Monday, September 13, 2010


Hi all – This week is going to be a little unusual for me. I will be putting up several posts over the next few days. Yep. Several in one week. But, none of them include me baking. I know. I know. I’m having withdrawal. I should totally be thinking of Halloween stuff right now. But there’s a couple of things I’d like to tell, show you, share with you, give you… and then next weekend I’ll be back with baking. Something. Anything. Preferably chocolate.

Anyway, this post is an update on Melissa and Rich.

Remember them?

Or these?


If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll recognize these from the sneaky sweet marriage proposal I helped Rich with almost a year ago.

And if not and want to read about it, here’s the post with the proposal.

Then, here’s the post with how it turned out.

And now?

Well, now they are happily married.


And just as cute as can be. I love these two even though we’ve never met.

Rich is a sweetheart and Melissa…

Well, Melissa is a girl after my own heart.

She loves to bake … with a little bit of crazy thrown in on the side.

What did she decide to do days before the wedding?

Make seating cards for everyone attending…


… in the form of decorated cookies, that’s what.


Lot’s and lots of cookies. Personalized and with table assignments piped on.

A seven day process … days before the wedding.

Seriously, Melissa… You rock!


And you’re pretty great at piping, too. I’m jealous.

Too bad you’re all the way in Canada. I would have totally helped you out with these. Shaky letters and all.

Here’s Melissa’s cookie post if you’d like to read about her madness or simply send the cute couple warm wishes.


Congratulations, you two. I’m overflowing with happiness for you and so proud to play a part.


Here’s a link to their wedding video (via It’s really sweet. Play it full screen and make sure you have a tissue handy.

Bonnie said...

Wow! That is a tonne of piping! Looks so awesome :)

September 13, 2010 11:52 PM
Cbear6889 said...

That is so sweet! Oh and P.S. I got my book today, and practically ran home (with my shepherd chow akita mix running ahead of me, and my dachshund jack russell mix trying to keep up) to open it and read it! Oh so wonderful!

September 13, 2010 11:53 PM
Joy said...

I made wedding cake pops for my favors for my wedding in July. I used strawberry cake so the inside would be pink and my mom piped royal icing flowers to put on the tops. They were amazing, but hard to see in the pictures because of the cellophane wrapping.

September 13, 2010 11:54 PM
Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes said...

Awww! This is so sweet :). Glad you gave us an update; and glad that it turned out so positive! All the best to them.

September 13, 2010 11:56 PM
Nancy said...

The video really was sweet!

September 13, 2010 11:57 PM
Mama M. said...

Oh my lands. How adorable are they? “BakerFella”?!!!

I love romance…

Thanks for the smile Melissa and Rich and Bakerella!

September 14, 2010 12:01 AM
SarahB said...

Adorable! Congratulations & best wishes Melissa and Rich!

September 14, 2010 12:07 AM
Lora said...

This is the sweetest engagement/wedding story every. The proposal was genius! How wonderful to be a part of someone’s happiness in such an unexpected way. The blogworld rocks.

September 14, 2010 12:13 AM
StrawberryCAKE said...

My hand aches just thinking about it!

September 14, 2010 12:14 AM
Wei-Wei said...

Oh, man. I can’t believe you piped so much! And I just LOVED that proposal post you did. It was way too cute!

September 14, 2010 12:18 AM
Linda G. said...

Congrats!!! Thats a beautiful story!

September 14, 2010 12:19 AM
liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Those cookies are so cute!

September 14, 2010 12:20 AM
Sharon said...

So adorable! The video made me cry just like every other wedding related thing does these days since I’m helping one of my best friends plan hers and it’s coming up next month!

September 14, 2010 12:23 AM
Janine said...

I am so happy for them. Melissa is so lucky to have found a man that pays attention to what she is interested in. It is a fabulous way to show someone you love them.

May they both always be happy and in love.

September 14, 2010 12:27 AM
Pam K. said...

Oh, what a beautiful wedding and beautiful couple! She really went beyond the call of duty making all of those cookie place cards! Like she had nothing to do the week before her wedding! Thanks for sharing!

September 14, 2010 12:29 AM
Becky W. said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. Ditto on everything that’s been posted. I’m amazed. Congrats to the happy couple! And to Bakerella!

September 14, 2010 12:32 AM
Stef @ said...

WOW! I can’t believe all those cookies and the time she took to do them.

Bakerella, I remember you posting the proposal… Super sweet of you!

September 14, 2010 12:35 AM
Kate said...

Oh my gosh that is a lot of cookies! She did a great job!

September 14, 2010 12:43 AM
Andrea R. said...

Awww….I remember the proposal too! That is so ridiculously cute!

September 14, 2010 12:53 AM
Jenna said...

