You may or may not have heard of cake pops, they’re the little cake balls on a stick that have been sweeping the wedding dessert world with their yummy cuteness. One of the staff over at Offbeat Bride even attempted to DIY them to a tragic end (therefore, I do not recommend that you DIY them, unless you’re SUPER talented with the baked goods). I saw something at a wedding recently that was a really great spin on the cake pop idea.
Instead of little round balls of cake, the bride gave her guests tiny cupcake pops from Creative Cupcake Company. Creative cupcakes indeed! Yes, they’re little tiny cupcakes…
Imagine my shock when I walked into work last Thursday and this greeted me at the door?! One of my co-workers, the very talented and amazing Bradford (also of Uncle Beefy fame), had decided to surprise all of us with this tasty sweet table (and yes, he did in fact stay up all night getting it ready). Of course, I immediately thought it could also serve as inspiration for those of you hosting a bridal shower.
Let me break it down for you: iced coffee with simple syrup, assorted juice seltzers, sherry cake, chocolate cupcakes with vanilla bean frosting, vanilla cupcakes with fresh strawberry buttercream frosting, individual peach crisps, chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream filling, homemade caramels (yes…even the caramels were homemade), nectarine golden cake, and snickerdoodles in adorable paper bags. Seriously? Seriously. Admire this!
It is entirely possible that I am more excited about having cupcakes at my wedding than I am about any other detail in the planning process thus far. (ahem…Aside from the fact that I am officially about 40 days away from marrying my best friend. Of course.)
Really though, I’m absolutely hooked on these things. And blindsided by being hooked—but hooked nonetheless. Like hook, line and sinker hooked. I really hope I’m getting this point across, because in case you can’t tell, I’m absolutely obsessed with cupcakes right now.
See, I’ve always been a pie girl myself. I mean, I would never, ever even possibly consider turning down a slice of cake, but if given the option I would also be the…
Tom and Lisa’s wedding from Anna Hardy is (I have to say it) absolutely delightful. It’s one of those weddings where the joy leaps off the screen and does a little happy dance. Or in Lisa’s case, a happy twirl.
If there were ever a wedding that illustrated that doing it your own way is the only way, this is it. The dashing fedora, the gorgeous polka-dot dress, the courthouse ceremony and those fabulous, fabulous shoes…Even though I’ve never met Tom and Lisa, somehow I can’t imagine them doing it any other way.
Be sure to check out Lisa’s thoughts below, as well as Anna’s on the whole day. What a lovely pair!
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Betty and Troy are big fans of the movie, “Lord of the Rings.” They wanted to incorporate this love into their special day without having guests come dressed in Hobbit costumes. So, the couple decided to have their wedding in Napa Valley because of the rolling vineyards, the oak trees, the pond and a farmhouse that reminded them of New Zealand, where the movie was filmed. Dennis and Jaime, of Viera Photographics, captured the day’s events and details.
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Across the CD aisles at Amoeba Records in San Francisco.
What was the theme | design…
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