Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Unique Bouquets

I have a hard time with the concept of a wedding bouquet. I never wanted one because I was told the history of having them was to mask the smell of the bride since bathing wasn't a common luxury..yuck..besides the point I didn't want to hold anything on my wedding day. I wanted to wave my arms around, hug people, dance, & party without having to worry about a silly bouquet. Fighting my mom I finally gave in. No matter what tradition you chose to keep on your wedding I LOVE when brides take unique twists and do something different.

Gotta Love Brooch Bouquets

 Here is a few tutorials I like how-to:

 I've always been obsessed with feathers.

Old Hollywood Glam

 In case you get hungry.


 Here's My Bouquet:

Mine was a hybrid between the brooch bouquet and paper flowers. If I was gonna have one it was gonna be meaningful so I had brooches that were from many women in my family and the flowers we my husbands love letters to me while he was on his mission. Something a lil different. Here is the template I used Martha Crepe Rose

Hope you enjoyed!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Easter Cookie Centerpiece

I LOVE cookies. Growing up my mom made cookies more than dinner for us so I see cookies as a well balanced meal :) Love you Mom. I love seeing arrangements that are not only pretty but edible, not the fruit kind, I like something more sinful. Here is a little Easter inspired one..

Outlining & flooding a Monarch Butterfly
It looks like a mess but flooding will hide the flaws.

Flood a little bit, then spread with a toothpick

Finished Product

And because I like buttons

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wedding Films

When I was a little girl picking up dirty plates at the very last half hour of the receptions sometimes I would stop and watch the wedding videos that were playing on repeat close by. Shania Twain and Celine Dion songs use to haunt my mind because for years there were no other tunes featured on their videos. The films were cute and sweet but I applaud Bride & Grooms who not only step out of the box but crush it beneath their feet. I knew when it came to my turn at a video mine wouldn't be like others. Silent movies, harsh lines, dark artistic pieces were our inspiration. Loren Brinton of Brinton Films is edgy like me and is creatively brilliant. He creates so much more than videos, he creates films.

New & Improved

Parties & weddings are pretty much my life. I've been catering with my aunt since I was twelve and I've witnessed the good, the bad, and the ugly. I've seen what works and what doesn't and I want to share that with all of you!

I also have my own event rental company and I will be posting new products, ideas, and projects. Stay tuned for pics from my business trip to LA for some new inventory!