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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1000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies, and Cakes!
Cookies, Design Inspiration, Mentions, Miscellaneous

Since it’s now October I have some exciting news to share to start the week off!  Last fall I was asked if I would like to have several pictures of my cookies included in the soon to be released 1000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies, & Cakes.  Of course I said yes!  It’s slated for release in November 2010 and you can pre-order it on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a discounted price.  In fact, if you click on the “Look Inside” button in the Amazon listing (if you’re logged in you can see an extended preview) you might actually recognize a few cookie pictures as you scroll through the pages…very neat!!  I can’t wait to get my copy and see all of the amazing desserts created by other decorators!

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Peach, Turquoise, and Chocolate Inspiration
Cookies, Design Inspiration, Weddings

Some Monday wedding inspiration to start the week off from Michelle May of Checkerboard.  Below is one of the beautiful inspiration boards from the collaborative project that I was a part of recently for the new Unveiled line of invitations by Checkerboard.  I just love the pretty combination of peaches, pinks, turquoise, and hints of warm browns!  The save the date card with the different colored flowers and butterflies on a peach background is just stunning…perfect for summer! 

Flora Fauna Inspiration Board:

(c) Checkerboard  {Images:  Flowers:Sprout, Couple & Makeup: Michele M. Waite Photography, Cookies: Cookie Creatives, Butterfly: Michelle May, Lemonade Shack: Erin Wolczik}

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Some Recent Mentions…
Design Inspiration, Mentions, myKPW Expert Advice Articles, Weddings

I’ve been super busy with cookie orders lately and I can’t wait to start sharing pictures of everything that I’ve been working on but I need to find time to take the pictures off the camera before I can share them!  In the meantime I thought that I’d start the week off by sharing a few recent mentions from around the web…

Some of my cookies made it onto two different inspiration boards which were posted on the WeddingWire Blog (very cool)!  I love both The Blue & Cameo board and The Sourdogh, Tana, & Wood Inspiration board.  Check out the amazing wooden vases and the beautiful color combination of blue with creamy oranges…so pretty!!

An excerpt from the article I wrote for the my Kate Parker Wedding site were featured on their blog along with some cookie pictures!  I have several clients who have chosen to use place card cookies for their events this season so I’m happy to say that I will soon have some new pictures to share along with cookie seating card inspiration.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out the my Kate Parker Wedding site yet it’s an amazing resource for inspiration and wedding eye candy!

My pear seating card cookies were included in the article Creative Place Card Ideas on the WeddingWire Blog.  There are some great alternatives to traditional seating cards.  I especially love the first picture of little cards with fabric circles on them that signify the matching table.  Very graphic and colorful!!

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Checkerboard Collaboration: Inspiration Boards
Cookies, Design Inspiration, Weddings

A few months ago I was asked by Michelle May, one of the lead designers at Checkerboard, if I would like to collaborate on an exciting project that she was working on for Checkerboard’s new Unveiled collection.  Of course I said yes!  Below is one of the beautiful collages that is part of this project which showcases their new line of stationary and I have to say from what I’ve seen the invitations are completely beautiful and very detailed!  It’s probably best if I let Michelle tell a bit about the new collection…

“About the collection: Unveiled is a new Checkerboard wedding invitation album releasing this week at the New York Stationery Show. The immediate look of the book is so different, as it uses inspiration boards and beautiful imagery to set the tone for each ensemble. With images courtesy of Michele M. Waite Photography, Dom Miguel Photography, Cookie Creatives, Something Sweet by Michelle, and Sprout, beautiful collage boards make each suite come to life and create visual excitement, as each step of your wedding planning should be! The colorful collages of cool locations, wedding cakes, decorative cookies, and photojournalistic images were designed and inspired to capture the excitement and inspiration for each design by the artist.  Each invitation suite may tell a story of your wedding; the planning, the gatherings, the parties, up to and through the main event of the wedding ceremony and reception. The common invitation text is taken to a new level with your excitement and personal connection to your guests in mind.”

And here’s a bit from the press release for the NY Stationary Show: 

“Unveiled elevates the act of inviting through imagery and personal expression, making it a conversation between the couple and their guests. No longer are invitees mere spectators but rather they are now a part of the event just as they have been a part of the couple’s life. From stationery that tells the personal story of a couples first date, to coordinating note cards that add a distinctive and individual touch to an invitation, Unveiled welcomes your guests into the event as active participants..they may just become as excited as the bride and groom.

 Unveiled features mindful juxtapositions of colors, from subtle tone on tone to bold pops of color such as vibrant corals partnered with aqua and bright watermelon on white. Fashion forward as always, we’ve expanded our extensive collection of envelope liners to include lively patterns such as whimsical balloons and antique maps along with luxurious imported Italian designs.

 Unveiled has thought through all the little details that make a couple’s planning easier and their event more personal and unforgettable. Checkerboard invitations are sold internationally. Although this new line is not yet available to view online, you can visit your local stationer to see it in person.”

I thought that I’d start by sharing one of the beautiful boards that Michelle created.  There are lots more but I figured that it would be best to enjoy them one at a time and also to spread the inspiration out over time…

{c} Checkerboard  {Images: Bride & Tent: Michele M. Waite Photography:  Rings: Dom Miguel Photography:  Corset Cookies: Cookie Creatives}

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