Sunday, June 17, 2012

Marathon Wedding Weekend!

Imagine a day where you have cake for breakfast and delicious food samplings for lunch, lots of chatter about pretty pink things and a photo shoot involving a "Mobile Cupcakery?" Not to brag or anything, but that was my weekend, and it was just as good as it sounds!

You may remember THIS pink and grey wedding theme I blogged about in April? Well, the lovely and fabulous bride Sarah lives out of town but her wedding is in NC, so when she and her fiancee came to town, I arranged a marathon wedding planning weekend for them. Here's some insight to one of the most fun days at work that I've ever had...I think you'll agree it's not a bad way to spend a workday or two! 

Cake for Breakfast (literally...our meeting was at 9 a.m.). As usual, Wow Factor Cakes did NOT disappoint and if I could have Amy's Red Velvet or Chocolate with Chocolate Ganache for breakfast everyday, I would be 1000 lbs. I'm not going to lie, light and fluffy cake beats my nonfat yogurt with granola normal weekday breakfast!

I'm not going to give away the design of the cake itself, because it's too fabulous and I want to save it for later. But here's a hint from their Save the Date!

Then we took a tour of the house where the wedding will be held. These pictures (taken from my trusty iPhone) simply don't do it justice. The absolutely lovely home is owned by a gracious family member of the groom and will be the perfect backdrop for this fun October wedding! Picture cocktail hour on the patio below :)

...and the ceremony and some pre-ceremony activities will take place on this A-MAHHHH-ZING wraparound front porch. Can you say gorgeous?!

Next up, the yummy food. Sarah is a southern gal, and she wants her food to represent that. There's going to be plenty of homestyle comfort food, served in a whimsical way. Thanks to Dean and Deluca catering for always delivering on the vision of the bride - they freaking rock! See below for miniature awesomeness! And yes, those are mini hot dogs, burgers and biscuits....

...complete with homestyle sides.

Next up was a paparazzi photo shoot....aka engagement shoot with the awesome Michael Flanagan. I arranged for Charlotte's Mobile Cupcakery (aka the pink food truck!), the Southern Cupcake Queen to be in the photos since it goes with Sarah's love of pink and all things sweet!

I love this shot on the tracks with the pink balloons and I can't wait to show you more pics when I get them!

I wanted to say a quick note to say that the bride and groom were total troopers, considering I dragged them from here to there and everywhere in the span of 2 days! Thanks to Sarah and Kyle and their awesome families for having fantastic attitudes and for being generally hilarious to be around. :)

Needless to say, this was a SUPER fun weekend and made me realize how much I enjoy what I do. I can't wait for this wedding as I know it will be so fun, unique and creative. And did I mention fabulous? Speaking of fabulous, I hope your upcoming week is...well...fabulous!


  1. This is awesome and makes me REALLY want some cake!

  2. Sounds like a fantastic weekend! I LOVE that will be gorgeous no doubt!