Wedding cake and decorations checked off the to do list

Tara, her friend Cindy and I had an appointment with the cake lady on Sunday. The cake lady, Amy has been making cakes for celebrations for thirty years. After quite a bit of discussion and looking at photos the decision was made to have a three layer cake. The bottom and top layers look like packages and the center layer looks like a box with a lid. It is going to pretty simple with dots on one layer, lace on another and kind swirls on the third. There will be thin ribbons around the bottom of the lower two layers and a bow on the top layer. The smallest top layer will be strawberry something, middle layer chocolate and the third will be a yellow cake. All layers will be iced with a butter cream frosting.

Tara looking at photos of cakes

Really Cindy, it’s nothing to cry about

After finishing up at Amy’s we went to my sisters where the wedding and reception will be held. We spent about four hours working on decorations, place setting cards, wrapping the silverware in the napkins and tying with ribbon. Tara kept saying “we can do that the day of the wedding” and we all kept saying “no, let’s get it done now”. Tara was relieved that we got so much done so she can relax some now.

The sample chair cover Tara’s cousin Erika made for the plastic rental chairs


Place setting cards for the tables


The plastic champagne glasses will be filled with jelly beans

Saturday Tara’s friend Kim is hosting the bridal shower at her house. After the shower the girls are taking Tara out for her bachelorette party. Tara is thirty fours years old. She and Kelly have been together for over 5 ½ years. Ever since Tara met Kelly they talked about getting married and having children. This is just one step closer for her to fullfill those dreams. I am so happy for Tara and proud to see her moving into this next phase of her life.

Now the big question is “how will I not cry at the wedding if I get teary eyed just writing this?”

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6 Responses

  1. Wow! The wedding is going to be beautiful! Don’t worry about tears but be sure the mascara is waterproof!

  2. MD,
    I already made sure I have waterproof mascara and I will have lots of Kleenex. They definitely will be tears of happiness.

  3. Reading about these preparations so reminds of families getting ready for the quincenero of their daughters here. Those parties are really just weddings without a groom!

  4. Wayne,
    This is relatively a small inexpensive wedding and reception. There will be only about 50 guests. I have only spent about $1,500 for all of the rental stuff, food (barbeque), cake and beverages.

    A couple of years ago we were sitting at Sergio’s for sunset and saw a pretty professional looking camera crew shooting photos at the corner of the beach. I said “that’s not a wedding there is no groom”. It was one of the Magna granddaughter’s quince photo shoot. A really good book that researched quinces and all of the peripheral business is by Julia Alvarez, Once Upon a Quinceanera eBook. She interviewed the girls, their families, party planners, etc. She said that the most elaborate quince parties she found were the Cubanos in Miami some spending upward of $80,000.

  5. What fun! Wish I were there to help. I believe it though about spending that much money on a quince anos party. Foolish. Sometime I should show you the video from Ginnie’s party! (Fredy’s daughter)

  6. Wayne,
    Fredy invited me to Ginnie’s party but it would have cost me too much to change my return flight. I wish had been able to attend.

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