Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hitched: Janet and Jason

Janet and Jason are such a perfect match; they are both incredibly sweet, gracious, and have great, warm smiles! We had so much fun planning their big day! Their Sunday wedding was perfect; a gorgeously warm and sunny day; a lovely church ceremony, and a funky, chic reception at the Bay View in Point Loma.
Complete with stunning flowers in an incredible SoCal fall color palette (think warm tones, but not too "fall" - gorgeous pink and orange orchids, green hydrangeas, fuchsia roses, and curly willow branches adorned with more orchids!)....Janet and Jason love to play games so we had her uncle paint some amazing signs leading guests towards lawn games, lounging, and cocktails. Scrabble pieces adorned adorable (and scrumptious) cupcakes, and their cake topper (they had a mini cake to cut) was custom made out of their Mii characters for the Wii!
Aren't their Mii cake toppers so cool??

Capiz shell candle holders (hand painted by her uncle as well!) and grass pouches acted as favors and we had an adorable candy buffet for the kids. We had an ultra cool authentic photo booth on the terrace; guests used their photos to post to a guest book with a note (we even took part - it was so much fun!).

Epic Affair created a truly awesome and beautiful same-day edit video that we played after toasts - what fun! Check it out here: http://www.epicaffair.com/janet-jason-wedding.html

Thank you, Janet and Jason, for having us play a role in your big day! Have a great time on your cruise and congratulations!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Halloween table top

I love decorating for Halloween and got a start today by making some scrumptious candied apples; half with chocolate and crushed nuts and the other half with sea salt and milk chocolate. I printed some spooky silhouettes that I found online and placed them on some black frames we already had hanging.

For a fun Halloween party setting be sure to give your guests an assortment of treats (both sweet and savory) like candied apples, assorted nuts, a gourmet cheese platter, cured meats, and other easy to bite crostinis and stationed bites.

Offer alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks like witch's brew (think a dark punch served up in a bowl inside a black cauldron), coffee and tea, and wine/beer and an assortment of drinks guests can serve up easily. Stock standard bar accoutrements like cherries, tonic water, Coke, limes, corkscrews, fun Halloween napkins, and ample ice. Surround the bar and buffet with dry ice to give an eerie effect. Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Last week we participated at the amazing fall launch party for Exquisite Weddings Magazine at the US Grant Hotel and it was a blast! Here are a few photos of the event and also some I took when I recreated our table the next day to showcase the gorgeous floral and paper goods!

I am in love with the hotel's lobby!

Our friends at Isari Flower Studio provided the stunning arrangement; it was romantic, warm, and stunning! Thank you, ladies!

The place settings came from Classic Party Rentals, the champagne pintuck linen from A Perfect Table, and the lovely Jennifer from Simply Posh Design created our amazing (and blinged-out) "celebrate" table card and the chair signs.

Thank you to the team at EW for including us; we had a really great time!


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