Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Cake Divas, established October 15, 1998, was the beginning of a wild adventure for Joan Spitler and Leigh Grode. Always on the cutting edge of cake design, they have created outrageous artwork and elegant wedding cakes for celebrities, television and film. Most recently, they made the desserts and the signature "eat me" cake for Tim Burton's Alice in Wo...
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Hi Friends! Well before we have no more room, I thought I'd better do a great Giveaway to join us for a fun filled day... full of great info, great gifts, great food (and I mean COME HUNGRY!) and meet your fellow industry friends and new brides. Check out last years at 2 free tickets will be given away, and all you have to do is send us yo...
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  1. Jennifer reply

    HI Mindy! How sweet of you to do this awesome giveaway!! I would love to be entered. So now for my favorite trend this year would have to be the use of Peacock Feathers in weddings! I loved it so much and even did a big post on it once. Not sure if the trend will last but it sure was fun.

  2. Sarah G reply

    Favorite trend for 2010-2011 is food trucks at weddings after the guests are hungry from dancing etc. ALSO: Monograms are back and I couldn’t be more pleased!

  3. Alisha Wilkerson reply

    Simply…Pink Dresses and Food Trucks!!!

  4. lucia reply

    Where can I enter? Excited!

  5. Shellie Branum reply

    Lounges! I love the lounges!!!! And Lounges are one of the hottest trends in weddings & events! Just a few pieces in a space between the ceremony & reception or wanting an entire lounge-style reception;couches with throw pillows, side & cocktail tables, bars & more! Its a growing trend that adds style & character!

  6. Heather Hart reply

    Hi Mindy! My name is Heather and I currently live in Delaware where I hope to one day open my own event planning business because it is a very large untapped market here.
    One of my favorite trends from the past year has been the more frequent use of unconventional methods of transportation, like trolleys and vintage police cars. I’ve been seeing in wedding shows and magazines!
    I would absolutely love to attend your event! To hear from the very best would truely be a dream come true!

  7. Esther Kang reply

    2010-2011 fave wedding trend: dessert bars

  8. Gail Johnson reply

    My favorite trend for 2010-2011 is any space defining hanging structure. I’m ready to pack my bags for the The Most Ridiculous Wedding Event Ever 2.

  9. Mindy Rossignol reply

    Could I be so lucky????

    My favorite trend has been switching from rounds to long rectangular tables (yes, we are very far behind here!!)
    I love the more intimate feeling it creates!!!

    Mindy Rossignol!!

  10. Monica reply

    Hi Mindy, my favorite new trend are the crepe wedding cakes from Petite Reve in Ventura. Kate Dunbar makes a magical, most unique crepe cake with dozens and dozens of layers… super fancy!!!

  11. Nancy Nguyen reply

    Hi Mindy! My favorite 2010-2011 trend will be trash the dress photo session after the wedding!! who wouldn’t wanna wear their wedding dress again and get all dolled up?

  12. DeShai Roberson reply

    My favorite trend is the “first look” (photos of the bride & groom, prior to the ceremony).

  13. Rissa Merkley reply

    I love love love brides and grooms who are doing a ‘first look’ photo session before their ceremony. I think it’s beautiful, romantic and takes some pressure off the walking-down-the-aisle moment.

  14. Deniesha Joseph reply

    My Favorit trends for 2010-2011 are dessert buffets & shoot booths. I think this is best thing that has happen to wedding keepsakes!

  15. Jen reply

    Hey Mindy!
    I am loving the idea of a tequila bar and also the trend towards turquoise. I have a few brides working with this color right now. There are such great accent colors and it can feel formal or just plain fun!

  16. Jacqueline reply

    I love the bowties on the men!

  17. Roberta reply

    My favorite trend is really big trees that are used as center pieces!!Full out plants and outdoor feel inside.Welcoming forest inspired wedding!!Bring nature to my guests!!Lovin the color Green…lol

  18. Erica reply

    So far my favorite trend for 2010-2011 are the vintage touches: typewriter for guestbook, vintage cars, rustic windows and descanso tables, lace, pastels etc. !

  19. Nahid Farhoud reply

    Thank you so much Mindy for the giveaway, hope I can win.. The new trend I have seen and also do at my weddings is the candy and dessert bars within the colors of the wedding, also mixing seating between, cluster tables, long family tables and lounge areas around the dance floor. krispy cream donuts

  20. Cara reply

    Organic and eco-friendly Weddings! I LOVE the fact that more and more brides are creating beautiful events that are also environmentally friendly = )

  21. Avon Asawapornsnit reply

    My favorite trend would have to be the animal print trend.

