Thursday, March 21, 2013

wow factor cakes {industry event}

Helllllloooooo, Spring {all 40 degrees of it}! While it's chilly outside, it was hot, hot, HOT at Wow Factor Cakes last Thursday night.

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
Small desserts: Neet's Sweets
Stationery: Olive Paper

with love.