Senin, 31 Maret 2008

These are a few of my favorite things.

Ikat. An ancient pattern, but it seems so fresh and modern--especially in two shades of neon green! The most fantastic fabric I'm working with for my spring show. These colors are so happy it doesn't even feel like work.

Minggu, 30 Maret 2008

In the beginning...

There was a boy who loved a girl and a girl who loved a boy. One of the happiest days of my life was when I married him.

He stopped my heart on our wedding day when he surprised me with a song he had written "Here's to forever". I still remember looking at him and thinking this
is forever and I am the luckiest. I never knew that day, I could possibly grow to love him even more. He has been one of my greatest supports and inspirations. Our wedding day began not only a wonderful journey but led to the creation of Amorology:

Everyday he makes me want to get married to him over and over again and in a sense I get to! With each new couple I am blessed with the opportunity to work with, I am reminded of the miracle of love and how it can change everything about the way you view your life. My job allows me to share in one of the most intimate days of other's lives...for which I am more fortunate than I can even begin to express. Here's to my beautiful brides and grooms and my amazing vendors! You continue to inspire me! ....and here is to forever with the man who allows me to do what I love! I love you.

Many thanks to the very talented Justin Hackworth who captured every detail of our wedding. I still look back at the photos and am filled with the same emotions I felt that day. A good photographer is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself as you celebrate your marriage!

Jumat, 28 Maret 2008

Spring Awakening

Yes, it's spring, even though it's snowing (!) at the moment. The daffodils and hyacinths in my garden are huddled together as if to say, "Okay, let's just wait this out." I know just how they feel--this sulky weather is the perfect excuse for lots and lots of hours in the studio. I'm designing a new collection for my spring/summer show (end of April...stay tuned). A short trip to Los Angeles yielded some lovely fabrics...oh, so lovely. Hilariously beautiful silk prints, luxurious chunky linens, weirdo neutrals mixed with neon brights, and a few surprises. Here is a tiny advance peek at one of my new pieces.

Selasa, 18 Maret 2008

Urban Garden

Here is some more of Preston Bailey's work, the Urban Garden theme created for an event in New York, don't we just love this man :)!

Senin, 17 Maret 2008

Fabulous Purples

The Spanish countryside in spring seems to start with yellows, mimosa trees everywhere bursting into colour and iberian buttercups springing up.

This is followed by an explosion of purples - agapanthus, jacaranda trees and the native bouganvilla. Take a drive through the main street of Marbella and you would be amazed at the riot of purple trees and flowers and the streets covered in a natural lilac confetti from the jacaranda trees.

Here I have created two purple boards, the first one is a more romantic mood using lilacs, roses, freesia and pale lilac tones and the second is a more contemporary darker one. I love the colour purple mixed with lime greens or orange.

Top Row rose boxes, table setting & cake The Knot

2nd Row freesia bouquet client image, parcel and tea cup idyllic days

3rd Row cocktails pew ends the knot, stationery chartula

Top Row Boxes MS, Entrance & table setting cake the Knot

2nd Row Tags Reviva Weddings, main image, favours MS

3rd Row table setting, cocktails

4th row flower image client, table setting The Knot, stationery, crystal initials bouquet jewels

Finally take a look at this wonderful romantic image found on

Sabtu, 15 Maret 2008

Easter decorations

Top Row Easter wreath lillian vernon, bridesmaids & cake The Knot, Tulips MS
2nd Row Lanterns and table MS, Marshmallows oswegotea, blossom walkway
3rd Row Easter table daisy cupcakes random house, easter egg wreath lillian vernon
4th Row Easter tree, easter arrangement, basket and flowers MS

The Spanish Santa Semana processions get underway this week, they are very spectacular processions and can be quite frightening, I remember watching them as a small child and being scared of the hooded men! Here is something I prefer about Easter, albeit not the real meaning, all the lovely decorations available and of course chocolate:)

A wonderful spring theme for weddings with the pastel colours and of course an excuse to use marshmallows in your decorations or as favours :)

Jumat, 14 Maret 2008

Spanish Jasmine Wedding theme

Continuing on from the Biznagas I have created a Spanish Jasmine inspiration board.

