Wedding Wednesdays| Popping the Question (to your bridesmaids) with Cake Pops!

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A few weeks ago, my boyfriend of nearly two years proposed to me on the steps of the Capitol building here in Richmond. Since then, it has been an exciting and magical whirlwind, and the wedding planning has already begun!

I’ve dreamed about my wedding day since I was a little girl, and of course, have always thought about the girls who would be standing up next to me when I marry my prince charming.

This week, I decided to go ahead and ask my bridesmaids if they would do me the honor of participating in our wedding. I always like to add a little personal touch to things–even more so when an event like this has so much meaning.

I had read blog after blog (after blog after Pinterest post after blog), trying to find a creative way to ask my best friends if they would be my bridesmaids. Though I loved some of the ideas out there, I decided to go in my own direction: a little sweet, a little spunky, and a lot colorful.

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Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe, 5812 Grove Avenue

I headed to Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe on Grove Avenue (which, by the way, was named as a 2013 Best of Weddings Pick by the Knot), and picked up a brightly colored selection of cake pops.

I then designed little cards for each of the girls, loosely based on kate spade new york’s confetti cards ($20 for a box of 10, Crane.com) with the wording: “Now it’s my turn to POP the question…. [name], will you be my maid of honor?”

I think it turned out pretty darn cute! I invited my 2 maids of honor and matron of honor over for the first night, and had my in-town bridesmaids over for the second night. It was so much fun, and such a cute (and tasty!) way to ask my bridesmaids to be in the wedding.

Like this idea? Click HERE to download the free customizable Word template. (This template works well with Avery 8315 Card Stock Notecards — 2 per page).

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Want to make your own cake pops? Click here for an easy step-by-step tutorial.

Last but not least, we simply had to have a signature cocktail for such a special occasion! For this, I made a cocktail inspired by the Violet Beauregarde served at the fabulous Blue Goat restaurant, also on Grove Avenue. It’s the perfect, refreshing summer drink!

ImageViolet Beauregarde:

  • Mason jars (of course!)
  • 6-8 blueberries, muddled
  • ice
  • 1.5 shot Pinacle Blueberry vodka
  • Splash of lime juice
  • Fill to just below rim with chilled club soda
  • Stir
  • Garnish with a lime slice
  • Sip & enjoy!

So: how will YOU ask your bridesmaids to be in your wedding? Do you have a creative/cute/fun/wacky way you’re planning on doing it? Or did you already ask? Share your stories in the comments section below!

 

 

 

 

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