Thursday, July 2, 2009

my wedding, chapter 2B - food

chapter 2B - cupakes & the big surprise!

I had posted months before the wedding that I wanted cupcakes at the wedding. It seemed to fit the informality of the wedding and it also offered the most bang for the buck. Cakes By Judy, a local baker, was referred to me by my planners. They raved about her baking abilities as well as the affordable price! I had 5 different flavors designated by colored dots on top, all wrapped in dark brown wrappers (ala Sprinkles). I ordered the wrappers online from Confectionery House and I think my obsession with everything coordinating really paid off! The contrast of the brown wrapper on the white stand really made a statement. The stand was purchase from CupcakeTree.com and Gavin's mom generously assembled, painted and edged it with ribbon. It was a masterpiece! I had my grandmother's wedding cake topper on the top tier and the flowers were places by our great florists, Adornments. Oh, and one more piece of wedding day communication was the Cupcake Guide Sign.

Our fun surprise of the evening was the unveiling of the self-serve A&W Rootbeer Float Truck! Gavin's cousin and her husband built this rockin' A&W truck (themselves!) and once they told us about it, we knew we had to have it at our wedding! The best part? The truck matched the wedding colors! Total coincidence. The rootbeer floats were a big hit - enjoyed by all. The side of the truck opened after the cutting of the cake.

photos © Cameron Ingalls

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is so brilliant! My fiancé wants rootbear floats at the wedding too! Do you know if your cousin's truck is available for other slo weddings?

wgrant@westmont.edu

melanie said...

I sent an email to them. They live in Visalia and I know they do stuff up there, but I'll confirm if they'll come back down to SLO. Thanks for your comment! Hope to get back to you soon....