Hey there! How’s life? Thanks for dropping into my happy place this morning. It is always such a joy to meet you here. This year I have set new goals for Mama Bear’s Kitchen, to stretch and challenge my creative self and further develop my unique style. I’m studying up on food photography, researching admired artists and baking up a storm in the kitchen trying out new cake recipes. Sticky date whisky toffee cupcakes anyone? Or perhaps vanilla musk?
Good morning dear ones, thanks so much for dropping into my little happy place today.
In September two years ago, our precious son and his beautiful bride got married. (You can see their lovely vintage wedding here). Between August and December of that year we actually had five weddings! Hubby, being a minister, officiated at most of them, while I had the honour of styling desserts and cakes as well. Most of them were young friends of our son, so it was pretty special, albeit quite busy, being a part of such celebrations.
Good morning Lovelies, and oh what a week it’s been. Hubby and son came home from their trek through Tassie and had some interesting tales to tell. Our adventurous, rock hopping, Legolas light foot, mountain climbing son hiked to the summit of Cradle Mountain and managed to send home some hair raising footage of himself a bit too close to the unstable, snow peaked sheer cliff which sent his mother into a bit of a spin…but otherwise he was pretty pleased with his efforts, especially since a few people told him he wouldn’t make it to the top. Well done mate. So proud. (Now that you are back on level ground!)
This is it. At long last here is the beautiful vintage barefoot wedding of my son and his precious new bride. I hope you have enjoyed walking through each element of this journey with me. It has certainly been an adventure. I was honoured to be so intimately involved with the organisation of this wedding, not to mention revelling in my Happy Place as chief dessert stylist. ( You can see my previous wedding posts here: Sweets table, Dessert table, Drinks station, Finishing touches and Getting ready )
I guess every mother feels the same when her child gets married, but I confess as I sat looking through these photos to prepare this post, I was fighting back tears the whole time. So many different emotions were rising up from deep within me. Firstly, such an overwhelming love for my brand new Daughter – in – Love, Chloe. She is truly so beautiful and so dear to my heart. I am thankful to God for hand picking her to join our family, and so happy that my son has found so rich a treasure.
Here we are in the final stages of preparation for our family wedding of the year! Everything is in it’s place, the finishing touches are being made and we are all set to go. I am getting excited about showing you the beautiful ceremony, which will be my next blog post. Hooray! For now, here is an overview of the marquee so you can see the bigger picture of how our reception area came together with all of the dessert, sweets and drinks stations.
Is there anything in the whole world prettier than a tea cup? Sigh.
Right from the outset I knew I wanted tea cups to be a significant feature of this wedding. My beautiful Daughter-in-love is a huge fan of tea and loves to drink from a tea cup, so I had the perfect excuse and justification to hunt and gather some fine English pretties. Score.
The main dessert table for our son’s Vintage barefoot wedding was the centrepiece of the whole reception. I used three old doors as the backdrop, with doily bunting draped across them. I used my vintage yellow fabric to make panels for the glass door in the middle, which tied in with the Sweets table, bringing cohesion to the theme. I also used a gorgeous yellow chenille bedspread as the tablecloth. White wooden letters saying SWEET AS brought a touch of fun to the display.
For those of you who may not have seen the latest edition of Confetti Fair magazine, I thought I would give you a peek of our featured wedding. I am thrilled with the 8 page spread and am very grateful to the editor Claire for publishing our son’s wedding. I originally submitted this Rustic Pop baby shower , which she loved and wanted to publish. I then showed her photos of Caleb’s wedding and she preferred to publish them. Keep an eye out on the Confetti Fair blog, as you will see the baby shower featured there. It’s pretty exciting seeing your work in print, your children in a magazine and to have a permanent keepsake of such a special day.