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Featured in Bride & Bloom!
January 15, 2009

I am thrilled to share that Alli & Shon's wedding is featured in the Spring '09 issue of Bride & Bloom magazine. It is out on shelves now, so be sure to grab a copy and check it out! Bride & Bloom is always brimming with fabulous inspiration and ideas- it is such an honor to see my work in one of my very favorite magazines! Thanks so much to Bride & Bloom and to the beautiful Elizabeth Messina for her incredible photos. :)

Congrats, Alli & Shon!


2009- a new year, a new calendar!
January 6, 2009

How the time does fly. One of my favorite things about starting the new year is putting away (but always keeping!) the former year's calendar and going out to get a brand new one for the brand new year. I don't know why I get so giddy about those clean blank pages and the idea of a freshly sharpened pencil taking to them- filling in birthdays, anniversaries and little important tidbits throughout. While the majority of my calendar and schedule organization is in the form of my computer's ical, I still insist every year on satiating my obsession for paper things by getting a new, yummy calendar. It just puts a smile on my face. This year, I stumbled upon Etsy's Little Brown Pen and found the perfect gift for friends and family (as well as myself! Pretty perfect deal- right?) They have the sweetest little downloadable calendars (one even in the cutest ever business card size) for which all you have to do is (to quote their tagline) "JUST. ADD. PAPER." Use a nice, heavy cardstock and your own home printer and within a matter of minutes- you have the perfect little calendar. In addition, Little Brown Pen has sweet stationary, bookplates, gift tags, etc. so definitely check them out.
Also, don't miss the fun video they put together. Too cute!


Happy new year!

I hope everybody had most happy holidays and that you are all enjoying a great start to the new year!
I had a wonderful holiday season which included going home to (snowy!!) Portland to be with my family on Christmas. It always feels so nice to go home and spend such a cozy time with family. We got snowed in at my parents house so we spent the time watching old home movies (much to my embarrassment- my husband still teases me about some of the footage..) eating, playing board games (my dad reigns balderdash champion for the 4th year in a row..) and just being together. It feels great to be back in LA though (where the weather is much more forgiving!) and kick off 2009. It is such an exciting year ahead with some incredible weddings lined up. Also, it is a new year for the blog- as always, I resolve this year to be a better blogger and would love to hear what sort of posts you would all like to see more of! (Aside from of course, more posts!) Leave a comment and let me know- more real weddings, inspiring ideas, interviews, non-wedding things (gasp!), etc.! Can't wait to hear.
And because every post should have a photo-
The sweet Max, my parents' labradoodle- playing in the snow on Christmas..


Photo of placecards

You have just experienced one of the most incredible events of your life. The person who you love most in the world has popped the question and you have answered 'yes!' The whirlwind of the wedding planning world has now opened- questions and excitement from friends and family, your childhood wedding dreams re-visited, wedding magazines taunting you from the shelves of the check out lanes. You are finding yourself with a new language. A vocabulary full of words such as Fiancé, Chivari chairs, fondant--words you had no idea that you knew and now they seem to run off your tongue effortlessly.

I know how fast everything seems and how overwhelming it all can feel at first, so I created this blog to help answer questions, give advice and inspire new ideas.

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