Loving Pumpkin Treats

It’s that time of year again when all I can think about are delicious pumpkin treats. From pumpkin cookies to pumpkin spice coffee, I just can’t get enough pumpkin in my life. My pumpkin obsession runs straight through until mocha mint takes over for the holidays and if I could get away with it, I’d eat pumpkin baked goods every day. What’s your favorite pumpkin treat? I’d love if you shared your favorite recipe!

pumpkin-pecan-cupcakes{Pumpkin pecan cupcakes from Bakerella.}

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{Pumpkin hazelnut donuts from Cannelle et Vanille.}

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{Pumpkin muffins + bread by simply stardust.}

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{Pumpkin spice cookies by sara londe.}

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{Pumpkin cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting from honey & jam.}

pumpkin-cinnamon-rolls{Pumpkin cinnamon rolls from Multiply Delicious.}

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Twinkle Night Lights by Wendy Jung Ceramics

When I spied the lovely creations of Wendy Jung Ceramics I just knew I had to share. I have visions of these sweet little pierced porcelain night lights lining a long banquet table at a winter wedding or littering table tops at an outdoor reception and I just can’t get enough. Under the dome there is a little dish for placing a votive or tealight and I just find these incredibly precious. I’m thinking of buying a few for our mantle to use year-round. Don’t you just love these?

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{Photo by Wendy Jung Ceramics.}

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Wedding Invitations from Bella Figura

A lot of you may know that by day I hang out at Boxcar Press, a letterpress print shop in Syraucse, New York, which includes our two letterpress stationery lines Bella Figura and Smock. This may speak a lot to my obsession with paper goods, stationery and letterpress and, I have to say, staring at gorgeous stationery really never gets old. Lately, though, we’ve been printing a lot of particularly beautiful Bella Figura letterpress wedding invitations that I couldn’t resist sharing. It’s hard to pick favorites, but these picks are definitely on my list of recent loves.

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In addition to wedding invitations, all of Bella Figura’s designs can be customized for any occasion you’re celebrating – baby announcements, bar/bat mitzvah invitations, great social stationery, birthday parties, engagement parties and more. Check out all of Bella Figura’s designs in the design gallery.

{Photos by Bella Figura.}

*This is not a sponsored post.

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Facebook + Grey Likes

A couple of quick updates this afternoon. For those of you on facebook, I wanted to let you know that you can now find The Sweetest Occasion on facebook. (It’s true, I finally caved.) I’ll be updating regularly with updates, news and linking to some of my favorite sites and scenes in the blog world each week. Consider it an extension of The Sweetest Occasion with regular updates to keep the inspiration flowing all week long.

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Also, if you haven’t already visited the all new Grey Likes Weddings, please be sure to pop over and pay Summer a visit. Her new site is absolutely gorgeous and loaded with more prettiness than I can handle. You can also find her at Grey Likes Baby and Grey Likes Nesting. Congratulations, Summer!

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A Fall Finger Lakes Wedding

I’m really happy today to share Erica and Sean’s wedding with you. Any opportunity I get to work with a great couple is one I love and more often than not my clients are more like good friends by the time the wedding rolls around. Nothing could be more true of Erica. I loved spending the last year trading emails with her about everything from bridesmaid dresses to escort card ideas to whether or not menus for the tables were really necessary. (The decision? No. Just skip them and save your sanity, which she was happy to do at that point.) So when I sent Erica off down the aisle to meet Sean, I looked at her and said, “Next time I see you, you’ll be married!”…and then tried my hardest not to cry. (It didn’t work.) Erica and Sean’s wedding also meant another chance to work with one of my favorite photographer friends Megan Dailor so I knew the photos would be fabulous and, as always, Megan delivered the goods.

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wedding-bouquet-broochErica chose a gorgeous color palette of shades of purple with gray, one of my all-time favorite color combinations. All of the flowers were created by Fiorvanti Florist who go down in my book as the best florists I’ve worked with to date. Their attention to detail both before the event and during setup blew me away.

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Erica’s mom Cindi walked her down the aisle and they were without exaggeration two of the happiest, most beautiful women I’ve ever seen. Erica’s face in this photo says it all.

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Erica’s bridesmaids all wore dresses by J.Crew in different shades of purple. Her shoes were killer purple pumps by Stuart Weitzman. Later in the evening she slipped into bright purple Kate Spade flats.

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purple-gray-weddingErica and Sean’s reception took place in a big tent overlooking Canandaigua Lake at The Inn on the Lake. The ceiling of the tent was strung with oversized white paper lanterns in varying sizes with tables draped in elegant gray and purple linens.

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Erica surprised Sean, a big beer fanatic, by sneaking a bunch of his favorite beers in for the reception. She had a friend create an authentic custom pub sign listing the beers on the menu for the night. Sean loved it and all the beers were a huge hit with guests.

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Megan takes some of the best dancing action shots I’ve ever seen. She always seems to capture the mood of the crowd. In this instance, the crowd was rocking all night and Sean’s dad was the star of the show.

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A big congratulations to my friends, Erica and Sean. I am so so happy for you guys and so grateful to have been able to share in your joy!

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Vendors:
Coordination – Sweet Occasions Studio
Photography – Megan Dailor Photography
Videography – Clark + Walker Studio
Venue – The Inn on the Lake
Hair/makeup – Park West Hair Design + Spa
Flowers: Fiorvanti Florist
Invitations: Hello! Lucky

{Photos by Megan Dailor Photography.}

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