Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Real Wedding Wednesday

A Charming Backyard Reception

Ashley Spurzem & Alec Babiarz

Asking your girlfriend’s father for his daughter’s hand in marriage is a traditional and still often used gesture. For Alec Babiarz, it took an unexpected turn and Ashley first learned of her engagement by her Father’s congratulatory phone call. Alec’s quick wit helped him make the best of the situation and he still managed to surprise her a week later at 6am with a ring-adorned Lily. Ashley began planning her wedding day and focused on incorporating family touches throughout. Her husband’s childhood backyard was a natural choice and set the perfect stage for this casually elegant affair.

 Ashley’s Advice: 

“Remember that this day is about BOTH of you!
Involve your husband-to-be so that when the big day arrives,
he doesn’t just see you, he sees himself too.”

{CEREMONY} San Diego Botanic Garden 
{RECEPTION} Private Home
{COORDINATOR} Bliss Events
{PHOTOGRAPHY} Aaron Willcox Photography   
{FLORIST} Rae Florae 
{LINENS} Raphael’s Party Rentals 
{CATERING} Culinary Concepts 
{WEDDING CAKE} Sweet Cheeks Baking Company 
{HAIR & MAKEUP} The Bustle Beauty Salon 
{DRESS} The Bustle 
{MEN'S FORMALWEAR} A Better Deal Tuxedo 
{JEWELRY/RINGS} The Diamond Boutique 
{HONEYMOON} and Travel Paris, Amsterdam and Madrid

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Trending Tuesday

Marry Go Round - Whimsical Vintage Theme

Coordinator Amorology Weddings
Florist Twigg Botanicals

Soft pastel pink and mint green lent a candy-like feel across this whimsical "Marry Go Round" inspired table. "Giddy Up" sherbet and Seven-Up floats greeted guests at each place setting with paper carousel horses on barbershop striped straws. Pink cotton candy cupcakes and a tiered mint green cake completed the theme and were a playful delicious treat!

{PHOTOGRAPHER} Sunday Romance Photography
{LOCATION} Leo Carillo Ranch   
{LINENS} La Tavola   
{CHAIRS} Found Vintage Rentals 
{CHINA} Anthropologie
{STATIONERY} Brightly Designed
{CAKE/CUPCAKES} Elizabethan Bakery  
{GOWN} Lazaro  
{SUIT} A Better Deal Tuxedo 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Must-Haves


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The perfect gift for your maid of honor, bridesmaids, moms and siblings. 

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