Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Happy New Years everyone. This photo may be from a wedding in January of 2008, I thought it was rather fitting for the occasion. Jessica Claire took this photo and a few of their other photos are in a recent blog, "Inspiration: Winter Wonderland". To check out the full post with photos by Jessica Claire click here! I hope you all have a wonderful and safe and very Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Inspiration: Winter Wonderland

In the spirit of the winter season that is upon us, I thought it fitting to share some winter wonderland inspiration I found to inspire your winter affair. Found in Inside Weddings is this lovely photo of a bride and groom taken by Wirken Photography.
You can't go wrong with white at a wedding, this photo found on Webshots.
Red Bliss created these lovely winter inspired invites, faux fur, velvet and all.
This is a stunning and sparkly gown by Kenneth Pool.
Here's a closeup.
This is an amazing white bouquet with crystal, pearls, and even snowflakes to make it sparkle. The bouquet was created by Xquisite Events.
This amazing and sparkly hair piece was created by Regina B.

It's not every day that you get to wear a soft and fuzzy wrap, but a white winter wonderland wedding is rather fitting. These two designs were created by Linda Gorringe Couture.
There's a lot of directions you could go in choosing the color of bridesmaids dresses, but I thought this lovely timeless dress by Melissa Sweet in slate grey is very flattering and compliments the winter theme quite nicely.
Each of the bridesmaids could carry a white bouquet, each in a mono floral theme. Some great blossoms are calla lillies (like the bouquet shown by Clementine Floral Studio), peonies, tulips, roses, casablanca, lillies, orchids, hydrangea, just to name a few.
Or you could take things one step further and get married in an ice castle or just have your honeymoon in one, like this beautiful ice castle in the Finnish town of Kemi.
I fell in love with this tree when I saw it in Brides Magazine years ago and I still love it to this day. You can create this masterpiece as a DIY project. Just get a manzanita branch from your local florist and paint it metallic silver and then string strands of crystals in either glass or made of acrylic from websites like Cristalier.
Here's a soft and romantic take on the traditional escort cards, also found in Brides Magazine.
I can't remember where I found this cake, but it's so fitting and classic, and not too cheesy when it comes to the winter wonderland theme, plus it has a little added bling that can be worn as a brooch after the wedding or passed down as an heirloom to be someone's "something borrowed" at their wedding one day.
Chameleon Chairs give a sleek and seemless addition to the decor and the design above is by none other than Tres Fabu Events.
And this amazing winter wonderland wedding was put together by MixMingleGlow and photographed by the amazing hubby and wife team of Becker and Jessica Claire.
Here's a pic of the same wedding at the quite amazing reception. And, as an added touch, they had an ice sculpture bar and put a plexiglass dance floor over the pool. WOW!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Celebrity Wedding: Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz

A while back I did an Alice in Wonderland Inspiration after hearing about Ashlee and Pete's wedding. So, finally, I am posting some pics from their wedding and even the adorable floral design from their Winnie the Pooh baby shower by Mark's Garden. Both events were planned by celebrity planner, Mindy Weiss, who does breathtaking work. And their wedding cake was from none other than Perfect Endings in Napa, CA which also did the wedding cake for the wedding of Eva Longoria and Tony Parker.

Get their aisle runner, and no joke, it's less than $50. You can find it at Wedding Star.
And even though it didn't last, Ashlee's sister, Jessica Simpson, had a beautiful wedding when she married Nick Lachey. Here's a little video from their big day.

Celebrity Wedding: Christina Aguilera

In the spirit of this cold winter we're having, here are some photos of Christina Aguilera's wedding where she had a Fire and Ice Theme.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Vendor Pick: Nancy Kay's Confections

Nancy Kay was kind enough to ask me to create custom pieces of cake jewelry (seen above) for A Soolip Wedding, an elite bridal show she was a part of this year which was held at the beautiful Vibiana. I created 3 flowers out of silver wire with swarovski crystals and swarovski pearls.

When I met with her to discuss the show, she gave me several cake samples to taste...who doesn't love free cake? My favorite flavors had to be "summer berry", dulce de leche", and "red velvet". She uses fondant for her beautiful and chic creations.

The first cake you see is from Brandon "Superman" Routh's wedding. The second with crystals wrapped around each tear was seen on Snoop Dog's Fatherhood's Vow Renewal Ceremony.

She's a very nice person, a master baker and an artist. You'd be priviledged to have her do your wedding cake.

This cake was adorned with flowers by Carissa of JLDesigns, who did the floral for the August Wedding I coordinated at Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Vendor Pick: Victor Sizemore Photography

I first met Victor at a wedding I assisted on with Mary Sushinski of Occasions. He's one of the first professional photographers to take photos of my bouquet jewelry and I absolutely love his work. I was looking at his blog recently and came across this amazing wedding. It is SO FUN!!! I love the inspiration. Who doesn't love a country fair???