Chicago has a rich multicultural melting pot, and one great culture to find wonderful wedding inspiration is from the Polish. If you are Polish, or if you've ever been to a Polish wedding, probably one of the big things you remember (or look forward to) is the very looooong table of decadent desserts at the reception. You don't have to be Polish to appreciate the abundant sweet table, which typically is a very important part of Polish wedding receptions. Some favorite traditional Polish desserts include:
-- pączki, which are kind of like doughnuts (but better! ... in fact, if you can't get your hands on the latest craze ... "cronuts" .... these old-school Polish pastries are pretty darn close in taste and texture)
-- fruit gelatin covered sernik (Polish for cheesecake)
-- delightful fruit jelly filled kolaczki cookies
With such a large Polish population, Chicago is fortunate to have dozens of wonderful Polish bakeries throughout the city and suburbs, so it is not hard at all to include these popular traditional treats at your wedding. These delicious sweets pictured below were made by Central Continental Bakery in Mt. Prospect, IL.
Photos: Wedding Creativo Photography