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Real Wedding :: Megan + Chris

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

When two people are meant to meet, somehow, some way, it will happen; even when the odds, and geography, are against them.

That is exactly how the story goes for Chris and Megan.  Chris was born in Pennsylvania and went to high school in Europe!  Megan: she was born and raised in San Diego.  Their upbringing could not have more different, but the world has a way of bringing people together, and as such, Megan and Chris’s paths did cross.

They met at The Waterfront in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego.  Chris was out celebrating being sworn in to the California state bar.  Megan, who was out with friends, noticed Chris and the fact that he was wearing a Nordstrom shirt, and since Megan was working at Nordstrom at the time, it appeared to be a no-brainer opening to begin conversation.  But alas, the time was not meant to be, and Chris chickened out and didn’t talk to Megan.  Fortunately for Chris, his friend wasn’t as afraid and he got Megan’s number for him!

But it would be months before the two would meet again, and this time Megan and Chris bumped into each other at Maloney’s in downtown San Diego.  Chris’s courage had months to mature, and that night he spoke to Megan. Hours and a Taylor Swift song later, the rest became history.

Megan and Chris share many loves: bagels, reality TV, Jerry Seinfeld and Friends.  But most importantly, they have two rescue dogs: Lyla and Lena, who are the center of their world.  If they’re not walking them in the park or playing ball with them in the backyard, Megan and Chris enjoy spending time with friends, enjoying our favorite Little Italy restaurants, singing karaoke, and relaxing at home with some tea and ice cream.

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Fast-forward a couple of years and the two got married in a beautiful ceremony at the US Grant Hotel.   The couple took to downtown San Diego and celebrated their special day in the city in which they met.   It was a magical day for the lovely couple and their friends and family.  The ceremony site was candlelit in an exquisitely opulent fashion. The effect was clean and tasteful, a true reflection of the couple themselves. The reception décor was soft and romantic, with the colors of whites, grays, and then hints of royal blue.

Wedding coordinator, Carmin Cermak, of Carmin Design, did an excellent job capturing the taste of the couple, and all the vendors involved in this wedding did an incredible job making the event complete.  Megan and Chris are amazing people and together they are even more special.

The future: Megan and Chris plan to stay in ‘America’s Finest City’ and start a family.

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Vendors Involved:

Venue/catering: The US Grant Hotel

Coordinator: Carmin Design

Entertainment: Tim Altbaum Productions

Flowers: Posies

Photography: TRUE Photography

Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.

Décor-Linens: APR Linens

Décor-Rentals: Posies

Invitations/Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas

Dress: Legends by Romona Keveza (Panache Bridal – Costa Mesa)

Jewelry: J. Crew

Groom Suit + Tie: J. Crew

Hair/Make-up: Theresa Amundson of Bijou Beautiful

Officiant: (Megan’s Uncle) George Fogelman

Honeymoon Location: Bora Bora

WeddingWire Reviews ~ We love happy clients!

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

 WeddingWire.com is a popular resource for brides and couples looking for local wedding vendors in their respective area.  Of the local vendors on the site, only a few can be among the most elite!

The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards recognize the top 5% of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards are determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds!

Sweet Cheeks Baking has been fortunate to receive the Bride’s Choice Award many years in a row, and 2013 was no different!  Only seven (7) bakeries received the honors in the San Diego area!

 As much as we love making creative and delicious cakes,  what makes our jobs even more rewarding: the love from our clients. Here are just a few of our reviews!

 

Weddings, Wedding VenuesSweet Cheeks Baking Company, Best Wedding Cakes in San Diego - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner

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5.0/5.0

  • Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Value:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Hannah

“We found Sweet Cheeks through our venue and I’m so happy we picked them! The cake was scrumptious, with hints of fudge and peanut butter my husband’s favorite. The bakers were so lovely and helpful, always getting back to us with our questions within a day. And they made the process so easy! We just had to go in for the cake-tasting, which was delicious and fun, and then it was all taken care of! Yummy yummy!!”

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5.0/5.0

  • Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Value:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Julita

“Since I planned my wedding from abroad, I wasn’t able to do the cake tasting. But Sweet Cheeks Baking were very flexible – they allowed my friends to do the tasting and filmed a video so that we understood how everything worked.  We went for the classic cake with almond buttercream and mango curd and also for the chocolate cake with pistachio buttercream. The cake was stunning and tasty.

When returning the cake stand, I met the team in person and they were all very lovely!”

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5.0/5.0

  • Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Value:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Monica

“Sweet Cheeks did such a great job with creating a delicious treat for our wedding reception and guests. Everyone loved the peanut butter swirl cupcakes and our wedding cake was amazing!!”

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5.0/5.0

  • Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Value:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Stephanie

“I went to a few places to check out cakes prior to our April wedding and the tasting at Sweet Cheeks blew away the competition out of the water! Kristy was amazing to work with and extremely flexible to dream up a design that fit our theme and was personalized. If you’re looking for a small company that will give you phenomenal, personalized service with a smile and a quick response, look no further than Sweet Cheeks!”

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5.0/5.0

  • Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Value:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Carina

“Elaine is a design wizard.I told her about the cake I wanted and she immediately drew me a picture.
We had tried many good wedding cakes but Sweet Cheeks was excellent.We chose Vanilla Bean and the other layers were coconut with coconut cream.”

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5.0/5.0

  • Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Value:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Dana

“The staff at Sweet Cheeks made our cupcake tower at our wedding in La Jolla…let me say that all 5 flavors (yes, they were THAT good, I couldn’t just choose 3!) were the best tasting cupcakes I have ever had! Our guests really enjoyed them as well and we had leftovers to send back with people too! I am still hearing about how great they were and it’s been a couple of months since our wedding. The staff is very responsive, friendly and easy to work with. We got exactly what we wanted and more! Thanks, ladies!”

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5.0/5.0

  • Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Value:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Amber

“Sweet cheeks is Amazing and Yummy.. My consult with them went very well and they created my vision. I was in tears Seeing my cake for the first time at the reception. It was sooooo beautiful. I wanted simply elegant and they got it. Sweet cheeks you are soooo amazing, and everyone is soooo very nice and helpful. The cake was sooooooooo yummy and moist everyone ate it up. Everyone raved about how beautiful and yummy it was. Thank you soooooo very much. You are soooooo much appreciated!! From one bride to another, please hire Sweet Cheeks to create your weddnig cake, you will not be disappointed. Thanks again!”

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5.0/5.0

  • Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Value:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Brisa

“My wedding venue included a wedding cake as part of their package and gave us a choice of 3 different bakeries. My husband and I went to all three, did the tastings, and sat down with each one. Out of all of them, we liked Sweet Cheeks Baking Co the best! Not only did their cake taste amazing, but the whole team seemed extremely experienced, professional, and willing to go above and beyond to make their customers happy. On that first meeting we sat down with Elaine and she sketched out a beautiful design for us that fit our vision exactly. We signed the agreement then and there!

I know some companies seem like they stop caring after you sign a contract with them, but Sweet Cheeks continued their great customer service the whole way through. They never disappointed! Kristy continued to have fantastic communication with us (I would email her and she would always respond right away). On the day of our wedding, the cake looked exactly like the sketch Elaine had drawn for us… which just goes to show you what a great team of decorators and bakers they have as well. The cake tasted absolutely delicious too! They also saved the top tier for us (which I had forgotten to ask about) which is now stored in our freezer. Can’t wait to try the cake again on our one year anniversary.

Overall, I can’t say enough good things about them. I would absolutely recommend them 100% Thank you to everyone at Sweet Cheeks Baking Company for helping make our day spectacular!”

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