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 »


Running of The Bride

As a kickoff to bachelorette weekend, we decided to start with a mud/obstacle run.  Four of my closest girlfriends and I signed up for the Armageddon Ambush at Wicomico Motorsports Park in Maryland.  I bought a 1980’s style wedding dress and the girls bought bridesmaid’s dresses … Continue reading »

The Amazing Race Wedding Shower required that the groom wear a veil before walking into Harris Teeter to perform his challenge.

Amazing Race Wedding Shower

I’m so excited to share my wedding adventure.  I decided for my first post, it will be fun to talk about the shower that my fantastic bridesmaids threw for me.  They know that I am not the type of person that will enjoy … Continue reading »

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Buon Appetito! Family Dinner Time!

When my mom and step-dad were married back in the 1990’s, we had an amazing rehearsal dinner at a little family owned Italian restaurant in the town we lived in. I remember the warmth of not only the food but the conversations … Continue reading »

Vera Wang fashion show at Unveiled San Francisco

Winner of FREE Unveiled Tickets in San Francisco

Congratulations to Charlotte for winning a pair of FREE tickets to the Unveiled bridal show in San Francisco on August 19! I’m most excited that she will get to see the runway show of Vera Wang’s Spring 2013 collection! And I’m sure … Continue reading »

Win two FREE tickets to Unveiled!

Win FREE Tickets to Unveiled in San Francisco, August 19

Our friends from Unveiled would like to giveaway two (2) FREE tickets for their prestigious bridal event. All you need to do is leave a comment that answers the following question: Which wedding vendors are you hoping to find at your next … Continue reading »

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Bachelor Party in the Woods

Not that I have any experience planning a bachelor party, but a coworker and friend of mine came back to work raving about how good of a time he had in the Blue Ridge Mountains in western Virginia.  He stayed at Crimora Mine … Continue reading »

Las Vegas at Night

Bachelor Parties of All Varieties

Last month, I had the privilege of celebrating two bachelor parties, and I thought that a bachelor party blog post was warranted. Bachelor parties, at least in the US, usually consists of a trip to Las Vegas, lots of alcohol, a strip … Continue reading »

Teams gather, guard and barter their way to the perfect dress at a killer price.

They Ran, They Conquered: Part II

Well, better late than never. See some Big Fat Cake photo coverage of Filene’s Basement’s Running of the Brides event in Washington, D.C. that took place October 14th. A special thank you to our wedding partner S21 Photography who captured fabulous photos of … Continue reading »


They Ran, They Conquered

Please enjoy Big Fat Cake’s first movie production with videography by S21 Photography. Thanks for being patient as it took longer than I thought for me to put this together. Running of the Brides (ROTB) is not for the faint-hearted. Women (and … Continue reading »


Simply Bridal’s Showroom Launch Event in LA

Simply Bridal invites you to their showroom launch event in downtown LA! The event is on Saturday, October 29th 2011 @11am to 5pm. The invite details are below. You must RSVP since the event will fill up quickly. As always, you can enjoy … Continue reading »

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Upcoming Bridal Shows

Rain on the East Coast got you down? No problem, bridal shows are indoors anyways. In the DC area, there are two companies hosting bridal shows this weekend. Both sites offer $2 discount if you buy tickets from their website: Bridal Showcase: … Continue reading »