Treats from Sweet and Saucy

Good afternoon!  I wanted to share with you some of the adorable goodies that I picked up for my dad for Father’s Day from the Sweet and Saucy Shop.  With locations in Long Beach and Newport Coast, Sweet and Saucy Shop specializes in unique and stunning wedding cakes, desserts for every occasion, and a large supply of cake stands.  Not only are Melody’s desserts beautifully made, but they taste amazing as well!


Sugar cookie ties…


Cake in a jar, so cute!


I figured these were just too cute not to share!  Head over to Sweet and Saucy’s website and check out all the amazing wedding cakes, too! 

Have a fabulous day!



A New Look for Live What You Love

Good morning friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend and a good day Sunday celebrating with dad!

I thought it was about time for an updated header picture from the wedding as well as a new background.  Natalie did an amazing job putting together the sweetheart table with beautiful deep red freedom roses, white hydrangeas, and red peonies.  Along with the regular votives, I had a few Z Gallerie votives that went perfectly with the overall look.  I love everything about this table.

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So, what do you think of the new layout?

Have a great week, see you back here soon!



Ceremony Floral Arrangements

Hello friends!  Hope you all had a great week and are ready for the weekend!  I wanted to share with you our gorgeous ceremony altar flowers from Natalie Galasso Designs.  I started out with an inspiration picture like this one:

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I knew I wanted some kind of black urn to hold the flowers, all red with possibly some touches of white florals.

We couldn’t have been happier with how they came out!  These beauties were taken into the reception once the ceremony was over.


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Isn’t my husband cute?  Oops, back to the flowers.  Black footed urns were composed of deep red roses, peonies, dahlias, mokara orchids, amaranthus, and white hydrangeas.  I love how the colors just popped! 

Have a fabulous weekend!



Wedding Menu Detail

Good morning!  I can’t believe it’s already June and the official first day of summer is quickly approaching!  It has been 7 months since our wedding, but who’s counting?

When I first began doing my research on menus for our wedding, I was contemplating not having a paper menu at all but instead making a large chalkboard menu, similar to this.  As much as I love that, I realized it might be more practical for each guest to have a menu in front of them.  We chose to do paper menus that had the same theme as our invitations and place cards.

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Everything matched and I was happy with that!  The menus were pretty, but I felt like they needed a little something extra.  That’s where the bling came in.  I purchased these at Hobby Lobby on sale, and they worked perfectly!  Here’s the end result:


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I think even that simple little red rhinestone made the menus that much better and completed our black, white, and red theme.  And I had fun putting them together :)

Have a fabulous day!



Flower Friday: The Bouquet

Happy Friday friends!  I wanted to share with you a favorite bouquet photo of mine.  There will be a full post on my wedding flowers by the talented Natalie Galasso Designs, but for now just a sneak peek!  My gorgeous bouquet was made up of red roses, mostly dark reds, with black cala lilies throughout.  It was finished off with a black lace wrap around the stems.  Love love love!

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Have a fabulous weekend!



The Perfect White Dress

With the vast amount of wedding dresses out there, it can be a very overwhelming task to find the perfect gown.  I searched around my fair share of bridal shops until I came to Mary Me Bridal and found the one.  I loved my Mori Lee gown and the black sash with detailed beading finished off my overall look.


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How cute is the bridal suite at our venue, Turnip Rose?  It made for the perfect bridal gown photograph. 

Here’s the view of the dress from the back…

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And now this baby is safely boxed away in my closet thanks to Wedding Gown Preservation Co.

Have a fabulous day friends!



P.S. Today is the hubby’s birthday, Happy Birthday Ry!

Peony Season, Yes Please!

Good morning!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Peony season is upon us and I couldn’t be more excited!  My hubby picked some up for me this weekend at good old Trader Joe’s and they are beautiful!  I’m pretty sure I’ll be making a stop this week for some more… if only they could last forever :)



Go and get some peonies for yourself while they’re still in season!  Here in California usually that is until early June.

Have a fabulous day!