Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

Well the year is finally over, and it has been a great one. Filled with lots of ups and downs, moments happy and sad, but lets all be thankful we are here to celebrate. Here's to a great 2010! My New Year's resolution is to keep up everyday with this blog and make it the best it can be. I hope you enjoy the year to come. Let me leave you with some amazing photos from our friends at Flickr.
Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Great Web Site Resource

So I wanted to share with everyone this great supply web site, Jamali Garden Supplies. They have everything you might need from garden supplies, flower arranging supplies, candles and votives, just about anything. Here are some of things I am going to order!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Big Giant Thank You!

I just wanted to take a quick moment and thank all of the people who make my work so enjoyable, and sane (most of the time). I truly cannot do what I do without you guys.

Kirsten, Hillary and Kristen - what can I say, you three are such super talented photographers and you make my new office look amazing!

Judith, Chris, Rebecca, and the Rasberry's - without your talents our events wouldn't be as great as they are. And I promise I will do my best this next year not to make you cook in fields, monsoons, snow storms, and any other force of nature! And thank you for feeding me.

David, Bill, Gordon and all of your support staff - what can I say? Without you guys helping me along I'd be in big trouble.

Craig and Jay - I am sure the things I ask you to do sometimes and the places I ask you to put power, lights and sound, make you want to kill me. But I very much appreciate all of your work!

Kristin, Jen and the TE boys - thank you for letting me change my rental orders a million times! Thank you for putting up tents in sheep easements, for putting dance floors over giant holes, for soaking wet linens and all of the other torturous things I make you do!

Paris and Debbie - you know how I feel! Do I really have to say anything?

And most of all thank you to my girls: Amy, Annie, Izzy, Hannah, Kelsey. Thank you for knowing what I am talking about when I don't have a clue, for coming up with crazy MacGyver ideas, not letting me fall off ladders, and all of the other absurd things I make you guys do. I absolutely cannot do my job with out you guys.

I am so lucky to work with these people, and many more on a daily basis. Thank you so much, and I hope the next year is a great as this one!

Monday, December 28, 2009

A Western Town Wedding

First let me start off by apologizing for not posting much in the last week. Besides having the usual craziness of the holidays, our town got to have an extra special Christmas present, that wasn't all that welcome. On Christmas Eve around 10pm our entire county, about 17,000 homes, lost power. And its wasn't just a few minutes or hours, most of us went dark for about 18 hours . Now in the summer, this might not be such a big deal, but in the winter when it's below zero, it gets cold fast!

Anyway, enough of that, here is a really great wedding from Green Wedding Shoes. This is a perfect wedding inspiration for a wedding in the mountains. Enjoy...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A winter morning suprise....

Well I'm not sure who this was for, but this morning on the way to work, these snowmen were perched in the middle of Main Street. Since I have no photographic talent I called Hillary Maybery and she got this cute shot. If anyone knows who the signs were for let us know....

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Craziness

I want to apologize in advance if I am not able to make regular daily posts for the next week or two, but it is Christmas craziness time. But I have lots of fun stuff planned for future posts, including the wedding New Year's weekend of Anthony and Victoria, who's engagement photos I posted few months ago. I will also have more Real Weddings and of course all kinds of other great things. For now how about this amazing winter wedding from Grazier Photography? Love it!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Gotta Love the Peacocks

I just love anything peacock, which I know I have mentioned before. Veranda magazine has taken the peacock theme and Christmas, and just run wild with it. Check out these unbelievable pictures. Happy Monday!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Follow Me Please....

I am not sure if many of you know, but you can click below on the "follow" tab and you can follow my blog and my new postings. I would love to know who is out there reading my blog. And also please feel free to email any photos, ideas or questions. I really enjoy getting feedback and knowing what you all would like to see!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Inspiration Board #7: Red and Aqua

For this inspiration board I chose the color pallet of red and aqua. There is just something about these two colors together that is just so striking and fresh. And just admit it, there is something fun about these two colors together. This color combination is so perfect for a middle of summer wedding. I hope you enjoy!

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Top Row:
photo by Shannon Renee, calligraphy by May Bell Calligraphy,
dress by Samuelle, tabletop via Oh Happy Day!
2nd Row: Love Invitation by East Six, bird card by Linea Carta,
coral wrapping paper via Rebecca Thuss,
red trailer via Pink Cupcake Vintage, aisle with lanterns
3rd Row: dress by Candy Anthony, cupcakes via Ticings,
table setting by MS Weddings, dress via Posh Vintage Girl

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

More from Style Me Pretty

Well I am still on the injured list, but that is no reason why you shouldn't be able to see some gorgeous weddings. Lately I am just loving the blog Style Me Pretty. They just posted this wedding, and I love all of the tiny details. This wedding is also great because it really could fit into any season. Sometimes smaller wedding are more fun because you can do so many more of the tiny details and really make the day represent you, the couple! Please enjoy.....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Just a little something....

