We need to:
- decide on a ceremony site
- decide on our first dance song
- plan out the ceremony
- decide what the guys are wearing
- bunch of other little things
I spent this weekend doing wedding stuff. I had a long weekend, having taken Thursday and Friday off work. I started with a trip to Jo Ann for some crafting supplies. While wandering around in a part of the store I never visit, I found an isle dedicated to weddings crafts. It amused me. With invitation kits, veil making kits and little flowers to tie onto favors, it made me wonder what kind of bride would shop this isle? A truly crafty bride, like myself, doesn't need to shop for kits but makes everything from scratch. I just hope anyone who buys those kits knows that whatever element they made from that kit will not be unique to them. Anyway, I continued on to the scrapbooking section of Jo Ann and bought several blue papers and a small dowel for center pieces. I also stopped at a grocery store for ingredients for strawberry lemonade cupcakes, a different strawberry lemonade buttercream, marshmallow fondant and spritz cookies.
Friday, I baked the cupcakes. I learned that lemon extract is not a substitute for lemon juice. I then made the buttercream. Oh my goodness, making that buttercream was hard on my arms. I was holding the electric mixer for twenty minutes straight. Later that day, I discovered we have a small stand mixer hidden in our cupboards. That evening I went over to my mommy and daddy's house to use their printer and make those mock centerpieces. I had this brilliant idea. Paper hearts with our initials in them. What do you think?
While at mommy and daddy's, I watched Friends with my mommy. It was one of the episodes surrounding the wedding of Monica and Chandler. The one where they ask Joey to be the minister. Joey tries to think of what he'll say and comes up with this:
I think whoever marries us should say this (obviously changing the names). It would be hilarious and I think it would fit our style.
Saturday, I finished the cupcakes by making by adding little marshmallow fondant hearts (fondant being a sugar paste). I took a plate over to Rebecca's house where they were having a BBQ. Rebecca gave me props, not being a cupcake person. She also reminded me that doing so much for the wedding will be very stressful. I assured her that most of my baking could be done ahead of time and frozen. By the way, here's how the cupcakes came out.
Today, I busted out the cookie press I had gotten for Christmas this year. I followed the recipe on the back of the packaging to make spirtz cookies. The cookies don't taste the same as the ones my mommy make, I think the next batch I make will be using her recipe. I tried three different dies for the cookies. I made hearts, daisies and I tried to make a four pointed flower but it didn't like me and kept coming out funny.
The fruits of my labor:
I'm thinking that perhaps next weekend I may gather up my gals and go try on dresses just for fun. :-)