Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Kristie & Damien - A real Wedding plus WellWed - the Hamptons Magazine

It's such a great pleasure to share with you a glimpse of Kristie and Damien's amazing wedding day that occurred earlier this month. Their special day happened to fall on my birthday :) Kristie contacted me to create her wedding stationary thru etsy but we quickly started exchanging emails and we built a friendship. Both of us having super hectic work schedules and living in different time zones as she lives in Lindenhurst, NY and me being here in LA, we often missed eachother's phone calls but we always somehow managed to get the details right. Kristie knew exactly what she wanted but at the same time gave me the freedom to be creative. Her colors were yellow and grey as she is definitely a modern bride! lots of contemporary details but keeping the traditional wedding etiquette at all times. Aside from their wedding invitations I created matching menus, table card numbers, a seating chart, and all of her labels for the amazing candy bar she created! I couldn't have been happier when she contacted me right after her honeymoon to tell me how amazing their wedding day was along with beautiful pictures! Her photographs by Basia are so gorgeous they caught the eye of WellWed Magazine team and featured Kristie & Damien's wedding day on their blog!! It really captures what a truly beautiful and fun couple they are and I was really privileged to have worked with both. Here are only a few pictures of this amazing day!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Little Red Wagon

I tried a couple of new things this week! I've been wanting to try the Trader Joe's yellow cake mix and white frosting for a 9" cake pan I bought at Joann's about a month ago - finally I baked it on Sunday! The frosting was super easy to make and I pulled out my recent creations and snapped a few pics before we gave the cake a try! My husband refuses to think that I need to purchase a baker's spatula to spread the frosting around. Instead he picked up a venetian plaster spatula from Home Depot and I have to did the job!! I'm not a baker by nature and all I really wanted was to easily spread the delicious frosting on my cake - thanks sweetie for the handy idea! So among new things I'm trying to create more decorations for boys. I just love the little red wagon theme I've been seeing on vintage shops. So now available is my take on the adorable boy red wagon cake topper available on my etsy shop. I look forward to creating more boy theme party decor so if you have any suggestions for me - let me know! Not too far out from my comfort zone I created a mermaid cake topper with lots of little details that include an aqua pearl! I used pearlized cardstock for the little mermaid as well as the age number...I think I like it!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Weekend at the Hollywood Bowl

So far a sweet 10 year tradition with my sweetie is the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. It was Saturday June 16th 2001- our official first date! We showed up with a 6" Subway sub and 2 bottles of water for an entire 9 hour jazz show under the sun! There was jazz, laughter, hand holding and at the end of a fabulous day - a kiss. We had no idea the Hollywood bowl would become so dear to our hearts year after year. It's an event we prepare for weeks - from the time we camp outside of the bowl after midnight (this year we showed up at 10pm!) to purchase our tickets to the weekend it's happening! It's grown to a full blown caravan of coolers, picnic basket, wine totes, and so much fun. This year I decided to use my Hollywood Bowl picnic under the stars cook book for a cold salmon and dill/cucumber sauce recipe that is super tasty! I paired it with a fresh butter lettuce, shrimp and caramelized walnut salad - it was amazing! Jorge chose a Traminer from Mosby winery straight out of our cellar that brought out the flavors of the salmon so well! The weekend was a blast, we met lots of nice people that were there to party and enjoy the day just like us.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Post Birthday Summer Wishes

Every year after my birthday I feel like summer has officially begun :) So as of last Friday my summer is here!! It's my favorite season full of outdoor activities, music, wine, sun tans and lots of romantic evenings with my sweetie. I've been thinking that for our 4 year anniversary this year I want to plan a gorgeous picnic! Since it's only 2 weeks away I got a little help from Etsy to get my creative juices started!! I have the perfect park in mind - El Dorado Regional is finding delicious summer picnic recipes!!

Check out my Etsy treasury:

'Romantic Summer Picnic ' by EMTsweeetie

Clutch Handmade Checked Red ...

5 x 7 Fine Art Giclee Print ...

red Heart Bobby pins - set o...

Little Heart Pie Bites -- He...

Picnic invitation

Fruit Memo Pads (pear, water...

Sweet 100s Luxury Glycerin S...

Shopper's Tote Basket - ...

NIB Picnic Table Server

Summer Evening, 8x10 fine ar...

Picnic and Beach Blanket - r...

Custom fully lined ruffled c...

Button Earrings

DIY Mason Jars Lanterns Wire...

The Forest Princess Flats - ...

Pucker Polish flavored with ...