Navy and Pink Scottsdale Wedding – Featured on Inspired By This

February 14

What better way to celebrate love, on Valentine’s Day, than to share some of my favorite images from Tasha and Trevor’s wedding day, taken by the kind and talented Amy and Jordan Photography at one of their Workshops last fall.  All weddings are special but they don’t all include 16 photographers, a FOX 10 Phoenix news story as well as being published on Inspired By This!

Tasha, a Phoenix Suns Dancer, was proposed to by her now Husband Trevor during one of the half time shows and their story went viral!  When Amy and Jordan heard that Tasha and Trevor were planning on eloping at the courthouse, and they wouldn’t be getting any beautiful photos, Amy and Jordan started thinking.  One thing led to the next, and Tasha and Trevor weren’t just going to be modeling for one of Amy and Jordan’s workshops (where they teach aspiring photographers how to become successful) they were getting married at it!

Top wedding planner (named one of the top by Martha Stewart!) Jenni Thye of Imoni Events generously donated her time and talent to give Tasha and Trevor the wedding of their dreams.  I was honored to design and create a cake for the couple and when Tasha saw it she told me that it looked just like something she would have picked.  How amazing is that!  I even made a side cake of their favorite flavor for them to take home to eat.  It was an honor to play a small role in helping celebrate two kind people on their uniquely, amazing wedding day alongside other talented vendors who donated their time and talents. You can just see their love of each other beaming through these gorgeous photographs!

To see the Inspired By This publishing click here.

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Other participating vendors include:

Event Design: @jennithye of @instaimoni // Floral Design: @butterflypetals // Calligraphy: @freedhands// Linen: @latavolalinen// Officiant: #mattnathanson // Rentals: @glamourandwoods // Hair: @hairbyemilyhughes // Makeup: @makeupbutterfly// Wedding Dress: @schaffersbridal_az // Tux: @celebtuxntails // Cake: @heartsweetcakes // Pies: @mammatoledos // Venue: @claytononthepark // Photography: @amy_demos & @jordan_demos




Edgy & Masculine Styled Shoot at The Four Seasons

February 10

A couple of months ago I was approached by the lovely Meren Dehaze from Some Like It Classic to create a cake for a unique, masculine, and edgy styled shoot she was designing.  She had me at unique, masculine, and edgy!

I love designing and creating cakes that you don’t see everyday, and I knew that I could come up with something that would compliment her uses of leather, wood, and mixed metals.  I wanted to create a cake that was “simple” yet bold with a lot of texture.

Unlike most of my cake designs, where sugar flowers are a main component, I felt like this cake didn’t need them and I wanted the gold, braided texture on the bottom tier to be the main focal point.  I actually had been wanting to try this braided technique for some time now and I loved how it turned out.  Each individual piece was hand cut and painted before being attached to the cake tier creating the braided effect.

To achieve the braided look, I had to be extremely precise in cutting and shaping each piece to ensure they were all exactly the same.  I wanted to also bring in a slight marble effect and so I marbled some gray tones into the white fondant tiers.  This helped soften the edginess of the black, leathery tier and the bold texture of the braided tier.  I finished off the borders with small clusters of sprinkles that I painted gold and dusted with some edible gold glitter.

Below are a few of my favorite photos from this styled shoot captured by the talented Brushfire Photography.  A complete list of the participating vendors who contributed to this day are listed at the bottom of this post as well as the link to Ruffled Blog where this styled shoot was featured!
























Click here to go to the featured post on Ruffled Blog that was picked up in just 12 hours after being submitted!

Participating Vendors:

Event Design || Some Like It Classic – Designer Meren Dehaze

Photography || Brushfire Photography

Floral Design || Carte Blanche Floral

Rentals || Classic Party Rentals & Glamour and Woods

Linens || La Tavola Fine Linens

Wedding Invitations || Idieh Design

Venue || Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Hair and Make Up || Sarah Monachos – Hair Makeup By Sarah