My motto has been and always will be to “eat dessert first!” And that’s the name of a new sweets company that Jay came across while performing at a Holiday Party at Meridian Banquets in Rolling Meadows. Andrea De Simone is the owner of Dessert First in Elmhurst and her sweets are top notch. From chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes to red velvet cake lollipops, her creativity and homemade touch will be the perfect addition to your wedding sweets table. Andrea can customize a cookie bar, cupcake tree, or candy table that is absolutely mouth watering. She likes to say that you are “One call away from the first thing on your mind!” And if any of you are like me (especially this time of year), dessert is always on my mind! If you are looking for a “sweet ending” to your wedding reception, please contact Andrea at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 630.973.6662. And of course if you are looking for extraordinary Wedding DJ Entertainment, Something 2 Dance 2 is always here to help you create amazing memories
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Being a huge fan of anything sweet, I was saddened to hear that one of my favorite wedding cake bakeries, Rolf’s Patisserie was closing. Their website reads: “With deep regret Rolf’s Patisserie announces the closing of its business in Lincolnwood, IL, effective immediately. We thank you for your patronage and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
It is always sad to see a business close, especially during what should be a joyous holiday season. I wish all of our Something 2 Dance 2 brides and grooms who were using Rolf’s for their wedding cake and pastries the best of luck in their search for a new bakery. Please be in touch with your catering manager at your venues or with any of our staff if you need assistance. Being the sweet lover that I am, I am very happy to assist, especially if you need a taste tester!
During this sometimes “gloomy” time of the year in Chicago, it is always refreshing to see bright colors, so you can imagine my excitement when Pantone announced the “hot new color” for 2012 as Tangerine Tango!
We love this color for all kinds of things…flowers, bridesmaids dresses, invitations and of course lighting!
And it has already begun to pop up in fashion and cosmetics, with a strong showing in New York’s fashion week this fall.
Feeling bold…consider using this hot new color at your upcoming wedding!
After a long day at the ISSE Conference, I had the pleasure of meeting Kristin Weis, of Kristin Ashley Events in St. Louis. We totally bonded over truffles and cookies (among other things), and I had the chance to interview her for my blog.
Tell me about yourself & your business: I first started planning with Engaging Events by Ali from 2008-2010 and relocated to my husband’s native town of St. Louis, MO where I started Kristin Ashley Events, LLC. I love doing weddings in St. Louis, Chicago and Indiana (where I was born and raised). I graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Retail Management. Kristin Ashley Events offers professional advice and guidance throughout the wedding planning process, my goal is to be inpsired and enlightened to design and coordinate events that best reflect our client’s needs and wishes.
How did you get started in Wedding Planning? I started with visual merchandise in Chicago and wanted to try something different. I contacted Ali Phillips and had a few interviews, got the job and the rest is history. She still remains a best friend and a wonderful mentor.
We know Ali from all of her work with Wish Upon a Wedding…she has a wonderful reputation here in Chicago. What a great person to have as a mentor!
What sets you and your company apart from other wedding planners in St. Louis? My personality; I make the process fun!
What are some 2012 Wedding Trends? Metallic, patterns, textures and lounge inspired decor.
Since we met enjoying delicious desserts at the ISSE Conference, what are some of your favorite menu items for wedding receptions? I love customizing menu’s based on the season. August, farmers market (we have the best fresh veggies in the Midwest so use them!) Offering a butternut squash soup for fall or mango salad for summer.
I totally agree! Farm to table dining is huge here in Chicago as well!
Do you have a favorite color palette? Nope, I get inspired by my brides. One day I might not like a purple palette, but after talking to my client I get to use things that she is inspired by and sometimes I end up loving the color I used to run from!
If you could only have one song on your I-pod, which song would it be? Rihanna-Live Your Life
If you are a bride living in St. Louis, Chicago or Indiana who is in need of a fabulous wedding planner, please contact Kristin at: http://www.kristinashleyevents.com/