Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wedding Style - Rain, Rain, Come This Way!

Hello Wednesday! It was my birthday last week and having an April birthday usually means a few drops of water on my special day, so I thought I would dedicate today’s post to April and her BFF: Rain!

Rain on a wedding day is the stuff of song lyrics and bridal nightmares. It’s said to be lucky and if you blog-surf, it seems to be even trendy these days! With the endless parade of adorable wellies (or galoshes, as we call them in my house) and colorful umbrellas, I’m wondering if some couples are actually hoping FOR rain!

I once saw a play in LA, 2004 I think, and the stage was set to look like a tall forest. The treetops were all made from different patterned green umbrellas, upside down, forming a beautiful canopy. I never forgot that set and I think a canopy of upside down umbrellas, covering a tent ceiling, allowing light to shine through in places, would be awesome! Now I just need my rain-loving future clients to call!

Here are some of my favorites…from the seemingly impractical shoe known as the “rain flat” to some whimsical and creative hanging umbrellas (these were found at The Venetian in Las Vegas!).

Next month, May flowers of course!


Photo sources: clockwise from left to right,,, Favors and Flowers, J.Crew,, Orange Girl Photographs, It's a Jaime Thing

Monday, April 25, 2011

Wedding Decor - Contemporary Neutrals

My all time favorite trend this spring is neutrals! I must admit my excitement is partially based on the fact that my wardrobe is literally all shades of neutrals, specked with a few prints and pops of color. The best thing about this palette is that it can easily be an updated classic. Mixing and matching different shades of neutrals like beige, ecru, and khaki and adding hints of metallic elements makes muted colors fresh and new. Hope you enjoy this inspiration board evoking the trend I'm calling "Contemporary Neutrals". Don't you just love the unexpected blue soles of those studded heels?

Colors: Taupe, Khaki, Ivory and everything in between

Elements: Rich fabrics, Metallic details



Photo Sources:

Top row: Martha Stewart Wedding, Style Me Pretty, Trendhunter, Middle row: Stitches on 8th, Robert Mc Nary Photography via Style Me Pretty, Bottom row: La Maison Reid via Potato Boutique, The Brides Guide via Martha Stewart Wedding, Not Your Ordinary Bride

Monday, April 18, 2011

Wedding Decor - Another Amazing Barn

Hello hello! I had the fabulous pleasure of working with Mary McHenry this weekend and in our chats throughout the day, she let me know of this amazing place, a barn in fact, in Petaluma that was an amazing, amazing venue. I took a quick peek over at her blog and fell head over heels in love with Chileno Valley Ranch.

Head over to Style Me Pretty to see this wedding in all it's gorgeous glory shot by the talented Mary!

Photo source: Mary McHenry

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fav Finds + Flower Friday - The Little Branch

Happy Friday Friends! I have a special treat for you from those amazing gals Annie and Meg at The Little Branch. Wait until you see these boutonnieres! Rustic, super cute and very unique. I am thrilled that they sweetly thought to send them my way to share with you! LOVE! I can't get enough of the burlap wraps for the bouquets and fabulous mason jars, vases of all sizes and colors! This wedding was last week over at Orcutt's Ranch down south - what a gorgeous and cost friendly place to have your wedding. Okay, now for the flowers! PS trying to get exactly what the bouts are made of, and will update once I hear from them!

You love them right?! How could you not?!!

Great links from this week:

One of the hippest invites EVER - a record player? Awesome!
Green Wedding Shoes

Pretty n' Punk
The Sweetest Occasion

Embrace the Stripe!
La Tavola Linens

Hello dress!!
The Inspired Bride

Forget desserts, bring on the potatoes! A spud bar!
Somewhere Splendid

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wedding Style - Little Boy Prep

I have been on the look for a cute little outfit for my son to wear to a wedding we are attending in Virginia this June. Joe will be 17 months then, and I want him to wear a bowtie…and I would love to find a tie in the same pattern for my husband to rock. I might take my needs to a fabulous seller on Etsy…but for now, I am just searching for inspiration. The wedding is at a vineyard in Leesburg…I’m envisioning my boys in their preppy best. Here are some of my toddler-boy-wedding-fashion-finds:

J. Crew - Crewcuts

And two of my very favorite ring bearers from Style Me Pretty!



Photo sources: J.Crew (tie), Strasburg Children (vest), Janie and Jack (shoes, hat and pants), via Style Me Pretty Jessica Johnston Photography and Orchard Cove Photography.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Another Fabulous New Face!

