Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Trend: The New Wedding Shoes

Who says your entire ensemble needs to be white just because your dress is? What better way to include your "something blue"? Or take a cue from your wedding colors and add a little sass and glamour to your white dress! I love all of these colorful wedding shoes, I hope you do to.
Top Row: Jessica Claire Photography
Second Row: Victor Sizemore Photography
Third Row: Jasmine Star Photography
Bottom Row: Drew B Photography

Monday, November 17, 2008

Vendor Pick: A Stunning Affair

My dear friend Lina Wallace of A Stunning Affair is a friend of mine who is a fantastic coordinator. She's become one of my right hand gals when it comes to needing assistance on the weddings I coordinate. She is not only very organized and knowledgeable, she is also very creative and friendly. She designed and coordinated the grand opening of the new shop for Joleen of A Sweet Design, who creates some amazing cakes and cookies and all things sweet that not only taste amazing but look too good to eat. This event also featured floral design by Jackie Combs and photography by Michael of Forever True Photography. You will also notice a picture you may recognized of the cake jewelry on a beautiful cake Joleen created. I was commissioned by Lina to create the pink flower especially for this event.

It's All Twisted Has a New Look

My jewelry company, AKA It's All Twisted, has a fresh new face on the web. Check out my updated site to see for yourself.
The holidays are coming up, and what better gift to give than a custom piece of jewelry, earrings, necklace, bracelet, or hair jewelry can be custom designed for your best friend, your sister, or for yourself.

Send me an email to put in your orders as the holidays are fast approaching.
And if you order before December 1, 2008 you will get $10 off your order of $40 or more.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Inspiration: Mamma Mia

I absolutely loved the movie Mamma Mia! and still listen to the Soundtrack often. I have never been to Greece but would love to visit...it looks absolutely breathtaking. I hope you enjoy the inspiration I drew from the movie with my own little spin on it. "If you change your mind...I'm the first in line...honey, I'm still free...Take a chance on me..."
First comes the invitation and being in California, this would be a destination wedding and what better way to invite guests than to have custom made passport invites from HGO Creations!

Being a destination wedding, you get the opportunity to spend time with your guests for a few days and celebrate with them on several occasions. So, why not treat everyone a day or two before the wedding and go sailing around the islands of Greece, like the one seen here in Santorini, photo take by the amazing photographer Jessica Claire.

I found an over the shoulder dress somewhat similar to what the bride wore in the movie version of Mamma Mia. This dress is only $399 at OnlyGowns.com.

I found this very organic and romantic bouquet by Hawley's Florist.
Here are some beautiful chiffon dresses, of which any would be a complimenting outfit for any bridesmaid. Blue on the left by Watters & Watters, Green in the center by Thread, and the Yellow on the right by Lazaro.
Torches would line the pathway to a wedding by the sea, found on Brides.com.

This is the filming location of Mamma Mia. This part of the island, seen in the movie with the chapel on top where the wedding takes place, is part of the island of Skopolos in Greece. As seen in the movie, because it's a natural and organic event, a great addition is butterflies. Seen here making a curtain backdrop for a wedding ceremony.
In researching the inspiration for this wedding, I came across a chef who takes Greek food to a modern and eye catching level. He is Psilakis who was taught how to cook by his mother. He is the owner of a few restaurants one of which is Mia Dona in New York City.

And carrying on the butterfly theme is this amazing cake with small butterflies and dragonflies adorning it by We Take the Cake!
Here are some wedding clips from the movie! I can't wait until December 16 when the movie comes to DVD to own.