30

Dec

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

21

Dec

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

13

Dec

Winter Wonderland or Vintage Wonderland?

This holiday season….get inspired by the always beautiful, romantic white winter wonderland, filled with a splash of bling and snowflake embellishments…OR…go with the vintage wonderland feel…including aged or textured silver vases combined with rustic natural elements including pine cones, twigs, manzanita and tree branches. Spruce it up with some fur…purrr!!!

Winter Wonderland…

Photograph credits clockwise:
Tabletop by Koyalwholesale.com
Cupcake tower by zsasabellagio.blogspot.com
Babysbreath vases by pacific weddings.com
Candy buffet showcased on June Berry Lane

Vintage Wonderland…

Photography credits clockwise:
tree favors: marthastewartweddings.com
candle decor.by Untamed Heart Photography.thedailyveil.blogspot.com
Fur muffs by Viera Photographics on Style Me Pretty
White vases in simple arrangements on marthastewart.com
Vintage tabletop by Souder Photography on ashleybrideguide.com
Pinecone bouquets by rusticweddingchic.com
Manzanita branch centerpiece on weddingbee.com

08

Dec

Thanksgiving- Come and Gone

Why is it that the holidays pass by with a blink of an eye?  So much preparation and then just a few hours to enjoy and experience the moment.  (Just like a wedding!!!)  At least with cooking a 22lb. turkey this year, it helped extend our celebration a few more hours!  Here are some of the signature details from our Thanksgiving…we went with a traditional vintage inspired theme: