Wedding Tips & Treats

I have been excited about this upcoming weekend for about 12 months! Why? Because two of my dear friends are goooin’ to the [venue] and they’re gonnnnna get ma-a-arried! Separately, Jen and Reid are happy people, which is instantly contagious upon meeting them. But, together, their uniqueness, inclusiveness, thoughtfulness, and enthusiasm for life combine to make just the perfect pair! Improvinator Reid proposed to Jen at the end of his improv show (that I was at!)– talk about the ultimate improv sketch. He’s naturally funny, caring, energetic, and is the only guy I know who has more than 5 unicycles. Jen, or as I call “Connector Jen”, has the ability to bring people together and network for others– an incredible quality that has resulted in several friendships that I now have! She is also the only gal I know who makes room in her garage for the 5+ unicycles of her soon-to-be hubby. (I’m pretty sure there’s a kayak in there too.) What a giving girl!

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to describing these life-enriching friends, but in the essence of time (and entertainment blogging), I’ll point out a couple wedding tips and treats.

Above, you may have noticed a bag of oreo truffles laying on top of their wedding invitation. I was honored to make truffles for all of their out of town guests for their hospitality bags to give them a sweet welcome to Austin this weekend. If you find yourself making these truffles or needing a sweet treat for a similar event, simply follow my recipe in the link above and place them in bags, tied with a ribbon (both of which you can find in the baking aisles at craft stores like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby).

*For the curious, the truffles above are pumpkin spice and chocolate mint. (And, if you happen to want to order them, I may just be your gal for a reasonable fee. Let’s talk.)

Secondly, at Jen’s bridal shower, I saw this adorable! tiered cake note carrier made by her friend Melanie.

It’s so cute, I had to share! To make it, head to a craft store and purchase hat boxes of different sizes, glue them together in tiers, then find ribbon and decorations to glue to the “cake”. Get creative with colors and decals!

Then, provide it with notes and a pen to shower guests to leave marriage tips or well wishes for the happy couple inside. The best part (besides it’s adorableness)? You don’t have to freeze it for a year then take it out again to enjoy it, and you can enjoy it and still fit into your wedding dress!

Jen and Reid, I am so lucky to know you and can’t wait to share in your happiness! Mazel tov!

6 thoughts on “Wedding Tips & Treats”

  • Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen December 1, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I wish I were getting married now.

    Of course, you don’t need a man to make truffles.

  • Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen December 1, 2010 at 9:32 am

    I guess technically in some states now you don’t need a man to get married either [and if you are on Glee you can marry yourself]…just in my case, I would like one. 🙂

  • Sharon December 1, 2010 at 10:45 am

    The truffles look good enough to eat, and so festive, too! You’re hired!

  • Rebecca December 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Haha, no you don’t need a man to eat truffles. You just need a friend who makes them. Or a kitchen with basic ingredients.

    Aunt Sharon, thanks for reading!

  • Dana December 1, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    yummmm! those look so good and so pretty!!! you are so talented 🙂

  • TheRebecca December 2, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Dana– You’re the reason I’m still making these guys! Thank you for showing me the ways!

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