Friday, May 27, 2011

Can a Jell-O Shot Be Classy? Jelly Shot Test Kitchen Says Yes - The Bride's Guide : Martha Stewart Weddings

Bramble Cocktail Jelly Shots
Can a Jell-O Shot Be Classy? Jelly Shot Test Kitchen Says Yes - The Bride's Guide : Martha Stewart Weddings

Even though I feel very strongly about posting our own ideas and creations ~ this one just has to be shared!!! Who wouldn't want to serve these delicious treats at their next gathering??? Oh ~ I feel a tasting party coming on!!!!
Thanks to Erin Wylie for posting this and enabling us to share!! I love it!
Cucumber Lime Margarita Jelly Shots
French 78 Jelly Shots 
Mandarin Cosmo and Mango Cosmo Jelly Shots 
Tom Collins Jelly Shots 
Washington Apple Jelly Shots 
Paloma Cocktail Jelly Shots

Friday, May 6, 2011

Elisa & Matthew

You all know I have mad photo skills by now! Ha ha!!  ~ you should see the deleted ones!!!!  But as promised, here's a little idea of what went down this last weekend in Carmel Valley.  

I'm sure we'll have better images to show you from the real pros soon enough ~ but for now....  

Table assignments were labeled on vintage Pepsi bottles.  We obtained them from a gal in Oregon and Elisa's sister, Jennifer, drove them down for her.  

Flower Girl assistance is sometimes needed!!
Close up of the bottle
We had hand painted directional signs all over.  The gals at Trademark Inspired really did a great job on all print work!
Yes ~ 12 Attendants!!  Stems did all the floral for this event and completely nailed it!  It was a lot of work ~ but so worth it.  We knew exactly what we were getting to make sure it was exactly what the bride wanted.

The perfect shades!!
A second cocktail area set right outside the Carriage House at Holman Ranch proved to be a popular area throughout the evening.  We really love Chic's wood and wine barrel tables!
Mr. & Mrs. Sweetheart table
The wind picked up and we had to make a few last minute adjustments ~ no worries ~ can't fight it!  The Savahna Flatware and Amber Stemware from Classic are my favorite combo.
Over 700 pieces were used on the tables!!!  The linen was in a tight puddle and kept it very whimsical.

Sure there's enough room down the middle for the golf cart!!!!!  We measured!!

The end of a perfect ceremony!
Again ~ more signs!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Guest Blogger ~ Natalie Wilbur ~ The Dotted Apron

You know that feeling you get when you realize something that you HAVE TO HAVE??!!  But then you realize you haven't seen it anywhere and is it even possible? Well, after researching, we found that they did exist and was possible, but it wasn't here where we are.  So we contacted Natalie at The Dotted Apron about this special project we had in mind ~ and luckily for us ~ she agreed to give it a go.  A few weeks later, we got the call ~ she had done it!  We were extatic and couldn't wait for our samples to arrive!  And just as we thought ~ absolutely perfect!!

Needless to say ~ the Pie Pops were used at last weekends wedding on the "Sweet Treats" table and were a huge hit!  We could not have been more pleased with the turn out!

Instead of just showing you great pictures of the final product, Natalie, from The Dotted Apron, was kind enough to agree to be our first Guest Blogger and give you a step~by~step tutorial!


Pie Pops, By The Dotted Apron 
Step One:
Preheat your Oven to 375 degrees
Gather your ingredients and supplies ~
Favorite Pie Crust, fit for a Double Crust Pie
Favorite Pie Filling, 1 ~ 2 cups
Flour for Dusting
1 Egg
Rolling Pin
3" Cookie or Buscuit Cutter and Decorative Cookie Cutters
6" Popsicle Sticks
Parchment Paper or Baking Mat
Bun Pan
Sugar for Sprinkling

Step Two:
Lightly dust your work surface with flour and prepare your dough for rolling
Step Three:
Roll your pie dough 1/4" thick and, using a 3" cutter, cut rounds our of your dough
Step Four:
Place half of your cutouts on prepared baking pan.  These will be your bases.
Step Five:
With the remaining half, using a round or decorative cutter, cut out pretty shapes.
These will be placed on top of your pie filling
Step Six:
Make an egg wash by separating the egg white from the yolk and adding a tablespoon of water to the white
Step Seven:
Lightly brush your pie bases with egg wash and place a popsicle stick on top of the dough
Step Eight:
Place a tablespoon of Pie Filling in the center of the pop
Step Nine:
Place a cutout on top of the filling and press lightly around the edges to seal
Step Ten:
Using the end of a stick, create a decorative edge along your pie crust
Step Eleven:
Brush each pie pop with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar
Step Twelve:
Bake pops for 18 ~ 20 minutes or until golden brown

Thank you, Natalie ~ for taking on this challenge with us, but also for providing excellent service and quality product for our clients! And we can't forget to mention how DELICIOUS everything you make is!!!!

Eric Asistin Photography

Just a little blog love for a friend ~ Eric Asistin Photograhy.  Enjoy !!