Friday, July 31, 2009

Happy Anniversary, Stephanie and Coby!

I must say that traveling and events put me a bit behind with blogging! But I wanted to mention that this time last year we were prepping for Stephanie and Coby's big day!

We had some stellar wedding artists on board (when do we not?!); Frank Ross Photography captured some amazing photos; they really are some of our all-time favorites! With the lovely Wendy Morgan of Ravenna Bloom and Ravishing Radish Catering on hand, the wedding details were perfect!
From the fabulous dinner to the dueling pianos, the soft color palette of butter, sage, and lavender, and the weather; the entire day was gorgeous.
Happy Anniversary!

Wonderful thank you note

Nick and I are lucky to have some pretty awesome clients. This thank you note comes from Renee and Alex who were married in June:

Dear Nick and Aleah,
I don't even know where to start...thank you, thank you, thank you!! Truly, I don't know how we could have had such a 'perfect' wedding without you both. From the planning of our big day to the day or events, we were never stressed about where to go, what to do, etc.; isn't that an oxymoron when planning your dream wedding with 250+ guests?! But it's true, you both took care of every last detail to ensure that our wedding day was as relaxed, fun, and memorable as possible. We are so grateful to have met you both and will recommend your services to EVERYONE! I wish I could say more to express our gratitude, but thanks again!
With love, Alex and Renee

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Birthday Bash

We were just in Seattle for several fun events; one was an incredibly fun 60th birthday bash!

Good times were had by all, thanks in large part to the Po' Boys Band who jammed well into the night!
Catering was provided by Dream City, and fun table names by Izzy Girl (our partner in the Good Life Collection) spotlighting the guest of honor's many "hats" centered each table. We went with a casual tropical theme; which was evident through the bamboo chairs, hurricanes filled with sand, and shells and driftwood. A very Happy Birthday!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Fun Find: Seagrass Candles

There is a lovely company out of Port Townsend, WA that we met up with during our events last week called Seagrass. They produce 100% soy wax and plant-derived essential oil candles that smell amazing! I mean really amazing and fresh! They sent me home with three and I can't get enough!

They can customize labels, colors, and scents for your wedding or event to create the perfect match. Seagrass candles also make the perfect hostess or birthday gift! Everything from their packaging to the colors and setup at the Farmer's Market I attended are so coastal and pretty! Check out the photos of some of their colors:

Contact info: seagrass@giraffe8.com or contact us for personalized ordering information: info@goodlifeevents.net

Monday, July 13, 2009

Special Announcement: the Good Life Collection by Izzy Girl is here!

We are so excited to announce our designer collection of paper goods! We've collaborated with the incredibly talented Izzy Girl to create chic and contemporary invitation suites and personalized stationery. Check out the Collection here or copy and paste this link if you're having trouble: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27793965

Of all people, we know how daunting it can be to select colors, fonts, and styles that all match your wedding, and know how quickly all of the accoutrements can add up. We thought it was time to offer our clients and other brides and grooms to-be (as well as those wanting designer stationery) designer wedding suites at a fraction of the cost. Check out our designs and email us if you'd like to order or want to chat about your wedding designs or personal stationery.

We have birthday cards and other fun stationery in the works so we'll keep you posted!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Nomination: Channel 10 A-List!

We are proud to announce that we are nominated for Channel 10's A-List under best planners!
Please take a moment to click here and vote for us!

We appreciate your continued support!
Cheers, Aleah + Nick

Monday, July 6, 2009

Wedding Artist Spotlight: Llanes Photography

Nick and I have a duty to locate amazing and fun wedding vendors, or artists as we like to call them. Last month I met up with the super sweet Jenny Llanes - she and her husband own and operate Llanes Weddings and Llanes Photography in LA.

I love this one!
Talk about chic and fun; their style is outstanding!
I wanted to share some photos with you but check out their site: http://www.llanesweddings.com/ or their blog: http://llanesweddings.blogspot.com/ for more!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Easy Entertaining: 4th of July

The 4th of July is upon us! *(Click on photos to enlarge)
While summer is in full swing, many mark this weekend as the official start of summer! So with that we mapped out a super fun and delicious 4th of July backyard plan! *Click on the photos to enlarge
Table setting: the 4th should be all about ease and simplicity, so utilize red, white, and blue in your napkins and glassware to add punches of color. Go easy with the decor - here we used large dinner napkins and folded them into thirds, splayed across each plate. The take home favor is a cute silver shell decor ball - purchase from any craft store and spray with silver spray paint (great to use for any holiday).

We made the paper "flags" a little differently, with navy stars to stand out. How to: create a word document and insert several long, rectangular text boxes horizonally. Fill in with red paint. Create as many stripes as you like; do the same with a fresh document; here we insterted star shapes that we made navy. Print out the pages and cut to size - we created 7" x 9" flags. Attach to a ribbon or twine using double-sided tape. Use any excess for some fun curly-q pieces by taking long, thin strips of red paper and winding them tightly around a pencil. Toss on the table for some added pop of color.

Food: So easy and delicious (and all-American!); grilled flank steak sandwiches with aoili: Marinate steak (for 2 hours) in sea salt, pepper, and olive oil and grill 1/4 lb. of steak per guest. Thinly slice the steak, grill up an onion and garnish on top of the steak. Prepare ciabatta rolls with a spread of aoili; wrap the sandwich in white butcher paper and cinch with cute red-and-white striped twine. Pair with red potato salad, some grilled corn sprinkled with cayenne pepper and sea salt and a fun drink and you're good to go!

Drink: Here we have a vodka lemonade spritzer (feel free to omit the alcohol); 1 cup of fresh lemonade or Italian sparkling soda, 1/2 cup of good vodka, ice as needed.
Prepare: fill an 8 oz. glass 1/2 way to the top with ice; pour in about 2 oz. of lemonade, 1 oz. of vodka, and top with club soda for fizz. Garnish with a candied lemon peel or a rosemary sprig.
Have a Happy and safe 4th of July!


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