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Vendor Love – Bitter Sweet

Bittersweet , owned by the talented Danielle, is an online company offering a modern take on old-fashioned ice cream and dessert creations. Bittersweet brings new life to a time past but not forgotten.   Using the finest local ingredients, producing every item from scratch and combining unique flavors  Bittersweet presents you with a treat that exceeds your childhood memories.  Feeling Hungry?  You will be after seeing a few of her goodies.  Danielle is currently a contestant on Top Chef Just Desserts – keep an eye out for her and her confections.    Beware of a sugar rush.

photo credit to www.greghphotography.com
What is your favorite Sweet Treat at the moment?
S’more whoopie pies that my company Bittersweet makes. I fancy anything with a marshmallow!
What dessert trend are you seeing at the moment for weddings?
Dessert tables. They can bring elements you normally wouldn’t see at a wedding (i.e. ice cream) and provide something beautiful and interactive for your guests to enjoy.
What FireFly package would you pick for your bachelorette party?
The D.J. lessons! If I wasn’t a pastry chef I would want to be a D.J.
Name 3 famous people you’d invite on your bachelorette party? Why?
Keri Russell because she is the kind of person you would want as a best friend. I would want it to be co-ed so I want Kiefer Sutherland there because he knows how to have a good time but he could protect us if things get a little too crazy and Conan O’Brien because we need someone to make us laugh!
What’s your most outrageous wedding memory, either one you have planned or one you have been a guest?
After getting smashed with a piece of cake the bride smashed a whole tier in the grooms face. :/
Which wedding are you: Beach, Mountain, Forest, or Countryside?
I think the perfect wedding would be to get married on the beach, have the reception on a vineyard and the after party in a modern home in Palm Springs. So I will say all of the above!
If you could give one piece of wedding advice to a couple, what would that be………..?
Keep it simple! Don’t get overwhelmed by details. Your family and friends just want to support you on your happy day. Keep things relaxed so you can enjoy your time with them.

What is your favorite Sweet Treat at the moment?

S’more whoopie pies that my company Bittersweet makes. I fancy anything with a marshmallow! [editor's note: um yes please!]

What dessert trend are you seeing at the moment for weddings?

Dessert tables. They can bring elements you normally wouldn’t see at a wedding (i.e. ice cream) and provide something beautiful and interactive for your guests to enjoy.

What FireFly package would you pick for your bachelorette party?

The D.J. lessons! If I wasn’t a pastry chef I would want to be a D.J.

Name 3 famous people you’d invite on your bachelorette party? Why?

Keri Russell because she is the kind of person you would want as a best friend. I would want it to be co-ed so I want Kiefer Sutherland there because he knows how to have a good time but he could protect us if things get a little too crazy and Conan O’Brien because we need someone to make us laugh!

What’s your most outrageous wedding memory, either one you have planned or one you have been a guest?

After getting smashed with a piece of cake the bride smashed a whole tier in the grooms face. :/

Which wedding are you: Beach, Mountain, Forest, or Countryside?

I think the perfect wedding would be to get married on the beach, have the reception on a vineyard and the after party in a modern home in Palm Springs. So I will say all of the above!

If you could give one piece of wedding advice to a couple, what would that be………..?

Keep it simple! Don’t get overwhelmed by details. Your family and friends just want to support you on your happy day. Keep things relaxed so you can enjoy your time with them.

Make sure you check out Bittersweet’s delicious website:  http://www.bittersweettreats.com/

Vendor Love – Just Wenderful

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Wendy from Just Wenderful is a fabulous addition to your wedding or event.  She helps couples create a flawless wedding day.  She makes you feel at ease as soon as you meet her and your wish is her command - she is a true delight.  She  is bursting with great ideas and inspiration to truly make this YOUR day.  Ask her about her fabulous candy buffets which,  in my eyes, is a must for every wedding.

Thanks Wendy.

What is your favorite trend for weddings at the moment?

My favorite trend is not a trend at all!  It’s those twists on trends that couples come up with whether it be an ice cream bar buffet instead of the candy buffet or the framed backdrop for pictures instead of a photo booth. I love the couples who think outside the box!

