Cake Smash

An Intimate, Backyard Wedding Filled with Tons of Charm, Warmth and Some Mischief

On occasion, I can get a bit corny. It’s a rare occurrence, saved only for special moments, and today is definitely one of those days. Betsy and Suliko are a super chill, super romantic couple, and I am absolutely OB SES SED with them and their awesomeness. Seriously, they are like the couple of my dreams (totally corny!). First of all, they did something I could never do… They kept their relationship private for a very long time! Right? OMFG! Usually after a first date (provided it went well), I’d be blabbing to anybody who will listen. I couldn’t imagine keeping anything quiet, let alone meeting my soulmate! But, more than the cool nature of their relationship, the B+G got married in their backyard, right in the heart of Raleigh. The best part? They moved in less than a month before their wedding day! That alone is completely badass and totally risky!

Betsy and Suliko’s gorgeous wedding was made up of only their closest friends and family (20 people), and their friend Meredith, whom they work with, became ordained so she could marry the B+G. Awwwww…. Bridey, there are so many exquisite details for you to absorb. The mismatched chairs, the twinkle lights, the food, the cakes (yes CAKES!), their dog, Olive… But, my favorite part? I love that these two stayed true the nature of their relationship, and had a super lovely, super chill at home wedding, and did it well. Enjoy!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ceremony seating!

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Olive! You’re such a cutie!!!

This truly made me laugh out loud! When Suliko went to read his vows, he pretended that they were so long they spilled to the ground. Hence the mischief! YAAAASSSS!!

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They did it!! And Olive is just chillin’!

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So, I have cats, and they don’t do cool shit like this.

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See what I mean about the corny-factor? How could I NOT be corny about the B+G?!!

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First of all, I love the blue door! Secondly, Betsy wore a stunning David's Bridal gown, and added the ribbon sash tied around her waist. LOVE IT!

The MOG, Inga, made all of this totally delicious food!

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Love this beautiful, backyard table!

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Love a good cake smash!

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The garden gnome was a gift to Betsy from Suliko, and it kept making an appearance during the course of the evening. HAHA!

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Thank you Besty and Suliko for sharing your awesome wedding, and letting us get a glimpse of your lovely relationship!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Rose Trail Images
Cake
Designer: Linda's Cakes
Dress: David’s Bridal
Floral Designer: Fallons Flowers

Fantasy Friday ~ The Bonneville Salt Flats, An Extreme Cake Smash and a BMX Biker

Is that not the most incredible photograph you've ever seen? Looks 100% fake, but it's not. I know, right? Fucking fantastic! Heather and Ethen are standing on a section of the Bonneville Salt Flats that was completely covered in water making for such a beautiful pic, that it appears as though they were artificially placed! Totally looks like they are walking on water! WOW!

Anyway... I can't get enough of this wedding. While the salt flats are really cool, so are the rest of the deets and the peeps. Heather is staggeringly beautiful (like STAG GER ING LY) and if Ethen looks familiar to you, there's good reason... MTV's Nitro Circus ring any bells? Yeah, dude's pretty awesome! Aside from the beauty and the talent, there is a cake smash so messy that it's almost shocking, and some serious dancing! Bridey, this is a FUN wedding... Take some notes and enjoy!

Right. Stunning. And, doing her own hair!I totally need to buy that lipstick!Get the feeling that Ethen doesn't wear too many ties?How amazing is that?Favorite.Photograph.Ever.I love how he's checking her out!The front wheel isn't on the ground. Just sayin'.Walking on water??

Fantasy Friday ~ A Fun-Filled Bar Wedding Complete with a Balloon Drop, Cake Smash and More!

When two bartenders marry, they get married at a bar. Right? Well, that's what Caitlin and Dustin did! They got married at the Brass House in Austin, Texas (Dustin used to work there), and apparently, it was the first wedding to take place at the BH. And, based on the fabulous pics, I doubt it will be the last. It's quite clear that every.single.person had an incredible time celebrating with Caitlyn and Dustin. It was laid back and fun (and based on what I've heard about the bride, she's clearly Bitchless!), with a kickass band!

Family and friends contributed to the ease of Caitlin and Dustin's wedding day with a DIY cake (which happens to be stunning), flowers and the fucking awesome balloon drop. The best part? Caitlin said that her wedding day was "exactly" what she wanted and that it was "perfect". I mean... Isn't that the goal, bridey? So, enjoy all of the special treats in this cool wedding! I did (especially when all the groomsmen dropped trou... true story).

Yup! TWO dresses! I don't know which one I love more!Incredible detail...You look beautiful, Caitlin!DIY cake. I know... Right? It's FAB!Gotta have your dogs in your wedding, and they must be dressed for the part!Ceremony on stage. Priceless.Yeah... There's some boob grabbing! And, I love it!