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