Kamis, 30 September 2010

The quiet time (sort of).

I've been working a bit more slowly these days, enjoy the slanting, golden light of fall and trying to take a few deep breaths! I still have a few 2010 dresses to finish, but I'm also starting to think about next year's collection. I started by making a scrapbook of everything that's caught my eye over the last season. There are many messy photo files stashed every which way on my computer (all uncredited*). Here's what I've been thinking about...
*All apologies to the Image Attribution League of Justice. If one of these photos belongs to you and you'd like it taken down, just say the word.

Selasa, 28 September 2010

The Life Aquatic

We're so excited to see this inspiration board come to life next weekend at The Birch Aquarium for Sarah & Kenan's wedding! Even though we have made some tweaks, you can be sure to expect hues of deep purple, hints of toile, gorgeous flowers, and a jellyfish or two!

Kamis, 23 September 2010

The Prettiest Summer Bridesmaid Dress For 2010

If you're planning a summer wedding, it's time to get your bridesmaid dress ordered! Each season has its own trends and patterns emerge, and summer 2010 is no exception. Make you look like a dream wedding in beautiful summer dresses and bridesmaid this season.

Finally, there is something else not available in strapless dresses and bridesmaid! Top necklines and this summer is not a spaghetti strap or belt (although there are many still available on both), but the bold and halter necklines and one shoulder. Asymmetry is very popular, as well as fluid fabrics like chiffon, organza and charmeuse. If there is a clear trend for bridesmaid dresses in the summer of 2010 and fresh modernity. This bridesmaid dress for the contemporary stylish woman who just happens to be in the wedding ceremony.

And bridesmaid dresses that have been identified have a big job to do: they need to complete your wedding dress, fit with the style and the wedding season, and flatter your midwives, working within the scope of the price. That is a lot to ask of the dress! No wonder that the choice of bridesmaid dresses to be one of the most challenging tasks in the process of wedding planning as a whole. The best bet to make the process as painless as possible to do your homework: read articles about fashion trends, 2010, and consideration of the images on the Internet, and narrow it down to a few basic shapes and colors. Only then should you begin actively shopping, and when they do, and bring other people and only one or two with you.

If the style of your wedding is an elegant city, and then a silhouette of one shoulder and will be perfect for your party wedding. This design is now offered by most designers, bridesmaid dress, in every price point. To attend a formal evening wedding, opt for one shoulder floor length bridesmaid dress in chiffon that has been collected. In the daytime, and the pattern of knee length to be more summery and light, especially in the popular color for 2010, such as periwinkle blue. Elegance of dress one shoulder as it seems when a beautiful explain the shiny charmeuse silk, but only for weddings in enclosed spaces. Since the neck does not allow for a necklace, and the search for sets of bridesmaid jewelry, with a pair of dangly earrings and two bracelets on a pile.

Halter neckline is one versatile to some extent. Is being proven in the bridesmaid dresses that run the gamut of styles designed to Shantung sexier flowing silk. One of the most intriguing designs is Shantung designed in the design of two-tone. Halter bodice of the dress is one color, part skirt contrasting color. This option is interesting, as it would allow for many of customization in dress, and also adds a graphic punch to your present attire. For weddings, evening, and coal is one of the most popular wedding colors for 2010, although personally, I find it a bit subdued for the summer. It would be fun to choose a bolder color such as bright purple or reddish, which is much vitality, and a great match for wedding flowers festive summer.

Ruffles and very romantic, and a great trend in the various colors of the rainbow dresses fashion this season. Bridesmaid dresses with ruffled necklines are available in all different necklines, V-neck spaghetti strap to strap and one shoulder. This is a romantic style that fits almost any wedding. To attend the wedding day, dare to choose the bridesmaid dress with yellow ruffle of chiffon at the neck. Or determine the color of pale pink and a more subtle, such as Shell and give it more pizazz with radical ruffled bodice. What adds to the natural beauty of the dresses ruffled by groups of jewelry and bridesmaid with romantic or vintage flavor, such as pearl and crystal necklace and earring sets.

There are several available methods of beautiful dresses for summer 2010 and the bridesmaid. Selection of trendy colors such as yellow sector, purple, blue, or charcoal, or select another favorite in the shade. With the flow of the chiffon, cutting edge necklines, ruffles and super-girly among the options, there is sure to be the style that will be perfect with any type of wedding.

Selasa, 21 September 2010

A Beautiful Wedding at the Hacienda de San Rafael

We posted our testimonial from Claire yesterday, but today we were able to go onto the link to see the photos of this beautifully designed wedding we had created for Claire. 

I think what is slightly unusual, but does happen to use quite a lot, is that we did not meet Claire prior to this wedding, we did everything via email to envisage the style, the look, etc, although we did make a mad dash to the venue shortly before the wedding as I hate decorating a venue without seeing it beforehand.

The wedding was held in the stunning Hacienda de San Rafael, just outside of Seville, with a church ceremony at a very impressive church in the centre of Cabezas de San Juan.

 It would be difficult here to ignore the fabulous vibrant pinks of the bouganvilla at the Hacienda so Claire had decided to use this to compliment the wedding design. 
Claire's bridal flowers were a beautiful shade of pink, and we used dolce vita roses which were huge, the bridal bouquet was really quite heavy!

