KathrynStraub, owner of Common Folk, and Kelley Moore
Wow, what a busy weekend but also tons of fun. Saturday was the big Bridal Event at Common Folkin Bellevue where a portion of the profits went to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. I have been blogging about this for a while and the big day finally came. I made some special wedding cake toppers just for this event as well as plenty of other "pretty little things" It was busy all day long as prospective brides, and some grooms filed through. They were treated to all kinds of samplings of appetizers, chocolates, flowers, photography etc. The shop looked fabulous as you can see from the photos.
Kelly Moore, entertaining and lifestyle expert, was there all day lending her advice to brides and grooms. She set up some beautiful tables to inspire them: midnight blues with raspberry and red, silver and pearls. So elegant yet so affordable and a wonderful table setting with handmade paper flowers. Jihan Zencirli, the manager of Paper Sourcein Bellevue was there teaching us how to make them. So easy to make.
Jihan of Paper Source and Kelley Moore making flowers.
Hoffman's Fine Pastries in Kirkland was there as well serving up their signature Princess Torte Cake, layers of light sponge cake with raspberry jam, whipped cream and Bavarian cream with a Marzipan icing. YUM! I had two pieces and went back the next morning for muffins and coffee. You have got to visit them in Kirkland right across from the QFC in the Parkplace Center. The Princess Torte is my new favorite cake and I am requesting one for Mother's Day.
Princess Torte as good as it looks.
Hoffmans wonderful cakes are perfect with my toppers
So many other wonderful vendors were their with products and services. Including Timothy Siciliano of Party Partners in Seattle. I have been using their products for years and it was so fun to chat with him about their future and past. We discussed crepe paper for 15 minutes.
Tim Sicilaino and Kelly Moore in black
Kelley and me at the end of the day.
Emily and Kelley
The list goes on and on. Didn't photographer Tim Lebel of Tim Lebel Photography (my hubby) take some amazing shots. Thank you to all my wonderful friends and family who came by to support me and "yes" I kicked off those 4" heels as soon as I walked through the door - 8 hours in heels is my limit. They did look fab though! I am already looking forward to next year but in flats.