Hello, hello!

I can't believe that it is almost time for the big party! So many little finishing touches I have to tend to with what now feels like such little time.  I am getting very excited. I found my dress this weekend and suddenly it all got real.    I love an excuse to dress up and feel fancy.  In my life, those moments are few and far between, so I'm going to go all out.  I am hoping all of you have as much fun with dressing up as I do - and hey, also remember no worries, you can come in jeans if you want.  Anything goes. :)

So in my preparation I want to give you all a little glimpse of a couple of the treats that will be at the party.  First and foremost because those of you who know me KNOW I love baked goods.  It is a real problem actually...teehee.  I will be featuring amongst all the hor d'ourves lots of wonderful sweet creations from Rachel Herendeen.  For those of you who may not know, Rachel is the twin sister to my incredible assistant Hannah.  (Hannah is the greatest - just in case you were not previously aware....♥)  Anyway...  here is a little info about Rachel and her business: Truly Scrumptious provides you with the highest quality of baking. She specializes in wedding cakes but also provide cakes for all occasions. In addition, she provides cupcakes, pies, and pastries: featuring homemade puff pastry. "Nowhere does it say that delicious food cannot be beautiful and that has always been the motto I bake by"-Rachel Herendeen: Owner and Baker of Truly Scrumptious-

Next I would like to tell you about the live music I will be hosting during the party.  I saw them at an event early in the year and thought they were a perfect backdrop for a party.  Of course I had to find out if they were available for my date and yippee! to my delight they were.  Here is a little info about them: Classically trained guitarist and composer Sean Doohan has combined musical forces with classically and jazz trained drummer, composer, sound engineer, and producer Matt Battle. Matt has trained in Los Angeles and Rochester. The duos mellow jazz vibe is full of improvisation. With constantly evolving interpretations this groups original music never fails to intrigue listeners.   

Also in addition to the red carpet entrance/photo op (to which my wonderful father will be handling) I will have Michele Kisly photographing the event.  I'm sure many of you have seen her work. She is an amazing professional photographer who does an excellent job at capturing those unpredictable candid moments that really memorialize the tone of an event.  I'm very excited to have her join us, and very much looking forward to sharing both her photos as well as the red carpet photos with everyone.  

Until next time (and hope to see you at the party!  Oct 25th from 5-8)


October 16, 2014 by Erica Bapst

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