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DIY Dessert Buffet

Earlier this week, I shared the fabulous dessert buffets that EyeCandy is now offering to local brides.  However, if the DIY route if more up your ally or fits better within your budget, then here are a few tips and tricks to creating your own display.

First, I like to decide on the color palette.  Will it be a few strong complimentary colors that go with your wedding or party design?  Or, is it going to be all one shade that plays up the different textures?

Display by A. Dominick Events

Next, I start looking for candy and desserts that work within my theme.  Of course, it is important to pick candy that you love.  Candy Warehouse and Economy Candy are both fantastic online resources.

If you are not serving dessert aside from your cake, perhaps you want to have something heavier, like cookies or cupcakes to offer.  I love cookies and macaroons from Albemarle Baking Company and cupcakes from Charlottesville Cupcakes.

Credit: Amy Atlas

Next up, you want to select an array of containers to display the treats.  You can add height with cake stands and you can create depth with a variety of jar shapes.  Local craft stores, Pier 1, The Container Store and Bed, Bath and Beyond all have fabulous options.

Credit: Amy Atlas

To kick it up a notch, you might even want to line the jars with pretty papers and labels from Paper Source. Ask your caterer or rental company for scoops and tongs or purchase a few sets.

Finally, you have to think about how your guests will package their delicacies.  Will it be Chinese-inspired take out boxes?  Perhaps clear plastic self-sealing bags?  Or maybe wax paper baggies?

Has anyone created a fabulous display recently and has insight or tips to share?

A. Dominick Events Wedding Planning Giveaway

A few weeks ago, our team at A. Dominick Events and the lovely Hitched Salon launched this wedding planning giveaway!  To enter, you can find the details here…For other great planning tips, check out here, here and here.

The contest only runs for a few more days – so hop to it!

Chalkboard Table Number

While wedding table numbers are informational, they can also be a design element…Last spring, I used chalkboards at each table which was a rustic, inexpensive and eco-friendly option.

Photo Credit: Meg Runion; Flowers and Decor: Beehive Events

To achieve this look on your own, you can head to Michaels or check out Etsy.

Next time, I would love to paint the wood edge – maybe in a happy yellow or bright coral – so fun!

Panorama Farms Open House

Last week, I shared a sneak peek of the incredible Panorama Farms and A. Dominick Events Open House…Today, I am thrilled to bring you more fab photos by Meg Runion Studios and all the details of the day!

The ridiculously amazing setting paired with the G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S  weather along with the all-star vendor team made for a fantastic event.

The creative geniuses at Beehive Events set this beautiful mock ceremony on top of a hill, with Panorama views of the mountains.

Of course, the venue decor by Beehive wasn’t too shabby either…

Guests dined on fabulous treats from Harvest Moon Catering. YUM!  Oh – and the super cool rentals – all from Festive Fare!

The Jangling Reinharts from Sam Hill Entertainment were perfect – they totally set the mood!

Yes, I am a little more than slightly obsessed with the Sperry Tent by Skyline Tent Company…Under the tent out back we lounged and roasted s’mores.

The Boar’s Head Balloon rides offered guests the perfect end to the afternoon…I wish we could go back and do it all over again!!

The fabulous vendor team:

Event Planning: A. Dominick Events

Venue: Panorama Farms

Decor: Beehive Events

Catering: Harvest Moon Catering

Tent and Lighting: Skyline Tent Company

Band: Sam Hill Entertainment

Rentals: Festive Fare

Video: Daly Baker Video Productions

Photography: Meg Runion Studios

Paper (Invite): Rock Paper Scissors

Winter Wedding Lighting

One of the best insider tricks to creating an incredible ambiance for your wedding is through thoughtful lighting. For this winter wedding, designed by A. Dominick Events, the bride shared her love of winter and Christmas by projecting tree patterns on the venue walls. I love absolutely it!

Photography Credit: Garrett Hubbard

Barboursville Vineyard Fall Wedding

Liz and Brian were married last October at Barboursville Vineyard.  I could go on and on about how beautiful Barboursville is, but just wait til you see the pictures. Wedding Planner extraordinaire Aimee Dominick, of A.Dominick Events, created a wedding day that embraced the coziness of fall, the subtle elegance of a vineyard, and the magic of Charlottesville.  Photographer Jeff Greenough did an exceptional job capturing this unbelievably gorgeous wedding… Oh, how I LOVE Charlottesville weddings!

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