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Win A Free Cake from Pink Cake Box!

Pink Cake Box Cake

 

Do you love Pink Cake Box as much as we do? 

The Pink Cake Box team will be participating in this year’s American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Parsippany, NJ. Making Strides is close to our hearts as our company is comprised of 95% women.

They would like to show their support and raise money for breast cancer research and awareness by donating a free cake up to $500 in value to one lucky raffle winner. On top of that they’ll be offering a 2nd prize of 1 dozen free cupcakes and a third prize of 10% off any purchase of $300 or more.

The winners, chosen at random on October 17, 2009, will get to work with Pink Cake Box to design their own special cake or cupcakes. Note: Pink Cake Box cannot ship cakes/cupcakes and typically only deliver within the following areas:

New Jersey

New York

Connecticut

Eastern Pennsylvania

Visit the Pink Cake Box gallery to see more cakes and cupcakes from Pink Cake Box.

See raffle rules here. Credit for the raffle idea goes to the Artisan Cake Company. If you live in the Portland Oregon location she is running a similar fundraiser to raise money for the Alyssa Malchow Breast Cancer Fund.

 

In the area and ready to support a good cause? Buy your raffle card today!

Gilt By Association

 

 

You are going to see a lot of gold in 2009.  It’s vintage elegance will be the new bling of the year. Gold can be a rich (pardon the pun) color, and when paired with texture, it can create quite a refined look.  However, if overdone, it can look gaudy—and what was once your subdued elegant event is now the Mr. T of weddings. 

 

Not fabulous.

 

How to Get It Right

Gold is powerful—its opulence should be used sparingly to get the full effect.  You could opt for gold bridesmaid dresses to add color, like these from Impression Bridal (styles 16377 and 1642).  They aren’t a brassy, overpowering gold.  Instead, they are a soft gold.  But if you did use these and went with gold laced decor, it would lose its meaning and appear overdone.

 

Linens

If you go gold, incorporate some texture, like BBJ’s Golden Shantung.  It’s rich texture really does the color justice.  You could also use gold sheer overlays to soften some colors or liven up a drab white or ivory standard linen, all the while, adding a hint of your “gilty” pleasure.

 

If you opt for a solid gold satin, bring out the color by using a patterned linen of another color.  For example, BBJ’s Ivory Deauville would be amazing over a solid gold lamour.  If you really want to “do it up”, you could also check out their Gold Deauville;with its hint of deep red, you can really luxe up your linens.

 

 

 

 

Decor

Depending on your color scheme, you could take full advantage of a gold base by adding regal colors such as reds or purples.  All white flowers can also have a rich but subtle effect.  Incorporating golden containers, candelabras, candlesticks, chargers, lined glassware, etc. are other ways to play up this opulent theme.  Gold chiavaris are also a great way to add opulence to your decor.  Even if you find yourself loving the idea of gold, but don’t want to fully commit your linens (or budget), look for gold runners which can be custom-made or rented to match your theme.

 

Tying in the Other Details

  grapeleaves wrought ironWith edible gold leaf and powders, you can take your affinity for the precious metal to a new level with your signature drink and cake. Adding gold touches to your wedding cake is a sure fire way to go from bridal dessert to work of art.  The same can be said for your signature drink.  At last year’s Governor’s Ball, Patron served 4000 of their very own siggies—the Patron Red Carpet.  What was this divinity in a glass?  Red raspberry tequila drenched in gold (ok, just rimmed in gold—but “drenched” sounds so luxe.)  You can find a video of the recipe at the above link.

 

 

Recap:

  • Don’t over do it!  You don’t gold to compete with your design, but complete it.
  • Remember the details—this could be something as small as chargers and flatware. Little things make a big impact.
  • If you feel like you’ve over done it, you probably have. Scale back a bit and see if your vision is still being conveyed.
  • Go luxe or go home 🙂

 

Hot Color Combos: Wintered Rose and Shitake

winteredrose-shitake For this week’s hot colors, we’re taking another cue from the Pantone Fall 2008 Color Report.  Wintered Rose and Shitake are a different play on the already tired pink and brown theme.  Instead of drawing attention with bold statement colors, these muted tones are more sultry and more complex.  Last week, we went for bold and contrast.  This week, we’re a bit more subdued.  These deep shades can resonate so much– but for me, it was the romance. I saw nothing but modern elegance and lushness when I saw this mauve and brown shade.  The ivory added a touch of innocence at the same time. 

