2015 Color of the Year – Marsala


Doesn’t that name make you want to say it with your best sultry voice? Pantone® has released their pick for the 2015 Color of the Year and already wedding vendors and brides are bursting with color theme ideas. Here are just a few.


The Versatility of Marsala

  • Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
  • Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great go-to color for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair.
  • Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors
  • An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication, texture is the story in print and packaging. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.

To see other Marsala color pairings visit Pantone.com.

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Is that cake…Naked?

Naked Wedding Cakes

The latest trend in weddings for 2014 is Naked Wedding Cakes! Think, ‘rustic’, ‘organic’, ‘natural’ and ‘fresh’.  These stunningly raw works of art are making a grand entrance this year.

The beauty of a naked wedding cake is instead of focusing on the design of the icing, you’re invited to savor the architecture and flavors of the wedding cake.

So far, we’ve seen these cakes topped with colorful blossoms, whimsical plumage, ripe, luscious berries, sprinkled with powered sugar and oozing with buttercream.

Tradition calls for the smooth, perfect appearance of fondant, but we think these new natural cakes will continue to be a big hit!

2014 Color of the Year – Radiant Orchid



Bridal Open House Success!

What a fantastic turnout!  We had over 200 brides attend our 5th Annual Autumn Bridal Open House this past Sunday, October 23rd, 2011.  Each guest was welcomed by our friendly staff, served an array of delectable foods by Cuisine&Company and greeted by each of our reputable vendors.  Many brides left with arms full; loaded down with fantastic door prizes! We would like to thank all our vendors for putting together a beautiful show with lots of options for our future brides.  There’s nothing better than having the opportunity to meet each professional face-to-face and ask questions about their services.

Check out our photo gallery below from the Bridal Open House.

*Flowers & table setting provided by Black Iris Floral Events.  Catering provided by Cuisine & Company.  Photography provided by Tom Sanderson Photography.


Recipe for Success – Your Wedding Cake

Chocollage Bakery Tiered Wedding CakeYour wedding day is the day you never forget. Getting ready for it is another memory you will not soon forget as well. While there are those stressful times during the planning of this special ceremony, the fun and excitement you feel will prevail. The most fun and exciting parts of the preparations you might enjoy is making your own wedding cake.

Start your plans ahead of time so you do not have to be stressed at the last minute. Check recipes to make sure you have all the ingredients you will need. Make sure you know the flavor you want for the cakes while also thinking about the best tasting icing as well. These are two of the most important decisions about this project you have to make.

Many people have recipes for their favorite icing. However, you can visit a bakery shop to get some great selections ready to use. While at the bakery, make sure you get the square pans you may need for creating the unique masterpiece. The baker can help you in choosing the right ingredients and let you know if you are missing an important part.

One way to help you remain organized throughout the planning of your ceremony is by making check lists. This is especially true for the ingredients and items needed for making cakes. You should look through online websites for the exact type of cake you would like to have. This will help you to know the pans to get, whether square or round, the colors you will need, and the other vital ingredients. Call Chocollage Bakery Norfolk,  VA 23510.  757-553-5335.