Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Groom's Cake - Fun, Creative, Different

Here is some great information on the Groom's Cake I found on

A groom’s cake has its roots in the South, and although it used to be viewed as an added and unnecessary expense, this once-neglected cake has been making a huge comeback. Intended to be a gift from the bride to the groom, the groom's cake is usually dark (often chocolate or liquor-soaked) and designed with a nod toward what's traditionally considered "masculine" (i.e., no rosettes in sight).

The groom's cake can serve many purposes, from dessert at the rehearsal dinner to an alternative choice to the bride's cake at the wedding. It's customary for the groom's cake to be displayed next to the bride's cake and later cut and put into boxes for guests to take home. And believe it or not, legend has it that single women are supposed to sleep with a slice under their pillow the same night they receive it -- and if they do, they'll dream of their future husband. Boxed slices of groom's cake can also serve as your wedding favors. If you go this route, take advantage of the opportunity to get creative with the packaging -- an additional way to reflect your bridal style.

A current creative trend in groom's cakes is to have the cake reflect the groom's interests and hobbies. Whatever you decide, gifting your new husband with his own cake is something you should do because you want to -- not because you feel obligated.

Here are some great examples of Groom's Cakes.  They look so real and amazing!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wedding Spotlight

Simona & Jake
The Blackstone Hotel
May 30, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Josh & Robin's Baby Shower May 28th, 2010

The Great part about being an event planner, is getting the opportunity to help plan and execute all sorts of events. I still remember the day these two got married, now check out their baby shower!  The venue of choice was the Spaghetti Warehouse - an old favorite of the families, with a great private room to accommodate all the guests. 

 Since we didn't know if it was a girl or a boy, we chose to incorporate both the baby blue and pink, with a bright yellow in the middle.  The primary theme of this shower was Winnie the Pooh, a fun and loving character that never goes out of style. 

 Working under a budget, the white linens were provided by family members, while the runners and linens from Covered Affairs added that extra touch of color!  Acting as centerpieces, all the characters from Winnie the Pooh cartoons lined the tables.

A hand-made diaper cake was created as the centerpiece on the gift table. 

The highlight of the night was this Winnie the Pooh cake provided by the Baking Institute.  And the best part.. it tasted amazing!