Pinterest by Color

We are in that time of year when tons of design is taking place.  We’ve been working a ton to update our social media and Pinterest is one we’ve been doing a lot with.

Check out some of our new boards here:
RED 
ORANGE
YELLOW
GREEN
BLUE
PURPLE
BROWN & NATURAL
BLACK
WHITE
JEWEL TONE
PASTELS
SILVER 
GOLD
METALLIC & SHINNY 
MOSTLY WHITE
PINK

And don’t forget to follow us + check out our other boards.  Happy pinning.

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Designs and Floor Plans

Finally, we’re done with our Design & Production webpage.  Check our some of our favorite ideas that have been transformed for real life events.  We have everything from hanging cakes to Indian doorways… built by yours truly.  We also have unique floor plans and before and after photos.  This is one of our favorite processes of the planning venture – DESIGN!!!  We hope you enjoy and contact us for your next wedding or event.

DESIGN & PRODUCTION PORTFOLIO

Here is a sneak peak at a few of beloved creations.

Dark wedding cakes: Pro’s and Con’s

You want a black wedding cake?  Of course you can have one, but do you know the pros vs. cons?  Actually any dark color cake finish can be very elegant and posh.  Here are some we love.

If you have a dark color palette for your wedding, pairing the cake in the same colors can be done.  The chalkboard trend was really big recently, so many weddings had a cake that mimicked the chalkboard style.  We love the pearls on the navy cake and the fondant saree on the maroon cake.  Both have amazing contrast between the light piping accents and pearls on the dark frosting/fondant.

Now for the pros and cons:
PRO’s

  • You can match or partner the dark color with the rest of the décor
  • The contrast between dark and light or metallics is stunning
  • You can get dark colors in fondant, marzipan, or buttercream
  • They are beautiful

CON’s

  • If you have a dark color buttercream, the buttercream bleeds down the knife when you cut the cake and it looks like the actual cake is black, red, navy, etc.
  • Your guests will have the same color lips, teeth, and mouth as the cake. Not so attractive, especially for the bride and groom taking that photo of the cake cutting and feeding each other.
  • If you have kids at the wedding eating cake, it’s going to be a big mess

If you’re scared of the con’s dark color cake presents, consider these alternatives:

  • Make one of the smaller tied of the cake the darkest color
  • Use an ombré cake, keeping the darkest color the smallest coverage
  • Make the flowers or other décor the dark colors. Weather you have sugar flowers or real flowers, they never are plated with a piece of cake
  • Pipe or paint on the design with the dark color.
  • Have your baker make the dark cake or tier a faux one and the real cake other or lighter finishes. Then you can supplement the faux with backup cake.
  • Use dark colors with ribbon applications.
  • Get a naked cake. Naked cakes are un-frosted cakes.  Red velvet or chocolate naked cakes are good options to have vs. red or brown frosting/finishes.

Here are some dark color alternative cakes that we love, using the above suggestions.

One last note to you Brides: Don’t let your photographer take a photo of you holding the cake.  Cake is heavy and it’s just asking for trouble if you have a dark color cake with a white dress.  If you’re the Bride and you happen to drop the cake, how are you going to replace it on a moments notice?

Breaking the “White Bridal Shoe” trend

Remember when Queen Victoria was the first to wear a white wedding dress?  Well, you know she had to have white shoes too.

We see it all the time – the photo of the bride hiking up her dress so we can see her shoes.

OK Brides – let’s snap the trend and go for something different.  I know there have been strides over the years, but I still see SO many brides wearing the white shoe with their white wedding dress.  Here’s a few of the white bridal shoes throughout the years.

Bridal shoes throughout the years

Unless you’re walking on a sandy white beach, you’re going to need bridal shoes.  They can be bought before or after the wedding dress.  Some brides will choose to match the dress to the shoes and some the shoes to the dress.  Regardless of which order you purchase the dress and shoes – think outside the trend.

DO try on shoes and make sure you can walk in them.
DON’T buy shoes that are not comfortable

DO purchase a shoe with a heel height you can manage.  Flats are super cute and you can wear them your entire wedding day.
DON’T purchase a shoe with a heel height you’ve never worn before.  Your wedding day is not the time to practice walking in 4” high heels if you have only worn sneakers your entire life.

DO get a shoe that is easy to slip on (or take off)
DON’T get a shoe that takes you 45 minutes to put on (like those old boots you need the button hook to close them up)

DO purchase a shoe that reflects your style and/or personality.  We love bold prints and colors.


DON’T sacrifice getting a shoe style/pattern you don’t love.  You’ll regret it in 5-10+ years when you look back at your photos.

DO practice wearing your shoes.  Wear them around the house and practice walking on carpet, hard floors, and up and down stairs.
DON’T think you’re going to slip on your shoes for the first time on your wedding day.  Can you say BLISTERS?!

DO bring accessories for your shoes, such as arch inserts, heel protectors, clear nail polish (to dab on loose threads), and saran wrap to wrap around buckles that itch.


DON’T buy shoes with sharp edges or pointy bling.  They can snag the inside of your dress hem.

DO bring your shoes to your wedding dress alternation fitting.  You don’t want to trip on your dress cause your heels are shorter than the dress hem.
DON’T get a stiletto heel if you’re walking down a grass aisle.

DO purchase a pair of shoes that you can wear again.  No sense in buying a pair of shoes you wear for one day.
DON’T be afraid to get shoes that aren’t shoes.  Cowboys boots, sequined sneakers, and fancy slippers are great alternatives.

Other shoes we love.

For more ideas – check out some of our favorite shoes on our Pinterest SHOE Page