Cake Photo: Brian Mary Photography
Honestly, what is a wedding, truly, but a really good excuse to eat really good cake? OK, OK, that may be understating things just a tad, but srsly, loves, if the wedding couple are the leading superstars of the celebration, the wedding cake’s job is to play the scene-stealing supporting role. Follow these essential tips to find, design, order and enjoy the right wedding cake for your grand affair! Click here to read the rest of this post »
There are few things in life quite as sweet as saying “I do” to your partner on your wedding day! Your wedding cake is the one element of your wedding that might give that moment a run for its money. Whether you opt for an ornate fondant design, buttercream with fresh flower accents, hand-painted sweets, bedazzled layers or a creative dessert table filled with your favorite candies and sweets in the colors of your wedding palette, your wedding cake and wedding desserts should be as beautiful to look at as they are delicious to eat. And you’ll find plenty of sweetness to delight you at the upcoming I Do! Wedding Soiree, where two of Houston’s most beloved special-occasion bakeries will be serving up their wedding dessert specialties.
Both Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe and Susie’s Cakes & Confections are in the process of creating beautiful, personalized wedding cakes and desserts exclusively for our signature I Do! Wedding Soiree coming to The Corinthian on Tuesday, Feb. 28th. You’ll also have a chance to sample sweet treats from Jackson and Company, our exclusive I Do! Soiree caterer (be sure to check back here next week when we offer a sneak peek at Jackson and Company’s full Soiree menu of decadent food and wine pairings!).
Advance-sale tickets to Houston’s ONLY luxury wedding event are on sale now. Bonus: Purchase your tickets by 11:59 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 24, and you could WIN an incredible $1,000 Hotel Galvez & Spa Weekend Romance Escape!! Our winner will be notified next week, and announced live at the I Do! Wedding Soiree. Good luck, lovelies…and we’ll see YOU at I Do!
Top Left Photo: Civic Photos, Cake: Jackson and Company | Top Right Photo: Civic Photos, Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections | Bottom Photo: Dessert Design & Photo Courtesy of: Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe
Photo: Courtesy of Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe
More than five decades of love go into every Dessert Gallery Bakery & Café wedding cake, brownie pop, macaron, mousse and parfait. That’s a LOT of love. Which makes Dessert Gallery treats a wonderful way to infuse your wedding celebration with all the affection you have for your beloved family, friends and fresh, new spouse!
If you attended our I Do! Soiree at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, you had a chance to experience Dessert Gallery’s treats in person—their glittering chocolate “bombes” were a particular delight, capturing the sparkle of the occasion in mini mouthfuls that were as gorgeous to look at as they were delicious to devour. And they’ll be bringing their delicious treats, once again, to our spring I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian on Tuesday Feb. 28, so make sure to purchase your advance tickets to Houston’s ONLY luxury wedding event now, while they last…and arrive with an appetite for sweet deliciousness!
Though Dessert Gallery owner Sara Brook didn’t start out as the dessert queen she is today—in fact, she graduated at the top of her class at UT as a computer science and sociology major!—she always had a passion for baking. “There’s a reason I have an Easy Bake Oven in my office!” Brook says. “My fondest childhood memory is as a four-year-old in preschool, taking turns mixing cake batter in class. After more than 30 years in business, I still love looking at pictures in cookbooks and coming up with new recipes.”
We can’t think of a lovelier way to tap into a local Houston dessert treasure than by presenting your wedding reception guests with a spectacular Dessert Gallery sweets display, butler-passing Dessert Gallery mini desserts during your high-energy after party, or sending guests home with a beautifully packaged Dessert Gallery favor to enjoy after the festivities have ended.
Schedule your appointment to visit Dessert Gallery’s bakery on the corner of Richmond and Kirby, to see what Sara Brook and her staff can whip up just for you!
Photo: Courtesy of Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe
WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON FALL 2014 | STYLED SHOOT
A forest clearing. A lush baroque-meets-burlesque (but oh so demure) fantasy wedding tablescape. A dreamy, bohemian bride, aglow with sunlight and sparkle. This magnificent shoot, featured in our July 2014 issue, is a true original, and a visual stunner. Meet & converse with contributors Kat Creech Events, Steve Lee Photography, EB Inc. Events and Plants N’ Petals at the upcoming 10/9 I Do! Bridal Soiree at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown, and find out how they can make YOUR wedding dreams come true. Get your tickets NOW!
Concept & Design: Kat Creech Events ~ Photography: Steve Lee Weddings ~ Location: Private Property ~ Flowers: Dream Bouquet ~ Linens & Dining Chairs: EB Inc. Events ~ Lounge Decor: Plants N’ Petals ~ China, Stationery, Props: Blue Leaf Houston ~ Cake: Who Made the Cake! ~ Gown: Turquoise by Ines di Santo from Ivory Bridal Atelier
“Our design aim was to discover the intersection between what Barr Mansion had already so beautifully curated and where we found our personality within that,” says bride Jenna of her wedding to adorable Nathan at Austin’s foodie-focused wedding venue. “We took the antique, rustic, free-spirit, artistic, creative, comfortable and natural beauty that was already there and built on that with homegrown flowers, handcrafted centerpieces, personalized paper-cut banners, unique music, DIY’d accent pieces, and a relaxing, lounge-style reception atmosphere.” Even the day’s wet weather was a welcome happenstance. “My mom mentioned that it had rained on her wedding day, and Nathan remarked how the drizzly gray weather looked exactly like where he grew up in Alaska.” We’re delighted to share with you this sweet couple’s lovely wedding, featuring coordination by Kat Creech Events and flowers by Dream Bouquet—make sure to check out more from this talented team of top Houston wedding vendors in the new issue of Weddings in Houston (“Opulence Among the Oaks,” p. 216), on newsstands now!
Photos: Votive Photography ~ Wedding Gown: BHLDN ~ Consultant: Kat Creech Events ~ Florist: Dream Bouquet ~ Decor & Rentals: DIY and Flora & Eventi ~ Favors: Kat Creech Events ~ Registry: Macy’s Wedding & Gift Registry