Photos by Thrive Photography
Eric & Katie’s wedding will always hold a special place in my heart because it was my very first wedding as a vendor! I had been in business for just over 2 months when Dominique from Wood Violet Events gave me a referral for E&K’s wedding! I was so excited but also a little nervous. I quickly threw together an order form, drafted policies and pretended like I had my act together. We met for a tasting in early February and I’m sure I was fumbling over my words. Don’t worry, I’ve done nearly 50 tastings since and have it down to a science now! Despite my rookie status, E&K took a chance and booked me on Valentines Day for their upcoming wedding. Of course I would never have said this to them, but I was thinking “Gee, I really hope I’m still in business come July!”
Well, July approached and guess what... I was still in business! Poor Katie, I was probably overly involved, checking in more than necessary just to make sure we had planned every little detail. She was very patient! E&K were planning a rustic barn reception at Enchanted Valley Acres in Cross Plains, WI. They opted for a fairly simple yet elegant 2-tiered cake plus several yummy cupcake choices for their guests. Generations Wedding Flowers provided greenery & roses for me to tuck into the cake upon delivery.
I was pleased (and relieved) when I delivered & setup the dessert table. It was so gratifying to see my baking and Dominique’s styling come together in such a beautiful way. But perhaps the best part of this whole weekend was the text I received Sunday morning. Katie, the bride, texted to tell me how much everyone enjoyed the yummy and beautiful desserts. I was absolutely floored that she took the time to write me the morning after her wedding! How sweet!
Being a part of E&K’s wedding, and seeing the beautiful pictures by Thrive Photography gave me a huge dose of confidence for future events. I did 4 weddings in 2017 and made a goal to book 12 weddings in 2018. Well guess what, I already have 32 confirmed weddings for 2018 and a handful for 2019! I don’t say this flippantly, I am SO honored to be a part of your celebrations! Thank you for believing in me and my work!