Detroit Love

We are so happy to share with you Brooke and Sammy’s red carpet wedding at the historic Fox Theater.  Every detail, including the towering cake, mirror the opulence of the lobby.  The dessert tables were a collaborative effort with the Bride’s Detroit bakery, Love and Buttercream.  We hope you’ll agree that the macaron towers are a wonderfully decadent flourish.

The groom’s cake is an edible homage to Detroit today.   Look closely to see all of Brooke and Sammy’s favorite haunts!  Does it include any of your favorites (or are you more of an American Coney fan)?

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The event was staged by Emearld City Designs and shot by the fabulous Jess + Nate.

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Chrysler Building + Jenny Packham=Wedding Cake Inspiration

I am so excited to share the photos from Lindsay and James’ wedding at the Colony Club Detroit.  There are so many things about this wedding that I am excited share, it makes it hard to know know where to start.

Lindsay and James live in New York City and love the Chrysler building, its art deco architecture inspired much of the aesthetics of the day.  Wanting the cake to fit with the day, we took literal inspiration from the Chrysler Building, making the top of the building the top of the cake.  The middle two tiers incorporated elements of the bride’s gorgeous gown, Astrid by  Jenny Packham. We tied it all together with architectural elements of the Chrysler building on the bottom tier. Sweet Heather Anne wedding cake at the Colony ClubI love this shot of Lindsay next to the cake, she and James look so happy, and the inspiration her dress served is so apparent.Sweet Heather Anne wedding cake at the Colony ClubSweet Heather Anne wedding cake at the Colony Club

Lindsay wasn’t the only one to have the day’s apparel memorialized in cake.  James loves shell toe Adidas, and for the wedding wore the very special Adidas “Diamond” Original Superstar–60 Year Anniversary Shell Toes.  Lindsay wanted to commemorate his love by creating the shoe out of cake.  We captured all the details including the diamond trefoil on the laces.

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And to put both cakes in the broader context of the Colony Club is breathtaking.  Many thanks to Blaine Siesser and The Shooting Gallery for the gorgeous images.

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“I Love You More than Michigan Loves Football” (+ other fine details)

Ann Arbor is home to so much talent, wedding industry included.  As our business has developed I have been amazed at the power of community among Ann Arbor’s wedding professionals.  And it is such a wonderful experience to be amongst such a talented group.

Amanda & Chad’s wedding was so much fun, in part because so many of us were involved.  Abby Rose Photo (our next door neighbor and lunch buddy) took the photos, Stacy at The Gown Shop did the dress, and we did the cake and dessert table.  Amanda also had a very specific vision for her wedding (fun!) and was totally involved in the planning process.  She and her mom had the most impressive binder and organizational system.  I don’t know if they’ve thought about planning weddings, but if they have watch out!

Judging from the photos all that work was worth it.  Amanda and Chad had a beautiful day full of gorgeous details and personal touches. (Be sure to make it to the end of the photos, the signage in the last photo totally makes the cake display, I can’t stop loving it!)

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All You Need is Love

This is the stuff of a cake artist’s dream: Monica & Kelsey wanted a unique and colorful cake that incorporated details from the bride’s gown.  The gown, by the way, was Kenneth Pool’s gorgeous Estelle.

The final design was stunning, with details mimicking the scalloped crystal details of the dress, aubergine ombre pailletes, and a fascinator topper.  Dare I say it upstaged the plane hanging the background at the Henry Ford Museum?

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Perhaps even more personal were the groom’s cupcakes.  Monica wanted to honor Kelsey’s love for the Beatles and so we created a custom display in order to highlight the Beatles theme and include a special message.  made by Sweet Heather Anne

The display was wheeled out after the cake cutting, and was a special surprise for Kelsey.  His reaction says it all.

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Monica & Kelsey, we are so happy that you have all you need!

A special thank you to Nicole Haley Photography for sharing her photos.

 

Wedding Love

I just saw these photos for the first time yesterday and am so excited to share.  They are from one of our favorite classically elegant weddings of the summer.  The cake is indicative of the entire event:  traditional but updated, with flawless details.  I personally love the subtle color variation of the roses–they’re stunning, really.

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The cake wasn’t the only thing sweet at this wedding.  The couple lives in Texas, and the groom is a lawyer.  He has a very special pair of boots that he wears to court, Lucchese black cherry boots.  We re-created his “Boots of Justice” in cake.  Notice the stitching and fine detailing, and hard wood floor on which the boot rests.  All the details are there.Sweet Heather Anne: a boutique cake studioNot to be forgotten …alternating cookie favors decorating each place setting.  The bride, from Canada, wanted a Candian maple leaf cookie.  And the couple currently lives in Texas, so a Texas-shaped cookie with a heart at their city was a must.   These adorable and oh-so-personal touches are what made this wedding THEIR wedding.  And that is what we’re working so hard to make happen.

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Much credit is due to Rhiannon of Hey Gorgeous Events for her flawless design work and Amy Carroll of Amy Carroll Photography for capturing it all on film.