Sunshine in a cup! That's what I think of when I see this sweet, refreshing ice cream dessert Marble Slab Creamery created especially for Mandie and Patrick's June wedding reception at the Knoxville Zoo. Being the truest of Marble Slab ice cream fans, when Mandie and Patrick met us at a bridal event last year they knew we would be perfect for the fun wedding reception they had in mind.
After deciding on our Premium Sundae Bar, which included two flavors of ice cream, six toppings, sundae fixins' (hot fudge and caramel, whipped cream, sundae nuts, and cherries) plus pound cake and brownies, the idea evolved to create signature Bride and Groom sundaes. The results were Mandie's Wedding Cake Sundae and Patrick's Chocolate Covered Strawberry Sundae. They're both dee-lish-us!!
A couple of weeks before the big day, Mandie and Patrick and their awesome wedding photographer, Christy Foreman, stopped by our creamery for a special wedding Sundae photo shoot. We dished up their creations in glass bowls and Christy shot a few photos that were used as menu cards at the reception. Guests could choose one of these signature sundaes or had the option of creating their own using the toppings the couple had chosen to offer.
Remember that "sunshine in a cup" stuff? Well, Mandie and Patrick's wedding theme included plenty of happy yellows. I loved the table arrangements of bright yellow sunflowers and yellow roses in custom bamboo vases with black satin ribbons. They were the perfect touch for the Knoxville Zoo's exotic outdoor pavilion. Kudos to the Zoo's wedding coordinator, Ashley Shaloup, for an awesome job!
The Marble Slab Premium Sundae Bar included our Strawberry and Birthday Cake ice cream flavors, pound cake, brownies, fresh strawberries, gummy bears, yellow M&Ms and sprinkles, Oreo cookies, pecans, as well as hot fudge and caramel, whipped cream, sundae nuts and cherries. Yep, pretty much sunshine in a cup!
Thank you, Mandie and Patrick, for choosing Marble Slab Creamery and for making our job so much FUN! And thank you, Christy Foreman for sharing these awesome photo memories!
P.S. For more fun, be sure to check out Christy Foreman's blog post Mandie & Patrick Are Married!