Tuesday, February 21, 2012


The wedding industry in Edmonton is hopping and we're hooking you up with Edmonton's finest vendors to help you plan your special day!

While planning your big day,  you probably ask yourself at one point if you should hire a wedding planner or not. If you are looking to have a memorable day and not worry about the details yourself, then YES! A wedding planner will be able to help you from start to finish...or just in between your planning stages, if you prefer. A good wedding planner has great working relationships with other talented vendors in the industry, so if you want the best of the best...chances are if you select the right planner, you'll be hooked up too!

Image: Sharon Litchfield Photography, Planner: getwed

Every wedding planner also has their own style...so you want to make sure that you match creatively as well.  If you are dreaming of an innovative and sophisticated wedding day, Renee Chan from GETWED is your lady!

Image: Katch Studios, Planner: getwed

Renee is well known professional in her field with the experience, knowledge, and passion to back her up! She stays up-to-date with new trends and can incorporate old wedding traditions to your modern wedding day.  Check out her list of services (directly from the getwed website):

getwed Sophisticated Bridal Experience - Full Wedding Planning

This service is for brides who already have a detailed vision of what they want for their wedding. As your planner, we are involved together in many different ways to help you put it all together and create this special day. This is a list of services we offer for the sophisticated bride who wants personal guidance into the planning of the wedding day.
Image: Picture That Photography,  Planner: getwed

getwed Diva Bridal Experience - Partial Wedding Planning

This service is for brides who have already started their wedding planning process and are in need of assistance to keep the process going full on. From any stage of planning, we review what has been done to date and organize a proper plan moving forward. This is a list of services we offer for the diva bride who wants personal guidance and added support in completing the planning of the wedding day.

getwed Décor Diva Bridal Experience - Décor Planning

This service is for brides who want to arrange all the details for the wedding and need assistance with the decor design and planning. This is a full decor planning service. These are related to design elements only.

Image: Katch Studios, Planner: getwed

getwed Pampered Day Bridal Experience - MONTH AND DAY/WEEK AND DAY

The average engagement period is 16 months. In that time, a lot of hours and money go into the planning process. The getwed Pampered Day Bridal Package is intended for brides who want to delegate all the duties to a professional to execute their details without hesitation. This is a great wedding gift idea.

Image: Katch Studios, Planner: getwed
 There are so many options to let the right wedding planner help you with your special day.  Renee's planning services will help alleviate any stress so that you can have the day you always dreamed of. The best part is, even if you have already started planning your wedding, but still need help, she and her team are happy to step right in to continue to help you plan.

Renee's AWESOME donation for our 2012 Wedding Giveaway, is the perfect way to help you!  If have booked your 2012 wedding cake with Whimsical Cake Studio (or would still like to), you could WIN a 2 Hour Wedding Design and Decor Consultation with Renee!

For more information on our 2012 Wedding Giveaways and other amazing vendors, please visit our website: http://whimsicalcakestudio.com/wedding_specials.html and be sure to "LIKE" GETWED on FACEBOOK for your chance to win.

Contact GETWED:

Renée Chan 780.903.9388 renee@getwed.ca

Monday, February 20, 2012

SMF Reflections

I thrilled to be featuring one of my favourite photographers, SMF Reflections!

Shannon, photographer and owner of SMF Reflections, has a simple goal in mind when capturing your special moments...She believes that "pictures are a visual reflection of the lives we have lived" and her goal is to fill your albums with the most special moments of your life.

The quality of Shannon's photos are impressive and make a lasting impression. You can always feel people's emotions through her photography which are always filled with joy and love. Her photography style is very natural and soft, modern and classic at the same time, the kind of photos and images that will last a lifetime and not feel outdated.

Shannon takes the time to know her clients so that their photos will reflect their personalities, whether fun and silly, or romantic and shy. She makes you feel comfortable and at ease...and has a creative eye for the little details.
 Her subjects range from engaged couples to weddings, newborns to teens, families to corporate. Whatever moment in your life you want to capture, Shannon has the skills, patience, and creativity to make sure your photos reflect these moments forever.

Shannon has commissioned our little Whimsical cakes for her SMASH CAKE sessions which are a hit! Cake is for every celebration...and you definitely want to book Shannon for a 1st or 2nd Birthday cake smash. They are always so full of colour, laughter, and sticky, melty chocolate & buttercream!
Our friend Shannon, has been so kind and generous with her donation for our 2012 Wedding Giveaway. If you are getting married this year, you don't want to miss out on this!  SMF REFLECTIONS is giving away a $200 CREDIT towards your choice photo package: engagement session, boudoir, or wedding! For your chance to WIN, go and "LIKE" SMF Reflections on FACEBOOK and see our website for more details.

We will be doing our draw on March 1st for clients who book Whimsical Cake Studio for their 2012 Wedding Cake. For information on our WEDDING CAKE SPECIALS and how to win prizes from fabulous vendors, be sure to visit our website:

On a side note, as it is FAMILY DAY today, I just wanted to add how lucky we are to have become friends with Shannon and her Family. Ken and I have been blessed to come across some wonderful people over the years since we opened Whimsical Cake Studio.  We have admired Shannon's photography style from the beginning...and we're glad to have become friends with Shannon, her husband Brian, and their little boy G. 

