It did not take much from Amy at Wow Factor to convince me to help plan last week's industry dinner for twenty-eight of Charlotte's talented wedding professionals to network, re-connect or meet for the first time. Once Amy said Passion 8 Bistro was catering and blindfolds were involved- I was on board! Yes, you heard correctly-- blindfolds.
So, why blindfolds? The team at Wow Factor Cakes and Passion 8 Bistro feels that you should allow your taste buds center stage while in a food and wine pairing and have your other senses take a back seat for the night. But what I really heard when Amy mentioned blindfolds was '50 Shades of Gray' theme! **full disclosure: I have not read the book. In fact, it is sitting on my nightstand collecting dust as we speak.
I immediately started on the inspiration board and came up with this:
And what actually came together was even more amazing than I could have imagined. Between the stunning florals by Carey Roberts Design Company and the super cool paint-by-numbers cake by, who else, but Wow Factor Cakes-- the night was spectaular. And the food--- oh, the food!!!
Please enjoy some photos by the talented Rachel Fesko Photography:
A HUGE thank you to all of the vendors that participated in the event!
Studio Space/Cake: Wow Factor Cakes
Caterer: Passion 8 Bistro
Florals: Carey Roberts Design Group
Rentals: Party Reflections
Small desserts: Neet's Sweets
Photographer: Rachel Fesko Photography
Stationery: Olive Paper