Guests were greeted and welcomed in to sample treats, like cookie cake and blueberry muffins with a crumble topping, while Edit, Dream Cakes
owner, showed off her newly renovated, boutique-style cake shop and talked about the big things happening with her bakery business.
As I chatted with Edit before the grand opening event, I noticed one thing. She stays busy. And she loves it! She never loses that smile and she always has time to talk with customers. Actually, the reason for expanding her store was exactly that - because she wanted more space for her brides and customers.
From custom wedding cake orders to bridal shows/events and specialty dessert orders, her small staff is always busy in the kitchen baking their famous cakes and treats from stratch. Which is another thing she emphasized to me... her ingredients are natural!
The grand opening event was a two-in-one celebration as I learned that Edit's husband is the new owner of Bridlewood Country Store, in the Conoco gas station, which is in the same shopping center as Dream Cakes. DJ Dave Productions
had music set up at the event and local vendors got in on the fun with raffle drawings that included free gas, gift cards, dessert and more.
Dream Cakes - The Bakery
Dream Cakes is expanding! In the coming months, the store will extend to include a walk-in bakery where all kinds of yummy things can be purchased on a daily basis. This got me really excited as I am a huge fan of Edit's cake balls. (I may or may not have some sitting in my fridge right now.) The cake shop in Conroe will have scones, specialty cookies, pies, cookie cake bites with icing, cupcakes - among other things. Stop by and check it out and tell her Woodlands Bride sent you! Dream Cakes, Inc.
Conroe, TX 77384 (on FM-1488)
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Woodlands Bride Booth at Dream Weddings Bridal Show
We were honored to have been a part of the Dream Weddings Bridal Show and enjoyed meeting new brides and vendors alike. What a turnout! We always feel inspired after a big event like yesterday's bridal show and we would like to welcome new fans to Woodlands Bride! Our goal is to inspire you.
Where to start? The bridal show was filled - we mean filled - with every wedding vendor under the sun. There were amazingly talented photographers and fun photo booths, every kind of caterer, venues galore, chic gift shops + event designers and the best cake you've ever tasted!
Top Left: College Park Flowers, Bottom Left: Carter's Florist, Top Right: The Blooming Idea, Bottom Right: Rainforest Flowers
We were in wedding heaven as we perused all the floral design booths from College Park Flowers
to Rainforest Flowers
. We had a little floral perfection in our own booth: Carter's Florist
graciously designed a centerpiece for us which brides simply adored. Thanks, Jessica!
Top Left: SpringHill Suites, Bottom Left: Buca di Beppo, Top Right: Buca di Beppo, Bottom Right: Rico's Grill
We grabbed a meatball (ok, 2 or 3!) from the Buca di Beppo
booth perfectly decorated in Italian vintage. Rico's Grill
, our favorite Mexican restaurant, was serving up some samples of their catering for brides. We also chatted it up with SpringHill Suites
and learned a fun fact: Did you know the hotel chain in The Woodlands is their number one location for the U.S.? We love this hotel and its modern decor!
Left: Gigi's Cupcakes, Top Middle: Gigi's Cupcakes, Bottom Middle: Kiss The Cook Cakes, Top Right: Huddell and Hudson, Bottom Right: Dream Cakes
Left: ShutterBooth, Top Middle: LA Photography, Bottom Middle: Signature EvenTx, Top Right: Signature EvenTx, Bottom Right: The Traveling Photo Booth
production gave brides and guests a chance to let loose and enjoy themselves. These guys are totally entertaining and there's no doubt the receptions they host are a ton
and The Traveling Photo Booth
, among many other photo booths, gave brides a chance to act silly with poses and props. We indulged in the fun, too... We couldn't resist!
Top Left: Waterpoint, Top Right: Olde Dobbin Station, Bottom Left: Ashelynn Manor, Bottom Middle: Burkeshire Plantation, Bottom Right: Pine Lake Ranch
The selection of venues at the show is exactly why we love promoting this area. Brides could choose from the beautiful oak tree at Oak Tree Manor
in Spring, the country-style venue of Amber Springs
in Montgomery, resort-style venues like The Woodlands Resort
, one of our featured vendors, as well as venues on the water like Bentwater
on Lake Conroe and Waterpoint - a venue brides will be able to tour at our very first Venue Toast and Tour
on March 28.
