Meet: The Butter End Cakery

If you ever wondered why people get into the wedding-planning business, let us give you the inside scoop: it’s all about the cake. Don’t get us wrong–celebrations, love, romance, decorating, beautiful locations–those are all a big reason for why we do what we do. But we can’t lie, when it comes to cake. As wedding planners, we get to try and eat lots of different cakes and it is awesome.

So earlier this spring when we covered the slew of Hollywood’s New Year’s Weddings, we were flabbergasted and freaking out over this to-die-for upside-down chandelier wedding cake featured at Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting’s Fire & Ice wedding.  As luck would have it, a few weeks later, we had the chance to sample and meet the incredible team behind this work of art: The Butter End Cakery!

Originally opened in 2008, The Butter End Cakery is in a fabulous, light filled shop in Santa Monica where head baker Kimberly Bailey and her team create their show-stopping confections. Creating everything from elaborate 3-D cakes to classic wedding cakes to divine small desserts, the visual artistry at this shop is beyond compare. And did we mention that everything tastes fabulous?  Using only the finest ingredients, the Butter End continues to showcase their artistry with fabulous flavor combinations (we are still lusting after the Coconut Cake with Passionfruit Frosting… and we don’t usually like coconut!)

Be sure to check their full gallery of amazing cakes and goodies, as well as their delicious full menu at The Butter End.

Classic wedding elegance.

Classic wedding elegance.

The good stuff (from left to right): Vanilla cake with Vanilla Buttercream, Coconut Cake with Passionfruit buttercream, Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Chocolate Chip Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream, and Butter End's Signature Cake, Chocolate Almond Cherry Cake with Cherry Cream Cheese Marzipan. Whew!

The good stuff (from left to right): Vanilla cake with Vanilla Buttercream, Coconut Cake with Passionfruit buttercream, Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Chocolate Chip Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream, and Butter End’s Signature Cake, Chocolate Almond Cherry Cake with Cherry Cream Cheese Marzipan. Whew!

A movie masterpiece!

A movie masterpiece!

Elaborate designs are on display throughout the shop!

Elaborate designs are on display throughout the shop!

We were so grateful that they gave us a to-go box to share with our husbands 🙂 Thanks to the Butter End Cakery for making our day!

 

Casa del Mar Amor

Sometimes love doesn’t hit us at first site, but friendship does.  Brittany and Chris met during work when Chris was an intern at Brittany’s office, and the two became fast friends.  It was only upon the end of Chris’s stint that they both realized it was so much more!  They have been glued at the hip ever since, enjoying trips out to Santa Monica from the East Coast with Chris’s family.  Once engaged, they knew this was the place they wanted to begin their life together.  The gorgeous Santa Monica surroundings tell the rest!

Reception Venue: Casa del Mar
Ceremony Venue: St. Monica’s Church
Wedding Planning: Christina Logan Design
Photography: Dennis Kwan Weddings
Flowers: Stephanie Grace
Rentals & Lighting: Luna Gardens
Cake: Vanilla Bakeshop
Hair & Make-up: Lux Lab

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Santa Monica Beach Nuptials

Liz and San are the kind of laid back couple that makes you want to grab a skateboard and cruise down to the beach.  They make you want to be creative and calm, go with the flow and let the day at the beach unfold.

You have to have a relaxed personality to get married on the public beach in Santa Monica, because you never know what you’re going to get!  But in good fortune, these two received what they put out there – a positive and excited response from all passerby’s.  Everyone stopped and social media was out, snapping photos of the nuptials on the sand and watching alongside invited guests.

We had so much fun at Loews with the funky and fun vibe that Liz and San wanted. From their tropical/fiesta flowers to their ceremony backdrop, their vibrant personalities showed through and will continue to do so in marital bliss!  Thanks for letting us be a part of your day!

Coordination: Christina Logan Design
Venue: Loews Hotel
Photographer: Sweet Little Photographs
Flowers/Decor: Primary Petals
Lighting/Music: A Night to Remember

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