WOW! Seriously impressive on her part! Good on you for inspiring them and helping them get to this big day! :) They really are a good-looking couple, and he’s shown how thoughtful he is, so that bodes well for the whole marriage. Awesome men, unite!

September 14, 2010 12:59 AM
Liz said...

my hand hurts just thinking about all that piping. how cute though.

September 14, 2010 01:08 AM
Cherie said...

what a sweet guy Rich is… Melissa looks so blissful!! I’m tearing just by reading these posts!

September 14, 2010 01:23 AM
Danielle S said...

this is so cute! i love how supportive the baking community can be. :)

September 14, 2010 01:29 AM
Lacy said...

I LOVE the cookie placecards idea!!! Fantastic! I’m so happy to see this couple through their engagement and wedding :) Beautiful!

September 14, 2010 01:35 AM
Sues said...

Wow, that’s pretty amazing! I couldn’t even do that if I had all the time in the world; not to mention if I was getting ready for my wedding. Beautiful!! :)

September 14, 2010 01:44 AM
Mryia said...

How stinkin’ cute is that! Congrats to the happy couple!

September 14, 2010 01:55 AM
Donelle said...

SO Cute!!!!

September 14, 2010 02:14 AM
Heather L. said...

I am beyond impressed! I can barely manage to make two school lunches the night before let alone 175 cookies days before my big wedding. Yikes!

The video totally made me cry. Thanks for sharing!

September 14, 2010 02:35 AM
Rachel said...

Loved the video!
My daughter (aged 4) said while watching it (and obviously without having read your “have a tissue handy” comment) “I’m not going to cry, I’m not”. When I asked her what she meant she said: they’re so cute together and so beautiful and that makes me wanna cry :-)
Thank you and big kiss X from Amsterdam, Holland

September 14, 2010 02:44 AM
Laurel said...

Your video was AMAZING, Melissa. Cried like a baby and I don’t even know you!

BTW, I made 1700 cookies for my daughter’s wedding, then I made these (with BLUE ribbons):

link to

Congrats, Melissa and Rich!

September 14, 2010 03:30 AM
Laurel said...

BTW, Melissa, what cookie recipe did you use?

September 14, 2010 03:32 AM
Chris Pessoa said...

I love this history. It´s so romantic and so beautiful! Congrats to Melissa and Rich!

September 14, 2010 03:38 AM
Elle said...

I was crying from almost the start of your movie!! It looked like a magical day!

Great work on the cookies :)

September 14, 2010 04:26 AM
Joe @ Eden Kitchen said...

Wow. Amazing!!

September 14, 2010 04:49 AM
notyet100 said...


September 14, 2010 05:23 AM
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said...

Ahhh! How amazing!

September 14, 2010 06:09 AM
Amy said...

Amazing! What a beautiful couple. TFS.

September 14, 2010 06:22 AM
linda said...

totally remember that post of yours! it was fantastic!
thanks for sharing the “wedding” with us!

September 14, 2010 06:46 AM
Lauren at KeepItSweet said...

wow i would never have the patience for that!

September 14, 2010 06:53 AM
Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

Awww… so sweet! (Get it … sweet? I crack myself up). Anyway, congrats to the cute couple!

September 14, 2010 06:57 AM
Marsha said...

What a beautiful wedding video! Where are those tissues…… :)
I remember when you posted the proposal too. Very special and romantic from start to finish! Thank you for sharing with all of us!

September 14, 2010 07:49 AM
Katrina said...

Awww cute! That wedding looks like so much fun!

September 14, 2010 07:57 AM
Rachel from A Cupcake for Moose said...

Happily Ever After! That was such a special proposal…I still tell people about it and I’ve never met them or you. So glad to see they are married and look as happy as ever!!

September 14, 2010 08:02 AM
koren said...

That is crazy awesome!!!

September 14, 2010 08:48 AM
Heather said...

Aw that is so sweet! And wow, that is a lot of work! Melissa, in your wedding picture you look like Rachael Ray- only prettier!!

September 14, 2010 08:59 AM
Sue L said...

Bakerella, when you started this blog did you ever (in your wildest mind) think you would have touched so many people in such a wonderful way? Not to mention how you have inspired so many of us. I will never look at a piece of candy or a dragee’ the same way again. Now I think of them as possibilities…

September 14, 2010 09:01 AM
Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. said...

Love these! How fun! You rock!

September 14, 2010 09:04 AM
Shelly said...

Melissa’s dress was so simple and beautiful – she looked absolutely stunning!

What a sweet, sweet story…thank you so much for sharing your special day with all of us bloggers! Best wishes for your future together, Rich and Melissa! :)

September 14, 2010 09:17 AM
The Boob Nazi said...

Those cookies are amazing. And I loooveee her dress.

September 14, 2010 09:56 AM
Jackie said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww…so sweet! LOVE it!

