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Custom Cake

With all of the cooking and baking shows, the flexibility of having a cake created to perfectly reflect your style and theme is definitely a reality.  And with so much talent in the Twin Cities, you don’t have to travel far to be able to have your cake and eat it, too.

Gateaux created this intricate designed cake for a wedding designed by b. Inspired Events.  Photo by Studio 306.

This design by Country Cake Cupboard is both sophisticated and whimiscal.  Photo by Kelly Brown Weddings.

Light and airy, Country Cake Cupboard made this adorable cake for a wedding designed by Mother of the Bride.  Photo by Olive Juice Studios.

Gateaux made this cake to match perfectly with Mi Mi Design’s overall wedding design.  Photo by Red Ribbon Studio.


And this one is one of my favorite cakes from Gateaux (maybe because I have a soft spot for our military).  Photo by Kelly Brown Weddings.

Book Worms Wed

It is a tradition in a particular family to hire me as their wedding planner.  Although I don’t really do weddings anymore, I made an exception for the family.

Just over eight weeks before the wedding, we made the bold decision to move the wedding, as the St. Paul venue was experiencing flooding and I couldn’t be sure that the repairs would be done in time for the wedding.

We quickly shifted to Spill the Wine and was extremely impressed by the level of service and their ability to do family style dinner service (not every caterer has the capability of doing this).

Despite working on a tight budget, the wedding turned out exactly as the clients wanted it.  La Vie Photography did a great job capturing the look put together by The Style Laboratory, Summer Harsh Botanical Artistry and Apres Party & Tent Rental, as well as the dancing to Instant Request.  And guests enjoyed pies and cakes from Country Cake Cupboard.

The book themed wedding started out with Save the Date “library cards” and the invitations were about telling their love story.

And they lived happily ever after.

It’s All In The Details

A big bulk of my job is looking at images of social and corporate events, as well as weddings. Thousands and thousands of images.

Here are some of my favorite details from the images I’ve been viewing (as a reminder, you can see all of images at The Style Laboratory in the Gaviidae Common II):

This dramatic lighting was created by Instant Request, emulating a winter evening at that exact moment that the sun is setting and the moon is starting to show. Photo by Kelly Brown Weddings.

Wedding planning might not be so lively if not for Mother of the Bride (also known as the mother of the Twin Cities wedding planning industry). One of the many areas they excell in is executing outdoor weddings. This gorgeous wedding with Apres Party & Tent Rental and Wisteria Design Studio is just one fine example of the hundreds of weddings they have designed, planned and executed. Photo by Olive Juice Studios.

Linen Effects for Bride & Bloom Magazine
Linen Effects not only provides the largest selection of linens in the Twin Cities, they supply a very talented team to help put together stunning decor. Photo by Olive Juice Studios.

Maybe its because I flew to New York City to help the bride select her wedding gown and then made a second trip to help her search for lace that would be wrapped around her bouquet and vases to be used on the guest tables, but this is one of my favorite bridal bouquets of all time. The elegance and texture makes this bridal bouquet by Summer Harsh Botanical Artistry one of my all time favorites. Photo by Studio 306.

Manzanita branches convey drama without being showy. Pazzobello added some dendrobium orchid blossoms and crystals to soften the look. Photo by A Picture Wedding.

This photo caught my eye as it reminded me of a movie end as the couple drift off into the sunset to live happily ever after. Such a clean, simple photo with a high impact punch by Staja Studios.

The trend to let the bridesmaids pick the style they feel best in, while staying in the same color theme is a relief. Women come in all shapes and sizes and feeling good on a loved ones’ wedding day is even greater reason to celebrate. These pink bridesmaid dresses from Bridal Accents Couture is complemented by different hair styles by Danielle Goulet Peterson. Photo by Studio 306.

Monique Lhuillier offers a selection of wedding gowns and ready-to-wear that is timeless, yet modern. Photo by A Picture Wedding.

I’ve been known to refer to Flora Studio as the technically perfect florist. Combine that with their creativity and its a deadly (or rather lively) combination. Photo by Photogen, Inc.

Bungalow 6 Design is a master of taking every day items and making them into showstopping pieces through his use of color, lighting and texture. Stunning. Photo by Coppersmith Photography.

This wedding cake from Country Cake Cupboard makes me smile. It’s sweet with a nod to vintage. Photo by Kelly Brown Weddings.

Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling shows that simple can still have high impact. The decor for a corporate event at W Minneapolis – The Foshay shows clean lines and dramatic color. Photo by Noah Wolf Photography.

I Love April

The first time I met April of Country Cake Cupboard was when I brought a client to meet with her for a small wedding cake and cupcakes. One thing that stood out was her attention to detail. She wanted to make sure that she had the right shade of pink and actually brought out a color card to make sure that we were on the same page.

Photo Credit Greg Jansen Photography

While she does cakes and specialty desserts for weddings and events, she also has a cute bakery and cafe in Long Lake and also offers off-premise catering and boxed lunches. Personally, one of my favorite items on the bakery menu is hot chocolate and cupcakes.

Country Cake Cupboard will be unveiling a new logo and website soon. We’ll blog about it when it happens!