Friday, December 30, 2011

If you are planning a 2012 wedding, make sure you take advantage of our end of the year sale!

Contact Cassie Gahm to schedule your initial consultation:
(949) 413-3544

Any client who comes for their initial consultation in January is eligible for this discount. 
Just make sure to mention this blog post!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. I am really looking forward to this particular Christmas because it will be my first one where I get to spend the whole day with my fiance! This time next year, I'll get to spend it with my husband instead! So exciting!

I hope all of you lovely brides to be, grooms to be, married people, single people, and everyone in between have a fabulous holiday! Merry Christmas to all!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Inspiration Board #1

So today I took my first crack at making an inspiration board for my own wedding! I used to pull inspiration pictures and put this board together. The direction I am deciding on is a very fun, colorful and lively vibe. I want there to be a color explosion mixed into a very modern, urban background. I love do it yourself details, so you can bet that I will be going DIY crazy over the next year! I want there to be music, color, glitter, creativity, heritage and love infused into every detail!

I'm Engaged!

After four years (and then some) of having a wonderful boyfriend, I now have a wonderful fiance! Justin finally popped the question when we went to Vegas this week to celebrate my birthday. We were getting ready to go out on the town and I decided to get all dressed up. Justin told me to let him know when I was all dressed and ready to go, so I told him I gave him a heads up that I was  coming out. When I opened the door, he had our song playing and he was on one knee holding a ring (wearing his very handsome suit, I might add). "Surprise!"

Well naturally, I started tearing up and then I even surprised myself by saying, "Are you SERIOUS?" After that I couldn't stop giggling and jumping for joy. Justin kept trying to be serious and tell me how much he loved me and why he wanted to marry me, but I was too overcome with happiness to even take in his beautiful speech.

The ring is a radiant cut stone with a double band. The center stone is 3/4 karats and there are 47 diamonds in total. It was designed by Scott Kay and has every feature I ever wanted!

Let the planning madness begin! Keep checking back in to see the planning and designing progress.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fabulous Fall Weddings

Photo via Offbeat Bride

Surprisingly, one of the busiest times of year for weddings has become the fall. People are always surprised when I tell them this, because most women want to get married when it's warm and when pink flowers are in season. Ladies, it's time to embrace a new tradition! Weddings in the fall offer so many opportunities that spring and summer simply do not. Break away from the overdone pink summer weddings and embrace the fall foliage! Fall offers the opportunity for rustic weddings, delicious seasonal foods and beautiful golden color palates. 

Use rustic elements like mason jars, raffia, buttons, and gold hand made jewelry accents to set your autumn wedding to a crafty start.

Use the wonderful fall foods to your advantage by offering guests delicious treats like cinnamon roll bites, hot apple cider, pumpkin ale, and pumpkin ice cream floats! Your guests will leave satisfied after such a taste treat sensation. 
Chocolate cake, say what?

Using in season elements, like pumpkins, in the midst of all of the flowers and decor that you can't do without, like the gorgeous peonies pictured above, is a great way to keep costs down, fill out your table and add to the homey, fall sensation of an event.

You can't go wrong with a great cable knit sweater over a light hearted gown with some great shoes as a whimsical fun look to enjoy your wedding day. Some girls love the short dresses, and some girls have always dreamed of a good old fashioned ball gown. Both options are fabulous, just make sure that whatever you wear, you have fun with your look.

As for the groom, just because its cooler weather does not mean he has to dress in a dark suit or tux. Light grey or even tan is perfectly acceptable for this time of year. To make his look even more exciting, us some of the fantastic fall foliage in his boutonniere to continue your cohesive fall theme.

Gold and coper tones are everywhere you look this time of year, so why not tie in those accent colors to your look? Have a fabulous metallic clutch to complete your bridal look and then wear some gorgeous coper lingerie to surprise your groom with on your wedding night! While we are on the subject of the groom, you could even get him some golden cufflinks to go with his subdued light grey look. Wear a golden belt with your gown, and why not some gold shoes to match?  Since you are already having so much fun with the gold, throw in some accents to your wedding decor. Gold flatware is a great idea, and something that will set you apart from everyone else. Golden cakes, anyone? 
Accents are everything!

