Wolves’ Winter Wedding: Donuts and a Final Dance

This post is a little out of order, but I figured I’d end the recaps with one of the better decisions we made: donuts.


If you recall, I made the decision early to get donuts instead of a wedding cake. It was cheap & delicious, and the proximity of the Krispy Kreme was too convenient to pass up. I think this is sort of trendy now, but for very good reason.

I borrowed some cool platters from my ‘maids (they’re vintage plates attached to upside down vintage goblets) and my coordinator got them all out. I ordered 12 dozen—mostly glazed, but because we were so close to Valentine’s Day they had some appropriate heart-shaped ones.



These were a HUGE hit. Plus”¦they were less than $70. Compare that to your typical cake prices—SO worth it. I thought not having cake meant that we wouldn’t have that feed-each-other moment, but our photographer called us over to do it. We hadn’t talked about it at all, but luckily Wolfman knew not to smash any glazed donut on my face”¦



They were so good.

Fast forward through to party time”¦I was having SO much fun. So was everyone else. There was a moment around a quarter to 11 (so, 15 minutes before we had to leave) where everyone”¦including both our grandmothers”¦was dancing hard to Jay Z’s “Big Pimpin’” (unedited, I might add), and I was both SO happy but also cognizant that it was almost over. Wolfman must have felt the same thing because he found me on the dance floor for the last two songs (tracks seven and eight), “We Found Love” and “Daisy.”

Playlist via 8tracks Radio.

Our DJ actually had played the Rihanna song already, but I had to hear it again. (Seriously, is there a better dance song?) We’d chosen “Daisy” as our last song months ago—we loved how upbeat and happy it was. Once it started, Wolfman and I started jumping up and down like crazy and a circle slowly formed around us. I normally avoid things like that, but I was so caught up in the moment. These were my last few minutes as a bride and I wanted to make the most of it.

In the last 30 seconds or so, Wolfman picked up his wife, twirled her around, and planted a big one on her, movie style.


Guest photo.

This picture is blurry, and dark, and small, but it’s one of my favorites from the night. Everyone clapped, we took a bow”¦and it was over.

Everyone went next door to the hotel bar—we were supposed to have reserved seating, but there was miscommunication at the hotel. But the bar wasn’t crowded so it wasn’t a big deal. (OK, I did get a little mad.) Wolfman and I stayed out for a little bit, but went up to our fancy room, drank another glass of champagne, went to bed”¦and that was that.

Later, BM A gifted me with this:


Personal photo.

Because even though I love all my pro pics, something about that last late-night blurry photo best captured everything about our wedding.

All photos by Emily Clack Photography unless otherwise noted


Previously on WWW:


Mrs. Gray Wolf

Washington DC
Wedding Date:
February 2013
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Table Dancing

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  1. orchard Member
    orchard 72 posts, Worker bee @ 3:55 pm

    Oh my goodness, I die. What a beautiful moment to have captured and what a thoughtful friend to have made into art!

  2. bluewhale Member
    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 4:16 pm

    Love love love love love. I love everything.

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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 4:52 pm

    Welp, just teared up at that last dance photo! And that piece of art is what I would grab if my house were on fire.

  4. camel Member
    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 5:14 pm

    And now I want a doughnut! They look delicious! I’m not crazy about traditional wedding cake either (even though we had one). I love when people have different desserts at their weddings!

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    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:16 pm

    oh why oh why did I not do donuts! yum. also that picture is beautiful! what a wonderful gift!

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    MsGinkgo 8822 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:42 pm

    love love love that someone captured that moment and that gift is amazing. So precious.

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    mrscam24 114 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:36 pm

    I LOVE your painting… how beautiful!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:38 pm

    Oh, wow! That picture is amazing! I, too, love my blurry, end-of-night pictures. That’s totally how I remember my wedding: fast, fun, and a little chaotic.

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    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 7:59 pm

    That photo! And that painting! And donuts! Seriously, I love your wedding.

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 8:10 pm

    Your BM A is the best! What a wonderfully thoughtful gift!

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    seabeeny 68 posts, Worker bee @ 6:28 am

    So beautiful, and what a great picture!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:44 am

    That last picture is just amazing! And I am so jealous of the doughnuts, what a great idea!

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    Jes, Guest @ 7:18 am

    @Mrs. Panda: @Mrs. Panda: @Mrs. Panda:

    Mrs. Panda, when are you finally going to start writing your recaps?!?

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    MorticiaAddams 47 posts, Newbee @ 8:48 am

    I love that you didn’t do cake! Sure it looks nice but really, I would rather eat a donut over wedding cake any day! :)

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    rucksack 518 posts, Busy bee @ 9:04 am

    Ahh I wish we had done this in addition to our small cutting cake!

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    jessiemaims 110 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:43 am

    What a perfect moment captured! I love it, and especially love the original art it inspired. That image right there is (to me) what weddings are all about :)

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    Cluelessbride10 411 posts, Helper bee @ 10:59 am

    Love the painting! What a great ending!

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    daniellekira 573 posts, Busy bee @ 11:14 am

    Yum! I have heard that donuts at a wedding are becoming more popular and way less expensive.

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    TheBuzz103 23 posts, Newbee @ 1:37 pm

    I LOVE your wedding. You did such an amazing job. Totally hoping to capture the same vibe at mine. :)

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:32 pm

    That last photo is so magical :) I love it! I also love the picture your BM made! I want one of my hubby and I lol!

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    lac125 24 posts, Newbee @ 8:14 pm

    Do you know where BM A had this made? It is gorgeous!!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 7:20 am

    @lac125: i do! it’s from this etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/almostnoelle?ref=pr_faveshops very affordable and awesome.

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    lac125 24 posts, Newbee @ 7:27 am

    @Mrs. Gray Wolf: Thanks so much! My sister is getting married next week and I’m thinking this would make a great gift for them post-wedding.

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:37 pm

    That last photo… wow. Even though I obviously wasn’t there, I can tell that it captures the moment perfectly.

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    cosmo_gmr 488 posts, Helper bee @ 8:56 am

    OMG… I need a donut ASAP! LOL

    Loved the pic! and the painting, OMG, such a great memory!

  26. mspalmtree Member
    Mrs. Palm Tree 1122 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:34 am

    Crying at work! This is so fabulous and touching. GAH that painting and the sentiment behind it. BM A is fabulous. I’m so happy for you and Wolfman. :)

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