We then added in all the details from the decorated cava bottles at the church for the guests to enjoy on the coaches back to the venue, to the fans at the church which were very useful given it was 48 degrees and some fun confetti cones for the guests to throw when the bridal party came back to the Hacienda.

Once back at this amazing venue for the dinner, we had decorated it with lots of fairy lights and our famous lantern and candles to add that romantic feel to the evening.

We loved Claire's photos which she had sent me before the day and we hung them along a washing line between some lemon trees by the bar.

I think from these fabulous photos by Jeremy Enness you can see the style and creativity we managed to create via email for a very beautifully designed and hot day!

We created another wedding here one week later for Imogen, and are dying to see the photos, as this was a very different style wedding with the ceremony at the venue, navy bridesmaids with a very vintage style to the flowers and decorations using sahara roses and golds.

Senin, 20 September 2010

Another lovely testimonial received today

Claire's wedding was held at the beautiful Hacienda San Rafael near Sevilla, and we travelled up there at the end of August in the hottest day of the year there.  Whilst we were working the staff there told us it was 48 degrees, to be honest when it gets that hot you get past caring and I spent most of the afternoon in the air conditioned room pretending to fiddle about with the flowers, whilst our team were out in the heat putting up the lanterns and candles for me :)

Claire had a photographer from the UK so we are in contact with him and hope to post the photos of this very stylish wedding soon, it was a fabulous church.  We had a lovely day as the host for the venue, Anthony, is one of those people you are glad you have met, he is totally charming and hugely helpful.  We created another wedding a week later for Imogen at this venue, as well, so again more photos, but here is our lovely email we received from Claire today.

Hello Laura

Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much for all your help at the wedding. I was delighted with the flowers, they were absolutely stunning, and all the other little details came together perfectly. The dining area looked amazing with all the lights, and we had the best time ever.

Thank you so much again for everything.

Quick update!

We have been in a wedding whirlwind these past few weeks with many fabulous weddings that we hope to post on here throughout the winter as we receive the photos from the amazing photographers that have been involved. 

We have been promised so we watch and wait, we so hope we will receive some as we have created so many fabulous weddings but sadly do not have the photos, although it is my plan to email all our brides this year and get them to send me their favourites.

I have been really naughty though and stolen some photos from a wedding we created yesterday.  Mark from Cake Marbella has taken some delightful photos to give you a brief insight in our wedding we created at the elegant Villa Padierna hotel and we have stolen them for our blog :)!

Yesterday's wedding was a beautiful wedding with a last minute change from red and white to pink and white due to the bridesmaids dresses changing.

We created a fabulous ceremony area in the amphitheatre which is a stunning setting, with our new rather impressive gazebo, aisle dressing and pew ends.

In the main area on the Linares terrace we dressed the chairs with covers and sashes, beautiful pink and white centrepieces on mirrors with lots of tealights with pink crystals and white candles to compliment the scheme plus scattered the tables with crystals to finish it off.

We also decorated the napkins with pink ribbons and white paper roses to add a touch of glamour and colour to the tables and created the table seating plans to match along with table names, then lots of candles, petals and red love hearts tied with pink ribbons hanging on the trees to finish the romantic setting off.

We heard from Heather today to say the bride was delighted with the decorations and flowers :)

Jeremy and Jenny were the photographers for the day so we are hugely excited to see the real pro photos, no offence Mark :)!!! 

Sadly Mark did not have any extra cupcakes so had to do with a caramel bar late last night instead!

Taking A Little Break

Work is getting crazy busy so I'm going to take a break for a week. I'll see you all back here soon!!!!

Source: Dog n Bird

Kamis, 16 September 2010

Muse Board: Blue & Green

Muse Board: Sunny Countryside

Bed Hair

Bed hair. I fricken love it. Marissa has some seriously hot curly / bed hair going on for her gorgeous art deco inspired wedding. Check more out here

Source: Ruffled

Muse Board: Gold Rush

Muse Board: Blushing Pink

Muse Board: Cowboy Take Me Away

Muse Board: Mornings in Maine

Muse Board: Robin'ss Eggs

Muse Board: Iced Tangerine

Muse Board: A Modern Fairytale Wedding

Muse Board: Grey & White

Muse Board: Pretty Pretty Picnic

Muse Board: Jadeite and Lawn

Muse Board: Wild, Retro West

Muse Board: Marry-Go-Round

Happy Hour: Sangrita

The Sangrita consists of two shots back to back, the first of tequila and the second a mixture of chiles, onion, orange and tomato juices, lime and salt, which adds up to something like a Mexican Bloody Mary. Strictly hardcore!


  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh green hot chili pepper (such as jalapeƱo or serrano; adjust amount according to ­taste)
  • 9 ounces orange ­juice
  • 3 ounces tomato ­juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 1 medium ­lime)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped white ­onion
  • 1 teaspoon ­salt
  • 12 ounces high­-­quality aged ­tequila


Place the minced pepper, orange juice, tomato juice, lime juice, onion, and salt in a blender and pulse until smooth. Strain the liquid into shot glasses. Serve alongside 1 1/2­-­ to 2­-­ounce shots of ­tequila.

Source: Colin Cowie

Muse Board: Elegant Evergreens

{Source: Peach & Pearls}

Muse Board: Red & White