 

 

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{Cake  and cocktails :: Modern Bride | Bridesmaids Dress :: Style JH 5827  | Wedding Dress :: JH8800 | Candle and hurricane glass :: Michelle Rago| Cocktail tables :: BBJ and RUDA Photography :: Tabletop :: Appika Photography }

Hot Color Combos: Purple and Marigold

pm I think grown women should have grown women colors, don’t you?  I’ve seen some demure things that are gorgeous, but I really do love it when a bride gets a little "risque" with color.  It just says so much about her personality and where she is going with her event when she experiments with vibrant colors.  Color just makes you feel sexy, alive, mysterious, daring, beautiful…. It can be kind of hard to feel that way when you are dressed up like a Disney Princess.

 

 

Ever since Michelle Obama wore her fist bumping purple dress, more people are falling in love with the shade.  Some of us who closely follow the Pantone Color Trends saw it coming.  Even though we’re seeing the standard influx of Tiffany Blue and Yellow, more bolder and richer colors are making their presence known.  (FYI, this really makes you look like the rockstar bride when you choose a color that is hot an can be worn again successfully without looking like a young maiden that interacts with talking candlesticks and clocks, while being courted by a beast).  On the fair side, Trends are fleeting– but guess what, so is your wedding. It’s not going to happen at the same time every year– it represents where you are at that particular moment.  No, you shouldn’t pick a color just because it’s "trendy".  "Trendy" will look dated in a few months or years.  When it is reflective of who you are, that my friends, is what stands the test of time.

 

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Bouquet, drink, and centerpiece photos {Brides.com}, boutonniere {The Knot}, Black linen tablescape {Shawna Herring :: Flickr}, Bridesmaid Dress {Jordan Fashions :: 536 in Raspberry}

Weddings in Toile-light

Toile is becoming the next wedding sensation in the upcoming seasons. With the Baroque Marie Antoinette trend still going strong, toile is making one heck of a comeback. It is everywhere: your invitations, your linens, even your dress! What’s great about it is that it can be done in a sophisticated, yet modern way.

Modern Toile wedding invitation by Wedding Paper Divas
Galvanized Toile Planter Centerpiece by Ideal Favors
Toile Wedding Cake by Tiers of Joy in Shreveport, Louisiana
Personalized Mint Tins by My Wedding Favors
Toile CD Covers by Bliss Weddings
Apple Garden Toile by BBJ Linen

As you can see, it comes in different colors (black, blue, red, pink, and green) and several designs. Some toile is elaborate with its scenery and detail, while others consist of flourishes and floral design. With toile, the only thing that limits you is your imagination.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!


Moodboard by Once Upon Your Wedding

 Moodboard by Once Upon Your Wedding // Click for larger picture

Winter is coming!  Here is a modest moodboard that was part of a picture challenge over at iWED .  The challenge was to use the middle picture to inspire the rest of the board.  I liked the idea of two things for this winter board:  varying shades of blue and ice.  I chose the concept of going cool and warm for the cocktail  hour (you can see the signature drink and hors d’oeuvres by the cake…), by choosing a “not-so-hot chocolate”– cool mocha enhanced by Kahlua and warmed by cinnamon sugar garnish, and a pumpkin soup shooter.  At a glance, the cake looks rather simple, however, it’s frosting is an iridescent color and ornamented with snowflakes.  The crystal tree brings the reminiscence of walking through an icy forest with icicles falling from its branches.  To take the ice concept a bit further, the champagne chiller is exactly that: made of ice.  The centerpieces again, use crystals to mimic ice reflective of the theme.  I always love candlelight at winter weddings, but it plays so well with this theme because the light bounces of the crystals, subsequently doubling the effect.

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Now playing: Si*Se – More Shine
via FoxyTunes

Gitchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da…

No, I’m not practicing my baby talk.  After the Soprano’s disappointing finale, my unborn child has already heard a few choice words.  I’m singing the lyrics to the super sultry and suggestive, Lady Marmalade.  It is also the inspiration for this week’s storyboard, Lady Marmalade.  Painted in red in black and shrouded in mystery and romance, this is a great starting point for your Moulin Rouge themed wedding.  Inspired by the movie and Cirque du Soleil , we bring a culmination of elements to appeal to the senses.  Though there are some key things we would change to make this more dynamic for the client, we hope it inspires you! See you next week, when our new storyboard will be….(LOL you’ll have to come back to find out!)

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