Wedding Bells

January 18, 2010

Congratulations to Whitney and Jason, a.k.a. Whizzle and Jeeson!

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Matty + Snake ready for the ceremony

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Whitney was gorgeous and looked just like a movie star!

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We realized during the ceremony that we have been married for 2.6 years!! Here’s our wedding video in case you missed it when it first aired: K + M Get Married.

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After the ceremony we had the hardest time hailing a cab!!! It was freezing, raining and windy and no cabs seemed to want to pick us up. My poor frozen feet! But we eventually found one and went to the reception site downtown. We arrived a half hour early, so the gentlemen headed to a bar – conveniently a microbrewery – for a drink.

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I was starving and had a sip of the amber ale – it was pretty tasty!

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Onward to celebrate!

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The reception was gorgeous and began with a beautiful appetizer spread of veggies, pita chips and breadsticks with hummus, olive spread, eggplant dip, cheeses, dried fruits, pistachios.

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I piled my plate with veggies + hummus and tastes of breadstick, apricot and cheese

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Enjoyed some passed apps

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I could have EASILY eaten 5 more plates but I held off because I knew dinner was coming up soon. After a while my hunger did go away. The 20 minute rule is so true!

My beverage of choice was club soda + lime. I’ve learned how easy it is to mindlessly drink at events where alcohol is provided and these days I’m pretty happy with just one – or maybe two – drinks.

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At 7 we made our way into the ballroom, which was stunning!

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J + W danced their first!

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Toasts were given and champagne was passed. It was delicious, so I drank my glass :)

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My groom was wearing his full wedding ensemble from our own big day

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Including the cuff links I gave him!

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After the toasts, dinner was served. They had 3 buffet stations of amazing foods. The first was four different pastas, the second bite-sized gourmet treats and the third vegetables, salmon + prime rib.

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The staff served us the food, so it was a bit hard to get the right portion. We ended up with plates piled high! There was a lot of sharing and tasting. It made seem like I ate a ton tonight, but I don’t really feel like I did.

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I didn’t finish this – like I said we did lots of tasting – but I made a substantial dent!

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With dinner I sipped on a bit of red

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Dancing consumed a good portion of the evening – the band was fabulous!!!

We finally got a photo with the bride and groom! Whit + Jason are both Davidson classmates. Whizzle lived across the hall from me freshman year and we had such fun doing crazy things. Jeeson ("Jeeson" is Jason pronounced in a long island accent :) ) lived next to Matt sophomore year!

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[I had the hardest time taking photos tonight because the room was so dark!! We couldn't get any to turn out, especially the people. I have a new respect for wedding photographers!]

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After a while a plate of raspberry jam cookies was set down in front of us!!

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I had two :)

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And then all of these treats started coming out of the woodwork!!!

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I didn’t eat all of these – I had a taste of each and then passed them on to Snake + Matt to each try. So we split them all at least 3 ways. But it was fun to taste so much variety!

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Then it was cake time!!!

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Cake on the plate. Plus 3 more bite-sized desserts! I didn’t quite finish this all (more sharing!!) but it was delish.

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We ended the night with an hour of dancing (they played "I Got A Feelin’!!!") and then a horrid walk back to the hotel in tired heels and horizontal rain.

So excited that 1) I’m sober and 2) I’m not stuffed. It will make for a fun morning!

Goodnight love birds

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1 The Paris Food Blague January 18, 2010 at 12:56 am

congrats to your friends! what a beautiful wedding & what lovely photos you took.

walking home in the rain sounds romantic post-wedding, although i am sure it was not.

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2 Run Sarah January 18, 2010 at 1:08 am

Wow, what a gorgeous wedding with amazing food! I LOVE your dress too.

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3 Kate (This American Wife) January 18, 2010 at 1:09 am

Love you dress Kath, so cute!!!

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4 Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run January 18, 2010 at 1:12 am

I love the personalized napkins…so want to do that for my wedding. What an elegant cake. Looks like a fun night! Safe travels home : )

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5 Sarah January 18, 2010 at 1:17 am

What a gorgeous wedding and incredible looking food!

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6 Bronwyn January 18, 2010 at 1:18 am

hmmmm wedding cake.
All of the food looks fantabulous!
Love your dress.

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7 Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run January 18, 2010 at 1:20 am

P.S. I enjoyed watching your wedding video. Love love love the cheerful colors you chose.

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8 candice January 18, 2010 at 1:21 am

Everything looks gorgeous, even if it’s dark. ;) You look fabulous—I love, love, love the pattern on your dress!

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9 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) January 18, 2010 at 1:26 am

What a glamorous wedding!! Great job enjoying yourself yet not going overboard. I’m impressed–all that food looked to die for.

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10 Leo @ Cupcakes In Paris January 18, 2010 at 1:29 am

Wow, looks like you had a really fun time. The wedding was gorgeous!

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11 Chelsea January 18, 2010 at 1:31 am

Holy fancy schmancy wedding! I’m so glad you guys went!!! That church looks a.maze.ing! That caterer is so hired!!!

