Gloves in Love: Wedding Pie, for the Win!

So, after hearing from our gracious speakers, the Gloves settled into dinner. I know many brides say they didn’t have time to eat, but I really could not jump on that bandwagon. We’d packed the head table with our favorite people, had already greeted everyone in our receiving line, and had arranged for huge platters of food to be served family style. Suffice it to say, the Gloves enjoyed their wedding dinner. :)


As people were finishing, our amazing coordinator let us know it was time to cut that cake. As you may recall, I don’t love cake. McGlovin, on the other hand, loves it and said it wouldn’t be a wedding without cake. We compromised by getting a cake for him, and also having a pie bar, to satisfy me. We cut into our cake and playfully exchanged bites”¦and then I hightailed it to the pie.




Here’s what I thought was awesome, hive. In my experience, people really want to feel like a part of the celebration. So we put out a call for pies—I talked about it with friends, my mom mentioned it in passing, and people spread the word. At first I was so nervous asking other people to bring something to our wedding (here’s your invitation, but the price of admission is a baked good!), but we had so many people call and ask if they could bring one! It really feels lovely when your friends and family come together for you. I had some extra time the day before, so I made a pie, too! It was my dad’s request, a classic apple. :)





Anyway, after I got my peanut butter pie (lovingly prepared by my sister and one of my bridesmaids), McGlovin and I settled back into our spot. In our pre-wedding meeting, our DJ told us that no one would want to sit and eat dessert, that no one ever does, and he planned for us to just exchange our cake bite and move directly into the first dance. I suggested that with pie, people might, but he was determined to start the dancing immediately. It was deliciously satisfying to prove him wrong, and to get to relax for 15 minutes as people devoured the pie buffet. It was such a hit!

So, who else did something mildly out of the ordinary? Were you nervous that people wouldn’t take to it? How did it end up working out for you?


Mrs. Gloves

Columbus, Ohio
Wedding Date:
January 2013
Classifieds: January 8, 2014
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  1. Guest Icon Guest
    Carlotta, Guest @ 3:42 pm

    It looks like a wonderful wedding!!

  2. msfilly Member
    Mrs. Filly 64 posts, Worker bee @ 4:20 pm

    Oh man. You had me at pie bar. LOVE IT.

  3. wellies Member
    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:54 pm

    A pie potluck! LOVE! :)

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    MmeSilverBullet 2553 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:30 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE. Neither FH or I are huge pie fans, though. Aside from FH’s key lime pie, which is to die for. So, we’ll probably pass on the pie bar. Don’t you just love proving people wrong, though? lol.

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    Elsie May Wedding Invitations & Stationery, Guest @ 5:08 am

    Oh, the chocolate peanut butter pie sounds amazing!

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    Mrs. Pyramid 104 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:23 am

    I love cake, but those pies sound good too! Glad you could sit and eat your dinner and dessert, I’m kind of particular about being able to do that too!

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 8:22 am

    Love the different pies and the cake!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:48 am

    Love all the homemade pies, the chocolate peanut butter one sounds delicious!

  9. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:05 am

    People really do want to help out and do something to show you they love you on your wedding day. This is a yummy way to incorporate that love!

  10. gondola Member
    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:47 am

    I wish I had a pie buffet. Peanut butter pie sounds delicious!

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    mzjynxie 783 posts, Busy bee @ 11:25 am

    I wish I had chocolate peanutbutter pie right now..

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:40 pm

    I think it’s so sweet that your loved ones contributed baked goods. And that PB pie looks delish!

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    daniellekira 573 posts, Busy bee @ 11:54 am

    I love pie and love this idea. We did cake though, but I wish we would have done both. Great idea!

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