Vendor Spotlight: Sweet Table

March 21, 2014

So for those who don’t know me, I love home baking, I bake alot (well more often before I became a mom), and trying my hand on decorating as well. I grew up in a household where my mom baked all the time, which is probably where I got my love for baking from.

So when I came across Sweet Table one day, I instantly knew that there was something special about them. They remind me of simple home baking, with exceptional design.

About them in their own words:
We started Sweet Table with the idea that sweets + design can live on the same table.
We’re about:
the SWEETS; creating delightful homemade desserts, vintage hand made candies and mouth watering chocolates
and DESIGN; Stunning backdrops and decor. From concept to design, we create unforgettable dessert vignettes.
So check out some of their gorgeous and yummy work here! This is one of their favourite events that they had a chance to be part of: Wedding Open House at 2nd Floor Events in which they created not just 1, but 3 wedding sweet tables! Here’s what they have to say about all the details they put in!
Our Classic Sweet Table setup consisted of a peach fondant covered cake with a gold royal icing cage, vanilla stacked sugar cookies and  macaroons (rose and vanilla). This was styled with fresh greenery and clear servingware to keep the table feeling fresh while allowing the desserts to shine. This Caged Cake was the most sensitive cake we made to date. Doesn’t stop it from being one of our favorites! P.S. There’s even a cage on top! Hanging above were three velvet rose balls for some added drama and texture.
Setup B-15 Setup B - classic
Our Vintage Sweet Table setup consisted of a lemon sprinkle cake, french vanilla ruffle cake, home made cookies and creme marshmallows, rock candy and mini cupcakes (toffee & chocolate) from Desmond & Beatrice This sweet table was surrounded by birch trees. Hanging from one end to the other, over the table was a “Love is Sweet” burlap banner we made. We used a variety of clear, porcelain and jade stands with burlap accents to soften the glass. All paper toppers were handmade by us.
Setup A - vintage
Our Modern Sweet Table setup had a 50 Shades of Grey spin to it. This sweet table consisted of an ombré square cake with hand painted sugar anemones, ombré stamped fondant vanilla sugar cookies and marble cake pops. We used white servingware for this setup to best display the various shades of grey that were created. For a sultry, playful sexy feel we added some delicate touches of lace and severed the cake pops on individual serving spoons. It’s okay to splurge – no one’s watching! Above hung three asymmetrical ombré painted wood frames.
Setup C-08 Setup C - modern
I love these girls!! Seriously. As they say, creativity is endless and so are the flavor and dessert options. You can come to them with the whole plan or just a favorite flavor, and they have the rest covered.
So go on, indulge and connect with them!
Sweet Table
Twitter: @Sweettableca
Instagram: @Sweettableca
Stephanie Brown, The Baker.
Twitter: @CupcakesSundry
Instagram: @Stfnebrown
Izabela Chmielewska, Sweets Stylist.
Twitter: @Sweets_Stylist
Instagram: @Sweets_Stylist

Vendor spotlight: Blair Nadeau Millinery

March 14, 2014

I love the wedding industry as you all may know. I love all the people I’ve met, and I love how they have constantly inspire me with their talents, encouragement and support. So as my token of appreciation for them,  I wanted to do a short series of posts of some of the talented vendors I adore working with! It’s also a bit of a personal indulgence for me to listen to stories behind their creations as I’m always curious about them.

Today, my first feature – the talented Blair Nadeau Millinery . I love her work since the beginning, and to have gotten chances to work with her here and here had been such a treat! I asked Blair what her top 3 favourite pieces she had designed in the past year and why so, and the inspiration behind them. So here are her gorgeous pieces!!

  • Ava Headsash Veil

Blair Nadeau Millinery - Ava Veil
Blair:– the Ava was the first piece that I created for the 2014 collection back last February. It was created custom for a photoshoot and I fell in love with it so much, that it became the inspirational piece for the entire collection.
I love that it is comprised of 3 separate pieces so that I creates 3 completely different looks for the bride! Its modern, yet has a whimsical vintage edge to it.

  • Kenna Crown

Blair Nadeau Millinery - Kenna Crown (1) Blair Nadeau Millinery - Kenna Crown (2)

Blair: – this is one of my favourite crowns from the 2014 collection. As my work has been featured quite often on the television show REIGN, I’ve been creating a side line of crowns that are inspired by Mary Queen of Scots and her Ladies in Waiting. This piece was inspired by the character Kenna on the show. I love the whimsy behind it, the double headband that sparkles with crystals and the tiny handpressed silk flowers.
Last week this piece was featured on REIGN, worn by Lola, not Kenna (though she did wear the Aylee Crown) I have recently designed a crown for Lola, but it is in the 2015 collection! You’ll have to wait and see!

  • Benater Spiked Beret

Blair Nadeau Millinery - Benetar

Blair: I absolutely adore this hat for purely selfish reasons. Although I specialize in Bridal, I’m a punk rocker at heart and love playing with studs! The Benater was blocked with a special block that I had custom made in a larger beret shape. It is blocked with wool felt and the first piece in my collection that is wool based. I had such a fantastic time drilling and riveting the spikes into the hat to create this fantastic punk rock bridal look.