Real Weddings: Kelly + Ben

Once in a while we get requests to make family recipes for our clients, and once in a while we say yes.  Using recipes that we aren’t familiar with have their challenges and sometimes turn out really well and other times, well, not so much.  So we’re pretty cautious about when we agree to take on the challenge of making someone else’s recipe work for our clients most precious day.

Kelly emailed us shortly after booking us to make her wedding cake and asked if it would be possible to use her great-grandmother’s lemon pound cake recipe for her cake.  Kelly and Ben really wanted their wedding to incorporate as much family tradition as possible.  I told her to send it over and I would play around with it to see if it would work.  Her cake was a 4 tier with each tier comprised of three layers, so it was going to be heavy and would need to be able to withstand not only the weight, but the Florida heat since the reception was being held on the verandah at Cypress Grove Estate House.  After tweaking the recipe slightly and increasing the baking time to create firmer layers, we finally felt comfortable in saying yes we could do it.

Kelly and Ben’s wedding day design was brought to life beautifully by the lovely ladies of Blush by Brandee Gaar, overseeing every last detail to ensure it looked just as Kelly had envisioned.  Velvet and Twine were brought on board by Kelly to create a rustic woodland vision which was just absolutely stunning.  Greenery swags draped the backs of the French Country chairs brought in by A Chair Affair.  The aisle was adorned with urns filled with ferns, magnolia leaves, and pampas grass plumes.


Kelly’s bridesmaids were all on trend with their black one piece jumpsuits, but the real show stopper was Kelly’s lace wedding gown.  Her veil was handed down through many generations in her family and matched her gown perfectly.


A combination of farm tables and cloth covered rounds with centerpieces of greenery and ferns greeted guests on the verandah.  Dinner was provided by Big City Catering, and of course the wedding cake by us.


We are just in love with how beautiful and rustic the cake looked on it’s own small farm table under the pergola and market lighting!

Congratulations to Kelly + Ben and here’s to many, many years of wedded bliss!

Vendor List:

Planner:  Blush by Brandee Gaar

Venue:  Cypress Grove Estate House

Photographer:  JP Pratt Photography

Florist:  Velvet & Twine

Videographer:  KEJ Productions

Band:  Matt Winter Band

Transportation:  VIP Limousine

Cake:  Two Sweets Bake Shop

Rentals:  A Chair Affair

Hair:  Shelby Fulford

Makeup:   Nicki Guest

Captured + Engaged: We Decided on Forever

We were super thrilled with this installment of the Captured & Engaged series, as it featured not only our desserts, but our Scotch bar as well!

The setting was Quantum Leap Winery, which is a gorgeous little venue right downtown.  This time around, the theme of the shoot was “We Decided on Forever”, an engagement celebration with our selected couple and six of their closest friends!

The cast of vendors involved in this series never disappoints, to be sure.  The shoot came out stunning and we couldn’t be more thrilled with these gorgeous photos!  Be sure to scroll to the end to see all of the vendors involved!



Creative Artists who made it all happen…

Concept & Photography: LH Photography @lysuelhphotography

Concept, Planning, Design & Styling: The Busy Bee Events and Design @thebusybeeeventsanddesign

Concept & Stationery: Eleven Note @elevennote

Cinematography: Rad Red Creative  @radredcreative

Florals: Stems and Things @stemsandthings

Cake: The Pastry Studio @thepastrystudio

Sweets, Pastries, Bar cart, Decanters, Scotch glasses: Two Sweets Bake Shop @twosweetsbakeshop

Hair Styling: Brittney Boscana  @brittneyboscana

Make up: Tracie Cervero @traciecervero_hairandmakeup

Checkerboard Dance Floor, Chargers, Gold Flatware: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals   @orlandoweddingandpartyrentals

Farm table, Chairs, Vintage Rentals & Décor: Wish Vintage Rentals @wishrents

Specialty Lighting, Projection Mapping & Music: DJ Jacob Towe @djjacobtowe

Personal Styling & Wardrobe: Leah Lou  @leahloustyle

Custom made jewelry: Ansley of Dora Mae @doramaejewelry

Wood cake stand, Wood box & Whiskey holder: Host & Toast  @hostandtoaststudio

Venue: Quantum Leap Winery  @quantumleapwinery

Custom Chalk Sign: Chalkshop Events  @chalkshop_kim

Monogrammed Napkins: Caroline Randall Made @shop.crmade

Real Weddings: Caitlin & Alex – Cypress Grove Estate House

Caitlin and Alex chose to have their beautiful wedding at the Cypress Grove Estate House. Their colors included shades of purple and white to create a very elegant yet simplistic look.

With the help of Caitlin and Alex, we were able to create a dessert buffet to go along perfectly with their decor. Our buffet included Krispy Kreme bread pudding, Nutella shooters, brownie s’mores pies, apple cobbler, chocolate chip cookies, white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, and mini carrot cake with cream cheese buttercream frosting. We also created a few items for the bridal sweet which included one of our naked cakes as well as sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies.

