whimsically elegant style shoot

Dreamy color scheme, fresh florals and the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. The setting for this styled shoot was absolute perfection!   Photographer: J. McBurney Photography Event coordination: Haddy Ever After Events Second shooter: Katie Tiller Photography Vintage rentals: Bluebird’s Garage: Vintage Rentals & Concept Stylinge &Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals & Styling Flowers: Fluttering Flowers Cake/cupcake designer:…

#philandwhitgetlegit

The wedding hashtag says it all! When I met Whitney and Phil for the first time, I knew they were truly unique. As we sat in Starbucks discussing their big day plans, I couldn’t help but hold my breath in hopes they’d pick me to be a part of it. Just the story of how…

a not-so-basic pumpkin with a little spice

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, the first day of fall has come and gone, but the humidity and heat isn’t so quick to flee. After the summer we’ve had, I know even the tannest of summer lovers are welcoming a fresh fall season. I’ve always loved the cooler temps, maybe because…

mint with a color pop!

I’ve gotten a tad behind on posting my cakes, so this starts the beginning of me playing catch up! This cake was made for a special birthday back in April. The lovely birthday gal and I have known each other for years, so I was so excited to bake this cake for her! It’s made…

hydrangea cake

This cake was made for one of my dearest gal pal’s birthday. Her style is a unique and fresh mix of feminine with an edge. I love balancing hard and soft in my cake designs, so this was right up my alley. Five layers of fresh strawberry cake with a light strawberry cream filling stacked…

glamping themed birthday party

Let’s face the facts, if camping was this delicious, you’d never see me inside the house. The inner girly-girl yet outdoorsy-girl in me was delighted to make this cake for a family friend’s daughter. The birthday party invitation inspired my decorations by using bright colors, bunting, trees and a sprinkle tent (because, why not?!). The…

roberts wedding

This couple is making their second debut on the blog and I couldn’t be more delighted to share their special day. Towards the end of last summer, I took part in a styled shoot photographed by Andrew & Tianna. Blush tones, a beautiful view and this smitten couple made “An Evening at Bayvue” one of my…

MOCA’s 25th Anniversary Cake

I was approached by a friend a few weeks ago to see if I was interested in making this cake. Without hesitation, I accepted and was so delighted to make this cake. Virginia Beach’s Museum of Contemporary Art not only hosts some amazing art exhibits, but they know how to throw a party. The theme…

oh baby!

I had the honor of creating some baby shower cupcakes a few weeks ago for the one and only, Elizabeth Henson. She’s the sweetest boss-lady-photographer-mentor-momma-hug giver-just-down-right-awesome lady! I’m so delighted that they have another bundle of joy to join their adorable family. Honestly, I don’t know how she’s keeping it cool about not knowing the…

eat your heart out

Well, today is Valentine’s Day. And we all know what that means… chocolate goes on sale tomorrow! This little holiday always gets a bad reputation, but maybe that’s why I like it so much. To the cynical, the entire day is hyped up over who got the biggest bouquet, the most candy or the biggest stuffed…