  22. Lucia Dinh reply

    I have 2 favorite trends. 1) Connection. Couples are connecting more with their guests more than ever before. Weddings are more personable and authentic, thus becoming more memorable when the guests leave. using design elements that are pertaining to the couple’s love story. And everything is not so matchy matchy but naturally beautiful. and 2) Colors. Nude, pastel, soft colors. ugh I love nude! Classic and fresh. And of course the opposite more daring and not very common color combinations, like grey and yellow.

  23. Lauren Delamater reply

    Hi Mindy!

    In 2011 I think we will notice brides steering away from structured, formal, (and somtimes stiff) sit down dinners. What I’ve been hearing from brides is a desire to create more of a celebratory/party atmosphere at their weddings. I think we’ll be seeing a lot of hors d’ oeuvres receptions integrating micro plates, saute stations, and other fun food presentations. And of course with brides becoming increasingly economically aware, we will see brides supporting local farmers markets, businesses, etc. when choosing vendors for their weddings, and truly paying homage to these small businesses that make up their communities. The event next weekend sounds like a blast and I will be there one way or another!

  24. Pearl reply

    Pumpkin martinis for fall weddings!

  25. Tara Cox reply

    Hi Mindy. Thank you for the opportunity. My favorite trend is the after party atmosphere. I enjoy seeing a cognac bar with cigars or cappuccinos with pastries.

  26. Brandi Ford reply

    Mindy, awesome giveaway!

    My favorite trend is the dressing of the cake/candy/dessert table. With companies like Raise the Cake creating these gorgeous stands and even bakers & planners using unique backdrops to highlight the sweets station, I love looking at a personalized cake/candy/dessert table that’s really been given some thought.

  27. Traci McMaster reply

    Mindy, I am absolutely in love with tables completely lit by candle light to make the reception even more intimate and romantic.I also think that having a unique touch to the event will make people know it was the couples wedding and not just like on you seen on a blog or in a magazine. I think all brides should add a special touch to their day.

  28. Whitney Noel reply

    absolutely LOVE anything “comfort” related…especially comfort foods :) In light of these tough economic times, hearty and soulful foods bring about a sense of heartwarming tradition and well-being.

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Here is the link to purchase tickets: The fabulous LA event will be held on November 4th at the eBell Club. Hope you will be there! Here is a list of sponsors so far: Caterer/Location – Ebell of Los Angeles Floral & Design – Tic-Tock Floral Linens – Wildflower Linen Chairs – Chameleon Chair Bakery/Dess...
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  1. The Broke-Ass Bride reply

    Thank you Mindy, for helping spread the word! You’re the best :)

  2. Liz Guthrie reply

    Hi Mindy! Thanks for posting about our upcoming fund raisers!

    Here is the link to purchase tickets:

    The fabulous LA event will be held on November 4th at the eBell Club.

    Hope to see your readers there!

    Here is a list of sponsors so far:

    Caterer/Location – Ebell of Los Angeles

    Floral & Design – Tic-Tock Floral

    Linens – Wildflower Linen

    Chairs – Chameleon Chair

    Bakery/Desserts – Vanilla Bake Shop

    DJ – Hey Mister DJ {Lee Dyson}

    Photography – Trista Lerit Photography

    Videography – Shade Tree Films

    Cocktail Entertainment – Del Lago Trio

    Reception Live Entertainment – Blue Skies Entertainment & The Hollywood

    Wine & Champagne – Barefoot Wines & Bubbly

    Ice Luge – Ice Bulb

    Stationer & Printer – The Card Lady

    MC – Rev. Clint Huft

    Tuxedo Rentals – Friar Tux

  3. Kevin Covey reply

    Mindy thank you so very much for putting this special post on your blog. Your support is much appreciated. You are truly a class act!

    Many thanks,
    Kevin Covey
    Wish Upon A Wedding
    Southern California Chapter President

  4. Dana-Beth Lasker reply

    We are very EXCITED for the Blissful Wishes Ball that will be taking place across the Nation in the month of November! Tickets are available at We hope to see you all there!

  5. Veronica Martell reply

    How can I help? I would love to be a part of it!

    We would be happy to donate our services to the brides and grooms!

    Contact me anytime:

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