Every year, hundreds of couples get married in the Commonwealth. Hundreds more are traveling through the Virginia countryside from the city to find their dream wedding cake. Making their ways off the highways and interstates, brides, grooms, and their families are traveling along back roads and across tree-lined mountains and into the country to meet with Bijou’s Sweet Treats. Not a storefront bakery with pies, cupcakes, and cookies ready for pick up for anyone who enters, this elite cake studio requires appointments to meet with the creative mind behind the elegant, one-of-a-kind works of art carried out through their doors and decorating their social media.
The ultimate place to book and have your dream wedding cake hand-designed, Bijou’s is known for stunning cake art that not only looks incredible, but also tastes good. Guests are known to talk about the cakes for months to come and numerous weddings have returned new brides and grooms to the studios doors for a chance to have their wedding cake created by the husband and wife team of Tommy and Amy Chan.
More than just dream wedding cakes and dessert tables, Amy works one-on-one with each couple to figure out the perfect dessert or combination or desserts for their big day. From hand-painted buttercream masterpieces, like Bijou’s well-known Dr. Who-Van Gogh cake, to stacked pies and extra large brownies to create a cake illusion for the symbolic cake cutting, to individual and bite-sized French macarons, cake pops, and cookies to involve each couples’ favorite treats to make their big day unique and special.
The one-on-one consultation and tasting gives couples a few hours out of the city to take a step back from the crazy race of wedding planning to have a nice, quiet, and relaxed conversation about their vision for their special day. A chance to escape to the mountains for a few hours, breath the fresh air of the Shenandoah Valley, and let the slower pace of the country seep into their mind. This type of tasting allows couples to get a real sense of how important their wedding and happiness is to the team at Bijou’s and to provide them with the peace of mind that everything is in hand and taken care of.
As couples wind their way through the Shenandoah National Park or George Washington National Forest, they can unwind and allow their minds to slow and put the hecticness of the wedding aside for a while. Whether coming for a few hours to just enjoy a cake tasting, meeting with the caterer, and a walk down Main Street for some window shopping or to savor a cup of coffee before hitting the road, or, venturing in for a long weekend to truly see and explore the town they are considering for a destination wedding, the Town of Luray provides the perfect atmosphere for anyone feeling haggard and a little overwhelmed from wedding planning. Stay in one of the historic hotels, tour the East Coast’s largest caverns, Luray Caverns, or just take a drive or hike along the Skyline Drive for clear views of the countryside, a visit to Luray during your wedding planning is more than just a cake tasting, it’s an experience.
Make unforgettable memories in this hidden valley between the Blue Ridge and Massanutten mountain ranges and meet with one of the best cake studios in Virginia.