If you don't want to go crazy with the fall foliage colors, then you can try using bright green to offset some pops of yellow, orange and red. You will still get the feeling that fall is in the air, but it will be a much lighter and brighter feel than what anyone would anticipate a fall wedding to have. You can never go wrong by surprising your guests!

Feel free to go crazy with the rustic wedding details. They naturally add to the sensation of fall and never fail to look amazing for photos. People leave weddings having appreciated all the little details, and the rustic vibe makes them inexpensive to execute and fabulous decor additions.

Call or e-mail us today to book your 2012 fall wedding!

Bundled Up Brides

People! It's fall! It is the time of year where it is a-ok to get all bundled up and enjoy the chic fall sweater and scarf fashions... EVEN at your wedding! Gone are the days when brides had to pretend that they weren't freezing when it is 40 degrees outside and they are wearing a strapless gown. I say, no more cold brides! Embrace the cute sweaters, ladies! Enjoy the wonderful cable knit warmth as a part of your wedding day ensemble! Here are some great examples of bundled up brides. 

If you bundled up on your wedding day, or even just while attending a wedding... I'd love to see! Send me your photos!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Holiday Party Planning!

We are very excited for this holiday season, because we will be offering holiday party coordination!

Book before Thanksgiving for a 10% discount!

Urban Weddings

I've alway's been a suburban girl, myself. However, lately I've found myself in the middle of the big city pretty frequently. I can't help but be impressed by the enormity of the giant skyscrapers and the hustle and bustle of the fast paced city lifestyle! Country weddings in wide open spaces have been very popular lately, but there's something to be said about a super chic, modern, urban wedding. 

Here are some gorgeous photos of city weddings done right!

Monday, October 3, 2011

LA Floral Workshop

Our LA Floral Event with Celadon and Celery is quickly approaching! Workshops are $300 and private classes are available by appointment. To sign up contact or 646.675.3274.

We will be offering complimentary wedding coordination consultations at each workshop. Sign up today! See you there!

Guiness Goodness!

I found a picture of this miraculous looking dessert on Green Wedding Shoes and followed the link to Sprinkle Bakes  where I got so excited that I could barely keep myself from jumping up and down! A Guiness pudding?! Could such deliciousness truly exist?! Normally I'm not a recipe-poster, but this is just too good to pass up. Here are the ingredients and instructions as are posted on Epicurious.


8 Large Egg Yolks
1 Cup Sugar
One 14.9-ounce can Guiness Draught
3 cups heavy cream
7 ounces high-quality bittersweet (70 to 70% cacao) chocolate, finely chopped


In large nonreactive mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar.

Open can of Guinness and slowly pour into 4-cup measuring cup, pouring down side of cup to reduce foaming. Pour half of Guinness (about 7/8 cup) into heavy-bottomed 3-quart saucepan. Add 2 1/4 cups cream and whisk to combine. Set over medium heat and heat, whisking occasionally, until bubbles just begin to form at edges. Remove from heat, add chocolate, and whisk until smooth.

Slowly pour hot chocolate mixture into eggs, whisking constantly to prevent curdling. Return mixture to saucepan and set over moderately low heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens and coats back of spoon, about 15 minutes. (Pudding will look separated.) Pour into blender and blend on high for 1 minute. 

Divide pudding among glasses, leaving at least 1 inch of space at top of each. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled and set.

Meanwhile, pour remaining Guinness into small saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to moderately low and simmer, uncovered, until reduced to 1 tablespoon, about 20 minutes. Pour syrup into small bowl and let cool.
Beat remaining cream until soft peaks form. Add Guinness syrup and beat until combined. Divide cream among 6 glasses of pudding and serve.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

70th Birthday Tea Party

We are very excited this week because work has begun on the 70th Birthday Tea Party for a very special lady named Paula Rinde. Paula is a quilter who has never had a big party in her life... even her wedding was a quiet little church wedding. We decided to step in and do something about this, because a 70th birthday party can be nothing but a big to-do affair! 

We are planning a beautiful tea party for Paula using all of the tea cups that she collects, a mismatch of pretty antique furniture, and a stunning dessert station to take the cake!  I can't wait to see the final result! Here are some inspiration photos I've pulled from various sources online. It's going to be so much fun!