Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pie Sticks

If you are like me and can shove a whole pie in your mouth whenever the opportunity presents itself... well... let me just say, you may want to have some alone time with yourself and drift off to your happy place whilst reading this post.


Papel Picado

At what point does your wedding actually become a Mexican themed wedding? After you offer margaritas, sangria and tostadas? After you special request palapas from Indio? After you light your reception with luminarios? After you include prayer candles in your centerpieces?

Because I'm just saying, I think we are one Mariachi band away from full-fledged Mexicana.

Screw it, I am still totally ordering these:

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I know it's wierd. But I love paper. I hoard it. I buy random scrapbook 12 x 12s that I save for years with no intention of using. I love the textures, I love the colors. I love the crispness of text on a solid background. I love how it is neat and contained and perfect.

My brother has been telling me to just give in and become a graphic designer for years now. I think I might take his advice...

I think our invites are going to be a bit lame compared to the paper torch I carry for the thousand dollar wedding invite suites I have been oogling online. But I will just continue to oogle.

Here's whats been inspiring me across the blogosphere for our save the dates. Sorry for the lack of credits but my internet went down before I could link the saved files. I think you will find snippets from each of these when you get ours in the mail... no I havent mailed them, they aren't even finished yet!

PS: There are exactly 8 months to go 'til the BIG DAY!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Gown Showdown

Battle of the Christos organza and alençon lace ball gown... excuse me if there is drool on the screen. Anyone want to start the "Tasha should have a Christos gown" fund? I swear I would wear it at least once a week. :)

Wisteria - Tulle A-line gown with embroidery at bustline and train

Maribel - dotted silk organza ball gown

Daphne - Organza A-line gown with alençon lace bodice

Ainsley - Alençon lace and silk organza A-line gown with beaded lace and pleated tulle

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wedding Craft Purchases

We did it! We spent real money on real wedding paraphernalia! That means this thing is ON BABY! We bought the materials for our save the dates (yes!) AND we bought our invites (I know it's early but we liked them so...) and all the crafty goodness to make them our own.

Now we're on a roll and can't stop spotting crafty things we want to buy and make such as:

Pretty paper flowers from Paper Source. Actually we just want to buy floral tape and wire and find a free template for the petals online...

Martha Stewart pom pom kit from Michael's for 7 white poms. Me likey... yes, the 70s are back!

Basically I want to buy anything from the Marth Stewart craft collection like these sorbet colored paper flower stickers:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Palm Springs Wedding

Palm Springs wedding baby!

This beautiful wedding at the Colony Palms Hotel comes from 100layercake and I highly recommend you check this ness OUT. Especially if you happen to like Alix & Kelly dresses, paloma's nest ring bowls, or succulents and pumpkins at your weddings... yea.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Reception Eye Candy

Would you just look at those big fat banquet tables...

Oooh and these ones are so coraly. Yum!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Gown Showdown

Here, the battle of the designer with the collection! BCBG by Max Azria vs. Laundry by Shelli Segal.

My beautiful friend Yumiko works for Mr. Max Azria of BCBG so I have been scoping out their coral bridesmaidesque dresses online. Maybe we'll go shopping together soon :)

BCBG's Pleated Neck Dress or Shirred Chiffon Dress both in poppy:

vs. Laundry's Silk Chiffon Gown or Charmeuse Gown both in coral:

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Budgetastic Wedding E-Zine

I have a confession: I hate the word 'zine. Now that that's out of my system, I can introduce to you a really neat online magazine for the budget savvy bride:
It's not only pretty to look at while you're bored at your office job (achem, not me) but it also has an awesome real brides' budget breakdown section that makes me feel worlds better about our own wedding fund allocation. Don't I sound professional?

In their words this mag is "Inspiring budget savvy brides with style." Oh, yea they are!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Time Machine Wedding

I'm pretty sure these people hopped on their time machine, went into the future, took pictures of our wedding, came back to 2009 and used all of our ideas in their LA wedding at the Smog Shoppe. I mean come on... pink-orange, ivory, grey and green? vests?! palm trees?! peonies?! polaroids?!

At least we know it all looks pretty dang hot together, right?!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Yummy Place Cards

How cute...

Monday, July 13, 2009

I Dig Dusty Miller

Oh man, would you just look at that bouquet? The dusty miller, the big fat peonies... JUST LOOK AT IT!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Anika London's Lovely Lenses

All I can say when I look at these luscious, romantic, mouth-watering photos from Anika London is WOW.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Get your mind out of the gutter! That stands for Save The Dates. Obviously!

Boy are we procrastinating with those... To be fair, we had a genius design all picked out but our plans were thwarted and now we find ourselves looking for new ideas. Most of our friends have done STD magnets (hehe!) and we might do that too. There's some really cute pre-made paper STDs out there that seem to embody the "modern folk chic" vibe we're going for. Here, a smattering.


The following are via Minted:

La Fete

Rustic Western

Simple Sophisticate

Look for one soon in a mailbox near you!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Napa Honeymoon

Remember when I said Napa would be an awesome place to honeymoon if we stayed stateside? I'm so smart. Wouldn't you know that I opened this month's Food & Wine to find the question, "Is Napa America's Best Vacation Spot"

How cool is it that they post their entire magazine articles online for free? Love that.

Anatomy of a Commune

Over the weekend the groom and I went for a little non-wedding related mini-vaca to good ole Palm Desert. We do that. Of course we couldn't resist visiting the future site of our wedding reception! I took a few pics on my phone cam for you, please excuse the quality. Blogging really helps me to better organize my thoughts and picture how everything is going to flow.

Thanks for taking a mental walk with me!

Here's a few good views of the exterior of the Commune, notice the garage door style glass doors... the pool... the mountains... ooooooh. ahhhhh.

The Jons playin a little paddle ball/the view from inside of the cocktail reception area outside.

I couldn't really envisage the layout of everything until this trip. Jon (that would be my honey Jon, not my uncle Jon pictured below) had some great ideas regarding the curtains you see in this pic.

We are going to use the curtain to the right as a backdrop to our head table, which will be positioned about where the table is in this photo with the dance floor in front. This will give us a seperate entry area for the guest book and gift table (yay, gifts!). I am going to see if they have any other color besides this dark denim, but if not, don't worry about it!

Remember my post about luminarias? Of course you do. This is a view of the area everyone will enter and exit the Commune through and we plan to line it with lovely luminaries.

Tamales, anyone?