Sunday, August 28, 2011

~Making Magic!~

Another fabulous wedding!!!
Congrats Destiny and Fili, your wedding last night was amazing!
The Samoan/Hawaiian food was delicious, the dancing performances were so great!
We made it happen with 400 guests, and it looked stunning.

Photos soon my ladies!
Oh I so love my job.
These brides help me make some magic happen and I LOVE it!

One of these days I will get caught up, it's a busy wedding season!
Next weekend: Eugenia and Don's wedding at the WAC in Seattle:-)

Friday, August 26, 2011

~A Girl and Her Shoes!~

Yup big obsession of mine.
Gotta love them!
Especially in Wedding photos:-)
 Check out this adorable wedding by Forever Photography Studio
The wedding of Rachel and Easton, it's pretty adorable go check it out:-)

I am a Badgley Mischka fan.  LOVE this style of ruffle heels for weddings.

Off to finish preparing for a wedding tomorrow . . .
CONGRATS Destiny and Filo!
We will have roasted pig, 400 guests, performances by Samoan, Mexican and Hawaiian dancers, and so much fun!!!

Photos soon.  

Enjoy your weekend loves, so much to fill you in on next week!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

~Ruffles, Ruffles and more Ruffles~

The bride's dress is gorgeous, as are all of her bridesmaid dresses! Gone are the days of matchy matchy . . . and in are the similar elements (ruffles) with different styles.  You all know I am a girly girl, so this photo makes me so happy!

(I'm awaiting photos of the Kardashian Wedding!!! Geez guess we'll have to wait until People comes out with it's exclusive million dollar purchase of the pics)

~Simply by Tamara Nicole~

Friday, August 19, 2011

~Cake Toppers that Top Them All~

Happy Friday my dearies! I hope you all had an amazing week!
Tonight I will be helping one of my besties make some bouquets, etc. for her wedding TOMORROW!
Pics for sure soon.

For now I wanted to share these
adorable cake toppers

Pretty cute right?!

Enjoy your weekend!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

~I've Inspired a bride!~

This is pretty exciting. 

Yes that is my job to inspire my brides, but it's fun when it actually happens and they get excited about the "new knowledge"!

Back here I posted about using Starbucks frappe bottles as cute beverages for a baby shower I was throwing (or any party for that matter)

(AND actually I got no pics from the baby shower of the glasses. Sad.)

Here's Corey's glasses that she made after seeing my post on my blog:

Strawberry milk for the kids at her wedding

(Ignore my bad photography! Lol just waiting on the professional pics!)

Corey you are adorable, and so crafty you didn't even know it!
Great job hun!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

~Wedding Swoon: Ceci New York~

I am seriously loving these placecards and placemats by Ceci New York.
Saw on twitter (ummm getting obsessed: way too much inspiration there!)

"When Ceci asked me to design a tabletop based on her beautiful laser-cut collection, I was instantly inspired! I absolutely love that you can purchase such a delicate, beautiful product that’s already been designed to fit a romantic, elegant wedding or event. My inspiration came from the details in the cut-outs of the soft ivory damask opal placemats."


"I chose to work with a white and ivory palette and incorporate pieces that had a similar design. I pictured a naturally beautiful setting for a casual-yet-elegant lunch or dinner with friends. The white stone lanterns were a perfect addition, along with the glass bottles that had a floral pattern that matched my wrought-iron chairs. I added vintage pearl rosary necklaces to white hemstitch linen napkins as favors for the guests. The fan-shaped escort cards were beautiful on the white floral plates, which matched the other elements. I loved the simple white florals and how casually elegant the table looked with Ceci’s pieces dressing up the antique wood table."

What do you think?  I love the cuteness and style, may have to suggest these to brides!

Styling & Floral Design: Jill La Fleur, La Fleur Weddings & Events
Place Cards & Placemats: Ceci New York
Tables, Chairs, Rosary Necklaces, Iron Tree Wreath: Avec Moi Decor

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

~Wedding Love: Andie and Bo~

Ohhh my goodness when I saw this over at 100 Layer Cake I about died.

Llama Farm?! So cute and sooo country right?

 Gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown . .  swooon!
 Ummm amazing polka dot umbrellas
 Rain on your wedding day is good luck right?  :-)
 Loving the BHLDN bridesmaid dresses. So chic and vintage like.

 Awww sweet!
 Ok seriosuly adorable, feeding a baby?!

 I'm loving the escort card set up.

Nice doughnut cake!

What a fun wedding right?!

Photography: Feather Love Photography / Venue: Glendeven Inn / Wedding planner: Sonya Houston from Mendocino Weddings / Floral: Mendocino Floral Design / Cake: Mendo Cakes / Band: Gaucho / Tents & Equipment: Wine Country Party Rentals / Catering: Boonville Hotel / Bread wreaths: Fort Bragg Bakery / Groom’s suit: Armani / Wedding gown: Oscar de la Renta / Bridesmaid’s dresses: BHLDN / Brides hair and make-up: Erin Dunkley of Honeycomb Salon, San Francisco / Bridesmaids hair and make-up by Mendocino Beauty / Letterpress escort cards and table numbers: Austin Press, San Francisco / Pom-poms: made by bride’s mother / Baby animals: Mendocino 4H club / Officiant: Bride’s sister

Monday, August 15, 2011

~Palomo's Nest: The Cake Plate~

Oooh this is adorable!
Saw on The Wedding Chicks and loved the idea . . .

would be fabulous in wedding photos.
(because it is all about the photos right?)

