Monday, June 21, 2010

A Magical Wedding ~


There are weddings, and then there ARE weddings ~ Beth and Bill's special day of love uniting seriously takes the prize for the most magical and memorable wedding I have ever had the pleasure of attending (and being a part of!). 

Truly filled with organic bliss from the moment the invitation arrived until the bride and groom pedaled off into happily-ever-after.  Nature provided the backdrop to this perfect wedding ~ the ceremony took place within the organic vegetable garden which is grown with love by the Bride's mother and father [one of my favorite people in the entire world], a cellist playing the most beautiful music amidst the green bounty, turkeys and chickens adding their cheerful songs in the distant background, organic | local | seasonal food served underneath a 300-year-old Oak tree, and a stunning bride and groom so perfectly made for one another that one begins to believe that fairy-tales do exist. 

I was honored to bake the wedding cakes [3 vanilla cakes layered with lemon curd, 1 coconut cake, 1 chocolate cake with mocha frosting, and carrot cake cupcakes with cream-cheese frosting], and to see them beautifully displayed upon the Jadeite cake stands was a total delight!  Among the many details that made this love affair so special was the fact that everything was so natural, so real, so made-with-love | decorated with love | organized with love by the blissful couple and those who love them [and you must take a peek at the behind-the-scenes here]. 


[Images by Sean Patrick McArdle]

47 comments:

  1. This sounds so wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us :)

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  2. What a fairy tale wedding! Thanks for visiting me and your blog is great! I will be following! Have the most wonderful Monday!

    Kristin xo

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  3. Oh it was so lovely, I checked out both links...what a joyous beautiful event indeed.

    xoxo
    ps your cake pictured looked delish

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  4. You made the cake??? you're the goddess of bakers....it looks great and surely tastes great as well. Lovely wedding indeed, the bride is so sweet in pink xx

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  5. beautiful cake... and those cake stands!!! what a perfect colour. this wedding is so dreamy. :)

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  6. Oh Mel~ What a perfect wedding. The family so sensitive to the world around us and making this special day even more special by working together. Now about those cakes... I can testify that they would be just what ones wedding cakes should be- delicious, the best ingredients...and made with love. Thank you for sharing this and best wishes to the happy couple and their families.

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  7. Sounds like a perfect wedding. The cake looks great :)

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/lorenabr

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  8. It is simply beautiful. How wonderful the share in such a special celebration.

    Jo

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  9. That looks like it was an absolutely beautiful wedding! I love how simple and 'real' it looks. Jennifer:)

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  10. Sooooo lovely...your cakes make me happy this morning..adore the colours. xoxoxo Have a great week.

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  11. i'm a bit smitten with the bride holding a chicken! looks v.cool.
    jx

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  12. Pure magic, Melissa! I can't imagine a lovelier wedding. When I think of the best weddings I've attended, they were the most homegrown, least wedding-plannerish affairs. I love it when a couple creates a wedding that reflects who they really are. And your cakes look absolutely divine, my sweet!

    Off to check out the links! xoxo Gigi

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  13. wow this does look like a magical wedding-so pretty! what an honor you got to bake the cakes :)

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  14. Oh you.........and you bake gorgeous cakes too! It is a magical wedding, such a nice departure from too-much weddings as it looks so sincere. Lovely Mel. Much love XO

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  15. Um...could you maybe share those cake recipes? They are gorgeous and I can only imagine how yummy. Nice job!

    Beautiful wedding. Without all the normal bells and whistles, the real meaning of the day was rightfully center stage. So inspiring.

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  16. Dear Melissa,
    I could not wait to see this! Thank you for sharing it!! Your cakes, I know were mixed with the most magical ingredients and frosted with real petals of love. There is nothing more beautiful to me than the natural and easy going love affair with life and eachother as this wedding symbolizes with friends gathered in nothing but in pure utter truth.
    Have the best week and give that crumb a butterfly kiss from me!
    xx

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  17. Looks like such a special wedding indeed! Your cakes look yummy! xo

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  18. i love how her dress and the cake are the perfect match...
    sigh.

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  19. How wonderful. I love seeing unique and beautiful weddings like this one. So fun and special!

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  20. Mel,

    Isn't it wonderful how attending a wedding can renew a person? make them fall in love again?

