Friday, August 30, 2013

{Enchanted Mint and Gold Shoot . . . Part 3 . . . the Dessert Table}

Our Mint and Gold Shoot . . .
Part III: The Dessert Table

(If you missed Part I here, Part II here, and the feature on 100 Layer Cake here)

This was my favorite part of the shoot . . . the dessert table!
Aly from La Luz Photography captured it perfectly!!!

 this cake by Honey Crumb Cake Studio is AMAZING:) She hit it on the nail when I told her my inspiration for the shoot:)
Also those two accompanying cakes by Kelli's Creations are so delicate and beautiful!

And don't you love my DIY table linen, and DIY gold fern backdrop?

Cupcakes by Spirit Cupcakes


This adorable model?  
Tatum, a friend's daughter and she is just too cute for words:)
Her tutu, now a best seller from Little Dreamers Tutus













All gowns are from Luly Yang Couture!







Hair and makeup by none other than Yessie Makeup Artistry




Pretty much my fave shot! SO adorable!!!!

{My amazing team}
Photography: La Luz Photography / Flowers: Florarama Modern Design / Event Design & Event PlanningSimply by Tamara Nicole / Hair & Makeup: Yessie Makeup Artistry / Venue: Hollywood Schoolhouse / Invitations: The Knot and Feather / Shoes: Steve Madden / Dresses: Luly Yang Couture / Rentals: Vintage Ambiance / Cakes: Honey Crumb Cake StudioKelli’s Creations / Cake Pops:Kelli’s Creations / Cupcakes: Spirit Cupcakes / Flower Girl Dress: Little Dreamers Tutu / Dessert Table Prints: BUTTER Design Lab / Jewelry: Forever 21
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

{Happy 2 Year Anniversary to Destiny and Fili!!!}

Time sure flies! 

8.27.11

Two whole wedding seasons ago . . . and pretty much like 45 weddings ago . . . I helped with Destiny and Fili's wedding.  
SO MUCH FUN!!!

Now they have a little baby and are happily married:)

I will never forget their wedding day!

(For the full wedding blog post go here)





Happy Wednesday ya'll!
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

{Simply Engaged: Judy & Anthony!!!}

AND another . . .

Simply Engaged

I am truly super stoked to show you ANOTHER of my lovely clients.  They are the best!

So here's a little more about the adorable 
{Judy & Anthony}
. . . 
who are getting married in THREE days
. . . 

{How did you two love birds meet}


"We met during Judy’s 1st visit to Sydney Australia for her cousin 
Stanley’s engagement party – 
Ant and Stan are childhood best friends. We had only met twice at family gatherings and barely spoke to each other, but after Judy went back to the states, we both found ourselves constantly thinking about the overseas stranger. So it started off with text, then emails, then phone calls, then skyping at all hours of the day…a 6 month long distance relationship, then Anthony moved to the Seattle…3 years later, 
here we are about to get married in just a few days!!"


{How did he pop the big question?}

"It was Friday, August 3rd. Over a couple of weeks he created a well thought out scavenger hunt for me all around the city, including all of our favorite spots. He provided each location with a red envelope with my next clue. He made me laugh, he made me cry (happy tears of course), he made me sweat my butt off cause it was a super hot day out and I made him my fiancé when I said YES!! Of course"


{What is your fave date spot/activity?}

"We love living in the city and enjoying all that it has to offer…being able to walk to our fave park, eating out at all the new places, and having drinks at the new bars/lounges with our friends…all within a few blocks from home makes us happy."


{What is your fave part about the wedding planning process?}

"Seeing it all finally come together…at first it was quite overwhelming with so many decisions to make (with both of us being so indecisive…Ant calls it “analysis paralysis” haha)… And..going to all of the fun wedding events!!"


{Advice for planning a wedding to other couples?}

"Take a deep breath…You can’t please everyone, and that’s okay. Be flexible to make compromises on some things but it’s YOUR day so focus on the two of you and what makes YOU happy!"


{His Faves}
drawing
tattoos
videogames
whisky
traveling

{Her faves}
photography
romance comedies
traveling
anything and everything spicy…


{What first caught your eye?}

{Him} her smile, big cheeks, beautiful eyes and bubbly personality.

{Her} his heightthose big ol’ lips…and the way he interacted and included everyone.


{On my wedding day I am most excited about}

{Him} Seeing Judy all dolled up, the smile on her face, just enjoying the entire day and all the days of planning come to fruition.

{Her} seeing his face when I walk down the aisle in my white dress, that he refused to know anything about until that moment . . . and of course the party and seeing all of our friends and family all in one place celebrating our awesome day with us! 


{Fave meal your fiance makes for you?}

{His} too many to choose but if I had to, her meat pies

{Hers} his roast chicken and veggie soup…yummm


 {If we could travel anywhere for our honeymoon we would . . .}

"take a month long trip and tour Europe, Italy and eat all the delicious local food, explore to our hearts content and just enjoy life…we are planning a belated honeymoon next year to Asia (Vietnam, Thailand, etc.) where we can live like royalty for like $20 a day."

ummm I am jealous!!!


