Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
On the subject of recession weddings, Dorothy Hatchel, a fabulous wedding & event photographer, has organized the Bay Area's first budget bridal bash on August 30 in Fremont, CA. Here are the details:
Come play for a day in bridal bliss! Enjoy:
- Chocolate tastings
- Cake tastings
- Get your makeup done
- Boogie down with our DJ
- Try on dresses
- Learn about wedding music
At the end of the day walk away with your wedding planned and money still in your hand!
Where:Wedding Gown Superstore, 40480 Al Brae Street,Fremont, CA 94538
RSVP: Include your name and wedding date to firstname.lastname@example.org
You will automatically be entered into the raffle drawing. You must be present to win.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I love this arrangement by morganiscool on Flickr. It'd pair nicely with my Vera table linen idea from an earlier post.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
When I saw Magnolia Photo Booth Co listed on the Renegade Craft Fair vendor list, I visited the site and asked for a quote to see if renting MPB would fall within our budget. Again, we're on a $10,000 budget and we're picking and choosing what is important to us: to have fun and make the event memorable! I was impressed with MPB's props (wooden mustaches on a stick, Viking helmet, etc), crisp photo quality finish (see above) and all the other extras, such as a full time attendant for the 4 hour rental, photo hosting for a year, DVD of all images and photo album of all images. For $1,300 that's not too bad. The owner, Peter Tower, also told me he could work with our budget, so I really appreciated that! Thank you, Magnolia! :)
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
[Cakespy's Original Mini Watercolor They called it Cuppie Love]
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
See how-to on 100 Layer Cake. Download stencil here.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Here are some great cakes featuring real flowers I found on Flickr. The first 2 come from Short Street Cakes in Asheville, North Carolina.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Also, Well-Rehearsed is accepting RSVPs for their complimentary champagne reception and fashion presentation on July 25. The soiree will take place at the Neiman Marcus in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. RSVP here today!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
My dear friends, Samantha and Aileen, provided me today's bit of inspiration which I'm calling "Into the Woods" (one of my favorite musicals pre-Wicked, by the way!).
The first comes from Intimate Weddings and took place in our backyard across the Bay: Stern Grove. How precious are these miniature California disaster centerpieces and name cards? See more here.
And last but not least is a how-to on making the rustic cake stand pictured at the top. You'll need the following materials and if you need step-by-step instructions, click here:
- A Cross-Cut Wood Plaque (round or oval)
- A Cross-Section of a Tree Limb (Make sure the top and bottom are parallel)
- Titebond Ultimate Wood Glue (or a similar extra strong wood glue)
- A Large Wood Clamp
Finally, one plug for Yelp. I've used it lately to read reviews of vendors who are based near my venue. I figure I could probably get away with paying less travel fees if I didn't have to have my makeup artist come from San Francisco or San Jose and instead come to me in Sausalito from Mill Valley. And even better, many of the vendors are offering discounts! Use Yelp with caution (i.e., the East Bay Express breaking news on allegations of extortion) -- it's wise to reserve a bit of skepticism.
Friday, July 3, 2009
[$10 - Eco Friendly Key Fob & Coffee Sleeve]
[$18 Filigree And The Wassabi Chrysanthemum Ring With Sage Green Beaded Pouch - this comes in 33 colors]
[$22.40 - Splash Earrings - Aqua Quartz, Peridot and Citrine - 14K Gold Filled]
[$29 - Short & Sassy Ruffled Apron]