Wrapped Around Your Finger: Pour Some Sugar on Me

Once we had danced our dance and given out some quick hugs, the main room was opened and seating took place. We were immediately served by our headwaiter so that we could chow down and start making our rounds. Again”¦ god bless the caterer that wants you to eat.

At this point, I about felt like my face would fall off from all the smiling. I read somewhere that when you’re a bride, you should always smile because you don’t want to see that one snapshot where you’re scowling because of the unexpected guest who showed up, or your uncomfortable shoes, or the weird song your DJ chose. So I tried to smile! As! Much! As! I! Could! But then again, it wasn’t terribly difficult to do so, as I had a lot to smile about.

At one of our stops, we asked a couple of our friends about the marriage license situation. “Didn’t you sign it when you got it at the courthouse?” one of the wise friends said.

“Oh yeah,” I said. “We totally did.”

Well”¦ crisis averted.

Then, it was time for the guests to start eating. Much to my satisfaction, I saw Italian uncles going back for seconds and picky mashed-potato aficionados raving about our garlic version. The food was a hit, which was totally our goal. I seriously can’t say enough good things about our caterer. Amazing.

After dinner, it was toast time. We had told my dad probably months before the wedding—and mentioned each time we saw him—that we would like for him to do one of the toasts. So the DJ introduced him, and my dad was all of a sudden awash in his “I have no idea what’s going on right now,” face. And he stood up and said, “Well, I didn’t know I was going to be giving a toast, but”¦ good luck to you both! Love you!”

So there is no photographic evidence of my dad’s 5-second toast. Natch.

FIL Ladyfingers did a nice, succinct job.



MOH Ginger pretty much made me cry. She started off reading from her paper, and then said, “You know what? Just forget this,” and started with the most heartfelt account of how she felt about me and Mr. Ladyfingers. Adorable.



And, as expected, Best Man Maverick delivered a typically fantastic toast. Best friends with Mr. Ladyfingers since college, he knows my husband awfully well, and to have him express such gratitude to have me in his life is, well, simply beautiful.



We were running a bit ahead of schedule, so we jumped right to the (obviously) most important part of the day: Cake cutting!

We had ordered a 6”³ presentation cake from our cupcake vendor so we would have something to sink into. We probably should have practiced cutting, though, because even though our catering manager gave us a quick tutorial, it just wasn’t sinking in there fast enough. Mr. Ladyfingers got a bit impatient.


I made an attempt at smearing cake on him”¦ I’m not sure why we decided to use forks here”¦




And he proclaimed, “You have a nice dress on, so I’ll be nice.”


I’m pretty sure he’s asking me why I’m being so weird. Again, I felt totally awkward with everybody staring at me.


But not quite this awkward.

Photos by Shorts Shots Photography



Mrs. Ladyfingers

Saint Petersburg, FL
Wedding Date:
November 2011
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  1. Member
    papergarland 21 posts, Newbee @ 1:34 pm

    The cake shots are just so sweet and genuinely silly. Heart!

  2. candy apple Member
    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:38 pm

    HAHA! Oh man, his face in the last one is the BEST. Love it.

    Yay! I love toasts :)

  3. honey Member
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:56 pm

    So funny you are trying to smear his face with a fork…and that expression in the last picture is just hillllarious!!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:00 pm

    That last shot is amazing!

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    Miss_Manda 301 posts, Helper bee @ 2:28 pm

    Have we told you enough how gorgeous you looked that day? Seriously.

  6. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:28 pm

    LOL. I love awkward shots. :) And both of your faces in the last two are awesome!

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    Miss_Manda 301 posts, Helper bee @ 2:29 pm

    PS – In case that sounded sarcastic, it wasn’t. You look amazing!!

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 2:33 pm

    I get the feeling awkward with all eyes on me thing, too, and Mr. Dragon also starts freaking me out even more by wondering out loud why I’m being weird!
    That last picture deserves to go in a frame. :)

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    Coffee cup 2319 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:32 pm

    I love his face in the cake cutting pic, he looks like a really fun guy.

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    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:40 pm

    Seriously, L, you look stunning in every.single.pic. :)
    And I totally agree, the cake cutting was the most bizarre experience of the night!

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 4:45 pm

    You are a gorgeous bride, Mrs. Ladyfingers! Love that first cake shot! I had a hard time with the all eyes on me thing too.

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:30 pm

    Umm, best cake faces ever?

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    Brittney, Guest @ 5:19 am

    LMAO…oh Ladyfingers, I always love your posts!! That last picture of your husband literally made me laugh out loud, and I’m at work, so that was a bit awkward ;-).

    So far your wedding seems to have been perfectly amazing!! SO excited for you!

    PS. It should be noted that you look AMAZING in all of your pics!! Gorgeous!

  14. coyote Member
    coyote 1781 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:25 am

    Hahahah omg both of your faces throughout the cake cutting are freakin’ priceless!!

  15. brooch Member
    brooch 1760 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:52 am

    I’m loving Mr. LF’s facial expressions! haha. That cake must have been delish! Also… abandoned pre-written speeches are.the.best!

  16. funnelcake Member
    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:06 pm

    You are hilarious. Love that last shot of Mr. LF. And where are the closeup pictures of the cake topper??

  17. ladyfingers Member
    ladyfingers 1257 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:15 pm

    @Mrs. Funnel Cake: Coming up in the details post!

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