|wedding central around here :)|
*a short engagement (four months), and
*a beautiful but much less expensive
wedding (Did you know that the average cost
of a U.S. wedding is $25,000?)
So ... we have been all working hard for months. It has been exhausting, but so fun and creative. And Jenny is super (super, super, super) organized, which has helped a lot.
Sandy, the darling gal in charge of the reception, called her "the dream bride."
Our house and Jenny's apartment have been full of piles and piles of wedding stuff ... all purchased on sale, of course.
Last week, we turned our home into a wedding bakery!
The reception was a Scottish tea (appropriate for our many summer of ministry in Scotland and reminiscent of the wonderful teas provided by adorable Scottish church ladies.) Oh yes, and tea. Our family loves tea.
First, we baked button wafers ... a light pie crust like tiny cookie. I needed 250, which means 500 all together, as you put two together with frosting.
|Thanks for your help, Carol|
As a kid, this was Jenny's favorite cookie. The Betty Crocker cookbook calls them Cream Wafers. My girls thought they looked like buttons, so at our house, they have always been button cookies.
I love this picture, because I wrote my sister's flight number on the parchment paper. That is the way you roll, when you are busy.
Next, came our famous White Chocolate Apricot Scones (only I used cranberries, so I did not have to chop piles of apricots.)
250 scones went quickly with the help of my sister, Sue.
Then, the sweetest bit of all ... Dave baked Jenny's wedding cake. This is no small feat, as it had to be gluten free, egg free, chocolate free and sugar free.
Yup, Dave, the father of the bride, took the challenge and our house smelled amazing.
How cool is that?
And, the uber cute cake topper was made by the bride.
Well ... the Childers Wedding Bakery is closed ... for a long time. It was all worth it!
|Tom DeBruyn photography|
Linking with the Soli Sisters. Thanks for praying for our wedding.