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A Weddingbells Shower

  |  By Roseanne Dela Rosa

While Kate and William were announcing their engagement yesterday, we ourselves were in the midst of our own celebration–throwing a surprise soiree for our art director Jenn, who's tying the knot in Sonoma Valley next Tuesday. Unbeknownst to Jenn, we spent the last few weeks organizing sweets, pretty stationery, gorgeous florals and delicious food. The result? A stunning party that literally wowed, not only our guest of honour, but all the invitees as well. In keeping with her peachy/grey-meets-shabby-chic-meets-elegance wedding theme, we asked our vendors to create something that would be just as fabulous and pretty, and boy did they not disappoint.

Our floral pro, Yvonne from Pistil Flowers created cute mini and lush arrangements that were comprised of Dusty Millers and other peachy posies.

Our stationery extraordinaire Deb from Palettera went above and beyond with her cute and whimsy signs, my personal fave was the "Keep Calm and Have a Cupcake" piece. The finger food from Daniel et Daniel was gone in no time.

But the icing on the cake for me (and everyone else) was the delicious treats that Rosa from It's My Cake created. Desserts ranged the gamut from a delicious two-tier confection (one tier vanilla the other red velvet) to sugar cookies filled with dulce de leche filling to chocolate/vanilla cupcakes and finally to the crowd's favourite–chocolate covered chocolate cake pops (these were to die for!).

To our colleague and friend Jenn, we wish you the very best in Cali. Cheers to a happy and AWESOME wedding day.

{Cake photo by Stephanie Gray; all other photos by Carlo Mendoza}

This article was originally published on Nov 17, 2010

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