Archive for February, 2012

Monopoly Themed 1st Birthday Party

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

I had the pleasure of being a part of Jina Park, from Plush Little Baby, little son Brendan’s 1st birthday party!  Jina pulled out all the stops to make Brendan’s birthday party one to remember!  Vanessa from Alchemy Events came alongside Jina and helped her pull off this special day.  The party theme was all around the Monopoly game and I have to say that they didn’t leave any detail undone.  The special day was held at the London Hotel in West Hollywood and I was so excited to see the gorgeous photos of how the whole day came together!  Corbin of Corbin Gurkin Photography captured the day perfectly!

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How adorable are these invitations…

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We did a huge mini dessert bar with lots of monopoly themed desserts and then a large birthday cake as well to be the centerpiece of the table!

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How fun are these monopoly board sugar cookies…

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Chocolate mousse mustache shot glass desserts…yummy!

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One of my favorite desserts of the day were the money bag cake lollipops!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and checking out this fun birthday party!

Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine – Jose & Joel’s Wedding

Monday, February 27th, 2012

I have been wanting to share this with you for a while now…I was beyond excited during the winter to pick up my first copy of the Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine and actually see my own work in it!  This has been a dream of mine for a while now and I was so thrilled it came true!

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I was lucky enough to be a part of Josa Villa and Joel Serrato’s wedding.  If you don’t already know Jose and Joel they are both amazing artists in the wedding industry…Josa is one of the best photographers there is and his images are simply breathtaking and Joel’s films capture weddings like nothing else!  Lisa Vorce was the main design force behind this gorgeous day and pulled it off flawlessly.  I love working with her and getting to see her visions come to life.  I absolutely love getting to work with the talented Elizabeth Messina and her photographers captured the day perfectly!

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Mindy Rice created the lovely floral designs for the day…

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The Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse has to be one of the most breathtaking wedding locations I’ve ever seen!

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For the wedding cake we did a two tier fondant cake with all hand made sugar flowers and succulents in various shades.  I love the simplicity of it and letting the sugar flowers take the main stage…definitely my kind of cake design!

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Thank you so much for letting us share in your special day Jose & Joel!

Here are the links to the amazing people behind the day…

Location: Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse, Event Design and Production: Lisa Vorce, Event Design and Flowers: Mindy Rice, Catering: New West Catering, Stationary: Tiny Pine PressPapel Paper & Press, Calligraphy: Anne Jones, Cake: Sweet and Saucy, Lighting: Bella Vista Design, Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Bolero Soul, Reception Music: Michael Antonia of Flashdance, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Specialty Décor: Barker Décor Service, Cinematography: Joe Simon Films and Kristen, and Last but not least the one and only Elizabeth Messina photographed our wedding like no one ever could, and for that we’re grateful.

Dreaming in Colors

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

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I was so in awe when I first saw the photos from this wedding that I got to be a part of over on Ruffled’s Blog…the photos that Kelty from Steep Street took were simply gorgeous!  I also love getting to work with Nozza Studios whenever I get a chance; they did a wonderful job pulling the entire design together.

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Holly Flora’s floral designs are simply stunning and I love this ring shot too!

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The gorgeous hues of color that they incorporated into the wedding was simply breathtaking…I love the different bridesmaids dresses and of course the bride looking stunning!

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Her wedding dress was so lovely…the detail was amazing!

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I thought their invitation and paper designs for the wedding were so unique…Ryan Barnachea did a fabulous job with them!

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For the desserts we did a decadent spread of mini desserts, such a mini coconut cupcakes, french macarons, mini cheesecakes, and mini smore’s cupcakes!

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The cake was a very large 5 tier rustic frosting style cake and then Holly Flora accented it with gorgeous fresh flowers!

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Gotta love the cute cake topper!

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Thank you so much Kara & Tim for letting us be a part of your special day!

Style Me Pretty Valentine’s Day Shoot

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

I got sweet surprise last week when I received an email from Abby who runs the fabulous wedding blog, Style Me Pretty…guessing most of your have heard about it :)

Abby asked if I could create a Valentine’s Day cake just for SMP and of course I jumped at the chance!  I knew I had to ask Carlie, from Gabriel Ryan Photography, to shoot it for me since I am basically in love with everything she photographs!  I also knew I had to have an amazing piece of furniture to display my cakes on so of course I called Jeni, from Found Vintage Rentals,…the best rental company around for those showstopping pieces you have to have!   We ladies had a great time putting the shoot together and I loved the outcome!

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I absolutely adored Jeni’s furniture piece she brought and the paper flowers she accented it with were fabulous!

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For the cakes I thought we would do one of the new techniques we have been trying out at the bakery, which I am in love with…smooth ombre buttercream!  I liked combining all the shades of pink and red together and of course we had to throw a golden heart on top!

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Then for two of the side cakes we tried a new piping technique and incorporated the ombre shades as well…we added a golden XO and we were all set!

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We also made some mini sweet treats for the shoot as well…yummy salted caramel french macarons, heart shaped rice krispy treats, and of course a mini mason jar dessert!

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We also threw in this adorable mini rosette cake too…how cute is it!

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I definitely recommend checking out Style Me Pretty’s blog post today since we are doing quite a fun giveaway on their site!  You not only get a pack of our Valentine’s Day Cake Lollipops from our new site www.sweetandsaucypops.com but you also get a white ruffle hobnail cake stand too, that we will be adding to our supply store www.sweetandsaucysupply.com soon!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my blog!

Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

Friday, February 10th, 2012

I am so excited to share this absolutely GORGEOUS wedding we were lucky enough to be a part of!  It was just featured on Style Me Pretty and they described all the details of the wedding perfectly…

“Vibrant doesn’t even begin to describe this cultural beauty crafted by Events of Love and Splendor and captured by The Image is Found! Oh no, this fête would need a completely new adjective for all of us to fully grasp the lovely that is this behind the take.your.breath.away details and florals whipped up by R. Jack Balthazar. And I haven’t even mentioned the masterpiece by the cake queens at the Sweet and Saucy Shop – it’s pin-worthy perfection. The entire affair is completely stop and gawk gorgeous. So stop and gawk I shall, maybe for an embarrassing amount of time, because a wedding this new adjective worthy doesn’t come around every day.”

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How stunning are these photos…

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I was blown away by the attention to detail and decor…the vibrant colors were simply amazing!

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We of course did a full mini dessert bar with lots of bright pops of color and yummy desserts.

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For the wedding cake we wanted it to be bold and really stand out so we used lots of bright colors and then detailed it with gold…I’m in love!

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Thanks so much for letting us be a party of your special day Vipula & Dan!

My Maternity Photos!!!

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Well I have been waiting and waiting to share these photos with you and I am so happy to finally be able to!  This past year has been one of the best years of my life as my husband and I have been preparing to welcome our little baby girl, Blake Eileen Brandon, into the family!  I am writing this post at 5am having been awake already with little blake’s wiggling and hiccups (her favorite thing to do inside my belly) since 3am, but I have never been filled with more joy!  I thank that Lord for the special gift He is giving to us and am counting down the days (1 month left) until little blake arrives!

My dear friend Carlie, from Gabriel Ryan Photographers, took our maternity photos and I really don’t think I would’ve picked anyone else to do it…she captured everything perfectly and these photos are something I will treasure for the rest of my life…thanks Carlie!  We were also lucky enough to be featured on the blog, Onto Baby, my new obsession these past few months, so you can check out their full post here!

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As many of my friends and family members will tell you I certainly am doing my fair share of shopping for my little girl…I just can’t stop myself when I see tiny clothes and shoes!  Yes I know she probably will only wear those shoes for half a second, but they have made me smile so much already and her tiny feet aren’t even in them yet!

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My sweet hubby Tim has been the best partner ever to go through this pregnancy with…I will cherish every memory of him talking to little blake in my belly and seeing the joy on his face as he talks about all his future plans with his little girl.  She is one lucky lady to have such an amazing daddy!

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Of course we had to do a couple wardrobe changes…just in case my pregnant and ever changing body didn’t look so good in one outfit :) Thankfully Carlie is a master at what she does and made all my outfits work!

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Well this is the first of many cakes I will get to design for my little girl…just wait till your first birthday blake, mommy will make sure and go all out!

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Well thank you so much for stopping by my blog and sharing in this amazing time with us…we can’t wait to share more photos in the months to come of our little girl!


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