Her new website site: SMF Reflections, will be Re-launching soon and you'll soon be able to browse her lovely portfolio. For now, check out some of her previous session on her Facebook page.

Shannon's son and my daughter on a Play date!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Atmosphere Wedding Planning and Design

When you are planning a wedding or special event and want to make every detail memorable, Jordan M. Broom of Atmosphere Productions Inc. is who you want to go to.

Atmosphere is well known for their unusually beautiful décor and themes.  Since 2007, they have been a proven leader in the event planning industry.  Planning a big event or wedding can be very stressful at times, but Jordan and his team of professionals not only have the knowledge, creativity, and expertise to plan your event, they also have a lot of heart. They love what they do and it shows when they have created the wedding or event of your dreams!

 Atmosphere's clients are stylish and allow him to push the boundaries as to where and how weddings in Edmonton take place! Like this Amazing rooftop wedding! Who needs NYC...

Jordan and I have worked on numerous weddings together and it's always exciting to see how are cakes will fit into his event design!

Here is the super chic wedding of Pooja and Bryan at the Art Gallery of Alberta last summer.
 For more images on this wonderful wedding, visit the Atmosphere BLOG!

And here is the Gorgeous Wedding of Charu and Michael at Lake Wabamun, planned by none other than the Atmosphere team...and cake by yours truly. 

All Images below are courtesy of Jessica Fern Facette.

We designed their wedding cake based on their lovely homemade invitations.

For our 2012 Weddings Giveway, Jordon has donated a 2 hour wedding planning consultation. This will surely help alleviate any stress for planning your wedding day!  To win this awesome prize, be sure to LIKE Atmosphere Wedding Planning and Design on FACEBOOK!

It's always a GREAT time when Jordan and team are planning an event or wedding! Memorable beyond words can express.  

Contact Jordan at Atmosphere Weddings for the wedding of your dreams!
14703 – 141 Street NW Edmonton, AB
T6V 0A8
Phone: (780) 999-7205
Email: jordan@atmosphereweddings.com

More information on how to WIN prizes from our 2012 Weddings Giveaway can be found on our website at: http://whimsicalcakestudio.com/wedding_specials.html

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Jilly's Home & Lifestyle

Waxing Poetic Charms would make a lovely BRIDESMAID gift!
 I'm a BIG supporter of local boutique shops. I happen to live in a great neighborhood with some of my favourites! One of them is Jilly's Home & Lifestyle!


Jilly's offers a wide selection home decor items, ladies designer fashion and jewelry, luxuries, and seasonal delights! I especially enjoy seeing all the seasonal decor around Christmas time!  Owner, Angela Ruzza, has such a great style and sense of fashion that she always brings in the hottest trends to entice you!
Keep up with the Jilly's girls on Facebook!  They do fantastic giveaways and will keep you up-to-date with new stock that's arriving in the boutique! Like the Spring and Summer Collection of Butter! These would make great little BRIDESMAIDS GIFTS to go along with some bling that you can find at Jilly's, like a Pandora or Waxing Poetic charm!

I also had that pleasure of designing Angela's Wedding Cake. With her discerning taste and passion for fashion, she really wanted something unique and spectacular in mind! She and her groom, Danny were high style, all the way! Their wedding cake has been one of my favourite original designs.

For more on their Gorgeous Wedding photographed by Just Married Photography, click HERE     
Angela and Danny are expecting twins any time now and we couldn't be any happier for them during this exciting time!

If you are in the Terwillegar area, or are looking for a unique hostess gift, home decor, or more, be sure to stop into this little boutique. It's a hidden jem and you'll find yourself returning time and time again!

For our 2012 Weddings Giveaways, Jilly's has donated a lovely Wine Decanter by Spiegelau. Be sure to LIKE Jilly's on FACEBOOK and check out our website for more details on how to WIN!  http://whimsicalcakestudio.com/wedding_specials.html

Jilly's is located at: 14227 23 Ave (in Terwillegar)

Monday-Wednesday 930am-6pm
Thursday & Friday 930am-7pm
Saturday 930am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

Elegant Touches

 When I think of high style and luxury at weddings, I think about all the details in the decor from the table settings, the backdrops, to all the little touches. If pure class and elegance is something you envision at your wedding or next event...no matter how big or small, you'll want to see our friends at ELEGANT TOUCHES.

Elegant Touches offers full-service decor and rentals. With their extensive experience and expertise in the event planning industry, they are sure to create your wedding day into a dream come true! Their inventory consists of a vast selection from unique accessories and props that are up-to-date with the hottest trends. 

My new favourite piece in their Inventory for 2012!

I have been lucky to work with the owner of Elegant Touches, Katherine Lomax, on many projects. She and her team are creative, professional, and courteous. It is through Katherine's generosity that I came to know  her first. We worked on a sub-committee for a few years for local charity, What a Girl Wants, in support of the Lois Hole Hospital for Women. She and her company donated their decor and services each year to put together this wonderful event. 

