Family Traditions - Recipes

Family Traditions - Recipes

A personalized wedding cookbook is a great way to symbolize the joining of two families.  Read how to incorporate this idea into your wedding day and get started with our very own recipe for homemade Buttermilk Biscuits!

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Trending: Naked Cakes!

Wedding Cake Trends

Being around cake almost every wedding has kind of made me a cake connoisseur. I've started to enjoy tasting the cake without much icing so this new trend is right up my alley. Naked cakes have been enjoyed here at Riverwood long before this trend went mainstream. Our brides know exactly what they want and they aren't afraid to ask for it! For years they have been working one on one with local pastry chefs on designing their perfect cake, many of which today would be considered a "naked" cake.


Here's a picture from 2007 by Jason Tucker Photography of a "naked cheesecake" from 8 Lavender Lane, our in-house bakery that shows we've been in the trend for years. We just never knew it.

 Enjoy this new image from Nathan Westerfield of a current "naked cake" from a Riverwood wedding.

This cake and photo by Milk Bar, the bakery credited in coming up with the term "naked cake".


What do you think of this wedding cake trend? Could you go without the icing?

Receptions at Riverwood

We wanted to share some great images of our pavilion for all of the brides that are looking for a reception location. These images are great for ideas and inspiration for the perfect party setup. The pavilion is 4200 sq. ft and heated so right now it is being used almost daily for our winter events. 

Get inspired with the images and see how you can get creative with this space.