Wednesday, July 28, 2010

La Di Real Wedding: Heidi and Jon

Hey it's Aubrey....I wanted to share just a few of my favorite photos with you taken by Kara Schultz Photography from Heidi and Jon's damask themed wedding this past May. The ceremony was held at Naperville's Naper Settlement, followed by a reception at the Danada House in Wheaton. I had so much fun working with Heidi, Jon and their families, while trying to stay cool in the 92 degree weather!!! I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do!!
The Danada House grounds provided the perfect setting for outdoor spring bridal party and family photos!
Heidi's bridesmaids looked stunning in their black dresses that were accented with magenta bouquets designed by Kristen at Kio Kreations.

Heidi and Jon's fun,easy-going spirit made for an enjoyable wedding day!

Czarina from the Chair Couture jazzed up Heidi and Jon's reception hall with black and white chair covers, while My Chef Catering adorned each table with damask table runners.

Each table number featured a snapshot of the bride and groom at the same age as the correlating table number....super easy and cute idea!
Menu cards were placed at each setting to give guests a heads up of the delicious food to come!
The damask theme didn't just stop with menu cards and table runners, but was also incorporated into the wedding cake.

Candy stations have been all the rave lately and Heidi didn't slack on making her's one of the best! Guests could not get enough of these sweet treats, packing their favor boxes with M&M's, Gummy Orange Rings (the Bride's favorite) and Starburst's (the Groom's favorite). A majority of my night was spent refilling and refilling some more!! Heidi's Mom and Dad were a huge help in making the candy station a success!

I love those brides who are out on the dance floor the whole night, and Heidi was definitely one of those brides!! Seriously, who doesn't like to dance at weddings??

Heidi gives us a peek at her magenta colored heels!! Adorable!

Although the weather was not the most comfortable, we all survived, and had a great time!Thank you Heidi and Jon for letting me be apart of such a special event! It's couples like you that make me love what I do! Cheers to the new Mr. and Mrs.!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bid Your Wish for Wedded Bliss

Couples planning to be married can bid for wedding-related auction items
online starting in October or at a Blissful Wishes Balls Nationwide in November, with all proceeds benefiting Wish Upon a Wedding . This new organization is the world's first nonprofit that provides weddings for individuals facing life-threatening illness.

Wish Upon a Wedding is currently seeking donated products or services in 46 cities, ranging from wedding gowns to tuxedos, invitations to cakes, and limousine services to honeymoons. It only takes a moment to register and make a difference in someone's life at ! Be sure to add your item to the correct category (city), and don't forget to include your company logo and URL. What a great advertising opportunity~ and you'll be making a positive difference in someone's life who truly deserves it!

Friday, July 9, 2010


Mmmmmm, Lillycakes. Well I was introduced to my new favorite treat by one of my clients. She was raving about them to the point that she emailed me a review of what she liked about each flavor. So after some not so painful arm twisting I called up Kelly Siebens the creator of Lillycakes to have a taste. I believe my exact words to her in my email reply immediately following my taste was subject: Lillycake Coma, Body: "I have just tasted heaven on a stick"!What is a Lillycake? Well first the name is after Kelly's adorable daughter Lilly!
A Lillycake is moist cake encased in chocolate on a stick. Or as I have renamed it "Heaven on a stick."
Since, my first taste which I believe was Wednesday June 23rd, I have already had two more batches of Lillycakes! Well I shared of course!! Above you see the very adorable Lillycakes that Kelly made special for my 3 year wedding anniversary. I loved that she took the time to decorate them special for our day!

My Husband has a sweet tooth just like me, maybe even worse, and he had 2 Lillycakes on the way home from Kelly's house! His personal favorite is Chocolate!

I am a big fan of the Red Velvet, and Lemon. Which funny enough I told Kelly that I was not a "lemon" type of girl and she said that I had to try it. Guess what Kelly, you were right!!

Here are more pictures of the standard Lillycakes which are available in the following flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla, Lemon, Red Velvet, Carrot Cake, Strawberry, Caramel, German Chocolate, Orange/Mimosa, and Peanut Butter.

Here you can see the Peanut Butter and German Chocolate! Yummmy! Each Lillycake comes individually wrapped to keep them fresh longer!
With the trend of Sweets tables showing up at events this is a great addition to any party. My Neighbor has already used them for a baby shower. I actually will be giving them out as a favor for my next event as well. Standard Lillycakes (shown above) are $18 a dozen. Specialty Lillycakes are $30 a dozen (Peeps, Hello Kitty, Graduation caps, etc)
Want to learn more about Lillycakes? Check out Lillycakes facebook page for more information! Or tune in Live to Fox News Chicago this Monday morning, July 12th, where Kelly and her Lillycakes will be featured on the Deal of the Day!
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