Our Wedding Cake on Martha Stewart Weddings

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Any time I see images of our wedding — or any wedding that I plan and design — in unexpected places, I get so excited! I was so pleased and quite honored to see that the incomparable Martha Stewart Weddings featured our own wedding cake yesterday! It really never gets old seeing our wedding published and brings back such a rush of happy memories from the best day of our lives.

This cake was definitely the wedding cake of my dreams: a lightly textured dusty French blue buttercream icing, three tiers of the best cake in the world (chocolate espresso, fresh strawberry with strawberry buttercream, and then vanilla salted caramel fleur de sel!), and the most unique, beautiful wreath of fresh florals and greenery. I wanted a cake that both withstood the test of time but that was also memorable, bespoke, and unlike every other wedding cake. Check and check! I adore how it turned out and can’t thank our incredible vendors — and the Martha Stewart team — enough for bringing it to life on our wedding day!!

Photographer Ally and Bobby
Wedding planner, designer, stylist Stephanie Shaul Events
Venue Merrimon Wynne
Florals Serendipity Designs
Cake The Cupcake Shoppe

Cake stand: our living room side table from World Market!

PS: on day two of my giveaway week (“marriage”), I’m giving away a date night to The Cupcake Shoppe, along with a couple other favorite items! You have til Sunday to enter via Instagram!!

Preserving my Bridal Bouquet

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A couple months ago, I talked about saving my bridal bouquet. Today I’m back for a quick update and my solution! This glass box is super special to me, as it now houses the dried flowers from my bridal bouquet, along with the lace from my mom’s wedding dress that I tied around my bouquet. Ever since our wedding in April, I’ve been drying and saving the flowers and greenery from my picture-perfect bouquet. And now I found the perfect keepsake glass and gold box to store them in forever, much like my mom did with her bridal bouquet 36 years ago!

I adore having such a special memento and keepsake from our wedding, and it’s a simple yet effective solution. So many shops have a glass and gold box like this one, but I miraculously found this one at Homegoods in the clearance section for $7! Every day, I love being able to see the individual blooms, petals, and greenery from my stunning bridal bouquet. Sometimes the most simple solution ends up being the best, and I know I’ll treasure this forever!