Monday, June 30, 2008

Photo Monday Spotlight

Alright- today in the Photo Monday spotlight- Jen and Brandon Manuele of Manuele Photography. Check out their blog and images below to see some of their great work. Also make sure and go on their website- the background song makes me feel like I'm on vacation... always a good feeling.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Fancy Flutes

Sorry for the late post today, I've been working like a busy bee lately. Speaking of Bees :) Take a look at one of my favorite registry items below. Mr. SP used to work at a fancy restaurant down in Newport Beach and they served their champagne in these flutes. I swear I ordered champagne just so I could drink out of them. They're from La Rochere glassware, the oldest glassmakers in France. Sigh
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Thursday, June 26, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance?

Me? No, I definitely can't dance. But these guys and gals can, and for a girl who doesn't like watching TV, I LOVE watching this! Check out this YouTube clip from a dance 2 weeks ago. The choreographer created the dance to be an interpretation of what Tim Burton's wedding might be like. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Miss Espresso

Hello, Hello! I am so excited!! I have been invited to be the newest member of the Weddingbee hive. For those of you unfamiliar with Weddingbee, it is a daily blog featuring 20 real brides and their adventures through the wedding planning process. And I am now officially 1 of the 20! Yay!!! From this point on, I will be posting on there as Miss Espresso. I will also continue posting on here around 3- 4 times a week, so no worries :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Rental Dilemma

Ok- so for as long as I've been thinking about it- I've wanted long instead of round tables. I like them, I think they're different, and I love the whole family style eating associated with them. But now I'm unsure. My caterer said our guest's knees will be hitting each- other with the long tables- I don't want that... but then what if she's wrong? Here are some pictures of our reception location empty and some from a wedding they had there with round tables.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Photo Monday

Today in the Photo Monday Spotlight we have Donny and Holly from Heavenly Portraits. This husband and wife team works out of southern California and absolutely loves what they do. I went through their blog and posted my favorites below. Enjoy!

Friday, June 20, 2008

This One's for the Girls

Initially, I wanted all of my bridesmaids to wear the same dress. My vision was of an affordable tea length, black dress that my 7 beautiful friends would not only want, but love to wear again. And after a week of searching, I found "it" at White House Black Market. Things were going oh so good. But then-after a few of them tried it on- I started to realize something. The dress looked very different on each one of them, from length to cleavage to fit. So...rather than have them all spend even more money on alternations and such, I set out to find something new. This was harder than I thought. After a month of searching, I came to the conclusion that no dress was going to fit the same on each one of my lovely bridesmaids. So I've decided to let each pick her own classy, tea- length, black, non- strapless dress. This will be much easier on their wallets, preference, and my brain. To help you see what my scatter brain is envisioning, I created the inspiration board below.

All Bridesmaid dresses from JCrew and Bluefly; Heels from BCBG, Wedding dress from the Knot, Ring from Tiffany's, Remaining pictures from Brides and The Bride's Cafe.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bridesmaid Dress Decision

Come back tomorrow for my decision regarding the bridesmaid dresses! To keep you held over until then: Here are some pictures from my absolute perfect vision for our wedding. It was featured on both The Bride's Cafe (Photos 4-5) and Southern Wedding Style (Photos 1-3). Photographer Leigh Miller is incredible and Rebecca Stone from Duet Weddings is genius. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Great Lighting

With our wedding being outdoors, I have been on the lookout for some serious outdoor lighting. Here are some great finds, in addition to more fun stuff, I found on the website of Z Gallerie- an absolute favorite store of mine! Check back often because their sales are insane. Often I can find goods up to 75% off! Nice!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Girlfriend Getaway Contest!!

Fine Living is giving away a 4 day trip to Cabo San Lucas for you plus 3 friends! The trip includes 4 days in Cabo, free airfare, spa gift certificates, free digital cameras, and get this- $10,000 cash! This trip would be a perfect Bachelorette Party Getaway! Enter once a day from now until Friday, June 20th. Good Luck!! Click here.


Potential Wedding Decor items on SALE at Pottery Barn now.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Photo Monday

Today in the Photo Monday Spotlight we have Amelia and Justin Lyon from Amelia Lyon Photography. Check out their wedding blog, browse through their photos, and enjoy. Their website is also full, and I mean full, of amazing galleries. Make sure you check out each of those as well. There's nothing you won't like.