If you are one of my brides, then you know I get totally obsessed with things, places, people and styles that inspire me. I start dreaming about them and I don't stop until I get to utilize them in one of my events. Inspirations happen on a daily basis for me - grand or small, here are this week's:
CordeValle Resort in San Martin
Photo by one of my favorite people, Deanna Graham
There is something very special about CordeValle and it has nothing to do with it being a 5 star luxury resort or it's ranking of #13 on the list of best places to stay in the US by CondeNast. This place is magical, beautiful and incredibly exclusive - driving past the San Martin exit on HW 101 S, one would never know it even existed.
With a 360 degree view of rolling hills, impeccably kept golf greens and a Michelin starred restaurant, this is the "cream of the crop" for country club weddings.
Oh, and my obsession? It's massive driving range the size of a football field in a remote location - a seriously pristine canvas for any wedding planner.
It's Peony Season
|Photo provided by The Knot|
Peonies are one of my top three favorite flowers and they are only available locally two months of the year - May and June. I am completely obsessed with these massive feather-like floral blossoms until I can't get my hands on them any longer. They come in soft shades of white, ivory, pink and lavender. They are the ULTIMATE wedding must-have for a spring and early summer soiree. Get them, TRUST ME.
Jewelry - Backdrop Necklace
I just LOVE this fashion trend right now. Whether it's with diamonds, pearls or crystals, I think it's so elegant and sophisticated for brides to wear a gorgeous piece of jewelry to help accentuate her back. If you have an amazing backless gown and already have a lot going on in the front, take a risk and add a bit of bling between your shoulder blades.