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This opulent five-tier cake is a graphic interpretation of damask; it plays up the pattern, which is traditionally tone-on-tone.

It seems like every television network has a cooking show right now and being a foodie is hotter than ever! An observant bride can even use these shows to help to find wedding inspiration.

A recent episode of  “Top Chef: Just Desserts”  put the contestants to the test with a wedding cake challenge. Renowned cake designer Sylvia Weinstock , who has been making celebratory cakes for more than 30 years, served as a guest judge for the competition.

The cake guru, who has created more than 500 cakes in her career, shares her expert advice to consider when selecting your own wedding cake:

  • Visit reputable bakers and sample their cakes.
  • If your special day falls in the winter or is a dinner celebration, a richer cake may be more satisfying. Try chocolate or hazelnut.
  • If your wedding is a daytime event in warmer weather, serve a lighter cake, such as lemon-curd cream with fresh raspberries.
  • Variety is the key. The wedding couple can opt to make each layer a different flavor. This will benefit your guests who are picky eaters.

    Cupcakes are a fun, whimsical choice for wedding desserts.

    Cupcakes are a fun, whimsical choice for wedding desserts that can be creatively displayed.

The cake is a key tradition in weddings, but that doesn’t mean it has to be conventional. Several emerging trends provide a unique, updated spin on the classic.

  • Cupcakes are a great, fun option that can be creatively displayed. Cupcakes can be less expensive than a traditional cake and are easier to select a variety of flavors.
  • Cake pops are light, bite-size treats inspired by lollipops that will make a modern wedding fun and memorable. Fun flavors and decorative elements make these treats special.
  • Make it memorable by nixing the cake and serving your favorite dessert . Think cheesecake, pies, truffles, meringues, tarts or profiteroles.

    Cake pops are a hot, new trend for modern weddings.

    Cake pops are inspired by a nostalgic favorite, the lollipop. But these treats and the fun embellishments are all modern.

Whatever option you choose, picking the perfect bakery or pastry chef to create your wedding day dessert is important. We have several great options right here in the Tri-Valley . Bibiane Bakery , Noland’s Cakes, and Primrose Bakery all specialize in delectable and creative wedding cakes and desserts.

If you’re planning a wedding and would like complimentary assistance finding the perfect venue and vendors, contact the Tri-Valley CVB at 925.846.8910 or sales@trivalleycvb.com.

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A sophisticated table arrangement at a Casa Real wedding. Photo courtesy of Tyler Vu Photography.

A sophisticated table arrangement. Photo courtesy of Tyler Vu Photography.

Whether you’re just beginning to plan your wedding or are in the process of working out the last few details, be sure to check out the Modern Luxury Bridal Event on Saturday, August 15, 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.

More than 3,000 brides are expected to attend the event filled with decadent hors d’oeuvres and gourmet tastings from renowned chefs, champagne and martini bars, the glamour of the Vera Wang and Monique Lhuiller High Fashion Runway Show and magnificent exhibits.

Table design at Casa Real

A dramatic table display. Photo courtesy of Tyler Vu Photography.

While you’re there, stop by the Tri-Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau booth and discover all that the area has to offer for your wedding. Whether you’re planning a event for 30 or 300, the Tri-Valley has beautiful venues and creative vendors to help your visions become a romantic reality.

Be sure to ask about our exclusive offer for Modern Luxury Bridal Event attendees. When you book 10 rooms for your wedding using our complimentary wedding planning assistance, you’ll receive a $200 gift card.

Tickets are still available for the Modern Luxury Bridal Event and can be purchased online or at the door. If you choose to buy your tickets at the door, be sure to print your coupon for discount tickets.

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It is always refreshing to see a different kind of art in regards to wedding photography. I ran across these pictures a couple of months ago and was eager to post them, in order to attract attention and thus featuring Tri-Valley hotels and venues for YOUR big day!   If you have a date in mind for your wedding, I can help you get proposals from our many facilities and get you in touch with all kinds of event service providers- just email me or fill out a request for proposal online- This service is complementary!

Wedding Night at the romantic Rose Hotel in Pleasanton

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