Custom Handkerchief Invites by Benign Objects

What a darling idea!  I came across this today on the Wedding Chicks blog and wanted to share.  It’s such a fun, inventive way to create your wedding invitations or save the dates and I’m sure something your guests will cherish for many years to come!

Check out all the custom handkerchiefs and goodies made by Rachel over at Benign Objects on Etsy.


Beautiful Canadian Winter Shoot

I gave you a sneak peak last week and I’m picking up tonight with the rest of this refreshing winter shoot …

I was alerted this morning by my REI iPhone app that there’s 24 inches of new snow in the mountains!  I’m dying to go boarding but there’s no time right now so I guess this Canadian winter photo shoot will just have to do 🙂

Photography: B&G Photography

Planning & Design: Distinct Occasions

Cake: The Caketress

US Grant Wedding and Event Showcase

Today I headed down to San Diego to check out “A Royal Affair” hosted at the gorgeous US Grant Hotel.  I love attending these wedding shows, it was such a great day!  There were so many talented wedding vendors on hand from Sprinkles cupcakes to Tiffany & Co along with SO many pretty displays and giveaways, not to mention tons of free wedding magazines (which I LOVE to collect).  One of my favorite rooms in the hotel is the Crystal Ballroom.  This room is amazing and oh so beautiful with European plasterwork and a hand painted ceiling which makes for a stunning wedding ceremony.  Hope you enjoy the pics!

Crystal Ballroom

So pretty!

Tiffany & Co table

Heavenly Cupcakes … vanilla carmel was my favorite!

Pretty cakes!

I ❤ cake, especially pretty ones!  Sweet & Saucy Shop in Long Beach, CA makes unique and custom desserts for weddings and all kinds of special events.  Here are 2 of my favorites, created and photographed by owner and pastry chef, Melody Brandon.  They’re ALMOST too pretty to eat 🙂

The sugar flowers look perfect!


I’m crazy about this next cake.  Modern and all white, the rose petals fall effortlessly down the length of the cake.  It’s so unique and sleek!

Photos by Annie McElwain

To see more beautiful desserts, cupcakes, and cakes check out the Sweet & Saucy Blog!

Have a great weekend everyone!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stylish yellow & black wedding at the Skirball

Don’t you just love great photography + a cute couple + a fabulous venue?  I do!  I bookmark tons of my favorite weddings and this is one of them.  Posted back in 2009, I fell in love with the architectural setting of the Skirball Center and the color scheme of this Orthodox Jewish wedding.  Adee & Jonathan hired the talents of Meghan Aileen to capture their extra special day.  The beautiful shots, scenery, and details make it a wedding worth saving!  Hope you enjoy!

I love the yellow and black combo!

So loving the brides hair + headband!

The Skirball Center is located on 15 acres against the Santa Monica Mountains of Los Angeles.  What an ideal location for a wedding – gardens, pools, patios, and architecture!  It can also accommodate up to 2,000 guests.

So bright and pretty!  These centerpieces make me smile 🙂

And last but not least … the ring shot!  This is my favorite.

V-Day Inspiration Shoot

Ok guys, these pictures are the cutest ever!  I’m so excited!  Just so romantic and beautiful – from the dress to the flowers to the adorable heart lollipops!  I’m just loving everything about this Valentine’s Day inspired session.  I know you’ll love it as much as I do ❤

LOVE that bouquet!

Ring bearer bowl by Paloma Nest

What a cute idea the mantle is!

Did I mention that I love Valentine’s Day?  🙂

The talented organizers …

Pics: Harwell Photography

Styling: Ashley Baber