Love Is in the Air & the Brownie Brittle!
Weddings are special, and when it’s a Brownie Brittle wedding, it’s extra special. And when you add to it that it’s your son marrying our Brownie Brittle’s head of customer service, it’s extra extra special!
Watching my son and his bride stand up to recite their vows in front of my family and friends, his wife’s family and friends, and our extended Brownie Brittle family … well, that pretty much is the icing on the best cake anyone could ever make.
And this was a spectacular event. As the mother-of-the-groom, I had to be cautious with any suggestions I had for the wedding festivities. Lucky for me, I adore my daughter-in-law and her family, so it was fairly easy to do. I’ve had so much fun over the past several years walking the red carpet, that I thought it would be exciting to add a bit of “Golden Globes” glamour to the wedding. I was thrilled that Stevi and Devin agreed. So, wedding guests were treated to glasses of champagne as they exited their cars and headed for the wedding ceremony. Guests had the chance to stop at the “step & repeat” wall (that’s the wall that has all the logos behind the celebrities when they walk the red carpet – I think I used to call it the logo wall), where the paparazzi were ready to take their pictures. And one of my favorite treats (and that of the ladies at the wedding) was a basket full of Laura Mercier lip gloss for the taking that sat in the bathroom so guests could feel pampered.
Next up? The desserts. And when Sheila G gets involved in desserts, I DO desserts! We all decided we wanted some custom Brownie Brittle desserts to actually BE the centerpieces on each and every table. How great is that? You know what I always say, eat dessert first! We had 3-tiered displays filled with my custom-creations. There were:
- Double Nut Brownie Brittle Squares
- White Chocolate Cherry Brownie Brittle Bars
- Brownie Brittle Peanut Butter Balls
- Toffee Crunch Brownie Brittle Mini Cupcakes
- Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with Brownie Brittle
- Brownie Brittle Caramel Pretzel Rods
And I guess I should also share some really big news with you. I will be releasing a brand NEW cookbook called Butter ‘n’ Chocolate coming out in late summer. Several of the above desserts you will also be able to make yourselves with the recipes in that cookbook. If you want to be the first to know about the cookbook’s release (and get access to a signed copy), just fill out this form, and we’ll be sure you’re the first to know!
Now back to the wedding…
As you get older you begin to realize the importance of family and family celebrations. As a kid (and young adult), you sort of take them for granted. You wear that invincibility cloak of, “I’ll see them next year/event,” as if everyone will be around forever. But getting older puts it all into perspective. Life passes, and so do loved ones. Having my Uncle Morris Diamond (age 94 – who traveled all the way from Southern California with his wife), along with my sister, cousins, nieces/nephews and friends from all over the country meant the absolute world to me. Words can’t express my utter gratitude. These are the moments that make life so special. Word of advice from Sheila G – Soak it all in. Every single moment! These moments become more precious with the passing of time, and second chances become fewer and fewer.
And now a word to the bride and groom. I could not be happier for the two of you and wish you a lifetime of good health and happiness. Seeing you up there and the love you have for each other was magical. Devin – There’s an expression with children that I’m reminded of. “They hold your hands for a little while, but they hold your hearts forever.” That’s all I could think of while dancing with you to Kenny Chesney’s “Don’t Blink.” I couldn’t be more proud of the man you have become and for bringing me the most amazing daughter-in-law. I love you both. And in case you were wondering, bring on the grandkids!