Thursday, December 22, 2011

Featured: Bridal Guide Magazine

It's official...this is the shoot that keeps on giving. 2 years ago Lina of A Stunning Affair and I teamed up to recreate a Twilight Wedding and tried our best to follow along to the book, and this was way before the movie came out. Well, it's been featured not only on the Bridal Guide website, but we even got a little "sneak peek" of it in the most recent Bridal Guide magazine. YAY!!!
So far it's been featured on Style Me Pretty, Hostess With The Mostess (Part 1) (Part 2), in Woman's World Magazine, on countless Twi-Hard Blogs, and now Bridal Guide Magazine. Gotta love all the shout outs.
Once again here is the list of amazing vendors that helped us bring the shoot to life:
The amazing pics are by Meg Perotti
That killer cake was done by Sweet & Saucy
Floral design was by A Stunning Affair
Calligraphy & paper goods by Calligraphy Katrina
Fabulous rentals were from Classic Party Rentals
Lovely table runner was custom made by Sashes for Love
Overall design & execution was the dynamic duo of A Stunning Affair & Events by Heather Ham

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sneak Peek: Jane & Mark

Jane & Mark are a great couple. Mark is the brother of one of my past grooms, Phil, and Jane is friends with my brother's girlfriend. Talk about a small world. So they say it as a sign of fate and hired me after our first meeting. It was a pleasure being a part of their special day. Photo by Braedon Flynn. Can't wait to show you the rest!!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sneak Peek: Sherry & Mike

Sherry & Mike got married at The Oak Grove at Saddlerock Ranch this past October. I can't wait to show you the rest of the images with photos by Heather Kincaid & floral decor by Peony & Plum.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sneak Peek: Elyse & Eliot

For those of you who frequent my blog, you have have noticed I've been rather MIA. Many things have been happening, the biggest one being that my husband, Rob, got a new job down in Carlsbad, California so we are our our 4th address in 2 years. We plan on sticking around for some time though. So we are currently living in Oceanside/Vista in North County San Diego and we love it here. He became the Jr. High Pastor at Day Break Church in Carlsbad. I'm still working my many jobs and reevaluating things as of late. 

The photo above is by favorite photographer, Picotte Weddings, and the bouquet is by my favorite florist, Peony & Plum. I call us the "Dream Team". Stay tuned for more pretty photos of a backyard wedding in Palos Verdes. 

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

In honor of all hallow's eve where you can dress up and be almost anyone, I thought I'd share some of my favorite Fantasy Theme Weddings.
This Tron inspired wedding is absolutely brilliant. Check out the feature on Green Wedding Shoes for all the details. 
This shoot was inspired by Tangled, but of course. Love this one as seen on Wedding Chicks.
This one was inspired by Super Mario. This one is so imaginative. I love it. See it here on Green Wedding Shoes.

Then of course theirs the fantastical scene of the wedding ceremony of Edward & Bella. In case you didn't already know, I'm a big Twilight Fan. I'm also Team Edward. I'm prepared to see the movie opening night! Can't wait!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Celebrity Wedding: Hilary Duff

Ok, so we've all seen a lot of celebrity weddings, and being in this business, I've seen a lot of weddings in general. But this wedding, of Hilary Duff, to me stands out above the rest.

Her dress was an original Vera Wang fit for a princess. 

Ok, so out of all the celebrity weddings I've seen, by far, my favorite decor of any celeb wedding is this one. I love all of the antique hanging lamps, swagged fabric draping, and the gardeny feel of many of today's weddings. It was over the top but not in a stuffy way, it was romantic, and warm & inviting.
And my fabulous friends over at Fantasy Frostings did this wedding cake, and I love that it's a unique spin on a traditional white cake. So unique.

Fun Fact: She was the same age I was when I got married.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Celebrity Wedding: Niecy Nash

I love the show "Clean House" and was so excited to see it's host tie the knot.

She used a very popular color for weddings which is lavendar & had an outdoor wedding at a Church Estate Vineyards (same place Fergie got married) in Malibu, California.
My colleague, Heidi Ryder took all the photos and did a fabulous job. This must have been a really fun wedding ot be at. Wish I could have been there...

The cake was from the fabulous bakery in Santa Monica called Vanilla Bake Shop. They're stuff is really good.

And she followed the trend of the matching but mismatching bridesmaid dresses, allowing each girl to choose her own style & flair. Love that!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Celebrity Wedding: Molly Sims

The photo I loved the most in this wedding is the photo of the bride with her bridesmaids, each in their own unique dress. I absolutely love this trend and if I got married all over again I would definitely let my girls pick their own dresses based on their own styles & budgets.
The bride's Marchesa gown was simple, elegant & romantic.

And who doesn't love nuptuals in wine country?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fabulous Find: Frosted Petticoat

I just have to share this chocolatey goodness with you all. Some of my past clients, bride & her mother (& her sister) launched a chocolate shoppe that does chocolate pops in shapes like mustaches, keys, buttons, and of course petticoats. They are knows as The Frosted Petticoat (love that name).
I definitely couldn't resist these chocolate 'staches. How adorable would these be at a photo booth to take photos with and then take & have a little late night snack.

 I love the variety of options like these keys above. You can also customize if they are white chocolate, or a combo, and they can be painted almost any color if you want to customize your order.
 These buttons are super fun too and come in an array of colors like these Amber Gold Glimmer as well as: Starlight White Glimmer, Blue, Pink, Yellow, Green, Violet, and Burnt Copper. 
 They also have chocolate boxes like this cameo box as well as a vintage jewelry box.  
And with Halloween coming up they've got these fantastic cameo skeletons as well as skeleton caskets.
They also have these beautiful masks as well as bustiers for a bachelorette party or bridal shower.
The ladies at Frosted Petticoat are amazing ladies and so great to work with and would love to be a part of your special day. Who wouldn't want something made of chocolate on their special day? Let them know I sent you and you'll get a 10% discount. Who doesn't love that?? Make sure you head over to their Twitter & Facebook Pages & say hi.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Just Me: We Moved to Oceanside

As many of you may have noticed, I've been a little absent from my blog, and for that I apologize. Things have been busy in my neck of the woods, this past month we made the move farther south to North County San Diego, specifically Oceanside. My husband is a youth pastor and after interning with Saddleback Church for a year put his resume out there and was hired as the Jr. High Youth Pastor at Daybreak Church in Carlsbad. I am so proud of him.
So since his job requires him to be local and mine allows me to be at almost any place in So Cal we gathered our things and our puppy dog and made the move to San Diego. So I have to get my booty in gear and start networking with people down here, so if you're reading this & live in the San Diego or South Orange County area I would LOVE to meet up and treat you to coffee and hear all about San Diego.
So stay tuned for some fun new weddings coming soon including a Great Gatsbyesque wedding at Descanso Gardens with my fave vendors Peony & Plum and Picotte Weddings (photography). Then there's the pretty pink wedding I did last weekend at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu with Peony & Plum and Heather Kincaid (photographer). And then there's of course the Alice in Wonderland wedding I did with A Stunning Affair and Halberg Photographers. Stay tuned for some fun eye candy!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sneak Peek: Michelle & Ramsses

So...Lina, of A Stunning Affair, and I helped design & plan a wedding for one of our interns, Michelle. She wanted an Alice in Wonderland theme so we took it and ran. Here's just a little sneak peak of some images from the day. Stay tuned for all the fabulous decor pics.

These pics are courtesy of the fabulous duo at Halberg Photographers. They're fantastic!!!