Melissa & Justin’s Booo…tiful Halloween Night Wedding

Last year on Halloween night, I had the best time designing the most boo…tiful sweets table for Melissa and Justin. Their wedding was at Casa di Fiori at Leola Village Inn. The wedding was so much fun with tons of fantastic details to tie in the Halloween theme in an elegant way.

 Guests were invited to change into costumes for the reception. Mr & Mrs. Shrek ๐Ÿ™‚
Melissa and Justin made this awesome photo booth background.

All I can say is amazing!! Happy 1 year Anniversary Melissa and Justin!

Florals & sweets table centerpiece: All Things Beautiful
Photography: Jeremy Hess Photography
Venue: The Inn at Leola Village
Linens: Special Occasion
All photos in this blog by Jeremy Hess Photography.

Lindsey & Jayson’s Snowy Halloween Wedding

Lindsey and Jayson were married today at the Blue Ridge Country Club. It’s hard to believe, but instead of a beautiful fall day, there was a huge snowstorm. The weather didn’t damper the the wedding festivities at all. A fun Halloween theme was incorporated in the reception decor since it is Halloween weekend!
 Their wedding cake included a drippy ganache and the ghoulish cupcakes were decorated with cute Halloween decorations.

 The cupcake tower sure did look fun and festive!
 The cupcake flavors included Red Velvet with honey cream cheese frosting, spice cupcake with caramel buttercream frosting and a vanilla cupcake with chocolate buttercream frosting.
The escort cards were displayed in a vignette of pumpkins and spooky Halloween decor. 
That’s a fake hand ๐Ÿ™‚
You can’t have Halloween without candy corn and candy pumpkins.
The florals and centerpieces were designed by Nancy at Queen Bee Floral Design. They do wonderful work.
Congratulations Lindsey and Jayson on your spooktacular wedding!

Cupcakes: The Couture Cakery

Karistan & James’ Fall Leaves

Autumn is my favorite season of the year. The air is crisp and nothing is more spectacular than watching the foliage turn into beautiful shades of orange, red and yellow.  Karistan and James were married on a perfect fall day this past Saturday and their cake reflected the beauty of autumn.

The cake was simple and elegant with delicate cascading sugar leaves.

It’s perfect when you can just go to your front yard and grab a leaf for inspiration. 
The cake flavor was vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream filling.
Congratulations Karistan and James!

Monica & Jesse’s Autumn Barn Wedding

Monica and Jesse discovered me at a friend’s wedding. Love it when that happens. Their wedding reception took place in a beautiful barn on a private property in Hummelstown. The setting was just stunning. When I meet with clients I try to draw inspiration from what makes their wedding and reception unique. Monica and Jesse drew inspiration for the colors and design for the beautiful jewelry her sister created for the wedding party.

Click here to go to Jessica’s site where you can see the beautiful jewelry she creates for brides and bridal parties. 
 The cupcake tower incorporated the colors of the jewelry.

This wedding included tons of amazing DIY details. Some of the cupcakes were also plated on mismatching china.
It’s fall, so incorporating some haybales as part of the decor was fun.
 Five different cupcake flavors were part of the menu. Lots to choose from.
The cake topper included some flower designs to reflect the style of the jewelry design.
I love these adorable favor bags which also tied in the jewelry design.
The barn was a real barn…lots of amazing architectural elements.

It was a stunning fall day for a wedding. The sheep pasture was right outside the barn…ready to greet all the guests.
Congratulations Monica and Jesse!

Katlyn & Adam’s wedding at The Stone Mill Inn

A bit of Irish and a lot of beautiful describes this wedding. Katlyn and Adam were married and had their reception at the Stone Mill Inn in Hellam. All of the beautiful photos on this blog post were taken by very talented Thomas Beaman
 The wedding colors included greens and purples and the cake reflected with beauty of the natural setting at The Stone Mill Inn.

One of the elements that Katlyn wanted incorporated on the cake was a celtic knot, so I incorporated it on the band. The cake flavors included vanilla cake with chocolate ganache and chocolate buttercream filling and chocolate cake mocha buttercream filling.
The gorgeous florals were designed by Hammaker’s Flower Shop. I love the moss covered table number frame.

Katlyn looked amazing! Patricia Solis did her make-up and she looked flawless. Her beautiful gown was from Taylored for You Bridal Boutique.

What a beautiful group!

Congratulations Katlyn and Adam. You make a stunning couple!
Ceremony & Reception: Stone Mill Inn
DJ: Mixed Up Productions (Mike Miller)
Wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses: Taylored for You Bridal Boutique
Special thanks to Thomas Beaman Photography for the amazing images!

Carolyn & Andrew’s…bicycle made for two wedding

Carolyn and Andrew had them most stunning wedding reception at the Hershey Lodge recently. When Carolyn told me that Todd Spitler was their photographer, I knew their photos were going to be spectacular. Todd was kind enough to share all of the photos on this post with me. Get ready for some serious eye candy!
When I met with Carolyn and Andrew they had selected a bicycle made for two theme incorporating deep purple and chartreuse. Their invitation had an adorable tandem bike illustration on it and I suggested trying to find a cake topper with would tie in the theme into the cupcake tower display. Carolyn found their bicycle cake topper on Etsy and it was the perfect addition. Little details make everything just a bit more special and personalized.
The sweets display covered an 18 foot serpentine table and some of the cupcakes were plated along with chocolate dipped pretzel rods, marshmallow pops and cake pops.

The cupcake flavors included chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache filling and peanut butter frosting, Red Velvet, vanilla cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting and white cupcakes with strawberry buttercream frosting.
Marshmallow and cake pops are always a yummy addition to a sweets table.
I love this stunning photo and I want one of those delicious looking cocktails ๐Ÿ™‚

The beautiful florals were designed by Flowers by Cherylann. The table numbers incorporated the tandem bicycle image from their invitation…just adorable. The reception room was pretty dark, but Todd came prepared with the right lighting to make sure every photo looked perfect. Here’s a tip…make sure your photographer is prepared to shoot in any lighting situation…especially a dark room.

When designing your centerpieces, mixing high and low arrangements on the tables creates a beautiful visual effect. Isn’t this arrangement is just gorgeous?
The eggplant colored bridesmaids dresses were so pretty.
Here is the beautiful couple…they look so happy together.
Congratulations Carolyn and Andrew! It was so much fun working with you.
Here’s a special note Carolyn’s mom emailed me right after the wedding…so sweet of her!
Dear Jasmine, I want to thank you for the delicious wedding cake display of cupcakes and other goodies at Carolyn and Andrew’s reception. Everyone was commenting on the artistry in which everything was displayed and the “best cupcakes they have ever had”.  Again, many thanks for adding the special touches to the celebration!!
Cupcakes and Sweets: The Couture Cakery
Special thanks to Todd Spitler for the beautiful images.

Kate & Nick’s mocha and guava wedding cake

 Kate and Nick had their wedding reception at the beautiful Hershey Lodge. The wedding colors included mocha and guava. Delicate scrolling and pearls were also included in the cake design.
Earlier this year, I had the honor of taking a 3 day class with the sugar flower maestro Ron Ben Israel. He’s currently the host of the Food Network show Sweet Genius. He’s sooo amazing. I got to use a bit of what I learned on this cake, but look forward to practicing more sugar flower creating this winter.
Congratulations Kate and Nick!