Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Beachy Chicken Wedding

Last week will be forever in my heart. Starting with a trip to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, where Math boy and I married in a private ceremony at Magens Bay Beach between two palm trees. It was peaceful and serene, with only the minister and a photographer present. It was unfussy, focusing on what really matters... everything I wanted it to be.

We stayed at the Bellavista Bed and Breakfast in St Thomas. (hello, Wendy!!!) I wanted give this place a mention since Wendy the owner is a wonderful lady who took incredible care of us the whole time we were there. Highly recommended!

We came back to NYC for a reception to celebrate with friends and family....and the theme for the party? Chickens, of course! And the star of the show:
My chicken wedding cake!!! Made by my incredibly talented mother-in-law!!! I couldn't have dreamed of a better cake!!! It was so personalized (she based the chickens off of my illustrations) and I had no idea what it looked like till the reception. I was completely floored.
I'm not the type of girl who thought about their wedding day since they were little. But this chicken cake is definitely a dream come true. Words can't really express how much I appreciate the time, energy and love that was spent making it. Thank you, my new MIL!!!

47 comments:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OOH I get to comment first!!! YESSSSS!! First you are look so beautiful and happy and Math Boy looks so happy as well. I wish you many, many long years of happiness and joy! Marriage is a lot work, but it can be the hardest work you will ever love!!!! Laugh a lot and often he he he!!! Thanks so much for your kind words. I really appreciate them. Oh and I love your wedding cake! What a cake!!!!!!!!! I love it!! You mother-in-law is the best! Thanks for stopping by again. Take care
V

Old School Acres said...

Congratulations! That cake is AWESOME. What a fun start to a beautiful wedded life. Blessings to you both. :)

Elisa Chavarri said...

Big congrats!!! What a cool cake. All of my best wishes to you and Math Boy :) You look lovely in the photo.

KristinS said...

Many Many congratulations to you both!!! Looks like paradise!

Anonymous said...

you look so beautiful! congratulations and the cake is awesome!! may you two have a beautiful life together. married life is pretty fun and an adventure.

erika
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Spadazzle said...

Congratulations!!!!!! Your wedding sounds soooooo relaxed and peaceful!!!! How much fun is it that you got chickens on your cake!!!! They look soooo much like your illustrations!

Carolyn Mustopa said...

I'm so happy that you are so happy — with the cake and with my son. It is my most heartfelt wish that your marriage be filled with everything that went into that cake: love, thought, patience, creativity, attention to detail, and of course, much sweetness!

Love you, DIL — welcome to our wacky family!

Diana Evans said...

oh how wonderful!!!! Congratulations Jannie and Math Boy!!! what a wonderful and dreamy wedding....and that cake!!! wow!!! just perfect....

I wish you all the best always...Marriage is a wonderful gift that keeps giving and giving!!!

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Eugenia Gina said...

Wooow cute cake! and congratulation on your wedding! Happy chicken family illo is on the way!

myra said...

Congratulations and best wishes! What a beautiful photo of your wedding day, and what a totally awesome cake!!!!

myra said...

Congratulations and best wishes! What a beautiful photo of your wedding day, and what a totally awesome cake!!!!

queen of rudeness said...

Congratulations !
everything look and sound so beautiful that I dreaming now about having new wedding day ;)(my was 5,5 years ago...i want new one ;P)
you and your HUSBAND :)are so perfect looking couple (probably not just looking:)
once more all the best!

miremari said...

I'm so happy for you both!!!
That's great!!!!

crazylady said...

This is soooo adorable and so are you!! I'm so happy for you, and that cake is just awesome..I can't imagine the time that went into that! Can't say I would want a chicken-themed reception, but it sounds perfect for you.. That shot of you and Math Boy is awesome...gorgeous. Oh, and thank you for the encouragement on my work!

Alicia Padrón said...

OHHHHHHHH my god Jannie!!!

First of all congratulations!!! I am SO happy for you. What an amazing wedding. The picture of you and hubby (yes, hubby :o) ) is just lovely!!

You did the right thing doing a private and quiet ceremony at he beach. If I had a change to do it all over again, I would do something just like you did. Really.

haha and the cake!! It is awesome!!!

Big hugs to you and hubby, congratulations again!!!!

xo
Ali

Niina A. said...

