Earlier this week I celebrated another birthday. Ever since Melissa & Brandon’s Casa Monica wedding last month, I knew what kind of sweet treat I’d want for my birthday. My mom, my littlest boy and I took off on a road trip to The Pastry Studio in Daytona Beach, Florida.
I gave Sherri a call last week and placed my order for cupcakes. We were greeted with such sweet hospitality and her cake studio is so stylish! I had such a great time talking weddings, cake and photography with her. It’s always nice to connect with other wedding professionals and appreciate the artistic side of what we both love and do. One of the things that really impressed me so much with Sherri’s cakes are that they are not only delicious but beautiful. She has taught herself photography over the 12 years she’s been in business and takes a lot of pride in photographing her cakes. I noticed that the first time I visited her website. It’s very modern and stylish with really good photographs, all of which she does herself, which to me is a huge selling point for out of town brides who cannot make it in for a tasting. She has such a passion for what she does and it shows in her work.
Here’s a little glimpse into my visit.
Sherri even had cookies waiting for my little boy. How sweet!I was treated to the typical tasting experience that all of her brides get when they come in. These were amazing! I think I’ve added a few new favorite flavors to my list. She even gave me a tour of her kitchen so I got to see where all the magic happens. This is Sherri! She’s the mastermind behind my new sweet addiction. She’s awesome so if you need a wedding cake, you must go see her!
And yes, here’s the real reason that I drove all the way to Daytona. Red Velvet cupcakes. Seriously delicious! Sherri! I cannot thank you enough for the delicious treats! I had the best time chatting with you and I will definitely be back.
All of my weddings are very unique for lots of different reasons and Kate & Mike’s Club Continental wedding was no exception. Early in the day, the club lost power and was off for almost the entire day, with the exception of a few minutes during the reception. Luckily I bring plenty of lights and seem to find light in the not so obvious places, Club Continental cooks with gas, the DJ had a backup plan and Kate’s mom brought an abundance of votives. I have to really commend Kate because she stayed calm and the lack of power didn’t put a damper on the fact that she was about to marry Mike. Kate has one of the sweetest mom’s I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Kate and her mom thought of everything and it shows in every aspect of the day. There were so many personal details that she incorporated and it really brought a lot of personality to the event. The weather started out very rainy but the closer it came to ceremony time, the sun came out. I was pretty happy about this because Kate and Mike planned to do a “first look” and most of their pictures before the ceremony. I can’t stress how much it really helps to do pictures before the ceremony. Kate and Mike still had their private moment together which I think helps calm the nerves and it allowed them to move into their reception fairly quickly after the ceremony and enjoy more time with their guests. Aside from the loss of power, the day really couldn’t have been more perfect. Thank you to the Baileys for making me feel so welcome! It was an honor to work with such amazing people! Have fun in Ireland!
Ceremony/Reception: Club Continental
Kate’s gown: Park Avenue Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: Nordstrom
Flowers: Orange Park Florist
Makeup: Gemma B makeup
Hair: Lee Hair and Nails
Cake: Publix at Hibernia
Ceremony musician: Keith Jones
Invitations: Heather O’Brien Designs
Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Cami
Coordinater: Candace Williams
DJ: Justin Frederics of Florida Wedding DJs