September 6, 2022

What’s In Your Kit? – Vendor Spotlight – Cake & Catering

It’s week 2 of our “What’s in your kit” series spotlighting our vendor friends. This week, we’re featuring Love is in the Air Events. Love is in the Air opened its doors in 2010, and prides itself on being a one-stop shop for parties. The boss babe duo team of Linda Loveleen Hall and Mary Beth Love offer services such as calligraphy, floral arrangements, cake design, and catering.

Before getting into their answers, here are the questions we asked them.

  1. What are your must-have items in your kit on a wedding day?
  2. What’s your favorite item in your kit?
  3. Is there anything you carry with you that you’ve never needed but you just can’t take out of your bag?
  4. What’s the weirdest thing you carry?
  5. Do you have any funny stories to share about how you’ve used what you had in your kit to McGuyver your way out of an emergency on a wedding day?
  6. How long does it take you to prep and pack for a wedding?
  7. How can couples get in touch with you? (Social media, website, phone, email, etc.)

Because Love is in the Air offers its services a la carte, we decided to ask them about their cake design and catering separately.

Cake Artist – Love is in the Air Events

What are your must-have items in your kit on a wedding day?

“Gloves, scissors (to cut flowers with), icing bag with extra icing, spatula, toothpicks – which I use to attach real flowers to the cake.  I snap off the flower heads and insert a toothpick into the back of the flowers, and the toothpick into the cake.  I never put stems into the cake itself.”

What’s your favorite item in your kit?

“Our CakeSafe, which is a “box” that we deliver our cakes in.”

What’s the weirdest thing you carry?

“Toothpicks.”

Do you have any funny stories to share about how you’ve used what you had in your kit to McGuyver your way out of an emergency on a wedding day?

“We did have a quick stop on one delivery and the cake got shifted.  We had extra icing and were able to put it back together, which prompted us to get our CakeSafe, which has a center dowel that goes from the top, through the bottom of the CakeSafe.  We can even turn the box sideways and the cake isn’t going anywhere.  It also keeps it cool.”

How long does it take you to prep and pack for a wedding?

“A wedding cake generally takes several days – one day to bake and refrigerate, the next day to tort, fill, and crumb coat, and another day to decorate.  That is not counting design time.”

How can couples get in touch with you?

Email: info@loveisintheairevents.com

Caterer – Love is in the Air Events

What are your must-have items in your kit on a wedding day?

“The catering part of our business entails a bit more than a ‘kit.’  We have a box truck that houses all of our catering supplies – chafers, serving utensils, trays, bowls, fuel and fuel cups, Cambro ‘hot boxes’,  disposable cups, plates, to-go containers, cake knife sets, busing boxes, gloves, all types of kitchen supplies, zip lock bags, cleaning supplies and even a tent.”

What’s your favorite item in your kit?

“I guess our favorite item would be the hot boxes which keep our food at the proper temperature.  Another favorite would be our wooden chafers which we made ourselves.”

Is there anything you carry with you that you’ve never needed but you can’t take out of your bag?

“No, after 13 years we have used everything!”

What’s the weirdest thing you carry?

“Heat lamp for the cutting board.”

Do you have any funny stories to share about how you’ve used what you had in your kit to McGuyver your way out of an emergency on a wedding day?

“We do carry a toolbox which has just about everything in it.”

How long does it take you to prep and pack for a wedding?

“Wow.  One day to go over the menu, pull our recipes, and check our current inventory to compile a list of grocery items needed, and a list of serving pieces and utensils we will need.  A day to grocery shop and unload all that, pull everything we will need – disposables, serving pieces, decor items.  A day to prep anything we can make ahead and hold.  And the day of the event, we are there at the crack of dawn to get everything cooked, baked, packed, delivered, set up, served, tables bused, get everything packed back in the truck, taken back to our kitchen, truck unpacked, dirty things washed up and the kitchen cleaned for our next event.  That is usually a 16+ hour day!”

How can couples get in touch with you?

Email: info@loveisintheairevents.com

You can also learn more about Love is in the Air by visiting their website.

Come back next week for our feature on wedding planning and styling.

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