    This wedding looks truly precious and your cake...I wish I could have tasted it!

    Have a great week!

    Mandy

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  21. this looks so beautiful and so amazing! well done!

    and i bet your cakes were DIVINE! :)

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  22. Wow what a gorgeous dress and your cakes sound absolutely dreamy! Thank you for giving a glimpse into this magical day!

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  23. oh my goodness , what a beautiful event
    & you made the cakes? oh my!!
    each detail is so perfect
    ox

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  24. This wedding looks incredible!! And that cake is just perfect.

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  25. oh my lordness. if i should ever make it out to you please can i come over for a piece of cake?
    i love cake. i really love cake.

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  26. WOW-It is all so beautiful. The cakes look delicious.

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  27. how beautiful! I love all the pictures and the love vibe around them. and the cakes? are you serious? the color combination and jadeite cake stands are precious!

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  28. this is just stunning! and the colors. your cakes look fab on the jadeite stands.
    : )

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  29. oooh, so very magical, indeed! Her dress is stunning! xoxo

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  30. Mel absolutely wondrous. The celebration must have been delightful!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  31. Oh, I love every detail of this wedding!! I cannot stop thinking about it. I looked at all the links and would SO much have loved to be a part of such a magical event ~ all of my favorite things! Your cakes look like the perfect addition.
    Thanks so much for sharing this.
    xo ~Dana

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  32. Yes so magical and dreamy love it!

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  33. oh beautiful! i love the unconventional pink dress. such a nice touch.

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  34. This is the perfect title because it really does look magical!

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  35. What fun! Your cakes sounds so yummy Mel! I saw the pics your hubby took on Six Orange Carrots a week ago. So lovely!!

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  36. you bake cakes too!! oh my. what a woman!! what a fabulous wedding. I love that the chickens played a part in it too. I'm in the middle of oklahoma right now and would really love one of your chocolate cakes now. I'm getting a little tired of my rice in a pot, beans from a can....hot dogs for the kids. Cake would be nice....

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  37. um excuse me...you bake cakes? and not only that, wedding cake?? what can't you do?! ;)

    gorgeous wedding indeed. i know what you mean about weddings vs. WEDDINGS. lol.

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  38. Absolutely gorgeous!
    And your cakes look just divine. Where were you when I got married??? ;-)

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  39. Thanks so much for sharing this - just gorgeous - and your cakes looked amazing (as usual)!!

    P.S. Come on over to my blog if you get a chance and pick up your "Sunshine Award."

    Take care Mel!! ♥

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  40. How beautiful Mel..
    both the wedding and the photos!! and wow you clever girl .. making that cake!! what can't you do my friend...

    Thanks for popping by.. I'm really slow at blogging these days...and miss everyone's lovely posts!! xx Julie

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  41. I love love it all. The pictures also exude a vintage vibe-that cake also looks yummy!

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  42. such a lovely wedding and the images are so well taken... have a nice one!

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  43. 1.Mel's cakes already had already gotten themselves a reputation for being highly tasty in our neck of the woods-- I had not personally sampled one but knew they came with rave, rave reviews.

    2. Wedding cakes tend to be quite tall and ornamental, and in my experience, they pay for this with flavor. When the subject of cake first entered into our wedding planning, my entire family unanimously decided this was the opportunity for Melissa to swoop in and make cakes that were both beautiful AND delicious.

    3. It was a great decision. Those cakes were, hands down, the most delicious cakes I've ever had in my life. No exaggerating. I also would kill for the recipe, because they are, quite literally, the stuff my dreams are made of.

    The morning after the wedding, Bill and I decided we should probably stop by my parents house and "pick up gifts", which was (we admitted to each other later) code for "see if there's any more cake left".

    Mel, you and your beautiful family are as lovely in life as you are in your photos--it was incredibly, incredibly special to celebrate with you. We feel very blessed to have you in our lives.

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  44. simple, chic and full of love... everything a wedding should be.

    those cakes are gorgeous. well done miss mel!

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  45. OMG, if Bill and I ever renew our vows, I want a pink dress - and a pink cake made by you to match!

    This is just lovely.

    xoox,
    -maria

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  46. Wonderful pictures! An 'original' wedding! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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