Love and Olive Oil

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.

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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 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….

Recipe Card Wedding Favors

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.

Lucky you.

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! :)

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  1. Your day looks amazing – congratulations all these years later! Your kitty and the rings picture melted my heart, after all the other amazing pictures :-)

    Thanks too for the PDF of your recipes for cupcakes – will have a go. Best wishes from Brighton, UK

  2. so sorry – as soon as i posted this comment, i noticed the comment above me asked for a pdf. i’ll check out that link. thanks, jill

  3. i just found your blog- lucky me! i absolutely love it. i know these gorgeous recipe cards are long gong, but was wondering if you have the recipes (esp. with high alt adjustments) somewhere on this site.

    i love baking, but live in the lovely ski town of vail, co – so i’ve had to work hard to adjust sometimes.


  4. Just wondering if you have a PDF of your cupcake recipes… your recipe cards look so beautiful.. I’m sure you don’t have any left, but I would love to have the recipes, at least…

  5. I just came across your website and I would love your cupcake recipes too!! Can you PDF them so I can print them myself? They are sooo beautiful!

  6. I know youre going to HATE to be asked this, but could I trouble you for these recipes?? :)

  7. Those are absolutely beautiful wedding photos!

  8. Your recipes arrived safely here in Canada! They are lovely and look delicious! Thanks for this treat.

  9. Thank you so much for the recipes! They were just beautiful! I wish I had thought of that when I got married! Again, thank you!

  10. hi!

    i actually just stumbled on your website and i think it’s fantastic. even more amazing are your wedding pictures! you look great and so do your cupcakes. congratulations!!!!

  11. What a gorgeous wedding and photos!

  12. Absolutely beautiful! Best Wishes for a wonderful life.

  13. jaw-droppingly gorgeous wedding! no need to apologize for all the wedding posts :)

  14. I live too far away (Scotland) to avail myself of those lovely recipe cards, but I just wanted to say, what beautiful photos. So lovely to look back on :)

  15. Very sweet pictures (except for the worm, that was gross), congrats to you!

  16. You looked so beautiful and happy! What a lovely and amazing day. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I especially enjoyed that your kitty had a view of the special celebration as well.

  17. Everything looks so adorable. You look positively radiant and your cupcakes turned out gorgeous…. When (and if) I ever get married, I might be needing your assistance with those cupcakes…

  18. This is super sweet of you and your wedding looks so beautiful. Best of luck to you!

  19. what wonderful photos! those cupcakes look so perfect. i am all over the recipe offer :)

  20. Such lovely, lovely photos! Thank you for sharing them, those cupcakes are absolutely magical. Congratulations again!

  21. Gorgeous photos! You both look so happy, and your photographer really captured the day beautifully!

    Love that you are sharing the recipes with your readers!

  22. I’m going to start checking the Kern-Photo Blog regularly…I love how they photographed your very special and beautiful day!!! Love, love the photos and love even more the giveaway!!

  23. Your wedding pictures are wonderful and a cupcake wedding cake is clever and pretty. Wishing you all the best!

  24. Your pictures are beautiful! Congratulations!

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