Getting ready for today’s wedding show in NYC. I did not get much sleep last night between parties. I am not complaining at all, I love every single moment that I work under pressure, maybe because I love what I do. I can wait to post pictures and show. I give you a little hint about the decor “baby is cold outside” 😂😂😂
My daughter is somehow shy and doesn’t likes parties at all. So every time I have a friend that is looking for some help i get super excited. Last week i had the chance to help one of my good friends to design his little boys third birthday. He wanted something simple nothing too fancy, it was just a get together between closed friends and family at his house. Sometime is all we need, just enough to see the excitement of the kid and the smile on their faces.
Last Monday I had the pleasure to design a Design a dessert station for an nonprofit organization called The Brazilian Foundation in honor to Pierre Lacaze an amazing good hearted skipper that is departing from France, to Brazil for the legendary Transat Jacques Vabre in a sailboat competition against the best skippers in the world, a two weeks journey across the Atlantic.
I was introduced to Pierre at the event and exchanged a few words. Not enough time to ask him all the questions that I had in mind but enough to be empowered by how one person can make such a difference in the world.
We were told to keep it simple to reflect Pierre personality. We used anchors, wheels, and oars for all of the dessert details, and we used only a few props to match the decor. Nothing crazy as we promised.
Here are some pictures of the desserts
Learn more about Pierre Lacaze’s project at their Instagram @vivoabeira_fundocarioca
This month I designed a dessert station for Eva and Alfonso. Eva will always be a unforgettable bride. Not only is she super nice and sweet, but Eva and I have been talking for about 2 years prior to her wedding. She had been planing and waiting for her wedding day for a long time. Her husband is in the military, and I never got a chance to meeting him.
Her theme of choice was The Great Gatsby so her colors were gold, white and black. The wedding took place at Casa Bella Italian Catering Company a family based business.
The tables were set according to the invitation colors, however the dessert table she wanted as little black as possible.
She was very pleased with her table and I was so glad to be part of such a special moment of their lives.
Eva, I wish you the best wishes of happiness, the greatest joy and happily ever after for every day of your life.
I will miss talking to you.
I am designing a party for a lovely Natali in Florida this week. She approached me on Instagram asking for help and told me I had actually done a dessert station for two of her friends. It is for her son’s first birthday and since he loves Mickey Mouse and his birthday is in December she wanted the Mickey party theme to be combined with a Christmas one. I am absolutely in love with the idea.
Last Wednesday I attended a gathering for The Knot’s network . The event took place at The States at Farrington Lake. A beautiful lakefront venue located lake East Brunswick. The weather was beautiful, perfect for the outdoor accommodations where they served the hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.
It had over one hundred and fifty guests. There were many local vendors who are involved in the planing industry. I had the opportunity to get to know a few new faces. I loved the decor, it was very romantic starting with the laced crochê backdrop behind the photo booth.We were offered to choose between two signature cocktails for the night, a sparkling rose and a lavender-infused lemon drop martini. The martini was my drink of choice.
It felt good to get away, meet new vendors, and have conversations with people that understand this line of work. We talked about our best and most stressful moments and had a little fun exchanging stories. I had a blast!
I’m siked about the events of this past week. I had my first two party requests. As some of my followers know, I created my blog with the intention to help others with ideas on creating dessert stations for their own parties. Every week I come up with a theme and suggestions of what to buy and how to set up for that particular theme, and every Friday of the same week I give suggestions of DIY desserts to match the theme of the week.
I few weeks ago I met Merley from Celebrate Sweetly Gifts at the Fashion Gallery, NYC Fashion Week. She contacted me via Instagram asking to help her with ideas for a dessert station she is creating for a fundraiser of a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping local businesse people in her community in Thousand oaks, California. I never felt so excited to work for free 😂😂😂. This week’ theme will be based up on her request “Thor”.
And next Monday I will tell you about my second party request ! 🙌🏼