Carol and George’s Wedding

January 18, 2010

Carol and George wed at the ornate St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

Pictures by the uber talented Danielle of Skye Blu Photography

Video by the amazing Video Services Unlimited

Gorgeous flowers by: Jackie Combs Floral Design

Greek music kept their guests truly entertained.

Dancing the night away at the Porter Valley Country Club to music by their fabulous DJ, Good Times Entertainment

Special thanks to my girls who really helped with all the setup and making sure the night ran smoothly: Laura, Maribel and Heather.

Amazing cake by: A Sweet Design

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Jack’s Candy Company

July 3, 2009

In September, A Stunning Affair is putting on a HUGE Carnival themed baby shower. My client and I are working hand in hand on the design and  when it came  time to designing her candy bar, I wanted to make sure that we found just the right types of candy and goodies to wow her and her guests. 

On Monday afternoon, we took a trip downtown, Los Angeles, to Jacks Candy and Toy Company .  When we arrived we were greeted and asked if we needed any help.  We then grabbed a cart and started going through the aisles. Each aisle was organized by candy type, the first aisle was filled with Mexican candies, then came all of the gummy candies, m&m’s in all colors, skittles, rainbow colored swirly pops, cotton candy bags and more. My client also wanted to fill some of her apothecary jars with yoyos and bubbles for some of her younger guests attending the shower and we were able to find those there too.

Overall we had a great experience, and it was a lot easier for my client to visualize the sizes of certain items and how much she really needed to buy, instead of ordering it online. Not that ordering online doesn’t work for some, because it is very convenient, but if you are a very visual and hands on person,  and don’t want to pay extra for shipping, then I would highly recommend checking out Jack’s Candy and Toy Company.

Here is their contact information and you can also check them out online and see the names of all of the candies that they supply. http://www.jackscandyandtoy.com/

Jack’s Wholesale Candy and Toy Store

1244 East 8th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90021

(213) 622-9287

Plenty of free parking is available in their lot and their is also meter parking on the street.

Store Hours:

Monday -Friday: 6am-5pm

Saturday: 6am-4pm

Sunday: CLOSED


How to personalize your wedding or event Part 2

December 9, 2008

One of my favorite parts to any wedding is the food (so you may be reading about many resourceful ideas about food). With that being said, why not personalize your wedding or event with Interactive Food Stations.  Interactive Food Stations can be presented in several ways: Kept open for the duration of the event;  planned as a late night snack – a nice surprise for guests who are beginning to experience hunger pains after dancing the night away,  or as a treat for the long road home. In any event, it’s your special day so personalize it by being creative! 🙂

Here are some suggestions:

A Candy Bar

candy-bar1Purchase glass containers in a variety of shapes and sizes and fill them with all of your favorite candies to match your wedding day colors.  Provide your guests with scoops to pack their favorite candies into a bag, box, or cheerful container. Top it off with an adorable label.

A Sweets Table

sweets-table Create a table filled  with your favorite treats like  cookies, cupcakes, candy apples,  brownies and cheesecake pops. My mouth is watering just thinking about all the goodlies! Then purchase containers and cake stands of varying heights in your theme or colors. Adorn with a beautful centerpiece. Lastly, make sure to make labels so your guests know what delights they are about to enjoy!

Ice Cream Sundae & Floats Bar

ice-creamCreate a station where your guests can make ice cream sundaes and old fashioned soda floats. You can provide a few of your favorite ice cream flavors, favorite beverages and be creative with the fix-ins.

Chocolate Fountain

chocolate-fountainHave an array of all of your favorite fruits, salty and sweet treats and prepare skewers for easy dipping. And if you like white chocolate as much as I do you can have it dyed (with food colors) to match your wedding and event colors.

Smores Station

smoresThis station can be done indoors, as shown in the picture, or even outdoors around a fire-pit.  A great way to get your guest socializing, while eating an old time favorite.
Donut Station
donutsHow cool would it be to eat warm, freshly made donuts at your event?!?!  I have tasted these on numerous occasions and they are simply to die for!!! They can be dipped in lots of different flavors, but my favorite is powdered sugar.  I heard a rumor that you can have candy bars fried too! Yum! Yum!
 
In and Out Truck
in-n-out-truckIn-N-Out Cookout Trailers are perfect for parties and other special events. You can enjoy the same delicious hamburgers, and cheeseburgers served in their stores, almost anywhere you want. Sorry no shakes or fries. 😦