Hi friends! I want to introduce another fab friend that Christy and I have made and are so excited to bring her on board to Trisha Dean Events! She is our wonderful and talented intern, Erin! And I will let her take away her very first post on the Adore blog!

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Hi everyone!

My name is Erin and I'm absolutely thrilled to be a part of Trisha Dean Events and Adore. I am somewhat new to the blogging world and so far, I love it. My passion for design, presentation, and working with people has led me to where I am now – entering the world of event planning. I received my degree in Landscape Design from UC Berkeley almost a year ago (it seems like yesterday!) and I'm so lucky to be pursuing what I love. If I had to describe my style in one word it would be feminine with a mix of classic and vintage. I am so excited to share my ideas and be inspired by all things weddings and design!



P.S. Look for my first inspiration board this week - it super pretty with all sorts of amazing neutrals for spring!

Photo source: Classic Party Rentals Open House, Erin and Christy having a darn good time.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Fav Finds + Flower Friday - Church Street Flowers

Happy Friday! Last weekend we did the most adorable wedding at the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts and we worked with an amazing team of vendors - one of which was Church Street Flowers. We went over to their site to take a peek around and found a gorgeous bouquet and an adorable boutonniere! Their team was amazing to work with and the flowers for our bride were to die for!

Here are the fav finds of the week!

The bird is the word
The Inspired Bride

Made me smile!
Eat Drink Chic

A gorg Napa Wedding
The Bride's Cafe

You NEED to check out these modern flowers!
Elizabeth Anne Designs

Pour some sugar on me!
The Ritzy Bee

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wedding Decor - Eat Drink Chic: New Blog Love!

I must admit, Wednesday Readers, this week’s post is a bit random. I’ve been experiencing a little bloggers-block this week. I blame it on the 80 degree weather in San Francisco. I was inspired by the sun, the frozen yogurt, the long days at the park with my son…and I would sit at my computer at night, ready to delve into the blogosphere, open to my usual effortless brilliance…and…nothing!

Tonight, though, I persevered, fought through it and this is what I came up with. I have been researching for an upcoming wedding and I am loving my bride’s bright colors and Indian touches. She sent me a link showing me what kind of hanging pomanders she likes and I fell in love with the website. Before I knew it, I was an hour deep into Eat Drink Chic. Check out the cluster of paper poms and lanterns that wooed me out of my block!

New Love—

With interior design, fashion and weddings all organized and displayed in the most beautiful way, it's love at first sight! The way Amy Moss puts together her inspiration boards, with the numbers…I don’t know, I just can’t get enough! Click here for a fun, whimsical example, and then go exploring throughout her blog!



Photo source: Photos by Ashley Ann Photography, found via Eat Drink Chic via Oh Dee Do

Monday, April 4, 2011

Wedding Decor - Gloria Wong Design

Hi friends! Today I wanted to share one of my most favorite weddings of all times, and I was lucky enough to be a guest at it! Leslie and Jeffrey are two of my very dear friends and I was thrilled to find them on Style Me Pretty! Leslie and Gloria of Gloria Wong Design worked closely to create the amazing look and feel of Leslie and Jeffrey's wedding. The attention to detail, the color palette, the personal touches were unreal and made their wedding so incredibly special. Please head on over and take a peek! Here is a teaser photo for you - the photos are from the incredibly talented Lisa Lefkowitz!

Photo source: Lisa Lefkowitz

Friday, April 1, 2011

Fav Finds + Flower Friday - Plan Decor

Hello and happy happy Friday! We are gearing up for our first wedding of the season this weekend at the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts! A stunning venue that feels as if is was ripped straight from the pages of an Anthropologie mag.

Now on to Flower Friday! For your Flower Friday viewing pleasure - this Bay Area floral designer does some amazing things with sweet peas and lilac - not your average bouquet flowers! And let me tell you I LOVE me some lilac! It is blooming in my backyard this week and I am in heaven!

I am loving the colors and the pop that she brings to centerpieces as well! Karen of Plan Decor does amazing work and we hope to work with her one day soon!

Fav finds for the week!

Super dainty and very pretty paper cut out invitations
Oh So Beautiful Paper

Walking along Union Street in SF last week, this was one of the best cuppies I have had in a while!
American Cupcake

In my search for an eyelet charger, I came across this loveliness
The Ritzy Bee

Hello yellow satin shoes and yummy donuts!
100 Layer Cake

Flower gorgeousness....
Elizabeth Anne Designs

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