I mean could they be any cuter??? Love this couple:)

Funny thing . . . we met in person at the Get Hitched Give Hope gala last fall.  I had a package I was donating and she was trying to win it.  She unfortunately didn't win . . . BUT she won my heart! Her, Anthony, my hubby and myself were able to chat over some drinks and get to know each other a little.  They just have this energy about them, it's pretty amazing! Ever since then we've been due for a double date happy hour . . . but we'll wait until after the wedding . . . THIS SATURDAY!!!! Soooooo excited!!!

xoxo
{Simply by Tamara Nicole}
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Sunday, August 18, 2013

{Happy Anniversary Annabelle and Mike!!!}

WOW has it really been a couple weeks since my last post?! That's crazy wedding season for you:) I have been helping with some FREAKING amazing weddings this summer, can't wait to get the professional images to show you!

Today I want to wish my DEAR friends Mike and Annabelle 
a VERY happy 1 year Anniversary! Time flies:) These two were SO fun to work with and get to know, I will never ever forget their wedding:)





Since then we have all become happy hour buddies (along with my hubby aka accountant lol!).  Love these two dearly and wish the a VERY happy marriage.

Check out their wedding (and full vendor credits) featured on Wedding Chicks here:)

CONGRATS!!!

(Photography by the crazy talented Gemmer Photography, who I just worked with last night on a wedding for Arielle and Kevin!!!)

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Friday, August 2, 2013

{Simply Engaged: Kelly & Justin}

Simply Engaged

I am super stoked to give you another peak into my amazing clients.  I am so lucky!
Kelly actually is a friend of another couple that I helped with their wedding
(remember Rachel and Matt???)
SO very glad Rachel gave my info to Kelly.  She is such a fun chic!

 . . .
Here's a little more about the super sweet 


{Kelly & Justin}
. . . 

Wedding Date: December 21st 2013
Wedding Location: Court in the Square


 {How did you two love birds meet?}

      Kelly: "We met through mutual friends in August 2010. We went to the same high school but we ran in different circles and were a grade apart. It took a few years after we graduated high school to actually meet, but 
we've been together ever since!"


{How did Justin propose?}

       Kelly: "Justin proposed in December 2011. It was a picture perfect scene, in the snow along the Wenatchee River in Leavenworth. I knew it was coming for the previous six months, and knew it was happening the entire day before he actually proposed. I even stopped him moments before he started to ask because I got  nervous and needed a few minutes to collect myself!"


{What is your favorite date activity?}

    Justin: "We don't get to do it often, but I love traveling with Kelly! She's planned a few small trips for us and they've been amazing. At home, I can't cook but I love when she gives me cooking lessons."

    Kelly: "Now that the Army is moving us around, I love when we can explore the area we're in. I also love to just veg at home with a good cup o' joe!"


{Favorite part of wedding planning?}

       Kelly: "My favorite part of the planning process has been my trip home to WA when I finally went to the venue we booked months ago! I was so nervous about booking our venue without having been there and just basing everything off of pictures online and talking to a friend of Tamara's who had her wedding there. I was definitely afraid of having buyer's remorse but as soon as I walked inside I knew it was meant to be! My second favorite part has, of course, been the cake tasting! Perfect excuse to binge on cake and not feel bad about it!"

{What is some good wedding planning advice for other couples?}

    Kelly: "What's helped me throughout the planning process...
     1. Focus on what you CAN do and not what you can't do. Seriously, this will save you some heartache!
     2. Don't let anyone rain on your parade! Most everyone will be super excited and happy for you, but there will be those few who might be jealous, think you're being too extravagant, not being extravagant enough, tell you the "right" way to do things, etc. 
To heck with them, it's your day, do it your way!
     3. It's super easy to get caught up in all the details of planning a wedding, but don't forget what follows, a marriage. Try not to get consumed by the fun that is a wedding. Nurture your relationship and keep it a priority over the wedding!"


{Favorites}

{Kelly}
Coffee!
puppies
traveling
Washington
goofing around with Justin
baking
music
reading
spicy food!

{Justin}
Coffee!
Kelly's baking
reading
motorcycles
video games
spending time with Kelly
riding in tanks
history

{Wedding day}

      Justin: "I am most excited to see Kelly walking down the aisle. She's always beautiful, but I know she will be drop-dead gorgeous!"

      Kelly: "I am most excited to see how handsome Justin is all gussied up! I just can't wait for everything! It's been a really long engagement and we can't wait for this day to come and party with friends & family!"


{Favorite meals?}

     Justin: "Every meal Kelly cooks is my favorite meal, seriously!"
     Kelly: "Well.... let's just say that Justin really knows his way around a dishwasher!"



I mean really?? What is more adorable than two people madly in love, preparing for their BIG DAY?! These two are super sweet!!!

SUPER excited for this wedding, will be amazing.

Thanks Kelly & Justin!

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