Wedding Show season is here!! January marks the beginning of wedding planning season, and it is easily the busiest time of the year for us meeting newly engaged brides, seeing the exciting things going on in the wedding industry, and making our decisions about what we’re going to do this year for the shows we attend. When Dara Blakely and Alexia’s Bridal Salon invited us to do Bridal Buzz, we decided we wanted to really ” knock it out of the park”. Bridal Buzz is being held on February 20 at the American Tobacco complex, and is a unique, invitation only event featuring the area’s most exclusive wedding professionals. Honestly, we like to show off, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity!
We sat down with Alexia and asked her about her favorite dresses of the season. Then we decided to take four amazing dresses from four exclusive designers, and create four cakes, one for each season. Since Alexia’s is the exclusive home of Vera Wang, Alexia chose her favorite Vera Wang for our ” Spring” cake. It’s shown here in a silvery amethyst, but Alexia’s dress is in soft pink and ivory. The cake has hundreds of petal flourishes, Swarovski crystals, and is, hands down, one of the most creative cakes we’ve ever done for a wedding.
For summer, Alexia choose a fantastically elegant strapless lace gown by Monique Lhuillier. It’s actually part of the Fall 2011 collection and just got in to the store. It’s is SMOKIN’!! Elegant, sexy and very sophisticated. We actually just finished this cake and are very happy with the way it turned out.
I have loved designer Ulla Maja’s work for years, and I think the cake we did for fall based on her asymmetrical ballgown with floral appliques is my favorite of the couture cakes we’ve done so far.
The last cake, done for winter, is based on an opulent Reem Acra ballgown. It has tons of platinum detailing on a white satin background. Reem Acra is known for her hand embroidery, and as of right now, we’ve spent about 6 hours hand piping the details for the cake inspired by her work.I know that Hillary has been filming the decorators at work and will post some previews soon.
To see the finished cakes, please do join us and the area’s best wedding professionals at Bridal Buzz on February 20.
UPDATE: Here are some shots of these four cakes and their matching dresses at Bridal Buzz!