Archive for February, 2009

All right, Mrs. Hazel, I’m ready for my closeup…

For those of you who don’t already know of Jordana Hazel, please run, don’t walk , to her website, Hazelnut Photography.  She is one of those people that you can’t help but just puffy heart, because she is hilarious, positive, and just real…..she just makes all those around her giddy and happy.  More importantly, she is ridiculously talented!!  She just gets behind the camera and is able to find the pretty in everything and everyone, and you can just tell that this girl was born to shoot. 

So, when it came down to choosing someone to help me with some headshots for my upcoming website relaunch, it wasn’t even a question…….I immediately dialed up my friend Jordana.    There is nothing better than getting to spend a few hours with someone so fun, and getting stuff done!!

Here are a couple of her shots of me, that I think are just….awesome.  Awesome to the 10th power.



And, although I think I look a little nutso when I laugh…….this shot is proof of why I love Jordy.  She cracks me up THIS much…..and I have to say, I don’t hand out a guffaw like this very easily:


Please visit her blog for more of the shots we captured that day, along with more of her captivating work!


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I heart JCrew!

I puffy heart JCrew…..they always come out with the most adorable bridesmaids’ dresses that don’t scream “BRIDESMAID”, and come in a good range of colors.   Below are some of my newest favorites!

The Sydney dress:


The Twist Tank dress:


The Halter Sangle dress:


And, my absolute fave….the Penelope dress, I am obsessed with the elegance and regal feel of the high collar!

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Beacoup and Wedding Paper Divas Giveaway winner!!

And the winner is…<insert drum roll here>… reader Meghann, who is having a gorgeous Texan wedding, potentially full of Butterfly lace stationary and BBQ sauce favors!  Congrats to you Megahann!

Thank you to all participants and please look out for new giveaways to come soon!!

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Last chance to win $200 in gift certificates!!

Today is your last chance to enter to win $100 in gift certificates to Wedding Paper Divas AND $100 to Beau-coup.  Click here  for the original post for all of the rules and info…..we will be choosing a winner at random at 5pm PST today!!

Good luck everyone!!

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Paper Source’s Wedding Event is back!!

Paper Source’s complimentary wedding event/workshop is BACK and scheduled for Saturday, February 21 at all of their locations!!  I went to this  event last year at South Coast Plaza and had alot of fun, I highly recommend stopping by your local Paper Source and getting some wedding stationary inspiration!!


The schedule of events for the workshop is as follows:

11:30 am – Announcing the Big Day
12:45 pm – Inspired Invitations
2:00 pm – Tasteful Tabletop Décor

 You can also fill out this raffle ticket and bring it with you to the event to be included in their raffle!  No need to RSVP, just show up and enjoy!


Also, for those Marthas at heart, they have a smaller, more intensive workshop (class is limited to 15 people) where they will assist you in creating some samples of invites, favors, escort cards, etc.  The March 5 workshops have sold out at most Southern California locations (except Beverly Hills and Thousand Oaks), but they still have March 19 workshops available!  Click here to register for this $35 workshop….the $35 is worth it for the champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries alone!!

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Giveaway from Beaucoup and Wedding Paper Divas!!!

Time for another giveaway, faithful readers!!   This is your opportunity to win a $100 gift certificate to Wedding Paper Divas AND a $100 gift certificate to Beau-coup!!

I adore events with a cohesive look….. whether it be a feel, colors, or a theme that is woven throughout every aspect of the day.   For example, you can kick off the feel of your wedding by sending your guests an invite that invokes a “warm and fuzzy” feel right off the bat, like this lovebird invite from Wedding Paper Divas:



And pairing it with a sweet coordinating favor, like this one from Beaucoup Wedding Favors


 So, here are the rules for the giveaway:

1. Visit Wedding Paper Divas and select your favorite wedding invitation that evokes your idea of your unique wedding.  Click on “Save in Favorites” which can be found on the bottom of the invite’s description.

2) Visit Beau-coup Wedding Favors and select a favor that best corresponds to your idea of your unique wedding.  Once you’ve decided on one, subscribe to the Beau-coup newsletter.

3. Come back here and leave a comment (with product links) on what you’ve chosen and why.

We will be selecting ONE winner at random next Friday, February 13th, so be sure to enter before then!!  You can enter as many times as you like, but you can only win once (even if you’ve won the contest on another blog or website).  Please make sure to include your email address in your comment if it is not part of your blogger profile.

Winner will be responsible for the full purchase price of any items that fall outside of contest winnings, and gift certificates will be mailed following the successful completion of the contest.

Good luck everyone!!

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