Cupcakes, Friends, and Weddings- Oh My!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

I'm exhausted. My feet ache and my brain is not quite functioning. But my heart is full and happy.

This past weekend was my friend's wedding. Bri and her fiance' are so sweet together and they have been waiting for this day for a long time! They are a Christian couple who have committed their relationship to the Lord and they strive to honor Him. And anytime there is a couple like that, it's hard not to be happy for them.

On Wednesday evening, Challice arrived from Kentucky to stay with me and Taylor during the wedding festivities. I have missed my dear friend and I am so happy she was able to stay with us.

We spent the day together on Thursday laying out in the sun and buying ingredients for Bri's wedding cake and cupcakes. That evening, we headed over to Asheville for Bri's bachelorette party at an Italian restaurant called Vinnie's. It was delicious and the service was fantastic! I was very impressed with our waiter and the food. We sat inside, but there was also the most adorable outdoor seating area with strands of lights hanging from the wooden ceilings. If you are ever in Asheville, I highly recommend Vinnie's.

After we ate we went shopping and then drove to Bri's house, where we watched my all-time favorite movie, 27 Dresses :D

The next day, me, Challice, and our friend Sara worked together to bake, frost and decorate the mini cupcakes that would be served at Bri and Chris' reception. We baked around 350 mini cupcakes. Half were red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, with a white chocolate pretzel on top. The others were white cake with cherry frosting and half of a cherry on top. They were so cute!
Challice also made the wedding cake!

The Bride looked beautiful!

Pre-wedding fun :)

Saturday was the wedding! The sanctuary and all the reception decorations looked perfect, the cupcakes were finished and delicious, Bri looked stunning on her big day, and we were all ready to see the happy couple get hitched. Everything went incredibly smoothly. 

I think the sweetest part of the day was watching all the dances. Bri and Chris' first dance was super cute, Bri and her dad danced and cried together (which in turn made me cry), and than I balled like a little baby when Bri and Chris honored her parents' approaching anniversary by having them dance to their own first dance song from their wedding day. It was ridiculously sweet. It made me happy.

 I am so thankful for Bri, and happy for her and Chris that they don't have to wait anymore. I am thankful for the time I was able to spend with Bri, Challice, and Sara, and thankful that I met some wonderful people.

Was your weekend as eventful as mine? What did you do? 


  1. Wonderful! We are in the planning stages of my daughter's wedding, which will be July 18, and I love to read about how others did their weddings. We will do much of the cooking and baking ourselves, so I like to see how you did this. Joyful event!

  2. Wow, that is a LOT of cupcakes!!! So thankful all went well, and you had fun. :) God bless you!

    1. Thanks! It was definitely a lot, and we were exhausted, but we had a blast :)

  3. wow, that really looks like such an amazing get-away!! i'm so happy you got to go. have a lovely time with your sis and good luck with your to-do lists!