Photos of A Memorable Event
Top Left: A Posh Affair, Bottom Left: Zulee's, Top Right: HEB Blooms, Bottom Right: Sugar Bunch Creations
We were so inspired by the event design talent of the ladies at A Memorable Event
. This vendor had a few tables set up with different styles for different brides.
We are also inspired by vendors that do it all like A Posh Affair
- your one-stop shop for wedding planning! Specialty shops like Zulee's
gift shop + invitation design and Sugar Bunch Creations
- a candy buffet and fun food catering company - were unique finds at the bridal show.
Memories by MaryAnne Photography
Left: Fleurish Imagery, Top Right: Civic Photos, Bottom Right: Singing Hearts Photography
Then came the bridal fashion show featuring wedding gowns by David Tutera. Check out the photo gallery below for a preview of the fashion show + booths at the Dream Weddings Bridal Show. Thank you Gail McGroder for letting us be a part of such a successful event!
A special thanks to Nikki Lee and Jessica Coleman for their crafty skills and all the time they put into making sure we had the cutest giveaways at the bridal show!
Here at Woodlands Bride, we never pass up a slice of wedding cake – and we never pass on a good feature story. Let us introduce you to a small business with a big portfolio. Brides, you will want to sample this one!
We chatted it up with Megan Edwards, pastry chef and owner of Nutmeg & Co.
, to find out what inspires her, what she offers brides and what’s on the menu (hint: nearly everything your sweet tooth desires!) What started out as a nickname her friends gave her because of her love for baking has become a passionate business and a hobby she says she never tires of! WB: How did you get started as a pastry chef? Nutmeg&Co:
I attended culinary school right out of high school and worked in several restaurants. I started my business in 2006 and have not stopped baking since! I had a brief sabbatical as a corporate pastry chef with a big company, but I am glad to be returning to my business and for the opportunity to work with brides! WB: Since you serve the wedding industry, what should brides know about your business? Nutmeg&Co:
We are completely committed to making the cake designing part of their wedding planning an enjoyable experience. Once we sit down with each bride for a tasting and get a better idea of what they are looking for, design and
flavor wise, we piece together sketches to narrow down the exact design they have in mind. Normally the only time a bride will ever have to meet with us is once for the tasting, everything else is done via email. This saves time for our brides and does not force them to make a decision in one day. WB: What’s on the menu at Nutmeg & Co.? Nutmeg&Co:
We specialize in custom cakes for all occasions, in addition to petite fours, cupcakes, custom sugar cookies, and miniature desserts. All of our pastries and cakes are made completely from scratch, with real butter; and while our menus and flavor ideas are vast, we are open to any ideas that each client brings to us! Many of our popular flavors are combinations conjured up by brides themselves. We have also been known to provide cobblers, puddings, and pies for the grooms who opt to not have a groom's cake. An elegant approach is taken with each custom order, so that no matter what your ideas are, they will come to life and impress your guests.
WB: Sweet! And now my mouth is watering! So, we must know – what inspires you and your business?
Nutmeg&Co: I have always loved to bake, from a very young age, and I love being able to turn something yummy into something beautiful that people remember. Weddings are particularly special because brides want to create a very unique 'work of art' displayed for their guests, and the ability to make their vision come to life is so satisfying!
WB: What is the best way for brides to contact you?
Nutmeg&Co: Telephone or email; either way, we can get them set up for a consultation.
Photos courtesy of Nutmeg & Co.
We are so excited to welcome Edit Faris and Dream Cakes, Inc. as a premier wedding vendor in The Woodlands! She is sharing some of her tasty twists on the traditional wedding cake. (Talk about eye candy!) I sat down with Edit as she shared a little about what makes her cakes so incredibly scrumptious along with 3 tips for making your