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…..it 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…..it 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…..it’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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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A sweet moment captured during the ceremony:

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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!

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Sweet Paper Studio also created the gorgeous coordinating placecards:

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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.

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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!!

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

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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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