Friday, 18 June 2010

The reception x

After a wonderful wedding day, we had everything crossed for another bright sunny day for the garden reception, but the powers that be had other ideas lol
But no matter, we got up early and began to set up the gazebo and house for the arrival of 45 + guests.

It was all hands on deck, as bunting was hung, more tables found and covered.....
...glasses where tired with drink me tags, strawberry vodka jelly shots stacked up, cutlery laid, plates and bowls out.....

... flowers and food set out and then everyone started to arrive. We came down fashionable 10 mins late.
And began to greet our guests.
A big thank you to my cousin Mandy for bringing over the dips and veg platters and hanging the bunting. Plus over seeing the organisation's of food and decoration displaying lol have you thought of becoming a wedding reception planner lol
Also thanks to my friend Alison for making plates of yummy tartlets. They were so good honey x
Here are the 2 love birds, Jade and Tom. Jade spent the whole time taking Tom round to everyone showing him off, awww young love xxx
It was lovely to see everyone so happy and the grey skies and drizzle didn't bother us.
We wanted our wedding reception to be a children friendly time as well, so here is the kids food table lol full of naughty treats. We did proved mini sandwiches too but the treats went down the best hehe! And who can blame them ;)
Ava set herself up in the best seat in the house and got stuck right in. Bless her x
The party was in full swing and there was lots of playing...
... and drinking, eating, music and talking being done.

I have to say a thank you to my lovely new sister-in-law Sam for all her help with displaying the cupcakes I baked and attaching all the "drink me" tags to the glasses. With out you're help they would of just been left to the last minute. And you made them look wonderful x The photo above was taken the day after our big day because there where so any more cupcakes than that (I just forgot to get a close up picture on the day).
Two more lovely ladies to thank, Carol for doing my hair, cutting Ben's mum's fringe because her hair dresser had messed it up (lol) driving me and the cupcakes to the reg office and helping clear up our house after the party ended.
And Tracy (the lady behind with blue on) for sitting with me putting together 50 cupcake favour boxes.
Thanks ladies you're both stars ***
Granny cupcakes has made a new best friend with our next door neighbour Mary, bless the two of them. Getting tipsy and laughing LOL
Mary had to be walked back round home because she was a little bit more than tipsy hehe! And they are both 89, if you can't get drunk at that age I don't know when you can! I bet she slept well that night.
Hello mummy-in-law, cheers. Are you tipsy too?
Now Ben and I didn't really want to do speeches or cutting of the cake but that Granny cupcakes had other ideas.
And got us to stand and say a few words, which wasn't that bad really. Ben handled it well and did most of the talking. And I thanked everyone that had helped make both days special.
This cake didn't last long I can tell you, even if I say it myself. It was yummy yum yum!
After the cake cutting the fun didn't end there lol oh no.
It was confetti time in the cupcakes garden (none was thrown at the wedding because Rochester is a no confetti town) so everyone had saved it for this day. That night I was still finding it in my knickers LOL thanks Granny!
Awww more photo's, food, drink, music and laughter. We couldn't of asked for a nicer time. I hope I (we) got around to everyone that came.

Thank you the flowers where everything I'd dreamed of.

Cornish sweet peas and peonies. They smelt amazing and lasted for over two weeks after.

So apart from a little drizzle the whole day went really well and everyone enjoyed it. And made it something to remember forever. I didn't want it to end.
Thank you Ben for making me the happiest woman in the world. I love you hubby xxxx
Hugs and love,

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Our wedding day x

Sorry it's been a while in coming, but here is the first part of our wonderful wedding weekend.
I arrived a couple of mins late lol due to roadworks. My lovely friend Carol drove me and the cupcakes down and got stuck on the very corner to the reg office. I could see Ben and everyone pacing up and down looking nervous hehe! the flaming truck in front of us only needed to move a little bit and we'd of got through. A nudge more and we got though, he gave us a little sorry wave. He didn't realise there was a car full of bridesmaids and a bride LOL

Anyway i made it and here is Granny cupcakes as my witness and Ben's mum as his.
After the ceremony we walked up past Rochester Cathedral with fabulous sunshine and people congratulating us as we went lol
Around the corner we had a sneaky photo done in the back of Kings school gardens but shhh! don't tell anyone lol

Then it was on to the Vines park in Rochester, this is so special to me because it's where Ben proposed to me once more. It is also a beautiful little park and right on our door step. Very lucky to have it within walking distance.
Everyone joined in taking photo's. Here's Fern our old next door neighbour doing her David Bailey bit lol look at Granny cupcakes posing like a model hehe!
All the photo's speak for themselves, it was so beautiful and one of the happiest days of our lives.
There was even pink champagne.
Here's Ben with his mummy and sister Sam.

Just look at our beautiful girls, i was so proud of them all. Bless look at Molly's little face, as lots of you know she came out in chicken pox a few days later :( so was feeling a tiny bit under the weather. And she had had enough by now and was hungry too lol
Big sister Jade gave her and Daisy lots of cuddles and that made it all better. And the promise of some sweets hehe!
I love this photo, Jade looks so grown up and beautiful.
A few more group photo's and it was off to the pub for a drink then our Italian meal. Which we were all just about ready for.
The day was lovely and we ended it by a yummy meal and lots of chatting, smiles, laughter and big kisses.
And who couldn't resist lots of kisses for Granny cupcakes LOL
Thank for all the lovely congratulations and messages. It's been fun to share our magical time with you.
Now i know a few of you are wondering about the whole Kirstie Allsopp pink tie thingy?
Well I'd been asking (on at lol) Ben to wear a pink for me. But to no use, i nearly had him when i said that Molly had chosen one for him. But no he stood his ground hehe!
Then one evening a couple of days before our big day. I was on Twitter and said please everyone tell Ben short he has to wear a pink tie for me just for one day.
Well a few friends on there said come on Ben do it and a male friend said no Ben told firm lol
At this point i noticed Kirstie was twittering (i follow her) and Ben said if Kirstie Allsopp tells me to wear a pink tie, I'll wear one.
You can see where this is going can't you! So i tweeted her and she replied straight away, KirstieMAllsopp
@mollycupcakes Dear Ben short, pink ties are only way for real men to express true love, would've thought u know that by now? Lol Good Luck!
So due to this funny message Ben did indeed wear a pink for me and maybe a little bit for Kirstie LOL
What a fabulous lady, this was her last message to us: KirstieMAllsopp
@mollycupcakes @Ben_short very much my pleasure, so glad you had a good day x
Thank you once again everyone for the help and wishes xxx

I'll be back with part 2 the garden party, which is full to bursting with photo's.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Happy Birthday Dad x

Photo taken from verysweetdeserts x Dad cupcake.
Today is my Dad's 78th birthday. Have a wonderful day and even though we're not with you, you are in our hearts.
Enjoy the Dvd's and have a nice rest.
Love you x

Saturday, 5 June 2010

I will post more promise, still not come down from that cloud yet x

It was wonderful just wonderful. Everything went to plan and we had two days of the biggest roll coaster ride of our loves. One that all of us will remember forever :o)
I'll post more photo's and tell you everything next week when live gets back to normalist lol
With love and thanks to everyone that helped our days be the best ever.
And for all you're wishes.
And an extra big hug and thank you to Kirstie Allsopp for you're help with one little thing. You are the best. And our favourite TV lady x
I'll tell all next time. ???