Friday, August 28, 2009

will you be my bridesmaid?

I formally asked my girls to be in my wedding by giving them puzzles to put together. The puzzles were unique to each girl and had pictures of us through the years. When they put the pieces together, they saw "will you be my bridesmaid?" or "will you be my maid of honor?" plus a little trip down memory lane. I put the puzzle pieces in cute little bags with name tags.

Can't wait for you to stand by my side next weekend, girls! Email me if you would like tips on creating puzzles for your girls!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Notes to your bridal party are important. Consider checking out tallu-lah's letterpress wedding cards. So cute and perfect for a small note to the special people in your life. You can purchase her cards here. She also has an adorable san fran blog that you should check out!

mustachio for tia

Found this post at 100 layer cake. Check out their mustaches! Tia, shall we wear yours on sept. 5?

mediterranean tabla

photography by tyler boye (more coming soon!)

Provence Catering sponsored the catering of the knot's Knottie Get Together last Thursday night at the Chestnut Club. There was a wonderful turnout of brides and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. We needed last minute menu signs so I came up with this fresh, modern idea! the materials: lemons, cardboard, skewers, and mini round bowls. Had to work with what was available!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

cool jewels

Do it yourself pearl necklace found at style me pretty! The various strands and the combination of different bead sizes and colors make this necklace very unique and stylish. This necklace was used a reception necklace so it could be more fun rather than formal. All the materials were purchased at one of my favorite stores, Michael's!

pretty cups!

This post will be going through the design blogs in the next few days and I thought I would continue the craze because the cups are so beautiful and worthy of the recognition!

Tea cups given as favors at a bridal shower and personalized with a gold pen for each guest.

Fill-in-the-blank notes to give to the bride-to-be.

The packaging is adorable as well. Bridal Favors by Mika 78.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

ten dollar tuesdays

Tree turned me on to these great posts found at Ten Dollar Tuesdays! Cute magnets made by Susy Jack above.

boutonnieres and hairpieces

fun hair piece

fun boutonniere

Find more photos of this fun wedding here at Martha Stewart Weddings: wahoo!

winter white

I found this white leather seashell clutch at and thought it was so cute. I love the layers of the "shells" and the different shades of winter white.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

absolutely amazing

sonya + davey: photographed by max wanger

sonya + davey: photographed by max wanger

sonya + davey: photographed by max wanger

sonya + davey: photographed by max wanger

sonya + davey: photographed by max wanger

sonya + davey: photographed by max wanger

sonya + davey: photographed by max wanger

What a beautiful wedding! (see more here)

kadie's invites

Our hard work paid off! The long-awaited invite to Kadie's wedding finally came in the mail yesterday. I was thrilled to open the envelope and (voila!) see my design inside! The fall colors that she picked look great together. I can't wait for the wedding!

Monday, August 17, 2009

details | wire

I love working with wire. Above are pictures of wire details (table number holders and lettering for the birdcage) that I sculpted for the wedding before they were spray painted white. I have a million do-it-yourself projects going on right now and I love every minute of it!

birdcage | part 3

Finally finished the birdcage! I added ribbons and wire lettering as final touches. More pictures after the wedding...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

marvelous frame

This marvelous frame was given to me by two of my best girls. They used small metal tags hammered with each of our weddings dates on the inside frames. After our weddings, there will be photos of the three of us from each wedding. I love it!! Thank you! I can't wait to hang it!

scroll work

My Aunt Shell made this beautiful cake for my Nana's birthday. Awesome design for the icing! Not only did it look great, it tasted delicious!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

wild flowers

These beautiful flowers were handpicked for my bridal shower! Everything was absolutely gorgeous and I want to thank everyone that had a hand in putting it together. Special thanks to Lisa and Carol for hosting... you guys rock! Can't wait for the big day!

Friday, August 7, 2009


Such a cute dress from Anthropology!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


This is the beautiful DuPortail House located at Chesterbook in Pennsylvania. It is a wonderful setting for indoor and outdoor events accommodating up to 200 people. The grounds are spectacular and the house has a few really adorable features like the birdhouse in the back and the gazebo on the lawn.

Front of the house

Beautiful porch railing

The colors go perfect together.

The back lawn

Tented back area for outdoor events

Cool gazebo... good place to take pictures!

Artistic shot looking from the gazebo

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

white vases

Cool white vases that go with everything from West Elm.

napkin rings

Adorable napkin rings from Martha Stewart Wedding Idea of the Day! Thought I would pass along! Here's the how to:

Napkin Rings

1. Stack four sheets of tissue. Cut a 10-by-5-inch rectangle, going through all layers. Make 3/8-inch-wide accordion folds.

2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, slip over center of tissue, and twist to secure. Trim ends of tissue.

3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.

4. Bend wire into a loop to fit around napkin, and twist end around loop to secure.

Let me know if you make these paper flowers!