Friday, February 27, 2009

One more Mini Re-Cap

As I am stilly tallying the numbers, I can tell you that I am very impressed with the generousity of our friends, family, and Let's Eat Cake! supporters!

I know we had a lofty goal! And times were different 2 years ago when I set that goal, so although we'll come close, I know that St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will appreciate every thing that we are doing!

I wanted to thank these folks for blogging about our event, and posting pictures! We should have ours back soon, I want to make the official announcements!!! (so check back Monday)

Steamy Kitchen - for writing about the event so quickly, for loving the cakes, for being a fantastical judge, and loving food as much as me!!! You are the best Jaden!!!

Blissful Bride - Amanda, you are so sweet! Thank you for your friendship, for blogging about Let's Eat Cake!, for volunteering at the event, and just being all around amazing! I am blessed to have you as my friend!

Unique Designs - Where to start! You guys designed the most amazing bakers invitations, the posters were amazing!!! People stopped me on the street to tell me how swank they are! And for helping make this event so classy and fun! (and for helping my sister!) You are true friends! Thank you!!!

Tampa Tribune - Yup! Tampa Tribune! Jaden Hair (see above) wrote an awesome article for the paper, and I love you for it!!!

K-Gallery - Thanks Matt and Krystal for coming to Let's Eat Cake! and for loving my sister's cake unbiasedly!!! You both Rock!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Powers Photography- I know Stewart and Susan are waiting for me to blog the pictures, before they do- but they deserve a huge THANK YOU, for always being there for me, and for Let's Eat Cake! for bringing my sister to tears (in a good way), for photographing our entrie event, and for being my friend! Thank you!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Budget Saver!

I know you hear over and over again, that the biggest way to safe money is to cut your guest list, but what if that just isn't an option for you?

Some people just can't cut the number of people. And I understand that!

But what if you cut the food - I mean, don't invite people and expect them to starve. But what are your options?

Southern Style:

What about a Tea and Cake Reception, or Champagne and Cake? If you plan your ceremony after 8PM, and note on your invitation, "Dessert Reception to Follow" you'd be in store for this:

and this: {Dressed up the Champage with different kinds of fruit}
cakes by Posh Pastry {for 2 Year Old birthday party}

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Matt and Tracey - Beautiful, inside and out!

Matt and Tracey are amazing!!!! I knew after we had the first meeting with them that they were extraordinary! As we've gotten to know each other more and more - I love them more and more.... then... well - these pictures are just incredible!
They are so beautiful {the clients and the pictures!} Pure by Lindsey took the pictures, and I love them!!!

On a side note, Matt and Tracey were huge supporters of Let's Eat Cake! and I thank them so much for that!!! I heart you guys!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wedding Planners Gone Wild!!!

When you are in a small town like Gainesville - the competition is fierce! Like two wild kittens!!! I mean, two wild pug puppies!

No seriously. there is always going to be competition, whether it is photographers who interview with the same bride - she is going to pick the one that she feels best suits her needs and wants. The same with any vendor... there is usually only one that has the honor of working with a bride.

Sometimes you've gotta duke it out!

Angela and I, are true friends, and both have tremendous respect for one another. There is something to be said for having a great relationship with someone that you know can value your opinion, and be able to understand the stressors that life will throw at you.
{and the fact that she admits fully - that I won this fight... means even more} ;)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Le Crem, FUN!!!

So, we recently had a vendor mixer - ya know, when all of the local vendors get together and network, chat it up... and just have fun.

Well, K-Gallery offered up a Photo Booth... how could I say no!!!

Here are some of the Photobooth Pictures!!! {and my commentary}

{Gosia and Ali - fantastical Wedding Musicians!!!}
{My Kristin and Krystal... love them!!!}
{Left: Kathy and Erica - KB Kakes}  
{TJ and Danielle - Jazz Hands - Awesome!!}

 Danny, Gio, Kenya, Kristy, Me... being Goofs!!
{Barb the Harpist - Love her!!!}
{Matt and I.... getting it onnnnn - shhhhhh, don't tell our spouses!}
{Kristin and I.... laughing!!!}
Next post... Wedding Planners gone WILD!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Let's Eat Cake! Mini Re-Cap

I know I posted at 2:30AM the day after the event and gave you a brief overview... but I received some pictures and wanted to show you!!!

The cakes were definately the centerpiece{s} of the event!!! There was talent oozing from every pore of every baker there!

