Lavender Love

When Lindsey and Peter came to us wanting their wedding to overflow with summer lavender, I knew I liked them, and I knew that their wedding would be a lovely affair.  Together we created a trio of cakes finished with our signature buttercream and lavender garlands.  Half of the macarons were filled with lavender buttercream made with buds from my own garden.  The other half were grey dusted in gold, filled with bergamot ganache–  truly delicious.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how stunning these photos are by Nicole Haley.  If you’re not familiar with her work, it’s worth a click over to her blog.

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Photos: Nicole Haley Photo | Venue: Misty Farm | Planner: Anchor Events & Design  |  Floral: Passionflower | Catering: eat catering  | Ice Cream Truck: Hello! Ice Cream | Stationer: Rock, Paper, Scissors | Makeup: Nicole Elizabeth | Bridal Gown: Sarah Seven from The Gown Shop Ann Arbor

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Cake + Flowers Workshop by Abby Rose

We are so lucky to be next door to Abby Rosenbaum.  She popped over and took these photos of the Cake + Flowers Workshop with Bloom Florist Collective.

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Check out Abby’s full gallery here.

Register here for our Piping Workshop, Oct. 5.

Perfect Vintage Romance

Introducing the lovely Becky and Ben, and their gorgeous vintage-inspired Viva La Diva Events wedding.   We especially love the bride’s Marchesa gown!  Isn’t she stunning?!  Huge thanks to Jess + Nate for these beautiful photos.  Floral by Passionflower in Ann Arbor, stationary and signage by Rock Paper Scissors and Paper & Honey, hair by Erin Ahern of Salon Buzz in Chicago, makeup by Renata Stojcevski of Troy, bride’s attendants gowns by Adreana Pappel, ML Monique Lhuillier and Jenny Yoo.

For more about Lovett Hall at Henry Ford, and for more photos of Becky and Ben’s wedding, check out the First Blush spread in the Summer/Fall 2014 Metro Detroit Bride.

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peonies

Both Renoir and brides consider this flower, the ephemeral illustrious bud, their muse. Tight spherical blossoms open up in layers of big pedals with flashes of yellow coated pollen in their center.  These flowers undoubtedly have a presence and some say quite the feminine mystique. They seem like the perfect flower for marriage. In Feng Shui tradition, peonies are supposed to be good luck for a couple. During the spring time, these flowers are in full bloom, but the season is short lived. But with meticulous hands, sugar paste flowers can take their place and be a lovely interpretation of the real thing. Throughout this post, our some of our favorite romantic peonies that we got to use or make.

This wedding used real peonies with piped buttercream details. Oh so very English garden.

Passionflower showed us how lovely peonies are paired with green blueberries.

Hand painted peonies look like a cool graphic wall paper. Simply the outline of these flowers remain,  yet, a lasting impression.

Who said you can have too many peonies? These gorgeous flowers (hand sculpted sugar paste) will cascade down this cake in true magnificence.