8 Crazy Wedding Treats Celebrities Chose Instead of Cake (PHOTOS)

Rebecca Stokes | Mar 12, 2014 Food & Party

macaronsThere are a few very important things that we think of when we think about weddings. We think of love, we think of dresses, we think of parties, and we definitely all think about cake. A cake, most of us would agree, is central to a wedding. The image of the newly wedded couple slicing the cake together, of feeding it to each other, those are hallmarks of a wedding.

People will oooh and ahhhh over how a cake tastes. Women will even take pieces home and sleep with them under a pillow in the hopes of dreaming of their own future spouse. You want your cake to be memorable. You want your cake to be delicious. But in a sea of wedding cake options, everything can start to look the same. So how do you make yours stand out from the crowd?

These 8 celebrities certainly found a way to keep their guests' mouths happy and still stand out from the crowd. They found ways of providing sweet wedding treats without comprising their unique ideas about their special day. Here's hoping they provide you with inspiration when it comes to how you plan on capping off your sweetest day.

Would you ever think of serving something other than wedding cake at your wedding?


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  • Krispy Kreme for Gwen and Gavin


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    Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale didn't just celebrate their lurv perpetual when they got married. They shared their passion for donuts with all their guests, who got to take home a dozen Krispy Kremes as wedding favors. Droooolllll.

  • Natalie Portman Went French


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    At Natalie Portman's super-private Big Sur wedding, she stuck to her principles and didn't let romance interfere with her staunch vegan diet. Instead of cake, she served up French macarons. Bite-sized awesome.

  • John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Bring on the Crepes


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    Both singer John Legend and his new bride model Chrissy Teigen admit to not exactly having a sweet tooth. Instead of a real cake, they opted for layer after layer after layer of crepes, with raspberry creme keeping them glued together. WE SUPPORT THIS CHOICE!

  • Stanley Tucci Got Cheesy


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    When Stanley Tucci married Emily Blunt's sister Felicity, the duo abolished all sweets from the premises. But they still cut a cake. How is this so? Theirs was made from wheels of cheese! As long as there was wine, we are sure it was awesome.

  • Miranda Lambert's Country Surprise


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    When Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert tied the knot, they were determined to go full-on country with it! How country? Why, the guests feasted on a venison stew. What made this so unique was that the venison had been shot and killed by the bride herself!

  • Justin Timberlake Brought Coffee Back


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    Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel wanted to make sure their guests were dancing all night long. So for dessert they served up affogatos -- a scoop of vanilla ice cream served with a shot of espresso!

  • Reese Witherspoon Wanted S'More!


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    When Reese Witherspoon married Jim Toth, they had their cake -- but they also offered guests something called a S'mores Lounge. Here's hoping it was every bit as awesome as it sounds.

  • Chelsea Clinton's Chocolate Craving


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    Chelsea Clinton can't stomach gluten, so at her wedding, rather than a traditional cake, she served yummy chocolate mousse! Talk about having your cake and, you know, not eating it too.

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