A La Mode

…to continue the saga of our wedding cake:

My mom felt really bad that we wouldn’t be able to hold a pie contest at the wedding. She, too, agreed that it would be fun to do something nontraditional for dessert, although she wanted to have a wedding cake regardless. So she came up with the brilliant idea of hiring an ice cream truck to deliver sweet treats to the reception right after the cake cutting. That’s right, y’all—we’re having an ice cream truck!


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When my mom dreamed that one up, I was like:


Photo via Roflzoo

We did some research into ice cream truck rentals in the Houston area, and we decided to hire Shannon of Snowdog Ice-Cream. For a pretty low cost, she will drive her truck to the venue (probably at the designated “cake cutting” time so our guests can enjoy their cake a la mode!), she will serve an ice cream for every guest, and she will play whatever music we like. The ice cream selection is great: Blue Bell ice cream sandwiches (you Southern brides will know what I’m talkin’ about!!), snow cones, cartoon character ice cream Popsicles and ice cream bars (the kids will love these!), frozen fruit bars, Choco Tacos (!!!), Skinny Cow ice cream bars, and Austin’s Organic ice cream in a wide variety of flavors. Gosh, I am drooling a tiny bit right now just typing this post. My favorite part about the ice cream truck is that Shannon lets the bride and groom serve ice cream to their guests right out of the truck! Mr. Wallaby and I can’t wait.


Photo by Smith Imaging / Image via Cachic Design

Are you planning any surprises for your guests?


Mrs. Wallaby

Wedding Date:
November 2012
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  1. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 9:55 am

    That’s so cool!! I’d love to go to a wedding where there was an ice cream truck!

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    buffalo 178 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:56 am

    I love love love this idea!! Of course I love all ice cream (and any excuse to eat it) but it will also be so much fun!

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    shortbread 290 posts, Helper bee @ 9:57 am

    Totally awesome! I love Blue Bell of course.

    We just took a day trip to Brenham last week and went on the Blue Bell factory tour. The best part of course was the free scoop of ice cream. Your guests are in for quite the treat.

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    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 10:03 am

    SO CUTE! I’d be googoo over having an ice cream truck at our wedding. Awesome idea!

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    Toni, Guest @ 10:13 am

    Super cute idea!

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    raspberry bride 407 posts, Helper bee @ 10:27 am

    That was one of the things I wanted to do so badly! I am obsessed with ice cream! However, once we decided on our wedding date (November in CANADA), I had to let the dream go. It will be much too cold here for ice cream *single tear*.

    Enjoy it – I am SO jealous!

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    cauldron 99 posts, Worker bee @ 10:27 am

    Ahhh, Blue Bell! Love. :) Great idea!

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    Highness 82 posts, Worker bee @ 10:39 am

    OMG Brilliant! Can I come to your wedding. Blue Bell is the bomb.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 10:43 am


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    wubewe 143 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:57 am

    Nothing official yet, but I am SERIOUSLY considering renting a well-known local donut truck to my reception. I figured what would be a better “favor” than a fresh, hot, organic donut to soak up some alcohol at the end of the night :)

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    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 11:08 am

    Your mom rocks! Because, seriously, ice cream is my favorite food group, and you’ve got it all covered! Can I come?

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:35 am


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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:19 pm

    This is seriously amazing, I would DIE if I went to a wedding with an ice cream truck!!

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    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:26 pm

    Every trip I’ve ever made to Texas has included Blue Bell. This is the best idea! I LOVE it!

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    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:25 pm

    Thanks girls!! I think this will be the highlight of the wedding hahaha.
    @Shortbread: Every time we drive to Austin I beg Mr. Wallaby to stop at the Blue Bell Factory. We never have time… I’m thinking it’s going to need to be a road trip in and of itself 😉
    @raspberry bride: Aww! With things like that, I just say, “Save it for the 5-year vow renewal!” Baha. I think Mr. W and I are going to have to have a very big second party sometime later in life to carry out all of our fun ideas we’re not going to be able to do at the wedding.
    @wubewe: YUMMM. Do it!
    Glad you all love Blue Bell. My all-time fave is the Blue Bell classic vanilla… sooo good.

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    MissSpark 180 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:17 pm

    That is too cool! Love the face you made when your mom came up with the idea. : )

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:01 pm

    OMG. I want to steal this idea!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 9:12 pm

    That is awesome!! Chicago has awesome food trucks (aka one with specialty donuts that are to die for!). I love incorporating these kind of details!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 10:00 am

    amazing! that’s going to be such an awesome surprise!

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    Red Poppy 31 posts, Newbee @ 12:19 pm

    Awesome!! Everyone loves ice cream and this is such a cute idea. We had an ice cream bar but neither of us even had time to go over to it!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:46 am

    I love this idea! Its unique and will make for awesome photos and a great surprise!

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