Monday, April 25, 2011

royal wedding

They Royal Wedding has totally crept up on me!  I can't believe that it's Friday and I haven't even picked out my outfit yet.  I did a little shopping at Harrods online today and I feel better, because I'm all set.  I know it's a morning wedding, so a long, sleek dress might not be technically the best choice.  But it's a Royal Wedding and Kate is sleek and modern, so I think my choice is great. 

 I had the most fun picking out a fascinator.  In fact, I picked out two!  Can we bring fascinators to special events in America?  I'd like that.  I can't decide if I should go with the pink one and some hot pink Louboutins, or the really modern black one and some sassy gold shoes.  I have a few days to decide.  

Let's be honest, at 4 am on Friday...I'll be in my fanciest pajamas watching the wedding of the ages!  But a girl can dream.  

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - minty fresh

I've been obsessing over everything mint lately.  The subtle green color is so fresh and delicious.  I've been seeing it everywhere and I simply adore it.  I created this inspiration board for no one in particular.  Except my design self.  I just had to express what I was seeing in my head every time I saw mint in a store.  

I'd love for a client to come to me with no idea of what she wants and I can say, you should have mint and grey as your wedding colors...and then I could turn this inspiration board into a reality!  

I love the gentle mint color paired with the edgier modern elements.  And who wouldn't love to see a little flower girl traipsing down the aisle in that mint green tutu?!  It's just lovely, if you ask me!  

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - many things

I have been the worst blogger ever lately, and for that I am so sorry!  I have been very busy over here and really miss blogging!  I'm getting back to it, promise!  

I wanted to follow up on THIS post about going to the Jose Villa party solo.  It was AMAZING!  Seriously, I came home feeling like I could take over the world.  On my way there, I felt nauseous from nerves but made a commitment to myself that I would meet and talk to at least five strangers.  I did that.  I also laughed a lot.  And met Jose Villa.  And Jill Le Fleur.  I challenged myself and I came out better for it!  Everyone was so nice and let me just say that the wedding industry folks are much different than the people from THIS industry.  They are welcoming, supportive, interested and joyful.  I couldn't be happier with my new career and all of the possibilities that it holds for me.  

In other news, last week was a big week for me.  I not only booked my tenth wedding (which was my personal goal for 2011!) but also booked a client for my full-service package!!  I am over the moon with excitement that someone wants to hire me as so much more than their Day-of-Coordinator.  

Also, I am planning a monster of a baby shower.  My boss, business partner, mentor and dear friend is having a baby at the end of June and I'm planning her baby shower.  No pressure, right?  She's only the most fabulous event planner and most chic woman I know.  No pressure at all.  I wish I could share all of my ideas with you, but I'm trying to keep it under wraps.  Very soon, I'll be able to share the whole thing and my inspiration board for it!  

How visually lame is this WW post?  How about I share a inspiration board that I just finished up for a client?  She is getting married at an aquarium in San Diego and threw out the idea of liking rustic and nautical.  I was so excited, because here on the west coast we rarely get the chance to do a nautical wedding.  I love this board so much, there is something about nautical weddings that just make me swoon.  I hope this couple loves their "tie the knot" board.  I hope you do too! 


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

tap booth

Yesterday was supposed to be the Grand Opening of a new bar in Culver City called "City Tavern," owned by the same people of "Rush Street."  You're thinking who cares about another bar opening?  YOU DO.  I promise.  You want to know why?  This bar has tap booths.  That's right.  You and your buddies sit down in your booth and you have your own taps to pour from!  No waiting in line at the bar, no waitress with an attitude to deal with cause you've got your own tappers!  I love it.  

Who wants to go check out this tap booth?  Anyone?  Bueller?  Beer? 

images are from eater LA