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I met Jennyfer about 6 months ago, but feel like I have know her forever.  She is so sweet and super talented, and quiet an amazing business woman! I  had the pleasure of hanging out with Jennyfer and the girls at the Sugar Suite a few weeks ago, and got to watch them create yummy goodness. Of course I didn’t leave empty handed, I went home with a dozen champagne and strawberry cupcakes which were gone in about 5 minutes, delicious !

  When you were a little girl what did you want to be when you got older?

My mom was the founder of Disney’s Fairytale Weddings.  I grew up in weddings, so I always, always knew I wanted to work in weddings.  It was in my blood from day one.

 How did you get started in the business of cakes and sweets?

I was working as a wedding catering manager and one day I was struck with a sweet obsession. I started baking every weekend, and then we found out the amazing news we were pregnant… hence the sweet obsession J When it was time to go back to work after my maternity leave, I decided I wanted to stay home with my little one and start a *small* cupcake business. I asked myself what I was passionate about, and “weddings” was always the answer.  I told my husband “I want to make wedding cakes” (having made none before) and he sweetly suggested I make one before deciding to change the course of our future.  I did, took 1000 photos…. And got my first order two weeks later.  That turned into more business and from there the referrals poured in.

What is your favorite thing about your job?

I love my staff, they are a group of brilliant, talented, ambitious gals.  They not only work hard and share my obsession with excellence, they are sweet to my 4 year old daughter (who comes to the bakery every day after school).  I also really love that I get to be creative and produce something original….and pretty.

What is YOUR favorite desert?

Anything with caramel!

You make some of the most beautiful cakes and deserts,  what influences your design?

The industry has so many talented fashion designers, photographers, event planners, florists, stationers, cake designers…. I get so much inspiration.  Brides I think are the source of ALL our inspiration.  We come up with ways to showcase her style or the atmosphere that she wants to create and the end result is excellent and inspired!

If you could take a vacation anywhere in the world where would you go?

My junior year of high school I was an exchange student in France.  My host mother was a chef, and made the most amazing food. There is nowhere in the world I would rather be than back in her kitchen in rural France with my family. Close second, New York is my favorite city in the world.  Third runner up: Hawaii (I just saw “The Descendants”)

Check out The Sugar Suite website

The Sugar Suite is located at 1630 South Orlando Ave. Suite B  in Maitland

Girls throwing flour at eachothergirl working in bakeryGirl decorating wedding cakeGirl decorating wedding cakeCheck out this insanely cute mini cake, it is gorgeous!wedding cake with pink flowerwedding cake with pink flowerwedding cake with pink flowerwedding cake with pink peonies

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7 is my favorite number, maybe because I was born on the 7th. I just like odd numbers.

My favorite color is Kelly green.

I am scared of clowns, large bodies of water and balloons. Don’t get me by a clown making ballon animals at a pool party….aaaahhh!

I collect orchids, I probably have around 30 or so.

I can never set the microwave to one minute, it has to be an odd number like 57 seconds, I know weird right?

My sweet dog Sophie is a rescue Chiwennie ( half Chihuahua, half Dachshund) I treat her like she is my third child.

I learned French in 4th grade and was quite fluent in it.

When I was little I really did not like my name because none could ever pronounce it correctly, now I am thankful for the uniqueness of it. Thanks Mom!

I could eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner… Mmmm yummy.

I am really super shy.

I love magazines, I am a bit to ADD to read books it takes me a good month to finish one.

I married my best friend,  we grew up right down the street from each other, who would have thunk it!

Okay so that was a few more than 10 , I am sure I could go on and on! Thanks so much for reading, I would love to know some fun things about you.

XOXO~ Amalie

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This is the first installment of The Fresh Spot, where I will be featuring vendors that I adore. For this feature I came across an amazing company called Mama’s Sauce, they are a boutique letterpress and silkscreen print shop using solely eco-friendly inks and recycled papers. I am absolutely obsessed with letter press printing and find it to be such a great art, so who better than the fabulous Brooks to show me around Mama’s Sauce and fill me in on the process.  Here are some pictures of the super cool shop, and some of their amazing design work and printing they have done. The are located in Orlando but will design , print and ship internationally.  I can hardly wait to get my new business cards printed !

A BIG thanks to Brooks for showing me around!

Enjoy~ Amalie

 

Letterpress invitations suiteThe Invitation suite above was designed at Mama’s Sauce for Brooks and his wife Allison’s wedding. It is so great to see such creativity and personality go into a wedding invitation! Invitation suite MamaThe suite above was designed by Brian Boesch of Itchy Illustration and printed at Mama’s Sauce.Letter press invitationThis invite was designed by Sean Callen and printed at Mama’s Sauce
Letter press invitation

Here are a few things about Mama’s Sauce!

First off, you gotta tell me how you came up with the name Mama’s Sauce?

