San Diego Photo Shoot

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!  Too much work left me blogless for the week, but I’m back to share a lot of fun photos with you.  Over the last few months I have had some amazing experiences with so many talented vendors in the wedding industry and I am so happy to share them with you!  This photo shoot was for a top San Diego wedding magazine and I was privileged enough to work with LaVonne from Adorations, who did all the floral designs, Rebecca Gaffney & Mia Saling from Red Letter Days, who designed the second shoot, Kelly Aull from Mint Weddings, was the event coordinator of the hawaiian themed shoot, and Karrie & Elizabeth from Posh Paperie who did the menus & notecards.  

The first tablescape was a hawaiian theme and I think it turned out lovely!  I decided to to mini cakes for the table and we wanted to match the invitations with the dessert so we printed the pattern on edible frosting sheets.  We then covered the mini cakes in fondant and wrapped the cake with the frosting sheets.  We piped mini white royal icing dots, added a yellow circle of fondant on top, and finished if off with yellow sugar plumerias.  LaVonne came up with the great idea to place the mini cakes in a gorgeous peony…love, love, loved it!  Everyone really came together and created a beautiful look!

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Now onto the Spanish Flamenco shoot!  For this shoot we decided to do a black and white cake with red accents.  Sara made a gorgeous sugar red rose and then we made sugar pearls and jewels.  The tablescape was simply amazing and was larger than life! Posh Paperie did fabulous job with the menu cards too!

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And lastly thanks to one of my best girlfriend’s Karrie…thanks for getting me this fabulous shoot!

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Also stay tuned for some exciting news to come!

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19 Responses to “San Diego Photo Shoot”

  1. jana says:

    Lovely, just lovely! Love the colours! Really beautiful! I don’t have other words to describe what I’ve seen on your pictures.

  2. Laura says:

    Everything looks beautiful and those cakes are fantastic!

  3. doreenre says:

    Absolutely stunning!

  4. jen says:

    Sooo beautiful!!!!

  5. Kathy says:

    Wow! I’m really excited for you and the wonderful things that have been coming your way! You are such a neat person and I feel like I’ve watched you grow over the last year! I pray God continues to bless you and your business greatly! Kathy :o)

  6. Mara says:

    I have to say that you never stop amazing me. I love coming to your site and seeing your work. It always seems to put a smile on my face.

  7. leslie says:

    Beautiful work! Almost too pretty to eat..almost!!LOL

  8. emily says:

    Incredible!!! really impressive, creative, beautiful…i could go on and on!

  9. Christy says:

    I love them all, but my fave is the red and black. Beautiful!

  10. Janet says:

    OMG, this is the most gorgeous I have ever seen… simply stunning!

  11. Those are just over the top beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Some of the best I have ever seen!!!

  12. Emily says:

    Congratulations! That’s awesome! The pictures are gorgeous. The cakes are gorgeous!

  13. chefectomy says:

    How amazing Mel. Such great work as usual. San Diego is my home town and you did it proud!

    –Marc

  14. Lotte says:

    Hello from germany!
    Nice pictures! lovely cakes!
    I`d love to see new pictures from your shop… :-)

  15. Aly says:

    Absolutely amazing… I LOVE all of them!!! How lucky you are- you must be in heaven!! Your creations are beautiful, as always… :)

  16. Christyn says:

    wow – the cakes work so well with the decor! and i LOVE how they strung rose petals on wire and ended it with a swarovski crystal! beautiful!!

  17. LeAnne says:

    your blog has been my favorite since I found it about a year ago! Your cakes are so beautiful! I was wondering what you do with your buttercream that it doesn’t bulge when you layer it. It seems to get to soft when I do this. I would love to hear some of your expertise! I live it texas, I wish I could attend some of your cooking classes!!

  18. uuuuughghghghghgh!!! LOVE IT!!!!!! How amazingly beautiful!!! Goes very well with my wedding…;)

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