Love Blooms

We joined Todd and Hannah for a weekend that was so incredible it defies words. Their rustic chic wedding combined their love of greenery (okay, maybe Hannah’s love) and the beauty of the area the Hannah calls her childhood home.  First, the botanical cookies…

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Their first date involved hot dogs; apparently an impressive amount of hot dogs… Todd likes them plain.

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Here are the welcome bag cookies; they wanted to represent the intertwined relationship coming initially from two different states.

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The ampersand vine (keeping that rustic floral theme)…

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May I ask you a Favor?

Caroline and Donnell had a fairy tale romance so their wedding favors had to step it up to shine like this beautiful couple!! Caroline chose two different designs; both had parchment colored background and a white floral to mimic their invitations.  She couldn’t decide between “Mr & Mrs” or “hello LOVE” so why not have both!

Mr & Mrs:

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Hello Love (based on stencil by Killer Zebras!):

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Tori and Byron’s Wedding

Tori’s gown was structured and classic with just a touch of bling.  Perfectly and incredibly appropriate. So, true to Tori and Byron, the wedding/reception was equally classy, with all of the fabulous (and I do mean fabulous) details taken care of. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!! The food was as plentiful as it was incredible and the dancing nonstop! I was pretty much blown away by the whole day/event. The photographer was Pat Robinson of Philly; can’t say enough positives about his work!

Our girls. The youngest, the maid of honor, and Tori, the BRIDE!!!

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MMB cookie favors were served as parting gifts.  A play on the Philly (“knot”) pretzel.

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The groom and bride each got a cookie box of their own.

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And the cookies that went into the Philly themed welcome bags…

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All You Need is Love

The City of Brotherly Love’s (Philadelphia’s) perhaps best-known landmark is LOVE itself — the Robert Indiana sculpture is in John F. Kennedy Plaza, not far from City Hall.  As an odd side bar, LOVE was installed in 1976 but briefly snatched away in 1978; popular demand brought it back to where it stands today.

Since the wedding was in Philly (even though ordered and picked up in Buffalo), all was right in the karma world.

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Initial Impression

With lots of out-of-town guests attending the wedding, the groom’s mother decided to make up welcome gift bags.  One of the treats inside the bag was this little four-pack of cookies.  Since mom didn’t want any particular theme, I went with what I knew: the couple’s colors were light pink and grey; their initial’s were “M” and “R.”   The bags used were pretzel bags found at Michael’s, Wal Mart, Hobby Lobby, even our local grocery store. They perfectly fit four 1.5 inch  cookies!

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I wanted the grey minis to be a bit more elegant since the pink ones were simple hearts or initials.

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Thank goodness for LARGE tables.  Really, really.  Some day I’ll own one of those rolling baker stands that allows you to stack cookie sheets.  But not today…

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Rustic Wedding

Wanted to make a “storyboard” for my niece and her rustic wedding.

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Base icing for heart shaped tree slice and other cookies completed.

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Next time I will stamp the bride and groom name and add their wedding date.  Always room for improvements…

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Little grapevine wreath.

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Pinecones with dimension.

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