I love a restaurant wedding. For one, the food is being made on premise which is a huge plus, and unlike catering halls, you’re paying for the food, not the space. Given my love of these more intimate, food-prioritized weddings you can imagine how much I enjoyed this Brooklyn wedding at Bubby’s. I’ve never been to Bubby’s but reading their menus I now want to go. And in addition to what looks like amazing food (including some dazzling pies) it’s a very pretty space, with views of the Brooklyn Bridge. Above all else, these photographs by Daniel Krieger remind me why I love city weddings: in each photo, Krieger manages to contrast urban grit with pure romance. From an editorial perspective this visual juxtaposition of the bitter and the sweet seems like an honest entre to marriage: not perfect, not a fairytale, but rather a glimmer of beauty among all that is ordinary and real. You can view more photos from this beautiful wedding here.
Perhaps you’re not a sweet eater. Maybe you’re on a carb-free diet. Then again, maybe you just really like cheese. If so, consider a cheese tower in leiu of a cake.
From The Cheese Shed:
Using black and white cheeses creates a striking, dramatic and much more designed look. Finding cheeses to make this was quite a challenge, and to do it we’ve had to venture a little outside our usual Westcountry selection. But the seven-layer result is one that we’re delighted with, and if you want to amaze your guests this might be one way to do it!
The black cheeses are waxed, and two of them (the biggest and smallest) are the Snowdonia Cheese Company’s ‘Black Bomber’. Now take note: this is a properly strong cheddar. The middle-sized black cheese, however, is a great contrast – Devon’s own Curworthy, a lovely mild, easy-going thing.
As for the whites, down at the base is a Cambazola – the very popular German blue brie. Next one up is a Duckett’s Caerphilly – a classic which, again, will contrast nicely with the cheddar. A small Somerset Camembert and a very small Gevrik complete the picture.
Bonus: most cheese towers are less expensive than a cake of equal measure.
(h/t to Wedding Window)