Fall Wedding Cupcakes

So normally in the wedding and cupcake business, you get swamped during spring wedding season. Not this year. This year, fall was the season to get married. I've done cupcakes for some really unique, pretty weddings this year. Here are some of my favorite displays. ...more

Getting Married? Use your playing cards.

Some people say that they no longer attend weddings because the marriages aren’t lasting very long. I haven’t been to that many weddings in my life, but having had one and having been involved (to varying degrees), in the planning of a few, I know that we sometimes put greater stock in the wedding that lasts a few hours, rather than the marriage, which is supposed to last for more than a few years....more

Trusting Enough To Love

Falling in love for the first time no matter how old you are, holds a special place in your heart forever. A feeling that fills your whole being. It doesn't make sense that this person shakes your world. You are no longer standing on familiar ground. You are unsure of what you're feeling because you are no longer thinking only of your own well being. How precious this moment is. To be in love, to share your life with someone who completes you. But whether this feeling lasts, is not important. For you are brave enough to take a chance on something that is bigger than yourself....more

Couples Rethink Wedding Costs

Many couples are beginning to function in the real world, trading extravagant credit card weddings for an event they can actually afford. These savvy couples are beginning to run their numbers , rearrange priorities and ask questions that really matter....more

The Ya-Ya Sisterhood just took their clothes off to hug.

So, I think I have to stop mind-planning my wedding for a while because I just came across an article where they were talking about the hip new thing for brides. And it gave me such a flop sweat, anxiety-inducing mental scare that I immediately shut down the internet and tried to time-travel back to when I didn’t know how to use my brain to form words. Bridal Party Boudoir Shots, you guys. ...more
I think boudoir photo shoots can be a really empowering thing for many women but I'm not sure I ...more

Something Blogged: Choosing Your Bridesmaids

The moment I got engaged, I immediately started thinking about my bridal party. It scared me and excited me at the same time. I wanted to make good choices. I mean, don't get me wrong, I have a ton of absolutely amazing friends that mean the world to me, but I couldn't pick all of them. I definitely had in mind the qualities I wanted my bridesmaids to have and this helped make a few girls stand out in my mind.  ...more

And then I stood naked in front of a stranger.

So, as you guys know, I went wedding dress shopping on Friday. And I totally didn’t cry, you guys! Though I did get a little sweaty and “Ingrid,” our helpful wedding consultant, casually was like “would you like me to turn on the fan?” Um, yes, and I’m sorry for my swamp-like tendencies. However, there were a few things I definitely didn’t anticipate when walking into the Bridal World....more
Hilarious! Love your writing and sense of humor. Corsets! Comfort is so overrated! :-)more

Always the Bride, Never the Bridezilla

According to TheKnot.com, the average American wedding costs approximately $28,427 – and that’s not even counting the honeymoon! No wonder brides are so stressed. But, that’s no excuse. Being a bridezilla can cost relationships, time, and dignity....more

Something Blogged: What I Learned Wedding Dress Shopping

I had been dreaming of the day when I got to try on a wedding dress and that day finally came true last Saturday. My fantastic mother came made the trek from Stoney Creek to Ottawa for the occassion and I had set up a day long trek across the city to shop for the "one." We had a great day, mixed with laughs, tears, sticker shock and lots of posing and twirls (on my part). I got schooled in what it means to get a wedding dress that day. This is what I learned: 1....more

Fun, Thoughtful Wedding Gifts For Every Couple

Buying a wedding gift isn't always easy. Everyone wants to be the gift-giver who sails in with a memorable, ever-so-thoughtful gift! A wedding gift seems so weighty; we always want them to be perfect. We're saying something with a wedding present and we're sending out our best wishes to the couple for a happy future together. Forget the nesting bowls and the napkin rings. Is there anything more depressing than wrapping silver-plated napkin rings that you know will languish in a drawer somewhere, slowly tarnishing? Let’s think about more personal options.  ...more
@onmytiptoes  One of my favorites is simply a springform pan. Most people don't own one because ...more