Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Vendor Spotlight - Torrance Bakery

As a business who has been in the business for a years, you undoubtedly build relationships with other businesses.  We have a couple but one that we absolutely love and never let us down is Torrance Bakery.

Torrance Bakery provides the cakes for most our events and not only are their designs amazing, but they taste so good!


Here is a little info on them:

 Family-owned Torrance Bakery is the busiest bakery in Los Angeles and it's easy to see why. Our expertise and experience shows in the beautiful, finely crafted wedding cakes, the large selection of delicious cakes and fillings, unique wedding cake showroom, and our friendly, personalized service.





Friday, February 24, 2012

Red and Black Wedding!


Red and black seems to be a favorite among our clients. This is one of our past brides!  Great color scheme and great wedding!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy National Margarita Day!

Today is National Margarita Day and to celebrate we are sharing a recipe from Paula Deen!


Can you believe this is strawberry margarita mousse?  So yum!  Here is what you need:

Ingredients 

4   eggs, separated
3/4 cup sugar
1   (3-ounce) box strawberry flavored gelatin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup limeade
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
3 tablespoon red food coloring
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup heavy cream, whipped until stiff
1 cup small diced strawberries
red sanding sugar for garnish
strawberry slices and fresh mint for garnish

Directions

  • Beat the egg yolks in a bowl until light. 
  • In a medium saucepan, stir together 1/4 cup of the sugar, gelatin and salt. Stir in the beaten egg yolks, lemon juice, lime juice, limeade, orange juice and turn the heat onto medium. Gently stir the mixture over the heat until the sugar, salt and gelatin have dissolved completely. Remove from heat and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Cool to room temperature, stir in the food coloring and lime zest and then place in the refrigerator to chill. Stir the mixture occasionally until it begins to set, about 30 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, with an electric mixer, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually add the remaining 1/2 cup sugar to the whites, beating constantly, until stiff and glossy. 
  • Remove the gelled mixture from the refrigerator and fold in the diced strawberries. Next, add the meringue and whipped cream and thoroughly fold everything together. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. 
  • Pour the red sanding sugar out into a shallow bowl or pie plate, at least 1/4-inch high. Dampen a thick paper towel, folded in quarters, with water. Press the rims of 6 (8-ounce) margarita glasses onto the wet paper towel and then lightly dip them into the sanding sugar. 
  • Divide the mousse into the margarita glasses with a spoon. Garnish the tops of each mousse glass with freshly sliced strawberries and mint leaves.  
Sounds amazing right?  Happy Margarita Day!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Elegant Review

From one of our past clients:

Elegant was a great company we were very pleased with everything they did for us the food was delicous the decorations were great everyone that came to the wedding were complimenting on how beautiful it looked I recommend this company to everyone getting married or just having a nice party Carlos and his wife and staff were very professional.
          -Eligio and Gloria

5/5 on Wedding Wire!  We look forward to making your day flawless and unforgettable!


Friday, February 17, 2012

Wedding Favors :: Plants!

This was a great favor to give to guests during one of our past weddings!


Couples are always looking for something their guests won't throw away and this is perfect!  Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

May there be lots of love and lots of engagements!


XOXO,
Elegant Events

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cocktails to Love!

Hooray!  Besides recipes, we'll be sharing our favorite cocktail recipes here.  For our first, we have a ginger lime soda inspired by Martha Stewart.  It's great because it's all about guilt free libations.  Ready?
  • Mix 8 cups of ginger beer, 2 cups of vodka, and 2 cups of fresh lime juice and stir!
  • Serve over ice with a lime garnish.

Want to sweeten a bit?  Add a splash of grenadine!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bouquet Love

In love with this bouquet!  We can't find the source so if you know, please let us know!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Themed Events: Hollywood Inspired Party

Happy Friday!

We're excited to show you a couple teasers on one of our past events that was Hollywood inspired!



We do all this and more!  Call us or email us here to find out more!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

More Super Bowl Ideas!

Here are some more Super Bowl ideas to entertain your guests!
 
Nachos!
Via MSN.com

Hot Wings!
Via MadeMan.com

Cheese Balls
via SunglassWarehouse.com

There's definitely an ongoing theme: fried!  Why does it have to be so good?

These next two are shots from one of our past events that can easily be made for a Super Bowl party as well!

Sliders!

Twice baked mini potatoes

There are definitely a lot of healthy alternatives out there but it's OK to splurge once in a while right?  In any case, from our family to yours, we hope your Super Bowl Sunday is filled lots of food and lots of friends and family!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pantone Inspiration

We love inspirations boards and just a while ago we shared that the Pantone color of the year was Tangerine Tango.  Here is an inspiration board that we love and uses this color.


So bright and fun!  One more Super Bowl recipe coming up tomorrow, stay tuned!