{Volpes Tie The Knot} It’s Time To Cut The Cake

Wedding Wednesday Our Reception Cutting The Cake

I have skipped ahead over the last few weeks, but now I am taking it back to some happenings from during our reception. I also sat down and figured out the rest of my Wedding Wednesday posts, and I’m not ready for it to end! As of right now it seems like my last recap from our wedding will be right around our 1st anniversary, which is bittersweet to think about! But for the time being, I am going to keep on with reliving our special day.

Lets get into the sweets! We had a traditional wedding cake, but we also had a cookies and milk station set-up. Cookies and milk have been a tradition in my family forever, and then I found out that Dave’s family loves them as well! We had 5 different types of cookies, and 3 different flavors of milk for those to enjoy while they were dancing about. Unfortunately, the cookies and milk station had to be moved because of the storm, so we didn’t get to have the pretty set-up that I had planned- but I was still happy to have them available!

Our wedding cake was a four layer round cake, which isn’t what I had planned originally. I have always wanted a square cake, but then when we decided on the cake stand, I changed my mind to have a round cake. I love how it turned out in the end though! There was a mishap with the delivery, it should have arrived three hours later than it did (since it was in the heat and such), which cased the bottom two layers to begin to melt. Right after our ceremony, the caterer decided to remove those bottom layers, which ended up being better when we were cutting it! The layers were each a different flavor, raspberry, lemon and red velvet, with raspberry on top for our anniversary.

Wedding Wednesday Our Reception Cutting The Cake

I ordered our cake topper from Etsy to match our logo and it turned out beautifully! We had debated on having any sort of topper, but I loved the way ours turned out, and we still have it!

When the time came to cut the cake, Dave and I didn’t talk about a “plan of attack” we just said to go with what felt right as far as feeding it to each other. I’m sure we both fully knew that we would take advantage of this opportunity to smash it on each other…which we did. My grandmother was standing by with a napkin in hand and cleaned up the icing on my face and hair. Some people told me I would be mad if Dave did this, but I was actually glad he did. It made me laugh and I felt like it wouldn’t have been very “us” any other way. (you can also see just how windy it was getting behind us with the letters flying around!)

Wedding Wednesday Our Reception Cutting The Cake Wedding Wednesday Our Reception Cutting The Cake

Wedding Wednesday Our Reception Cutting The Cake Wedding Wednesday Our Reception Cutting The Cake


Now it’s your turn to link-up and share your wedding tales. Nikki and I love reading all about your big day, someone else’s wedding adventures, or anything else wedding related. We just can’t wait to read all about it!
To Travel & Beyond



  • http://blondersideoflife.com/ Kelsey Sheron

    Love the cake, and I love that despite bad weather it didn’t even matter. Makes me feel better about my wedding that it’s possible top be chill b/c you’ve got your guy and you’re family and that’s all that really matters!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much, Kelsey! It really was a crazy day with the weather but we had SO much fun and now I wouldn’t change a thing. I loved the added excitement and just like you said, we were married!

  • Megan

    Your cake is beautiful and sounds delicious! And I love the idea of a cookie and milk station- so cute and such a personal touch! Agghh wish I had been there 😉

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! I wish I could have had some more of those cookies, I just didn’t want to leave the dance floor! ME TOO! Seriously, it’s time for a redo.

  • Ashley Stephenson

    I love your cake and your cake stand!!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much, Ashley!

  • http://www.always-al.com/ Alexandra Stacey

    The cake stand and topper are amazing! I love how you incorporated the logo in everything.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! I was so excited about it, and I’m glad we were able to keep something so special.

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    I loved your cake! It was gorgeous!!!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! I really loved it.

  • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    Your cake, stand and topper are SO cool and pretty. We saved our topper too. Little does Chuck know but my Wedding Wednesday’s are set to end right on the week of our anniversary :) I’ve missed a few weeks, but I have them set to end there too! Cookies and milk….TOO cool, your wedding had so many great personal touches!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! I had so many various ideas for the cake floating around in my head, but once we designed this one I was in love. It fit in so well with the theme. I am so glad your posts are lasting a year as well! We can’t help how much we loved out special days!

  • http://apaperarrow.blogspot.com Kayla Whitter

    Omg! Your cake is amazing, and your cake stand, and topper! Everything was beautiful, and you two are just the cutest!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you, Kayla!! I’m hoping out top layer still tastes somewhat good on our first anniversary 😉

      • http://apaperarrow.blogspot.com Kayla Whitter

        I’m hoping the same thing, because I truly don’t even remember what our’s tasted like!

  • http://vivianbishopxo.blogspot.com/ Vivian Bishop

    I LOVE that cake stand! Fits your theme perfectly! Our cake was different flavors too and red velvet was one of them. Soo good!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! I was SO excited when I found it since it went so well with out theme. Red velvet is my favorite and so many people said we shouldn’t have it for a summer wedding, but I knew we needed it haha

  • http://www.christineeveryday.com Christine Everyday

    I just love all the nautical details! We totally need to get together someday and be BFF.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! Can we PLEASE?! A meet up needs to happen in the future!

  • http://www.thelowcountrymama.com Jacquelyn @ Lowcountry Mama

    Can you believe I FORGOT a cake topper?! Like who does that haha?? Your cake is gorgeous and I loove the stand.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      That actually happens more than you think! I have one in my wedding day emergency kit incase one of my clients forgets it. But flowers are gorgeous to the top as well. Thank you!!

  • http://www.wanderingweekenders.com/ Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    I love that y’all had different flavors for each layer! I was so worried that my husband was going to smash the cake in my face, but I’m happy to say that he did not, although I might have snuck a small smash onto his face!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It all tasted so good, I really hope our first anniversary top layer still tastes somewhat like it should. Aww I’m glad he didn’t, it can turn out horribly wrong sometimes.

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