17

Apr

Creative Classes Popping Up Everywhere

Botanicals courtesy of Pottery BarnSpring arrives and it seems like there are so many creative class options available. So many are applicable for the “DIY” Bride who is looking to save costs, roll up their sleeves, and let their creativity flow. Check out some of the local classes available:
– The Art of Botanical Arranging- April 26 at The Pottery Barn, Santa Monica (Receive 10% off the items featured in the class)
– Floral classes taught by one of my fabulous and talented florist, Dawn Hansen, of Lavendar Hill. Her class schedule is posted on her website (http://flowerdiyvas.com/HuntingtonBeach.aspx) and are located in Huntington Beach. The next class will be on April 21st entitled, “The Fun Stuff” Introductory Workshop.
– This last workshop was referenced on one of my favorite photographer’s website (jessicaclaire.net), and it’s another DIY class offered by Grey Likes Weddings, on Sunday, May 31st in the OC.  This one includes champagne!!!  (http://greylikesweddings.wordpress.com/diy-workshop/)
Advanced registration is required for all of the classes so plan ahead to ensure your spot! I’d love to hear feedback from those who took the classes.

19

Mar

Salud! Cheers!

Photo courtesy of rosangel.com

A signature cocktail is a perfect way to extend your wedding color and theme (with a personalized drink name)…and a detail guests are sure to enjoy! But how about creating a signature shot instead! What about a TEQUILA SHOT! Too blah? What if it were PINK??? Look no futher… Centenario is rolling out their new tequila, “Rosangel” (www.rosangel.com)…and as the name suggests, it is PINK! It is truly tequila, but infused with a subtle sweet flavor of Hibiscus flowers, giving it it’s pink flair! Talk about easy. One pour and there you have it- a signature shot that is personalized and tasty!

05

Mar

GLAM Gifts for Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids deserve a little attention, especially since they’ve been supporting you on your wedding planning journey and will be by your side on your wedding day! Here are some funky gifts you can give them as a “thank you”… they’re sure to revel in their sparkle and style!  And hopefully make them smile! Check out the fun jewelry by Tarina Tarantino (www.tarinatarantino.com) and the new Hello Kitty Kouture line by MAC Cosmetics (www.maccosmetics.com). And while you’re at it, why not look into accessorizing your gown with something from the Tarina’s bridal collection…Photos courtesy of Tarina Tarantino & MACPhotos courtesy of Tarina Tarantino & MAC

17

Feb

Signature Photo Idea: Ready to be flirty and have fun?

How fun would it be to pose for a day as a glamorous pin up model?  This signature photo makes an original and sexy wedding gift to give your future husband! Or how about spending a fun day with your bridesmaids getting all dolled up “retro-style” for a photo shoot???

Photo courtesy of Ambitious Misfit
Photo courtesy of Ambitious Misfit

Frame the photo as a way to thank your bridesmaids for being in your wedding… a memento they are sure to cherish for many years to come! Planning a vintage-inspired wedding? Consider retro-looking engagement shots and set the tone of your wedding by using the photos to create vintage Save The Date postcards!
Photographer Collette leverages her exceptional talent and brings to life beautiful, creative, vintage photos that will leave you feeling like a star! Check out Ambitious Misfit (www.ambitiousmisfit.com) for more details. Let her know A Signature Wedding sent you!