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C is for cookie

I think most would agree that a big highlight of a wedding day is dessert! From beautiful cakes, to pies, to donuts and ice cream, we’ve seen it all. But, one very fun tradition that always makes us smile is the Pittsburgh Cookie Table!

I came across this years ago at a wedding (hey, Wade and Jen!) and I was in awe. We had an abundance of cookies baked by friends and family members and we were told to display EVERYTHING! There were dozens and dozens of cookies, all made with love for the bride and groom’s special day. I was told this was a staple at any Pittsburgh wedding. In the years since my first cookie table experience, I’ve seen them on a few occasions and the sheer number of cookies on hand – and how many get consumed – is always amazing!

If you’re interested in learning more about the tradition, click HERE. Check out some beautiful photos of the cookie table at Abby and Brian’s wedding at Melrose Knitting Mill.

Photos by Reg and Kala Photography:

Photos by Reg and Kala Photography
Photos by Reg and Kala Photography
Photos by Reg and Kala Photography


What’s a great way to add a personal touch and extra detail to your wedding day? Here are some fun tips to incorporate into your wedding day. 

Signature drink signage – Whether you name your drink after your favorite nickname for each other or pet, the signature drink is a great way to bring a personal element to your wedding day. Take it a step further and get an artist (plenty of great options on Etsy) to make a signature drink sign you can hang in your home.

Credit Luxe and Pine Photography
Credit Luxe and Pine Photography

Take the party a step further! Have fun favors for your guests to dance with (we’re talking light up glow sticks, inflatable instruments and more!) really makes a mark!

Have something you’re passionate about or love to share with your partner? Why not share with your guests as well? A well thought out and personal favor is always a great idea!

Credit Megan Travis Photography
Credit Megan Travis Photography

Want to capture a shot with a ton of your favorite people at once for a fun and personal photo op? Grab a flag from your alma mater, state or favorite sports team and ask all the guests who are affiliated with that “thing” to jump in for a great group shot!

Even if they can’t be at the reception with you, make sure your favorite family members make it to the wedding with these fun cake figurines!

Credit Six Foot Photography

Personalized details are one of our favorite things to help couples create. This will be just part 1 of this blog topic! Make sure to check back for more fun ideas!

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