September 14, 2010 10:04 AM
Heather (Heather's Dish) said...

what an awesome story! i wish i’d known about you when i got married… :)

September 14, 2010 10:16 AM
aussiemarina said...

TFS your special day with us……………………….you both look so happy ! congrats

September 14, 2010 10:22 AM
Autumn said...

What an adorable idea and how brave you are for tackling that project so close before your wedding?!

September 14, 2010 10:32 AM
becky bakes said...

The table seating cookies and beautiful … there are A LOT of them. Beautiful piping!! Sweet Wishes to the Happy couple! Love this post!

September 14, 2010 10:51 AM
Jamie said...

That’s amazing! I made cake pop placecards for my wedding… still a lot of work but I printed tags instead of piping names!

link to

September 14, 2010 11:00 AM
Sarah B. said...

Congratulations to them, and that is A LOT of cookies!!

September 14, 2010 11:10 AM
Tammy @ Events By Tammy said...

So sweet! I love the way he proposed.

September 14, 2010 11:17 AM
Angela said...

Oh my goodness! That is the sweetest thing!

September 14, 2010 11:23 AM
Melanie said...

Gorgeous, adorable and so romantic!!

September 14, 2010 11:25 AM
terri said...

awww that is super duper sweet. i remember reading the post when he proposed…. they are such a cute couple!!!

September 14, 2010 11:32 AM
Allie said...

Aww!! What a darling couple! So nice to see a followup. And those cookies!! Wow!!

September 14, 2010 11:59 AM
Shelly said...

Oh, I remember the proposal post. They are just too adorable! (The couple AND the cookies).

September 14, 2010 12:04 PM
siimonetha said...

So sweet!!! <3

September 14, 2010 12:13 PM
Faith said...

Thanks for the update! The proposal was the best :) I watched their wedding video…it was beautiful. It sent me on a mad search to download the song the used but I can’t find it anywhere. Does anyone know where to buy it?

September 14, 2010 12:22 PM
Seanna Lea said...

Very sweet. Her insanity is even higher than my own! My wedding was very DIY, but I didn’t make the cake or make food-based displays or favors. (Though I could have happily made my own cake… almost makes me wish I had done so.)

September 14, 2010 12:29 PM
Lisa Pinder said...

Hey – thought I would share something we did at our wedding recently – we put a bag on every table that contained home baked gingerbread men and ladies and decorations. As an ice-breaker we then asked everyone to decorate a gingerbread man or woman of the person to their left – meaning that we ended up with a full gingerbread man congregation. My dad made a little stand for them all to stand in too! We used a photo of this as our Thank You cards.

September 14, 2010 12:33 PM
Lynn said...

thanks for posting the link!!! OMG what work she did days before her wedding!! LOVE this idea.

September 14, 2010 02:44 PM
Hayden said...

That is so so so adorable.

September 14, 2010 02:59 PM
Christene @WhipperBerry said...

What a sweet couple and how charming are those cookies! I am so impressed by her perfect lettering and stamina to make all those beautiful cookies. Bravo!

September 14, 2010 03:08 PM
Rich said...

Hey Everyone,

This is “Rich”. Melissa and I want to thank everyone for all of their comments…it means a lot to us! Married life is great and the honeymoon was amazing! Our wedding day was incredible and we had sooo much fun. We wanted to share our wedding highlights video with Bakerella and in turn with all her followers because you were all part of our “story”. We’ve had a blast sharing this time in our lives with everyone. What can we say about Bakerella? Simply put she’s extraordinary and no doubt will become a daily household name. Her book is AMAZING and we highly recommend you pick it up if you haven’t already. Like Bakerella mentions…it’s funny because we’ve never met her but yet she’s played such an important part in our lives. We’re forever thankful and are left with a lifetime of memories thanks to her. Thanks again! FYI – the song in the video is called “Be My Only” by Schuyler Fisk and Tim Myers…it was our wedding song.

September 14, 2010 03:12 PM
Deborah Bolig said...

What a great update. They make an absolutely adorable couple. And those cookies Melissa…..AWESOME. Beautiful piping, I must say. You probably have great handwriting! Loved the video too. Made me cry for sure.

Enjoy your lives together, what a sweet start.

September 14, 2010 03:24 PM
Ashley Ozuna said...

This is just too cute!

September 14, 2010 03:34 PM
Barbara | VinoLuciStyle said...

My daughters are both in their twenties and full of independent I don’t need you anymore spirit so it brought a tear to my eye when the oldest said recently to a friend, “The one thing I know to let my Mom do is plan my wedding. She’s organized and besides, we’ll have great food and I know she would make a cake as pretty as anyone.”

Or maybe cookies? What a labor of love…and I loved it!

September 14, 2010 03:35 PM
Kirsten said...

