Friday's Features

Friday, July 27, 2012

We hope everyone enjoys a fun filled weekend. Before you head out for your olympic celebrations view our favorites on pinterest this week.

Rustic hangers for an outdoor evening reception
Reversible flatweave carpets brighten up a room
 Floating centerpiece peony blossoms
We hear this recipe for a raspberry beer cocktail is a hit
Custom bridesmaid dresses
The hair bow would be perfect for little flower girls

Let us know how that raspberry beer cocktail turns out!


Friday's Features

Friday, July 20, 2012

This week our main man Troy ripped it up on the guitar in support of helping a friend get his needing heart fixed. Thanks for playing some good vibes for our eardrums and a big shout out to everyone who helped support this cause.

As for the next couple days, we will be taking some deep breaths while we recuperate from our back to back weddings last weekend. We thought we would share pretty little things that caught our eyes this week before stretching out our muscles.

Give hand written family recipes on tea towels, it will make an impression on the bride's heart
A chilled grilled corn and watermelon salad brightens up the table at a party
Rifle's garden party invitations are perfect for the next bridal shower you throw
Gold monogrammed rings add a personal touch
Brightly popping flowers always make life happy, don't you think?
Ask guests to give some words of wisdom for a happy marriage on your special day

Hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

Engaging: Susie and Jared

Thursday, July 19, 2012
We are hooked on the photographs Acqua Photo took of our spunky engaged couple. Susie and Jared are seriously such a fun duo and we have quite a great color pallet going for them! Bright and cheery all the way! This outgoing couple first met at Long Beach State in the dorms. Susie became a teacher and Jared works in visual effects. Now this bow tie lovin' couple keep it funky fresh with the coolest dog in town named Pickle.

    Susie and Jared are crazy mad in love with each other and here is why...
    • Susie: I love his silly laugh and his silly sense of humor. I love how much he cares for his family and his willingness to take care of them. 
    • Jared: I like that she's athletic and that she goes out and does stuff...the opposite of lazy. I like that she takes care of the BIZ and doesn't let things rest.

    The festivities will begin the fourth of August at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. We cannot wait and wish you all could come because this is going to be a celebration to remember!

    Real Wedding: The Remedy

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012
    When Devi and Ryan met in a hospital in LA, these two doctors knew they showed all the symptoms for a love that was sure to last. For their Torrey Pines Hilton Indian-fusion wedding we found inspiration in their shared love of the medical field and for life. This couple was a dream to work with, who was not only willing to trust us but have fun throughout the process and the results were positive! 

     Ryan made his grand entrance during the baharat, where he was brought into the ceremony on a horse. The ceremony further hinted to the concept and feel of the event by exhibiting a custom sign we created that read “where there is love there is life”… a favorite phrase of the groom’s. This hung above them on the Mandap as they participated in two ceremonies, one Indian and one Western.

    As guests entered the ceremony they passed through the “Waiting Room” and were directed to check in and leave their prescription for a good marriage at the receptionist’s desk. Colorful clipboards adorned the office wall while displaying guest names and what room they were to be seen in (A.K.A. Table assignments) for later that evening.

    As guests made their way into the reception, they were greeted with candy pill bottle favors that
    read “There is no remedy to love, but to love more.” by Henry David Thoreau. The bride’s favorite animal, the elephant, was brought in through whimsy custom table numbers and paper elements by Brightly Designed  that illustrated elephants with different medical instruments. Candle votives were appropriately wrapped with white gauze adding another decor element and texture to the table. Gorgeous centerpieces by Twigg Botanicals made of coral charm peonies, tulips, dahlias and dripping with white phaleonopsis orchids offered the ballroom a lushness and garden feel. The vases were also custom wrapped with the first-aid plus sign that we carried throughout the event… hinting towards a love that makes everything better.

    After dinner, guests indulged on a delicious “Sugar Coma” dessert bar which included cupcakes named: Case of the Coconuts, CPR (Chocolate Peanut Butter Resuscitation), Viral Vanilla, Chocolate Check Up, An Apple a Day, Chocolate Overdose and Caramel Consciousness all created by Hey There Cupcake.

    The sweetness continued with the couple’s first dance and a garter toss where Devi blindfolded her groom and tricked him into getting the garter off his best man’s leg rather than hers!  The escort card wall that we created also was re-purposed later in the evening and made for a fun photo booth with all types of props that we supplied to really let the guests "play doctor".  :)   

    Only two weeks before our little Navy Jane was born, Troy and I jumped in for a quick photo.  I had been feeling contractions all during the set up and throughout the wedding and was sure I was going to go into labor that evening!  I felt in particularly good hands though with a room full of doctors.  There couldn't have been better timing for this wedding!

    Sunday Romance beautifully captured the bright pops of orange, pink and purple this fusion wedding had to offer. We loved working with Ryan and Devi and hope their future is filled with all the health and happiness that they deserve!

    This multicultural wedding was recently featured on Ruffled. Head on over to take a look!