Real CBE Wedding: Sharen and Arnab // March 19th, 2016

Real CBE Wedding: Sharen and Arnab // March 19th, 2016

We can’t believe it’s already been over a year since Sharen + Arnab’s destination wedding in Portland! We were honored to have the opportunity to coordinate their big day. Here are some photos taken by Brian Rupp Photography. You know a couple is pretty cool when they let a skateboarder jump over them!


Getting Ready Venue: The Sentinel Hotel 

Ceremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church

Getting Ready Venue: The Sentinel Hotel 

Ceremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church

Ceremony Musicians: House of Cards Musicians

Reception Venue: Eastside Exchange

Caterer: Vibrant Table

Lighting: Think AV

DJ: Stumptown DJ’s

Florist: Blum

Hair + Makeup: Dosha Salon

Photobooth:  Boothshakalaka

Rentals: The Party Place

Vintage Rentals: Something Borrowed

Cake: Dream Cakes


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Photography: Brian Rupp Photography 


Vendor Spotlight: Creative Confections

Creative Confections is a licensed home bake shop owned by Alicia Russell. With over 30 years of experience, Alicia characterizes herself a perfectionist, and her work certainly reflects her attention to detail and mastery of her craft. A master at numerous techniques including Austrailian fondant, figuring piping, and Lambeth, Alicia is always up on the latest techniques, styles, and trends.

Below are some of the beautiful cake creations by Creative Confections

Trendy Cake Alternatives: Cookies (2 of 2)

Trendy Cake Alternatives: Cookies (2 of 2)

Who says cookies can’t be classy? Instead of a wedding cake, surprise your guests with a naked cookie cake or customized cookies served with a glass of cold milk. Check out these delicious cookie creations!




Closer to Love Photography:

Aby Rose Photo

Birdsong Wedding Photography

Trendy Cake Alternatives: Let Them Eat Donuts (1 of 2)

Trendy Cake Alternatives: Let Them Eat Donuts (1 of 2)

We are so glad that cake isn’t the only acceptable wedding dessert anymore! Donuts are one of the latest dessert trends in parties and weddings and we LOVE it. Donut displays are easy to make and provide a fun addition to any dessert table. Not to mention the endless possibilities for a solid pun. Here are a few of our favorite donut displays!







For Our #LittleBlossoms

Happy Mother’s Day. To all the mom’s out there we hope that you feel loved and appreciated today. Take some well deserved time to relax, enjoy your family, and indulge in having a day to celebrate you.

In our first year of business, we both became new moms. Nobody prepares you for what that will feel like…or look like…or be like! We also felt the same way about starting our own business.

Now more than seven years later and five #littleblossoms later we couldn’t be happier with where we are at. We are on the other side of that leap, while still taking more leaps and closing our eyes to jump to the next thing each day. We’re lucky that our kids know us as moms who love their jobs. As dreamers, and as doers. As business owners and amazing multi-taskers. Or is that how we hope they perceive us? It’s funny that for as much as we hope to inspire them, they actually inspire us. They drive our passion that much more. Our passion for celebrating all of life’s moments with thoughtful details that make you escape to a magical time. Celebrating the small things in our everyday life in the biggest way. Whatever the reason for the celebration, we just like to celebrate. Life is too short and our love is too great to not celebrate the moments. All of the moments in which we’ve been blessed to have – good or bad, small or large, they are moments given to us that we choose to celebrate. Whether a pancake party in bed with sticky syrup fingers and spilled juice in our sheets or a glass of wine while watching the kids play in the backyard – – today we are celebrating.

Enjoy your day moms!

Andrea and Sarah

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Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day Brunch

This sunday, treat Mom with a brunch fit for a queen! Here is some sweet + savory inspiration for a perfect mid-morning meal.



The Sweet

Satisfy Mom’s sweet tooth with mini donuts, mini pancakes, baked goodies or a parfait bar.



The Savory

From breakfast pies, mini quiches to bagels topped with salmon, these savory dishes have our mouths watering.



The Flowers

Mother’s Day + flowers practically go hand-in-hand. Create whimsical centerpieces using colored glass bottles, repurpose vintage tea cups as planters or submerge a few blooms in large cylindrical vases.


The Toast

Whether it’s tea, lavender lemonade, strawberry limeade or a mom-osa bar with fresh fruit, make sure your glass is full and ready to toast!




These honey + lemon tea spoons are perfect for a mom who loves tea!



Cheers to you, Mom!


Photography Credit:

Amelia Tatnall


A Cup Full of Sass

Andressa Hara

Bright Star Kids

Cooking Classy

Brittany Gidley Photography

Something Blue

Last week, a few lucky brides who attended the Ever After wedding show at the Edgewater in Madison took home a special ‘something blue’ gift. If you couldn’t make it to the show this year, we wanted to share with you some fun something blue ideas that we love. This tradition can be a fun was to incorporate your own personal style into an item you carry down the aisle, personalized embroidery on your dress, or even added to the bottom of your shoes. Check out our favorite ‘something blue’ ideas below.


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