Katherine has an excellent working relationship with many of Alberta's finest hotels, catering companies, and event planners. Their work has been profiled and featured in many national and international publications and magazines.  In 2010, Katherine was awarded MPI's Planner of the Year!

In addition to operating one of the most popular and prestigeous decor companies in Alberta, Katherine also produces the Edmonton Bridal Expo. It is Autumn's Biggest & Most Elegant Bridal Show in Edmonton produced by Elegant House Inc., where you will find exhibitors for Bridal Dresses, Cakes, Decor Items, Florists, Invitations, Photographers, Honeymoon ideas and more!

 Elegant Touches has generously donated TWO- $250 gift certificates towards rental décor (services such as delivery, set up and strike are not included) for our 2012 Wedding Giveaways TO be entered to WIN one of these Gift Certificates, be sure to LIKE Elegant Touches on Facebook.

For more information on our Wedding Cakes and our Giveaway, please visit our website: http://whimsicalcakestudio.com/wedding_specials.html 

Contact Elegant Touches Inc., for your next event!
Due the personalized nature of their services, it is best to schedule an appointment first so that you can discuss in detail about your vision and their consultants can give you their full attention 
1 780.414.0088

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Modern Proposal

Happy Valentine's Day! It's a day that we all think about loved ones, eat chocolate...maybe even PROPSE to that special someone!?!

If you are newly engaged and looking for a wedding planner...I do have a few more wonderful planners to introduce to you over the next few days. We have been lucky to be able to work with some of the best and most talented event planners in the industry!

Julianne Cragg, from A Modern Proposal, specializes in creating unique and modern events.  I always look forward to seeing her work as she always produces fresh ideas that truly make weddings all about YOU! Her events reflect her clients' style and personality, making each celebration something to be remembered!

Julianne says that you don't really need much time at all to plan a wedding! The first thing you need to do is set your priorities, budget, and your vision. Then call her for a consultation! She offers both full day wedding planning and day of coordination.  Whatever your needs, she will be happy to help! 

Check out her BLOG! Julianne, writes great articles and offers wonderful tips and advice on planning weddings, budgeting, selecting vendors, and more!

A recent wedding Julianne planned on New Years Eve...and our Cake!
Julianne is also a stylist with Stella + Dot. She has generously donated this lovely necklace for our Wedding Specials Giveaway!  Be sure to "LIKE"  A Modern Proposal on FACEBOOK for your chance to win.  More details on our Wedding Giveaways can be found here: http://whimsicalcakestudio.com/wedding_specials.html

If you are looking for BRIDESMAIDS gifts, consider hosting a Trunk show and earn FREE jewellery and put that towards their gifts and of course some jewellery for you!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pinkpolka Wedding Design

I admire artists who can use technology to their advantage. Computers is a whole other language and I wish I could speak it.

Jenelle of Pinkpolka Wedding Design is a graphic artist and she speaks robot (Computer language, that is)! If that's not talent, I don't know what is. I've had the pleasure to work with Jenelle on many weddings over the last couple of years and even some personal projects. She's an absolute delight and to see the ideas that she comes up with for custom wedding invitations is exciting. She has a real modern edge to her style, but is capable of producing any style that will represent you. 

Pinkpolka Wedding Design has just recently received the Best of WedLuxe 2011 Award for Excellence in Stationery! She truly deserves it.  If you are looking for custom designed Stationery and Invitations (for any occasion) Jenelle will be able to capture your vision and reproduce it into something distinctive, creative, and memorable. It's like "branding your wedding".

Imagine Banners at the entrance to your reception...

Or fun decals for  the Dance Floor....

For Jenelle's own wedding, she had us create mini brownie cakes! This is such a fun alternative to a wedding Cake. This is a great example of how one theme can run throughout your wedding and not be overdone. 

WE have collaborated on MANY sweet tables over the years. Here is our most recent one together!

And, she doesn't just create fun stationery for weddings. Here is a personal project she created for me. When we celebrated my daughter's first Birthday, her STATIONERY set the tone. It was fun, whimsical, and definitely memorable.

Custom invitations from Pinkpolka also included a map so our guests could find the fun with ease!
 A welcome banner for the front of the house! LOVE this.

She also created all the signs for our booths and game stations and of course for the sweet table.

Jenelle is an artist. She will listen as you talk about your ideas and what you hope to see and she then she will work her magic and turn it into lovely Stationery that will reflect your style and personality!

Stay up-to-date with real weddings and new stationery she is creating on her BLOG, It's all Polkadots!

For your chance to WIN a $75 Gift Certificate to use towards a $500 minimum order, be sure to LIKE Pinkpolka Wedding Design on FACEBOOK and check out OUR WESITE for more details here: http://whimsicalcakestudio.com/wedding_specials.html

Contact Pinkpolka for your Wedding and Custom Stationery needs!

10632B 124 Street (2nd Floor)
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1S3

Phone: 780.643.0404
Toll-free: 888.231.7346

Studio Hours: By appointment only.