Sorry I am a bit behind today, but I had a fun day of shots, pain killers and muscle relaxants yesterday. If you didn't already know this about me I am a bit accident prone, and yesterday I did something funny to my back. Luckily I am back on my feet but still not moving so fast. Long story short, the posts might be a bit late this week! But here is a fun picture to get you through the day. Oh and I so want her luggage!!!

photo by Corrie Bond

Monday, December 14, 2009

Vintage Wedding from Style Me Pretty

I am not sure where I find the extra time this time of year, but I try to spend at least a little bit of each day looking at other blogs. I love to see what other people write about and of course it always sparks ideas for my own blog. The other day I came across this wedding from Style Me Pretty, and I just love it. I am always a sucker for shorter wedding dresses and I really dig incorporating peacock feathers into weddings. Please enjoy....

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Inspiration Board #6: Twas the Night Before Christmas

I certainly cannot go the month without at least one Christmas Inspiration Board. I tried to bring in everything that encompasses what I think of when thinking of Christmas. Please enjoy....

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Top Row: cupcakes photo by John Paul Urizar, winter wedding via Snippet & Ink,
cupcake by Vanilla Bake Shop, sucker by Hammond's Candy
2nd Row: Happy Christmas photo by Petrina Tinslay, tree by Martha Stewart,
candy cane by Hammond's Candy, Christmas Card created by Bespoke Press,
Flowers by the Empty Vase
3rd Row: stocking photo by Petrina Tinslay, present advent calender via Oh Happy Day!,
wreath by Martha Stewart, gloves via Anthropolgie

Thursday, December 10, 2009

An Elopement in Sun Valley

This past weekend a very nice couple, Mckenzie and DJ, eloped here in Sun Valley. The guests included the two of them, Hillary Maybery doubled as both the witness and the photographer, and the ceremony was officiated by Wendy Collins. I was lucky enough to make Mckenzie's bouquet. Here are the pictures from this wonderful elopement....

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Giving Tree - A time to give books to kids

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I am never without a book. And this has been a habit since I was a very little kid. I was very lucky to have parents who read out loud to me from the moment I was born and they never denied me a new book as I grew up. Basically what I am saying is that I strongly believe every child should have books and get to enjoy them as much as I do. On that note I wanted to encourage everyone to participate in a Giving Tree this holiday season. My very favorite local bookstore, Chapter One Bookstore, every year holds a fundraiser to raise money to give books to kids in need. In years past the county has given them a list of about 350 to 400 kids in need. Unfortunately this year they are anticipating over 1000 kids. So I am asking you to give the girls at Chapter One a call or stop in and give these kids some books. You can either pick out your favorite book to give to a child or you can just give a donation and the book elves will pick out the perfect book! So give them a call and give the gift of reading!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tiss the Season for the Christmas Sweaters!

“Oh, the silent majesty of a winter’s morn… The clean, cool chill of the holiday air… Uncle Eddie in his bathrobe, emptying a chemical toilet into my sewer.”

A few nights ago I attended a great Christmas party, and part of that party was for each person to bring a gift for a White Elephant gift exchange. For any of you who might not know what that is, basically everyone brings a fun or funny gift, all the gifts are put in a pile and each person can either choose a gift or steal a gift from another person. So it turns out the gifts that were the stars of the show were a variety of ugly Christmas sweaters and the good old Snuggie. Since I also know I would be spending another fun filled night at an Ugly Christmas Sweater party later this month, I thought I would share a fun site for any of you who might be wanted to throw your own party. Since this party theme seems to be gaining steam, there has been web site dedicated to just this, The site will lead you to places you can buy sweaters, party ideas, and of course inspirational pictures.

And last but not least I can't leave you without the family who embraces the Christmas sweater better then anyone else, who else but Clark W. Griswold and his family. And a lasting holiday thought from Clark, sorry about the language, but what can I say it is funny!

"Where do you think you're going? Nobodies leaving. Nobodies walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse." Clark W. Griswold

This post is for you Lenny, my favorite Voice of Ketchum!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Fun Modern Cakes

When you turn on the television these days it seems like there are cake shows on all the time. There is the Cake Boss, Ace of Cakes, and all kinds of cake challenges on the food channel. I love to watch the shows but it seems like they do a lot of very traditional wedding cakes. So I thought I would find a little something else. I love these modern cakes, there is just something fun and different about them. I hope you enjoy....

cakes from top to bottom: Vanilla Bake Shop, K. Rose Cakes, Flickr, Brides

Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's Civil War Time!!!

Today is the big day! Tonight the Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers. The game is called the Civil War and for those of you who either went to school in Oregon or are from Oregon, you know this is our biggest night in sports. And this year the stakes are even higher. This game will determine who goes to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on New Years and who becomes the PAC 10 Champions. And just to be totally clear, this blog only supports the DUCKS!! So tonight turn on ESPN at 6pm and watch the biggest game, on the west coast, of the year!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Floral Art

When I first started working in the flower business, I was lucky enough to live in LA where some of the greatest florist do their work. The following flower arrangements are from Floral Art in Venice. The flower arrangements this company does, most defiantly, shaped my style and my love of flowers. They have some of the most sophisticated and forward thinking flowers I have ever seen. I hope you enjoy these as much as me.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Time to get it started!!

Okay December is officially here, which means Christmas madness can officially begin. I do find it kind of odd that I spend almost everyday of December decorating other people's homes for Christmas and yet I still love looking at pictures of great Christmas decor. So to start it all off, I want to share a great holiday house featured in Veranda magazine last year. It is so far over the top that I just love it and keep hoping I get that client that wants me to recreate it. And I promise you will get a ton more Christmas out of me as the month goes on.