Archive for January, 2009

Pillow talk…of the wedding variety

I recently came across Sarah Lansdale’s pillows on a recent blog entry on Bride’s Cafe and fell in puffy heart love.   She is the creator of these amazingly charming hand-sewn pillows that you can customize to match your wedding’s colors and feel.  Peeking at this crate full of beautiful creations just puts a smile on my face!! (all pictures below are property of Sarah Lansdale)



I’m a sucker for anything pintuck, but the addition of this sweet contrasting velvet bow is just too perfect!!



For the girl that likes a little bling….a pillow with a sparkly monogram accent:



This delicate pillow brings on a wave of nostalgia… reminds me of a vintage handkerchief:



Her attention to the details of each pillow is just incredible!



And lastly, my favorite of the bunch, a delightful butter yellow number, covered in the most gorgeous lace!   I may be forced to buy this pillow just for kicks!


Contact Sarah Lansdale directly via her website to order your own custom piece!


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(re) Meet Ashley Rose!!

Do you remember this fabulous face?  (photo shot by the ever-amazing Amy and Aaron from AHS Photography)


It’s Ashley Rose, one of my 2008 brides, turned fabulous friend, who I simply adore for her amazing style and utter adorableness!!   I am really inspired by her recent photography work… is SO apparant that this gal finally found her passion.  It is as if she was born to have a camera in her hands!   She is a true up-and-coming rockstar in the photography biz, so keep her on your radar!!

Her photos can be found on her blog, along with tons of fab style and party planning dish…’s a daily must-read for me, and I’m sure it will be for you as well!

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**Tiffany and James**

I am so excited to kick off my 2009 blog entries with a bang!!   Thank you to Michael Hedden from Evoke Photography (to whom I entrusted my own wedding photography) who, as always, captured the most amazing, breath-taking shots of this beautiful wedding!

Tiffany approached me back in 2007 about her October wedding.   She told me the run-down of their wedding day would entail three separate ceremonies: a Chinese Tea Ceremony, a Western ceremony, and a Korean ceremony, followed by a 10-course Chinese banquet reception.   She wanted to make sure that all of the aspects of both of their cultures would be represented, and I was up for the challenge!  Below are some of my favorite shots of their spectacular day:

Michael caught Tiffany at her brother’s house, right after she was finally camera ready in her uber-chic Melissa Sweet gown……and created this amazing Vogue moment.  I ADORE this shot!!



Tiffany’s gorgeous bridesmaids  hanging out on the bridge, awaiting the ceremony, at the Earl Burns Miller Japenese Garden at Cal State Long Beach:



A closer look at their orchid and calla lily bouquets, done by the ever-fabulous Flower Allie!



James, the groom, and his groomsmen, having a VERY Reservoir Dogs moment!



The bride and groom having an adorable moment in the garden’s bamboo, right before the ceremony:



The beautiful fan programs that hung from each guest’s chair, were created by Phyllis Wong at Sweet Paper Studio:



A sweet moment captured during the ceremony:



After the garden ceremony, Tiffany and James changed into their hanbok, and had their traditional Korean ceremony.   I remember them catching ALOT of chestnuts, so the Mins will be seeing a very full house in the future!



Sweet Paper Studio also created the gorgeous coordinating placecards:



The bright and vibrant centerpieces, created by Flower Allie,  were beautiful long stems of orange James Storie orchids shooting out of a long vase that was illuminated by an LED light.  They were further accented by the uplighting and pinspotting that Tiffany had opted to have in her reception room.



Instead of traditional favors, Tiffany opted to do an ever-popular candy bar in her coordinated wedding colors.    It was a HUGE hit, I don’t think there was an ounce of sugar left by the end of the reception…..but people definitely still left room for the cake!!




And finally, a shot of the fun energy that they created during their reception…..they were dancing machines!!



Keep an eye on Evoke’s blog to see more fab pictures of this fun wedding!

Tiffany and James – It was honestly such a pleasure to be a part of your wedding day, I can’t wait to see you both at Phong’s wedding in June!! 

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