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12 Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen January 18, 2010 at 1:42 am

gorgeous! i bet the wedding photographer had a ball with this one :) you guys look beautiful…love the wedding video :)

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13 Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com January 18, 2010 at 1:58 am

what a beautiful wedding! The bride looks grogeous :)
as does all the food – you have such amazing restraint sometimes lol :P
G;ad you had a good night, I’m very jealous cos i LOVE weddings, I can’t wait for my own!
Happy 2.6yr anniversry too :)

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14 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) January 18, 2010 at 2:00 am

Oh my goodness, that view from the reception is exquisite! What a beautiful wedding and party, truly lovely. :)

The food and cake look amazing as well.

Cheers,
Jenn

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15 Brittany January 18, 2010 at 2:00 am

What a BEAUTIFUL wedding! Looks like it was a lot of fun!

Congrats to the newlyweds!

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16 Jayce January 18, 2010 at 2:06 am

Whoa, gorgeous wedding! That is a lot of food they served, and it all looked fabulous! Glad you had fun!

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17 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write January 18, 2010 at 2:24 am

I didn’t realize you got married on my birthday! I know exactly what I did on your wedding day! How cool is that?

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18 Kath January 18, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Awesome!! 6.2 is like 26!

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19 Penny (Blonde Bibliophile) January 18, 2010 at 2:26 am

Beautiful wedding. The bride’s dress was AMAZING! And her train!
It all looks like so much fun. Food, (lots of great food), friends, dancing, a wedding, NY city, and cake. Wedding cake. YUM.
:-)

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20 lynn (The Actors Diet) January 18, 2010 at 2:27 am

your friends are a gorgeous couple. love weddings.

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21 Mama Pea January 18, 2010 at 2:29 am

I think your friends have impeccable taste…the bride’s dress and hair, the cake, and obviously the guests!

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22 Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. January 18, 2010 at 2:44 am

I hope your tootsies are recovering. New York in heels is rough!

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23 Morgan @ Life After Bagels January 18, 2010 at 6:39 am

that wedding really does look absolutely beautiful . . . and good call with the faux cocktail

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24 Karla January 18, 2010 at 6:42 am

Wow! What an amazing looking wedding! Everything is gorgeous!

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25 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 18, 2010 at 7:17 am

What a beautiful wedding!!! I love, love, love the back of her dress! So pretty!

Glad y’all had fun!

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26 Simply Life January 18, 2010 at 7:25 am

wow what a beautiful wedding! Your video is great!

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27 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope January 18, 2010 at 7:25 am

What a fabulous wedding Kath! Congrats to Whitney and Jason!!! You and Whitney both have gorgeous dresses! :)

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28 Marla January 18, 2010 at 7:32 am

Thanks for pics!
And I hope you don’t worry too much about letting us know you didn’t eat all that was shown.Actually I didn’t think your dinner plate looked huge at ALL!(maybe there is something wrong with me;)
Safe travels!

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29 Heather January 18, 2010 at 7:36 am

Our friends got married at the same venue, isn’t it beautiful?

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30 Haleigh January 18, 2010 at 7:36 am

I am glad to hear that you had such a lovely time!

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31 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 18, 2010 at 7:45 am

What a gorgeous wedding! I love your dress Kath and the brides. The view looks amazing.

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32 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 18, 2010 at 7:48 am

What a lovely wedding!!

I love your dress, Kath…you look so pretty! And the food all looks absolutely wonderful. :D

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33 Danielle January 18, 2010 at 7:52 am

That looks like a lovely wedding and the food looked simply amazing! Yum! Great job indulging a bit but not going overboard. That is always a difficult balance to find when there is so much great food around.

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34 Jenna January 18, 2010 at 8:16 am

Wow! What a great wedding!

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35 Katherine January 18, 2010 at 8:21 am

Such a lovely wedding. The bride’s dress was spectacular!!

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36 Christie @ Honoring Health January 18, 2010 at 8:28 am

What a lovely wedding! Everything looks awesome!

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37 Julie @savvyeats January 18, 2010 at 8:32 am

What a beautiful wedding. Congrats to your friends!

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38 Jess. January 18, 2010 at 8:40 am

Wow! The wedding looks magical. Gorgeous!

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39 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad January 18, 2010 at 8:41 am

Whitney’s wedding dress is gorgeous!

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40 Iris January 18, 2010 at 8:44 am

Cute dress! (Yours and the wedding dress)

I love wedding pictures!

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41 Paige(Running Around Normal) January 18, 2010 at 8:44 am

Wow that wedding looked fabulous!

And it sure sounds like they know how to throw a party! All the food and desserts look phenom!

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42 Jackie January 18, 2010 at 8:49 am

Beautiful wedding – can I ask what the exact location was?

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43 Kath January 18, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Bridgewaters near Seaport downtown

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44 Heather (The Single Dish) January 18, 2010 at 8:49 am

Loved your dress, you both looked great! Looks like an awesome space, and the food looked great!

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45 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 18, 2010 at 9:22 am

Such a gorgeous wedding, love love love your dress!!!

