SKS: A Wedding Story

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in *Some Kitchen Stuff*, Desserts | 2 Comments

Where to begin?

When Nicole mentioned where she and Mike would be getting married and said, “I’m from the country,” I assumed she meant “country” like all of us urban girls mean “country.” Meaning, you know, the suburbs with a lot more grass.

Uh, no. Nicole is from the country. I didn’t know, in fact, that there was so much country.  It didn’t really hit me until I turned off Dirt Road A onto Dirt Road B and was tossed and jostled around in my rent-a-Mazda as it chugged and coughed over the pebble-filled road. I shuddered to think of what would have happened if the bride would have taken this path in one of her finest First Communion Dresses.

Not the wedding. Just my choice of off-road vehicle.

But suddenly the trees parted and there it was- the wedding, so I got decoration such as tablecloth linens which are perfect to make this event special.

The barn. Big and stately and, you know, barn-like. It was very barn. It was tres barn as the French kids would say. I should say that having a wedding reception at a barn is quite popular now. One of my friends is planning her wedding at Mint Springs Farm (check out to see the location).

Nicole and Mike are those people.


Those people who seem to have just arrived on this earth out of nowhere, just popped right there out of the sky with more talent and style than the rest of us and who are also so calm and self-possessed about it all, so effortlessly cool about it all, that you start to wonder if there’s actually something wrong with you since you didn’t think, ever, once, that making a hanging decoration out of an old flour sack is a great idea for a wedding.

What? Oh that? That’s just me being effortlessly talented and cool, it’s nothing, don’t worry about it. Here, have some cheese.

And this flag. That we made. You can wave it when they announce we’re husband and wife! Before you drown in all the adorable. 

This wedding reminded me, in many ways, of my friend Sarah’s wedding last year. Both held tented receptions in their parents’ backyards. Both were filled with homemade touches. Both were built with the bride and groom’s bare hands, from the ground up, along with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins with trucks and wheelbarrows, friends, neighbors.

Both were simple and small. Both times I found myself overwhelmed.

They built that dance floor.

They baked. They baked. 

Nicole and family baked some SKS classic treats for the occasion, including these and these.

People are amazing.

People are amazing.

Love is great. And people are amazing.

Check out more photos of the wedding on Facebook.



  1. Lynna H.
    June 28, 2012

    This looks like such a beautiful wedding! CONGRATS NICOLE!!!

    • Nicole
      July 11, 2012

      Thank you! It was an amazing day 🙂


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