Patrick’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor

I am a bit late posting this, but I was so honored to be asked to create a cupcake tower and candy display for Patrick’s Eagle Scout court of honors celebration. Becoming an Eagle Scout is quite an accomplishment. It takes many years of dedication and work to acquire all the badges and completing the Eagle Scout project.

The red, white and blue color scheme tied in the celebration color.
A fondant eagle topped the cake.

The fleur de lis is the boy scout symbol and topped each cupcake.

Lots of yummy candy for the kids to enjoy!
Congratulation Patrick! Thank you Carol Brame for thinking of me and including me in your
fabulous celebration.


Nicole and Owen’s stunning winter wedding

I’m so excited to share this amazing wedding with you! When I met with Nicole and Owen for the first time, I was kind of jumping out of my seat a little because Nicole had such creative ideas for her wedding, many of which she did herself. The wedding and reception took place at the beautiful Cork Factory Hotel in Lancaster. I created a sweets table which incorporated a bit of a winter theme and colors including silver, navy blue, chartreuse. I was extra excited when I found Rita and Joel Wieber were shooting the wedding and they kindly provided the images below for me to share.

Nicole decided to serve cupcakes to her guests along with lots of sweets for them to 
enjoy and take home.
I loved the “Save the Dates” she created herself. Just one of the many wonderful DIY items!

Nicole looked amazing…and yes it did happen to snow on their wedding day. 
It was the perfect backdrop for this stunning photo.
Here’s the final result.
Snowflake sugar cookies went perfectly with the snowy day.
Nicole used beautiful paper throughout the wedding decor and I incorporated the 
paper design on to the candy tags. 
White chocolate dipped pretzels, red velvet cake pops and marshmallow pops 
were some of the goodies I made.
Puppy chow was a special request by the bride.
Nicole loves butter cookies, so I made mini cookies that were displayed in paper cones I created with  the paper she provided. I used some of my vintage boxes to display the treats too.
 The Wiebners are true artists and I am a huge fan of their work.
Here is just one of my favorite shots…just beautiful. The flower girl was just adorable.
She work white Chuck Taylors covered with rhinestones…so cute!

Lori Witmer with Wildflowers by Design did the stunning florals. She also did some amazing centerpieces using baby’s breath, cotton, wood and milk glass painted black as vessels.

 Nicole created these paper ornaments as favors for the guests.
Another wonderful DIY and personal touch.

It was honestly an honor being a part of Nicole and Owen’s wedding.
Congratulations to you both!

To see more beautiful images from the wedding,
please click here to visit The Wiebners blog post.

Photography – The Wiebners
Day of Coordination, Jonnaysa Kirkham – Planned Perfection
Ceremony/Reception Venue – Cork Factory Hotel
Dessert table –  Couture Cakery
DJ – DJ Freez
 Florals – Wildflowers by Design

All photos ©2012

I Do In Style…Vintage Glam

This is a display Lori Witmer with Wildflowers by Design and I created for our vendor area at the I Do In Style bridal show presented by Planned Perfection. Vintage is hot right now, so a great dresser with some beautiful pops of fuschia, purples and silvers created this vintage glam look.
Loving the candlelight and I just noticed the coffee cup under the table 
that I guess we forgot to remove 🙂
Cupcakes are still a very popular option for weddings and can look glamorous too!
The “LOVE” banner I created looked perfect on the mirror Lori picked up 
on our thrift store shopping spree.

Lovely vintage frame from TJ Maxx.
A little bling is always appropriate on a sweets table.

A beautiful bouquet of tulips peaking out of the drawer.

Delicious gourmet Oreo by Sweeties by Kim.
A special thank you to Leslie Gilbert Photography for taking these beautiful images.

Cake and cupcakes: The Couture Cakery 
Gourmet Oreos: Sweeties by Kim

 Dresser: Thanks to (mattnnatt) for letting us borrow it!

This stunning floral wreath Lori created hung on the vault door. Yes…we were in the bank vault.