What are the advantages of hiring a wedding coordinator for your wedding?

HUGE advantages!  From the planning stages, we will refer you to the best vendors (which we’ve worked with before and trust) and stay within your budget.  On the day of, there are countless tasks that we take care of you so you can enjoy YOUR day.  We supervise set up so that it goes accordingly and we’re on top of the time line so we don’t run out of time, just to list a few things.

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What FireFly package would you pick for your bachelorette party?

The kayaking/wine tasting/sailing package would have to be my pick!  There were so many packages to choose from but this one has everything!  Kayaking for my adventurous girls and wine tasting while sailing for a relaxing finish.

Name 3 famous people you’d invite on your bachelorette party? Why?

Sandra Bullock just because I love her!  Ingrid Michaelson so we can sing kumbaya-style and Wayne Brady for the laughs!  He can strip if he wants to too!  Ha!

What’s your most outrageous wedding memory, either one you have planned or one you have been a guest?

Drunk guests are always funny.  I always worry about it becoming an issue, but it never has, thank God!  Lately, one of the bridemaid’s zipper broke of her dress, but she was buzzing away, dancing and showing her panties like no one’s business.  All was good!

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Which wedding are you: Beach, Mountain, Forest, or Countryside?

Definitely beach!  My own wedding was in Long Beach right in front of Mr. Pacific Ocean and I loved it.  I think breathing that beachy, fresh air made me less nervous!

If you could give one piece of wedding advice to a couple, what would that be………..?

Don’t be afraid to try something new!  Personalize your wedding with the little things you love about yourselves and each other and most importantly, please enjoy your day!  Once 12 pm hits on that clock, you’ll realize that it went by too fast!

Visit Wendy’s site at: http://justwenderful.com/

Vendor Love – Red Velvet Occasions

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Eva is the Event Goddess of Red Velvet Occasions, the team pride themselves in providing personalized service and creating lasting memories.  They will handle all the details of every aspects of your special day so you don’t have to.  They will listen intently to your needs and consider each event to be as unique as you are.  Eva is passionate about her work, she has the experience to help you make your special day stress-free and unforgettable.   We have met with Eva a few times now, her bubbly personality and tentative ear, you will be delighted to have her and her team help plan your wedding.  Thank you Eva

What’s your favorite trend for weddings at the moment?
Although some of my associates might say that my favorite trend is the photo booths, my favorite trend is actually the choreographed first dance. I think it’s such a sweet moment between the newlyweds and I think it’s great that they actually took the time to learn a dance together. Plus people actually pay attention when it’s a choreographed dance!

What FireFly package would you pick for your bachelorette party?

I would definitely pick Dangerous Beauty – I’d like to try something I wouldn’t do out of the ordinary… Shooting range, trapeze and Pole dancing!

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Name 3 famous people you’d invite on your bachelorette party? Why?
I’d invite Ellen Degeneres because I admire her and she’d be fun to dance with, Kathy Griffin because she’s not afraid to laugh at herself and Gwen Stefani because she’s a talented musician, confident and classy with an edge!
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What’s your most outrageous memory at a wedding?
Thankfully, I haven’t had too many outrageous moments at my weddings, but I think the one incident that sticks out the most was when I had a grumpy DJ. I mentioned this to some already but the DJ told me that he was going to charge the bride/groom $100 for providing a vendor meal instead of a guest meal. That threw me off for a second but they ended up acceptimg the veggie guest meal I offered!

Which wedding are you: Beach, Mountain, Forest, or Countryside?
Neither! I pick City – I just love clean simple lines and I really like having the skyline as a backdrop.

Your rich uncle Donald (trump) gives your $5 million dollars. How would you spend that on a wedding?
I’d spend $60,000 on my entire wedding with 100 of my closest friends and family. Then I’d use the rest to build an animal sanctuary so that I could rescue all the dogs in the shelter, spay and neuter them and get them adopted to loving homes.

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Who would you rather deal with: The hung over Groom, Interfering Mother of the Bride or a Bridezilla?
I’ve dealt with all of the above and I’d definitely pick the hungover groom. Hands down, guys are easier to deal with.