I love the cookies, and loveeeed the video. What a great memory you 2 will have. I just hope my wedding is half as amazing as yours looked!
Congrats! =)

September 14, 2010 04:18 PM
Maggie said...

I’ve been following her blog!! Shes great!

September 14, 2010 04:33 PM
jay said...

OMG how wonderful. He married very well, but he knows that!!

September 14, 2010 05:03 PM
Jolene ( said...

Those cookies are so awesome!! I can’t imagine how sore her hands must have been after all that piping!

September 14, 2010 07:51 PM
Sarah D. said...

That’s awesome and amazing! :) I never even thought of that for an idea, how cool!! :)

September 14, 2010 08:10 PM
Kendra said...

What an awesome idea. I’ve been married for 8 years, but I have a sister who I think would love this idea!

September 14, 2010 09:52 PM
Michelle said...

Way to go Melissa! I made my wedding cake for 200, so I know what is must have been like right before your wedding. Although things were hectic and sometimes stressful for me the days before the wedding, I am so glad that I made my cake. It sure added a nice touch to my special day as the cookies did for yours.

September 14, 2010 09:56 PM
Leanne said...

I SO rmember the proposal (I thought it really was just the most romantic and sweetest thing ever!) and I am so happy for the lovely lovely couple!!! I can’t believe Melissa made those for the seating . . . holy cow! She’s a gem, for sure!!!

September 15, 2010 01:14 AM
Yazmin said...

OMG, Bakerella you never cease to amaze me. I started crying just reading your update post. Then I read the proposal and cried even more. Needless to say their wedding video had me bawling. Not only are you an awesome baker you are a very sweet person.

September 15, 2010 01:57 AM
cathy said...

Thank for sharing. What a sweet story! Congrats to Rich and Melissa.

September 15, 2010 06:43 AM
Chris said...

That is seriously the most beautiful wedding video I’ve ever seen!

September 15, 2010 07:43 AM
Van said...

This is pretty amazing! =D Melissa is amazing for making all of those cookies!!

September 15, 2010 09:24 AM
Kasey said...

Thanks for sharing that video. It looked like a great day. Wow can’t believe she found time to do the cookies the week of the wedding. What a great idea.

September 15, 2010 10:24 AM
Brigette said...

The video was very moving. Bakerella hope u can accept more special “blog” posts .

September 15, 2010 12:59 PM
Bubble and Sweet said...

I really loved the original post it was such a sweet story.

September 15, 2010 03:14 PM
ANGELA said...

These are real cute and all, but I would NOT want to have share the cookie with my husband :)

September 15, 2010 03:54 PM
Ana said...

Masel tov to the happy couple!

September 15, 2010 08:35 PM
melanie said...

I’m so gonna steal the cookie seating card…one day…when my day comes :-)…beautiful couple, so glad you posted an update. Congrats.

September 15, 2010 10:49 PM
Rachies said...

I definitely remember this post and it’s the sweetest thing in the world! what a cute couple.

September 16, 2010 02:14 AM
Lori said...

Absolutely breathtaking!! I have been a bakerella fan from the beginning and I am sure the unravelling of this story line is one of her favourite creations that she helped ‘bake’ up!! Isn’t life…and love great!! As George Strait says; “It’s not the breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away.” that get you through the day!!

September 16, 2010 08:25 AM
Ashlie B said...

WOW! She is super-human. I had to pick my jaw up off the ground after reading through her post. Just stunning.

September 16, 2010 02:08 PM
sue said...

I’ve watched that video about 10 times. Every moment is lovely. What a beautiful couple, and how tender their care for each other. Many years of happiness to these dear souls.

September 17, 2010 01:41 AM
Allie said...

Melissa – Any chance you would share who made your dress?? I have the the most difficult finding a dress that I am in love with and yours is beyond perfection.

Any information would be amazing!

Congrats to you both!

September 17, 2010 11:37 AM
venga said...

Adorable – and yummy! Creative proposals are the way to go. I recently got hitched, and I proposed with a video, which I posted at link to with an explanation — “I took her to a karaoke club (where I had set things up in advance) and we sang in a private room for a little while. Then, while she went out to grab us a couple of drinks, I cued this video up and hit play when she came back. And the rest is history!”

September 17, 2010 12:03 PM
Jaimie said...

These are super cute!!! I am making Christening cookies for this weekend & would love to pipe the name on like you did…where can I find the recipe for the icing? PLEASE HELP

September 20, 2010 09:39 AM
Sugar & Spice Event Design said...

“God is in the details” and you truly nailed that. What amazing work! Beautiful job!

September 23, 2010 02:03 AM
Lorena said...

Awww such a great video!! I luv all the cookies!! I should have listened and gotten some tissue though!! lol! so glad it turned out so beautiful!! Wishing Melissa and Rich unending love and happiness!!

September 26, 2010 12:48 AM
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