Farmer’s Museum Wedding – Part 1
"Inspired" Cookies, Cookies, Design Inspiration, Dessert Displays, Weddings

Now that this has been published on Style Me Pretty, I’m super excited to finally share part 1 of Caitlin and Mike’s wedding which was held at The Farmer’s Museum in NY!

Caitlin was kind enough to share her wedding inspiration board with me, which you may remember seeing earlier this year, and was aiming for a wedding full of rustic elegance with a touch of vintage throughout.  The overall design was done by Jessica of Jessica’s Country Flowers and she came up with some amazing design elements and beautiful floral arrangements to complement the venue and Caitlin’s vision! (Here’s a peek at what Jessica created)

When I saw Caitlin’s inspiration board there were so many ideas and cookie designs that came to mind.  However, after hearing more about what Jessica was planning I settled on doing 2 different cookie designs.  The first was inspired by vintage shadowboxes filled with dried flowers.

I wanted them to be elaborate and overflowing with flowers so I made a variety of different sugar flowers to go on each cookie.

I chose a creamy ivory as the background color and added leaves and ferns.

I really wanted to balance the elaborate floral cookies with something pretty and simple so I chose periwinkle circles and added a delicate border and monogram to match Caitlin and Mike’s invitation font.

I loved how the two designs worked together!  There was just something so sweet about Caitlin’s colors and the mix of  elaborate with simple … a perfect combination of rustic, elegant, and vintage!

Stay tuned for Part 2 of Caitlin and Mike’s wedding…a little behind the scenes at what went into their vintage sweets display!

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1st “Inspired” Cookies Post!
"Inspired" Cookies, Cookies

I’m so excited to announce our newest blog series “Inspired” Cookies!  I am constantly finding inspiration for cookie designs in every-day life and I thought that it would be fun to start a new blog series sharing some of the cookies created from this inspiration.  In these posts I will share pictures of my original inspriation followed by some pictures of the “Inspired” Cookies as well as commentary on the designs and their intended use.  I have been collecting pictures as I find them for well over a year and actually thought up this blog series last summer.  Unfortunately, with the renovations of our shop and fulfilling orders I didn’t have the chance to make any of the cookies until now.  January-March can be a slower time for me as far as large wedding orders, and since I have several Bridal Shows and Tastings to attend, it is the perfect time to try out new designs.  It has been so exciting to finally get some of the designs floating in my head made into real cookies!  Some cookies will be accompanied by a whole inspiration board, color palette, or theme and some will be based off of a random item I found which interested me.  So, without further ado, here’s my first “Inspired” Cookies…

Last fall I was browsing Etsy in search of a purple glass bowl for a photo shoot.  Unfortunately, I didn’t find the purple bowl, but I did come across this beautiful Terra Cotta bowl which caught my eye.  I found the colors and pattern intriguing which got me thinking about how they could be used as part of a wedding.

I decided to use a circular star-burst pattern pulling the copper/melon from the bowl as well as the turquoise and white.  A block script for the monogram kept the cookies feeling modern.  I envision crisp white linens with pops of copper and turquoise throughout the room.  These cookies would look perfect as favors at each place setting or neatly lined up on a square platter as the “something bright” in a minimalist dessert display. 

Because of the star-burst pattern and colors, I think that these cookies also have a bit of a vintage/retro feel and could work well for an eclectic or retro inspired event.  Mismatched bridesmaid dresses in shades of copper and turquoise?  Cute! 

I hope that everyone enjoyed this little glimpse into the head of a cookie designer :)   I can’t wait for next week as I plan on spending some time decorating and photographing more “Inspired” Cookies for our February post!