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I love to stalk photographer blogs…most of you out there know this, but for those of you first time readers, I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ blogs.  Okay, glad I got that out of my system.

Anyway, I love to read wedding blogs (another note), because many of the bloggers out there plug the names of some fantastic photographers, and I just get hooked.  While perusing my wedding blog usuals, I stumbled upon the greatest. idea. ever. Ever.  Thanks to the lovely Abby over at Style Me Pretty, I found what could be one of the greatest ideas for a wedding reception (next to the photobooth, no matter how overdone).

Okay, so take a stroll over to this post by the Youngrens and just scroll down, enjoy the gorgeous photos.  Those are some great photos, right?  I know!  I love the backyard wedding, the groom’s tan suit, and wait.  Did you see that?  You know, that photo almost 3/4 of the way down the page?


You cannot tell me that having a cotton candy machine is not the greatest idea ever.  Because it is.  The FI and I (and mom included) were tossing around the idea of having one or two old-fashioned popcorn machines at the reception for the later guests to have something to much on.  But THIS just adds to the fun.  I could care less about how much of a distraction it may be, guests would love this.  It would be nostalgic for the older guests and just plain fun for the younger crowd (and by that, I mean our college friends).  I know, it’s a bit of a tie to the “Carni” world, but I so love this idea.  Popcorn and cotton candy.  Best. ideas. ever.  You with me on this one?


  1. Susan
    11:41 pm on July 16th, 2009

    Totally. Do it.

  2. Katharine
    1:34 pm on July 17th, 2009

    Mmmm. . . I love cotton candy. One of the student orgs. here rented one last year. They were charged $80 for one day (included the cotton candy mix), not bad in my opinion.

  3. landlockedbride
    10:20 pm on July 20th, 2009

    I’m glad someone likes the idea of the cotton candy maker. I asked a bunch of people and they thought I was weird. Boo to them.