I know I should be all for the big, beautiful wedding cakes, but can I be honest for a minute? This sweet and simple cake from Sugar Bee Sweets is quite possibly my favorite ever. It’s just so perfect for this somewhat rustic, somewhat organic, all the way pretty wedding from June Bug Company. The guests had a hint from Art By Ellie that is was going to be beautiful, but really, who could have expected this?!
From the Bride… Brett and I got married in downtown McKinney on November 10th 2013 with 60 of our closest friends and family. Our wedding had a very unique theme… “whimsical woodland.” Everything was inspired by nature with a vintage flair! We had moss, twigs, branches, burlap, birds, and little deer incorporated in our wedding. The ceremony was set in a chapel restored from the 1850-1920s. The bridesmaids each picked out their own dress, shoes and jewelry to make them look and feel unique!
At the reception, each guest receive a small jar of jam in one of 4 different flavors (Blackberry Vanilla Bourbon, Maple Apple Butter, Raspberry Orange, or Cinnamon Pear Butter) with “Spread the Love” on the label. Instead of a photobooth, we had a Polariod camera and the guests took pictures with silly props an placed them in our guest book.
The day of the wedding my mom gave me her gold wedding band to wear for my “something old.” My something borrowed was a vintage clip-on earring that I borrowed from a friend and put it on my bouquet. My “something blue” was a fabric flower on my handmade garter.
Some of my DIY projects were…I made the mason jars that were on some of the guests tables and the dessert bar with burlap and various collected pieces of jewelry and fabric flowers. I also made the streamer on the vintage suit case that said “cards.” I found vintage hand written doctor’s prescriptions on Etsy and used them as our table numbers and I put them in unique frames that fit the look of the wedding.
Every single detail was planned by my mom and I and executed perfectly by all of my vendors! We had so much fun and everything went off without a hitch! I wish I could do it all over again everyday.
Photography: June Bug Company | Floral Design: Holly Viles | Wedding Dress: James Clifford | Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets | Invitations: Art By Ellie | Ceremony Venue: Chestnut Square | Reception Venue: Gather In Downtown McKinney | Catering: Gather In Downtown McKinney | Hair & Makeup: Angie Williams | DJ: Rod Baker | Grooms Attire: Vera Wang | Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang | Bridal Garters: KrumpetsDesigns | Bridal Hair Accessory: Anthropologie | Bridal Shoes: Steve Madden | Cake Topper: SkyeArt | Day Of Coordinator: Emily Clarke | Table Numbers: VintageScraps