Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Marriage Made in Camelot

For some reason I have always LOVED the Kennedy's. There is something magical about this family. Yes, they have had their scandals and what's commonly referred to as the Kennedy Curse, but despite all that (or maybe because of it) their memory lives on. Jackie Kennedy Onassis was a fashion icon every day, but especially on her wedding day. I remember seeing her wedding dress on display in a Boston museum when I was 12, and buying a postcard of the photo below for my bedroom wall.

Everything about this dress & veil is perfection.

Sources: The Blue Moon Wedding, Jacqueline Kennedy, Pink Slip Dress Boutique

Happy Birthday Joyce!

Over the summer I had the privilege of coordinating Miss Joyce's 80th Birthday Party! It was so great seeing her with family & friends, celebrating her life. I pray that when I'm 80 my friends & family will have the same wonderful things to say about me that Joyce's said about her.

The Birthday Girl!
Joyce's daughter had this beautiful garden backyard, a perfect spot for a celebration.

A table full of memories...a hit with guests.
One of my favorite pictures of Joyce...adorable!
We discovered some other things that got their start in 1930...Snickers was one of them!

Delicious food provided by Ascent Events
Chip, owner & head chef at Ascent Events, made these amazing & enormous chocolate chip cookies as favors.

Hard at work setting out placecards
I also made the centerpieces

Cake provided by Ascent Events, additional desserts provided by family

Family Photo
Here's to many more birthdays, Joyce!

Photos by Mary Rosenbaum

The Princess Bride

When you think of an iconic wedding, the first one that pops in your head is probably Princess Di and Prince Charles. While their lives were filled with scandal and Diana's ended in tragedy, they gave us priceless photos of a fabulous wedding, one that will inspire brides for years to come.

How'd you like to have a train this long?Or a cake this big?
Sources: The Wedding Tiara, Proposal Magazine, PVE Design, Clara's Designer Cakes

A Royal Engagement

"The wait is over: Prince William and Kate Middleton, having been a couple on and off for eight years, are finally set to wed, they have announced.

While no date has been revealed, it is thought the ceremony will be held in a few months and be the biggest since William's mother, Diana, married Prince Charles.

'Everyone is absolutely delighted. He has never had eyes for any other woman since Kate came on the scene,' says an old friend. 'She is going to make a wonderful wife, a wonderful princess.'

Both the future bride and groom are 28." --People

Sketches of the bride's potential wedding dress

We can't all be Princess Brides, but we can live vicariously through Kate + William.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

{real wedding} Heather + Matthew

Michelle Noel took these beautiful pictures of Heather + Matthew's wedding day! September 18, 2010 was a gorgeous day for a wedding. Rancho Capistrano was the venue & Saddleback Church Food Services provided the food.

How cute is she??

Loved this cake! The video game theme was played out in their table names.

Stylin' groom
Beautiful bride
A great Father Daughter moment

Congrats Heather + Matthew!!