My Little Obsessions: Cake Stands

November 24, 2009

I am officially obsessed with cake stands, not one in particular, but cake stands all together. 🙂  It feels as though a cake is naked without one. Here are some ways you can jazz up your wedding cake with a spectacular cake stand.

Place your cake on top of an acrylic stand

Bling it out!

On top of a silver or gold cake stand

On top of vases filled with flowers or candy

My favorite, on top of a box adorned with fabric

Surrounded by greenery and  wheatgrass

On top of birch or other types of wood

On top of an adorable pedastal

What type of cake stand will you be using?


Real Wedding: Donna and Scott

November 18, 2009

Donna was not only a fabulous client, but a close family friend. She lived next door to me for 20 years and I was thrilled when she asked me to do the flowers for her wedding. Here are  some details from her big day!

I love wedding signs!


Wedding Trends: Men’s Wedding Day Attire

November 11, 2009

Men’s fashion is really taking a stance in the wedding industry. More and more, I’m seeing grooms and groomsmen wear accessories that stand out or match the wedding day theme.

Here are some popular trends:

TIES:

Ties

SOCKS:

socks

SHOES:

shoes

CUFFLINKS:

cufflinks


Fabulous Finds-Luke Sky-Walker Engravings

November 4, 2009

Last week I came across an amazing vendor whose work I fell in love with!

“Luke Sky-Walker Laser Engraving, created a new and unique way to invite friends, love ones, and the public to your special event.”

Frequently asked questions:

What types of materials do you work with? (engrave on?) laserable wood, acrylic, and glass

Do you work with us to create a custom design? Yes

How far in advance do orders need to be placed? 4 weeks prior to avoid the rush order fees from suppliers. But if the order is small, we may have some material at home. (we’re a home base business)

Can you create additional pieces to include with the invitation, such as a map/directions card and an accommodations card? Yes, we can do anything, but as of today we haven’t done a map or accommodation cards. It’s a lot cheaper in paper since guests usually end up throwing it in the trash.  The most popular are the RSVP cards, reception cards, and table numbers.

What other items do you create? Wow, where to start. We can personalized champagne bottles, cake sets, photo albums, picture frames, mugs/cups/shot glasses, mouse pads, t-shirts, cotton napkins, plaques, dog tags, tiles. We can also do cutouts of any shapes in wood and acrylic.  I’m pretty sure I’m forgetting a lot of things, but you can always email me or call me at 310-844-8104 my phone is on 24/7, unless I’m in the movie theater, parent mtg, or therapy with my sonJ

How long does the order take to make? 2 weeks is our norm after we receive the materials.  But if the client wants other items personalized that is not an invitation, we can do in a day or so.  For example, in August we engraved 105 shot glasses in 2 days.

What do the invitations start at? or a price range? Invites range from $3.00 – $15.00 depending on the art work and font style. Other items like RSVP’s or reception cards start as low as $1.00. The table #’s sometime can cost as much as an invitation, since the design and font are at a larger scale.

What is the average price for postage? We’ve had some RSVP’s with regular postage, but invite sets are more costly depending on how the client is shipping them.  I think the last time I mailed one for my own river center event, it was $1.75. It was a 4×6 invitation in a white shipping box stuff with colorful shredded paper.

Pictures of their work:

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For more information: www.lukeskywalkerlaserengraving.com

luke@lukeskywalkerlaserengraving.com