Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday Purseday & Things that make me Smile

Happy Thursday Purseday!  My pick of the week is this amazing Fleur Amour clutch from JCrew.  Maybe it's the name, maybe it's the color, maybe it's simply because it's J.Crew, but I just adore this bag.  I think it would be perfect to throw over your shoulder and jazz up any everyday t-shirt & jeans outfit or carry as a clutch out at night.

I know this is kind of random, but for some reason it struck me that I needed to have a post with a few fun things that I love and always make me smile ...

Popcorn... mix that with another thing I love (weddings) and get Popcorn Bars at Weddings!! By far my favorite snack, I could eat popcorn everyday.  I love the idea of a gourmet popcorn bar, fun & yummy!

Fabric Garlands by HankandHunt...  so soft and pretty, the fancy cream muslin is just too fun & fabulous and would add that special something different any party or event!

And if the garlands weren't great enough - the new mini party pack = love!

Lilly Pulitzer; anything.  Who says Lilly is just for summer?  Always brings a smile to my face and brightens my day.  Just plain fun & prep.

Manicures & Pedicures with Essie Ballet Slippers; don't get them nearly enough but every time I do I leave feeling so much happier and always question why I don't go treat myself more often...

Because it is my favorite time of year... 

(but really, anything Starbucks will do)

And because I couldn't help myself... anything Rustic Chic...  like this gorgeous wedding on SMP!

P.S. I think (hope) it goes without saying that Dan, my friends, & family are the number one thing that make me smile but if I had pictures of them on here then this post would be miles long! 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cake Pink & White

With less than a month to go until the wedding the details are in overdrive; an important one of which is our cake design!  I keep coming back to a simple off-white & blush toned cake...


But I also adore a simple cake with some natural details...

Cake 3

Or a combination of the two... simple meets floral...

Cake 2

Which is your favorite?  Any suggestions??

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jewelry Love: Claudia Endler Designs

A wedding is a memorable event for all of those involved; especially your bridesmaids.  You choose to surround yourself with your closest ladies on your big day, relying on their assistance, love, and support to help you throughout the day, and often the months before.  So how do you repay them for such a job?  Might I suggest a memorable gift such as a keepsake piece of jewelry from Claudia Endler Designs; her “Infinitely modern” designs are both stunning and timeless.  Any piece from the CED collection or the MODEUX collection by Claudia Endler Designs is sure to be treasured and passed down for the years to come.  A few of my favorite selections…

 Alone or stacked, this bracelet makes a subtle statement. 

An 18k white gold beauty which speaks for itself.

From the MODEUX collection

Simply gorgeous and versatile enough to be worn day or night.

I just cannot get enough of this one!

I think that what stands out most about all of the items in the CED collection is the striking simplicity about them.  From the designer;  “I use the power of proportion, attention to detail, and the omission of the non-essential elements to bring each piece to its minimum and purest form.” Claudia Endler. Each piece is individually crafted with the greatest attention to detail making it an exquisite gift.  

Oh, and brides, there is also something for you; CED has a gorgeous bridal collection as well! 

Simple, Timeless, & Chic!

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Burlap-filled Vintage Wedding

Featured on Georgia's fabulous UK  blog Before the Big Day this wedding, photographed by Peter Buncombe, is all things Rustic, Vintage, Wedding fun!  A stone walled barn, bunting, and burlap table linens make it so much fun for the eyes!

I LOVE those chairs... and these trinkets are so wonderfully fun!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Bouquet

Love the trailing greens on this cascading bouquet...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Williams- Sonoma Giveaway: We Have a Winner!

By random selection, the winner of our "The Moment I knew..." $150 Williams-Sonoma Giftcard Giveaway is Amber who shared her moment:

"Oh my gosh, this would be amazing to win! Loved your beautiful story. I knew he was the one for me when I suddenly realized that when he said my name it made my heart flutter with joy and happiness. When he said my name it sounded like beautiful music and bells ringing ;) It sounded magically coming from the lips of my love." 

