Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bridesmaid's Event

photo by ryel j
Hey all!  The White Dress is having a Bridesmaid's Lounge event this weekend and jesi haack weddings will be there to share wisdom and insight into the latest wedding trends and non-trends :)  Melody from Sweet and Saucy will be there as well, sharing her decadent sweets with all of the brides and their bridesmaids.  Stop by The White Dress, have a glass of champagne, pop a cake ball, and try on some of the most amazing bridal dresses available!

Fun Shoot

I have to share the amazing work of my friends.  We put together a super fun photo shoot a while back with The White Dress.  The amazing Ryelj was the mastermind behind the lens.  The ever so fashionably edgy Nicole Deanne was the artist behind the hair and makeup.  And we must not forget the breathtaking bouquets from JL Designs.  Everything looked amazing and the models were expensive, but totally worth it!  

Monday, April 27, 2009

Our day after (or 5 years after) shoot with AHS!

I just wanted to give a MAD shout out to our friends AHS Photography for doing such a RIDICULOUS job on this super fun shoot! They are doing some really exciting things in their business that they will be sharing soon, so stay tuned! AND, the super FLY bouquet I was holding is from the ever so sought after Carissa, from JL Designs. I love all of my talent filled vendors that I have the privilege to work with!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I was chatting with Megan from Classic Party Rentals and Courtney from Joyful Weddings and Events today and we were discussing all things China. The dishes, not the country....I am in LOVE with the idea of mismatched china. How fun would it be to cruise around to all kinds of thrift stores and pick out every style of china, place them ever so gently on your table, and not worry about matching? And it will look AMAZING! Bloomingdale's offers a Set Your Table tool to help you registry for mismatched china, how easy is that? Here are a few pieces that I am obsessed with right now. Enjoy!

Casa Sugar

Daily Mail
Country Living
Tree Hugger

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

cute jewelry for a good cause!

You must check out these cute little treasures! Venessa creates the most beautiful jewelry for a more beautiful cause. She is raising money to fund her trip to India this summer to work in an orphanage and to serve at a "Home for the Dying", a leper home in India. Also, check out her blog to see her most recent creations and inspirations. I seriously LOVE this blog, it is the sweetest thing! HopeVenessa also creates the most adorable shirts! Check them out!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Congratulations to The White Dress!

Our favorite bridal boutique, The White Dress, won Best Wedding Dresses in Orange County by Fox LA News! Check out this article in Fox LA's Hotlist! When our gorgeous friends at The White Dress heard that Fox News was sending a team out to their store to get some footage they asked us to whip up a little piece of decor to brighten up the shop. One of my favorite florists, Carissa with JL Designs gave me some inspiration for this baby, even though she didn't know it!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fun Favors

Let's think about this. Do you really need to spend extra money on that personalized shot glass that will go in your strange uncle's liquor cabinet? There ARE ways to personalize your wedding favor without being wasteful or tacky. So many party favors are discarded, not taken, or shoved in the back of a cabinet to never be looked at again. At one time I was completely jaded by wedding favors and even went so far as to guide my brides away from using them at all. Now I realize how creative and clever one can get with their wedding favor ideas. It can be a great way to incorporate personality and charming detail into your overall experience and at the same time ensure that your guests will remember your day (with out having to look at a champagne glass with someone else's name and wedding date on it). I was inspired to today to share some ideas that I have seen that epitomize the "Fun Favor" concept:

Anything edible always goes over well, and is a fun treat to eat now or later!
photo by Ryel J

Incorporating a family tradition with a homemade jam is a heartwarming treat for any guest.
Photo by AHS Photography

An oil lamp candle is a unique expression of the bride and groom's style.
photo by SilverBox Photographers

These precious little herb plants will keep the memory of your wedding alive long after your big day!
photo by Jamee Photography

My favorite, an eco-friendly favor: a reusable shopping bag. Love it!
photo by Leo Patrone Photography