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…

botanicals.jpg

Botanicals4.jpg

Botanicals1.jpg

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

hot dog.jpg

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

DSC_0502.jpg

The ampersand vine (keeping that rustic floral theme)…

Ampersand 1.jpg

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!!!

Forte-200.jpg

Forte-275.jpg

Forte-956.jpg

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

Forte-1175.jpg

forte2.jpg

forte5.jpg

forte1.jpg

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

Byron cookie.jpg

Tori:brides cookies.jpg

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

welcome box cookie.jpg

 

 

 

Bookmarked

Carrie and Elizabeth are true book enthusiasts and for their wedding they wanted to create a favor that had that “snuggle.up.with.a.cup.of.joe.and.a.good.read” vibe.  The couple had already found some mugs they liked so I wanted to create cookies that would fit into the cup.  I thought some nice bookmarks would be clever and asked them to pick a few of their favorite books. I also included one book shaped cookie because I just couldn’t pass up the ‘chapter/page turner’ word play…  Here’s the result:bookmarks

The whole kit-and-kaboodle before they were heat sealed into their bags.

DSC_0024

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.

DSC_0041 DSC_0030 DSC_0044

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!

DSC_0039

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

DSC_0009

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…

DSC_0013 DSC_0027

Final INITIAL display.DSC_0050

Be my Bridesmaid?

Something old, new, borrowed, blue; and now I need you!  The trend is to ask your bridesmaids to be in the wedding party with a cute card or with something clever.  A cookie is the sweetest way I know to get across any message.  Bagged and tagged adorable.  OR… you can use these cute dress cookies as place cards at a bridal shower or some such celebration!

DSC_0649 DSC_0694 DSC_0657

Petals in my Pocket

So this centerpiece platter is a perfect example of how my brain plays “association.”  I latch on to a thread (spring time bridal shower and the bride.to.be’s love of  happy flowers) and off my thoughts go!  What is happier than daisies, right?  Jump to “he loves me”, “he loves me not.”  No negativity at such a happy occasion so that becomes “he loves me lots.”  Which also rhymes with “we’re tying the knot.” And you pick a petal, so a big cookie that does so too, why not?  And as I think of multiple daisies, I start humming the song “Daisy Bell” (circa 1892, thank you Harry Dacre).  ***Google “Daisy Bell” and you will find a fun story about the origin of the lyrics– it always comes back to either love or money or both! Or Hal from the movie: 2001, a Space Odyssy***  Floated around the idea of using the “I’m half crazy” part but opted for a more appropriate “give me your answer” nod to the wedding vow “I do!”  and placed that with the bicycle built for two! Back to picking things, the bride picked the groom and visa versa and Bob’s your uncle, platter is planned!  Anyway, hope you’re not half crazy following my creation process.  um.  Enjoy the pictures, at least?

DSC_0650 DSC_0661 DSC_0673 DSC_0649