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46 Casey (@Spicy&Sweet) January 18, 2010 at 9:22 am

What gorgeous pics Kath!! Looks like it was a beautiful wedding and a great time :)

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47 Christy January 18, 2010 at 9:49 am

Wow, what a gorgeous wedding! I love the ballroom decor, her dress, and the cake!! Very pretty :)

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48 Jil January 18, 2010 at 9:50 am

What a gorgeous wedding!! All of that food looks absolutely delicious! and you are so much stronger than I would have been in terms of restraining yourself from eating tons of the food…I would have failed there…it all looks so good!!

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49 Kelly January 18, 2010 at 9:51 am

You guys both look great! And that looks like a great wedding. I especially love the centrepieces at each table and the spread of appetizers!

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50 Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place January 18, 2010 at 9:57 am

The bride looked so gorgeous! I’m a sucker for weddings right now because mine is coming up in 4 months.. I cry everytime I see a beautiful wedding !

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51 Lauren @ eater not a runner January 18, 2010 at 9:59 am

Looks like such a beautiful wedding! And so much yummy food :-)

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52 RhodeyGirl January 18, 2010 at 10:06 am

I was just commenting to some friends yesterday that it seems I know how to photo food in different lights, but not people. Maybe the healthy living summit could have a small seminar on using your slr camera. I would love that.

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53 Beth @ DiningAndDishing January 18, 2010 at 10:08 am

The wedding food looks fantastic!! Great food at a wedding is such a nice and important touch I think :)

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54 HeatherBakes January 18, 2010 at 10:10 am

So fun! I love weddings, and that one looks like it had some amazing details. I love the linzer cookies, and her dress is GORGEOUS. Looks like a fun evening!

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55 skinnyrunner January 18, 2010 at 10:18 am

gorgeous wedding! i love all the little treats and cake, yum!

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56 Dori January 18, 2010 at 10:18 am

What kind of cake was that?? Looks AMAZING!!

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57 Kath January 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Cappuccino I think!

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58 Becky January 18, 2010 at 10:25 am

Looks like a fun wedding! The food and desserts look amazing as well. Plus, your dress was super cute! Have fun with the rest of your time in NY!

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59 Cynthia (It All Changes) January 18, 2010 at 10:40 am

I love the geometric print on your dress…where did you get it?

Weddings are always like college reunions and so much fun. Looks like you had a blast and the bride was gorgeous….especially her veil.

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60 Kath January 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Loehmann’s – where all my clothes are from!

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61 Caroline January 18, 2010 at 10:42 am

Your dress is gorgeous and your wedding looks like it was amazing! My biggest regret is not having a videographer for my own. I didn’t realize what a blur it would be later! I’m going to have to buy a flipcam when all my friends start getting married to help them out :)

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62 Jay January 18, 2010 at 10:46 am

LOVELY wedding and venue! God, that view made me miss NY more than anything… so much I could cry.

The bride is beautiful and so is the dress, but long trains are just terrible.

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63 Gelareh @ Orange Truffle January 18, 2010 at 10:48 am

Beautiful Wedding. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun :)

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64 Megan January 18, 2010 at 10:54 am

That wedding looks amazing!!! My roommate is getting married in the city, and this makes me all the more excited to rock it as MOH!!!!

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65 Fallon January 18, 2010 at 11:28 am

What a beautiful looking wedding! It is amazing HOW MUCH food they serve at some weddings. You did the right thing by taking small bites, rather then stuffing yourself.

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66 Mom January 18, 2010 at 11:29 am

Gosh, I love that long train and veil.

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67 Lisa January 18, 2010 at 11:43 am

Wow. Looks like a beautiful wedding and a great time!

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68 Handy January 18, 2010 at 12:05 pm

amazing wedding
i like the wedding cake its simple and marvelous
generally every thing is colorful and full of life

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69 Good Taste. Healthy Me January 18, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Wow what a gorgeous wedding!! Looks like a fantastic night. :)

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70 Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat) January 18, 2010 at 12:36 pm

what a beautiful wedding! All of the food looked yummy!

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71 Katharine January 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm

That venue looks beautiful! And what a delicious assortment of food! Looks like a wonderful and successful trip to NYC. :)

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72 Gracie @ Girl Meets Health January 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm

WOW – what a beautiful and extravagant wedding! And the food looked *delicious* – unlike most weddings I’ve been to :/

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73 Suzanne January 18, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Great photos. I love wedding pics!

Your trip to NYC seemed very fun and eventful. It’s a bummer I couldn’t make it to the meet up.
I live across the river in NJ, but the husband and I are always in the city. Maybe next time! :)

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74 Beth (Mackattack) January 18, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Oh wedding cake is so delicious and dangerous! Yum! Good job staying sober and not eating too much.

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75 Heather @ Side of Sneakers January 18, 2010 at 7:15 pm

That cake is beautiful! So classic and elegant!

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76 Kristen January 19, 2010 at 10:13 am

Where was the reception? I live in the city but cant place it.

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