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As 2015 comes to a close I want to say THANK YOU! 2015 has been an amazing year for Champagne and Cake, and the blog would not be what it is today without its amazing supporters! This year Champagne and Cake was able to help raise $100 for Breast Cancer Awareness through our “Toast to a Cure” Campaign, we launched our new relationship/love column called The Bubbly Bliss and Blues, and we collaborated with several guest bloggers to feature new content from wedding fall style, relationship advice and more for our awesome readers. I also had the opportunity to host a Blogging 101 Google Hangout with my blogging buddy Jessica Simien founder of http://www.jessicansimien.com. Be sure to follow her awesome blog. Thanks for the for every comment, share, like, subscribe and mention! I am forever thankful and grateful for your support, and I am looking forward to an amazing year for 2016! Before 2015 ends lets take a look at some of our most popular post for 2015.

Real Wedding Catarah and Carlos

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Photography by Brain Wagnor

Today we are featuring the beautiful summer real wedding of Catarah and Carlos, captured by Brian Wagnor Photography of Atlanta. Catarah and Carlos celebrated their beautiful wedding on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Here are the details from their lovley day.When I asked Catarah to tell us about their wedding, she had a colorful, fun story to share.

Our wedding was on Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Miami Beach, FL. The venue was the Miami Beach Resort and Spa’s Starlight Ballroom. The festivities started on Thursday before the wedding on Saturday. Carlos and I hosted a Cognac and Wings party in one of the resort suites for our wedding party.

Read the Rest of the details of this lovely Real Wedding HERE

Real Women Real Stories. Champagne and Cake’s…Toast to a Cure

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Last week I had the opportunity to observe one of the most powerful conversations of my lifetime. The common bond between four women who are breast cancer survivors and one of them is currently fighting cancer. The strength and faith these women have are amazing. I felt their strength, energy and faith by just listening to their conversations. While observing their conversation one of the reasons I created my blog became clear. I created Champagne and Cake to promote positivity, but most importantly I wanted my blog to support community causes in my local community. It is extremely important to me that Champagne and Cake giveback to the community. I created the Toast to A Cure Campaign to highlight breast cancer survivors and their amazing stories. According to breastcancer.org 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer during their lifetime. Also in 2015, an estimated 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the United States.

Read the Breast Cancer Survivors amazing stories HERE

Groom Inspiration for the Inspired and Stylish Groom

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Photography by AkintayoTimi

Today we are talking with the creator of Groom Inspiration about Groom style and trends. The wedding isn’t not just for the bride. It is the groom’s day too!

C&C: What inspired you to start Groom Inspiration?

GI: Groom Inspiration was created to provide grooms with a reference point when planning for their wedding. We wanted to assist grooms finding and wearing their unique look for their special day.

Read the Rest awesome Groom Style tips from Groom Inspiration HERE 

Business with Basiden, “The Power in Pursuing your Dreams”

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Many of our guests over the past year are entrepreneurs with new businesses in clothes design, make-up artists, bakers, florists, stationery, and photographers. I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Baisden, well-known radio personality, actor, author, and mentor for young men,during Minority Business Week presented by the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and asked him to share some of his inspirations and his motivation to continue to pursue his dreams.

Read the Rest of my interview with Michael Baisden HERE

Talking Wedding Planning with Lauren Hines of Get Wed for Less

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Lauren Hines, the owner of Get Wed for Less, LLC and creator of WeddinatorⓇ App , visits Champagne & Cake today.
C&C: What is your favorite quote?

LH: I love something business philosopher Jim Rohn said. “Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do?”

Read the rest of my interview with Lauren Hines with awesome wedding planning tips HERE

Give Yourself a Chance

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Matchmaker Ana (aka Ana Lorian), owner of The Analorian Agency brings her expertise to us this week of love with advice on dating and keeping the spark alive in your marriage.

C&C: What is your favorite quote?
MA: The person who loves the least controls the relationship…

C&C: That carries a powerful message. Can you give us some tips on avoiding missteps in this complex dating world?

Read the rest of the Awesome dating tips from Matchmaker Ana HERE

Thanks Again for all your Support and See you guys in 2016!

JaVaughnae 

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