Janderyn Makris, owner of Earth and Sugar, Boynton Beach, Florida
Profession: Confectionary Designer, Earth and Sugar
What she is obsessed with: Edible confetti! I know it sounds so weird, but a simple cake covered in the right amount of confetti can add such glamour. I obsess about gold almost every day, I just want to paint with it on my cakes, use glitters on my edible details and find it in lovely cutlery. I may never get tired of implementing this versatile color into my designs.
What is so 2012: That is such a hard question, I want to say cupcakes but that would be going against my pastry ethics. I really think that damask was used so much in the last year or so that it’s time for a change. I love modern tribal and geometric shapes and colors, they are making their way into paperie, and I am excited!
What’s the next big thing: This is the year of emerald green and gold, but a trend I am starting to see come through more is the use of lace. Lace is absolutely beautiful and there is a sense of old world that ties into it. I have incorporated it into a few of my designs, and although it is time consuming the final product is worth the labor.
What should brides and grooms already know before contacting you (i.e. their guest count, venue, theme, etc.): It’s so hard for me to tell brides what they have to be decided on by the time they come to see me, my experience has been that they see so many ideas and pin so many pictures that it creates a mishmash of their vision. It is very helpful when they know their colors, an estimated number of guests and of course budget (if there is one). The reason budget is probably the most important is because what you envision may not be what you can afford, and we try and tailor their ideas to also fit what they want to spend on confections.
What is your specialty: We really focus on creating unique yet organic designs that don’t have too much of everything on it. I believe in having a bit of restraint when it comes to design as something simple and clean can become an elegant conversation piece. We take pride in the use of our local and organic ingredients which bring a wonderful flavor and texture to all of our cakes and confections.
Photos by PS Photography
Serverware from Amazing Grace Vintage Rentals
Feathers, cigars, pearl strings and smooth jazz: these are the ingredients to have a picture perfect 1920’s inspired evening. Treat your guests to a scene from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby with the era’s Art Deco style on anything from geometric patterned invitations, to custom metallic cocktail napkins or menus. A melodious jazz band sets the atmosphere of the speakeasies so popular in the 20’s and will have everyone doing the Charleston. Have your bridesmaids wear dropped-waist dresses and delve into some fun flapper fringe! For amusing memories, have a photo booth set up with props like cigars, skinny cigarettes, feather boas, top hats, lace headbands and chalkboards. Don’t forget a glamorous vintage car to take you away at the end of the night!
Bonus: the Hollywood adaptation of the book is coming out soon, so make it a date and do some fun research while gawking at Leo DiCaprio for a couple of hours.
Invitations via Snippet & Ink; Chandelier by Love this Day Events; Synchronized Swimmers via Snippet & Ink ; Escort Cards from Wedding Chicks; Vintage Car via Heavenly Blooms; Headpiece from Onewed; Cake by Onewed; Head Table via Green Wedding Shoes; Table Setting from The Caketress
It! Girls LOVE lace. It’s such a feminine element and can be incorporated in everything from the gown and table linens to stationery and accessories. Burlap is often seen as more rustic than elegant, but when you pair them together, magic happens! For an outside ceremony, adorn chairs with pretty lace bows and make adorable burlap banners for the wedding party photos. Voila: rustic chic!
Table setting by Elizabeth Anne Designs; Kate Middleton dress from Alexander McQueen; Lace envelope via Pinterest; Lace cake topper by Etsy; Burlap banner via Style Me Pretty; Dessert table from Jenny Cookies; Lace bow via Kiddo’s Photos; Flatware roll-ups from Pinterest.
There is perhaps nothing more delicate and feminine than an intricately lacy doily. But we’re not talking about your grandmother’s coasters. We’re talking dramatic drink umbrellas and antique lace gowns, complemented by lace linens and gorgeous die-cut paper goods. It’s the kind of theme that makes us want to don our pinkest lipstick and high heels. But don’t take our word for it, check out our inspiration board and just try to overcome its girly charm.
Doily drink parasol via Wedding Window; 3-D doily cake by Real Simple; Doily garland via Seakettle; Escort cards via BZ Events; Crochet wedding dress via 100 Layer Cake; Doily inspired tablescape via The Sweetest Occasion; Khaki and doily wedding invitation by DawnCorrespondence; Cardboard favor box via Favor Craver