Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lindsay & Phil

What a lovely is a peek at their fabulous Capitol Park Ceremony and Galleria reception in June. This couple was so much fun and their families were so supportive and loving. I truly enjoyed working with them to create this fantastic wedding, full of tradition, yet with a kick of color. We can't wait to see the rest of the photos by Sam at Sharpe Photographers.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Ring details

Jazz up a traditional ring pillow...make something custom or add ribbon, fresh flowers or jewels to something you find. Don't forget to add your fake rings!

Friday, July 24, 2009

It's Shopping Time!

I just received a fabulous coupon from World Market and wanted to share - 2 for 1 on all Soaps, Jewelry, and much more. One of my PEP wedding directors, Jordan, headed right over and bought 12 bars of my favorite South of France - Rosemary Mint Soap. I love it so much. The mint just wakes you up in the morning...and you know I'm not much of a morning person so I need every little boost I can get. Happy Shopping this weekend!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

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Lovely Time at Granite Bay

Tonight I attended a networking mixer at Granite Bay Golf Club for local wedding planners. It was a wonderful evening starting with cheese fondue and a fun "get to know" each other game, made especially for those in the industry. We then had a fabulous dinner outside on the lovely patio. This is one of my favorite groups to hang with; we are all in competition with each other, but there is such camaraderie and a sisterhood that it's always fun. We finished the evening with a wonderful wine tasting and dessert presentation by a Riedel wine glass rep. It was fascinating that a scientist actually designed the glassware to maximize the taste of a wine...and it actually does taste better out of a Riedel glass.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Flower girl or junior bridesmaid

I am always asked questions about the flowergirl position. You do not have to have a flower girl in your wedding, but if you'd like one they can be any age. We find they are typically 3 - 9 years old. If you'd like to include a girl that seems (or feels) to big/old to be a flower girl, you can make her a junior bridesmaid. The jr. bridesmaid would typically wear a dress similar to the bridesmaids, possibly the same color, while the flowergirl will typically wear a dress that matches the bride, white or ivory, possibly with a sash or flowers to compliment the maids dresses! Have fun with is your wedding!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Bright Touch

Most of you know that I am a huge fan of lighting. Theatrical Lighting can actually help to create a mood during a ceremony or reception. I'm also a huge fan of decorative lighting. I've collected almost every color of Chinese lantern and I've done monochromatic looks to rainbow and Chinatown looks. The hanging Chinese lantern can actually make a room feel more intimate and bring a ceiling down so you don't feel like you are in a gymnasium!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hot Summer Nights

We are upon the Sacramento heat wave…so consider your guests and setup a self-serve water station. This can be done easily and beautifully with an Italian Glass Dispenser (available at the local rental stores) and fresh citrus fruit. If you are out at a park or somewhere that glassware isn't easy, use galvanized tubs or planters filled with bottled water and ice. Put a few ribbons around the handles and they will be color coordinated with your wedding.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Best Friend

This is your day and it’s important to have your best friend by your side. There is no need to put the groom’s female friends with the bridesmaids when she can be a “Groomsgal” or a “Best Gal”. Also, for the bride, why not a "Man of Honor" or a "Bridesguy".

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Sparkling Affair

End the evening with some excitement…sparklers are a very fun, cost effective idea. We like the 20” sparklers from Make sure that your venue will allow them before making the purchase.