 "CUSTOM cake plate with names and wedding date

The newest in our line of wedding heirlooms... a custom cake plate, handcrafted of white earthenware and lead-free, dinnerware-safe semi-matte glaze. Hand stamped in our signature white-on-white style, with the couple's name and optional wedding date, and your choice of added motif (bird or tiny heart, also optional). Measures approximately 7" in diameter; perfectly sized for wedding cake or a special dessert. A keepsake to cherish for generations and anniversaries to come. Sold individually or in a set of two."

Whatcha think?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

~Frosting Time~

I have a baby shower I am helping ot plan coming up in 2 days . . .
and I am going to make  
But I want them to be super cute . . . and who doesn't right?
I found these tips for frosting your cupcakes:

And I need something cute to put on top:
and hmmm what about some yummy filling?

These are her colors:

Will post pics soon!

Have you thrown any fun showers lately?  
Been to one?
What was one thing that stood out?  

Thursday, August 11, 2011

~Twitter Love and Prettiness~

That's all I can say right now . . . things just are getting better and better.

Wedding Show: getting BIG! Big plans and surprises, our sponsor is getting us major advertising here soon and I just can't wait.  Can't even sleep b/c I am so pumped. We are going to be donating proceeds of ticket sales to a charity, announcement soon.  Geez! Lol 1 month and 8 days left until the big day!

Wedding Planning: Going fabulous! I am so lucky to work with some amazing brides, AND I've been getting some good referrals from Ray's Boathouse. LOVE them! They even tweeted some love today:

"Getting married? Need help? Check out our newest wedding planner/stylist. She's amazing!"
Ummm YOU guys are amazing! Highly recommend their location and spectacular food to any bride.  Seriously.  Love.
Now onto weddings . . .
I just love this photo of a GORGEOUS ceremony outside with hay and lanterns.  So quaint!

Monday, August 8, 2011

~NW Budget Brides Wedding Show!~

Ok ladies it's been getting bigger and bigger every day!
We have 14 confirmed vendors and 16 more spaces
75 vendors have applied

We have a fashion show, food trucks, and so much more!
Printing 3000 fliers tomorrow to plaster all around Seattle:-)
We have a sponsor, and will be on the radio and are all over the internet right now.

Oh it's pretty exciting around here!!!

As a hostess of this big show I get to be the creative planner.

Our colors:
Soft Pink, Tiffany blue and Grey.

Doilies, vintage glam, DIY

Yup we will be making some fun doily bags saying "Bride"etc in our colors using doilies!

So excited.  Just saying!

Psssst welcome my 2 newest brides Abiade and Destiny!
AND here's to a great meeting today with Holly . . . crossing my fingers I get to help this couple with their wedding as well!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

~Wedding Favor: Tea!~

I'm loving this idea: 
DIY Tea Bags.

No matter what you do: your favorite tea, build you own tea station, tea from where you met each other, etc.  
Who doesn't love some yummy, cute packaged tea?!
I'm helping someone make these for their wedding on September 3rd, so exciting!!!

It's Tea Time!

What do you think?
Would you like to receive this as a favor at a wedding?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

~Heart Aches . . . and Prayers~

Words can not describe how devastating and sad the news I heard yesterday is.

One of my favorite couples that I have spent a lot of time with, helped plan out details of their wedding, spent the most special day of their lives with . . .

10 days after their wedding.
A tragic thing had happened.

The husband Andy was working out as usual.
Had a heart attack.
They couldn't save him.

I can't even imagine how Brooke must feel right now.  They were just starting their life together.
I know God has a big plan and that our wants and desires are nothing compared to the bigger plan.
But it's just so sad.
Brooke my heart breaks for you.  My prayers are for you and your family.
I can't even imagine what you are going through right now.

Just know that you both are truly loved.

I never ask for anything of my lovely followers, but can you please send some love and prayers out to Brooke and her family?


Monday, August 1, 2011

~Beautiful Dahlia Bouquet and Brooke's Sneak Peak!~

Happy Monday loves!
I love this time of year . . . for many many reasons obviously, but one reason is that my dahlia garden is in full bloom.
One of my absolute favorite flowers!
We had these in our wedding, and I fell in love.
Planted the same type that we had in our wedding in our yard, and get to see them each year!

A few good things lately:
Had 2 new bride meeting this weekend
Had our first sales of tickets to our wedding show this fall
Have over 30 models interested in our fashion show . . . casting call soon!
Sneak peak of a recent bride's wedding over at Joielala Photographie
Had an amazing weekend with the hubby and in-laws

Life is good!

How about you???