The Colonnade as Cake

Every now and then, the alumni magazine receives a photograph of wedding cakes designed to look like Washington and Lee’s historic Colonnade. Now readers of the online edition of Brides magazine can enjoy the view as well, in a March 6 blog item about the March 2011 wedding of Corbin Blackford, Class of 2007, and Kristin Hendee.

The post, “A Southern Spring Wedding at River Oaks Country Club,”describes all the Virginia elements that the couple incorporated into their Houston ceremony and reception, including dogwood trees and a groom’s cake that depicted Corbin’s undergraduate alma mater plus the University of Virginia, where he’s now in law school, through pastry renditions of the Colonnade and the Rotunda.

The groom's cakes at the reception. Photo by J. Cogliandro Photography.

Perhaps a creative couple and their pastry chef will come up with a cake resembling the Colonnade as it looks at the moment—criss-crossed with scaffold-ing as its renovation proceeds.

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