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wedding overload

I have had google reader for over a year now (I know, I was totally late to that party) and all the while I star things I like so that I can go back in later to either blog about them or use them for myself. Well it is of no surprise that this once wedding-centered blog has morphed into more of a baby blog as that is what is on my mind most of the time (btw, I am due in 4 days! yikes!!) Sooooo, I went through all of my starred posts and took out the wedding ones and have compiled them all into one big wedding extravaganza for you! I know, very exciting. Although my wedding was a year and a half ago my very good friend Natalie is getting married in June, and on top of that, well, weddings are just fun to look at. Here are some images that I found fun to look at over the last year:

Picture 1

(fun table assignments)

Picture 3

(fun table numbers)

Picture 4

(fun cakes)

Picture 6

(fun dress)

Picture 7

(fun menu idea)

Picture 8

(fun bridal style)

Picture 9

(fun food cart action)

Picture 10

(fun dessert table)

Picture 11

(super fun altar)

Picture 12

(fun signage)

Picture 15

(fun {more like gorgeous} table scape)

January 21, 2011   1 Comment


Some wedding details that I have had starred in my google reader for a while now…

Picture 1

(flying hearts, via)

Picture 2

(bike notes, via)

Picture 4

(a cake I would like a piece of, via)

Picture 6

(mismatched but perfect bridesmaid dresses, via)

Picture 7

(frame worthy fans, via)

August 17, 2010   5 Comments

succulent love

I am in love with this centerpiece by succulentLOVE. And the cake doesn’t look too buy cialis 10mg bad either!


May 19, 2010   4 Comments

real wedding by Matthew Morgan


(amazing shoes, right?!)
















(all images by Matthew Morgan)

November 30, 2009   2 Comments

my day: the cakes!

mmmm the cakes.

Some of you may remember the Gelato debacle. So we decided to go with a bakery in San Juan Capistrano that Bryan has been going to for lunch for years, The Dutch Bakery.  We ended up ordering all three types of cakes, 2 or 3 of each, to feed everyone.


(note the center cake… it was totally sinking! But it still tasted just as good!)





Tips: Traditional wedding cakes can be beautiful, but they can also cost a ton!  I asked a local bakery how much for a run of the mill, three tier cake that would feed 100 people. Ready? $500. Ouch.  That was not going to fit into our budget.  Going the small cake route, we had more than enough cake for 120 people and it only cost $250. Half! For the same amount of cake!  If you are in the area, definitely check out The Dutch Bakery, it has great cakes but it also serves lunch and delicious pastries! It is family owned and run and is just a great little spot.

Bryan’s mother was so generous, she bought us the Lenox cake topper (which we placed on the table because we weren’t sure if the cake could hold it up. And by the looks of it, the cake couldn’t even hold itself up!) as well as a Lenox cake cutting set which she later had engraved for us. (Thanks Mary Ellen!!)

mmmm, now I want some cake.

Photos by Miah and Mike over at Studio 7 Photography. Go check them out!

September 28, 2009   3 Comments

the first

Here are some details from Bryan’s cousin’s recent wedding. Which also happened to be our first as Mr. and Mrs.





(my seating card with my new name!)

September 1, 2009   1 Comment

Jeep Love pt. 2

My cousin just got married this past weekend (congratulations Erin!) and I couldn’t help but post a few pictures from their gorgeous wedding!  I posted their engagement shoot here and if you forgot, her husband loves him some Jeeps!  They were married in Alaska which provided a gorgeous backdrop, and the groom’s mom made the awesome cake!!




You can find more pictures at  Philip Casey Photography Blog.  Congratulations Erin! I love you!!!

August 31, 2009   3 Comments

one more day…

I need one more day off. Tomorrow can’t be Monday already… can it? Ugh.  The weekend went by so quickly.  We went up to Ventura for a memorial, had dinner on the pier and then I spent a good portion of today shopping and then eating at my moms house. A weekend full of good things, but a busy one. I now need a day of rest. Let me get to the stuff you are interested in before I bore myself, and you, with more boring details 🙂

Some gorgeous shoes from the one and only J. Crew

And a wedding filled with gorgeous details by the one and only Matthew Morgan.

May 10, 2009   5 Comments


Did you see this ‘cake’ in the latest Martha Stewart Wedding magazine? I want one! Actually I could probably go make one… hmmm…

They will ship them anywhere in the U.S.!  And next time I am in New York, I will definitely have to stop by their shop.

Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

(Seen here, buy them here)

April 16, 2009   6 Comments


I just mailed off the florist deposit, wooohoooo!  Another thing on my mind…  fresh flowers on our cakes.  Since we won’t be having the traditional wedding cake, all decorated with sugary goodness, I am thinking a few fresh dahlias on each cake might really spruce things up 🙂

(cake from martha)

April 13, 2009   6 Comments