Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Finding Your Wedding Dress

What to Know
Before Visiting the Bridal Boutique
For some, not knowing where to begin makes finding that
perfect wedding dress feel like an impossible task to complete.
We can help you get started on the right foot!
Consider the style of your wedding and potential location.
Also, before visiting a bridal boutique, think about the
silhouette, neckline, and fabric you might like to have.
You don't have to commit to these decisions and thoughts, but
knowing these details will help direct the bridal boutique
 attendants to helping you find your perfect wedding dress!
The charts below will help you understand more about
how to choose the wedding dress that is just right for you.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Local Vendor Alert! Wedding Cake

Looking For A Quality Wedding Cake Baker?
Designing Memories has recently interviewed
Lisa Stoudt of Candy and Confections
to help our blog viewers learn more about Lisa and her desserts!

How many years have you been in business?
Lisa started making chocolate candies and baking when she was 18 but began to get serious about baking for a living in 2000. After many lessons and at home trial and error she began to perfect her wedding cake baking in 2003. She is licensed, insured, Servsafe certified, and works in her home kitchen that is regularly inspected.
Do you provide cake tastings for free or at a fee?
Cake tastings are free for all wedding cake clients at Lisa's beautifully decorated Victorian home. She will treat you and your fiancé (or a guest) to some of her different cake, filling, and icing favors so your wedding cake decisions will be made easy.
Do you offer gluten free and vegan options?
Yes! Sugar, egg, and dairy free are also available and quite tasty. Lisa is always training to take on new dietary challenges and is often sought out for her specialty on this.
What price do your cakes start at?
Pricing starts at $3.25 per person. Pricing of the décor is separately priced depending on it's intricacy.
If I do not want fresh flowers on my cake do you have an alternative option?
Yes, sugar and gum paste flowers ranging from the fantasy sort to the super realistic can be designed to decorate your wedding cake. They are completely edible, but many of her past clients have kept their flowers in a shadow box as a keepsake. Sugar wafer flowers, made with potato starch, are becoming popular for their light and delicate look. These can be airbrushed to any color. Lisa has an artistic flair so she can sculpt or create just about anything your mind can dream up.
Do you provide a cake stand?
All cakes are set up on a board with a food safe covering. Decorative stands can be rented or borrowed...no fee if returned in a reasonable amount of time.
Do you provide a box to store the top tier of the cake in?
No box is provided. Lisa wants to have fresh and tasty cake for your one year anniversary. It's simple, call her a couple months before your anniversary to place your order for your free anniversary cake, choose the flavors, and she will choose a fun design to surprise you with. This means you can serve the top tier of your cake, which serves 18 typically.
Is there a fee for delivery?
If your delivery location is within 15 miles you won't pay anything for delivery and set up. If your delivery location is outside that 15 miles she charges based on each job with a custom quote.

Read more about Lisa's advice in the
Designing Memories Bridal Magazine!
Click Here to view a digital version of our bridal magazine

You will fall in LOVE with Lisa Stoudt's Designs!




Sunday, January 4, 2015

2015 Postcard Winner

DM Annual Postcard Contest
Every year Designing Memories hosts a postcard picture contest.
We ask DM brides and their photographers to submit photos of their weddings.
One winner (sometimes two) is chosen every year in December.
The winner gets their photo on the front of our postcard for the entire year!
...And The 2015 Winner Is...
Jena and Brian Lawrence
Venue:Stoudts Brewery

 Postcard Design: Designs By ME

We had such a hard time choosing this year, so we chose two!
Stacie and Matt Yocum
Venue: The Barn at Flying Hills

  Postcard Design: Designs By ME

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Tall Centerpiece Inspiration

Classy and Sassy
If you want to make your friends and family say wow,
tall centerpieces may just set the stage for your dream wedding!
They can create a rich and elegant look and have
 the power to enhance the romantic ambience of any venue.
You may spend more but they can be well worth the splurge!




Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year Promotion

Happy New Year!
The Designing Memories Team is starting 2015 out right.
Set up your free consultation with one of our wedding planners
by March and enjoy this special coupon offer!
Also, contact Stephanie for your free bridal magazine!
*Cannot be combined with other offers and one per customer
Expires May 1st, 2015

Click Here To See Our 2015 Packages