Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wedding Cake!

Hello my friendly blog readers.  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I had a fun Thanksgiving trip to Boise, Idaho to visit Lee's Aunt Brenda.  Brenda is an occupational therapist and a professional cake maker on the side.  She owns her own business, Brenda's Creative Cakery

While in Boise, Brenda gave us the full cake-tasting and designing experience.  We got to try a number of different flavors of cake and look at her wedding cake albums.  Yes, albumS.  I think we looked at 7 different cake albums, each completely full of photos! 

Of the flavors we tried, Lee and I really liked amaretto and white chocolate.  We did not get to try her buttermilk devil's food, but we heard raving reviews about that flavor.  Brenda told us we could choose more than one flavor, and those three are our top contenders right now. 

We also contemplated wedding cake designs.  After looking at numerous photos, Lee and I decided to model our cake after this classy cake:

The cake will be a round, stacked, and 6-tiers (it needs to be tall for 300 people!).  The cake will be topped with fresh white flowers.  We will have buttercream frosting dusted in a shimmer powder.  Each tier will have a different white-on-white frosting design.  A 3/4" turquoise ribbon will be around the base of each tier to add a little color to the cake. 

Lee will also be getting a grooms cake of his choice.  He hasn't decided on the flavor, but he said he thinks having chocolate ganache frosting would be cool.  His aunt Brenda thinks he should have a big picture of teeth on top of the cake.  :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Save the Date Saga

We got our Save the Date proofs back!  I am very happy with how they look.   The rest will be ordered tomorrow and will be here by the end of the month!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Case Closed!

A decision has been reached!  Since the prices were very comparable, I decided to go with TWO save the date designs.  Younger wedding guests (my friends and Lee's friends) will receive the black and white artsy save the date, and parents' friends will receive a more traditional pose on their save the dates.  Everyone's happy, especially me.  :)

Best of all?  My only expense is printing the postcards, since I designed the postcard by myself and the e-pics were complimentary from our photographer.  The total price per postcard to print is 24 cents.  Postage for each will be 29 cents, making this one budget-friendly project!  

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

DIY Wire Wedding Hangers

This project has taken awhile for me to attempt.  I found the materials several weeks ago, but I was too busy with save the dates to try it out.  I finally found the motivation tonight while watching Glee. 

If you buy these on Etsy, they are usually around $20.  I used $4 wooden hangers from Ikea and $3 wire from Walmart.  I also used a small amount of ribbon left over from other projects.  Now I have a great personalized hanger to showcase my dress for a few pictures on my wedding day! 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wedding Bee

I never have done this before, but I started a poll on the wedding website Wedding Bee, which is a open forum for brides.  I was getting conflicting advice from my parents and Lee's parents on which save the date picture to use, so I thought I would pose the question to total strangers to see what they think!  Check it out to see what the results are!