The winner of Tessa Kiros' cookbook "Falling Cloudberries" is....Larissa Banting. Here is her response "At my
wedding, we served a traditional woven Ukrainian wedding bread,
complete with handmade little bread doves. Truly a work of art. A woman
in her 80s was the artisan (sadly, she's no longer with us) and having
this link to my family's roots was very meaningful and special"
I'll be honest--I chose Larissa because I really wanted to post a photo of the traditional Ukranian wedding bread (though these photos aren't of Larissa's wedding). How pretty is that? I hope this inspires you as much as it inspires me, and reminds you how food can be so much more than just something to serve. It can be symbolic, decorative, and a unique expression of your personal history.
(Read more about the Ukrainian Wedding Bread, or the 'Korovai" here.)
Larissa is also the owner of Weddings Costa Rica, so if you have a destination wedding in mind but just can't decide where to go, take a look at her site!