Finish this sentence: If I could give one piece of wedding advice it would be…
to sit back, relax and remember that at the end of the day, all the details do not matter as much as you marrying the love of your life!
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Cupcake Bachelorette Party Packages

We all have our favorite flavored cupcake – FireFly is partial to a good cupcake, we love to scout out new joints – mine is carrot cake, but I love putting them in the fridge so they harden up!! and James’ favorite is Mint chocolate (from Frosted in Long Beach).

Since we’re sitting here dreaming of tiny frosted delights, we thought we would share the fabulous Cupcake baking/decorating Bachelorette Party Events that we offer.

Cupcakes take center stage at your unique bachelorette cupcake event.  Your personal pastry chef will bring the cupcakes, frostings and toppings to your house where you’ll create a deliciously fabulous cupcake masterpiece.

Here’s a taste(i could’t resist) of our cupcake events:

View more cupcake madness at - http://www.fireflygroupevents.com/girls/pack_list.php?pType=Cupcake+Party

As long as we’ve created a craving, you should see the dessert making bachelorette parties in our Cooking Class section as well. We have adorable locations for you to make scrumptious desserts in state of the art kitchens.  Have a blast as you and your bachelorettes learn how to successfully prepare your favorite dishes from a top chef! After a couple of hours of chopping, sizzling pans, and laughter it’s time to take a seat and indulge in the fruits of your culinary labor.

Here’s a peek at a few of these delectable dessert events:

View more cooking packages at – http://www.fireflygroupevents.com/girls/pack_list.php?pType=Cooking+Lesson

I just had to share with you these great paper cupcake wrappers – so stylish by Paper Orchid, We love them!

Deliciously,

Nadine

FireFly Group Events – Are we Dancer or are we Human…

Meet Nadine, a brit from London, a world wide travel consultant, a kayak guide, kayak outfitter manager, team building facilitator, photographer, and a traveler to over 50 countries.  She decided to take her life into her own hands and created FireFly Bachelor and Bachelorette Events with her business partner James Bennett. Now she’s taking on the world one bachelor and bachelorette party at a time while soaking up the California sun.
Meet James, born and bred American, a man of many talents, ranging from web designer, programmer,  and swing dancer to photographer, team building facilitator, entrepreneur and ropes course director (the list goes on).  He loves leading groups, organizing events, and putting on a show. And ladies… he’s not too bad on the eyes.
Together they’re redefining how we do bachelor and bachelorette parties here in America.

Welcome to our blog, we will be featuring a collection of wedding specialists that we love, DIY projects that are do-able, bachelor and bachelorette stories, tips & advice.  We will feature guest bloggers and anything else that catptures our interests & inspires us – great music, fun events, where we went for our holidays. So welcome, bonjour, bienvenidos, and hello!

To kick it all off we thought we’d share the driving forces behind FireFly:

Meet Nadine, a brit from London, a world wide travel consultant, a kayak guide, kayak outfitter manager, team building facilitator, photographer, and a traveler to over 50 countries.  She decided to take her life into her own hands and created FireFly Bachelor and Bachelorette Events with her business partner James Bennett. Now she’s taking on the world one bachelor and bachelorette party at a time while soaking up the California sun.

Nadine in the Snow

Nadine in the snow above Interlaken, Switzerland

Meet James, born and bred American, a man of many talents ranging from web designer, programmer,  and swing dancer to photographer, team building facilitator, entrepreneur and ropes course director (the list goes on).  He loves leading groups, organizing events, and putting on a show. And ladies… he’s not too bad on the eyes(Ughhh).

James in India

James(in brown) with some of the locals in Varkala, India

Together we’re redefining how America does bachelor and bachelorette parties. We offer fun & unique party ideas in the form of packages for your bachelor or bachelorette party. Whether you’re interested in chocolate making and pole dancing or beer tasting and paintball, we’ll help you organize everything. We’ll book the vendors, collect the money, and do all the research for you. Simple, easy, and hassle free!

Make sure you check out the website for FireFly Group Events at http://www.firelfygroupevents.com