We hope you’re staying warm on this very cold week! To get you out of your winter blues, we’re sharing a real wedding with stunning colors and textures that inspired our show stopping cake! Many thanks to Critsey Rowe for the gorgeous images.
To create a quatrefoil pattern, we used a textured pin to get the desired shape. Each hand painted quatrefoil piece was put on the cake one by one for perfect placement.
We loved the finished product and how it complimented the bridesmaids attire. They were absolutely stunning in blue. The color combinations in this wedding were simply gorgeous and we especially loved the bridal jewelry!
This wedding, expertly planned by Carolina Event Design, also had a lovely spread in Carolina Bride Magazine.
We love seeing our work in print!
All our best to the happy couple, and thanks to the amazing vendors below who made this beautiful wedding go off without a hitch!
Happy Friday! We wanted to kick off your weekend with a gorgeous photo shoot filled with stunning flowers, a beautiful mountain backdrop and of course, Wow Factor Cakes!
The sweet and talented Ashley with The Graceful Host dreamed up this bohemian style shoot and it turned out amazingly! The stunning images were artfully captured by Crystal Stokes Photography. A full vendor list is at the bottom of this post.
Our trio of cakes were inspired by this gorgeous Claire Pettibone lace dress:
We’re loving the multiple cake trend that’s all the rage right now. The three cakes had intricate details including sugar flowers and layers and layers of dreamy ruffles.
We also provided colorful sweets in the form of pink and purple macarons, lemon squares and cupcakes. If you haven’t tried our lemon squares you are totally missing out!
In addition to our sweets, there was a beautiful picnic style food spread dished up by Something Classic.
The deep red and green florals were artfully created by New Creations Flower Co. How gorgeous is this natural looking bouquet and tablescape simply dripping with flowers?
We’re loving this floral headpiece too!
Thank you so much to The Graceful Host for including us in this absolutely stunning shoot along with these wonderful vendors!
Design and Styling: The Graceful Host | Photography: Crystal Stokes Photography | Floral Design: New Creations Flower Company | Food and Cocktail: Something Classic Catering and Cafe | Paper Goods: Pink Toast Ink | Calligraphy: The Graceful Host | Cake and Sweets: The Wow Factor Cakes | Location: Eseeola Lodge | Furniture and Wooden Table Rentals: Upper Barn Rentals | Woven Chargers and Gold Flatware: Party Reflections | Gowns: Zuhair Murad and J. Majors Bridal Boutique | Veil: J. Majors Bridal Boutique | Jewelry: Scout and Molly’s | Makeup: Erin Ashley Makeup | Hair Styling: Mirror Bomb Studios | Producers: Cristina Wilson and DrewHumphries
Last year, we had the pleasure of participating in a gorgeous styled shoot at the lovely Separk Mansion. From the blush and gold color scheme to the beautifully styled flowers and table setting, Flowers by Lingky did a fabulous job designing this dreamy shoot! Taking our inspiration from the color scheme, we provided a cake with intricate details and unique texture elements. Taken by Sarah Photography perfectly captured each and every stunning detail of this shoot.
A full vendor list is at the bottom of this post!
Lingky, with Flowers by Lingy, talks about her inspiration for this styled shoot:
“I wanted to create something unique and extravagant. I used gold as the main color and combined it with a pale, peachy pink so it wouldn’t look too shiny or glittery. Amy with Wow Factor Cakes perfectly connected this vision to the cake with its beautiful pink color and touches of gold.”
For the cake, we used different textural elements, hand made sugar brooches and individually placed pearls to make it elegant and have a true “WOW” factor! We took inspiration from Lingky’s color palette of blush, gold and pale peachy pink. Handmade sugar flowers adorned the top tier and gold bows delicately wrapped around each tier.
Chic hanging flowers and lush centerpieces complimented gold chargers, textured linens and ruffled chair covers to make a gorgeous table for this styled shoot.
We absolutely loved being a part of this elegant and dreamy styled shoot that was also featured on the popular wedding blog Elizabeth Anne Designs. Thanks to Flowers by Lingky for including us and for the beautiful photos from Taken by Sarah Photography!
Full Vendor List:
Photography – Taken by Sarah Photography Venue – Separk Mansion Event Design and Floral – Flowers by Lingky Hair and Makeup – Lindsey Regan Thorne, Be Pretty Calligraphy – Delighted Calligraphy Stationery –Elisabeth Rose Cake – Wow Factor Cake Rentals – Classic Party Rentals and Party Reflections | Linens – Party Table Linen Chair Covers – Nudge Designs Gowns – Penloree L’Atelier
Ahhhhh the 30’s! Best years of my life. A decade of feeling like a strong confident woman. It’s deserving of a grande celebration. Shayla Hawkins with Shayla Hawkins Events helped her client celebrate in style with a spectacular soiree at Center Stage for her client who loves all things fashion. The birthday cake featured her client’s favorite brands: Coach purse, MAC make up, Louis Vuitton case, and Christian Louboutin shoes. The cake was red velvet with cream cheese filling. And how about that dessert bar? Wow, fancy, fancy! We made sugar shoes that held the cake pops, blinged out the cake shot stand with custom labeling and make cupcakes that were adorned with pearls and sugar flowers. The presentation was quite spectacular with a full vanity display adorned with all things girly! It was a pleasure seeing all of the details come together!
Photos by J Mark Photography
Thank you to Critsey Rowe photography for capturing such beautiful images of a new cake line we are launching: Cakes Couture by Wow Factor Cakes. We are so grateful for Critsey’s expertise behind the camera and couldn’t be happier with the photos! Thank you to my visionary friend Anne Bodnar Markey of Favor Me Events for your beautiful table design and of course a huge thank you to the very talented Johnathon Davis of The Place for Flowers for the incredible floral decor. You all are beyond magnificent and we couldn’t be more appreciative for all the support you’ve had for us!
There’s more couture to come and we can’t wait to share full details on our website!
Location: Duke Mansion
Mark your calendars for a wonderful evening of sweets for an amazing cause on Thursday, June 27th from 7-9pm right here at Wow Factor Cakes, as well as our neighbors at Toast Cafe Dilworth and J. Majors Bridal Boutique! Learn more about Neet’s Sweets and hear Neet’s amazing story and how her company is help to save lives of ladies in our community. We want to extend a special thank you to our amazing event sponsors who are helping to make this night wonderful:
Host Locations: Wow Factor Cakes, Toast Cafe Dilworth and J. Majors Bridal Boutique
Food and Beverage Catering Sponsored by: Toast Cafe Dilworth
DJ/Entertainment Sponsored by: Split Second Sound
Invitations Sponsored by: Debra Hall, Olive Paper
Event Coordination: Ivy Robinson Weddings & Events
Floral Design: Nectar Floral Design and The Place For Flowers
Rentals Sponsored by: Party Reflections
Linen Sponsor: Cloth Connection
Media: Amy Wiegand, Associate Publisher of Charlotte Wedding Magazine and Wedding Row Charlotte
*Please note that it will be a Cash Bar at Toast Cafe Dilworth
. Regarding parking for the event, there will be overflow parking in the Dillworth Crossings shopping center (directly behind Toast Cafe Dilworth
, and where the Food Lion grocery store is located)
We loved the theme of the birthday, and after Monster’s Inc. who would not want a cute cuddly monster theme.
Here is a sweet twist on a birthday cake for a Fudge Round addict. We ended up buying several boxes for scientific research 🙂 Although, the fudge rounds are tasty, we still lean towards the twinkies and ho ho’s. What’s your go-to wrapped dessert?