Congratulations you two look so gorgeous!! And aren't you a lucky chicken for having such an incredibly talented mother-in-law, she really outdid herself. I bet those chickens were real tasty to eat too :)

Carli said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can imagine that was a beautiful ceremony and what a great cake. I hope you guys have a very happy life together

nina seven said...

congrats, jannie! sounds like a wonderful wedding and that cake is sooooooo awesome! perfect for you!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Oh Congratulations! I am so happy for you... love all the photos and that cake, fantastic! Almost a shame to cut into it. St. Thomas holds a special place in our hearts as well, since we honeymooned there. Beautiful island. Wishing you many, many years of happiness and fun!

Laura Zarrin said...

Awesome, awesome cake!!! It's so important for your wedding to reflect you and your MIL nailed it! Congratulations and wishing you a happily ever after!

Roberta said...

Congratulations to you both!
You look so happy and relaxed on the beach, and that cake is amazing. What an artist she is!

Best wishes as you start your lives together in a chicken coop for two!

Red Fish Circle said...

Congratulations, what a beautiful photo...and that chicken cake is hilarious!

Arthur's Circus said...

congratulations to you both. Sounds/looks like the perfect wedding if you ask me. And the cake is fabulous

Patti said...

Congratulations! Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness. If I had to do it all over again I would get married on a beach. How beautiful! But I won't do it all over again because 16 years into it, I wouldn't change a thing. peace.

Candace Trew Camling said...

this is SO fantastic! I love the picture of you and your new husband in wedding attire. Very beautiful!!! The cake turned out like a 3D Chickengirl Drawing!

Beautiful!

lil kim said...

Congratulations Jannie!!! Sounds like such a beautiful time. And the chicken cake ROCKS! (It didn't taste like chicken did it?)

HOLLi CONGER said...

Wow! It turned out so great!

Pickledog said...

Congratulations!! The cake looks amazing, and just like your super fun chickens. Best wishes to you, and your husband!

zime said...

I'm soooooooo happy for you Jan!!!! You look so beautiful and looks like a dream wedding.
I owe you a present and I think this moment is the right time!! Send me your address if you move to another home!!

A BIG BIG HUG for you two!!!!
(^v^)

ChatRabbit said...

So wonderful, Jannie...I'm glad everything worked out the way you wanted it to...you are off to a rollicking start in married life! Congratulations!

Gis said...

So amazing Jannie I am so happy for you... everything looks so so gorgeous :) wish you the best

Paola Zakimi said...

Congrats!!! i feel so happy for you!!!

Kathy Weller said...

Congrats to Jannie and her Rooster! Cock-a-doodle-doo!! Sorry I could not resist, I'm so cluckin' happy for ya!
Kathy

Lori McDonough said...

CoGRaTuLaTiOns! Best wishes for a life of love and bliss!

Deb said...

Wow, congratulations!!! Very classy wedding. Can't believe you pulled all this off right before Surtex. :o)
Love, love, love the wedding cake. Can't wait to meet you!
Deb

Juana Martinez-Neal said...

Congratulations!!! All my best wishes and vibes in Spanish and English.
:)

life without novacaine said...

Ahhh, what a great picture of you two! Congratulations to the both of you. Fantastic wedding cake too, kudos to the MIL!!

Vela said...

Congratulations Jannie! What an absolutely beautiful wedding picture. The wedding sounds divine, and the chicken cake is mazing.

Frizz said...

Congrats - what a beautiful pic to remember your day with! I wish you both all the happiness in the world.
And that cake...OMG perfect!

Eric Barclay said...

Congratulations!

JC said...

Congrats Jannie! You look so beautiful, and that cake is fabulous! I pray for many blessings to the happy couple! =)

crystal driedger said...

Congrats! Cake is great, wedding looked fabulous! Wishing you a fabulous marriage. xo
crystal

Billy said...

Congratulations!!!!!

I´m so happy you could do it the way you wanted! (that´s usually the biggest struggle, at least it was for us)

I wish you all the best!

Kay Aker said...

Congratulations! Have a spectacular life together! And what a cake! Perfection!

sketched out said...

AAAaaaAAahhhh! I can't believe I've been so remiss as to not wish you a hearty congratulations!!! You look beautiful and happy. Wishing you a wonderful life together!

Love all your chicken decorations, hee hee, you are so cute!

Dot said...

This is so cool! I love this whole idea... .thanks for sharing your special day (and all the chickens) with us :)

dot

Tracy said...

Congratulations, Jannie :) I am sure that you had a wonderful time at the beach...it is a beautiful peaceful photograph of the two of you :) Your mother-in-law must be quite talented herself to make such an adorable cake! How thoughtful...so sweet of her to make such a wonderful gift like that. Congratulations again!