Monday, January 31, 2011
I had so much fun with this theme - we had a snowman that met you at the front door, painted snow resting on our window panes (let me tell you how fun spray snow is! I hit every window in the house and am a professional snow sprayer), mini snow flakes greeted you every which way, from the bathroom mirror to along the hall and falling from the chandelier.
The color palette we worked with was silver, navy blue, light blue and white. Favors for the little ones were light blue mittens wrapped in snowy paper and tied with snowman name tags. Older kids received snowman "take-out" boxes that had fun striped finger-less gloves hidden inside.
The cupcakes were by Glass Slipper Gourmet and were to die for. I personally ate 5, and no they weren't the small cupcakes. One of my clients hired them for their wedding and for me it was love at first bite. I was so excited Kelly was able to make these little cupcakes for Em's big day. Em is allergic to dairy so Kelly was amazing and made her a special angel food cake with non dairy frosting so she could partake in the fun.
The birthday girl rocked a sweet little navy sweater with embroidered snowflakes from Janie and Jack and the little snowflake hair clip was made by the mom of her BFF Callie Jo.
Have a fabulous week!
Photo source: Trisha Dean
Friday, January 28, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The mini calla lily! I am in love with this flower. When I was looking for flowers for my own bridal bouquet, I stumbled upon bunches of these at my Trader Joe's. It was love at first sight. They are extremely easy to work with and since I was making my own bouquet…the simpler, the better. With their long, slender stems, lack of thorns and leaves, colorful blooms and ombré-like quality…I knew I had found “the one”.
I love how architectural mini calla lilies are. They are the perfect combination of feminine and pretty, without being too frou-frou (yep, that’s an adjective in my world). This makes them great for bouquets because they stand straight, don’t have much of a fragrant quality, and you don’t have to worry about any pollen or stamen staining your dress (it’s pretty tucked in there). Plus, they are sturdy. Petals tend not to shed, and they don't easily wilt.
Here are some facts: Mini calla lilies come in white, lavender, purple, pink, red, peach, orange, yellow, green and can even be dyed. They are available year-round, don’t cost an arm and a leg, and last for about 4-8 days.
They even work for an elegant yet masculine boutonniere! The first photo is my Maid of Honor with flowers I purchased at Trader Joe's, the other photos are from a wedding I designed and planned in October of 2010. The bride wanted a very natural, lush and organic feel for her plum colored florals. I LOVE the effect of the berries and branches and I think the mini callas are simply stunning!
Photo sources: Photo by Shaughn Crawford, Florals by Christy, Photo by Nicole Goddard with flowers by Anne Mendenhall, Photo by Trisha Dean flowers by Anne Mendenhall
Monday, January 24, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Okay, are the boutonnieres to die for or what!? So darn cute.
Here are my fav finds for the week!
Another barn, another long romantic sigh
100 Layer Cake
Down by the winter sea shore
Love in Wine Country
The Inspired Bride
Stitches for you
Oh So Beautiful Paper
Who doesn't need a gorgeous bag?
Shop Holly Scott
Have a fab weekend!
Photo source: Heather P. Moore Photography
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Trisha and I met while getting our wedding planning certification from Cal State East Bay. I am happy to be part of Trisha’s team and my goal with blogging is to give readers a good idea of my aesthetic, my background and my personality. I find a lot of wedding blogs to be ‘fluffy’ and I’m not that kind of gal…I know my blog posts will be opinionated but informative, and I will draw from a lot of my personal experiences.
For example, I got married when I was 6 months pregnant. By then, I had already been working as a planner for another SF company. I planned my own wedding, complete with “Shotgun Wedding” DIY invitations, in about 7 weeks, with a budget of $10,000. In San Francisco. Labor Day Weekend. My background, education and experience made it all possible. I can honestly say that planning my own wedding, having the knowledge from working in the industry, and under the special circumstances I had at the time, have made me an incredibly well-rounded and confident planner for other people. I’m ready to take on the world with enthusiasm and experience! I absolutely believe that weddings are a heightened experience and I treat the planning and execution as such. I never forget that a person has so few times in their life when all their loved ones gather in one space to celebrate and support them. Weddings are rare and sentimental events in a person’s life and I love helping to create them for the couples I work with.
So…that’s a summary of me, I guess. I am excited about sharing with you through this blogging endeavor and I will “talk” to you soon!
Photo source: Shaugn Photography
Monday, January 17, 2011
Trisha Dean Events is THRILLED to welcome on another full time planner! Things are hopping over here and 2011 is looking like a fab year so I am beyond happy that Christy has officially decided to join my little company and help me grow. We've had fun dreaming up all of the wonderful ideas we have in store for you this year. She will be posting on the blog and sharing her witty sense of humor, her fab sense of style and her ridiculously helpful wedding tips with all you brides and grooms out there. You can learn all about her this Wednesday when her first post goes live!
Ok, I am off to download photos from Em's party and will post them soon so you all can see what fun we had with our snow themed birthday.
Photo source: Misti Layne