Lime and Plum Bridal Shower

The flowers are blooming and everything is becoming green again. I think it is safe to say that shower season has officially begun. No better way to start off the season with a beautiful bridal shower.
The theme for the event was a vintage, garden shower. Two sisters coordinated and decorated the whole affair. I love their use of the paper doilies and ribbon; and the deep plum and lime green accented each other just beautifully! As you can probably imagine, I was thrilled to make the desserts for not only this shower but my sweet, childhood friend.

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Instead of dessert bar, the sisters set-up a vege bar, they had different vegetables and dipping sauces. A great idea so that the bride doesn’t have to blow her diet right before her big day!

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Isn’t this LOVE sign just the cutest! I would love to see someone use doilies like this at a wedding maybe a sign for cards or gifts? The possibilities are endless!

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I was a little disappointed in myself because I had a whole design in mind for the cake. I wanted to do some sort of stencil print in lavendar and have mini flowers all over the cake with a monogram…you get the idea. Having other orders in the same weekend just took up all my time so I resorted to a more simple design, rustic buttercream with an oversized sugar flower. Happy to say that the simple cake is probably just as beautiful as the elaborate one and I think went better with the overall design of the shower. Glad that it worked out!

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Happy Spring All!

Anne of Green Gables Shoot

A couple months ago I was asked if I would be a vendor for a styled shoot. I was flattered to be asked and excited to make the cake and desserts for the shoot. The theme for the shoot was Anne of Green Gables, one of my all time favorite movies.

Megan Hayes, the photographer for the shoot, and Emilee of Tasteful Tatters organized and styled the whole shoot. I arrived to the location with the cake and mini desserts. Immediately, a grin began to spread across my face as I saw half a dozen other vendors working diligently at transforming a field into an incredibly beautiful, faux wedding. Each of the vendors were a delight to work with and a master of their craft. What a pleasure to meet each of them.

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For the desserts, we decided to bring in some treats that were familiar to the Anne books. I made English scones with currants, mini cupcakes and cake pops with pages of books as labels. Probably the most popular desserts were the raspberry cordial petit fours which were glazed with marshmallow fondant.

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When coming up with the design of the cake, I did alot of research to try to capture the feel of the series but also add a modern twist. Megan and I swapped countless photos on Pinterest until we decided on something more simple. The cake was draped in white fondant with ruffles around the middle tier and the bottom tier. The top of the cake was adorned with crafter’s moss to bring out the farm element of Green Gables.

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At the beginning of this week, we all received the exciting news that the shoot was the featured post of the day on Ruffled, an inspirational wedding blog. There are so many more breathtaking photos on the featured post. Feel free to check out the full post.

Thank you for stopping by!

Shoot Location: Newhall, CA / Photographer: Megan Hayes Photographer / Wedding Flowers: Recycled Love Story / Shoot Venue: Placerita Canyon / Wedding Dress: La Soie Bridal / Hair: Lauren Jones / Makeup: Elegance by Alex / Wedding Cake: The Bake Boutique / Vintage Rentals: Tasteful Tatters and The Vintage Table Co. / Wedding Invitations: Details by Jamie Long / Videographer: Larry Chappell