Wedding Inspiration: Wedding Cake Alternatives

I know we're all extremely tired of hearing about the Duggars and their weddings and babies, but bear with me here. After Jessa Duggar's way-too-talked-about wedding a few weeks ago, I read that since she doesn't really like cake, she had an ice cream sundae bar instead of a wedding cake! My first thought: who in the world doesn't like cake?! My second thought: what a GENIUS idea.

If you don't like cake, first of all, get it together (kidding! ;). And then check out these really great ideas for wedding cake alternatives. Some of these are still technically cake, but they're a little different than having a big ol' wedding cake! My vote: have a cake AND one of these. ;) 

Wedding cheesecake! Yum. And a whole bunch of pies, too. 

Wedding cheesecake! Yum. And a whole bunch of pies, too. 

So this one is still cake, but it's a little different! A deconstructed cake, in all different colors, like these from Ashley + Derrick's wedding at The Barn is so cute. Photo by Photo Love Photography. These were made by theCakePlace. 

So this one is still cake, but it's a little different! A deconstructed cake, in all different colors, like these from Ashley + Derrick's wedding at The Barn is so cute. Photo by Photo Love Photography. These were made by theCakePlace

Fried pies, strawberry shortcake (in a glass!) and a whole bunch of adorable, delicious dessert shooters, all made by theCakePlace. This was from our Open Barn 2014, and it was SO GOOD. 

Fried pies, strawberry shortcake (in a glass!) and a whole bunch of adorable, delicious dessert shooters, all made by theCakePlace. This was from our Open Barn 2014, and it was SO GOOD. 

A fancy macaron tower! And a stunning ombre donut display. 

A fancy macaron tower! And a stunning ombre donut display

Cake pops in the prettiest color palette. And a totally genius waffle cake, complete with syrup, of course!

Cake pops in the prettiest color palette. And a totally genius waffle cake, complete with syrup, of course!

An ice cream truck! Your guests would absolutely LOVE this idea.

An ice cream truck! Your guests would absolutely LOVE this idea.

The cutest mini pies! Cupcakes are an obvious choice (and they are still cake) but this display is so lovely.

The cutest mini pies! Cupcakes are an obvious choice (and they are still cake) but this display is so lovely.

A literal cheese cake for all you cheese lovers! Plus, you've gotta have all the cheese tray essentials... something savory, something sweet, a vehicle (crackers, bread, etc.), and some type of meat!

A literal cheese cake for all you cheese lovers! Plus, you've gotta have all the cheese tray essentials... something savory, something sweet, a vehicle (crackers, bread, etc.), and some type of meat!

Which idea is your favorite? I LOVE the waffle cake. And I'm a big fan of macarons, so I love that one too. I think the most creative is the cheese... that would be an unforgettable wedding detail!

See y'all tomorrow with a gorgeous 2014 wedding that I can't wait to share!

xoxo,
Kelsi