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
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
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!!!!!!!