There are many restaurants here in Marbella, particuarly the old town of Marbella where you can dine under some glorious jasmine all lit up at night with fairy lights, it is truly magical and one of my favourite flowers here in Spain.

Top Row, Stephanotis & crystal bouquet The Knot, Biznaga image Flickr,White ring pillow Reviva Weddings, Silver Biznaga
2nd Row Jasmine cage The Knot, Flamenco Dress, White Wedding Gift The Knot
3rd Row Wedding jewels , Table Setting LMLMK
4th Row Jasmine buttoniere white wedding cakes , jasmine scent

Biznagas in Malaga for weddings

Images from
The biznaga is a symbol associated with Malaga, Andalucia. It is made by taking the separate flower heads off jasmine plants in placing them onto a natural spike head.
Thanks to the legacy of the Arabs, and the mild climate, jasmine is abundant in Southern Spain and it is rare that a house with a garden, courtyard, or a balcony, does not have jasmine to decorate and perfume the surroundings.
Wedding shops in Malaga and southern Spain sell biznaga gifts for the wedding guests
and many brides give them as a souvenir of the wedding.

When the guests arrive at the wedding, the biznaguero gives one biznaga to each lady
as a reception detail and you can imagine, dining in the open air on a hot spanish night with the smell of jasmine is an amazing experience.

Kamis, 13 Maret 2008

Wedding Stationery

Hand made wedding stationery from
This stationery is carefully crafted by a team of people with learning difficulties Beautiful stationery with lots of beads, ribbons and sparkles.
Check out the website worth a look as they do many other fab things

Wedding Stationery

I have been looking at wedding stationery for unusual ideas, and came across this beautiful stationery which was the recent choice for Rod Stewart's wedding in Italy. State-of-the-art laser-cut designs create beautiful fairytale invitations from

Senin, 10 Maret 2008

Using colour in weddings - Los Monteros

Here are some images taken at Los Monteros, La Cabane Beach Club, to show how using colour can quickly transform a wedding table. By adding in small details such as tying napkins with ribbons, placing small votives on the tables with decorated boxes and candles the table are quickly turned into something much more appealing.

Minggu, 09 Maret 2008

Fairytale weddings in Marbella

Top Row invitation brides image, fans The Knot, cupcakes, aisle runner, My Wedding Ideas.
2nd Row gold butterfly wedding, bouquet The Knot, centrepiece brides image.
Gold confetti Reviva Weddings, chuppah brides image.
Gold Butterfly wedding, bouquet The Knot, rose petals Reviva Weddings, Chair End The Knot
Here is my latest board I have just designed for one of my brides.
The theme is going to be based on gold butterflies, a truly magical fairytale event that I am so looking forward to creating. It is a wonderful feeling to create these events and then see them come together on the day. Very excited about the gold rose petals :)

Second, Like Snowdrops

My next spring piece...the chivalry top in three metallic cottons. I'm feeling very "mixed media" this season...

Vintage with a modern wink.

Gatsby style for an early spring wedding. Crepe back satin dancing dress in dusky antique ivory for Kaitlyn. Gathered tulle neckline, low back and gold beading accent.

Rabu, 05 Maret 2008

Zara Home

Mmmmmm say no more this shop is near to me and I cannot walk past without going in and buying something :) Am so lucky!

Outside the box!

Outside the box!
I love this expression of thinking of different ways of changing the norm.
I found these images and unfortunately did not take note of the website, but what a fabulous idea of placing the flowers under the glass.
Such a simple idea and yet so different and I love the crystal glasses and candlesticks placed on the table, it really sets the whole scene.

Senin, 03 Maret 2008

Pink Champagne

Casey is not only a good friend and the owner of the great boutique Parts + Labour in Hood River, she's also the kind of of natural beauty who could make a burlap sack look couture. I was totally thrilled and honored to make her wedding dress. Champagne shantung with a ruched, boned bodice, pinch pleated skirt and blush velvet ribbon sash. Congratulations, C and A.

Short Story

I am completely sweet on this tea length wedding dress I just finished for Jesse. Ivory silk shantung with a lace-edged button yoke in silk satin peau de soie. The '50s hostess in me loves the poufy crinoline underneath.

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