Archive for May, 2011

Sweet Stuff Wedding with Jesi Haack Designs

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

My friend Jesi Haack is quite the wedding designer and this next wedding shows just that!  She can take two people and really pull parts of them into the actual wedding design, so their big day is all about them and their loves!  This wedding is all about fun, frilly, and a little crazy too!  Mark Brooke Photography took the amazing photos!

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I just love the bride’s dress!

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Don’t you just adore these paper fortune cookie place cards!

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The details for this wedding design are just fabulous!

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Jesi made a fun backdrop for our dessert table!  The bride wanted a mini wedding cake with their sketch on it and then two side cakes, one for bride & one of the groom!

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She wanted lots of gold blingy accents and shades of pink!

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Love this last photo by Mark Brooke!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  We have been crazy busy at the bakery since wedding season has begun, but I will try my best to blog as much as possible!

Lots of fun photo shoots!

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Most of the wedding industry knows that I am pretty addicted to doing photos shoot!  I just love being able to have full control of coming up with a new cake or dessert design and the whole process is really a lot of fun for me since I get to try out new techniques and push the design boundaries :)

This first shoot was such a fun one we did for Styled Magazine, which is a new online magazine that my talented friend Vicky started.  She had a great idea of having one inspirational image and sending it to a bunch of different wedding vendors and seeing what they’d come up with.

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I loved this inspiration photo below and immediately wanted to do an out-of-the-box design for this mini cake.

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We made white pom pom sugar flowers and then for the cake I thought it would be fun to do the top half of the cake black and the bottom white…I love the bold contrast and once we threw the sprinkles on the cake it just completed it perfectly!

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Of course we have to add some cute french macarons to the shoot and we even sprinkled them with the colorful sprinkles too…

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This next shoot was for another online wedding magazine called NonPareil.  I was so excited to be featured in it as well and for this shoot we took a more modern, clean, preppy approach to the design.  I got to work with Vicky, from City Cradle Design, again, The Floral Lab, who did the beautiful flowers, and the talented Jackie Wonders snapped the gorgeous photos!

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We created two flavors of french macarons for the shoot, a large cake, and accented the table with some fun bright candy!

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I love the look of grey, yellow and white together and I thought the bold pops of color and pattern on the cake turned out nicely.

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Lastly I had the pleasure of working with a fabulous team on this next shoot.  I love the combo of green and white together and this shoot shows why! Kathy & Susan from Bella Weddings & Events did the planning & design, Carissa, from JL Designs, did the stunning florals, and Leila, from Be Inspired PR, produced the whole shoot!  You can check out the rest of the amazing team down below! Also big thanks to Barnaby Draper Studios for the great photos!

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The whole shoot was at the Vibiana in LA ad I have to say it is one of the most breathtaking venues in California!

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For the wedding cake we wanted to keep it all white on white, but add plenty of gorgeous texture to it, so we made sugar patterns and lace to accent the tiers and piped on small white dots to accent it.

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We also did some bright green apples dipped in white chocolate…love the color contrast!

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Thanks so much to the whole team for making this beautiful shoot come to life!

Venue: Vibiana //  Coordination & Design: Bella Weddings & Events //  Florals: JL Designs
Photography: Barnaby Draper Studios //  Wedding Gowns: Alisa Benay //  Linens: La Tavola
Stationery: Laura Hooper //  Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Culver City
Cake & Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop

Full Post: Featured on sTORIbook Weddings!

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Well I have to say that I am very glad I snapped some photos of the gorgeous all chocolate dessert bar we did for the show sTORIbook Weddings!  We were there all day until 1am and even did two interviews, but I guess that all ended up on the editing floor room…welcome to the world of TV :)

Like I said before I was quite happy with how the dessert bar came out though. We used all clear crystal, cut glass crystal dishes, and antique silver for the set up and had the gorgeous rentals from Found Vintage Rentals that we were able to display them on.  On of my favorite aspects was the gorgeous hanging chandelier above the dessert table…so romantic! Here are some photos from the day!

I was also lucky to get some beautiful new photos from the wedding this morning from the photographer Susan Bordelon!

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And here are more images I took…

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  We have one more episode on sTORIbook Weddings which I’m hoping we get some good air time for because we did an over-the-top Marie Antoinette theme for it!  Can’t wait!

Tune In Tonight: sTORIbook Weddings!!!

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Just wanted to let everyone know we will be on “sTORIbook Weddings” again tonight with Tori & Dean!  You can see it on the Oxygen Network!  For all the details check their website out here.

We got to do the elegant outdoor dessert table with Jeni from, Found Vintage Rentals, as well and I think it turned out gorgeous! Here is a sneak peak…

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Smog Shop Wedding

Monday, May 9th, 2011

I absolutely LOVE working with Angle Swanson from Love and Splendor on weddings!  Her clients always have such amazing design and are equally as sweet!  This wedding that we got to do at The Smog Shoppe was so much fun.  We did an eclectic style dessert bar with some natural woodsy elements and then even got to make a crazy groom’s cake too…

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Key Lime Pies are definitely one of the top sellers for weddings!

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HollyFlora did the lovely florals at this wedding and I have to say they were just breathtaking!

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I love using clear glass rentals and domes for set ups…the texture on the glass is just so great!

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The Smog Shoppe always has wonderful details that make the photos pop even more.

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Angel out does herself every time with her design elements she incorporates into each wedding she does…check out this amazing hanging installment she did!

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This was the first time we tried make the “Hot Choco Spoons” for a wedding and I heard they were quite a hit!

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The little succulent flower pots are so adorable as favors and double as their seating arrangement.

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Isn’t this sketch of the couple fabulous too!

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Last, but not least the crazy groom’s cake we promised.  The clients both shared a love of collecting these Japanese toy bears that come in all different designs and for the groom’s cake the bride surprised her husband with the wood style Be@rbrick Doll done in cake!  You can check out the real doll here.

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This was quite the project that Kyong and I worked on, but we both really loved how it turned out!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!

Mod Themed Wedding Shoot

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

I am so happy to share this next photo shoot with you!  I had the pleasure of working with some of my best girlfriends in the industry again on a fun 1950′s Mod inspired wedding shoot!  Jesi Haack and Jasmine Star dreamed up the fun concept and I think it turned out fabulous.  Carissa from JL Designs did the gorgeous florals and design as well and Wiley Valentine created the perfect invitations and paper designs.

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I thought 1011 Makeup did the spot on hair and make up for this shoot and the models were gorgeous!

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I just love all the fun ideas Jesi dreams up for weddings…

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I had a really great time making the cake.  I took strips of fondant and coiled them together and painted them with a metallic gold color.  I love the movement of the design and how quirky it is!

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Thanks so much to the whole team…

Photography + Concept: Jasmine Star //  Styling and Design: Jesi Haack Design //  Florals and Design:JL Designs //  Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop //  Paper Goods: Wiley Valentine //  Hair and Makeup: 1011 Makeup //  Dresses: Shareen Vintage //  Venue: Memphis Cafe Downtown Santa Ana  //  Linen: Latavola Linen //  China & Flatware: Classic Party RentalsXX


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