Monday, December 14, 2009

Cupcakes and Wedding Dresses!

So I had another weekend that was anything but relaxing and all sorts of exciting, so here we go!

Friday: With no real set plans I finally convinced Matt to see The Blind Side and I am so glad I did. I LOVED it. Seriously LOVED it. It's no secret that I love Sandra Bullock but I love her even more after this role. I wasn't so sure about the blond hair and accent but she totally pulled it off and the movie overall was just amazing, I highly recommend you check it out. After the movie we enjoyed the rest of the night at home and out of the rain, twas loverly.

Saturday: Courtesy of the fabulous Tara I was invited to go to the "Best Of" LA Cupcakes Tour sponsored by GM (Thank you GM!!). Despite the rain it was a lot of fun to meet some new people, go to some new (well new to me) cupcake places in LA and just have fun.

the whole group getting ready to head out.
*and yes I'm rocking
the coat, woo.

Eventually we were on our way and I got to ride in the sweet Bumblebee camaro to our first stop, Crumbs. I didn't get to stay at Crumbs too long but I did get the Artie Lang cupcake and ohmygod it was one of my favorites, so freaking delicious and I don't even know what was in it besides chocolate and vanilla and more chocolate. After Crumbs we all walked down the street to Sprinkles. I had a red velvet cupcake there and it too was quite delicious.

the inside of Crumbs courtesy of Tara. seriously do you not just drool looking at that??YUM!

although I didn't get the whole title in,
the store did look quite cute and as popular as I'd heard.

After hanging outside of Sprinkles our drivers picked us up in Chevy Equinoxs (another schnazzy vehicle if I do say so myself) and we were off to SusieCakes which was seriously one of the cutest shops of the day. They had so much holiday stuff up and they were just cute all around.

I want this sign!

seriously how cute is that?

At this shop I had a gingerbread cupcake which was pretty dang good, I'm not always a huge gingerbread fan but it was delicious! After SusieCakes we were off to our final shop of the day, Vanilla Bake Shop. I had a key lime cupcake there that I actually didn't have a lot of it but I liked it and Matt ate the rest of it when I got home and he was a fan.

So after the four shops it's easy to say we were all in a sugar coma, haha. But it was so fun meeting everyone and we even got sweet gift bags when it was all done (seriously thank you Tara and GM!!). And how can you not love a day of cupcakes??

After my day-o-cupcakes I was off to try on wedding dresses (appropriate right?) with my mom, sister and one of my maid of honors, Megan. It was SO MUCH FUN! It hit me even more that ohmygodimgettingmarried and I loved it. It was great to have my mom and sister and Megan there and I tried on dresses I thought I'd like, a dress there was no way I'd wear it and a couple other cute ones in between. Eventually after trying on several dresses and discussing it with everyone and myself and looking in the mirror a bagillion times....

I FOUND A DRESS! Wait, wait. Scratch that. I FOUND THE DRESS!! Wait, wait again. Let's just sum it up right.


Yeah I didn't think I'd buy my dress at the first shop I went to, but I loved it, we all did. I look elegant and sexy and it's simple and it's not too much and it's perfect for a rooftop and it's ME! It's so not a dress I would have thought I could pull off but I have to admit, I felt amazing in it (even if it was too small, haha) and I can't wait until my dress comes in. Oh, oh and another fun fact about my dress aka about the only fact I'll be sharing to anyone outside of the wedding party, it'll be coming in from Spain. I mean really how cool does that sound? Haha.

So it's even more official kids, we've got a date, a location, a caterer and now I have my DRESS. This wedding is finally coming together and I couldn't be happier.

Sunday: Well now that I have a dress it's time to get my butt in gear, so of course I worked out on the Wii Fit for a good part of the morning. Other than that I was productive cleaning and organizing and saying 'ohmygod I have a dress,' haha. Eventually headed over to my friend's parent's house for their annual Holiday cookie decorating party with my family which was quite the fun time as always. Lots of great food, fun conversations and a good time all around.

And that my friends was my weekend. Cupcakes and Wedding dresses for the win! Now I just have to not watch Say Yes to the Dress ever again, haha I kid of course I'll still watch that show but I won't doubt my dress one bit because it is MINE :)

happy monday!


chocoholic said...

Sounds like cupcake Heaven!! Glad you found your dress. I'll be on the hunt soon.

