Friday, December 11, 2009

San Ysidro Ranch Wedding

If you are in need of any inspiration, please indulge yourself and check out a luscious wedding on SMP today that I had the privilege of working on. Alexandra Kolendrianos coordinated this intimate wedding and images are by Jessica Claire.
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WEDDING PLANNER – Alexandra Kolendrianos / FLORIST – Flowerwild (Kate Holt) / PHOTOGRAPHER – Jessica Claire / HAIR – Sheila Stone / MAKEUP – Stacey Craven / LIGHTING – Bella Vista Designs / VIDEOGRAPHER – Living Cinema / RENTALS – Classic Party Rentals / DRESS – Elizabeth Fillmore (“Odine” Dress) / CAKE – Christine Dahl / INVITATIONS – Tracy Lazaro / VENUE – San Ysidro Ranch / ENTERTAINMENT – Santa Barbara String Quartet / OFFICIANT – Reverend Richard Tobin / LINENS – La Tavola Linens

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Scents of the season

My favorite way to decorate during the holidays is with real greenery. This Rosemary wreath is adorned with miniature Ojai Pixie tangerines and cinnamon sticks. Rosemary represents rememberance , prayer and love. Nice home made gift for someone who may be missing a loved one over the holidays. Smells nice too!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

it was all yellow

had the chance to work on a fabulous La Fete wedding last weekend and wanted to share this fun idea for a truly unique escort card display.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

sad puppy

Bristol post op, we rescued her from a great organization C.A.R.L.

Finally had the lump removed from our little rescued doggy's head yesterday. She looks sad now but will be better soon!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Real Wedding on Style Me Pretty

Really excited to see one of may favorite weddings of the season featured on this blog. Please check it out. Special thanks to the uber talented Alexandra Kolendrianos and Allyson Magda for these stunning shots.
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Thursday, June 4, 2009


Introducing the 2009 Fiesta poster! I think this is one of my favorites.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Honey . . . I Do

Just finished up with these heavenly favours for a wedding tomorrow. They are from a new venture, Porfavour, which partners with local growers and farmers to provide organic high quality products. Heavenly Honey

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Queen of Hearts

As of May 11, the new postal rate is .44¢ for a first class stamp and new stamp designs have been released. I thought these were fun since when doubled up they face each other!
Available here

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Wedding Stamp

The new wedding stamp will debut sometime around May 11th (after the postal rate increase) and comes with a coordinating stamp for the response envelope, too! Nice alternative to, especially if you are looking to save a little. Who isn't?

The 2009 Wedding Cake stamp is being issued at the two-ounce mailing rate in order to accommodate the heavier weight of an invitation. In addition, the price covers other mailings such as oversize cards or small gifts that require extra postage. The stamp depicts a three-tier wedding cake topped with white flowers, their green stems and leaves a delightful contrast to the cake’s creamy white frosting. The cake was photographed by RenĂ©e Comet of Washington, DC.

Leaf Silhouette Custom Portrait

available on etsy

Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Funnies

I know they are silly but sometimes it's necessary.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Photo Lanterns

Just found these on Decor 8. Such a simple project with stunning results. Check out the full tutorial here

Friday, March 20, 2009

Welcome Packets

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One of the things I truly enjoy the most about working with Santa Barbara brides, is being able to accommodate their special and unique requests when planning a large event in the area. Together with the bride and Wedding Coordinator Alexandra Kolendrianos, we design and assemble these custom packets, which will ensure that all of your out-of-town guests make the most of their stay in the area. (For example ..... List of recommended restaurants, activities, wineries, maps) These packets are also a nice way to include invitations to other events, like the rehearsal dinner or newlywed brunch.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Midori Spring Savings

Take 20% off selected items until the end of the month.

These also work well as Escorts

These are handy as favour bags and are available in other patterns, Midori
Sweet little purses are perfect for a flower girl and there is one to match any dress. Please feel free to contact me for pricing on any of these items.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ethical Diamonds

For those of you that love diamonds but are concerned with the way in which they are mined, please check out, Igloo Diamonds of Canada. I have worked with a few clients that purchased their Engagement diamonds from them and had them set locally.

Igloo Diamonds mission is to offer an ethical alternative to the existing diamond product and purchase process, by selling diamonds that can be acquired with the clearest of conscience, offer a moving and rewarding experience to the buyer and recipient, and, as importantly, better the world.

To that end, we sell only clearly clean origin Canadian diamonds, cut to perfection under highest labour standards, all GIA and AGS graded, and have them also clear, each, a designated plot in a minefield in Mozambique, all, in conformity with fair trade principles and while playing an active ethical role in the world.

This we achieve through the allocation of close to one half their gross profit to the cause.

Friday, February 27, 2009

You shouldn't have but I am glad you did

Special thank you to Joy Proctor of Joy De Vivre for her kind words on her blog

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Bride and Groom-February Issue

Thrilled to have multiple contributions in this 'Style File' layout in their latest issue.

Friday, January 30, 2009

you say its your birthday.....its my birthday too, yeah

Vegas baby, my hubby is taking me to see the 'LOVE' tonite for my birthday.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.