A Perfect Day and a Giveaway!
Ok, last wedding post, I promise. I figured you guys would want to see the final outcome of all this hard work, right? Well, it was perfect, to say the least. From the cupcakes to the weather to the flowers, I couldn’t have asked for more. Sometimes I need to look at these pictures just to remind myself it really did happen, and wasn’t just a dream. Ok, ok, that was cheesy. Sorry. But true. (And even if you really could care less about our wedding pictures, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post. We’re giving away something pretty darn cool and you definitely want to get in on it!)
Our ‘topper’ was actually an heirloom – the same wedding topper my grandparents used over 50 years ago. It was our ‘something old’ and it meant so much to me and my family to be able to include it.
Yes, we actually had a cupcake cutting.
Kitty was there too (of course!) She watched the whole ceremony from the bedroom window, and served as our unofficial ring-bearer.
We can’t say enough great things about our photographers, R.J. and Nicole Kern of kern-photo.com. They’ve got amazing skill and the images they took still take my breath away. Be sure to check out their blog post for a super-cool slideshow set to our (slightly ‘alternative’) wedding song. And, you know, if you happen to need a photographer in Colorado, definitely give them a call. :)
*End shameless plug*
And now, to the giveaway part….
You see, as our wedding favors, we had postcards printed with the final wedding cupcake recipes. I figured, if the cupcakes were as successful as I hoped they would be, everyone at the wedding would want the recipes. And I didn’t want to deal with mailing/emailing recipes to everyone after the fact (ok ok so it was a tiny bit selfish – buy hey, give me a break!). The cards turned out beautifully, we packaged them in dainty glassine envelopes and passed them out at the end of the reception.
Thing is, we ordered way to many. Like, hundreds more than we really needed (not my fault – the printer offered either 100, or 250. Since 100 wasn’t quite enough, we had to order 250.) So now we have a box full of recipe cards without a home.
I wondered who else would enjoy these lovely recipe cards? Since I can’t bring myself to recycle their pretty patterned goodness, why not share them with our readers, who love cupcakes almost as much as we do! What a wonderful idea!
So, I’m offering to send you a pack of our recipe cards, all fancy and printed in full color. I’ll even pay for the stamp. Just send me your address. You’ll get the recipes (plus high altitude adjustments) for three of our all-time favorite cupcake recipes, Strawberry Filled Lemon Cupcakes, Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes, and Chocolate Almond Cupcakes.
I have no idea how many people will actually take me up on this offer, so I do have to mention this is first come first serve. I’ve got a lot, but when they’re gone, they’re gone.
UPDATE: Wow. What a response. I am now completely out of recipe cards! I am truly humbled by your kind words for us, this blog, our wedding, and cupcakes in general. I knew I had an amazing group of readers, but I never expected this! You all rock. Truly! Sorry for those who may not have gotten a set. I’ll be posting links to the actual recipes shortly and may even post a pdf version of the cards you can print yourself if you’d like. Thank you once again! :)