All you need is…cake?

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Wedinator put up this excellent example of a cake that was a lot of fun for the bakery – and is actually really cool – but will suck all of the energy and focus of any picture, (and any cake-cutting ceremony for that matter, and what couple wants the cake to outshine them)? If you’re going for a kitschy cake, embrace the Southern tradition of a Groom’s Cake: a cake that is generally a contrast in flavor to the wedding cake, and frequently (though not always*) created in a theme or shape related to the groom’s hobbies or interests. This could be a golf ball shaped cake, or a college pennant, even a car.  A nice cheesecake or flourless chocolate also works well if the groom has a passion for something that’s not represented in the wedding cake.  Even Prince William and Kate Middleton were inspired by the traditions of the Colonies, and had a groom’s cake at their recent wedding. Whatever it is, if it looks like a greeting card exploded all over it, keep it far away from your cake table.  Let the bride and groom be the main attraction – not the pastry.  Once the cute feeding each other part is done, and the photos are taken, cut that beauty up and let them eat cake!

*One of our brides, whose groom had a passion for chocolate chip cookies, arranged for platters of fresh baked cookies as a groom’s dessert.  He was thrilled – and they were spared the cost of an elaborate cake in the shape of a fishing boat.

R2-D2 Groom's Cake

Image by The Uncommon Cakery via Flickr

Summer Lovin’, having a blast!

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More and more Valley wedding professionals are piling on the Summer Lovin’ bandwagon.  We’re talking of course about the fabulous wedding offers available to brides who order gowns from Desert Bride in Indio, CA between now and Labor Day. Here’s a list of some of the deals.
Pastry Swan – 25% off your wedding cake
(760) 202-1213
Steven Wayne Photography – When you book your wedding with Steven Wayne Photography you will receive 2 complimentary 16×20 prints of your choice, as well as 4 additional custom designed page sides for their Forever Wedding album.
(760) 466-7598
My Little Flower Shop – Free set-up, delivery, and free toss bouquet.
(760) 778-7111,
J. Russell Salon Hair & Make up – Complimentary hair and make-up trial with booking of wedding day hair and make-up.
Joy Fields – (760) 341-4641, (760) 989-3774
Brandini Toffee – 20% off wedding favors, with purchase of 50 favors or more.
(760) 200-1598
Tropical Tanning Day Spa & Makeup by Keturah– $10.00 off any day spa/make-up by Keturah/facial/tanning package. If groups of 4 or more, booked at the same time, the bride will receive her airbrush tan free.
(760) 360-8192
The Village Inscriber – With every initial order of $200.00 or more, free Thank You notes, value not to exceed $50.00.
(760) 568-4206
Events by Renee – Free Consultation and $150.00 off wedding planning services
(760) 902-1678
Ashley Video –With the booking of wedding videography, a free recap video (a short highlight reel of the best moments of their day)
(866) 914-2700,
Indian Wells Country Club – 20% off Food and Beverage (Food and Beverage minimums still apply), Complimentary Champagne Toast, Complimentary Floor length linens
contact: Nicole Reynolds
Premier Limousine – Chrysler 300 Limousine Package for $495.00
(760) 345-3004,
California D.J. – $100.00 off any Photo-booth and D.J. packages.
Michael Cap – (760) 837-9117,
My Valet Dry Cleaning – $50.00 off gown preservation, 15% off wedding party/invitee garment care/cleaning, 15% off wedding party/invitee press only services, 15% off shoe, hand bag, cleaning conditioning and dyeing.
Mark Anthony, (760) 610-5394, (760) 218-7295,

All the Summer Lovin’ brides will be asked to submit a picture of their fiancé and themselves, with a short bio. The pictures and bio’s will be posted on Desert Bride’s Facebook page. The picture that gets the most “Likes” for a two-day voting period (September 10th and 11th), will win a free Anniversary weekend, with 2 night stay at the Hyatt, dinner at the Hyatt, couples massage and round of golf for two at Palm Valley Country Club, and one flower arrangement per month for a year, by My Little Flower Shop.

All in all, it’s an amazing set of discounts.  We hope you check it out!  Any of the vendors can help connect you with any of the others.  We all have the same goal – a terrific, fun, beautiful wedding for every one of our brides.  Let us help you make memories without breaking the bank!

Summer Lovin’, having a blast!

A bride tossing her bouquet of flowers. Catego...

Image via Wikipedia

More and more Valley wedding professionals are piling on the Summer Lovin’ bandwagon.  We’re talking of course about the fabulous wedding offers available to brides who order gowns from Desert Bride in Indio, CA between now and Labor Day. Here’s a list of some of the deals.
Pastry Swan – 25% off your wedding cake
(760) 202-1213
Steven Wayne Photography – When you book your wedding with Steven Wayne Photography you will receive 2 complimentary 16×20 prints of your choice, as well as 4 additional custom designed page sides for their Forever Wedding album.
(760) 466-7598
My Little Flower Shop – Free set-up, delivery, and free toss bouquet.
(760) 778-7111,
J. Russell Salon Hair & Make up – Complimentary hair and make-up trial with booking of wedding day hair and make-up.
Joy Fields – (760) 341-4641, (760) 989-3774
Brandini Toffee – 20% off wedding favors, with purchase of 50 favors or more.
(760) 200-1598
Tropical Tanning Day Spa & Makeup by Keturah– $10.00 off any day spa/make-up by Keturah/facial/tanning package. If groups of 4 or more, booked at the same time, the bride will receive her airbrush tan free.
(760) 360-8192
The Village Inscriber – With every initial order of $200.00 or more, free Thank You notes, value not to exceed $50.00.
(760) 568-4206
Events by Renee – Free Consultation and $150.00 off wedding planning services
(760) 902-1678
Ashley Video –With the booking of wedding videography, a free recap video (a short highlight reel of the best moments of their day)
(866) 914-2700,
Indian Wells Country Club – 20% off Food and Beverage (Food and Beverage minimums still apply), Complimentary Champagne Toast, Complimentary Floor length linens
contact: Nicole Reynolds
Premier Limousine – Chrysler 300 Limousine Package for $495.00
(760) 345-3004,
California D.J. – $100.00 off any Photo-booth and D.J. packages.
Michael Cap – (760) 837-9117,
My Valet Dry Cleaning – $50.00 off gown preservation, 15% off wedding party/invitee garment care/cleaning, 15% off wedding party/invitee press only services, 15% off shoe, hand bag, cleaning conditioning and dyeing.
Mark Anthony, (760) 610-5394, (760) 218-7295,

All the Summer Lovin’ brides will be asked to submit a picture of their fiancé and themselves, with a short bio. The pictures and bio’s will be posted on Desert Bride’s Facebook page. The picture that gets the most “Likes” for a two-day voting period (September 10th and 11th), will win a free Anniversary weekend, with 2 night stay at the Hyatt, dinner at the Hyatt, couples massage and round of golf for two at Palm Valley Country Club, and one flower arrangement per month for a year, by My Little Flower Shop.

All in all, it’s an amazing set of discounts.  We hope you check it out!  Any of the vendors can help connect you with any of the others.  We all have the same goal – a terrific, fun, beautiful wedding for every one of our brides.  Let us help you make memories without breaking the bank!