Perhaps it’s not your first trip down the aisle. Maybe your family and friends are scattered across the globe, or you and your groom simply want to say your I Do’s in an exciting locale…regardless of the reason, destination weddings are hot! In fact, with its mild climate and enchanting atmosphere the Big Easy is a popular place for visitors to take the plunge. Here at Haydel’s, we produce upwards of 15+ destination wedding cakes alone per week during our peak season. Since destination weddings typically have significantly fewer guests than a hometown ceremony, brides often choose smaller versions of traditional or themed wedding cakes…sometimes with a twist. For small celebrations, we’ve created personal mini cakes for each individual guest. We also offer wedding cakes for the most intimate of ceremonies that serve just two. Couples traveling to exchange vows may opt out of a cake all together and instead serve guests themed cupcakes or even daintily decorated petit fours, a southern favorite.
Selecting flavors that are popular or appropriate for the particular region where your nuptials are taking place is always a hit. Home sweet home may be landlocked, but if you’re getting hitched seaside, consider coconut, lemon, pineapple or other tropical flavors and fillings. We fill lots or orders for red velvet, and even tiered King Cake wedding cakes, the traditional carnival season treat. But our most popular wedding cake flavor with all of our Haydel’s brides is our famous Almond Wedding Cake. With a hint of almond enveloped in rich vanilla and butter, it’s a distinct and delicious taste that you’ll not soon forget.
When you’re planning your destination wedding, don’t be afraid to think outside of the traditional dessert box. Get creative. Go ahead, make bold choices. Have fun and embrace the local flavor! And if you’re still deciding on where to tie the knot, we’d love to have you!