In no particular order. One of my brides, Jess, super stylish, made this amazing brooch bouquet, a trend I absolutely love and want to make one for myself just because.
And, Jess and her now husband, Chris, decided to forgo the "first dance" and instead did a first song. They sang "Anyone Else But You" by the Moldy Peaches. A special thanks to Rob Greer who took these fantastic photos from Jess & Chris' wedding at Stone Manor, in Malibu.
You can see the clip from the movie below.At the same venue, Stone Manor, I had the pleasure of doing my first inspiration shoot designed by yours truly along with Peony & Plum, who did amazing florals. I'll be posting pics after we get it featured on a wedding blog, but here's a little taste.
The calligraphy and all paper goods are from my friend Calligraphy Katrina and the brooch on the velvet ribbon napkin treatment was my grandmothers. The rentals are all from Archive Vintage Rentals.
Fantasy Frostings, flowers from Peony & Plum, the fabulous backdrop is from Picotte Photo, the vintage rentals are all from Archive Vintage Rentals.
I did another wedding at one of my favorite venues, Hummingbird Nest Ranch. I also tried my hand at a few DIY details like this table number, lilac shimmer paper & lace from Jo-Ann Fabrics. Calligraphy from Calligraphy Katrina. Photo by Jasmine Star.Calligraphy Katrina do all of the writing in the colors of the day. I bought the wood pieces already cut from OSH and just nailed it all together.
Calligraphy Katrina use a darker plum color for the writing. I cut a foamcore board and covered it in a simple ivory fabric from Jo-Ann Fabrics and placed it in a large silver frame I had. I pinned each piece of paper using white pins and added a little bling using flatback swarovski crystals and voila.
I got to do my first Destination Wedding in California. The bride and groom, Lisa & Quinn, chose Firestone Vineyards up in Los Olivos. It was a gorgeous day with gorgeous decor. I'll be posting this wedding as soon as I get more pics from the photographer, Alex of BlueSilver Photo, so stay tuned.Camilla Svensson Burns.
A Stunning Affair, and I co-designed our first ever inspiration shoot based on Edward & Bella's Wedding in the 4th book in the Twilight Series, Breaking Dawn. This was the ahhhmazing cake that Melody of Sweet & Saucy did for us for the Twilight Tablescape, which was featured on Style Me Pretty, Hostess with the Mostess, and Woman's World Magazine.
Meg Perotti who herself is a big Twilight fan and we were so thrilled that she jumped at the chance to be a part of it. I met Meg through Twitter, got together from coffee a little over a year ago and she'll be doing the photos of one of my brides this coming March. She and I also share the safe affection for the wonderful photographer, Jasmine Star who took Meg's wedding photos a month ago.
Calligraphy Katrina was a part of it as well. She did the menus, invitation, ribbon on the bouquet, apple escort cards, and other signage for the shoot. She also created my fabulous new logo you see at the top of this blogsite as well as my website.
Halberg Photographers were quickly added to my vendor recommendation list once I saw their same day edit. They also have a fantastic new feature where the slideshow created from the same day edits has real video footage mixed into it, which is something I've never seen before.
clicking here. Emily & Brad were one of 2 of my couples from New York that got married in Cali.
Four Seasons Westlake Village. They had an Old Hollywood style event. This photo was taken by Norris Photo.
Calligraphy Katrina's new invitation line, Maison du Papier. The event was in the middle of the year so we had to do an Alice in Wonderland table...who didn't this year??
Alina Pizzano's studio in Pasadena. She's creating the dress for one of my bride's this year, possibly 2 and she let us borrow this gorgeous crocheted wedding dress for the Stone Manor inspiration shoot I showed you a couple pictures of above.
Peony & Plum. She and I worked on the Stone Manor shoot and have 2 definite and 4 potential weddings lined up for next year together. Can you tell I LOVE her work???
Tira J who works at my alma mater, Azusa Pacific University, go Cougars.
Saddleback Church on their Jr. High staff.
Oh and I almost forgot to mention that I had the opportunity to go to Colorado to work on a destination wedding with Beth Helmstetter.
Holly Flora. And wow were they gorgeous. Beth is a true visionary and is my absolute favorite wedding and event designer. These amazing pictures were taken by Jonas Peterson, a destination wedding photographer based in Australia.