Oct 31, 2009

Guests That Don’t RSVP

All I can say from one woman to another...please don't get discouraged.  It's impossible to know why everyone who has known you and really loved you, won't put a stamped, self addressed RSVP card in the mail as soon as they learn all of their wisdom teeth have to come out (or some other reason) on the most important day of your life. Some may not want to disappoint you, but the real disappointment comes in not knowing. Not knowing how many servings of Virginia Baked Ham you'll need. Not knowing how much booze to buy. It's going to happen, and you're left wondering why the girl who was your soul mate through soccer, sleepovers and several broken hearts, doesn't appear to be moving heaven and earth to be by your side. No doubt you'll end up tracking people down by phone or text. Stay fresh and focused, it happens to every bride.


Oct 17, 2009

Brownie Pop Wedding Favors

Brownie cake pops - these are made from chocolate cake mix, although any other flavor would work well too. Bake cake as directed and cool. Using your hands, crumble the cake into uniform crumbs. Use just enough buttercream icing to roll each one into a ball, and place in the refrigerator or freezer to harden. A little bit of melted chocolate with help you insert a lollipop stick into each ball, and then refrigerate again to make sure the stick is secure. Dip the cake or brownie pops in melted chocolate, slightly tapping off the excess and place on parchment paper to dry.

how to make brownie pops
chocolate brownie pops
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Oct 16, 2009

Thank You Messages For Your Wedding Program

I'm so thankful for everyone who made the drive from my hometown of Long Beach over the large Vincent Thomas Bridge that crosses Los Angeles Harbor and into San Pedro for the day of my dreams. Phil and I could have been married at the local church instead of falling in love with Holy Trinity Catholic Church so far away. The trip was made by family and well-loved friends who saw us exchange our hand-written vows in this quaint city by the sea, home to the largest Italian-American community in Southern California.

May God bless each and every one of you for sharing this joyful day with us. Your prayers and support have made this a celebration of love that we will cherish forever.

Being a witness to the first day of our lives together, you have all filled our hearts with joy and gratitude. We are honored that many of you have traveled a great distance to be with us today and thank you for your many blessings.

Today we express our love and devotion in the presence of God, our parents, our brothers and sisters, family and friends. Each anniversary of our marriage, we will celebrate the memory of this day, becoming husband and wife among those we love so dearly.

Bless you for honoring us on our wedding day. May God enrich your lives, and provide those who have traveled far, a safe and happy journey home.

Thank you for many happy memories made today, that was so full of joy because of you. Our gratitude is boundless.