Monday, November 16, 2009

Vendor Pick: Sweet and Saucy

I absolutely love Twitter...because...I find about amazing wedding vendors that can just blow your socks off sometimes.

I had the pleasure of tasting Sweet and Saucy at a halloween networking party I went to a few weeks back. The display was unreal and you can see it a few photos down.

This cake below was a focal point on the dessert buffet that Sweet and Saucy created with the help of Carissa of JL Designs.

My favorite treat was the pumpkin cake lollipops. Now why didn't I think of that??? I've seem lamb lollipops with mint apply chutney, I've seen marshallow covered by chocolate lollipops, but it seems so simple. If you love cupcakes, then you'll love the cake lollipops. It's just the right amount to not make you stuffed plus no need for a fork or plate. Love it!!!

And recently Melody, the genius behind Sweet and Saucy made 500 cookies for the Ellen show as a gift from Oprah for the release of the new edition of O Magazine, where Oprah and Ellen share the cover. The photo below is a similar cookie, but the cool thing is, the center can be a photo of almost anything, it can be your daughter's face, a company logo, or a damask pattern, the sky's the limit.

And you can also have Melody and her team create a one of a kind cookie masterpiece with frosting, marzipan, and fondant. Fabulous!!!

And, how sweet does Melody look? And the best part is you can have Sweet and Saucy treats almost any day of the week by going down to their storefront in Long Beach. Open tuesday through friday from 11 to 7 and open Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5, and closed on Monday. You can stop by to see them at 6400 Stearns Street, Long Beach, CA 90815.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Accessory Wednesday: It's All Twisted

When I got married a few years ago I knew I wanted a little bling for my bouquet, but I didn't find any that I liked. So, I made them myself. I created bouquet jewelry for myself and my bridesmaids. I then took the swarovski crystals and pearls and made earrings out of them for each of the girls and a pair for myself to not only have a memory of my wedding day but to be a little green and repurpose something from the wedding.

The bouquet jewelry can be stems with a single jewel on the end or then can be clusters. I wanted a name that seemed fitting and since I twist so much wire to make these, I chose the name It's All Twisted. Top 2 photos taken by VCS Photo of a bouquet by The Enchanted Florist.

I can also make cake jewelry like this flower here (Cake by A Sweet Design), or any shape or letter you're looking for.

Bouquet by J L Designs. Photo by Jasmine Star.

Then, after the wedding, i can reuse the jewels and create a bracelet like the one you see here, or...

...perhaps a pair of earrings...

Every items is custom made and I would love to create something for your special day.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Accessory Wednesday: DIY Shoe Bling

Don't forget about the shoes. You may have seen lately that the trend is to have fabulous and colorful shoes to peak out from under your fabulous white gown. But to take it one step further, you can bling them out yourself.

When Jasmine Star ( a photographer worth blog stalking and knowing) said that her bride Alicia customized a pair of Manolo Blahnik's people were so excited. What they may not have realized, which the bride and photographer, Alicia of The Modern Type Photography, found the fab shoes at a Neiman Marcus outlet and the bling was a brooch she wore at another wedding, and she borrowed one from the other girls to have 2 that matched.

How to Bling Your Shoes:
1. Buy Your Shoes, the more colorful and fabulous, the better
2. Buy 2 brooches that match, which could be your something borrowed, blue, old, or new
3. Wear them with pride!!!

Have fun blinging your shoes. Who doesn't love a little bling???

Monday, November 2, 2009

DIY: Centerpiece

If you're on a budget, you can make centerpieces for yourself. It's true. For a wedding though, I would still highly recommend getting your bouquets and personal flowers from a professional. But I know that if you have the time and desire and need to save a little green, you can create gorgeous centerpieces at home.

Here's a gorgeous example which uses gorgeous pink peonies offset by artichose, kale, and asparagus. Below you can see all the "ingredients" it takes to make this lovely centerpiece, which would even look fabulous at a bridal shower, a tea, or baby shower.

Click here to see the step by step tutorial on Epicurios of exactly how they put this masterpiece together.

And, here's the finished product!!!!!