations! Mmmm..chocolate! Sure wish I’d been at *that* party! 😉
Happy Anniversary! How wonderful that you wrote down all the details so you can remember them now.
Happy Anniversary! What a lovely way to celebrate your wedding with a chocolate champagne reception.
Thank-you for sharing your memories of such a special day. Happy Aniversary.
Happy Anniversary! Champagne + chocolate = pure bliss.
Congrats on the HuffPost 50 piece!!
Thanks! I’m very happy about it!
Lovely post, JOy. Have a great weekend
What a fun wedding reception! Have a Happy Anniversary!
Aww happy anniversary to you guys! I love champagne and chocolate.. together is all kinds of terrific. 🙂
Happy Anniversary! Such wonderful photographs.
Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate
Happy Anniversary! Love how happy you look, and the Christmas decor. I too make Love Actually part of my Christmas season each year – SUCH a good film!
What a fun time, and you both look sooooo happy!
Congratulations! Happy anniversary.
Happy (belated) anniversary! Sounds like a wonderful reception! 🙂
Happy Anniversary, Joy (a little late, just read this)! Loved the pictures and story that you shared here.
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