Cake Spotlight: Autumn from "Mrs." in the Making

Proposal Story:
Tyler (my hubs) and I were long distance for the first 16 months of our relationship. 
 After the first 4 months, he decided to make his visit fall on Thanksgiving.  
The day after Thanksgiving (November 27th), I woke up to find that he and my dad were no where to be found. 
 My mom decided to plead the fifth,
 so I decided to do some investigating. 
 I saw his computer laying in our living room. 
 I opened it up, and it was on his facebook.  
Not only was it on his facebook, but it was on his facebook inbox...
and the first few words of the most recent message 
(to one of his man friends) 
were "You see that girl in my profile picture"
The rest of the message said "I bought a ring and I'm going to propose around Christmas." 
I was so ecstatic because 
#1 he wanted to marry me and
 #2 I knew to be "picture ready" when he came to visit in December. 
 I had never snooped like that before, so I felt guilty....but slightly satisfied.  
When Tyler and dad came back, my dad said we were all going to dinner and a movie. 
 We got home around 11 that night.  
My whole family was sitting and talking in the living room and all of a sudden, 
Tyler pulled me up from the couch, and said
 "Autumn Grace, I can't imagine my life without you..." 
I don't remember anything else he said because he proceeded to get on one knee and I started bawling my eyes out.  Supposedly he left his facebook open on purpose. 
 He knows I always want to know what's going on. 
 He knew I would cave and read that message.
 His plan, to throw me off, worked because I sure wasn't expecting it, 
and I sure wasn't "picture ready"!

What were your wedding colors?

 My wedding colors were dark purple, light green and ivory.

What cake flavors did you choose?

Oh my.  We had a cupcake cake and it was absolutely amazing.  
We had 4 flavors: 
Carrot Cake with Pineapple Filling and Maple Buttercream Frosting; 
Red Velvet with Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Filling and Blush Buttercream Frosting; 
 Tirimisu with Chocolate Mocha Frosting; 
and Italian Cream with Bavarian Coconut Filling and Coconut Buttercream Frosting.
Yes, they were all as delicious as they sound!

Did you save the top layer and freeze it for your 1st anniversary?

We had a tiny cake at the top of our cupcake cake, and that baby has been freezing since August 6, 2011.
And in a little less than 2 months, 
it will be in my belly.

First bite of cake tradition: smeared or proper?

Not just proper.
We fed each other with forks.
I definitely wasn't thinking.
The pictures look pretty awkward.

Any funny or embarrassing stories of the wedding day?
There are two funny things that happened on my wedding day:
one: Tyler had a groom's cake. 
 It was a life size Gibson electric guitar.  
Someone stuck their finger in it.  
We thought it was my little 10 year old cousin.
Turns out, it was the 90 year old janitor of the church we got married in.
I guess his curiosity got the best of him?
Thankfully, the precious lady who made it was able to come and fix it!

two:  My maid of honor had a massive foot cramp 2 seconds before she had to walk down the aisle.
I thought she was going to have to go barefoot.
She managed to stuff her foot in her pump and grin through the pain.

{Thanks Autumn! Those cake flavors sounds A.MAZ.ING! And I loved the proposal story :) Go check out Autumn's  adorable blog!!}


  1. Love the cupcake tower! We had one too!


  2. Ha I wasn't thinking either and we used a fork...and yes those flavors sound amazing!!!

  3. Thanks so much for letting me take part in this!!!! :)

  4. What a fun story!!! Congrats :)