Monday, June 13, 2011

Let them eat anything...but wedding cake

One of the first decisions that we made after we decided on our venue was the type of food we wanted. Since Casey is such a great cook and we're easy-going people, we wanted the food to reflect our personalities. The location of the wedding (in a local park) also reinforced the idea of having "picnic" type food. Our caterer Chef's Choice Catering (one of the caterers approved by the park) had just the kind of food we were looking for. Below is an idea of the type of food our guests will be feasting on this Saturday:


(images courtesy of google)

When it came time to think of desserts, we knew right away that we didn't want a traditional wedding cake. We're not a traditional kind of couple so we definitely wanted to do something different. Plus, cakes are expensive so we wanted a more affordable but still delicious route. So we decided on....cupcakes! We're doing a little bit of a twist on the cupcakes so it will be unique. A friend of mine has her own cupcake business on the side. She does weddings, showers, birthday parties, etc. Click on the link to check out her Facebook page: Becky's A+ Cupcakes .We also had to think about other options for those who might not like cupcakes. Luckily our "picnic" menu included brownies (without nuts) and cookies. I think our guests will definitely be pleased with our food choices!

                                      (Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream photo courtesy of Becky's A+ Cupcakes)

5 days until the big day!!!

Hello loves!!!

I can't believe it's been almost 2 months since my last post. My original goal was to post as much as possible during the planning process...but with school, wedding planning and the job search, I had no time. So now I'm going to do a quick recap and post like crazy over the next couple of days (i hope).

I am pleased to say that the to-do list is very short for the remainder of the week. All the vendors have been paid so now it's just the little stuff. The plan is to have everything done by Thursday. Here's the list:

Wrap gifts for the bridal party
Make bathroom baskets for bathrooms
Do seating chart
Decide on places to visit on our honeymoon (doing that today). Casey already has a list of places he wants to visit.
Buy RD dress (Tues, June 14)
Finalize any rentals (chairs for ceremony, extra tables for guest book & cards—30 inch 
Make a “must take” list for photographer (finish by tomorrow)
Contact vendors to finalize times (florist, photographer, dj, caterer, etc
Pick up cupcakes and cheesecake (Friday, June 17)
Get pedicure and manicure (Thursday, June 16)
Finalize wedding timeline (Wednesday, June 15)
Practice walking in wedding shoes
Buy/borrow a white clutch 

Pack for honeymoon

And of course there is still packing that needs to be done since we're moving after our honeymoon. I guess I should talk a little bit about that as well. After many job applications and a couple of interviews...we decided to choose where we wanted to move instead of waiting on job offers. Since Casey has lived in Colorado before and I loved it when we went to visit a couple of years back, it just made since to move there.  We decided on Fort Collins because one of his best friends lives there and it's in the perfect location. So I'm focusing the job search in Fort. Collins and the surrounding area.

Well, my next post  will be about desserts and of my favorite topics! 

Can't believe it's almost here...finally :)