Last weekend was the HUGEST weekend in the history of weekends!! I hosted my Grand Opening party with the help of some seriously fabulous women. I had a vision for the party vibe and the amazing Lindsay Schneider & Jerri Huddle of Sweet Tooth Events brought the magic. I explained my idea, showed them a few ideas (thank you Pinterest!) and this is the unbelievable awesome table decor and confections assortment that came forth!! To say I was blown away would definitely be an understatement.
All the cookies were handmade, hand decorated and when they were in my hands, savored like the sweets connoisseur that I am :) I mean, seriously, they were every bit as delicate, sweet and perfect as they appear.
The fudge was unreal too... There were enough confections on this table to put a person into a serious sugar coma. It was EXACTLY what I had envisioned!
And of course, if a person is having a themed event, it wouldn't be complete without a giant glass bowl full of M&M's that match the color scheme, right?
These little tasties were easily my favorite... I have a secret stash in my office that I've been rationing out over the past few days... nom nom!
And these bad-boys were pretty much the center of attention on the table altogether. They are.... (are you ready for it??!!) black forest PUSH POPS!!!! That's right, just like the candy. Layers of brownie-ish cake snuggled up between ooey gooey layers of fresh whipped cream and cherry goodness. Not easy to eat but TOTALLY worth the trouble!!
Okay, I confess, I have a secret stash of these too. They are the PERFECT combination of salty & sweet, chewy & crunchy. Caramel & chocolate covered pretzel sticks. Yeah, I pretty much died and went to confectionery heaven.
and yeah, rock candy. Cuz why? Cuz why not??
This is the dangerous duo who dished up the delicious dessert display (oooh! What an alliteration) Jerri Huddle (l) and Lindsay Schneider (r). My heroes.
There were giveaways all around the studio and these two below were generously sponsored by Angellina's Toy Boutique and Bella Home Decor.
The winner of the Angellina's Prize Pack is Lindsay DeHart! Yay!! I'll be calling you to arrange pickup of your prize!! Congratulations!!
The winner of the Bella Home Decor Prize Pack is Marlene Jennings! Yay!! I'll be calling you to arrange pickup of your prize!! Congratulations!!
And lastly, the draw for the 20x24 standout mounted print from Vanessa Falle Photography is Katie Johnson!!! I'll be calling you and making a note in your file that you have this to redeem on a future session!!
A huge thank you to each and every person who came out to the Grand Opening. I know this is a busy time of year and I'm sure you had to skip out on attending something else in order to be here and for that I'm extra grateful. It was a lot of work to bring this event together and I'm so happy to have been able to share it with everyone who came out. I will be closing the studio on Friday December 9th for the remainder of the year and will be back in full swing as of January 3rd 2012. Those who have sessions scheduled throughout December, we'll still be shooting but I won't be keeping regular hours. I need to get my tree up and the kids will be out of school soon, with Ray working out of town, I don't want them hanging out at home solo that much and I definitely don't want them wearing out their welcome at Grandma & Grandpa's!
Much love and happy holidays