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Wedding Date: April 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Ventura's Bridal Fashions

Cake, Cake, Cake, Cake

Posted on August 5, 2014 by  Miss Tranquil Bride   //   Comment

I love cake! There is nothing better then biting into a heavenly moist piece of chocolate cake with delicious buttercream icing. Yes, I know, BUTTERCREAM on a Wedding CAKE?!?! Not just that, but in the SUMMER too!! Yep! I like to think outside of the box, march to a different drummer, you know, live dangerously. Thankfully I didn’t have to search far and wide for the perfect cake baker. She happens to be my best-friend and my Maid of Honor. There I go living dangerously again, having my dear friend, Sarah, pull double duty. Well you’ve never had any of Sarah’s cakes; if you had, you would completely understand. Now Sarah doesn’t do this as a profession, even though we all know she would love too. Her cakes are MOUTHWATERING! So I knew instantly I needed to ask her if she was ready for the undertaking, and of course she was. So I sent her a couple of pictures of styles we liked. Even though we are getting married on the beach our wedding is not beach themed, so she was surprised when I sent her these following pictures of ideas.


Pink Cake Box / Michael Angelo’s Bakery

With her partner, a pencil and her three year old’s crayons she sat down and started brain storming. Sarah was so excited and I was excited we were all excited. When I received the pictures I couldn’t believe how amazing they were.


Drawings by Sarah Heagy and Maya Justilian

I loved bits and pieces from each one, so we discussed what I loved on each one. The bouquet on the top of the cake, the writing down the side, vines and flowers spread out and I loved the idea of our initials on the cake. We hung up and then she sent me the below picture.CakeC4

Drawing by Sarah Heagy and Maya Justilian

THIS IS IT!! This IS MY CAKE!! Give or take a few layers, I fell IN LOVE with this design. Now we are just in the process of tasting different flavor combinations. Yum yum yum.

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Wedding Date: October 2014
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: RK Bridal

Top It Off

Posted on July 24, 2014 by  Miss Glitzy Bride   //   Comment

The wedding cake is a great way to show your personality and add a special touch to your big day. You picked the perfect design and selected a sumptuous flavor, so now what? Well, how are you going to top it off?

It’s no surprise that Chic Sparkles’ cake toppers instantly caught my eye! Their custom made, Swarovski Crystal cake topper would be the perfect finishing touch to a glitzy cake! Are you looking to add some sparkle to your wedding cake? Look no further because these monogram crystal toppers will add the right amount of sparkly bling!

Check out some of my favorite glistening pieces from Chic Sparkles!caketopper caketopper1caketopper2

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Have Your Cake, and the Table Too!

Posted on November 5, 2013 by  Erin   //   Comment

For me, planning a wedding is all in the details.  I love when brides go the extra mile to incorporate their theme into all aspects of their décor.  Many couples show their personality with the design of their wedding cake…but why stop there?  Showcase your cake on a table that’s just as stunning.  From gorgeous florals to unique drapery, the cake table is the perfect opportunity to let your creativity shine.  With the right attention to detail, your cake table will certainly be a conversation piece!

Hanging From Above

Fabulous Florals

Classic White

Good Enough to Eat

A Refreshing Theme

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Lavender & Lilac

Posted on April 22, 2013 by  Ivonne   //   Comment

From lavender to lilac and deep shades of plum, purple is a gorgeous color that can be incorporated into so many aspects of your wedding.  Enjoy!


photo credits:

inspiration board 1:  lavender dress, lavender shoes, lilac bridal clutch, lavender eyeshadow, lavender jade earrings

inspiration board 2:  purple ombre cake, lavender tie and boutonniere, purple signature drink, purple and gold table setting, lavender bouquet

inspiration board 3:  lavender table setting, lavender in love wedding cards, lavender flower decor, lavender sweets

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Wedding Date: January 2012
Wedding Dress: Destinations by Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Diva Boutique

Decor – Putting all the ideas from my blog together!

Posted on March 31, 2012 by  Miss Ontario Bride   //   1 Comment

I thought it would be a fun idea to show you how we put all the decor ideas I blogged about for the last year into action on our wedding day.

Here is how the candlelight ceremony turned out. We bought the glass candle holders from IKEA.


Here is the ring pillow we ordered from West Egg Studio on Etsy. It was a bit funny because Brody (who was my ring bearer and is my nephew and godson) carried the pillow so you couldn’t see the writing on it at all. Still, the pillows will still be a nice keep sake, we have the grey one on the bed in our guest room and let Brody keep the green one.


Here is the family portrait we had made and framed to use as our alternative to the traditional Guest Book. The portrait was created by the same artist who does the avatar’s for It’s A Bride’s Life. Of course, my cartoon avatar is wearing a Mon Cheri Social Occasions dress (style # 111814). I actually bought that dress and wore it for my engagement photos and at my wedding rehearsal.


We did have a traditional guest book as well. We bought this one from Bow Ring to match our toasting flutes which we forgot to get engraved before the wedding. Oh well, I guess we can always still engrave them when we have time. It’s one of those little details that can be overlooked.


Here are the Ribbon Wands we ordered from Outside The Box Desserts‘ Etsy shop. We put a ribbon wand on each chair before the guests arrived along with my DIY programs.


We had organza green chair sashes tied on each chair. We bought these from for less than we would have been able to rent them for! 


We also used green organza table overlays also from to add a little pop of color to the tables since everything else on the table (the table cloths, the napkins and the dishes) was plain white. We definitely saved money buying them instead of renting them but keep in mind it’s quite a bit more since you’ll have to iron or steam all of the linens yourself (thanks Mom and Crystal).


Table centerpieces were made by Flowers Just Because. And, of course, you can see my DIY table numbers I made as well.

Speaking of which, here are a few more shots of DIY table numbers. We made using the glass lanterns from IKEA and they worked out perfectly. They gave us the same look and feel as a luminary but without danger of having an open flame right next to paper.

Our “sweetheart table”. Aaron and I sat here and we just had our wedding party sit at regular tables along with their guests. This eliminated the need for the guests or “plus one’s” of our bridal party to have to sit with people they didn’t really know.

Our DIY guest favors – they were a huge hit. As a reminder, they were mojito glasses which we hand-etched with our crane logo and wrapped up with a muddler and instructions for making our signature drink “the winter mojito”.


Here are the custom matches we had made for the cigar roller table, we bought them from Lil Missi‘s shop on Etsy.

The center picture is a close up of one of our guest’s tables at the wedding reception. You can see the signature drink (“the winter mojito”), our hand-made DIY menu, and our DIY music request cards in action.

And of course, we can’t forget about the cake and cake topper. Here is the cake – it was lactose and nut free and each layer was a different flavor (chocolate raspberry, lemon, apple cinnamon, and french vanilla).

The cake was made by Irresistible Cakes.

And our awesome cake topper (we got so many positive comments about our cake topper from our wedding guests). Thanks again to Keren Mudhai for her great work. Check out her shop on Etsy called Mud Cards.

The lighting was obviously a huge factor in the look and feel of the wedding ceremony and reception. The lighting was done by 5th Element Events who is the exclusive supplier for The Distillery District’s Fermenting Cellar venue.

Reception from above…

Bar Area…

And the lounge area…


All rentals were provided by Contemporary Furniture Rentals.

I think that’s everything decor related that wasn’t covered in the post about the origami cranes or at least I hope so!

What do you think? Was this what you were expecting based on all my blog posts?

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