Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday Dessert Table Segment and Behind the Scenes

Happy Holidays everyone! Just wanted to share our Holiday Dessert Table segment that aired earlier this week on the Daytime show (NBC). This was the final installment of a three part series with Daytime.

Overall this was such a great experience, but I smile when I look back at this moment because I was soooo frazzled. Very little time to get the final table together...forgot my milk shots....wanted to include Branches...wanted to wrap the brownies with parchment paper and some cute purple twine, and what about my hair? (Sigh) The list goes on.

Of course, now that I see the final product, I realize that it all worked out great and how incredibly  blessed I was to have the opportunity. If you read my novel here, you should have a pretty good idea that I'm sooo ready, inspired and fearless for what is in store for 2011.

Can't wait!


TABLE CREDITS: Thank you, thank you, thank you....
Overal Concept and Design: Chic Sweets
Poms: Pom Tree
Cake signage: Ready Go
Linen: Linens by the Sea

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Chic Sweets: A Year in Review

                                         Image Credit: Limelight Photography
                                          Image Credit: Mark Moberg Photography
                                          Image Credit: Luminaire Foto
                                                      Image Credit: Victor's Photojournalism
                                          Image Credit: Carrie Wildes Photography

                                        Image Credit: Limelight Photography
                                        Image Credit: Lauren Pauline Photography
                                       Image Credit: CSE Photography

So maybe it's too early to summarize the whole year, but I've just been reflecting of how wonderful, challenging, hard and amazing this year has been!

Never in a million years would I have thought that I would be sitting here and living (working) my dream of starting my own business. Never could I have imagined the array of emotions that I would be faced with everyday. This evening's emotion: just unbelievably grateful. Grateful to those that took me in from the very beginning, believed in me, gave me a chance and continue to be my mentors everyday. MMD Events, Sandy Rule, Limelight, Cyndi Edwards, Carrie Wildes, Signature Events by DesignStaci Mandikas Anglo Couture, Diana Tamayo, Monica Varner, Aymee Brace--Thank you for grabbing me by the shoulders and letting me know that I can do this.

And for those that have taken their amazing abilities behind the lens to capture my work-THANK YOU: to Phillip Lloyd, Mark Moberg, CSE Photography, Limelight, K&K Photography, Luminaire Foto, Carrie Wildes, Kimberly Dyer...without your work quite simply, I could not do mine.

The Cake Blog, Save the Date for Cupcakes, Style Me Pretty, Daytime NBC, Good Morning America ABC and Celebrations at Home--I'm not sure what else to say but thank you for supporting my work and bringing it to a larger audience I never knew was even possible. Truly, your support leaves me completely awestruck.

And to my unofficial cheerleader (minus the outfit), my husband. Who has supported me from the moment I sat him down and told him this was my dream. He lifts me up and carries me during the dark days and rallies behind me when I could not be happier. Most of all, he constantly challenges me to do better, be better, and most of all, be fearless. And at the end of the day, I'm not sure I would be at this place without him.

And finally (as if I could not make this any longer) my core team...they have loved me, supported me more, put up with me and stayed up in the wee hours of the night working with me...Gerald, Becki, Carmen, Josh, Jen and most of all, my family...THANK YOU.

Sorry for the novel...wasn't sure it wasn't going to turn out like this when I started. Just had the immense need to reflect and share all of my thoughts (and love) for this year!

Happy Holidays and can't wait for 2011!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Sweet Engagement Shoot by Chic Sweets and Limelight


Catching up on some blogging here! We were thrilled to be a cover-feature on Style Me Pretty a few weeks ago. This was an easy, laid back engagement shoot that we were asked to style for Limelight Photography. More and more we are finding that our clients are looking for imaginative and creative ways to show their personalities and still feel like themselves!

Of course, when you are working with a photographer that just "gets it," that is always great. Rebecca from Limelight is always inspiring to collaborate it. She gave me a description of the couple, what they were looking for and we took it from there.

Enjoy and have a lovely weekend!!!

Dessert Table Credits:
Overall Concept and Shoot: Chic Sweets and Limelight
Linen: Linens by the Sea
Banner: Funkyshique

**Special thanks to Style Me Pretty for the feature and support!**

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Daytime Morning Show: Thanksgiving Table

Enjoy everyone and (ugh) sorry so late. Holiday table coming shortly!!!

For a behind the scenes peek and to see all the fabulous contributors for this tables, click here.
Chic Sweets

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dessert Table Segment (Behind the Scenes)-Daytime TV Show

Hey everyone! Hope all of you are having a great week. Just wanted to share a few behind the scenes for our Thanksgiving Dessert Table Segment that aired this week on Daytime's WFLA. LOL, and as you can see I'm in deep concentration!

Again, can't express enough how amazing this experience was for Chic Sweets. The Daytime staff was amazing: Hosts' Cyndi Edwards, Lindsay MacDonald, David Nemeth and producer Deanna George could not have made me feel more comfortable.

And stay tuned for our Christmas Table coming up soon!

Dessert Table Credits:
Candy/Desserts; Overall Concept: Chic Sweets
Cupcake Wrappers: Papershop
Cupcake Toppers: Two Sugar Babies
Burlap Banner: Funkyshique

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Purple and White Inspiration: Dessert Table

Hey Y'all! Hope everyone is having a good week! Recently we worked with a very special client for a house welcoming party for the client's family.

Let me tell you that in having seen quite a few weddings, there is one element that will completely devour my attention (besides candy) and that is Conceptbait's floral, which was in one word: MAJOR!

So with the floral, design and styling by the geniuses over at Conceptbait, a delicious dessert table from us and top it all off photography by Limelight you have you full day's serving of contemporary elegance.


Event Credits:
Floral, Design & Styling: Conceptbait
Dessert Table: Chic Sweets
Photography: Limelight

Friday, November 5, 2010

Perfect Wedding Guide: Bridal Show

Hope everyone had a "sweet" Halloween. Just thought I would share a few pictures from a recent show we did with Perfect Wedding Guide before we head out for the weekend! Love, love, love this color palette and wish I could work with it more.

Also love to experiment with different backdrops, in this case we did painted stripes, alternating all three colors. It was time-consuming to get it perfect, but the final product was definitely worth it.

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

Dessert Table credits:

Candy/Dessert Table:
Cake Decor:

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Grand Opening: Carrie Wildes Photography & Events in Bloom

Carrie Wildes of Carrie Wildes Photography is one of our favorite photographers EVER. She always captures the most down-right gorgeous weddings where the love and emotion is so vivid, you can almost touch them.  At Chic Sweets we have been extremely lucky to have Carrie capture our dessert tables (here and here). So when we were asked to provide a dessert table for the grand opening of Carrie's studio (shared with Events in Bloom), it was a no-brainer! Carrie has been a longtime supporter of our work so we could not more thrilled with how her company has grown.

One of the best parts of this table was that we were able to bring Carrie's work in as the backdrop which definitely made the table feel more personal. Also for our cake pops, we decided to put them on mini-icecream cones (recipe adapted from Bakerella).