Monday, October 19, 2009

Wedding + Cake=Good Time!

The weekend is over. And I'm actually kind of excited! I know. What the heck am I talking about, right? Well, the stress of the wedding is behind me and a cake that I have had hanging over my head for 9 months is finished!

Matt and I headed out Saturday morning for Michigan City at 7 a.m. We loaded up the Taurus with all of the cake (thank goodness it all fit!) and we were off! We made it to the reception hall in one piece and began assembling the cake. Two hours later, with several mini cake disasters averted, I give you my 2nd wedding cake ever!



Here's a view of the whole cake table they decorated:


They also requested a Groom's cake in the shape of Chewbacca. Apparently I was dealing with a seriously Star Wars obsessed groom. Please don't make me mention the bridal party introductions involving light sabers. No, I think I will just forget those....


This cake was my favorite part by far. I think it turned out awesome and the chocolate buttercream was to die for.


After we set up the cake, Matt and I headed out to get some lunch. We stopped by a pub to watch some of the Purdue/Ohio State game...and I can't believe I can actually say this...but we beat those stinkin' Buckeyes!! You have no idea how great today is at work. As a minority Ohio State hater in Cleveland...this day is one in a million.

GO BOILERS!!!

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The ceremony was held at 2 p.m. so we scooted over to the church to see little Dara get married. It was a very emotional ceremony for her. Dara's dad died when we were in college so her uncle walked her down the aisle.



But everything went smoothly and here is the happy couple after becoming a Mr. and Mrs.!



Even Matt got into it! Rare shot my friends...



We had a few hours to kill before the reception began (?..not cool) so we hit up the outlet malls and then headed over to the reception. I got to see some old friends from college and it was just wonderful catching up with them. It made me miss Purdue and my group of friends so much. College is such a unique experience and I am forever thankful for my time there. Some of my favorite memories I will ever have are there and with those people and it was just fabulous to see them again.


Matt and I ended up making the drive home that evening since we wanted to get a few things done on Sunday. We pulled in the driveway at 1 a.m. Crazy long day...but it was really fun. We spent Sunday grocery shopping, napping, and relaxing. I do wish we had one more day to decompress after our busy weekend...but I have so many things going on next month to look forward to...I simply cannot wait for them to get here!


Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

25 comments:

The Northerner said...

Wow! The cake looks great!

Shaina said...

J, the cakes are both amazing!!! Wow! And all that chocolate...mmmm. It looks really really good.

I love the Michigan City outlets! Get anything good?

Krystyna Lizabeth. said...

OMG you are so freaking talented. promise you will do my wedding cake? i only live like thirty minutes away haha :)
those cakes are beautiful and i am glad you had a good time.

Sonja said...

wow! you did an awesome job on both cakes!! I'm not a Star Wars fan but I think the light saber thing is pretty funny. hahah I'm surprised I haven't seen more of that! lol

Great Job!! and yay for Purdue winning!!! (i don't like the buckeyes; obviously ;)) hahaha

Mrs. A said...

beautiful cakes!!

Lindsey said...

The cake is GORGEOUS!!

The Shabby Princess said...

Um, that cake is AMAZING!

Adorably Distracted... said...

The cakes turned out great!! good job lady!

Jenn said...

you did such a good job!!! i bet you're so glad it's over :)

Baker's Cakes said...

Those cakes were a MAJOR undertaking!!! Congrats! Enjoy being done :))) (Very pretty too!!!)

Dollface said...

I love this!!! It is so amazing to me how you do this.... you are so talented dolly!! xxxoo

New England Girl said...

Your cake looks AMAZING!!! :) It turned out so beautifully and so perfect- I would love to have a cake like that on my wedding day! Good job. :)

Annie said...

wow! those cakes are amazing!!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

Wow! I am so impressed! You did such a great job, really amazing!!!

Ashley said...

Okay, it's final---you are doing my wedding cake when I get married!! It looks amazing!!

Cherry said...

Holy cow that was your SECOND CAKE??!?!??!?!?!?!?! That is amazing!! you're so talented!!!

And YAYS for Purdue winning. You're not the only one that was shocked. When I saw it on the news that night I about fell off the couch!

Milltini said...

That cake is fantastic! Awesome job.

Lucy Marie said...

Girl .. both the cakes are gorgeous!!! They look fantastic. I want to eat a piece right now. Also, is it not normal to have a few hours between ceremony and reception? Almost every wedding I've ever been to does that..?

The Neffs said...

The cakes looks beautiful! You are so talented!! And girl I love cake with sugary icing! Have a great week.

Caroline said...

OH VERY NICE JOB!! I am a new follower- come check out my blog!

Nessa said...

Wow..you are getting good!!!!

Taryn said...

Wow- nice work on the cakes! I am super impressed. Chewy looked good!

MLD said...

What a great job you did! I love the blue swirls. My mom's good friend got married this past weekend and she said they had 3 hours between the ceremony and the reception.. very strange!

Brittany Ann said...

The cakes are amazing! And that Chewbaca cake! All I can say is...whoa. Whoa.

Jorden and Kristin said...

those are AMAZING! you are awesome!