Today is Top Girl and Son-In-Law’s anniversary. Yep, they have been married two years today. This is my favorite picture from the wedding. **All the pictures were taken by James Freeman and Ami Stearns of Distinct Photography. (the link doesn’t seem to work so look them up on Face Book)
She ordered all the flowers from Sam’s Club (like Costco) and made each bouquet, boutonnière and corsage herself. I found a box of plain clear tall drinking glasses at a yard sale and bought the box for $1. She made her own monogrammed stickers and bought ribbon to put on them and then put some more calla lilies inside for the tables. She designed and made her own invitations, stuffed the mint boxes and had Mr. Picky Eater and I buy her cake from a local grocery store.
Yep, I had to look HARD to find Star Wars serving pieces.
These glasses go with the cake.
I found some empty picture frames at a yard sale (not shown) and she made these moustaches and masks for fun pictures – every one of these girls has either a Master’s or PhD – look like it, don’t they?
And with a vintage Vogue pattern from the 50’s that was designed to resemble Jackie Kennedy’s wedding dress (No lace, she said) so Mother Kalamity’s best friend and next door neighbor (age 86 at the time) made her beautiful dress……
The wedding and reception was held at in the student union of the University of Oklahoma – where both graduated (Top Girl graduated from there twice!). Here they are taking in their first dance together….I was boo hooing on the sidelines.
Just a few more pictures and then the recipe…..
Top Girl and Son-in-Law made up all the fortunes in the fortune cookies they had made as favors.
This is Wonder Boy (now known as Cowboy because he is over a livestock operation at a very large Ice Cream Store) marrying Top Girl and Son-In-Law. Cowboy and Mr. Picky Eater are ministers.
Behind the food you can see my co-worker and her daughter.
Who knew that two years later, we would be attending Minnie Mouse and Lawyer Boy’s wedding?
This is as close as they could find on campus to a Dr. Who Tardis!
The Something Blue – a Tardis in the flowers!
And now for the recipe that I found on Pinterest. I followed the picture to The Girl Who Ate Everything’s blog. Click on the link and go take a look, it’s a great blog. I changed the recipe just a bit for my family’s taste.
Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Bars
Here are the ingredients:
1 box 18.5 ounces cake mix – I used banana but you can use plain yellow if your don’t like banana flavor.
½ Cup melted butter plus 2 tablespoons divided
1 bag – 12 ounces – semi sweet chocolate
1 4.5 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
1 Cup Peanut Butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix up the cake mix, eggs, ½ Cup melted butter and peanut butter with a mixer or spoon.
Take out 1 and ½ Cups and press rest into a 9 x 13 pan like this.
In a small pot on low heat add 1 tablespoons butter, condensed milk and bag of semi sweet chocolate until melted.
Take off heat and add vanilla.
Spread chocolate over pressed cake mix.
Crumble 1 and ½ Cup leftover cake mix.
Bake in 325 F oven for 20 – 25 minutes
Cool completely before cutting bars.
These are one of the easiest and best tasting desserts I have ever made!
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Loved seeing all those beautiful young people. I have some Dr. Who fans in my family who would have loved the wedding.
Thanks Lillian! It was truly a geek fest! 🙂
First of all, I wish I had had a Star Wars cake and Dr. Who bouquet in my wedding! Secondly – those bars look amazing! I’d love for you to bring this to Tuesday’s Table – http://zentmrs.blogspot.com/2013/06/tuesdays-table-for-june-11-2013-and.html
Thank you! I will check it out!
Love it- all of it! The dress is gorgeous… the flowers…the food, I love the pop culture references (Bill and Ted, Star Wars, Dr. Who…) What a amazing wedding! Congrats to your daughter and her husband on 2 years!
P.S. peanut butter + chocolate + banana (especially in a baked good) = the.best.ever.
Thank you Noelle – we just got the website address for the recent wedding so I will try to post some of those soon!
Cindy @Hun... What's for Dinner?
AWESOME Star Wars server and champagne glasses. Do you mind me asking where you found them? These PB & Banana Chocolate bars look phenomenal!!
No I don’t mind at all! I bought the serving pieces on the Star Wars Store website – Lucas productions I think? and the glasses came from eBay!
What cute pictures!!! I love all the themes and those flowers are so pretty! The bars are wonderful and I like that you used a banana cake mix!
The hubs LOVES banana! 🙂 Thank you for the compliment on the wedding!
Anita at Hungry Couple
I think it’s great when a couple personalizes their wedding. After all, you can never please everyone so you might as well please yourself.
I heard her say that a million times! SIL’s family is East Coast Catholic and they wanted a full sit down dinner as is traditional out there but she had hard enough time with the attention she received without the dinner so she said no. I suggested, based on experience, that maybe she should consider a compromise so she agreed to have the cold buffet. It made them happy and made her look good – but that’s all she compromised on! 🙂
Beautiful is the only word which describes all.. beautiful dresses, couples, cakes, flowers, in short beautiful photographs.. 🙂
Thank you for dropping by AND for the compliments! Please come back soon. Heading over to check out your blog later today!
She should be a wedding planner. Those ideas are stunning.
Thank you! Soon, I will post pictures of lawyer boy’s wedding. I missed strawberry season too!
First: That’s the coolest wedding I’ve ever seen. I’m a little jealous, haha. Happy (belated) anniversary to your kids!
This recipe looks delicious, too 😀
Are ya catchin’ up honey? I do that – get way behind on my reading…. 🙂 Thanks for the compliment, the kids did it themselves – even paid for it all themselves except for the cake. I’m getting ready to buy some pictures of Lawyer Boy and Minnie Mouse’s wedding that I’ll get to scan and post. I hope a get a picture of their cake – then you can see them both. They are very similar – all except for the price!
haha, Yes! I was so far behind. It was a bit overwhelming, but I made it!
Can’t wait to see photos of Lawyer Boy and Minnie Mouse’s wedding!
Awwww 🙂 how lovely! And how yummy do those chocolate bars look????! Ha! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!
Thank you for inviting me Anyonita!