Here we go 2013!  Starting off sparkly.

Gretchen’s wedding this snowy weekend was at a gorgeous venue in my neighborhood, Williamsburg BK.  Brooklyn Winery is a natural space with bare wood, tall ceilings and a warm and cozy vibe, just perfect for a wedding any time of the year or a drink any night of the week.   And, you can get your own growler of wine to take home.   My favorite kind of favor!

The decor of the wedding cake was collaborated with the brides dress and a gorgeous sequined floral detail that was on it.  For the fantasy flower, we created hundreds of mini sugar sequins and adhered them to the free formed flower ad then gave it a bit of luster.   Silver dragees made the center of the the sugar flower and were picked up again as a detail above the banding at the base of the tiers.  Sugar branches covered in glitter framed the touches of lace and negative space.

The wedding cake was made from two flavors,  Chocolate Cake with Raspberry and Ultra Rich Butter Cake with Caramel Buttercream.   I’m not always a fan of  offering more than one flavor, since it can cause some distress at a seated dinner.  It would be rude to not place a piece in front of every guest, and if the most popular flavor is gone before everyone has made their selection, someone can be left disappointed.  But, I am a big fan of it when its served at a dessert station or buffet and  everyone is allowed to take their own plate.  Not everyone will choose cake then and  its first come first served.  No one to blame but yourself, if you’re too busy dancing to grab your  favorite flavor.