Friday, April 30, 2010

Real Wedding: Kate and Brandon


Radiant. Yep, I think that pretty well sums up Kate's look on her wedding day. It was the stunning (seriously: stunning) orange and pink portrait midway down that first caught my eye on Carrie Wildes Photography, and though Kate and Brandon's Florida destination wedding has some lovely details, it was really the love this couple has for each other that told me we had to share this wedding.

And as a pink fanatic, it’s not surprising that I love the bright pink color palate, but what I’m really swooning over are the fun splashes of orange in the bridesmaids’ summery frocks and blooming bouquets.

Of course, it was sooo much fun to design the dessert table-Kate made it very clear-she wanted "fun-fantasy." So we played around with gerbera daisies and some jumbo pink balloons that served as our backdrop for the table. We also worked with an amazing orange-striped print that pulled everything together.

So here's a little taste of the day. More detail shots coming soon!

Photography: Carrie Wildes Photography Reception: Saddlebrook Resort, DJ and Lighting: Inspired Entertainment, Videography: Studios 76

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Family Photoshoot

Image Credit: Limelight Photography
Image Credit: Limelight Photography

Happy Monday (well almost)!

Well here I am...Natalie. So today, I thought I would share the flip side of my other passion in precious family. I have to say that I never thought when I headed into this field that I would be posing for photo shoots, but these kind of unexpected surprises are what makes going out on my own totally worth it! For some time, I've been in desperate need of some photographs of my family but for miscellaneous reasons (work, kids, life, etc.) never got around to getting them done. Of course, the only person to get the job done was Rebecca Zoumberos from Limelight Photography!

The logistics of getting ready was a little nervewracking...what to wear....will the kids behave...can I manage to loose the extra pounds :) However, once we arrived at Limelight's beautiful studio (also affectionately known as "The Z Farm"), all the nervousness kind of went away. Rebecca is so easy going that to my surprise, once I relaxed a little and stopped thinking about how funny I probably looked, we had a great time and really loved how the photos turned out. Having all the kids run around crazy, definitely helps and really, could they be any cuter (Husband included)??

Well, enough talk…lets get on to the pictures!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Glamorous Bling-Inspired Wedding at The Don Cesar

Image credit: Pure Emotions
Image credit: Pure Emotions
Image credit: Pure Emotions
Image credit: Pure Emotions
Image credit: Pure Emotions
Image credit: Pure Emotions
So finally getting around to posting some professional pictures from recent events. Julie ~ today’s beautiful bride ~spent over a year planning her wedding! She knew what she liked and set about assembling a team who could help her achieve it. Staci at Unique Event Design, Alicia at Pure Emotions, Samantha from Signature Event Design (and of course, Chic Sweets) all played significant roles in their areas of wedding expertise!

Of course, this couple was really easy to fall in love with. First of all, the ceremony and reception was held at the BEAUTIFUL Don Cesar Beach Resort. Yep, total gorgeousness. Second, this couple are madly in love with each other and both have that glowy, hopelessly smitten look after 10 years of marriage! Yes, that is right. After being unable to afford the wedding they wanted the first time around, they finally decided to have their dream wedding. And third, the wedding style is pretty much as gorgeous as you can get with dark red roses, the custom damask print, and a wedding gown that is as sexy as it is timeless and little handmade details that are all about the charm.

The dessert table, was so much fun to create, from the rock candy-to the shots of milk served alongside chocolate dipped oreo cookies, it was pretty much to-die-for (and delicious). As always, thanks to Linens by the Sea for delivering the most beautiful linens. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Great Giveaway from Carrie Wildes Photography!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter break!

Just wanted to share a great site to put on everyone's radar screen! Chic Sweets was honored to be as the first "Y Not Giveaway" featured on Carrie Wildes Photography. In addition to featuring her work she will be posting "random fun things" and gearing up for additional giveaways from some wonderful vendors.

Here is a picture from an Easter basket given away by Chic Sweets....

Morgan's Inspired Dora Party!

Finally! Breaking my blogging drought! I can’t believe how busy we have been these days! We are growing and more fun opportunities keep coming my way, which is such a blessing, but leaves me with little time to do anything else but work.

So with that, I will leave you with a few parting shots from a recent birthday party for a wonderful little girl, by the name of Morgan. Her mother, is an amazing mother and works for the wonderful Cafe a la Carte (a delicious mobile gourmet Espresso, Latte & Cappuccino Bar).

The lighting was difficult so pardon the photos! Hopefully soon, will be able to share some additional photos from recent events we've had these past few weeks.

Also, I will be posting some exciting news coming shortly for a shoot we are working on with an amazing team.... (which I'm kind of bursting at the seams about)....stay tuned!