Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you all get to do something super fun.  Here in Sun Valley, the weather predicts snow, which I am not happy about.  So I am going to pretend I am where ever this picture was taken!  Have fun.....

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bouquets in Bloom

With wedding season quickly approaching, it is time to start thinking about the ever important wedding bouquet.  I personally have a few opinions on bouquets that have come from years of being in the flower business.  First and foremost, you should have the bouquet that you want, not the bouquet that people are telling you, you should have.  This is your personal style, so go for it!  Next remember that big bouquets can get very heavy to carry around and if you are a tiny girl, a big bouquet is going to take up most of the picture.  So make sure your florist makes your bouquet the right size for your body type.  And last don't put tulips in your bouquet.  Tulips will grow 4 - 6 inches after they have been cut.  So your bouquet will look really good right when it is made, but by the time you walk down the aisle, hours later, the tulips will have grown and not look good at all.  So that is my little bit of advice for the day.  Here are some bouquets I'm loving right now.

Rountree Flower Design

Salt Harbor Design

Modern Day Design

Millie Holloman Photography via Style Me Pretty

A. Hanna Design

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It's always time to shop!

Well the weather here is totally gross, it can't decided if it is raining or snowing.  So what better thing to do while it's like this outside, then to shop on the internet!  Recently my friend Carolyn, started working with a company, Stella & Dot, who design jewelry.  They hold trunk shows as well as sell over the internets.  And these guys have great stuff and it is so well priced.  Here are some of the pieces I would love to get my hands on!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Please meet my favorite friend Harry....

So for all of you girls out there, you can deny it all day long, but you know you have been dreaming about your engagement ring since you first saw the movie Father of the Bride as a child.  And here is a little tid-bit that I learned as a very young girl:  We all know the turquoise blue box and what will be in it, but if you are a really lucky girl your fiancee will get you a ring that comes in a dark blue box.  If you see that dark blue box, get excited!  It means it is coming from the one and only Harry Winston, the true mecca of the best diamonds.  If you ever get a chance to go into a Harry Winston store, do it, it will change your perception of not just engagement rings but jewelry in general, it is pretty amazing.  Here is just a quick peak at a few engagement rings.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Buttons and Bridesmaids

How much fun is this table set by Carter & Cook Event Co.?  I know that if I was hosting a friends wedding shower or birthday party, I would definitely do something along these lines.  I love the bright colors and the use of buttons!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Another Amazing Photographer

In my adventures in the world of blogs, I recently came across this amazing photographer, Susan Stripling.  And I'm not sure what it is about her work, but I really love it.  Here is one of my favorite weddings of hers.  How I wish I had this cool of a location to have weddings!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Things I'm Loving Now......

I just find so many things that I love on a regular basis, so I am going to start sharing more of them with you!  And since it is a gross rainy day here, these are things that make the day a little brighter and more fun!

via Brides


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

April in Belle Vue

This Thursday two of my favorite people Kirsten Shultz and Michelle from Butterfly are hosting an open house in Bellevue at their offices.  Kirsten will be featuring her photography from the streets of Paris, as well as some of our weddings we have had together.  And Michelle will rolling out all of her new cards and paper products.  There will be champagne and treats, so come on down to Bellevue!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Weekend and I'm off to the Sun!!

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.  I am leaving the snow and headed for the sunny shores of Southern California.  I might take a few days off next week, because for once, I am not taking my lap top!!!  Kind of excited and a little freaked out about being away from the computer, but I think I will survive.

image via All Posters

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Inspiration Board #19: Sunday Afternoon Snack

I can't imagine anything better then a warm afternoon walk through a park, a nice picnic, and some yummy treats.  I think I managed to get that feeling with this inspiration board, what do you think?

Top Row: couple with pies via Snippet & Ink,  ant invitation by Good on Paper Design, jelly jars via Flickr
2nd Row: ice cream via Weddings Fresh, mini pies by MS Weddings, sodas via BridalHood
3rd Row: rainy groom via Image Spark,  popsicles via Oh Joy Eats, swing photo via Flickr

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Yellow Boots

I love this wedding.  Anytime people step outside of the box a little I will always be a big fan.  And I love shorter wedding dresses!!  This wedding comes from the fantastic blog Ruffled.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Yummy Chocolate

On Easter my mom gave me a little Eater present and inside the bag was a bar of chocolate, and it was super yummy chocolate.  And not only that, it had really great packaging.  Well since my brain never turns off when it comes to weddings, I went to the chocolate's web site, Bloomsberry & Co, and saw some of the most fun packaging ever.  Not only would these be great gifts for people at weddings, but for holiday parties too!  I picked out three of the bars that I thought would be great for a wedding.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Happy Weekend, and end to the flu!!

Well I am hoping this is my last day in bed and I can start acting like a human again.  Because of that I am gong to give you another inspiration board, this one from Post Cards and Pretties.  Since baseball season just began, I thought this one was more then appropriate.

Thursday, April 8, 2010