Whimsical Warehouse Elopement Photo Shoot

March 7th, 2012

We were all excited to be featured on Green Wedding Shoes yesterday for the recent photo shoot we did!  The lovely girls from over at GATHER Events and Occasions asked me to be a part of this Urban Photo Shoot and I loved the concept. The space was amazing and I absolutely loved everyone on the team’s design that brought together this one of a kind shoot!  You can see all the details and inspiration over at Green Wedding Shoes too!  Thanks to Leah Lee Photography for the fabulous photos and you can see the rest of the wonderful team I got a chance to work with at the end of the post!

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The paper design and invitations are so much fun I think…

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The flower design was simply amazing in my opinion!  So earthy and unique…lovely job by Krista Jon.

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Heirloom catering made some of the best looking food for the shoot…they have to be on my top list for “NEED TO TRY” since I have only seen millions of delicious looking photos of their food, but never been able to actually taste it! Hopefully one day soon!

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I just adore the place setting design…so original and whimsical.

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For the cake design I knew I didn’t want to do a traditional white cake, so we paired grey, cream, and peach together and I love the combo!  For the grey bottom you can’t see all the detail we did, but we imprinted the bottom with a doily like pattern to give it texture and detail and then covered the top two tiers in peach fondant.  Then we did a simple sugar lace doily to lay under the cluster of sugar flowers.

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog…hope you enjoyed this shoot as much as I did!

photography: Leah Lee Photography // design + styling + paper goods: GATHER Events and Occasions// cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop // catering: Heirloom LA // florals + styling: Krista Jon // rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals // hair: Nicole Chew Beauty // makeup: Lauren Dunning // wedding dress: Stella Alberti Couture // bridal accessories: Lo Boheme // bow ties: Pocket Square Clothing // jewelry: Ariel Gordon // venue: Jesse St. // videography: Tower Films // models: Aurelia Scheppers + Jado Lee

Opening a New Sweet & Saucy Shop

March 1st, 2012

Well you might want to call us crazy…not only am I going to give birth to my first baby girl this month but my family and I are going to be opening a NEW 2nd Sweet & Saucy Shop at the gorgeous Crystal Cove Promenade in Newport Coast!

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My mom and I had always joked about opening another store, but then we would just look at each other like we were crazy and drop the idea since of course our first shop keeps us busy, busy!  We have been so blessed by God with this business and can’t thank Him enough for our incredible staff.  Our staff has to be some of the best ladies around and we are so excited to be along this journey with them!  They are one of the main reasons why my mom came to me a couple months ago and felt like we should open a new shop…I was definitely surprised that she was up for such an adventure since she is so busy already, but we thought and prayed about it and felt that the Lord was directing us this way!

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Of course my amazing dad is one of the only reasons we could get a bakery up and going in 3 months and I know Blake & I are going to owe him a lot of hugs and kisses for all the work he is going to be doing for us!  Also my sweet husband will be working away on a new updated website that has info for both stores now…so exciting!

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We love our customers in the Newport Beach area and are so excited to be a part of their community now and serve them even more Sweet & Saucy desserts!  We will definitely keep you updated on the progress of the shop and estimate that we will be open in 3 months or so!  Look forward to hopefully seeing some of you there!

Monopoly Themed 1st Birthday Party

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

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

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

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!


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