Friday, April 23, 2010

A blogiversary and an inspired project!

Today is Eat Drink Pretty's blogiversary! One year ago I wrote my first post about a Martha Stewart crab dip. Since then I have published 235 posts all about delicious recipes, pretty cupcakes, gorgeous real weddings and much more. I cherish this blog as a creative outlet, passion, hobby, escape and a place that has connected me to many amazing people. I thank each and every one of you who stop by, send sweet emails and leave comments. I hope to celebrate many more blogiversarys!

To celebrate I have a fun project underway. I am designing (with the help of some amazing vendors/sponsors) a dessert table that is 100% inspired by Eat Drink Pretty. The vision is to bring my blog to life by asking the question, "if Eat Drink Pretty was a dessert table, what would it look like?" The colors and overall style of the table are influenced by the blog design; lots of pinks and grays, a chandelier and rows of tasty pink treats. The majority of the desserts will be homemade and inspired by the many recipes I have tried over the past year. Remember these amazing strawberry cupcakes? They will be making an appearance on the table along with a bunch of other desserts. The photos above are providing inspiration for the table though the final product will be unique to Eat Drink Pretty.

I have partnered with six awesome vendors who are going to help bring this vision to life. The photo shoot is taking place within the next couple weeks and I am hoping to post in mid-May.

Sewell Photography will be photographing the table. I know, without a doubt, that she will do an amazing job capturing all the details. Jennie is a wedding and lifestyle photographer located in MN. Her work has been published in local and national publications and she was named one of the top 3 best wedding photographers by Minnesota Bride Magazine. Be sure to check out her blog for all her recent work.

Jackie Just of Just Bloomed will be designing the floral arranagements. Jackie was one of the master-minds behind the gorgeous Candy Shop inspiration to reality feature on Style Me Pretty. She is also one of the most talented florists around and her beautiful work is often published.

Apres Party Rental is providing all the linens, backdrop, chandelier and a few other items. They have been great to work with and have an awesome showroom that showcases their huge selection of rental items.

I can't say enough good things about Erin from Hello Frosting. Her edible icing decals are absolutely gorgeous. Hello Frosting can customize most designs to suit a specific event theme (change colors and fonts) and she welcomes custom designs. I can't wait to show you the awesome design she came up with for the Eat Drink Pretty dessert table! Be sure to check out her Etsy site!

Lovely Scribbles is designing all the paper products and will be adding a special touch with her perfect calligraphy on all the dessert labels. Lovely Scribbles is a calligraphy business and Nikki also sells her intricate placecards on Etsy. Be sure to check out her blog with examples of her work.

And what would be a dessert table without a gorgeous centerpiece? I am super excited that Sweets Bakeshop is creating a 2-tier cake with a design inspired by Eat Drink Pretty. Sweets Bakeshop is a little gem located in St. Paul. Their cupcakes and macarons are as gorgeous as they are tasty and they are quickly gaining momentum in the wedding world.

As you can tell, I am beyond excited about this project. Thanks to all the vendors involved and most of all, thanks to Eat Drink Pretty readers who have truly given me something to celebrate today!!!

{Inspiration board photo credits: Country Living, Hostess Blog, Cannelle Et Vanille, Holy Sweet blog, Such Pretty Things}

23 comments:

  1. So exciting! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

    Katie

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  2. I am thrilled to be working on this project with you and all of these fabulous vendors, and I can't wait to see the finished product! I have no doubt it will be stunning as ever!

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  3. Bring me the leftovers!

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  4. Happy blogiversary! The project sounds exciting!

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  5. Happy blogiversary! I can't wait to see the results!!

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  6. Happy Blogiversary Jenna!!

    ~Nicole

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  7. How fabulous! Jenna- congrats on one year of inspiring us all with your wonderful ideas, food, and all things pretty!

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  8. Happy blogiversary! I can't wait to see the what you come up with!

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  9. Happy Blog Anniversary! Good luck with your project

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  10. Congratulations on your Anniversary! Your table will be beautiful i am sure. Can't wait to see it :) Have a great weekend!

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  11. Congratulations on your blog anniversary!
    I feel so honored to be included in this project with so many other incredible vendors! I can't wait to see the finished result!

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  12. Congrats on one fabulous blog year! Love the new project too!

    Candace

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  13. Congrats! All you work has paid off. This is going to be spectacular!

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  14. Love your blog! So glad I found it and congrats!

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  15. Thanks everyone for all your comments! I appreciate it so much!

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  16. Happy blogiversary! So exciting. I love your blog! It's fun to see another Midwestern blogger - I'm in Madison and I used to go to the U of M! :) xoxo

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  18. Hooray for your first blogiversary! The inspiration pics are amazing and your vendors sound awesome! Can't wait to see what your blog looks like when it comes to life! :)

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  19. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary, very exciting! Thank you for all the inspiration, your blog is absolutely fabulous! Cheers to YOU!

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  20. Yay! Happy Anni! Can't wait to see the results.

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  21. Congrats! I can't wait to see this table. I know it will be Fabulous. With Pink and Grey involved, you can't get any better!

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  22. Sounds like fun! LOVEEE the color choices;o)

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