Well, the roots of the Sauce are 100% Italian. The three Italian fellas who founded Mama’s Sauce used to run things out of a house and all the ink-mixing happened in the kitchen…obviously. In the midst of one particularly long late-night print session, one of them saw a big blue bowl of chunky, red, reclaimed screen printing ink and, well, you get the picture.
 When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I’m not sure what each of us had in mind when we were little tikes, but what brought us all together was a common drive to make music. Almost everyone who works at the shop got to know each other through being in bands or managing bands (with varying degrees of success). What we’ve all landed on is that we love doing something really special and doing it really well.
 Letter pressing is such a great old art, how did Mama’s Sauce get started?
Letterpress is a rabbit hole…in a good way. The first time you see one of these machines, you start falling and you don’t stop. For us, that looked like buying a whole bunch of presses from old print shops that had outlived their noble proprietors. Lots of trial and error ensued, but that sense of wonder kept us coming back for more.
 What inspires and influences your designs and artwork?
There’s a mile-long list of designers and artists that get us all excited about doing what we do, but more than anything else, it comes down to our printing processes. We are deeply inspired by the history and power of spot color printing. Brands and ideas have leaned into these processes for hundreds of years for their expression. It’s pretty neat how a means of expression can also be a muse for expression.
 Who is your ideal client?
Our ideal client is any bride, company, or individual who is open to getting as excited about the process as they are about the finished product.
 What else is available at Mama’s Sauce?
We offer letterpress, screen printing, and design services. Ultimately, though, we work with clients to leverage all of our capabilities toward realizing their vision. Sometimes, that means lots of experimentation and reverse engineering that doesn’t fall under the umbrella of our advertised services. Honestly, my favorite service we offer is ownership. We adopt every project as our own and get 100% behind it…like any good Mama would.

Front door with letter press and bikeMama’s lead designer Austin at work!
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The shop dog Millie and BrooksDog licking mans face

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Leslie contacted me awhile back about photographing her and Kevin’s wedding, she told me about her vision of a picnic style wedding and all of the wonderful details of the day, I was so excited I new that her and Kevin’s wedding was going to be amazing! Leslie and Kevin are from Canada but now living in Washington state, they decided to get 35 of their closes friend and family and take a cruise to Florida and stop in Port Canaveral for the day and get married there , what a great idea. It was a beautiful day, insanely hot , but insanely gorgeous, all of Leslie’s ideas came together so well and it turned out beautifully! I am going to need to do another blog post just to fit in all of the goodness. Enjoy ~ Amalie

Wedding planner: Rachel Horan

Catering: Two Chicks & a pot

 Wedding dress: Galina

bride seeing groom for first lookBride and groomat the alterLeslie wanted something a little different from the traditional sand or candle ceremony to join the families together, she decided to have a lavender ceremony where a member from each family lays lavender around the couple for luck. It was gorgeous!laying lavender at weddingLove this ring plate, such a great detail. ring plateBride and groom kissingRing on a peachbride and groom kissingbride and groom in field bride and groom kissingbride and groomLeslie had all the tables set with burlap and lace tablecloths, fresh friut in the baskets and beautiful personal touches everywhere.wedding table set up under a treeEach drink was named for a family name, Long island iced tea, Lavigne lemonade and McLean mulberry punch.

 wedding punchwedding punchwedding punchwedding watermelon champagne Bridesmaid with lemonade in mason jarBeautiful and absolutely delicious food catered by Two chicks and a pot
Picnic weddingyou are loved signlove is sweet signwedding birdhouse initials engravedwedding cans of flowerswedding favorswedding chandelierlavender wedding bouquet
cigar boxes weddingbridesmaid with lavenderbridesmaid with lavenderbridesmaid with lavenderThe gorgeous Leslie and her bridesmaids.bridesmaids bohemian lavenderbride with handkerchiefwedding handkerchiefbride and groom under veil bride with cowboy bootsbride with cowboy bootsbride with cowboy bootsbride and groom kissing shoulderbride and groom with tambourine

Wedding signs: Katie Daisy

 Groom suit: Tommy Hilfiger  Groom tie: J-Crew

Groom tie clip: Club Monaco

 Groom shoes: Steve Madden

Groom ring: Jared (Tungsten Carbide)

Bride ring: Howard (http://www.howard.ca/ , 4.32ct custom emerald cut diamond eternity ring)

Bride earrings: Nest Pretty Things (http://www.nestprettythings.com/)

 Bride hair piece: Serenity Crystal (www.etsy.com/shop/serenitycrystal)

Bride handkerchief: family item

Bride bracelet: a gift from bride’s uncle, brought back all the way from the UAE when his tour was over

Ring plate: Fleamarket find

 Wooden spoons: Dacia Ray (www.etsy.com/shop/daciaray)

Lavender bouquets:Paula’s Garden (www.etsy.com/shop/paulajeansgarden)

Maid dress Jessica: Donna Morgan (www.donna-morgan.com/shop/bridal/icat/bridal/ )

 Maid dress Angela: Jacob

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Jeff and I met Jamie and Josh at Hollis Gardens in Lakeland to photograph their engagement. They are such a cute couple and have that  charming southern sweetness about them.  They were set up by mutual friends  at a party and the rest is history. I am so excited to photograph their wedding a Cross Creek Ranch in March. I cannot wait to see all of the amazing details that Jamie pulls together!

Enjoy

XOXO~ Amalie

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