My Cupcake Wedding Disaster

Before you start to hyperventilate at the thought of ruined cupcakes (I know, SAVE the cupcakes!), we did get everything fixed in the end. So calm down and relax, but stay with me as I'll be giving you some tips to make sure this does NOT happen to you.

My wedding took place in the woods. Which made it very difficult to think of cakes and wedding vendors finding their way out there. So I decided it would be easier to order a bunch of cupcakes and drive them out to the site ourselves. The tricky part was that the nearest bakery was more than almost two hours away. 

That's fine, I'm extremely grateful to have an amazing mother-in-law who drove out there with her baby grand-daughter to pick them up. It gave her an excuse to spend more one-on-one time with the baby. 

This is where things got screwy. When my mother-in-law arrived, the bakery said they don't have my cupcakes. Not only that, they don't even have my order. I'm sorry, what?! I looked back at my emails with them and I had even given a credit card number to hold the order. There's no way they can say I didn't have it pre-ordered. 

They're response: Well there aren't any cupcakes. So my trooper of a mother-in-law looks her dead in the eye and says, "You better make some now then. I'll wait." And she waits for a few hours at the store for my only wedding desserts. 

I'm extremely grateful for the way things turned out, but I share this story as a word of caution. Communication is huge with wedding vendors. I should've probably called the day before to confirm. But I didn't. Make sure you have a follow up with your vendors before the wedding day. 

Or just have an awesome mother-in-law who kicks butt and takes names. Either option is ideal.

Limoneira Ranch Wedding | Andrew & Lindsey

Driving out to the sleepy town of Santa Paula, CA, I pulled up to Limoneira Ranch. Nestled in the valley between some outstanding mountains, this lemon grove boasts a bace ball court. It was on the court that Andrew and Lindsey decided to make their vows of love and get married. It was a bright, hot and sunny day as the ladies prepared themselves in the small house on the grounds.

How adorable are these rings, seated stately upon their custom ring box.

How adorable are these rings, seated stately upon their custom ring box.

This grandma was the epitome of awesome. She carried around two disposable cameras, and when someone tried to take a photo of her with it, they couldn't figure out how to crank the thing! My favorite quote from her: "Honey, your short because you grew up with thorns. The most beautiful flowers grow with thorns and weeds that stunt the growth. But when you pull the weeds away there's the most beautiful creature ever."

This grandma was the epitome of awesome. She carried around two disposable cameras, and when someone tried to take a photo of her with it, they couldn't figure out how to crank the thing! My favorite quote from her: "Honey, your short because you grew up with thorns. The most beautiful flowers grow with thorns and weeds that stunt the growth. But when you pull the weeds away there's the most beautiful creature ever."

How stunning is this bride?!

How stunning is this bride?!

Hello handsome groom!

Hello handsome groom!

Look at these awesome groomsmen.

Look at these awesome groomsmen.

He waits for his bride patiently. 

He waits for his bride patiently. 

The setting for the ceremony was at the end of the court, right before a small field. The field had all of the reception area. But look at those mountains!

The setting for the ceremony was at the end of the court, right before a small field. The field had all of the reception area. But look at those mountains!

A great DIY: painted mason jars vases!

A great DIY: painted mason jars vases!

How cute is this cake surrounded by cupcakes?!

How cute is this cake surrounded by cupcakes?!

And then there was this cutie! 

And then there was this cutie! 

And to finish my night, I met a mutant ninja turtle! I don't think he was teenage yet. 

And to finish my night, I met a mutant ninja turtle! I don't think he was teenage yet. 

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