We've all been there. We see something really cool and creative, but lack the craftiness and know-how to do it ourselves (or in many cases...the time). Welcome to Pinterest....the site that not only shows us the awesome results of these craft projects, but also can lead us to the proper instructions (most of the time).
It was around late April of 2012 when I first caught wind of it...that infamous cake covered in fondant, shaped like a DSLR Camera. As cheesy as it may sound to some, I knew I HAD to have it. With my birthday right around the corner, there wasn't enough time to learn and plan how to make it without it becoming one of those lovely Pintrocities; Pinterest ideas gone wrong. So I waited; ever so patiently for my time.
Forward to just a month ago; mid April, 2013. Almost a year had passed since I'd first seen that DSLR cake, and I still wanted it just as badly as the day I discovered it. A specialized cake is not something I'd grown up with. Granted I had a wonderful neighbor who could make delicious cakes and had the imagination it took to make some really neat looking ones; however I no longer live near enough to her to ask for such a delicious treat. Well, I was about to turn 30, and while I had known I wanted this cake for nearly a year already, time was most certainly not on my side to learn how to make it myself.
Welcome Cake Art of Salisbury. I contacted Susan of Cake Art just a few weeks prior to my 30th birthday with my wishlist for the cake; including photo examples to give her a starting point. I told her I wanted a round base, yellow cake with a DSLR shaped cake on top; the number 30 in the lens, and buttercream frosting. While those were my main focus points and I wanted to give her and the rest of her artists the freedom of creativity, I also gave them color and pattern ideas I liked to give her direction. The rest was up to her on how she wanted design the rest of the cake.
Fast forward to Friday, May 17th, 2013; my 30th birthday. When I stopped by to pick up my finished cake, it was love at first sight. Not only had Susan and her crew created a wonderful looking DSLR cake, but they decorated the rest of the cake in a way that was so fitting to myself and my personality. Just take a look for yourself!
Ann & Curtis were married at the Semper Fidelis Chapel at the National Museum of the Marine Corps on May 5th, 2013. The day began with mostly cloudy skies, but turned to mostly sunny by the time the Ceremony was ready to begin. The mostly glass walls of the small, simple chapel gleamed with pride as the sun shone through them, illuminating the Bride and Groom as they lovingly looked into each other's eyes; two lives becoming one.
Today, I am pleased to be able to announce a great new product! After multiple requests for this item, we are so glad to be able to offer DVD playable Slideshows of highlights from your Wedding Day or event photos. Looking for a DVD playable slideshow of your portrait photos? We can do that too!
Check out the sample wedding day highlights below, then scroll down to find out how you can get one of these for yourself!
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This morning we made a really exciting announcement on our Facebook Page. We have launched a page on our website where you can go to purchase gift certificates online to Patricia-Jean Photography. You have the option to send them with a personalized note, along with them being sent directly to your recipient! All Gift Certificates will be mailed first class, FREE of charge!
You can access the page via this link, or by placing your mouse over "Gifts" in the upper right corner, and clicking "Gift Certificates." You can access our Gift Certificates page this way from any page on our website.
On Saturday, June 9th 2012, I was blessed to be a witness to the wonderful Match-Made-In-Heaven Wedding of Krista Terry and John Greenwell. Such a super sweet couple who obviously don't take anything for granted. From the time I arrived, through the end of the day, they shared their thanks with me for being there to capture the memories of their special day. It was a true blessing for me to be there to capture the emotions, details, and events throughout the day.
Special thanks to all the other awesome vendors who were a pleasure to work with.
Ceremony: Cannon Mennonite Church of Bridgeville, DE.
DJ: Gene Beebe of Top Hat Entertainment of Greenwood, DE. He kept me up to date throughout the Reception, and had a wonderful flow to the music selections.
Reception Location: Bridgeville Banquet Center (Next to Jimmy's Grille in Bridgeville, DE)
Reception Catered by: Jimmy's Grille in Bridgeville, DE. They served up a delicious, hot Buffet that warmed the soul.
Cake: Paula's Place For Cakes in Greenwood, DE.