Allison M. said...

Every time I watch Say Yes to the Dress I think of you!!

I love cupcakes, cakes cookies - just sweets in general and it sounds like a fabulous time.

Key lime cupcake? I will take a dozen.

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

what a fabulous weekend!!

dress? cupcakes? and sandra bullock? OH MY!

i loved blindside so much too, my crush on her is ridiculous.

ria said...

congrats on your dress!!!!!!!!!!!!

i can't wait to see the blindside!

Julie Q said...

Congrats on your dress!!! Send me a pic :) :) Did you buy it at Alverado? tehehehe.

and yeah i'm now officially starving after reading your cupcake recap.

Lara said...

congratulations for finding your dress! I felt I could start planning eveything else once I had the dress sorted.

gemdot said...

is asking for a visual out of the question?? maybe you can email it to me???

Gemini said...

First of all, I was in a sugar coma reading this post :) But the cupcakes sounded delish, and holy twilight!!! I can't believe you found your dress. SO EXCITING!!!

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

F. Is there anything better than cupcakes and wedding dresses? Really no, there isn't. I think that's why so many wedding dresses look like cupcakes. Not my favorite look.

ps following you now sister sledge

Mrs Soup said...

What a fabulous weekend! You lucked out with cupcakes AND your wedding dress. Lovely!

Andhari said...

Congrats on the wedding dress. Huge deal, really. You can relax a bit usually after a lot of them taken care of.

And cupcake tour? oh zealous! I should do one of those as well. :D

Kay* said...

cupcakes and wedding dresses. most perfect weekend ever i think.

congrats! how exciting is that!

Susan said...

I stood in line at Sprinkles the last time I was in LA and it was so worth it, I loved that red velvet.

Congrats on your wedding dress! I recently bought mine and it was at the first place I went to too!

EP said...

Wow! It sounds like your weekend was absolutely AMAZING! Honestly, I cannot think of anything more wonderful than cupcakes and wedding dress shopping. (Just not together, heh.)

AH! I cannot wait to see photos of this gown!

Matt said...

HAHA, the dress is the most important part right?

or is it the cake?

im not sure.

TaraMetBlog said...

so glad you came and enjoyed the cupcake tour!

I also bought my wedding dress at the first store that I went to, but you know when you know! :)

thatShortChick said...

congrats on finding THE DRESS!!!

and sandra bullock? my crush just got that much bigger due to her interview in this week's entertainment weekly. she is simply divine.

Simply Valorie said...

can I lives with you? I want to go on a cupcake tour! And find THE dress and see the blind side! JEALOUS! :)

Mandy said...

A cupcake tour? Color me jealous! I am so excited that you found your dress, congratulations!!

Lexilooo said...

Cupcake tour!? I think I would love to go on one!

YAY for finding THE dress!

Rachel said...

Ahhh!! YES!! :)

The Modern Gal said...

Woo hoo! That's such a big deal. Congrats!

I still haven't seen The Blind Side, although I know the whole story since that all went down in my hometown! Hooray, Memphis! Such a great story :)

Bayjb said...

OMG those cupcakes look great. And i can't WAIT to see a picture of the dress. Please tell me you have one to share with us.

amanda said...

buying your wedding dress and a cupcake tour sounds like the perfect way to spend a weekend!

so exciting, katelin! i'm thrilled for you. here comes the brideeeee!

Hollywood Sucker said...

Oh man. I want to see the dress but I guess you can't post pics or Matt will see. Boo.

Anyway, I found my dress at the first store I went to as well. I've heard that happens a lot. When you know, you know. Sort of like finding a husband.

Andrea said...

Susie Cakes and Vanilla are my absolute favorite bakeshops. They're my go-to for work birthdays. :)

Allie O. said...

So great that you found your dress! My friend is making mine, but I went looking for bridesmaid dresses this weekend and it was a bit of a disaster. This stuff can be stressful!

jamie said...

I left tara this comment but we are going to have to do that again when i finally visit LA!

And yay for wedding dresses! You're going to look amazing!

*~Dani~* said...

Congrats on getting your dress!! There is nothing like that feeling :)

Also? I am jealous of your cupcake travels. I have falling in love with little red velvet cupcakes from Costco and want them every day. Good thing we no longer have a Costco membership.

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