Royal Navy Inspiration

Beautiful photos just in by the talented and very fun photographer, Scott Groller! Amanda & Kirk pulled their wedding inspiration from a true passion: the British Navy! And the California Yacht Club was the perfect venue to celebrate their special day! The bride & groom took on some key creative projects… They created a movie poster style Save The Date which we later turned into an actual poster for guests to sign day-of. They designed a very personal coat of arms that represented their family union as one; this logo that became their signature on their programs and the guest favors: engraved pilsner glasses. Each table had a different floral and artifact grouping such as colored vintage vases, brass jars, containers, candles, and the like… executed by our wonderful floral designer, Gretchen of Flower Power LA! The tables were named after real ships and Kirk designed ship table names! Their attire was adorned with special family heirlooms including tux cufflinks made from Kirk’s grandfather’s WWII Naval uniform! Loved the ship bells the guests rang in the church upon announcing Kirk & Amanda husband & wife! And beyond the signature design details was the amazing wedding experience Dave Burns and his Cover 2 Cover Music band created, along with special appearances by Kirk, his parents and Amanda’s brother- truly a talented bunch! Enjoy their signature wedding…



Color Trend: Yellow + Purple

With Spring in our near future, yellow and purple color combination provides a chic, fresh wedding look. Working with the lighter shades of the colors allows you to play with a vintage flair. Using the bolder hues gives you more of a modern feel. Which shades will you chose?

Photo Credits:
boutonnieres: 100layercake.com <http://100layercake.com>
lantern decor: socalledbridetobe.blogspot.com <http://socalledbridetobe.blogspot.com>
lilac dress: by heidi ryder via 100layercake.com <http://100layercake.com>
bouquet: stylemepretty.com <http://stylemepretty.com>
champagne: everlytrue.tumblr.com <http://everlytrue.tumblr.com>
yellow table decor: 100layercake.com <http://100layercake.com>
straws: by Hazelnut Photography via stylemepretty.com <http://stylemepretty.com>
succulents: by Gia Canali Photography via stylemepretty.com <http://stylemepretty.com>
bow: mustloveweddings.com <http://mustloveweddings.com>
cupcake: by Emily Heizer Photography via whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com <http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com>
yellow ampersand: by mathieu photography via etsy.com/shop/OldNewAgain <http://etsy.com/shop/OldNewAgain>
invitation: www.zazzle.com/pippiphooraywedding <http://www.zazzle.com/pippiphooraywedding>
lemonade: ilovewildfox.com <http://ilovewildfox.com>
ice cream: Corrie Cond for Marie Claire via dustjacketattic.blogspot.com <http://dustjacketattic.blogspot.com>
individual desserts: karaspartyideas.com <http://karaspartyideas.com



Happy New Year! Feliz Ano Nuevo!

Time to put your finishing touches on your New Years Eve party plans! 24 karat gold is always hot…add some bling or black and you’re ready to kick off the new year in style! Here’s some fun ideas to get you in the glitzy, glamorous spirit! Cheers to an amazing 2012!

Photo credits:
Lanterns by Yang Tee Mon
Glasses by Sweet Tea Photography
Candle backdrop by Estera Events
Shoes by citified.blogspot.com
Bouquet by Martha Stewart Weddings
Cake from Style Me Pretty
Tabletop by Aruna B. Photography
Firework photo by Beautiful Day Photography
Invitations by JWD Paperie on etsy.com
Dessert by Amber Carson Events



For All You Vino Lovers!

If drinking wine is your common passion, consider sprinkling a wine theme into your event. Both red and white wine bottles make for perfect vases or taper candle holders. Wine barrels can be used as tables in the cocktail area, as the cake or dessert table, or to create a vintage-rustic looking lounge. Wine corks are fun label or place card holders. And cherish your favorite wine bottle by having guests sign it. Next time you indulge in a bottle of wine, you may want to save it for your next soiree!

Photo credits:
cupcake sign holder: by Nissa Nicole Photography via mywedding.com
wine bottle arrangements: by Sonny Sbranti via hostessblog.com
table decor: yourweddingsupport.blogspot.com
barrel cocktail tables: by Hendrickson Photography Weddings via apaperproposal.com
grape cake: livinthesimplelife.wordpress.com
wine guest book: eventsbychrissie.com