Happy Wedding Wednesday! Virginia Vintage Fairytale Wedding

This past Labor Day Weekend my friends and I drove 8+ hours to Virginia to celebrate our friends’ wedding. You may remember the 11pm Chocolate Cupcakes that I baked for the bride’s shower just over 2 weeks ago.

The ceremony and reception took place at the groom’s family farm and I was so smitten by all the little details the bride created with her sister/MoH. I still cannot believe they U-Haul’ed the wedding props all the way from NJ to VA. That’s dedication.

One of the groomsmen, Tim, summarized the setting perfectly:

“I feel like I’ve stepped into a Pinterest album…”

I’m going to let the pictures do the talking, but please excuse my point-and-shoot camera quality. I forgot my Canon Rebel and am now repeatedly kicking myself for it…

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Don’t you think these are perfect? Who would have a gas pump on their property?

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LOVE the wooden signs – very helpful directions too!

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Walking down memory lane… + a piece the groom had written about the farm. So sweet!

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DIY photo booth – Yes, our groupie spent lots of time here!

Thumb-print guest book, perfect for decorating their new home together! =)

The bride picked out a glass for each guest to match their personality – what a creative idea! 

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I especially loved mine, perfect for bubblies! She’s fast with the new last name, too! I almost couldn’t find mine.

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The bride and groom with Mack, the Chocolate Lab and Maddy, the Golden Retriever… super adorable cake topper!

To conclude, just like any timeless fairytale… they live happily ever after!

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Congratulations, Christy & Kyle!

What a fantastical wedding weekend. Thanks for letting us be a part of your beautiful day – the hubs and I wish you & Kyle a wonderful marriage & of course, a happily ever after!

xo,

Angelina

Commitment: Chocolate Cupcakes @11pm!

This past Thursday I had a wonderful dinner date with the ever-so-talented Tamra of Ever Swoon at Lure Fishbar. This is a gal who moved from Texas to live her big city dreams in New York, married the love of her life, left her corporate job, and started her own event planning/styling company. What an inspirational young lady, and I’m so glad we got to know each other a bit more =) I can’t wait for more dinner/drink dates! Everyone head over to her site & leave her some love! (and hire her for your events!):

Meanwhile, the timing for a good friend & coworker’s office bridal shower couldn’t be worse (last minute office planning you see)… I volunteered to be in charge of desserts, and I wanted so badly to cop out and simply buy cupcakes from Magnolia’s Bakery, but Christy’s a good friend, and I can’t do that… so there I was whisking away Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting, at 11pm on a Thursday night! *after a few cocktails too! ;) WAHOO! GO ME!

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The cupcake queen is back indeed.

I used Magnolia Bakery’s Cookbook. I can’t remember who gave it to me (don’t be mad if you’re reading this) – but in the interest of time it was the first book I grabbed.

Photo Credit to my sister Diana of Atelier Mejiku {check out her site for design services}

Here’s the finished product – don’t you just adore the letter hearts? Don’t worry, even the inks are edible =)

Oh, and here’s a time stamp from the oven clock:

Check out the full gallery here:

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Did you ever bake so late into the nights? What was it for? I want to hear ALL about it!

Until next time, I’m whisking myself away, to bed!

xo,

Angelina