Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Really Cool Cakes!

As some of you know, I share my studio space with two wedding cake vendors. Rebekah Foster is one of them & she has had some really cool cakes lately! I had her send me some photos so I could share with you!
The cherry blossom cake is one of my favorites! She has another one on display at the shop with lime green colored flowers. So cool!
It is really hard to see from this picture, but the detail on this suitcase is amazing! There are stitching marks in all of the buckles & straps & the coloring gave it a vintage look.

She hand makes all of her flowers & decorations. The lilies on the top of this cake probably look better than fresh ones would have!

If anyone is still looking for a fabulous cake for their wedding, you should contact her! She does amazing work & it tastes great! Her website is: www.rebekahcakeartist.com

Saturday, April 26, 2008

April 26th: Mary & Jeremy

Mary's bouquet consisted of pale blue hydrangea, Escimo roses, & green cymbidium orchids.

The bridesmaids wore pale blue dresses. Their bouquets were composed of green hydrangea, Escimo roses, & accents of pale blue delphinium blooms.

The pews of the church were decorated with clusters of pale blue delphinium, Escimo roses, & green cymbidium orchids.

The altar flowers were made with bells of Ireland, delphinium, stock, larkspur, snapdragons, roses, & hydrangea.

There were two styles of centerpieces. The first style was a trio of cylinder vases with submerged hydrangea, orchids, & rose petals, topped with floating candles.The second was a lily bowl presented with a white spider mum bloom & a pair of floating candles. All centerpieces were placed on a mirror tile & surrounded by votive candles.

The wedding was at Holy Trinity Chapel in Lenexa, KS. The reception was at Webster House in Kansas City, MO.

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April 19th: Amber's Bouquet

My last event on the 19th was another small event where I created a bridal bouquet & 5 centerpieces. The bridal bouquet is pictured above & featured fuschia Gerber daisies, purple lisianthus, red tulips, & white hydrangea.

April 19th: Annie's Bouquet

My second event on the 19th was bridal party flowers for Annie. She had such great plans for what she wanted her wedding decor to look like! She really liked things that looked natural, delicate blooms, etc. From the things she collected, I came up with a bouquet comprised of brighter pastel colors & multiple seasonal flowers.
The bridal bouquet consisted of pink lilac, lavender sweet pea, peach stock, green viburnum, gardenias, pink rannuculus, & spirea.
The bridesmaids carried clusters of pink rannuculus accented with sterling range. Very cute, simple, & sophisticated!

April 19th: Michelle & Matt

Michelle came to me last year looking to create something different, cool, & fun for her wedding flowers! She definitely came to the right place! For her bouquet, we stayed somewhat traditional by using primarily white & ivory flowers with accents of spring green. Her bouquet consisted of peonies, garden roses, rannuculus, & viburnum. Incorporated into the bouquet was the bride's rosary.
The bridesmaids wore aqua hued dresses. Their bouquets were an assortment of spring green blooms. We used cymbidium orchids, fuji poms, hydrangea, & bear grass.
The centerpieces were awesome! We used a glass cylinder filled with curly willow branches & orchids submerged under water. Happily living amongst the flowers was a goldfish! Do you see him in the photo above? The vases were lit from the bottom with a disc light.
Here is a picture of the centerpiece lit, but no fish yet! Isn't it cool!? The wedding was held at Queen of the Holy Rosary in Overland Park, KS. The reception was at 1617 Event Space in Kansas City, MO.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

What a Weekend!!! Part 2

Our original travel plans called for us to fly out of DFW on Monday afternoon. We started thinking about the NCAA Championship game & the fact that we were only 4 hours from San Antonio. We are all Kansas fans & started tossing around the idea of actually going down there. After a few phone calls to the airlines, ticket brokers, & bosses...we were on the road!

We arrived in San Antonio at 6:00 Monday evening, just in time to have a few beverages before heading inside. Our last minute seats were great! We even had the pleasure of sitting next to a young UCLA fan now routing for Kansas, following our tradition of reading the paper as Memphis was being introduced!

We were treated to an excellent sporting event with an outcome that we had dreamed about! We were all so glad that we decided to make the trip for what seemed like a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Although, the only decent flight I could find back to KC was an 8:30 am departure on Tuesday morning. So, we had to forgo any post-game celebrations & make the drive back to Fort Worth. We were able to shut our eyes for about 2 1/2 hours before heading off to the airport to come home & let everyone know about the whirlwind we had just experienced!

The jet-setting is over. I have one more free weekend until I start back up with weddings again on the 19th. I am doing events every weekend until July, where I will have one weekend free & then back to the grind until December!

What a Weekend!!! Part 1

This past weekend we made our annual trip to Fort Worth, TX to visit our friends & take in a Nascar race at Texas Motor Speedway. As always, an excellent time! We flew in at 6:30 am on Saturday morning & started our trip with a day of golf at the Trophy Club. Beautiful course! Unfortunately, it was my first time out this year, so I'm not going to brag about how well I played! Don't the boys look cute in their matching outfits? And yes, they did plan it!

We made sure to make it back to the house that evening for the KU-North Carolina game, celebrated the big win & headed to bed at a decent time for the big race on Sunday.

People watching is one of my favorite things to do at a race! Do you think this bus has exceeded it's maximum weight limit?!
Or, how about this guy who finished off his last brew & decided to "rest" in the shade on the main concourse?

Great Photographer!

When my husband & I got married, I wasn't quite as "IN" the wedding business as I am today. I didn't know the importance of finding the best photographer, having an engagement session, & the priceless photos of the wedding & reception. We hopped a flight to Vegas with 25 of our closest friends & family & that was it!

Now that I have seen all of the wonderful things a photographer can do...I called Rebecca Peters & asked her to do somewhat of an engagement shoot of Ryan & I. I am blown away! Here are a few of the shots I swiped from her blog (http://rpetersphotography.squarespace.com/) along with a link to the slideshow (http://www.rpetersphotography.com/slideshow/MichelleRyan/).