Hi! I'm Melissa Averinos. 

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I'm a longarm quilter and fabric designer for Andover Fabrics. I wrote Small Stash Sewing. I illustrated The Family Doodle Book. I wrote and illustrated DIY Mason Jars and DIY Wine Corks. I am a lifelong painter. I am a Cape Codder, good listener and lover of pie. I love yoga and gardening. Let's be friends!





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452: cake + champagne = lunch

The night before the wedding, we made our own cake.

The kids and Stuart mixed up some Pillsbury cake mix.

Here is my (!!!) stepson Zach, being very helpful by cleaning the bowl.

Zach has always been my buddy. I have known him since he just turned FIVE! And now he is taller than me and a sophomore in high school!

Stuart and Meredith (aka Mem) try out the frosting, while Zeus looks on:

And when cake was done baking and cooling, I assembled and frosted it:

I love how it came out!

The day before, I made these little cake topper figurines of me and my honey:

Don't they look just like us?  I love them!!


And yeah, that is a bottle of Dom Perignon! It was given to us a couple of years ago and we saved it for a special occasion.

It was pretty special.

FYI: It's really fun to lounge around in a pretty dress and drink champagne.



(pics from several different sources including me, Stuart, Beth Dunn, Su Wasseluk, and Meredith Schulman!)


Reader Comments (22)

I really enjoyed the pictures. Looked like a perfect small wedding. And I thought ours was small ... 50 guests. LOVE the cake toppers. What did you make those out of? They look exactly like you and Stuart. Here's to many happy years together. Hugz....
October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne Buckland
Hi Melissa!
Gorgeous dress and the cake looks delicious! And you two look deliciously happy!
October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTina in Boston
LOVE the cake toppers, they are so cute! If I were ever mad enough to get married, your's is the kind of day I would want.
October 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten Alicia
Awwww Melissa, I love that you made a cake from a box, and went barefoot...and the toppers do look like you and Stuart. You both look so happy. Congratulations!

October 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoni
Beautiful and personal wedding! We minied our wedding by simply saying I DO at the town clerk's office, walking across the street to 'The Bridge of Flowers,' asking a tourist to take our photo (thanks to anonymous but helpful people!), and then going to a local club for South American music. We had all the wedding components - ceremony, photos, flowers, music! A month later, we cooked for our families and celebrated in a backyard tent - I loved cooking up a feast and ended up partying in my apron! Everyone helped make it a very special event!
October 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLouise
Congratulations Melissa!!!! You look beautiful and happy and happy and happy!!! the way a bride should on her wedding day. Wishing you and your love many years of happiness together.
October 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTanya Whelan
a gorgeous way to celebrate your love for each other. perfection. xo
October 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlucy
Big Congratulations to you all!!! How wonderful! And you all look lovely!!

That cake looks so yummy too!
October 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkathy weller
Congratulations! Looks like a beautiful day...everybody looks happy and relaxed. The perfect way to get married.
October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHolly
*le sigh* I am just so happy for you. So. Very. Happy.
October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterViolet Craft
Melissa & Stuart, Love the cake topper - they do look like you two!!!
Pictures are great!!! I wish you both much happiness & love, love, love!!!
October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAunt Theresa
I love these wedding posts so much, but those cake-topper figures?! Those are insanely wonderful awesome. Do you think you'd ever try those as a business stream?
October 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSister Diane
congratulations!! looks like a lovely, lovely, lovely sweet ceremony and celebration. and, the unicorn ring holder!
October 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkate deveney chilton
Omigosh! I am just so happy for you Melissa! You look so happy! Congratulations!
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CONGRATULATIONS! It's been far too long since we've caught up, but I'm so glad I came across your blog. I'm so happy for you-- and best of all, you two looks blissfully happy to be together!
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