Jen & Brian Wedding Love

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This is a wedding cake I recently did for a good friend, Jen. I made the burlap flowers and had the suitcase is my personal treasure chest! I LOVE how it turned out!! Don’t you?!


The burlap flowers up close!

xoxo, Bird

Burlap Wedding

Eat Drink And Be MARRIED.. Burlap covered wine/beverage tub.  Rustic Chic decor for wedding reception

My beautiful and talented step-sister started her own ETSY store A Southern Bucket

Since then Nate Berkus, House Beautiful, Southern Bride and many others have featured her and her amazing creations with burlap.  I want it ALL!!

I am helping plan a “barn wedding” this summer and I am SO excited to share with you some of the fab ideas to make Jen & Brian’s day perfect!


Burlap Bride & Groom Chair Signs for farmhouse, barn, rustic elegant wedding......Great  photo prop....perfect for Sweethart Table

Perfect “Couple” table

How great would these look at the bar?

Bar Tubs

Monogrammed Burlap Wine Tub....rustic elegance, perfect for weddings, showers, parties.


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and for the cake table a runner that they can use for years to come!

Custom Monogrammed Burlap Runners by  a southern bucket... Stunning and perfect for rustic elegant wedding or home decor.

what a sweet  gift idea

Keep Calm and Say I Do Burlap Hurricane Glass Vase......perfect for engagement gift or couples Vintage Chic

Don’t you just wish you were getting married again?!

I just love all of this don’t you?!

Hope Jen & Brian do to!

Go visit A Southern Bucket!

xoxo, Mama Bird


Q & I { I DO! }

What a super fun couple. What a great WEDDING!!!!

Where do I even start?

Location Carrigan Farms in Mooresville, NC is just breathtaking. I highly recommend this location to anyone looking for a special place to host an event.

The amazing Jessica Ofalt of Morehead City was the photographer and she was just a joy to work with!! Check out this amazing pic. The scenery is to die for!


*All photos that follow we taken by ME! Just to document the day. ENJOY 

Our good friend and DJ Phish did an excellent job! Keeping the music and beat flowing! My girls at the Hickory Farmer’s Market did all the flowers and they were stunning!


The cake was so fun to make! The happy couple LOVES red velvet, but she didn’t want red cake in the pics so I surprised them with Blu Velvet topped with fresh strawberry,topped with chocolate! YUM

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I can not tell you how much fun I had! These are two very special people who were surrounded by their very special friends! I love this pic of all the maids hiding the bride!!


The amazing couple!! I was so honored to be a part of this very special day!


The Killians

xoxo, Mama Bird

Gilbert Wedding

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I can not believe I haven’t posted this yet! WOW!! What a sweet couple to work with. Joe, the groom is a good friend of Hubs and he was a groomsman. I love that the bride went out of the box and went with COLOR!! She loves yellow and as bright as this looks on screen it was a really pale creamy yellow in person. I got all the flowers from my fav girls at the Farmer’s Market and hand cut and placed each flower. I was really pleased in how it turned out!!
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Jenga Guest Book

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This is the most Fantab idea from Divine Party Concepts, I have seen in Ages!!

Jenga Guest Book!

In college we had a Jenga game, which I still have and played a few months ago!! That was a “drinking” version! Why or How I have not thought of using it for a guest book! It is genius! In place of the boring book that no one picks up again, ask all your guest to write a message! You could do this for a wedding, shower, even a baby shower with a game theme could have words of wisdom for mom and dad or what about the teenage child!! LOVE, love, love….

Now, who is getting married? Gotta get someone to do this!!

xoxo, Mama Bird

Gilbert {wedding cake}

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Thanks to my dear friend, Jen from J Panache Photography for popping by and snapping some great shots of this wedding cake! What a happy cake!! The color scheme was obviously yellow and orange!

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I was hesitant at first as I am not really a yellow girl but, this buttery yellow was just beautiful. All the flowers are fresh and everything, but the roses came from the Farmer’s Market.

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Can you see the fantab fabric? The bride found this and I just LOVE the fun pattern and addition of colors. Her granddad made a wooden box and covered it with the fabric making  the cake an even bigger centerpiece!! I love the use of fabric and I love the square with the round cake!! 

What do you think?

xoxo, Mama Bird

MAY {poles}


I do hope the old saying “ April showers bring May flowers” is true! Let’s WELCOME MAY with an ode to the May Pole!!

Chris over at Celebrations at Home did a fantab post on Maypoles and all the fun, festive things you can do with them! I had to share that I created my very own “maypole” for my God daughter to carry in my wedding! I LOVED the idea of her waving beautiful ribbons as she walked down the isle!


SO, wish I had this still! Wonder if my sweet Olivia still has it hanging in her room?

Happy May Flowers!!

xoxo, Mama Bird

Cherry Vanilla Pepsi Cupcakes


Thanks to Annie Eats I found this yummy recipe that I adapted a little to fit the theme of PEPSI!! Some dear friends are celebrating the upcoming nuptials of the heir to to the local Pepsi thrown!

For the  topper/décor I wanted something that would be fun and still go with the Pepsi theme I came up with a little soda bottle gummy candy, sugared cherries and Pepsi bottle caps. I glue gunned tooth picks to the back! I think they turned out super cute!!

The cupcake was quit good, very similar to a red velvet just a lighter cake.

What’s baking in your oven?

Mama Bird