My grandfather was an extraordinary carpenter and worked to build a custom home for them before I was born. The home was immaculate, layered with the personal touches that only come when the builder pours his heart and soul into every piece.
I can still remember feeling lost in that large house - but feeling completely at ease in that kitchen. It was more than just a kitchen, it was Los Biscochos de Isabel - or Isabel's Cakes in English. My grandmother decades before I started spending days at her kitchen, had started a little business where she baked amazing cakes for local couples on their wedding day.
I like to think that structure my grandfather built was mainly for her kitchen, and that the home attached was just a bonus.
My fondest memories come from twirling my long black hair, spinning on her stool, poking holes in all her cakes, and plucking off each hand-crafted sugar flower to eat. My grandmother was strong and tough, but for her little Yanilba she was patient.
Her patience sparked my curiosity, it made me watch and learn more intently.
I can still remember my grandmother drawing each cake on paper and presenting the idea to her clients during their consultation. The way she showed her servant’s heart and found happiness in her work is something I keep with me every day.
Years later, I’ve successfully planned and managed elegant events for brides all over the Connecticut area for more than a decade. I take great care of my client’s and in making sure they can step back, relax, and enjoy the wedding planning process.
You could say I inherited that servant’s heart from someone pretty special.
"YanZapp Event Design they work with us to create a stress free event . They are able to set a custom theme based on someone’s personality. Every picture is slightly capturing the essence of our event. It was always personal to us , fun with a little splash of sassy. Classy and detail oriented. Yan was always there through out the begging to the end to support what ever “ crazy “ idea we had, trust me I am that crazy client. She was always calm and collected. Bringing peace, joy and personality to our event we truly enjoyed working with her."