Wednesday, December 7, 2011

QR Code ~ read our reviews!

FIRST ~ Happy Holidays!!!!  I love that Christmas is getting closer and there is that beautiful spirit that seems be everywhere!!  Love it!  Ok, now on to business!!!

So I'm really trying ~ hard ~ to understand all this technology that is swarming all around!  This is supposed to link you right to Wedding Wire reviews of us!  Cool if this actually works!  Here it goes!!!  Oh ~ and if it doesn't work ~ well, I'll get it figured out sooner or later!  Can I get effort points at least???  Haha!  I'm hoping to have our own QR Code soon to take your directly to our blog!  So cool!

~ xoxo

UPDATE ~ it didn't work!  I'll come back to this after I have some fun doing the easy stuff ~ planning events!!!!!  :) 
~ xoxo

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

~ Murder in the Dark ~
Wow are we behind on updates.  Good news ~ we'll slow down in about a month and will catch you up on 2011.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Jordan & Mark ~ Almost here!!!

 Preparations for the wedding of Jordan and Mark have been so much fun for us.  This sweet couple and their amazing families have been a complete joy to work with.  We all know that working with nice people makes any job better ~ and easier ~ but working with families that are genuinely true and with hearts of gold makes us love what we do so much more.

With one engagement session cancelled due to the rain, Jordan and Mark were set and ready for the next scheduled session.  Holy Hail ~ guess what?  A HUGE ~ as in HAIL the size of quarters ~ storm rolls in the day of their second scheduled shoot.  But, it was happening.  And that's that!  With a little ~ oh begging might be the right word ~ persuasion, we convinced Ryan (the Ryan C Jones that is) that it it was going to stop raining ~ I mean pouring ~ and everything ~ meaning his equipment/cameras ~ would be just fine.

They may have had a few sprinkles left by the time they got out to their destination, and a lot ~ I saw the truck ~ A LOT of mud, but the skies cleared enough for them to have an amazing shoot.  I think that Ryan nailed it once again and gave this couple some gorgeous images.

Please enjoy ~ and look forward to seeing images of Jordan and Mark's wedding very soon!

( I love clouds!!  This is my second fav!)

(I may love trees and sunlight even more ~ so this is my fav!)

Thank you Ryan C Jones Photography not only for capturing our clients most important day, but for sharing with us!

~ xoxo

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Amazing Photo and Video

Just a sneak peak today of an image among many that we have been drooling over! 

Back in June, Brad & Jen got married.  La Bella Vita Photography has captured the day perfectly!  Once we stop swooning over them and get down to picking some out we'll give you a full taste of this amazing event that we spent over a year designing and coordinating. 

You can also see a short clip of what Cana Video Productions created for Brad & Jen.

All in all ~ we were once again very blessed to have such an amazing team to work with. DJ  and Travis at La Bella Vita Photography and Ben and Andrew from Cana Video Productions are not only some of the MOST AMAZING creative talent in our industry, but they're all really fun to work with ~ which makes our job that much better.
~ xoxo
Image is courtesy of LBV Photo ~ copied from my iphone!!!  You'll get the real deal soon!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sharing Good News

Make it Personal!
Look at what our friends over at RSVP, Please just posted!!  What a fun and very personal way to share good news.  We love that they can custom create absolutely anything we need for every type of client that we have.  Great job girls ~ we love it!!!

~ xoxo

Friday, September 16, 2011

Candy Apples

Candy Apples

We LOVE LOVE LOVE autumn!! We just came across this blog post from Jennifer from Calligraphy by Jennifer and did it make me sparky! What fun treats and a fantastic way to spend some time in the kitchen with the grommets!
Thanks for sharing Jennifer!


Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Next Wave of Wedding Favors Favors & Gifts:

The Next Wave of Wedding Favors Favors & Gifts:

We love that Pie Pops made this list!!!! Some of these are actually pretty fun and we'd like to take a go at.

We have to thank Natalie at The Dotted Apron for taking the Pie Pop challenge with us before it hit the popularity page!!!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

The real Images from Elisa & Matt's Carmel Valley Wedding

From the Central Valley to Carmel Valley, the road to a picturesque wedding can be long and windy.  Elisa Diel and Matt Brown began their story like all others, unsure where and when to tie the knot.  From contemplating the green hillsides of Ireland to a quaint backyard celebration at the family residence, the questions and decisions flew rampant through their minds and landed in the majestic Carmel Valley in the golden state of California.

Holman Ranch beheld the venue for both ceremony and the reception.  A historic and operating horse ranch that represented true California, from its Santa Barbara elevation to its coastal vegetation, this estate was breath taking.

Over 200 guests from around the state entered the serene grounds and were greeted by formal wait staff and a fun fruite filled lemonade station.  After being served mason jars filled with berries, libations and lace paper cups filled with spiced nuts, the guests were escorted down a manicured lawn to padded rustic benches, along the antique crate lined aisle.  These Central Valley farming crates were brimming with snow clouds of hydrangea, English ivy and rosemary plants.  The ceremony transpired under a handmade branch arch and overlooked the magnificent canyons of Carmel.

Guests then meandered to another terrace of the ranch and noshed on savory bite sized appetizers, from sliders to artisanal cheeses to domestic filled eggrolls.  Champagne flowed as guests strolled the grounds in anticipation of the family style feast and roaming food stations that lie ahead.

Five perfect rows of Descanso tables and Chiavari chairs filled the upper terrace, lined in damask linens and adorned with hundreds of vintage and mercury glass vases and votive candle holders.  Individual blooms of peonies, hydrangea, English roses and fresh cut herbs danced between the garlands of English ivy.

All feasted upon artisanal breads, cheeses and assorted local sea salts before being served a trio of organic salads, followed by a heaping bowl of pasta and shrimp, only to have the Rose Courtyard gates open to multiple gourmet food stations, all of which included land to sea selections.

After toasts and tears of happiness under the Italian light strewn sky, the guests made their way to the Carriage House which was illuminated in blush and apricot, while streamers of ivory organza danced above the guests.  Hay bales draped in warm linen and piled with pillows gave the dancing guests a comfy place to relax and converse.

Just outside the Carriage House was the sweetest part of the evening, the dessert table!  From paper lace cones filled with homemade donut holes and phenomenal pie pops to a carmel apple dipping station, this display was nothing but decadent!

Dancing, desserts and champagne all under the California star-laden sky, this was truly a heavenly event to attend.  the bride and groom exited this magical site in a vintage 1959 Cadillac... nothing but classic style to summarize this couple.

Thank you to Ryan C Jones Photography for sharing and letting us share his amazing images that told this story so well.
We will hopefully add images of the fantastic print pieces very soon!  Hope you enjoyed!