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

Jenga Guest Book

Jenga guestbox

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

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

Cupcake Wedding Cakes

I am in love with the idea of a cupcake wedding cake. In fact, I really wanted it for my wedding, but my cake was a gift and the sweet lady who made it didn’t want to do a cupcake wedding cake. Said it was “too labor intensive”. Oh well, such as just one other thing to add to my DO OVER LIST!

I am so excited to have two brides that I am working with and I have been looking at tons of cupcake and wedding cake ideas and these are a few of my fav cupcake wedding cakes!


Love the simplicity and whimsy


  Adore the dots and the swirls of frosting!


BIRDS! Ahhhh, I just LOVE!!! the sweet simple flowers and the birds just look fun! FAV!!!

carrie-underwood-wedding-cupcakes1 Carrie Underwood picked 1 of my favs for her own wedding cake!! Who knew?

xoxo, Mama Bird