Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Gifted Eye - Gelato Cake Photo

Some would say that I am not easily impressed and that may be true. With a background in consulting and as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, I like data and proof. Every now and then, I have the opportunity to observe very gifted people at work. Their jobs may not be fancy nor their resumes accomplished, but they have a gift that has to be a blessing from above. I have met several in my new venture and I wanted to highlight one, Ross Oscar Knight.

First Layer: Raspberry Sorbet

Second Layer: Cheesecake Gelato

Third Layer: Vanilla Bean Cake

What I like about Ross is that he is quiet, observant and humble. He is extremely talented, but not prideful. These are invaluable characteristics.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Custom Pinwhirls

I worked with Shana of Crossroads Cottage to create custom pinwhirls for one of my events next week. See her exceptional work below.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Custom Chocolates JMW Wedding

Last weekend, I customized favors for a large wedding. Everything about this order was customized from the flavor to the ribbon. The bride chose milk chocolate with a champagne ganache. She wanted an very liquid center so we customized our standard champagne recipe to meet her needs. Her monogram was in a raspberry coco butter.

She wanted silver boxes with magenta ribbon so I contacted all my packaging vendor to find her perfect box. The magenta ribbon was shipped from England.

The wedding was held at The Ritz and my good friends at By Tulip did the exceptional flower arrangements. I will post pictures of the event once I receive the professional ones.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dreamy Chocolates @ The Knot Networking Event

Several weeks ago, I blogged about The Knot's networking event in Atlanta. I have been asked to create a table dedicated to chocolate. The color scheme is white so I will be creating delicious treats all covered in white chocolate. Below is a sample of chocolates I will be creating:

  • Milk Chocolate Truffles Covered in White Chocolate Rolled in Almonds
  • Dark Chocolate Truffles Covered in White Chocolate
  • Milk Brandy Truffles Covered in White Chocolate Topped with a Pearl
  • White Chocolate Bar with Cranberries and Almonds
  • White Chocolate Covered Pretzels Dipped in Caramel
  • and so much more.......

The planner and designer for this event is Ashley Baber.

When: April 2, 2009 @ 6:00 p.m in W Atlanta - Buckhead 3377 Peachtree Rd. NE Atlanta GA

Photos courtesy of Belletti Photography.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Events: “StudioWed Luxury Wedding Giveaway”

StudioWed Atlanta, along with CBS Atlanta and AtlantaOccasions.com, have come together to produce the wedding of a lifetime for one deserving couple. Couples will submit in 500 words or less why they deserve to win a free wedding along with a photo. The winning couple will receive a wedding valued at over $70,000 to include the venue, catering, photography, and more. The wedding will take place at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on the couple’s choice of either Sunday, January 10th or Sunday, January 24th, 2010. Deadline to enter the contest is Friday, April 10, 2009.

For contest details and to register please visit: http://www.cbsatlanta.com/weddinggiveaway/

Friday, March 13, 2009

Event: Running of the Brides 2009

It's that time of the year again for thousands of brides to stand in line awaiting the opportunity to find that perfect dress at the perfect price.

On March 20th, Q100 will be there with Studio Wed, Atlanta Occasions and of course Dreamy Gelato & Chocolates. Chocolate samples will be available while supplies last.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wedding Soiree on CBS

This weekend, I met with Gail and Hester the owners/planners of Wedding Soiree. It was a blast as usual. We discussed the design of their custom chocolates. I'm not sharing details just yet.

Anyway, I wanted to share their segments on CBS.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Platnium Wedding - Mazyck

It has not been a year since the doors of Dreamy Gelato & Chocolates have open and I have had the opportunity to create some exquisite chocolates for several exceptional weddings. In two weeks, our custom truffles will be given to hundreds of guests at the Mazyck Wedding. Some of the best vendors in Atlanta are participating in this wedding. The bride and her family have been wonderful to work with. I will post pictures of the chocolates and the event once I receive them from the photographer. See the couple's wedding blog.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pure Art: Blue World Studio

Recently, amazing photos were taken by Blue World Studio during a Studio Wed Atlanta bridal show. Exceptional pictures were taken and I wanted to feature different aspects of the design. First, I wanted to highlight pictures taken of our chocolates.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Travel: Stonehenge

As Expats in England, we had the opportunity to travel across Europe. Today, I wanted to feature our visit to Stonehenge. Our first trip once we arrived in England was to Bristol, Bath and Stonehenge. I loved every minute of it. Stonehenge was so old and isolated in the countryside.

It was absolutely breathtaking.

This is my favorite picture of my kids at Stonehenge. I love the contrast between my young children and the old structure.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Announcement: Studio Wed Atlanta Opening

I am so excited to announce the opening of Studio Wed Atlanta. Dreamy Gelato & Chocolates will be one of several exceptional wedding vendors at the studio. Please see press release below:

Michelle Gainey
(404) 229-0210

Wedding Planner Michelle Gainey Opens Exclusive Wedding Studio on March 2nd
ATLANTA, GEORGIA (March 2, 2009) . StudioWed, an exclusive collection of Atlanta.s
finest wedding vendors will converge in a stylish and sophisticated wedding planning studio in
Atlanta on March 2nd. Twenty six of Atlanta.s best wedding professionals will be in one location
to assist the newly engaged couple in creating the most spectacular and personalized wedding

Exclusive vendors include on-site spa and salon Luxe Beauty Co., full service caterers Hallie
Jane.s Catering and WholeLife Catering, premier entertainment professionals Music Master
DJs and Atlanta Music Company, floral designers Chelsea Floral Designs, Shosho Designs
and Tulip, gourmet custom favors by Dreamy Gelato and Chocolates, custom designed linens
by I Do Linens, rental company Event Rentals Unlimited, Sole Journey offering unique
footwear, wedding photographers Ross Oscar Knight Photography, Liana Photography,
Andrea Taylor Studio and Blue World Studios, custom stationery by Ink and Paint and Luxe
Expressions, full service custom cake and dessert bakeries ~M Cupcakes, Sugarplum Visions
and Sweet Sensations, wedding planning firms Favor Events, Kis3 Event Planning, and
Lemiga Events, Officiant Rev. Deanna Lancaster, and Elegant Event Sitters offering
babysitting solutions for special occasions.

For more information please visit: www.studiowed.net/atlanta

About StudioWed Atlanta
StudioWed Atlanta located in trendy Midtown West (1000 Marietta St, Suite 124, Atlanta, GA),
is an exclusive collection of wedding vendors representing the finest wedding professionals that
service the Atlanta area. This is a hip and revolutionary concept in local and destination
weddings in Atlanta: a stylish and sophisticated planning studio where the area’s best vendors
come to you. Meet with a photographer over coffee in the morning and enjoy a glass of wine as
you chat with a florist in the afternoon. Best of all, there’s no cost to you to use StudioWed’s
services, so you can feel free to spend an entire day -- or as many as you need -- planning your
big day.

It is my goal with the studio to streamline the wedding planning process and be a resource for
engaged couples. I find that brides are quickly overwhelmed with the number of vendors in the
marketplace and the time it takes to drive all over the city to meet with vendors. StudioWed
offers couples a haven to find quality vendors and resources for planning their wedding..
Michelle Gainey
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