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The bride wanted to incorporate her love of sugary things into the wedding–just take a look at her sweets bar! But what really stood out was the wedding cake, whipped up and decorated by Sue Ann’s Bakery. The simple white-on-white lace and monogram design was topped with peonies and definitely makes my list of favorite cakes featured on the blog. The couple even chose to have sheet cakes of Funfetti made! I know Katharine + Kyle would agree this was a great decision. Lace and pretty peony and hydrangea floral arrangements put together by Roses are Red decorated the tables at the groom’s grandparents’ house. At the end of the night, the newlyweds were surprised with fireworks! Together now: oooh, aaah.

Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I went with my mom and sister to Priscilla of Boston on a weekend my sister was home from Chicago. I tried on five dresses and I saved my favorite one for last. As soon as I put it on I knew it was the one! My mom and sister were both crying — it was really cute.
Describe your wedding cake: I love sweets so the cake was a big deal to me! Sue Ann’s bakery did an AMAZING job! All of the flavors were delicious and they even made sheet cakes of Funfetti since it’s my favorite ever! The design of the cake turned out perfect and exactly what I had envisioned.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Getting everything done! We thought having a backyard wedding would be simple and easy—oh how wrong we were! I owe it all to my mom, she is amazing and spent countless hours researching and planning and we couldn’t have done it without her!
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Charlie’s uncle and grandfather surprised us with fireworks! The whole wedding went by super fast but during the fireworks, it felt like everything slowed down and it was just the two of us together.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? My favorite line from Charlie’s vows was “I will treasure you always, just as I do at this moment.”
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We are in the process of buying a house at the beach! It’s a fixer-upper which should be interesting since neither of us is handy. It’s going to be so cute once it’s fixed up, though, and we are so excited!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Plum Pretty Sugar reply

    What a gorgeous wedding!!! Stunning!


  2. avatar Perryn reply

    LOVE this wedding! Its sooo beautiful! It has all the right amounts of elegance, sweetness and love!!!

  3. avatar bridal girl reply

    Another great job from those who made this wedding possible! Wow! It is so great being a bride these days. There are so many choices that are offered in creating the perfect event!

  4. avatar charlotte reply

    Absolutely Gorgeous pictures and an absolutely Gorgeous couple!!! Everything about the wedding was perfect!!! By looking at the pictures her mom should be a wedding planner. Every single detail is amazing!!!

  5. avatar lindsey reply

    I LOVE that seating chart… any idea of where its from?

    • avatar Mandy reply

      lindsey: Wonderful to hear that you like the seating chart – it was just a lovely piece I was able to contribute in a stunning wedding. My company was privileged to work with her family to design stationery for Caitlin’s wedding, from invitation suite through reception collateral.

  6. avatar Alex reply

    Anyone have any ideas about where to get the letters for the SWEETS table or the Mrs/Mr seat backers? So amazing!

  7. avatar aurea @ bridal shower favors reply

    I love the scenery at the reception, very romantic :D And of course the cake, I also love sweets and a “sweets” table is a very good idea for any celebration. :D Need I say more on the firworks?I also love the idea of the people holding on to those mini fireworks as the couple went out the house or the church? :D

  8. avatar April @Park City Real Estate reply

    One of the best wedding concepts I’ve ever seen. The reception is sooooo stunning! The whole idea conveys elegance.

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