Monday, July 29, 2013

Sara and Andy's Wedding!

*Warning, this is a SUPER long and picture heavy post!* :)

Hello! I hope you all had a great weekend! Joe and I headed to St. Louis this morning to celebrate with Joe's family for our new nephew, Albert's, baptism. I'll share pictures from this weekend in the next post hopefully. Tonight I finally want to show you some pictures from our trip to Seattle for my sister, Sara, and her new husband, Andy's, wedding. This was my second time in Seattle, and Joe's first time and we could not have asked for more perfect weather for the trip and the wedding! We arrived in Seattle on a Thursday afternoon and left on the Monday after the wedding. The trip wasn't all fun and games though, I had a job to do! My task was to make the wedding cake. Sara had arranged with her friend, Juliet, to let me bake and decorate the cake at her house and she had an amazing kitchen. I wish I could bake all my cakes there! Thanks again to Juliet for letting me invade your house and mess up your kitchen!

When we arrived on Thursday, we headed to Sara and Andy's house for a BBQ with all the family who were already in town. Sara and I also went grocery shopping for cake ingredients that afternoon. I don't have any pictures from that night, but we had a great time visiting with everyone and getting psyched up for the rest of the weekend! Then on Friday, all of the guys (including Joe) headed out at 4:30am for a fishing trip in Oregon. The went sturgeon fishing and they each caught two. Though they didn't get to keep any of the fish, they did get a few pictures to prove they caught some HUGE sturgeon! Joe got one that was over 7 feet long, and my dad hooked one that was about 9 feet! I don't have any of those pictures to show, but I have seen them, so I know it's not just a fish tale :)

While the boys were fishing on Friday, the girls started the day with brunch at a place that specialized in local products. The french toast, waffles and pancakes were amazing, and there was a toppings bar with all the best local fresh fruit and berries. It was delicious! After we stuffed ourselves, the bridal party headed to Banya 5 spa where we had fun going through a series of Russian bathes. We started by sitting in a hot tub for a bit, then we sat in a super hot sauna before jumping into a pool that was only 47 degrees! It was breathtaking to say the least :) But for some reason, it was hard to do it just once! I know it sounds crazy, but I did the hot to cold jump twice and it was actually really refreshing haha. After sitting in the hot tub a bit longer, we left the spa and went to get our nails done. The rest of Friday and the first half of Saturday was spent baking and decorating cakes at Juliet's. And then, I finally started taking pictures haha. We'll start with the rehearsal dinner on Saturday night.

The rehearsal and dinner were at the Alki Bathhouse at Alki Beach. The food was soooooo good and we ate every last bit! The views of the Seattle and the sunset were beautiful too.

Mom and Dad at Alki Beach

Hey Gracie!

Sara's Matron of Honor, Stephanie with her husband, Scott, and daughter, Savannah. 

L-R: Cindy Buckner, Mimi, Aunt Margaret, Ellis Buckner
Uncle Harold and Mary

Grandma, Sara (the bride), and Grandpa

On Sunday, the boys worked on decorating and setting up the ceremony and reception venue and Mom and I delivered and set up the cake. Then we picked up Mary and Grace and headed to Sara's hotel room where she was getting ready for the wedding. We helped her get into her dress and out the door, before making a mad dash to get ourselves ready! Dad picked us up and it was time for pictures. After a photo session at the Seattle Sculpture Park, we headed to the ceremony and it was showtime!

The beautiful bride!

Sisters getting beautified too!

Gracie made sure Sara got all hooked in. 
And Mary tied her up :)


The wedding went smoothly and we ate and danced the night away at the reception. I don't have a ton of pictures, but that's because I was to busy dancing :)

The Bride and Groom with our Great Uncle Harold. Thank you Michael for taking this picture!

The cake! It wasn't as yellow as it looks here. 

Yellow butter cake with Nutella filling and cream cheese frosting. 

All the Trowbridge cousins who were there. Back Row L-R: Thomas, Patrick, Kate Alice, Lisa, Sara, Mary.
Front Row L-R: Andrew, Matthew, Grace

I had to include this one. Joe is responsible for taking it. I just think it's funny. 

On Monday we went up in the Space Needle for one last view of Seattle before heading home. Oh, and we also made Grace run around this maze while we timed her. She made pretty good time!

Lookin' good, Grace!

You did it!

Downtown Seattle as seen from the top of the Space Needle.

So pretty. 

I didn't have any group pictures that didn't have the spot on Joe's face! Sorry, Joe :( 

It was so great to see everyone, and although it was a bit of a whirlwind weekend, we had a blast. We're looking forward to doing it all over again in December for my other sister, Mary's, wedding in Louisiana :)  Congratulations again to Sara and Andy! Good night!


  1. Thanks for posting all about the trip & the wedding! Hate that I missed it! but I plan to make it to Mary's (a lot closer to home!), so looking forward to seeing you all there! Love the pictures. You did a great job on the cake.

    Aunt Sharon

  2. Looks like so much fun! That cake is gorgeous--that's a perfect way to use cream cheese frosting and still make it look pretty! I always am unsure that my decorations will turn out well when I use cream cheese. I'm sure the wedding was gorgeous and I'm glad you had fun!

    1. Thanks, Chase! And yes, I agree that the "messy" icing is a good way to use cream cheese frosting. The actual making of this cake went fairly quick! I wish we could get together and bake sometime :(

  3. Joe's got a ghost following him. That's what's up with the spot! :P