The Bunting Bash: Cookies for All

While Mr. Bunting and I were taking a little horse-drawn carriage stroll, our guests were invited up to the pavilion to enjoy cookies and refreshments immediately after the ceremony. I promised a plethora of detail images”¦so be prepared for this photo-heavy post!


Some of you may remember the fabric garland I DIY’ed and my general plan for the cookie table at the park. Well”¦it turned out beautifully. I didn’t get a chance to see the full thing assembled in person, but these photos assure me it was amazing (and not to mention delicious!).


There were bud vases filled with craspedia and hypericum berries, and old porcelain and china plates to hold all the yummy cookies.


We used a borrowed old door to add texture to the table surface, with a custom-cut piece of plexiglass on top so we wouldn’t have to worry about the door’s bevel cuts.


We also had little glass birds and hand-sewn fabric hearts.


The little fabric hearts were all created by my grandma, who cut, sewed, and stuffed each one individually. She did a spectacular job, and I loved having these scattered on the tables of the park and at the reception.

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Saltwater taffy filled the two apothecary jars. Yum!


On the opposite side, we had a refreshment table with fresh lemonade and water. Perfect for a hot summer day!


Whoops, we were supposed to take the “Just Married” sign I made and use it in some photographs, but it completely slipped my mind. It still looks good here, though!


My beautiful cousins made sure that everyone’s glass was filled with a cold beverage.

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The cookie choices were chocolate chip, molasses, double chocolate, and white chocolate macadamia nut.

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Our guests mingled and discussed how gorgeous I was while they enjoyed their refreshments. OK, I admit I have no idea what they were talking about, but I’ll just pretend they said nothing but amazing things about the bride. All right, and the groom. Marriage is about sharing, right?

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People really loved the paddle fan programs I had made, especially since the weather was so wonderfully warm.

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(The above photo totally cracks me up. “All right gentlemen, how do we kill Superman?“)

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Nothing but smiles and laughter all around!

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That wonderful woman in the pink above is Grandma Bunting, who sewed all the fabric hearts and our table runners (which you will see in another post!).


Although Mr. Bunting and I weren’t there in person at the time, everyone seems to have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I just love how happy everyone looks in our photographs. This last photo about sums up my feelings towards our cookies & lemonade at the park idea. Yay, success!

*Marked photos are copyright Bryan and Mae Photography. Unmarked photos are personal or guest photos.

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Mrs. Bunting

December 23
Grand Rapids, MI
Wedding Date:
June 2011
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  1. Member
    MsVoyageur 1384 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:49 am

    Wow, your wedding is beautiful!!!! I am absolutely amazed at all of the beautiful details!

  2. honey Member
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:00 am

    So frikkin cute…the whole set up is just perfect!

  3. cannon Member
    cannon 513 posts, Busy bee @ 11:02 am

    Now I just want to eat cookies. You made them look too delicious!

  4. msarmadillo Member
    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 11:09 am

    I love the door under the plexiglass! So many fun textures and colors in these pictures!

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    marthan6 148 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:19 am

    These are spectacular! Great job & Congrats

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    happyface 5777 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:28 am

    Those hearts are adorable and I love your garland! I looked at your DYI link and commented on that one too. I think I love this! Such a beautiful display of the cookies table!

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    bunting 687 posts, Busy bee @ 12:01 pm

    @MsVoyageur: Thank you! The cookie table and beverage table were certainly two places where I wanted to really focus on the details.

    @Mrs. Honey: Thanks!

    @Mrs. Cannon: I know, me too! I want to bury my face in the photos and make unladylike Cookie Monster noises.

    @Miss Armadillo: The plexiglass was a brilliant idea by my father, and it worked out so well!

    @marthan6: Thank you!

    @happyface: Thank you! I hope you do the garland, too. It was so much fun to make and even more fun to admire!

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    MississippiQueen 697 posts, Busy bee @ 12:13 pm

    This is all so beautiful. LOVE the ribbon. The door. LOVE.

  9. marmalade Member
    marmalade 296 posts, Helper bee @ 3:56 pm

    Can’t get enough of these details! And how awesome is Grandma Bunting??

  10. beanstalk Member
    Mrs. Beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 7:51 pm

    I love all of your DIY touches! The fabric garland and tissue poms are my fave elements (oh, and the cookies… they looked so good)!!!

  11. castle Member
    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:48 pm

    Love all of your decorations! And now I want cookies!

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    cicijapan 263 posts, Helper bee @ 7:37 am

    Gorgeous pics! Everything looks so cohesive.

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    Liondragoncustom, Guest @ 3:57 am

    The flowers look amazing!

  14. coyote Member
    coyote 1960 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:30 am

    Oh my gosh, I love these details B… Everything looks amazing! Those fabric hearts are such a sweet touch.. I can’t believe your grandmother sewed them all! That’s wonderful!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 7:41 am

    this all looks awesome! i love all the colors.

    and “Our guests mingled and discussed how gorgeous I was while they enjoyed their refreshments.” <— i LOLed. that's a definite! :)

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:31 pm

    Awww such cute cute cute photos! I am hoping to do something similar with a short work around the venue with just my new husband and I so our photographer can get some photos like this!

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    bunting 687 posts, Busy bee @ 10:56 am

    @MississippiQueen: I was so excited about that door! It even had some old blue paint on it yet. Perfect!

    @Mrs. Marmalade: She’s pretty awesome, that’s for sure! She even made all of our table runners at the reception.

    @Miss Beanstalk: Thanks! I’m so pleased with how that garland came out.

    @Mrs. Castle: Thank you! 😀

    @CiciJapan: Thank you so much!

    @Liondragoncustom: Our florist did a wonderful job with the flowers, didn’t she?

    @Mrs. Coyote: Thank you, lady! My grandma was such a peach to sew those hearts for our wedding, and you believe how FAST she got them done!

    @Miss Gray Wolf: Haha, glad you agree! That’s how those things go, right?

    @Jacofblues: Thank you! And that’s a great idea. I love that we have these photos of our venue and guests.

  18. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:49 am

    Geez, B, your details are fabulous! This is what I wish my *life* looked like. You are to come to Texas and decorate my entire house, like today.

  19. bunting Member
    bunting 687 posts, Busy bee @ 8:20 am

    @Mrs. Hyena: Ok, you’ve got me convinced! I will be there this evening, sound good? 😉

  20. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 10:21 am

    Love your cookie table, everything about it is perfection!

  21. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:12 pm

    We had many of the same flowers! Your grandma rocks for crafting so many of those hearts!! Molasses cookies sound wonderful… seriously where I can I find them at 10 o’clock on a Thursday?!

    Totally chuckled at your Superman captioned photo. Even though you missed part of your cocktail hour, you have all of these photos! (We don’t have nearly that many of ours.)

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    Peather2013 47 posts, Newbee @ 5:06 pm

    This is so random and out there but you were a grade ahead of me in high school! I swear up and down that the picture of your Mr. Bunting was taken at my junior prom when you were crowned queen and him king!

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