The Cookie Table

A Pittsburgh Tradition

...because who doesn't love cookies?

Nick spent his formative years in Pittsburgh. Melissa has been to Pittsburgh a handful of times, but has always been decidedly pro cookie. So both of them were very impressed when their friends Jaison and Michelle imported this tradition for their own Philadelphia wedding last year. We are excited to be taking a page out of their book, immitation being the sincerest form of flattery (and cookies being the tastiest form of flour).

Wedding receptions in Pittsburgh have featured cookie tables, laden with dozens of homemade old-fashioned offerings like lady locks, pizzelles and buckeyes. For weeks ahead — sometimes months — mothers and aunts and grandmas and in-laws hunker down in the kitchen baking and freezing. Then, on the big day, hungry guests ravage the buffet, piling plates high and packing more in takeout containers so they can have them for breakfast the next day. [From NYTimes]

If you feel so inclined, bring 2-3 dozen homemade cookies to our wedding. We'll add them to a grandiose cookie display for all to enjoy. We'll also have plenty of take-home containers, so you'll be ready for late night snacking or tomorrow's headache.