Posted on April 29, 2011

Our love story continues…

Stay tuned for Water for Elephants: Part 4 on the blog tomorrow! I’d like to thank all of the wonderful and talented vendors who helped to make this photo shoot so amazing!

PHOTOGRAPHER:  Marilyn Nakazato

VENUE: Orange Empire Railway Museum

EVENT STYLIST & WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Miss Tashina

WARDROBE STYLIST: Heather Skelton

JEWELRY: Jenny Dayco

HAT: Sweet Evie

FLORALS: Ambiance Designs

COORDINATOR: A Classic Touch Events

HAIR/MAKEUP: Nicole Valentine

VINTAGE RENTALS: POWWOW

RENTALS: Premier Party & Tent Rentals

PAPERGOODS: Copper Willow Paper Studio

CALLIGRAPHY: Jill Velez Calligraphy

CAKE TRUFFLE FAVORS: Velvet Rope Bake Shop

DESSERT BAR: Summit Events Catering

COTTON CANDY: Tasty Clouds Cotton Candy Company

CAKE: Tasteful Cakes

VIDEOGRAPHY: Rustic Red Studio

MODELS: Harrison Muncaster and Kaylie Renee Wilson





Posted on April 27, 2011

Part 2, as promised! Our love story continues…

Stay tuned for Water for Elephants: Part 3 on the blog tomorrow! I’d like to thank all of the wonderful and talented vendors who helped to make this photo shoot so amazing!

PHOTOGRAPHER:  Marilyn Nakazato

VENUE: Orange Empire Railway Museum

EVENT STYLIST & WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Miss Tashina

WARDROBE STYLIST: Heather Skelton

JEWELRY: Jenny Dayco

HAT: Sweet Evie

FLORALS: Ambiance Designs

COORDINATOR: A Classic Touch Events

HAIR/MAKEUP: Nicole Valentine

VINTAGE RENTALS: POWWOW

RENTALS: Premier Party & Tent Rentals

PAPERGOODS: Copper Willow Paper Studio

CALLIGRAPHY: Jill Velez Calligraphy

CAKE TRUFFLE FAVORS: Velvet Rope Bake Shop

DESSERT BAR: Summit Events Catering

COTTON CANDY: Tasty Clouds Cotton Candy Company

CAKE: Tasteful Cakes

VIDEOGRAPHY: Rustic Red Studio

MODELS: Harrison Muncaster and Kaylie Renee Wilson





Posted on April 26, 2011

The Water for Elephants photo shoot was inspired by the novel by Sara Gruen. The story is about circus life during the Great Depression. While the story is romantic; circus life was far from easy. Our protagonist, Jacob Jankowski, (played by Harrison Muncaster) loses his parents in a car accident a week before his veterinary exams at Cornell. Distraught and penniless, he froze up at his exams, walked out and ended up on a circus train.

It was there that he met and fell in love with Marlena (played by Kaylie Renee Wilson). The photo shoot we created represents how we imagined Jacob and Marlena’s wedding would be. The Orange Empire Railway Museum was the perfect venue for this collaboration. Check out these amazing photos by Marilyn Nakazato and be sure to see the Water for Elephants movie, starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson, in theaters now!

Be sure to stay tuned for Water for Elephants: Part 2 on the blog tomorrow! I’d like to thank all of the wonderful and talented vendors who helped to make this photo shoot so amazing!

PHOTOGRAPHER:  Marilyn Nakazato

VENUE: Orange Empire Railway Museum

EVENT STYLIST & WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Miss Tashina

WARDROBE STYLIST: Heather Skelton

JEWELRY: Jenny Dayco

HAT: Sweet Evie

FLORALS: Ambiance Designs

COORDINATOR: A Classic Touch Events

HAIR/MAKEUP: Nicole Valentine

VINTAGE RENTALS: POWWOW

RENTALS: Premier Party & Tent Rentals

PAPERGOODS: Copper Willow Paper Studio

CALLIGRAPHY: Jill Velez Calligraphy

CAKE TRUFFLE FAVORS: Velvet Rope Bake Shop

DESSERT BAR: Summit Events Catering

COTTON CANDY: Tasty Clouds Cotton Candy Company

CAKE: Tasteful Cakes

VIDEOGRAPHY: Rustic Red Studio

MODELS: Harrison Muncaster and Kaylie Renee Wilson





Posted on April 22, 2011

1. The British Royal Family’s Gold State Coach

2. Ambiance Designs Bridal Bouquet

3. Bijoux Heart Earrings

4. Monique Lhuillier Ivory/Gold Metallic Dress

5. Vintage Vase Set

6. Gold Cross Cufflinks

7. Alexander McQueen Pumps

8. Gold Regency Chair

9. Haviland “Laque de Chine”

10. L’Objet Key Candle

11. Michael Kors Watch





Posted on April 14, 2011

It was such a pleasure working with Lisa and Jonathan! Their great personalities made it a joy to bring their clear vision to reality. When a bride and groom have a vision and total faith in you, it just makes the whole process so gratifying.

We were recommended by Cean One Photography and Kate Foster at the Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club. This spontaneous introduction led to a positive experience for everyone. We wish Lisa and Jonathan a long and happy life together!

Photos by Cean One Photography.





Posted on April 7, 2011

I was so excited to be a part of Michelle & Jerald’s wedding, held at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside. For over a century, world leaders and celebrities (like screen legend Bette Davis), have married or honeymooned at this beautiful and historic hotel.

The colors were chocolate brown and hot pink. I had so much fun designing the flowers! Preparing for a wedding with 280 guests is not easy, but it sure was fun working with the amazing coordinator Annette Hoegner of A Classic Touch Events and Cean One Photography. Michelle and Jerald are so in love and their daughter was the maid of honor! Check out these lovely photos…

Vendors:

Coordinator: Annette Hoegner of A Classic Touch Events

Photographer: Cean One

Videographer: J&M Entertainment

Music: DJ J&M Entertainment

Hair Dresser and Make-up Artist: Flawless Faces

Tux Rental: Bo D Tuxedo

Florist: Ambiance Designs

Bakery: Casey’s Cupcakes

Harpist: Kelly O’Bannon

Oxygen Bar: Air Heads





Posted on April 1, 2011

Deciding on the perfect look for your wedding can sometimes feel like running through a thistle patch. Fear no more! I’m here to help you weed through the confusion. There are some fun and simple things you can do to dig deep, find your inner style and let it blossom.

First, take one new file folder out of your desk and label it: Things I LOVE. When it comes to finding your style, listen to your instincts. Peruse bridal magazines and blogs like Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style. You know you love to look at them anyway, so whenever you come across something that makes your heart flutter, rip it out (or print it) and pop it in the folder. It could be a color, a flower, a dress, a piece of jewelry, anything.

Your style inspiration doesn’t have to come from a magazine or blog. Snap pictures of things you love while you’re out and about. You might stroll by the perfect flower and not know it’s name. The amazing Louboutin’s standing in front of you at Starbucks could be the seed of inspiration for your wedding.

Walking into a meeting with a portfolio of ideas will give your designer a clear understanding of your style. If you’re still not sure about the look you want for your big day, there are various styles I would suggest based on your personality, clothing, attitude and current trends. Maybe you’ll fall in love with one of these…

Pure Romance

Traditional Elegance

Contemporary Glamour

Bohemian Chic

Photos by The Studios of Joseph Guidi and Cean One Photography.







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