This Sugar Skull Wedding Was So Sweet It’s Scary

Sugar skull weddingOctober weddings are becoming more and more popular. When you plan your big day in the middle of such a fun month, it only makes sense to use an equally fun theme, like Heather and Stephen’s sugar skull wedding!

Sugar skulls are a staple item during the Mexican holiday “Día de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead), which is celebrated in from October 31 to November 2. With the modern day celebrations falling so close to the day we find ourselves trick or treating on Halloween, it only makes sense that these beautiful, sugary treats have made their way into our own festivities and décor.

Heather and Stephen took plenty of inspiration from these colorful treats when planning their October wedding at Franklin Commons. Franklin Hall was filled with bright tissue paper shaped into floral arrangements, sugar skull piñatas, pumpkins, and sweet little sugar skull brides and grooms. Even Heather’s bouquet was a stunning arrangement of tissue paper flowers, a traditional decoration used during Día de los Muertos.

As if the decorations weren’t amazing enough, the delicious menu from Drexelbrook Catering was to die for! A Chicken Pad Thai station and a Mashed Potato Bar awaited guests after the bride and groom said “I Do.” The wait staff carried platters of Three Mushroom Tarts with Goat Cheese & Leeks, Panko Crusted Chicken Tenderloins with Sweet & Sour Chili, Coconut Shrimp with a Mango Horseradish Purée, and Vanilla Salt Miniature Beef Wellingtons with Horseradish Cream.

Dinner was just as spectacular. Guests had a choice between Margherita Chicken stuffed with Mozzarella & Fresh Herbs topped with Tomato Basil Concasse, Beef Short Ribs slow-braised and finished with a Seasonal Ale Reduction & Crispy Onion Straws, and Asian Vegetable Dumplings with Sweet Chili Sauce, a Soba Noodle Bed, & Black Beans.

Of course, this sweet wedding deserved an especially sweet ending! Drexelbrook set up their Signature Sundae Bar with a twist: scoops of Hand-Spun Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Creams served on top of piping hot Belgian Waffles. There were countless delicious toppings to choose from, including Chopped Walnuts, Cherries, Whipped Cream, “Drunken Bananas”, Hot Fudge, Strawberry Sauce, and multiple candies.

The Master’s Baker presented the bride and groom with the perfect cake for their wedding theme. The white cake was piped with black frosting, sprinkled with fall-colored flowers, and topped with an adorable wooden sugar skull bride and groom. This cake was almost too cute to cut into – the key word being “almost”.

The Franklin Commons team was pleased to be a part of this sweet October wedding. Congratulations to the happy couple!

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