Love is All About “We”: Traditions and Tasty Surprises

All photos below by The Wiebners unless otherwise noted. We purchased a disc of all unedited images from our wedding day, so some post-processing has been done by me for the purpose of sharing the photos with you. Click on any photo to enlarge.

The dancing at our wedding would not have been dancing at all without a little traditional Philadelphia Mummer’s Strutting. When that familiar string band sound started wafting from the speakers, my family couldn’t jump to their feet quite fast enough… Mr. Cupcake’s family (who mostly live in Central PA and New York state) and many of our friends, however, looked on with confusion. :) It is definitely a Philadelphia thing!

Not sure what I’m talking about? Check out the video of what went down here.

Look! It even got my hubby back on the dance floor! {guest photo}

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While some of us were dancing up a storm, many guests were still having a blast with the photo booth… a.k.a., one of the best wedding decisions we ever made. It was so wonderful to see our guests having such fun with it, and having some good laughs over the resulting photos.

The memo board I made with foam core and satin ribbon (a smaller scale version of the “guestbook” memo board I whipped up) held some photos while they dried on their cozy little mats that I made.

I almost made it through the whole reception without any wardrobe malfunctions, but then my bustle decided it couldn’t handle one more slick Cupcake dance move. DOC Jenn and MOH Nicole came to the rescue with some safety pins, and I was as good as new!

Pretty soon, it was time for the bouquet toss. This was one silly tradition that I was set on having… if for no other reason than a great photo opportunity. :) Mr. Cupcake and I both agreed to forgo the garter toss, but the bouquet toss was a definite in my book. However, we only have a small handful of single female friends and family members, and I had always hated being called out as one of the single ladies, so I didn’t want to put any of our guests through the same thing. Instead, I asked the DJ to call ALL the ladies onto the dance floor. While KT Tunstall’s “Suddenly I See” played, I tossed my little toss bouquet with all my bridal might…

Check out the determination and anticipation on those faces!

Our friend Beth, who can just barely be seen in the far left of the above photo, somehow managed to grab the bouquet. We got such a kick out of this because Beth is, perhaps, the most competitive person we know… the friend who always jumps at the opportunity to host a game night. It was not shocking at all to me that she was the big winner. :) She’s already married with a beautiful little girl, but hopefully that bouquet will bring her some sort of good luck! If nothing else, it made for an excellent story. ;)

We then had a little treat in store for our guests, a detail that came together in the week before the wedding…

Along with the Mummers, Tastykakes are another Philadelphia tradition, so we couldn’t resist a little late night snack of some Peanut Butter Candy Cakes, Krimpets, and Chocolate Cupcakes. (Because really, “nobody bakes a cake as tasty as a Tastykake”.) Thanks to Mr. Cupcake and his parents who bought out the Tastykake supply at a few local grocery stores, we were prepared for some ravenous guests.

And really now, you can’t serve all that chocolatey and icingy goodness without milk!

I think they were seriously on the table for maaayyybe five minutes. We definitely had some Tastykake-lovin’ guests who were NOT going to let that delicious sugary goodness go to waste!

As if the Tastykakes weren’t enough, the Desmond also put out some fresh baked cookies and delicious chocolate covered strawberries. Mmmmmmm….

Up next…. our night comes to an end! :(

Previously in our wedding recaps:
The Eve of Our Big Day: The Rehearsal Dinner
Love is All About “We”: Getting Gorgeous
Love is All About “We”: The Dress!
Love is All About “We”: The Guys Get Sexy

Love is All About “We”: The First Look
Love is All About “We”: Our Entourage
Love is All About “We”: Almost Time
Love is All About “We”: We Do!
Love is All About “We”: Ready for Our Close-Up
Love is All About “We”: Cocktails, Anyone?
Love is All About “We”: Ballroom Sneak Peek
Love is All About “We”: A Grand Entrance (and a First Dance)
Love is All About “We”: Toasting and Twisting
Love is All About “We”: Mingling, Impromptu Dancing, and Cutting the Cake!
Love is All About “We”: A Surprise for My Groom
Love is All About “We”: And We Danced

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Mrs. Cupcake

Location:
Philadelphia
Wedding Date:
September 2014
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    poodle 3386 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:55 pm

    Loved the sweet treats!! and the photobooth WOW so much fun!! I love your recaps!

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    RecessionistaBride 5018 posts, Bee Keeper @ 7:11 pm

    Delicious spread!

    haha when I first saw you dancing with an umbrella my first thought was “Isn’t that bad luck??” but then I watched the video and couldn’t help but want to get up and dance along! That looked like SO much fun! :)

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    cupcake 1456 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:32 pm

    @tea: That’s nice to hear, since I often give myself a complex thinking that you’re all probably SO tired of hearing about our wedding already! :-)

    @phruphru: Funny, the parasols actually came from New Orleans :-) I have family from there and one of my cousins/bridesmaids picked up some parasols for me before flying up for the wedding! I couldn’t find any non-colorful ones locally!

    @ms pink: yes, that’s my Etsy shop! :-) Hope to work with you!

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    MrsSaltWaterTaffy 24006 posts, Honey Beekeeper @ 10:59 am

    I love all of your details. Tastykakes how I miss thee!

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    Jessie516 5480 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:40 am

    Your reception looks so fun. I love that you incorporated some local flavor into your reception dancing and treats. Also, my bustle broke, too, and I have some hilarious photos of various friends/ family trying to fix it.

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    lovefoolme 166 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:32 pm

    We are doing Tastykakes too!!! What a great idea and sooo Philly! <3

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    moonbeam 1711 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:03 pm

    Mmm, tastykakes. Great photos of what I’m sure was an even greater evening.

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    It’s a Toss Up | Weddingbee, Guest @ 5:45 pm

    [...] it’s fun, it’s traditional and it’s a great photo opportunity (like the ones of Mrs. Cupcake’s wedding). Cons: some single girls don’t like doing it, I don’t like being the center of [...]

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    A Little Taste of My Philly Roots | Weddingbee, Guest @ 5:00 pm

    [...] reading Mrs. Cupcake’s recaps on Weddingbee I became a little jealous of her late night reception snack of Tastykakes and [...]

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    amorette, Guest @ 1:52 pm

    Hi! did you make the photobooth sign or did the place you rented it from make it for you?

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    cupcake 1456 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:23 pm

    @amorette: Hi! I designed it myself and had it printed on a large-format printer. I had gotten the dimensions from my photo booth company beforehand, as well as their agreement to put the custom poster inside the frame for our wedding.

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    State of My Union | Weddingbee, Guest @ 8:45 am

    [...] {Mrs. Cupcake’s Wedding/Photo byThe Wiebners} [...]

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