Shonna’s Rustic Farm Wedding

Growing up on a farm in the mountains of North Carolina, I wanted a rustic themed wedding with the reception in a barn.  We wanted our friends and family surrounding us, good food, good music, and a beautiful setting.  We knew when … Continue reading »

Use a ribbon in your wedding colors

Outdoor Aisle Decoration

Outdoor weddings tend to have a great backdrop already so there’s little to do for decor. But for the aisle, you’ll want to add something that will draw the attention to the middle and up to the alter. Here’s a simple idea … Continue reading »


A Brief History of the Wedding Dress

presents A Brief History of the Wedding Dress By Cynthia Andrews Modern designs continue to update and modernize the appearance of wedding dresses, and the tradition of wearing them is stronger than ever today. With collections of wedding dresses from retailers like David’s … Continue reading »


What’s all the Chuppah About???

presents What’s all the Chuppah About?? by  Michele Schwartz The Jewish wedding canopy, which symbolizes the new home the bride and groom will create upon their marriage, is called the Chuppah (also spelled Chupah, Hoopah, Hupah).  Consider the chuppah the centerpiece for … Continue reading »


Our Unconventional Destination Wedding

From the moment my fiancé and I were engaged, a destination wedding seemed the way to go. We are quiet people who tend to have a few very close, family-like friends, and then many acquaintances. While we wanted to celebrate our love … Continue reading »

The winner chose from the Luxe Collection.

10% Off Deal and Winner of Beverly Clark Guest Book!

Congratulations to Laura for winning guest book and matching pen from Beverly Clark‘s Luxe Collection! Beverly Clark offered three choices to the winner in our commenting contest. If you didn’t get a chance yet to look, you should now because Beverly Clark … Continue reading »

Beverly Clark's Crowned Jewel Collection

Win Guest Book w/ Matching Pen From Beverly Clark

Beverly Clark would like to offer one of their beautiful guest books with matching pen from Beverly’s new Collection (value approx. $80.00+ depending on which collection) to one lucky Big Fat Cake fan. Just answer the following question by Monday, May 7, 2012 … Continue reading »

The front of Lincoln's Cottage has a life-sized statue of Lincoln.

Wedding of Historic Proportions

My friends know that sometimes I end up doing random activities because of the random Groupons or LivingSocial deals that I buy. Scott falls victim to these activities but we always end up enjoying whatever it is that we normally wouldn’t have … Continue reading »

The organist sat in the back of the church, The couple mixed traditional organ music with more contemporary songs on the piano.

Park Avenue Church on the Upper East Side

  I went to a beautiful ceremony at the Park Avenue Christian Church in New York City on Park Ave and 85th street. The church congregation has been around since the early 1800’s and the church building has been at its current location … Continue reading »

The little baggie included an instructional note.

Rose Petals

I thought this friend did a great job by giving rose petals to only the guests sitting closest to the aisle. It allows the other guests to clap and cheer. And it made for great photos. She left the little baggies on … Continue reading »


Recognizing Parents and Grandparents in the Ceremony

This couple had a touching way to recognize the marriages of their parents, while also recognizing the marriages of their grandparents. This program also shows ways to include grandparents, even if they are deceased. We shared earlier about who to include in … Continue reading »

Harpist Mary-Margaret Jones

Harping on the Harp! Love it! Get one! Listen to me! I’m right!

My wedding ceremony featured a harpist, Mary-Margaret Jones, who was out-of-this-world awesome. I know what you’re thinking, a Harp is super classy and fancy, so it must be prohibitively expensive, but let me tell you otherwise. In my search for ceremony/cocktail hour … Continue reading »