FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS™ | June 18 | bouquets, DIY ruffle shirts + cakes + plant centerpieces, ring shots, bridesmaid clutches + vote!

Happy Friday, everybody!  Ok, let me just get something out of the way real quick.  May I ask a hugetastic favor?  If you think I deserve it, please take a sec to let ‘em know over at the Wedding Channel that The Knotty Bride is one of your favorite Real Bride Blogs.  (The more votes, the better chance I have of winning!)  If you don’t mind, of course.  Pretty please?  You would make my year!  Thank you like crazy!  (If you do enter me and you feel like letting me know, go for it and, of course, I’m totally writing you back and thanking you to the high heavens.  My gratefulness knows no bounds.)

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Love that, right?  Me too.  It’s one of the Finds, today.  (:

Ok, let’s get going!

First off, this kind of rules.  I think it’d be such a fun little project to do at your tame bachelorette party.  Personally, if it’s strip club vs. ruffle shirt projects, I think I’ll opt for the ruffle shirt every time.  {Continue reading…}

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS! ❧ Urban Wed Edition ❧ Part I ~ Wedding Cakes and Cuppies!!!

I had a blast at Brooklyn Bride‘s Urban Wed Event this past Wednesday.  Thank you, Vané!  Brilliant job!  But seriously, it was off the chain.  OFF of it.  The vendors, the brides, the cakes and desserts, the food, the photos, the music, the overall vibe in general was so dang positive, fresh, exciting.  If you made it to one of the two days it was held, well then you know what I’m talking about.

A lot of us in this industry speak with each other on an almost daily basis and, of course, it’s always a pleasure to converse online and over the phone.  We’re constantly working together to inspire and help each other make the world of weddings that much more amazing for each and every bride and groom out there planning a wedding.  However, rarely do we get the chance to meet up in person, and, in some cases, finally put a face to a name.  That’s the sucky part.  And that’s precisely why I always look forward to and have such a crapload of fun at these things!  Being afforded the opportunity to chat it up and make plans in person with these “friends” and colleagues with whom I’ve had the distinct pleasure of developing relationships truly makes the whole experience that much more wonderful and exponentially more rewarding.

Ok, so I took copious pictures from Wednesday’s festivities, and I wouldn’t force them on you if I didn’t KNOW you’re gonna love ‘em.  First up today, we’ve got some real beautes from Betsy of Nine Cakes, who’s based in Brooklyn.  To die for, are they not?  I’ll tell you the same thing I told her on Wednesday: “Betsy, these are the best wedding cakes I’ve seen in I can’t even remember how long. You are amazing!!!” I didn’t tell her I loved her for her talent, but I was thinking it.  It’s important to know the line of awkwardness, and know what constitutes crossing it.  Word to the wise.

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There’s Betsy, of Nine Cakes, in between the young woman in baby blue and that dude’s head and fingers.  It sort of looks like he’s picking her nose. He isn’t. But it does sort of look like that.
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Just LOOK at those darling little pink cupcakes.  You can just pop ‘em whole, one by one, right into your mouth.  I didn’t, but I watched others who did, and it looked a lot like what I imagine heaven would.  Edible heaven.

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DESSERT LOVE | I ♥ pb + chocolate sandwich cookies | The Treats Truck, on a Block Near You… and Maybe Even at Your Wedding?

So, this story dates back to Saturday, February 20 – the day of that fabulous Wedding Party event (about which you can read more here, here, here and, umm, oh yeah here.  I have a lot more content to post on that, by the way.  I’ve just been distracted by other things, like that peanut butter and chocolate sandwich cookie up there, for one.  So stay tuned for more from that amazing day… such as dessert tables, invitations, fabulous crafts and materials, fashion and flowers… I know, I can’t believe I haven’t yet shared any of that remaining stuff with you, either!  I even have KILLER ADVICE straight from the mouth of Colin Cowie!  All coming soon…er or later.)

ANYWAY, back to the Treats Truck.  Thinking the party was over, my friend and I exited the building to grab some coffee or whatever one does on a Saturday afternoon following a wedding extravaganza.  (Sleep?  Maybe a nap would have followed.)  But, almost immediately, my gaze locked on this silvery behemoth.  What was this thing?  We both got a little giddy.

When we met Kim Ima (on the left) the woman behind this dessert-mobile concept, we got really excited…

Because she was giving out little bits of heaven.  Little, edible bits, of heaven.  And because she was nice.  Which is important.

However… nothing prepared us for the delight that was about to meet our lips.  And by the way, we didn’t have all of these.  But if there had been time, we would have.  If only there had been time.

Behold, the Peanut Butter Jamwich:

The Peanut Butter & Chocolate Sandwich Cookie (my FAVE):

The best part?  They do parties.  Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

The Melty Chocolate Chipper:

The Melty Chocolate Chipper, bitten:

The Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcake:

The Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcake, bitten:

A lot of Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes:

The Caramel Creme Trucker:

There’s SO MUCH MORE mini goodness to see, to taste and to make disappear.  So, if anyone anticipates an attack of the munchies this week, here are the locations where Kim and her truck of treats plan to be:

Thanks again, Kim, for the amazing desserts!  I haven’t once stopped dreaming about that Peanut Butter & Chocolate Sandwich Cookie, scout’s honor.  These days my dreams are made up of black Romona Keveza gowns and pb cookies.  Not bad, not bad at all.

Image credits:

My camera died before I could capture the treats, so a big thanks to Blondie and Brownie for the fab photos!

The schedule is from Treats Truck.

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