Posts Tagged ‘sugar flowers’

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.

A Gorgeous Rustic, Elegant Wedding at The Villa!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

I am just in love with this next wedding that I got to be a part of!  The couple are good friends of Carissa, from JL Designs, who did all the floral design and clearly you can tell that they are have fabulous taste!  They wanted their wedding design to be early southern california history mixed with some masculine texan details.  I love the rich color scheme and the rustic touches here and there.  The talented Ashley Rose photographed the whole wedding and I love think the photos are dreamy!  The Villa at San Juan Capistrano was the fantastic venue it was held at.

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How cute are these next photos…

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The bride, Wimberly, created the lovely invitations herself…

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I love Carissa’s floral arrangements and decor…it fit the look perfectly!

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For the mini dessert bar we used lots of cut glass and amber cake stands and I loved the look of it.

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Some of gorgeous rentals, like this table for the dessert bar, were from Found Vintage Rentals…they are the best!

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They had a special family recipe they wanted us to recreate which was a fun addition to the mini dessert bar.

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For the cake we wanted to do something clean and modern, but also look rich and elegant.  We stuck with the white and gold color scheme and I decided to paint fondant braids gold and use them to wrap around the cake tiers.  Then we did a white ruffle sugar flower with a large gold center.

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Looks like everyone at the wedding had a great time!

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New Wedding Cake Designs

Friday, November 4th, 2011

I thought I would share some new cake designs we’ve done lately!  Up first one of my favorites from this last summer.  A peacock feather bohemian style head piece inspired the cake design.  We made the cake head piece all out of sugar and then did a white on white pattern for the base of the cake to give it some texture.

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I just love the color palette for this cake.

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Up next an example of a romantic wedding cake with touches of blush pink and white sugar roses cascading up the front.

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This cake is definitely more modern with a bold color and pattern on the base tier and then a sugar peony we colored silver.

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This is one of my favorite all white on white wedding cakes…it’s so delicate and romantic looking!

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This next cake was inspired by a cake design from The Caketress that one of my clients loved and then we put our own spin on it to incorporate her wedding style and design.

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Last but not least a sampling of cakes to mimic the iconic “Cakes” painting by Wayne Thiebaud.  Irene did a great job with all of these cakes and the client loved them!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!  Definitely let us know which cake is your favorite!

Shipwreck Photo Shoot

Monday, July 11th, 2011

I absolutely LOVE these photos from this photo shoot I got to be a part of for a feature in Nonpareil Wedding Magazine!  Jen, from Green Wedding Shoes, came up with the idea for the shoot and Cortnie, from Canvas & Canopy, brought it all to life with the help of Meg, from Le Partie Events, who did the breathtaking florals!  You can check out the whole list of the fabulous vendors at the bottom of the post!

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Of course the amazing Elizabeth Messina captured all the moments with her photos…can’t thank her enough!

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I absolutely love the decor pieces…

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For the first cake for the shoot I took a more masculine take on it and did a basic outline on the cake and then did a sugar succulent on top of the cake.

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I also made two custom cupcakes with individual sugar flowers…

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For this next cake I did a more feminine look it.  I covered the cake in coral fondant and then did grey sugar lace and a whimsy sugar flower.

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This next cake might be one of my favs…I love the mint green color, the cluster sugar flowers in three different colors, the sugar threads, and the white lace!

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Photography: Elizabeth Messina
Event Design & Coordination: Cortnie Purdy from Canvas and Canopy Events
Floral Design: Megan of La Partie Events
Hair & Makeup by: Jaimi Brooks, Fiore Beauty
Cakes: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Fashion Styling by: Stylish SilhouetteCanvas and Canopy Events
Vera Wang gowns provided by Bliss Bride
Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Bridal Headpieces: Lo Boheme
Props/Rentals: OC Prop GirlUrban BarnClassic Party Rentals
Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum

New Store Front Window Design

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Well as many of my blog posts start…”I’ve been meaning to post this for forever”!  I am so in love with my new window design that the talented girls over at Proost Event Design & Planning created for me!  You definitely have to check out their fabulous website and blog as they are quite the talented sisters!

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I basically gave them free reign on the backdrop and I love the pops of summery colors they pulled together.  The overall design is so fresh and clean looking…definitely my style!  All my clients love it as much as we do and if you are looking to get pieces created for your party or special day definitely check them out!

My front window is so hard to photograph since there is such bad reflection, but hopefully you can see just how gorgeous it is!

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I just created this new cake for a photo shoot I will be sharing with you shortly!  I love the all white on white with the funky antlers & romantic rose!

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Susie made some cute rice krispy treats and french macaroons for the display and colored them to match!

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I was lucky enough to get these gorgeous handmade paper flowers from my friend Kate!  She made them for her sister’s bridal shower and then I hinted that I wanted some…yay for me!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!  We are crazy busy this week with lots of fun weddings and events, so check us out on facebook or twitter to see the goodies this weekend!

One of My Favorite Cakes!

Monday, June 20th, 2011

We get to make lots of wedding cakes during the year, but certain cakes come along and make me so inspired and this cake was one of them!  I loved designing the cake based off of a wedding dress from Anthropologie’s new wedding website BHLDN and then meshing it with the style of the bride’s wedding design.  They were a wonderful couple to work with and I think their wedding just turned out dream-like.  They got married at the gorgeous Rancho Las Lomas and of course has Found Vintage Rentals to deck out the whole venue with their amazing furniture pieces & rentals.  White Haute Photography snapped the stunning images and Larissa from, Inviting Occasions, did the lovely florals.  You can check out all the other great venues down below!

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We not only did a wedding cake, but a fun mini dessert spread and a vintage baseball glove as well for the groom that LOVES baseball!

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Love this last photo of the couple cutting the cake…

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Like I said this has to be one of my favorite cake designs.  It has so much texture and design, but is still modern and clean looking.  I basically did all the sugar flowers and lace molds by hand and then accented some pieces with pewter silver.  Here is the dress from BHLDN that inspired me!

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And here is the cake…

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I did 3 tones of blush pink…one of my favorite colors.

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While I worked on the cake for this wedding Kyong sculpted this amazing vintage baseball glove groom’s cake….the details are fantastic!!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!  Have a great day!

Venue :: Rancho Las Lomas

Event Coordinator :: Amy of CJs off the Square

Caterer :: 24 Carrots

Florist :: Inviting Occasion

Hair :: Salon One

Makeup :: Makeup by Berit

Desserts :: Sweet & Saucy Shop

Furniture rentals :: Found Rentals


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