Sunday, March 20, 2011

Soolip Fashion Show Favs by Marina Morrison

Marina Morrison brought it today at Soolip Wedding SF. The dresses were stunning and I loved all the wonderful hair designs.

Lots of great vendors here. If you missed out on the inaugural Soolip SF, definitely come next year.

Here are some of my favorite dresses from the fashion show:

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Earth Conscious Celebrating - Garden Kit Wedding Favors

If you're an avid reader of my BLOG, then you know that I am a big advocate of green wedding practices - food, flowers and FAVORS.

I found this great idea of creating beautiful garden growing kits when I was doing research on how to incorporate Olive tree seedlings into my clients' wedding favors for their Italian Family inspired wedding this fall. I absolutely love this favor idea as it can be completely customized to match your wedding decor by using fabric that resembles your theme with the inclusion any types of seeds found under the sun. Love, love, LOVE!

Steps in Creative a Garden Wedding Kit
Fill small terracotta pot with biodynamic soil. Biodynamic farming and gardening is both a sustainable, restorative and unified approach to agriculture that relates the ecology of the earth-organism to that of the entire cosmos. To read more about biodynamics, visit

Cover soil-filled pot with a decorative square-piece of paper. Secure with piece of raffia. You may also use ribbons and twines.

Place covered pot in a cellophane bag along with a decorative packet of seeds. We created our own by sourcing mini lavender envelopes, and incorporating charming hand-drawn leaf illustrations by artist Elizabeth Hubbell.

 Write a letter of love and gratitude to your friends and family who will be joining you for your wedding celebration.

 Include planting directions on the inside of your card.

 Cinch the cellophane bag with piece of raffia, tying the hole-punched card along with it.

Those who helped make this Couple's Garden initiative possible.

Friday, March 18, 2011

StyleMePretty Cover Feature - Our Fall Holman Ranch Wedding

Our fall wedding at Holman Ranch from last October was a cover feature in this week's StyleMePretty! What a compliment to say the least! As one of my most favorite wedding blogs online today, it's wonderful to be recognized for our work since these ladies see the best of the best in weddings all over the country. Thanks Abby and Erin!

See the entire write-up here and view the beautiful image gallery.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Bridal Style - Stepping Away from Tradition (just a touch)

Who said breaking the rules can't be fun?

Every bride knows that her dress is THE main focal point of the wedding and IT is what sets her decor theme into action. Why not step out of the traditional box and be bold by using colors, textures and patterns? It's your day, isn't it?

Every season I fall in love with so many bridal gowns fabulous designers showcase on the runway, both traditional and non-traditional, that it's impossible for me to favor one way or the other. Weddings encompass fashion in every sense of the word so when it comes to bridal style, there are no "rights" and no "wrongs". Celebrities such as Gwen Stefani and Sarah Jessica Parker embraced this philosophy and went against the traditional grain by wearing gowns by designers that were unconventional and colorful. It's your day and don't be afraid to break a little tradition when it comes to style. All you got to do is "own it"!

Here are a few of my favorite rule breaking bridal gowns out this season:

Pleated Fantasy Gown by BHLDN

Zinnia Gown by BHLDN

Trumpeted Pavot Gown by BHLDN

Pastel by Monique Lhuillier

Felicity by Vera Wang

Style #RK289 by Romona Kaveza
Style #RK229 by Romona Kaveza

Look #18 by Oscar de la Renta