Congratulations Amber - I know you've had your eye on that mixer! I will be in touch shortly to exchange details!  :)   Happy Saturday & THANK YOU to everyone who entered!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Weddings Filled Weekend & Friday Love

Happy Friday everyone!  Dan and I are heading to Massachusetts this weekend for this lovely couple's wedding!!  Cannot wait to celebrate with them!

I also wanted to say a big CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Jacin over at She Said Yes who is also getting married this weekend!  It has been so much fun reading along on your wedding planning journey!

And finally... because I think I clicked back to look at this GORGEOUS wedding featured on WeddingChicks about 5 times today - just cannot get over the table and those burlap napkin ties.

   Gorgeously captured by Acres of Hope Photography.

 What are your weekend plans??

**Remember today is your last day to enter the $150 Williams-Sonoma giftcard Giveaway! Click here! **

Thursday, September 23, 2010

30 Days to Go!

And I am absolutely, positively, the most excited I have ever been about anything - EVER - in my life!  (Can only imagine how much more this excitement will grow by the day!)  30 days from today this will be us!

My little photo montage all made up of images from the Saltwater Farm Vineyard website.

Thursday Purseday: Longchamp

Today I had to feature my FAVORITE bags... the Longchamp Le Pliage series.  I carry one of these bags in some way shape or form (and color - navy, tan, or black) 360 out of 365 days of the year.  Since this is my go-to, I just knew I had to share it with all of you!

And (for those of you not familiar with the bag) they fold up to these teeny tiny pouches for ease of storage & travelling!  LOVE it!

Buy at longchamp or Nordstrom

p.s. Remember to enter the W.S. $150 gift card giveaway!!! 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Birthday

To a very special woman who adds so much sparkle to this world... my Mom!!!

Love you! xo

Suprise! It's an Engagement Shoot

Sent from Kaylan Photography this couple didn't know that they would be having a mini-engagement photo session until about 5 minutes before the shoot!  A close friend threw the lovely couple, Katie & Austin, a "Fiesta" themed wedding shower.  As soon as they walked in they were handed a gift bag... opening it to find a frame with no picture but a note that said: "Reserved for your Engagement Photo!"  Kaylan immediately grabbed the surprised couple and took them outside for some photos.  (What a great gift, right?!) An as if that wasn't enough a beautiful sunset surprised them too! This shoot is obviously one filled with happy love - congratulations to the beautiful couple!

(just look at those smiles!)

and this ring! !

and it looks like this must have been some party! 


Enjoy every moment of your engagement Katie & Austin - it flies by!

p.s. Engaged couples remember to share your "the moment I knew" story & enter to win a $150 Williams-Sonoma gift card!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hana Floral Design & Boutique

As I have mentioned numerous times, I simply adore every single one of our wedding vendors/partners (can I please call them friends?) who are all working to make our big day everything my little mind has dreamed of and more. Today I wanted to give you a proper introduction to another member of our "dream team" - Yumiko & her crew over at Hana Floral Design & Boutique.  I will be completely honest and say that at the onset of our planning I did not think flowers would play a large role in our wedding;  I was a simple margarita daisy taste kind of girl... until I met Yumiko.  In addition to being enthusiastic & sweet as can be she is absolutely positively crazy talented and "got" my vision from day one.  I could not go one more minute without featuring some of her work her... so here you go - enjoy!

A wedding feature, from bouquets to tables...

and a few of my favorite bouquets & arrangements...

I always LOVE these shots... but am afraid I'd love the bouquets too much and be afraid they'd get damaged!

All of these fabulous photographs by the crazy-talented  Maggie Conley Photography.

p.s. If any of this looks familiar to you it's probably because you've seen it featured on Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormand, or in Brides - I told you she is amazing!!! For more beauty go take a look at her blog!

p.p.s. Remember to enter to win the $150 Williams-Sonoma giftcard here!