Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Inspiration Shoot on JuneBug Weddings!

When Jamie, Jessica and Claire of Simply Chic Events and Anne and Bill Holland of Holland Photo Arts came over to tell me about their magically inspired photo shoot at Clifton Inn, I knew it would be a blast and of course, beautiful! Over chai and cake, they filled me in on the inspiration...the modern chevron print, with pops of color in corals and pinks...the gorgeous backdrop of Clifton Inn, real life lovelies, Eric and Lora Kelley (with their own successful business' of their own), florals from Pat and Sherry of Pat's Floral Designs, and of course, the beautiful papers from Rock, Paper, Scissors. I was so thrilled to be a part of this shoot. What fun it was to create 3 small cakes incorporating the chevron design and including the fabulous colors. Thank you for thinking of me to be is an honor. The fabulous pics speak for themselves...for more, check out Anne and Bill's blog...

Venue: Clifton Inn

Event Design: Simply Chic Events

Floral Design: Pat’s Floral Designs

Make-Up: Lora Elaine Kelley

Hair: Jennifer with Elan

Stationary: Rock Paper Scissors

Wedding Cake: Maliha Creations

Signage and Calligraphy: Nichole Creative

Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza

Groom’s Apparel: J. Crew

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Best Thank You!

For a wedding vendor, there is nothing better than receiving a note from a bride or groom detailing their joy with your work. When I opened my email and received the following from a previous bride, I was of course, thrilled that they enjoyed my creations so immensely, but I was also reminded of why I love my job so much. The opportunity to be involved in some of the happiest moments of my clients lives, from new babies, to weddings and everything in between, is a never-ending thrill. Thank YOU, Marjorie, for choosing me to create your wedding cakes!

"Dear Anita,

Ryan, our families and I cannot thank you and your husband enough for our two divine, delicious and highly detailed cakes on May 28th, 2011!! The fern cake was elegant, delicate and perfectly fit into our wedding theme. The UVa football stadium was ABOVE and BEYOND what we ever imagined! The lights? The UVa good old song? The field, the fans and the colonnade? The deep, delicious red velvet? Seriously, it was one of the many highlights of the wedding and many, many people refereneced how fabulous it was. I know that Patricia Lyons will have many photos of it, so we will make sure to connect you.

As well, on Sunday May 29th, it was so lovely to run into your husband and your daughter to get to discuss the amazing depth of engineering that went on to get this cake to perfection. It was really a family effort and we utterly appreciate your time, energy and creativity!

More photos to come!"