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The Colonnade as Cake

— by on March 12th, 2012

Every now and then, the alumni magazine receives a photograph of wedding cakes designed to look like Washington and Lee’s historic Colonnade. Now readers of the online edition of Brides magazine can enjoy the view as well, in a March 6 blog item about the March 2011 wedding of Corbin Blackford, Class of 2007, and Kristin Hendee.
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The post, “A Southern Spring Wedding at River Oaks Country Club,”describes all the Virginia elements that the couple incorporated into their Houston ceremony and reception, including dogwood trees and a groom’s cake that depicted Corbin’s undergraduate alma mater plus the University of Virginia, where he’s now in law school, through pastry renditions of the Colonnade and the Rotunda.

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Perhaps a creative couple and their pastry chef will come up with a cake resembling the Colonnade as it looks at the moment—criss-crossed with scaffold-ing as its renovation proceeds.