“With your love as vast as the sea, your engagement was just meant to be”…

Let them eat cake…

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Or pie, or an ice cream truck and two-bite delights! What you serve for your wedding day dessert can be fun and make a statement of your one-of-a-kind love and personalities. You can always have a sweet 6″ cake top made for the ceremonial cutting and...

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Don’t be afraid to go naked!

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Not only are naked cakes on trend, they save your guests from all that sugar! And, it may even save you some money. There are endless options to make wedding cakes stunningly beautiful and creatively yours without the traditional slathering of butter creme or fondant icing. Naturally, I think of flowers and botanicals but fresh fruits make a yummy and colorful topping. I’ve also seen some seriously impressive ribbons and even a doily pattern with powered sugar to adds vintage vibe. “Think outside the box” of sugar… and invite the creative artistry of your baker to come out and play.  And, that’s a consultation (taste testing) that you should have volunteers to accompany you....

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spring time joys

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come”… (Solomon’s Song) tis true – daffodils,  hyacinth and tulips color the ground. Lily of the Valley, iris and more bulbs are waking up and ready to stretch up towards the sun. My planting has shifted this year to provide even more herbs and succulents for wedding designs. I’ll always have beds of cutting flowers if only for me, the bees and hummingbirds! I also hope it is a better year for our hops (last year was a sorry one) as I’ve booked another “hops & lavender” event at a local farm. Whatever your style or theme, my hope is that you keep it fun. Don’t feel pressured to spend beautiful weekends inside convention center wedding shows; treat yourself to a hike through the foothills and local gardens for inspiration. Happy Spring & Plan it for the...

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Got style?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The word “style” conjures up latest fashion magazines, designer-perfect settings, popular color trends usually following predetermined formulas. But in wedding planning, style is very personal. Letting your personal tastes and interests flow into the planning of your wedding  will unfold your “style” naturally. In other words, let your passions lead the way and your style will follow. Formal weddings follow a myriad of time-honored customs, down to little details. The formal bridal party generally consists of four to twelve attendants: a maid and/or matron of honor and a best man, one usher for every 50 guests, flower girls and a ring bearer. Enlisting the help of a wedding consultant and coordinator for these lavish events makes sense for most couples. Semi-formal weddings relax classic guidelines and tend to be less traditional and more innovative in design choices. The ceremony and reception can take place in a variety of locations, and both are often held at the same place. Informal weddings come in all sizes and settings. While not necessarily less costly, these weddings offer a greater range of flexibility in everything from location to attire to cuisine. Many informal weddings do not feature sit down meals. Tapas, food stations and themed food trucks are gaining popularity. Have fun planning the wedding of your dreams!...

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Wedding Planning – KISS?

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Wedding Planning – KISS?

A wedding “occupies a season all it’s own”.  Starting with the realization that the clock is ticking and you should be making decisions now – or better yet yesterday. SO many appointments and choices: from venue, caterer, florist, photographer, bartender, music…not to mention the guest list and attire. It all can be a dizzy journey… or fabulous and fun count down. (Have you considered a professional planner and day of coordinator? happy to give you a list of referrals- tried and true! ) Sometimes making one decision makes the rest easy-breezy. For example, if you are considering a “green wedding”, the list of prescreened vendors automatically gets cut at least in half. That simplifies a lot of decisions and someone has done your homework for you. You’ll probably never focus more passionately on one single day. Keep the fun in the planning… surround yourself with friends and family that will keep you grounded (and sane) and celebrate each little decision with you! KISS! (“keep it simple...

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What’s your style?

Posted by on Jan 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Will it be the timeless and classic elegance of shades of white?  Or,  wild and enchanting splashes of rich and vivid COLOR to create your wedding day magic? Neutrals have made their way into the forefront and provide a refined femininity. Yet, beach colors are especially fun for outdoor summertime celebrations. Architecture and nature, modern grays and earthy tans, and masculinity and felinity are all opposing elements working together in a balancing act of gorgeous signature events. Structure and lines infused with details of ruffles, drapes and sheen, add new twists to refinement. What color palette will you choose to help create the mood for your dream...

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December Weddings…

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Congratulations! You’re engaged!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Congratulations! You’re engaged!

“With your love as vast as the sea, your engagement was just meant to be”… Now, who do you tell first?! Parents, family, BFF? Always nice to spring the happy news in person, but when you are long distance, Skype or pick up the phone. After everyone close to you knows, the time for telling the rest of the world has come… ie. facebook and tweets to follow. Whether on a mountain top or in a country club,  in a backyard garden or glitzy ballroom, planning a wedding can be over-the-moon exciting… and a whole lot of work. I’ll be sharing new local resources, as well as great trends in green wedding planning. I hope you’ll check in frequently…...

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