Liz & Lucas’s Wedding at the Lancaster Country Club

Last weekend, Liz and Lucas were married in Lancaster and had their reception at the Lancaster Country Club. I actually never met the bride or groom…kind of hard to believe. However, I did develop a great connection with Liz’s mom Mary Lou. She drove to see me three times during the planning of the wedding. It wouldn’t be a big deal except she lives 2 hours away! What a wonderful mother who did a beautiful job planning her daughter’s special day.

I just loved the floral arrangement on the cake. 
The groom’s mother did all the florals and they looked amazing.
The cupcake display included 225 cupcakes.
The cupcake flavors included Nutty Monkey (banana cupcake with peanut butter frosting), Chocolate cupcake with Oreo frosting, Red Velvet, and Lemon Drop (white cupcake filled with lemon curd and topped with vanilla frosting). In addition to the cupcakes, I created a dairy free cake topper for the bride, which was a vanilla cake with a delicious dairy free chocolate mousse filling provided by Mary Lou. It was made by Country Butcher in Kennett Square.
Instead of the traditional flower blossoms I usually do, the couple opted for fresh raspberries and other fun sprinkle toppings for the decorations. Mary Lou found the black cupcake wrappers at Oriental Trading.
Pretty linens from Special Occasions always transforms the reception room into something extra beautiful.
Just one of the many floral arrangements created by the groom’s mother.
Congratulations Liz & Lucas on your beautiful wedding!

Sallie & Joe’s Winter Wedding

This past Friday I had the pleasure of creating a cake and cupcakes for Sallie and Joe’s wedding. They were married and had their reception at my favorite venue, Moonstone Manor (formerly Conewago Manor). Usually wedding receptions there take place under their beautiful tent, but Sallie and Joe had an intimate ceremony and reception in the gorgeous manor.
 The lovely invitation set the tone for the wedding and reception.
 Sallie decided to have a small wedding cake and cupcakes for their guest.
The cupcake flavors included Nutty Monkey (banana cupcake filled with chocolate ganache and topped with peanut butter buttercream frosting) and a chocolate cupcake topped with caramel buttercream frosting.
The cake included sugar gardenias and the flavor was white cake with chocolate ganache and peanut butter buttercream fillings.
The florals, event design and catering were provided by Weddings by JDK. Everything looked just stunning.
Instead of placecards, Sallie made these adorable stir sticks which were placed in champagne glasses.
Congratulations Sallie and Joe on your new life together!
Florals, linens, rentals & catering: Weddings by JDK
Event Designer: David Everett, Weddings by JDK

Amy & Mark’s Christmas Wedding

I’m excited to share Amy and Mark’s festive wedding at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster. Gold, silver and red ornaments were the perfect decorations for this elegant Christmas themed wedding. The beautiful photos below were photographed by the very talented (MattnNat) Photography.
A special ornament was the topper on the cake which was designed to reflect the style of Amy’s gown.
The cupcake flavors included Chocobutter, Red Velvet and Vanilla Vanilla. The decorations on the cupcakes included red, silver and gold flower blossoms to coordinate with the wedding colors.
So pretty!


 Riverdale is such a beautiful venue and the red, gold and silver accents looked so elegant.

Love this ring shot 🙂
The perfect holiday photo to end the evening.

To see more amazing photos from the wedding,
Congratulations Amy and Mark!
Photography: (MattnNat) Photography

Erin & Daniel’s peacock inspired cupcake tower

 I fell off the blogging wagon last week…lots to post. Here’s the first one 🙂
Erin and Daniel selected a vibrant and rich peacock color theme for their wedding. Their reception was held at the Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Harrisburg.

Each of the cupcakes was decorated with a pretty bright blossom. I also used peacock feathers to decorate the square cupcake stand.

 The cupcake flavors included Chocobutter, Chocolate Oreo, White Almond and Vanilla Vanilla.
 Erin ordered her table number to coordinate with the peacock theme.
 The beautiful florals designed by Hammaker’s Flower Shop included the most amazing vibrant orchids.
Congratulations Erin & Daniel!