Cupcakes are becoming more and more popular at weddings. They’re easy to distribute to your guests (no more waiting forever for a slice of the beautiful but inaccessible cake), fun, and often much less expensive than a traditional cake while still being easy to meld with your color scheme and overall theme (and did we mention, absolutely scrumptious!?). One way to help personalize them for your wedding (and an easy way to provide a tiny scrapbooking item for you or your guests) is through cupcake toppers. Enter: Thick & Thin Designs. John & Christine Carney, a husband and wife power team, started Thick & Thin just last year out of the IMRC maker space at University of Maine, Orono. Their business quickly took off, and now the couple makes thousands of personalized, laser-cut cupcake toppers throughout the year. These are just any run-of-the-mill toppers, either. Some of the couple’s best sellers are zombies, gears, and hipster glasses! Their repertoire also includes many nautical themed toppers that easily caused New England to come to the forefront of our minds, such as Maine state outlines, octopus tentacles, and whales. John & Christine are also happy to create custom toppers to perfectly fit your wedding decor.
Photos via Thick & Thin Designs
Lindsay and Keith were married this May in Hartford, CT. The couple enjoyed a traditional church ceremony followed by a reception at A Villa Louisa. Their soft color palette of light pinks (and one hot pink accent in Lindsey’s hair!) and creams stood out beautifully against the verdant green of New England in the summer. A big thank you to Kasey Matson Photography for so aptly capturing the couple’s big personalities (we’re such a fan of Lindsey’s celebratory fist pump right after her “I Do’s”!) and for so graciously lending us the photos! See more of the couple’s big day in Kasey’s Real Wedding album on LulaWed.
Photography: Kasey Matson Photography
Venue: Villa Louisa
Ceremony Venue: Corpus Christi Church
Want a nautical theme to your wedding without shelling out a lot of money? You’re in luck! Cute, simple DIY decor is all the rage right now. Below are some of our nautical and beach-themed DIY favorites to help inspire your special day:
Photos from upper left to right, clockwise: Lisa Teso via Hi, Friend, Mary Swenson, Kristi Wright via WeddingChicks, Martha Stewart Weddings via Confetti Day Dreams, Christina Carroll Photography via Offbeat Bride, Miki Dulsterhof via DIY Life
Sheri & Mark said their vows this June on Portland, Maine’s Eastern Promenade, a beautiful park with views of the harbor and expansive green lawns. After the ceremony, guests were invited to take a ride on the Narrow Gauge Railroad, which runs directly by the water. This adorable Portland pastime lent a nostalgic and glamorous air to the couple’s big day. Following a day on the Promenade, Sheri & Mark moved their party to the Westin Hotel for their dinner-time reception. Thank you to Emily Delamater Photography for the beautiful photos! To see more real wedding photographs by Emily, visit her listing here on LulaWed.com.
Photography: Emily Delamater Photography
Ceremony: Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME
Reception: Westin, Portland, ME
Flowers: Laurie Andrews Design
Train: Narrow Gauge Railroad
One of the absolute best parts of summer is the abundance of delicious fresh fruit, and here at Love & Lobster we’re all in favor of incorporating fruit (it’s colors, smells, and flavors) as much as possible into summer weddings. Desserts are, of course, a wonderful place to mix fruit into your wedding. But, in our opinion, so is the bar. Not only does fruit (okay, and flowers in one case below) add bright, delightful flavors to your drinks, but it can also help bring your featured drinks in line with your wedding’s color scheme. Here are 6 summer cocktails that left us clamoring for more.
White on Rice Couple
Smoothie Recipes for Good Health
A Cup of Mai