Wednesday, April 30, 2008

BBJ Linens

i am so excited about this website! this is one of the best fine linen rental websites i've ever come across. bbj linens has an excellent and grand inventory of fine linens, in all different colors and fabrics, including: chair covers, chair ties, napkins, table runners, and a wonderful couture line that is custom designed for their most exclusive clientele. but one of the most exciting parts of their website is the interactive "design center" where they feature their new designs or you can create your own look. it is so fun! i put together a couple of my own--obviously inspired by the orange and greens...why? ...i'm not sure. it's just so luxurious and glamours. bbj linens also has a great photo gallery to look at events they have so masterfully created. i have shown some of those as well. love it! check it out. their locations are all over the country--the seattle branch services the portland area.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Beautiful Plates

i understand that plates aren't necessarily the first thing you think of when planning a wedding, but i had to post these gorgeous plates just for inspiration. i found all these images off of house beautiful. it is one of my favorite magazines i receive each month--my husband and i are currently in the middle of a little house remodel/add-on and i love to look through all kinds of things to find ideas for my home. but, a lot of what i find spurs me on to create ideas for weddings too! i hope you enjoy these as much as i do.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Jared Birt Photography

good morning and i hope you all had a wonderful weekend in the sun! today, with great pleasure i am featuring photographer jared birt. my husband and i were blessed enough to meet up with him downtown at sip and cranz (which i love in the pearl!) to look through his portfolio and talk wedding "shop"--well, my husband didn't do too much talk, but he did enjoy a sugar-free vanilla latte :) anyway, we had a wonderful time. and though jared may be a little less known around these parts, he is one of those hidden jewels in the portland area--such a fantastic photographer with a great eye for the beautiful. and his urban style, in his personal and professional life comes through so wonderfully in his photography--
jared sent me some photos from last years wedding season and hopefully we shall be updated with more weddings to come from him this year. enjoy and thank you jared!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Gown Friday

it's friday again! yeah!

i hope you all had a wonderful week--tomorrow it's supposed to be around the mid-60s outside! this may sound like a ridiculous thing to praise if you are not living in the portland, oregon area, but for us, this is as good as it gets right now :) have a fabulous weekend and enjoy this preview of tara keely for spring 2009. here in portland, you can find her gowns at
anna's bridal in lake oswego.

i used almost every image from from her new line--LOVE her! the silk and dutchess satin trumpet gowns with strapless, sweetheart necklines are so simply feminine and wonderfully glamorous. i think i could wear every one for my own wedding (that is, if i wasn't already married. i am available for any gown modeling. ha! right...). my personal fav is of course the first one above--so chic.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Green Paper!

in honor of earth day and "green week" i found these plantable, recycled paper products--such an inventive and wonderfully green idea! each product is handmade with recycled paper products and can be planted in the ground to grow beautiful wild flowers. wedding invitations, journals, party favors, stationary, notecards and calendars are all available and are a wonderful eco idea each and every guest can personally use to beautify their own homes! there are many options to choose from Botanical Paperworks, but these are just a few:

Monday, April 21, 2008

Cake Inspiration

i found this cake on instyle weddings a while ago and finally i have put together some inspiration boards. i love the bright colors--gorgeous and so fun to play around with!

Romantic Green

J Crew Silk Chiffon Abigail Dress
Cox & Cox "Wedding" Sign
Studio Olivine the Polly Invitation
Angel Sanchez Gown
J Crew
Maritine Satin Party Clutch
J Crew Peep-Toe Mary Janes

Red Glam

Preston Bailey Ceremony
Gown by Vineyard
Anya Hindmarch Louisa Mirrored Clutch
Classic Cake by Ron Ben-Israel
Studio Olivine the Ruby Invitation

Airy Blue
Diane Von Furstenburg Tuvallu Kimono Dress
Table Setting from Instyle Weddings
Blue Bouquet from
Martha Stewart Weddings
Oscar de la Renta Doheny Oversized Clutch
Erickson Beamon Arcade Ring
Classic Cake by Ron Ben-Israel
Claire Pettibone Gown
Sergio Rossi Round Toe Platform Pump