Welcome to another new addition to the blog, featured vendors! The best part about being wedding photographers is you get to work with and sample vendor creations from all over this lovely city! In our first wedding we have seen quite a few and we’ve found some great friends and favorites.
The first that gets to grace our vendor feature for the month of September is Lindsey Wheatley, owner of LOVEinc. A fantastic little dessert stylist right in the heart of Edmonton. She puts together amazing tables for weddings, bridal showers, or any other event you can think of! Look for something a little less traditional and super fun for your wedding then read on to see what she has to say about her love of her company!
My name is Lindsey Wheatley and I own LOVEinc Dessert Styling. I create high end dessert tables for weddings, showers, birthdays and just about any other event imaginable. I gather and style desserts from many of the best bakeries in Edmonton and put them together with luxurious linens, beautiful stationary, gorgeous dessert stands and decor to create an amazing display that will WOW your guests. I also make a mean cake pop which seems to still be the most requested dessert on my tables.
Tell us a little about you!
My husband and I moved from Calgary to Edmonton just over 2 years ago. We live in the heart of Old Strathcona and love the vibrancy of Whyte Avenue. We like to attend the many festivals and try out all the amazing food (and sweet treats) Edmonton has to offer. We were also married in Maui 2 years ago and welcomed our sweet little boy last August. I started designing dessert table for friends and family and it soon blossomed into a business. It has since grown into a fun and rewarding career and I feel blessed to have such a sweet job!
(We got to photography the family of three this past summer! They are such an amazingly sweet and cute little family they are, she’s already got her little one hooked on sweets it seems!)
Why do you love what you do?
I have a passion for all things pretty. I LOVE dessert, fashion, design, pretty paper, art and entertaining. To be able to combine all of these elements to create an unforgettable dessert display makes my heart happy.
What are some of your favorite moments from being involved with weddings?
My favorite moment is definitely when the Bride or Guest of honor and their guests see the dessert table. Desserts bring so much joy and to see them displayed such a pretty, fun way makes people very happy. I have every response from screaming to crying and it makes this job so rewarding to see such joy. One of my Brides wouldn’t let anyone touch the dessert table until midnight because she wanted to enjoy it all night! I guess dessert just brings out the kid in all of us!
What is the best part about your job as a dessert stylist?
The best part of my job is be able to express my creativity in an unexpected way. I love turning the clients vision into reality and making sure that the table is made just for them.
Can you pass on some of your best wedding advice?
My best advice is hire the right vendors so you can relax and enjoy your day. Many brides try to do it all themselves and end up so stressed they forget what the day is all about. It goes so fast so make sure you are able to enjoy every second of it!
The one question you get asked most by brides?
One question I get asked alot is do I make all of the desserts myself. The answer is no, although I do create a few of the desserts (like cake pops since I cant find a bakery that does them just right!) I hunt for the best possible tasting desserts Edmonton has to offer. That is why my company is so different from some of the cake shops out there that are creating dessert tables. Since I am not a bakery who makes specific desserts, I am free to use the best and most unique products from anywhere you want. I can get you macarons from Duchess, cupcakes from Crave, candy from Coney Island and we can even throw in your Grandmothers favorite Oatmeal Cookies! I can also work with your wedding cake designer and create a table to compliment your cake!
Thanks Lindsey! We look forward to working with you again very soon!
LOVEinc Dessert Styling
Email her at: email@example.com
Visit her site here!