Friday, July 31, 2009

Amazing Wedding Cakes by Sedona Cake Couture

The Globetrotting Groom and I visited Sedona, AZ this spring and one of the highlights of our trip was getting to meet Andrea Carusetta-Blaut, founder of Sedona Cake Couture. Andrea's beautiful artisan cakes have been enjoyed by celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Kirstie Alley as well as guests lucky enough to be invited to some of the Southwest's most distinctive weddings!

Andrea personally meets with every bride and groom to talk about their wedding, helping them envision their dream wedding cake which ties in all of their important wedding elements (every single cake is one of a kind!). From there, decisions are made regarding colors, cake flavors, fillings and final design. Andrea graciously prepared some cake samples for us and I can definitely say her creations taste as good as they look. Yum!

You may have seen her impeccable designs on the Food Network but if not, here is a little taste. Traditional, quirky, elaborate and simple, Sedona Cake Couture has done it all:

This 5' 2" cake, featuring 1,000 hand made sugar flowers, was designed for an elaborate pink-themed wedding. The couple requested a cake taller than the bride!

This luxurious gold and dark chocolate wedding cake came with matching individual cakes for every guest!

This bride requested a cake with sugar peonies that matched her bouquet:

A Cinderella inspired wedding cake:

I love this trendy new wedding cake topper - Sugar Shoes!

A bridal shower cake for a bride who loves black and white:

A Sedona inspired groom's cake:

Andrea has a great blog too so be sure to take a peek for more cake inspiration. And, tune in next week to learn about some of Sedona's hottest wedding and honeymoon spots.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Want to take your wedding gown around the world?

You know how I've started taking photos of my engagement and wedding rings when I travel?? See them in Mexico, Arizona and Anguilla?

Here's a
neat story from about a photographer husband who is photographing his bride in her wedding gown on all their travels!

I think this is such a fun idea. Lucky for her, her dress packs light! Check out for more photos and scoop on a coffee book they're making.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Looking to incorporate an Indian twist into your wedding?

Love the thought of your very own Monsoon Wedding? If you want to add some exotic Indian wedding traditions into your festivities, here are some ideas:

- You could wear a colorful sari to your rehearsal dinner.

- You could incorporate vibrant Indian colors and fabrics in your decor.

- You could have a Mendhi ceremony where brides are intricately decorated with henna "temporary tatoos" pre-wedding. My sister and I had this done on a recent family trip to Texas:

- Or if you're not sure you want to commit to the Mendhi on your body, why not incorporate it into your cake? Just check out this this cake that incorporated this lovely tradition from Lazy Bride.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Honeymoon Dexox Anyone? Unlimited Spa Treatments at Secrets Resorts, Mexico

Wedding planning is exhausting! What could be better than a pampering all-inclusive honeymoon with unlimited spa treatments???

To celebrate the opening of its new spa, Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun, the adults-only, all-inclusive, honeymoon haven in Mexico, is offering the Unlimited Spa Package for guests visiting now through December 23rd. Yeah, there's fine print (four 25-minute treatments per day per person) but still, this is an awesome deal. You'll choose from an array of specialty massages and hydrotherapy treatments at the brand new Secrets Spa by Pevonia. If your guy isn't the pampering type, just grab your bridesmaids and make it a bachelorette getaway.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Put a ring on it! Take three - Caribbean style...

Here's the latest series of my traveling ring shots! This time we're in Anguilla (more about that later!). If you missed the others, click here for Mexico and here for Arizona. And, check out the Tips from the Pros: How to take amazing engagement and wedding ring photos too.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Wedding Dress Sale to end all sales.....

Yup, its that time again!

You've heard of Running of the Bulls right? Now imagine brides chasing wedding dresses instead of animals. Yes, the Filene's Basement "Running of the Brides" wedding gown sale is underway once again.

If you need a dress and want a bargain, this event is for you. If you're traveling this summer, you may want to add Boston to your list since that's the biggest sale. Bring some bridesmaids along and have fun!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Vintage Travel - Free Virtual Rubber Stamps for you DIY Gals

I saw these on iDiY and I think they'd be so great for a vintage travel inspired Save the Date card, escort cards or even wedding invitation RSVPs. Click here for the full story and directions for downloading the free vintage postcard Epherma Brushes.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Still looking for the perfect bathing suit? One-piece or bikinis, check out these sexy styles...

I think all brides look great with a sun-kissed tan. If you're lucky enough to enjoy some beach or pool time this summer, make sure you've got a fabulous swimsuit. I love these Cala Ossidiana picks. Stock up now at 30% off thanks to Daily Candy (enter DAILYCANDY at checkout). They just scream tropical honeymoon to me...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Planes, Trains and Engagement Photos!

I love this vintage planes and trains engagement shoot by Christina Carroll I spotted on Elizabeth Anne Designs! The groom has his pilot's license and they both love vintage. So awesome, right? Click here to see the post.