Tuesday, December 30, 2008

You + Me

Check out this artistic interpretation of what love between “you and me” looks like. The vision grew from the inspiration of a couple carving their initials into a tree or telephone pole. The original work of art poster was part of a summer music series and installation at MoMA and is now available in silkscreened prints in two color palettes. Makes a great and affordable housewarming gift for the new nesters...

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Mariah Nicole

Check out this incredible shoot shared with us by Mariah Nicole Makeup and Hair Artistry...what a chic organic bride-to-be.Photos by Meghan Aileen Photography.

And congrats to Mariah for placing in the Fox LA Hot List for the second year in a row! Way to go!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone!! Wishing you a wonderful holiday spent with family (and new family).

Please enjoy a few bridal bar pink inspired holiday decorations from the folks at Martha Stewart.And a special gift from Paperwink for all those just engaged gals! 10% off your order of invitation suites. Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Purple Must Be In!

Here's another fabulously purple fete designed and produced by the very talented (and cool) Mary Sushinski of Occasions. The venue used to be a church - they removed the pews and now it's an amazing event space!Photos by Micaela Bensko Photography.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Martha Gives Gift (Wrap)

Martha Stewart is giving all of us something unique this holiday season...free, downloadable gift wrap! How fab is this? Runs right out of your home or office printer and your packages can look like they popped out of the pages of Martha. We heart her :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bridal Bar Gift Guide

This holiday, don't forget to get your maids something special for all their hard work and friendship. Just a few of our totally affordable favs from this season...

How about a sweet pair of Lollipop Juicy Couture Undies?
Now a wine stopper may not be a one of a kind gift, but Juicy made our Christmas list twice this year with this Juicy Couture Brass Diamond Ring Wine Stopper. Now that's a new spin on an old favorite!
The animal print movement is back and what better way to re-join the jungle than with these Giraffe Products at Weddingish.
How about a yummy peace offering with this Chocolate Peace Sign Box?
And so your vendors can always hunt down your girls, Calling Cards by Paperwink.
Or a little bling for your bridesmaids with Tejani's Bridesmaid Bangle Collection.
To keep your gals on track with all their wedding must-dos, give them the gift of organization with this Planner.
For the wedding obsessed, give Unbridaled, the coffee table book by Swarovski featuring everything crystalized in the wedding world.
How about a lipstick that's not your average lipstick? This Lipstick Queen creates a sheer look on your lips much like stockings on your legs. With a bit of just-been-kissed plumper, you'll be under the mistletoe in no time!
And just about anything from our fav candle company, Voluspa. It's so amazing to see such incredible and truly deserving people (the owners and founders) not only create something so wonderful and succeed at it, but find love (with one another) in the process. These products really are lovely!Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Peacock Makes A New Appearance

Photo by Docuvitae

The peacock feather is making a comeback. We've recently spotted the lovely little feathers all over town again and it's about time. The bold and beautiful statements are ready to wear in the traditional palette and now in died colors of muted browns and taupe. Any way you pluck it, the peacock feather is back!From a Monique Lhuillier runway finale gown to the feather adorned invitations by Paper Olive, feathers are fabulous!And an old favorite, the feathered wedding cake, peacock favors, and fan - wedding designed by the equally fab Oh, How Charming! by Lisa Vorce.Will you flock to this trend?

Friday, December 12, 2008

Engage 09: Something Blue

That's right, if you're a wedding professional, then you MUST know about this! Engage 08 is gearing up for Engage 09: Something Blue (website coming soon). What is that? It's a "high-impact wedding business symposium" that everyone in the biz should attend at least once! This time the gals have planned a three day summit in Grand Cayman!! Hear from the best in the biz like Darcy Miller (editorial director of Martha), Preston Bailey, the original cake diva - Sylvia Weinstock, Randy Fenoli (fashion director of Kleinfeld), and so many more (including us!) With group sessions, breakout meetings, island parties, and humm...oh yes, and lots of swag - this is THE place to be next June! Plan ahead, cause it's not cheap (but then again, anything worth buying isn't). The attendance is limited and passes are available for purchase on Feb. 2nd so alert your blackberries!

Oh, and you know when wedding pros get together, they do it right; so come rough it with us at the fabulous Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman where the event is being held. Tough job, but somebody has got to do it.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Purple, Plum, Lavender...

Just wanted to show you a few quick pics of this stunning wedding. Chameleon Chair shared this one with us and we just love the colors, the lighting, and especially the lampshades! But best yet, this couple got married at The Entourage Estate! Only in Hollywood...Photography by: Claire Barrett Photography

Monday, December 08, 2008

Grass got you down in the dirt?

If you're hosting or attending an outdoor ceremony, chances are you've thought long and hard about what heels to wear that won't get you stuck in the mud. Well, fear grass no more with these fabulous little heel platforms. Clear in color to vanish into the grass, or glammed up with a bit of bling to accentuate your look, gals no longer have to worry about walking on eggshells thanks to Belle Divine. Could this change your walk down the aisle?

Friday, December 05, 2008

Colin Cowie Comes to Get Married

Get Married has just announced that event and lifestyle style guru Colin Cowie is the new host of the show! OMG so excited to work with him and see all the brilliance that he shares with the audience. The season starts Jan. 5th so you can bet that this office will up early to see his big debut! Colin will also be sharing his new book, Wedding Chic, blogging, chatting with brides, and who knows what else! Can't wait! It doesn't get much better than this...

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Lyndsey Hamilton Events

Lyndsey Hamilton Events is the latest and greatest event planning firm to land in Southern California. With oodles of experience on the East Coast, we love her New England charm meets Santa Barbara style. Take a look at a recent event at the beautiful Bacara Resort that the gals from LHE did...

Photographs by Aaron Delesie Photography.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Luxe Life Holiday Shopping Event

This Sunday, get your holiday shopping done at a discount at the annual Luxe Life Event.

The Luxe Life presents this day of Beauty, Shopping and Spa to benefit March of Dimes.

* Find discounts on brands such as Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstengerg, Tori Burch, Splendid, Juicy, Ritmo Mundo, T-Bags, Catherine Malandrino, Trina Turk, Anna Sui, Issa London, Max & Co., Norma Kamali , Ed Hardy, and more! Vendors will include women, mens and children’s clothing and accessories.
* Indulge in mini beauty treatments, including makeup applications, eyelash extensions, mini-massages by The Spa at Equinox Century City, hair styling by Cush Salon and spray tanning for face, neck and decolette by Infinity Sun (First come, first serve.Limit 1 mini-treatment per guest)
* Consult with plastic surgeon to the stars, Dr. David Sayeh, M.D, F.A,C.S, on facial fillers and anti-aging options
* Book a full body or facial treatment with your at Equinox Spa and $25 will be applied to the price of your treatment! (Treatment to be booked directly with The Spa at Equinox Century City).
* Sip on delicious cocktails and chocolates
* Receive a fabulous SWAG bag as a thank you for being a guest at the party.

The scoop on where, when, and how:

The Spa at Equinox Century City
10220 Constellation Blvd
Century City ,CA

Valet Parking $5 (or free 3 hour parking across street at Westfield Plaza)

Sunday December 7, 2008
1pm - 5pm

Luxe Shopper and Beauty: $25 (includes access to event, beauty treatments, cocktails, SWAG bag)

Gift Bag Available for first 350 attendees.

Luxe Shopper: $12 (entrance to shopping, cocktails only, gift bag not included)

At The Door: $35 (does not include gift bag, beauty treatments not guaranteed)

Hope to see you there!