Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Grooms have traditions too... Who knew?


I loved this article and thought I would share it with you all. There are so many well known traditions for the bride (old, new, borrowed, blue etc...) it's nice to see some traditions for the groom.

I think by now, we have all seen the grooms cake done at least at one wedding we have been to. I especially loved the one from our recent military wedding. It was a replica of the grooms tank.

Some of the other traditions are less well known-at least by me. The idea of burying the bottle of bourbon one month before the wedding is cute. Southern folklore says that if you bury a bottle of bourbon at the site where the bride and groom are to be married, then it won’t rain on their wedding day. According to many believers, this must be done exactly one month before the wedding, the bottle must be completely full and it must be buried upside down in order for it to keep the rain away. Rain or shine, the bottle should be dug up post-ceremony and enjoyed with the bridal party, making this a win-win tradition no matter the skies. 

Handing these little traditions down through generations is important. It is a way of connecting to your culture, your history and knowing that your parents and grandparents did the same rituals during their wedding preparations creates a pretty special feeling. 

What wedding traditions do you have in your culture? Do you follow the traditions or do you put a modern spin on them? 

Thursday, May 8, 2014


I don't really have much to say on this matter, just that I loved this article. This is what I think brides should be focusing on, adding a little sentimentality into the wedding, not achieving the ultimate Pinterest wedding. These little things are what your guests will remember, not how vintage-y your burlap was compared to the last burlap wedding they went to. :)

I especially loved #83, naming the tables after places you have visited together. I did that at my wedding and the guests made so many sweet comments about the pictures and stories about each place.

Happy Thursday peeps!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Red white and blue. Joanna & Ryan, we salute you!

 Congrats to the awesome Jo and Ryan! What a beautiful wedding and I loved the many references to Ryan's military career. 
How to make military theme look elegant and pretty for a wedding.
And just check out this grooms cake. A replica of the grooms tank!
Not to mention the very patriotic wedding cake. Great job on both Cake Expressions. 
I wish you both every happiness and would like to thank Ryan for his service to this country and also Jo for selflessly giving us her husband to protect our freedoms. Congratulations again!