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The love between these two is plain to see. This was such a beautiful wedding and so much fun to put together. Congratulations Caitlin and Alex!

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Vendor list

Planner: RW Events

Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House

Photography: Amalie Orrange Photography

Floral: Flowers by Lesley

Band: Josh Walther + The Phase 5 Band

Catering: Big City Catering

Desserts: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Dessert table floral:  Bluegrass Chic

Cake: The Sugar Suite

Rentals: A Chair Affair

Officiant: Christopher Allen



Real Weddings: Erin & Danny – Paradise Cove

Erin and Danny were such a fun couple to work with! They selected Paradise Cove as their venue, which was a perfect fit for them. Their families were very involved in the process and helped a lot in bringing their wedding day to life, which made it just that much more special!

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For this beautiful wedding, we created a dessert buffet that included cannolis, apple and blueberry pie pops, mini caramel apples, apple cobblers in mason jars, butter cakes, chocolate chip pretzel sticks, peanut butter sandwich cookies, chocolate chip, and sugar cookies, and pumpkin spice, mocha, and white chocolate raspberry shooters.

It was definitely an event we won’t soon forget! Congratulations Erin and Danny!!

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Venue: Paradise Cove

Photography: Bumby Photography

Desserts: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Dessert Table Floral: Bluegrass Chic (All other flowers done by bride’s family)

Cake: Olivia Kmetz (family friend)

Stationery:  Dogwood Blossom Stationery and Invitation Studio


Real Weddings: Andrew & Kaitlynn – Bella Collina

Andrew’s and Kaitlynn’s wedding was so fun for us because we got to create a one-of -a-kind popcorn bar just for them! This is such a fun and unique way to add a little salty and sweet to your wedding day. Andrew and Kaitlynn chose to have their wedding at the ever so beautiful and romantic Bella Collina.


The love between these two is palpable. Just look at the way they look at each other!


The popcorn bar we created included an assorted variety of popcorn flavors such as butter and s’mores; we also set out some sweet treats like M&M’s and peanut butter cups to add to the popcorn or just to eat by themselves ;).


Vendor List:

Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Venue: Bella Collina

Photography: Best Photohraphy

Videography: Ivory & Iron

Floral:  Botanica

DJ/Uplights: Soundwave Entertainment

Popcorn Bar: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Cake: Party Flavors

Stationery:  Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio


Real Weddings: Brooke & Nat – Cypress Grove Estate House

This one really took our breath away! The decor for this wedding was ALMOST as beautiful as the couple. We were really impressed by the flower walls created by Kristen from A Girl and Her Glitter; they really brought the entire look together. Ortagus_Jones_Kristen_Weaver_Photography_KWPJONES2572_lowOrtagus_Jones_Kristen_Weaver_Photography_KWPJONES2217_lowOrtagus_Jones_Kristen_Weaver_Photography_KWPJONES2197_lowOrtagus_Jones_Kristen_Weaver_Photography_KWPJONES2155_lowOrtagus_Jones_Kristen_Weaver_Photography_KWPJONES1754_lowOrtagus_Jones_Kristen_Weaver_Photography_KWPJONES1227_lowOrtagus_Jones_Kristen_Weaver_Photography_KWPJONES0934_lowOrtagus_Jones_Kristen_Weaver_Photography_KWPJONES0695_low

We created a really fun dessert table, which included dark chocolate brownies, s’mores on a stick, apple pie pops, red velvet doughnuts, chocolate chip cookies, and eclairs.


Congratulations Brook and Nat!!

Vendor list:

Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House

Planner: An Affair To Remember

Photography: KWP Photography

Floral:  Atmospheres Floral

Cake: The Sugar Suite

Desserts: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Dessert table floral: Bluegrass Chic

DJ: Soundwave Entertainment

Rentals: A Chair Affair

Flower Walls: A Girl and Her Glitter


Real Weddings: Jessica & Tim -Up the Creek Farms

We really loved the style of this wedding – so gorgeous! So many beautiful and vintage details really brought everything together; from the variety of couches for the ceremony to the classic pickup truck for the newly weds to drive away in. It was so unique and fun!


The dessert buffet we created for this wedding included pecan mini pies, key lime mini pies, lemon pound cake, peach cobbler, caramel mini cakes, brownie s’mores pies, and banana pudding shooters.


Congratulations Jessica and Tim!!

Vendor List:

Venue: Up the Creek Farms

Planner: L.I.F.E. Events

Rentals: A Chair Affair

Desserts: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Dessert Cart: Crystals and Crates

Heirlooms and extras: Crystals and Crates

Catering: Green Turtle Market

Videography: Ivory & Iron

Photography: Concept Photography