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Have An Open Bar… For Less!

November 21st, 2011 by Jeannine

Have an Open Bar... For Less!

When you think of open bars, a high pricetag is usually attached, but did you know there are ways to have your open bar and drink it too? I contacted wedding planner, and Vancity Vendor, Briar Johnston of Epic Events to see what advice she would give to clients who want to have one at … Continue Reading…

Vancity Vendor – C & C Cakery

November 4th, 2011 by Jeannine

Vancity Vendor: C & C Cakery

C + C = Courtney and Colin – bakers of extraordinary confections such as The Elvis cupcake (“a moist, banana chocolate chip cake with peanut butter frosting piled high and chocolate drizzle on top”), the churro cupcake, and even cookies inspired by each of the Hogwarts Houses. They throw tradition out the window and they love it! The … Continue Reading…

Vancity Vendor –
French Made Baking

September 30th, 2011 by Jeannine

Vancity Vendor: French Made Baking

French Macarons have become a popular choice for wedding favors… it’s a good thing it’s one of the specialties of this week’s Vancity Vendor! Say ‘bonjour’ to David and Catherine, a French-from-France couple who owns French Made Baking. They have been selling authentic traditional French pastries and confections since January of this year. David bakes, while Catherine is … Continue Reading…

Spending Less On a Wedding Cake

September 7th, 2011 by Jeannine

Spending Less On A Wedding Cake

The elaborate multi-tiered cake has always been part of the wedding fantasy… but having a grandiose cake with a lot of detail can cost a pretty penny. So what do you do when you want the dream cake without the huge price tag? I contacted Jennifer Fedje, cake artist and owner of Harmony Cakes and we … Continue Reading…

Catering 101

August 31st, 2011 by Jeannine

Catering 101 - Louis Gervais Fine Foods and Catering

Our wedding was held at a restaurant so I didn’t need to do any research about catering… but now that I’m a wedding blogger, I felt it was important for me to know about this foreign aspect of wedding planning (foreign to me, anyway)… after all, how will I be able to give advice on … Continue Reading…

Freezing & Thawing
Your Wedding Cake

July 27th, 2011 by Jeannine

A slice of our wedding cake... one year later

It’s an old tradition (one that I didn’t even know about until I planned our wedding)… Freezing the top tier of your wedding cake and eating it on your first wedding anniversary (or back in the olden days, for their first child’s christening, which conveniently was a year after marriage). My first thoughts, eww, 1 year … Continue Reading…

Tri-Cities Baker’s Market Recap –
July 23

July 25th, 2011 by Jeannine

Harmony Cakes

I thought I’ve met them all but nope! The Tri-Cities Baker’s Market welcomed a new vendor last Saturday… Jennifer of Harmony Cakes! I’ve admired her wedding cake and cupcake designs before but I was more impressed seeing her sugary creations in person. She had cookie pops, cupcake push pops, and of course, cupcakes! One of … Continue Reading…

DIY Bride & Groom Cookie Favors

July 18th, 2011 by Jeannine

Sarah's Bride & Groom Cookies

A Vancity Bride reader wanted to share a DIY project idea for the bride who loves to bake. Sarah Bergreen made these cute little bride and groom cookies to give away as wedding favors for her wedding just over two years ago. She searched online and found other pricier variations of bride and groom cookies, … Continue Reading…

Tri-Cities Baker’s Market Recap –
July 9

July 11th, 2011 by Jeannine

Dream Pastries

Last Saturday, I was able to check out the third installment of the Tri-Cities Bakers Market. I saw some new faces (vegan brides, you might want to check them out) and there were also some familiar faces who have returned: French Made Baking was there with their pretty macarons, Em’s Gems with some more delectable … Continue Reading…

Vancity Vendor – Kimberley’s Kitchen

July 1st, 2011 by Jeannine

Kimberley's Kitchen

If you went to the Tri-Cities Bakers Market, you probably met the show’s organizer Kimberley Mulla, the marshmallow specialist. She runs Kimberley’s Kitchen, and handcrafts gourmet marshmallows and other sweet confections for weddings and special occasions. She’s loved baking since she was a little girl but it was only a year ago that she started accepting clients. Kimberley creates … Continue Reading…