Friday, July 29, 2011

Wedding Cakes

So, I was blog hopping and these super cute cakes kept popping up!

If you have no clue what to do for your wedding cake, please take a look at the these cake photos, I have a feeling they just might help.

I am loving the yellow details on these cakes!!

Cake by White Rose Bakery via Elizabeth Anne Designs and Deyla Huss Photography

Cake by Ghiselani Designer Cakes via Snippet & Ink and Anna Kim Photography

I'm seeing these frosted roses everywhere and I just LOVE them!!

Cake by Tailored Sweets via Wedding Chicks and Goodnickels Photography
You can check out how to make these sweet creations at Strawberry Chic! I'm obsessed, I just might have to try them out!

Cake by Strawberry Chic via Luna and Chloe Weddings
Now for the striped cakes. I am a sucker for stripes. I find myself buying striped everything, clothes, bags, shoes, and now I want a striped cake!

Cake by Sweet & Saucy Shop via Forget Me Knot Weddings and Gabriel Ryan Photographers

via Luna and Chloe Weddings
What's your favorite cake?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gainesville Wedding: Rachel and Scot

MasterPiece Weddings was honored to be a part of Rachel and Scot's wedding this past weekend! They were wonderful and their wedding was absolutely gorgeous.

Here are a few pictures from Lindsay Novak Photography for you to enjoy!

So sweet, brings tears to my eyes!!

Cutest flower girls ever!

Amazing vendors from this wedding:

Photography: Lindsay Novak Photography
Flowers: Joan at Prange's Florist
Cake: Cakes by Jenny Wagner
Planning and Coordination: MasterPiece Weddings
Ceremony: Christ Community Church
Reception Venue: UF Hilton
Music: Wayne's World Entertainment
Hair: Graceful Strands
Make-up: Cliff Weir from Your Wedding Make-up

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Interview with...ME!

I was honored to be interviewed by the awesometastic Invitation Consultants  the other day, they asked me five fab questions about what I do.

Here's a little preview..

To see the entire post with pictures go here to their blog!

You don't want to miss out!

Inspiration Board- Blue and Purple

We have had two brides in the past two months with the color combination of blues with purples. And we are lovin it!! These colors together are absolutely gorgeous so we created an inspiration board with them together!

Check out one of them tomorrow!

Cake; Bouquet by Charlotte Geary; Gifts; Shoes by Jerry Yoon Photography; Straws; Chairs; Boutonniere; Napkin; Place Cards
Know anyone else who used these colors for their wedding? Please share!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Feeding your Wedding Vendors

Okay, so the picture really isn't what I am talking about... but that is what happens when I am starving after a
21 hour day. Before we crack open the wine.

This question has come up quite a bit about feeding your vendors, do you, should you, why? And I am here to answer the questions you have.

Firstly, one of the main reasons I bring this up, is that recently a Mother of the Bride called me to ask me which meal I'd prefer - because she wanted to make sure I ate. But she wasn't planning on feeding any of the other vendors.

Here were my concerns. The photographer and videographer would be working a 10 hour day. The DJ would be working a 5 hour day, for this event we were working with the bride for a 21 hour stint of time. And please know, I am not complaining, I love my job! But here's my point.

We pack with us protein bars, snacks, water, etc. But when the reception comes around, we have a teensy bit of down, the photographer can only take so many pictures of people shoveling food and drinks in their faces, and drinking. Plus, you probably wouldn't want pictures of that anyway - and while working a 10 hour day you probably want to feed your photographer so they stay upright. Keeping in mind, what their contract states, they may request a hot meal. And usually the venue or catering staff, have a vendor meal selections - chicken fingers and french fries work too.

The same goes for us, we aren't picky, but it is nice to sit down for 3 minutes (literally 3 minutes) and eat something once we know that you (the bride, groom, parents of the bride and groom) are being attended to. Our team usually eats in shifts, so I know someone from my team always has eyes on the bride and groom to know they are taken care of.

Our rule is that anyone working more than 4 or 5 hours in a row, should have the ability to eat something if at all possible. I'm not saying go crazy, but if you were working 5 hours or more, you'd want to eat, right?

What are you thinking, when it comes to feeding your vendors?

Monday, July 25, 2011

Summer Blogosphere Series Part 6

I found this post by Junebug Weddings and I fell in love! The silver lace jewelry from By Jeannie Jewelry is so awesomely cool!

Each piece is actual lace that has been casted in silver and then made into a piece of jewelry like earrings or a necklace! Check them out!

Seriously gorgeous'ness, right?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Fun: Wedding Shoes

Just because most people don't see the shoes you wear on your wedding day, does not mean they have to be boring! Have some fun with them!

Plus, awesometastic shoes make for great pictures.



From BD Photography

By Tec Petaja

From Etsy

Your wedding shoes are such a great way to express your personality! 

Engagement: Shannon and David

We gave you a sneak peek of Shannon and David's Nacho Cheese wedding a while back and now we have some sweet engagement photos for you to drool over.

Bobbi and Mike took these ridiculously gorgeous pictures in our beloved downtown Gainesville! They are seriously the awesomesauce!!

Shannon and David are the cutest, in real life and in pictures! Thanks again Bobbi and Mike for sharing these amazazing photos, we love them and we love you!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

More Awesometastic Marriage Proposals

I found these two super cute wedding proposals and had to share them with you!


Do you have any cute proposal stories?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Inspiration Board: Oranges and Yellows

We created this inspiration board for a bride who wanted oranges and yellows with a fun, warm, and friendly feel. It is perfect for the summertime! Take a peek and tell us what you think!

Dresses; Cones; Boutonniere via Caroline Fontenot; Cake; Drink; Jars; Hair Pins; Invitations via Angelica Glass; Dessert Table; Bouquet; Macaroons

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Gainesville Wedding: Sam and Joe

It's no secret that we love our clients - like seriously love our clients. If they weren't getting married, I'd marry most of them myself.
And Sam and Joe were no exception. They are sweet, and adorable and fun and sweet, and nice! I was literally the first person to cry when Sam got her gown on... I am a sap.

Check out these images from Footstone Photography.

Vendors who created this gorgeous wedding:

Photography: Footstone Photography
Flowers: Joan Prange of Prange's Florist
Reception Entertainment: Gnys Entertainment
Ceremony Music: Duo Cellissimo
Ceremony Venue: Baughman Center
Cake: Ms. Debbie's Sugar Art
Planning: MasterPiece Weddings
Venue: Sweetwater Branch Inn

Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Blogosphere Series Part 5

Today I want to give some love to two blogs in one post!! The watercolor trend has become very popular and there have been some fantastic posts on them that I just had to share!

These watercolor invites from Elizabeth Anne Designs are just precious!

Hailey Sivadge and Wiley Valentine

Momental Designs

Swiss Cottage Designs
 And I am head over heels in love with the colors in this watercolor invitation from The Sweetest Occasion!

Scout's Honor Co
 I love the softness and sophistication of watercolors. I think a watercolor inspired wedding would be absolutely gorgeous!!!

Seen any other cool watercolor wedding ideas? Please share!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Vow Renewal: Erika and Jason

I recently planned Erika and Jason's vow renewal. It was so sweet and I was overjoyed to work with Erika and Jason! They were SO much fun as you can see in these pictures taken by the fabulous Footstone Photography!

Erika's smile is just so infectious!!

Vendors who made it all happen:

Cake: KB Kakes
Planning and Design: MasterPiece Weddings
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