Monday, August 31, 2009

Bumpin' It

What a weekend!!!!! My brother got married this past weekend! Whoo hoo!!! We have been running non-stop since Thursday! I have so many pictures of the entire weekend, so I am breaking them down by each event. So this week most of the posts will be wedding posts. We will start with the rehearsal dinner. The dinner was held at a local lodge, Southern Sportsman's Lodge. It is a great place, really rustic. I was in charge of the decorations for the rehearsal dinner (I gave myself that honor). I wanted to have a theme that would reflect my brother's interest....so we did deer/ducks/turkey/fishing theme. Ya'll already saw the invitation on a previous post...so now you finally get to see the final results.
Let's start with the cake. A girl, Laura, that lives near me did the cake (http://www.lauraleessweets.com/). I cannot tell you how amazingly awesome she is at making them. It tasted great! I sent Laura 2 pictures, one of my sister-in-law (SIL), and one of my brother, this was what I wanted them to look like on the cake. I wanted them fishing at their pond with their dogs. SIL My Brother
The cake. The cake was buttercream icing, and the figures were fondant. The top layer was vanilla and the bottom chocolate....man it was good!
SIL and her dog (corgy) Patsy Cline
How cute is that!!!
It was not easy travelling 2 hours with that cake! I was a nervous wreck. I was so worried that it would get messed up. Thankfully my best friend went with me, to help me, my mom and my aunt decorate Friday. As you can see, the cake made it.
We got to the lodge around 9am Friday morning, and off to work we went. It looks simple, but it wasn't. We had bags and bags of stuff to sort out, greenery, decorative balls, candles, votives...you name it. I should have taken a picture of the mess I was making while putting together the arrangements! Thank goodness my aunt and friend were there to help me and mom, or else we would not have gotten done!
This is the main arrangement at the bride & grooms table. The green balls are actually mock oranges. They grow everywhere around my brothers house. Me & my mom were out picking them at 8am that morning. They made the arrangements to me!
I had to make sure none of the hanging votives would catch the arrangements on fire! I am happy to report that everything was fine
We got done decorating about 2:30, and had to rush to the hotel to get ready for the rehearsal dinner. Then it was time to have fun!
Me and my best friend in the hotel lobby
candles lit, and ready to go!
My SIL LOVED the cake! She saved her dog off it!LOL!!
Bride & Groom, a friend of my brother's giving a little speech
My cousins Jenny & Lindsey...they are a mess! Lindsey told me she loved my "Bump It"!! If ya'll don't know, a bump it is a little plastic thing you put in your hair to give it volume. I told her that my bump it was the real deal.....hair indeed.....a little teasing, and no bump it involved! I had funny hair comments all weekend. One lady at the bridal luncheon thought my hair was a wig! Are you kidding me! She said it looked to perfect! So my hair looks like a wig with a bump it! I guess thats a good thing....maybe?!?!
Me , my Aunt, best friend, and cousins
my SIL and brother singing with their band
Me and my Dad
Macy (bride's sister), the Bride & me
My cousin and my brother
We had soooooooo much fun. They were really pleased with the decorations...thank goodness. Everything turned out great! We had a blast listening to the band, and getting to visit with family and friends.
Tomorrow will will tour the hotel and go to a bridal luncheon! I know ya'll can't wait to see more of me, my wig and my bump it!!! LOL!!!!!!!

19 comments:

Ginger said...

Your hair really does look awesome in the wedding weekend pictures!!

Can you find out where Macy got her dress for me? I want it!

Darla said...

You look so beautiful you could be the bride!! I love how all of it looks so far!!! GREAT JOB!!! Can't wait for tomorrow's post..

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Green cake?!!! LOVE IT! The best wedding cake I've ever seen! You all people look so good and happy!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Sorry, correction: pre-wedding cake!

Becca's Dirt said...

The cake is awesome. The decorations look great. You did a good job DP.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

DP...your hair looks wonderful and real! Your decorating was the tops! I hope the couple shares a life of love and happiness!! :)

tina said...

That is a beautiful cake-it has my favorite color on it not to mention it is buttercream! Congrats to your brother and SIL and good job on the decorations!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks like you did a fabulous job with the decorating. The cake is precious.. She did a wonderful job!!!!! Looks like your bro and SIL loved every minute of the evening.

Love the picture of you and your Dad.

Your SIL is a beautiful gal... I know that your brother knows that he is a lucky guy.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lou Cinda said...

You look gorgeous whether you were bumpin it or not!! lol Love your dress!! So pretty! And the lodge and cake ~ loooove it!

Looking forward to tomorrow!

Lou Cinda

Lou Cinda said...

You looked gorgeous whether you were "bumpin it" or not! Love your dress, soooo pretty!

The lodge and the cake all look fab!!!

Lou Cinda

Tootsie said...

your best friend is just the cutest little thing....and you ....YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED HOTTIE PRINCESS!!!! You could have been the bride...Darla said it first!!! You did a wonderful job...and that cake was just super cute!
can't wait to see the rest!

Blue Creek Home said...

You did an amazing job on the decorations. And that cake is just too cute.
Looks like you all had a lot of fun.
Rhonda

Tom Hayward said...

If the wedding turned out as well as the rehersal shindig, it must have been dope.
That cake is truly cool.

Susie said...

That cake is really cute! I think you did a great job with the decorations and such. Look forward to seeing more.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Wow, it really looked great. I love that cake too. It sure looks like it was a fun time.
They've been showing that bump-it commercial here non stop, I never knew there was a name for that style before. And your hair does not look like a wig! :)

flowergardengirl said...

Beautiful wedding! You did a grand job. The cake is so detailed and well decorated. I like the cat tails on the cake--very real looking.

You look grand! I noticed your hair right off but thought it looked beautiful and not wig like. I never heard of a bump it but will look in to getting me one ;)

Those center pieces are classy--the apples do make the deal look expensive.

Dirt Princess said...

Thanks! I am glad ya'll like everything so far!

EB said...

An even nicer cake! Love the arrangements too.

Teresa said...

Too much fun! Love that dress you're wearing too.

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