Thursday, October 6, 2011

~Modern Centerpiece~

How much better can life be, than to wake up to your name in The Wedding Chicks Blog.  What an absolute joy!

 bride is wearing a Jasmine Bridal Gown

 one of a kind headpiece

 groom is wearing Banana Republic sweater
Event Design and Coordinator: Lindye Galloway Events
Venue: Oasis Center, Newport Beach
Makeup and Hair: Hair by Allie
Cake/Desserts/Catering: Jay’s Catering
Floral Design: French Buckets
Bridal Stylist: Hope Stanley
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

~The Magic of The Shoes~

 christian louboutin
     Shoes, all girls love them!  Dorthy was obsessed with her Ruby slippers and Carrie loved her Manolo's.  Unfortunately we may not be able to afford the shoes that make our heart pitter patter and a small deep sigh escape our mouth.  A beautiful pair of shoes is a piece of art.  Bridal shoes should be coveted, displayed, and deeply admired.  Your shoes, like your wedding gown, should be like no other pair of shoes that have or will ever touch your dainty toes...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sweet Sweets and more Sweets

     I just adore sweets..... pink with sprinkles, chocolate with butter cream, you name it, I love it.... I'm so taken by sweet tables at weddings... they can be warm and inviting and a big kids delight.... I remember wanking in Paris and looking in all the beautiful storefront windows, at the confection dreams..I'm delighted by a well thought out sweet table at a wedding.. wonderful memories come flooding back..

Sunday, September 4, 2011

its all in the details

When all the details come together you have some amazing pictures..This is some of my favorite photographs taken at a workshop.  Details, Details, details.. from the flowers to the food to the unfinished room in the photo below.. amazing!
photograohed by John Dinh at Serra Plaza
Flowers: French Buckets

beautiful bride Ashly

Ashly is wearing a gown by James Clifford

food Jays Catering
Ashly captured by Corina Shauntele

beautifully photographed by Hanssie Trainor

how could I not love the tart with the place card hope...xoxox

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Devon and Travis at Serra Plaza Bridal Suite

 Serra Plaza in San juan Capistano
 Flowers by French Buckets
 Hair: Diego Ortega
 Make up: Lisa O'Connor
 Photography: Natahanial Kam
I chose Devon a Manual Mota, Pronovias bridal gown specifically for the suite.  The lace, empire waist gown plays well with the suites gray flooring and silver mirrored accents.  I wanted Devon to have an Audrey Hepburn feeling, via My Fair Lady. She is wearing a vintage crown and Antique 1940's earrings from my private collection.  Travis is wearing a classic black Tux.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Long Beach Japanese Garden

 Issue 13
 gown styled by Hope Stanley
 Flowers: Honey and Poppies
 Jays Catering
Photography Sarah K. Chen
 Event Designer: Grand Soirees Event design and Coordination

This is a shoot from November of last year... The brides Marisa gown originally had a blue satin sash but was changed to a pink sash because blue is seen as bad luck. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

"The Quiet Man" inspired bride

bride styled by hope stanley
make up lisa o'connor elements of artistry 
 floral by bound, a floral and event studio 
 fascinator: mikiye creations
 photography: maria longhi photography
I was inspired by the the movie "the quiet man" with john wayne and maureen o' hara...  the model has that fiery red hair and alabaster skin... she was the perfect candidate for a Irish maid...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Coto Valley was featured in Style Unveiled

 I just love the way this Blush by Jim Hjelm gown photographed

Jay's Catering was the caterer for this beautiful shoot

 I just adore this burlap runner
 I wish everyone could have seen all the silly behavior to keep the horses attention
Hanssie Trainor Photography, French Buckets, Fusion Linens, Sugarbaker and Toad, Typologie and Co, Diego Ortega, Elements of Artistry, and Hope Stanley Bridal Stylist.


This is still one of my favorite shoots.. I adore this Pronovias gown....I will post this shoot next week with all its information.... have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 22, 2011

great day off

~I had two wonderful days off with my girls~

French Buckets

    ~One of the sweetest, an artist and dear
person is, Sussanna.  I've been fortunate enough to have worked with Sussanna on several occasions. She owns the beautiful floral studio, French Buckets! Her work is amazing..   Sussanna, who is an artist by training, has a way of creating unforgettable floral arrangements and stunning bouquets.. Here is a sample of her creations from a recent article from Style Unveiled~

roses, lavender, hydrangea's

Wedding vendors involved include: Photography: Imagery Immaculate Event Design: Wedding Jeannie Flowers: French Buckets Florist Stationery: Petalos Di Pauli Cake: Erica O'Brien Cake Design Venue: Serra Plaza Events Catering: Jay's Catering Bridal Stylist: Hope Stanley Beauty: Design Visage Dresses: Mary Me Bridal Chair Rentals: Chameleon Chair Rentals: Classic Party Rentals