March 19th, 2012
Exciting day today for Shop Ruche…petals & lace, wedding bells & everlasting love, a vintage-inspired bridal collection is here! If you haven’t heard of them yet, get ready for a sweet surprise today! Shop Ruche has been a favorite of mine for a long time to get the most stylish, cute clothes online and now they have branched out into the wedding world and created the most dreamy wedding collection that will make your heart skip a beat! I was lucky enough to be a part of their gorgeous photo shoot and I have to say that Stephanie Williams captured them line so breathtakingly!
Sugar & Fluff did an amazing job designing the look for the shoot and even did the lovely paper goods too!
When Sugar & Fluff first asked us to do the cakes they gave a us a rough draft sketch of their thoughts and ideas for the cakes along with an inspiration board and it was really fun bringing their vision to life and then seeing it photographed!
Bunch Studio did the lovely floral design for the day and I thought is was perfection!
I think the dresses they created for the line are just simply gorgeous and can’t wait to see them in real weddings across the U.S.!
The fabulous rentals for the day were from Ribbons and Rust…love how the cake set up turned out!
For the wedding cakes we used a mixture of sugar crystals and pearls to creative this fun new texture that had whimsy and dimension to it. To add another element to the cake we then we made sugar like star bursts as accents for the cakes.
Of course there was a whole team behind this wonderful shoot and below are the people who made it happen!
Photographer - Stephanie Williams
Event designer and Paper Details – Sugar and Fluff
Florals – Bunch Studio
Cakes – Sweet and Saucy Shop
Makeup/Hair – KC Witkamp
Vintage Rentals – Ribbons and Rust
Horse Rentals: Giddy Up Ranch giddyupponies.com
Models: Ashlyn Pearce, Madeleine Barnes, Jessica Strother, Eric Allen, Sarah Gingrich, Margarita Kallas
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!
The paper design and invitations are so much fun I think…
The flower design was simply amazing in my opinion! So earthy and unique…lovely job by Krista Jon.
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!
I just adore the place setting design…so original and whimsical.
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
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!