Celebrate: Lauren and Shane

As a California girl, I am a sucker for a good ocean view.  So when Lauren, my dear friend and long-time beach lover, chose San Diego with her fiance Shane, they knew it was perfect!  Their coastal romance was spread from San Francisco to San Diego for many years, and since now they live in NorCal, they chose SoCal to say their “I do’s”!  It was the most beautiful day out, and Lauren was glowing in her gown as she walked down the cliff to meet her husband.  So honored to have been a part of this day!

Wedding Planner: Christina Logan Design
Photographer: Aga Jones Photography
Ceremony Venue: Sunset Cliffs at Osprey
Reception Venue: The Thursday Club
Bridal hair/make-up: Paper Doll Salon
Catering: The Abbey Catering
Cake: Flour Power
DJ: DJ Dave Leeds
Florals: Compass Floral

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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!