Here is my cake and my wedding favors. We passed around heart shaped sparklers as well, the kids loved them.
My Aunt Shannon made the cake and it was not only gorgeous (can you believe we didn't buy this from a bakery?) but it was delicious too. Real butter cream frosting, strawberries macerated in Triple Sec and yellow cake.
She really put a lot of love and care into making this cake beautiful.
The favors, made by my mom, were little cakes in a mason jars for our guests to take to go. We had a lot of people traveling by car (great distances) and I heard from so many people that it was the perfect treat for later.
They were banana rum cakes with fresh blueberries and strawberries -- totally adorable and a great idea. I get a lot of my creativity and love for cooking and baking from my mom. I was very lucky to have her help!
Since we had a pretty small DIY wedding it was help from family with things like this that really made a difference.
We had cake after an early lunch at The Black Pelican, a restaurant in the Outer Banks area that Nick's grandparents love. It was nothing fancy, but it meant a lot to us to be able to sit down with the people we love and feed them!
Our photographer was only at our sunrise ceremony so these are some photos that friends took.
Cutting the cake was one of my favorite parts of the luncheon/brunch. My nerves were finally starting to subside and I was able to breathe again. Have I mentioned how nervous I was the whole time? I was hardly myself.
I wasn't nervous to marry him, that was the one thing I was sure of, so I am not sure why I was such a frazzled mess. Sigh ...
I can't wait to share our photos with you when they come in and more tips about what worked out well and what I would do differently! Should only be another week or so.
Here are some great recipes for cakes in mason jars.