Wedding Wednesday: An Interview with Randi Smith of Sugar Euphoria - Radian Photography

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Wedding Wednesday: An Interview with Randi Smith of Sugar Euphoria

Branding & Business, For Radian Couples, Radian Photography

December 21, 2016

Wedding Wednesdays allow us to spotlight creatives, local and not-so-local, whose work we love! These wedding vendors, artists, and small businesses are all doing amazing things and we think that our couples should know about them! We invite you to come along with us to learn more about these businesses that will help you make your day as meaningful as possible (and, if you’re a Radian Bride/Groom, that we would love to work with)!

This week, we’re talking with Randi Smith, the owner and sweet tooth behind Sugar Euphoria. We’ve had tons of opportunities to photograph (and taste) Randi’s work, and we have always been left impressed! Plus, we are just a little bit in love with her baby, Finley, and will take any chance we can to hang out with her! Read more about Randi’s heart behind Sugar Euphoria below!

Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | Randi Smith | Sugar Euphoria | Raleigh wedding cake baker | www.radianphotography.com

RP: Tell us who you love to serve.

Randi: Sugar Euphoria is a boutique bakery. We specialize in wedding cakes, speciality cakes, and dessert bars. We do everything from your five-tier ginormous wedding cake to a little rustic dessert bar with hand pies and brownies. We just love people who are celebrating — whether it’s weddings, babies, retirements, or birthdays. We love our little community of clients.

RP: What excites you about making desserts?

Randi: I love sweets and being able to share that love with people. You know, a lot of people try to say they don’t really like cake or it’s not a big part of the wedding, but it’s the tradition and the symbol of sharing that treat and cutting up the cake, that’s my favorite photo to see. I love the pretty getting ready pictures, but I really love getting to see the couple cutting into that cake as a married couple and sharing it with each other.

Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | Randi Smith | Sugar Euphoria | Raleigh wedding cake baker | www.radianphotography.com

RP: What do you wish brides and grooms knew when thinking about their cake or their desserts for their wedding?

Randi: That their dessert — their wedding cake — can be whatever they want it to be. They don’t have to adhere to tradition. They don’t have to have the fondant covered cake with rhinestones. If they don’t want a cake, they don’t have to have a cake. Just be adventurous in the food department!

RP: What resources or advice to you suggest for brides and grooms thinking about their dream cake?

Randi: Pinterest can be a lot of help, but when you find your dream cake, you should shop around because not every designer specializes in every style of cake. Anything that you have at your wedding that you want to use as inspiration — whether it’s an invitation suite or lace from a veil, favorite color, your school — bring them all to your cake decorator.

Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | Randi Smith | Sugar Euphoria | Raleigh wedding cake baker | www.radianphotography.com

RP: What is the most memorable cake you have made?

Randi: We did a six-tier cake on a horse farm. They hadn’t even finished setting up when I left but it was probably the prettiest wedding I have ever seen. It was tented and there were horses running along the fence. The cake was beautiful. It was the biggest batch of sugar flowers I’ve ever created. It was six tiers, over three feet tall, and it had sugar flowers cascading all around it. Originally, I thought the cake was going to be traditionally set in the corner against the wall, but it was actually at the entrance of the tent. So everyone walked past the cake, and we had to circle the flowers around it. It was my favorite and if I could recreate that cake every day, I would!

RP: What are you working on right now that’s keeping you happy and energized?

Randi: Right now we are doing a Kickstarter, but I’m honestly excited to be working on marketing materials. I’ve been putting together packets to send out to photographers and venues and planners with a lot of branded items!

Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | Randi Smith | Sugar Euphoria | Raleigh wedding cake baker | www.radianphotography.com

RP: When you planned your wedding what was one unforgettable thing you did to make sure your day and marriage were intentionally crafted?

Randi: We had so many people come in from out of town — it was a destination wedding for half of our guest list. The biggest thing for me was food, and that everybody that came down had a good time as they celebrated with us. We actually were married for eight months prior to our wedding, so we had already done the marriage part at Duke Gardens at dusk with just a few people. We had an officiant and it was just our families, so that was a little more special and intentional than the big party–and the party was fun, too. The fact that it was just our immediate family made it special, it was the people that were closest to us.

Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | Randi Smith | Sugar Euphoria | Raleigh wedding cake baker | www.radianphotography.com

RP: Where can we see more of your work and learn more about you?

Learn more about Randi and her work here: Website | Facebook | Instagram

Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | Randi Smith | Sugar Euphoria | Raleigh wedding cake baker | www.radianphotography.com

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