Here is a sneak preview of some of the amazing cakes that were at Let's Eat Cake!:

{before you see them... I must thank Stewart and Susan Powers, they were seriously incredible photographers, capturing moments that were perfect, in every way, and I cannot thank them enough!!!}

Here is just a few of the 36 cakes that took part in Let's Eat Cake! {more to come, promise!!!}

Cake Made by: Sarah Watts (Amateur) Gainesville
Cake by: Unique Cakes by Frances, Orlando
Cake Made by: Katie Codney (Professional) - Naples
Cake Made by: Maria Rizzo, Gainesville (Amateur)
Cake Made by: Party Flavors, Miami (Professional)
Cake Made by: Heavenly Cakes by Neil, Miami (Professional)
More to come and the announcement of the winnners!!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

From the Priests Point of View

I love doing weddings with Father Tim! He is always so happy, and such a joy to work with! This time he brought his camera to document the events.

This wedding was really special to Father Tim, because he has now married all 3 sister's in the Casile family! He took tons of pictures, but I wanted to show you the pictures he took of us... :)

We had a nice sized team at the reception, there were more than 40 vendors to keep track of, so we needed lots of people to orchestrate a beautiful event, just as the bride had wanted!

Emily, Maggie {aka Mags}, Amanda, Kristin
Thank you!!! Emily, Maggie, Amanda and especially Kristin who organized everyone and everything beautifully!!!

You are a team that I don't know what I'd do without!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I am writing this at 2:30AM, the day {after} Let's Eat Cake!

It was amazing, incredible, and I have so many people to thank!! SO MANY! I am afraid to forget people!

So, I'll start with where my mind is now. Thank you to my husband, and my family, they have been so incredibly selflessly supportive of me!!! And I cannot thank them enough!!!

The event was a sucesss, and as with every "first" it wasn't without some minor boo-boo's.... but it wasa success none-the-less!

I promise a FULL recap, with picutres and play, by, plays...

Coming up....

Mistakes, Kerry Vincent, The Twins, Cake, Photographs -thanks to Powers Photography!, Cake, Fun, and more!!!

Thank you to everyone who supported our event, our judges {more on them later}, our volunteers, and really everyone...okay, I am going to forget someone...going to bed...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Let's Eat Cake!!! is TODAY!!!!!!!!


In just a few hours we'll be picking Kerry Vincent up at the airport, our cakes will be arriving, the general public will start tasting, then bidding on cakes!

So get your tickets now, and we'll see you soon!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Cute Topper!

Personalized Gator Cake Toppers!

KB Kakes is now offering Personalized Gator Cake Toppers!

Check out the topper she made for Eiryn and Vince! He's a doctor and she's a nurse! {gotta love the glass of wine in his hand!}

Start Fasting Now!!!

If you haven't purchased tickets yet, go to and click donate here.


Visit us at MasterPiece Weddings or Solutions Bridal - $25 in advance or $35 at the door!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Picture Perfect!

We had a beautiful wedding in December, photographed by TJM Studios - we went to 5 different locations, and had such a fun time doing it! Check out more images here: TJM Studios Blog, and while you are at it, add it to your Google Reader!
Handsome guys in uniform!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Real Simple!

About a month ago, I received an advance copy of Real Simple Magazine: Wedding. And I was instantly in love!

The Magazine has clean lines, and very limited advertising, the only ad's in the whole mag are Crate & Barrel! The magaizine is so helpful! There are flower planners with guides explaining which flowers are which - cake explainations, all is very easy to read and understand language.

Plus you don't have to sift through a gazillion and a half ad's - which I love!

The cake on the cover dorns lovely soft pale green fondant, and those gum paste barely open peonies! So prety right!

Some of my other fav's are:

Beautiful Bouquets!

More fun cakes: (used at table numbers and centerpieces)
Beautiful Table Settings:

Fun Out of Town Bags:
So, when you are at the store this week, don't delay, pick up a copy today!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Match Made in Heaven!

You've already met Audrey and Nate a few times on this blog, with the amazing photography by Pure: by Lindsey - she recently shared a few more, and I wanted to show you how fun!


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cake Truffle Cake!!!

Eiryn and Vince's wedding was a beautiful Tuscan Wine theme, and their cake was anything but average!

The cake was adorned with the now famous, and delicious Kake Truffles, from KB Kakes, they were like little jewels clustered to imitate her wedding invitation, along with fresh berries, grapes and pears! It was so beatiful, and unique!

There was a small dark chocolate truffle cake on the top for the bride and groom to cut - it was so fun to see the guests expressions about how this cake was incredible!

What do you think?

Cake by: KB Kakes

Monday, February 9, 2009


I just can't believe that after all this planning, we are just 8 short days away!!!

Tickets are in!!! You can buy them at MasterPiece Weddings Studio or Solutions Bridal - or online, by using the donate here button on our website.

If you'd like to donate you can do that online at Let's Eat Cake, and click the donate here button.

See you there!!!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Purple Lust!

Oh purple, I am so sorry that I denied you all these years! How amazing you can be, how striking, and incredibly romantic!

What do you think?
Photo by: Pure by Lindsey

Thursday, February 5, 2009

So Pretty!

What a statement this would make! And what if someone got bold, and did it in Black and White? WOW!
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