Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Diamonds, Diamonds, Diamonds!

Diamonds, while yes, they are a girl's best friend, also happen to be pretty expensive. As much as every girl would love to wear a big expensive rock around town, we can't all afford it. I've been researching alternatives to expensive diamonds, and I found something that's pretty incredible! Yes, ladies... Im talking about lab made diamonds. Normally I would dismiss the idea pretty easily, but Diamond Nexus Labs has been taking lab made stones to the next level. Not only do they offer certification for their stones, but even jewelers can't tell the difference between a mined diamond and these lab made stones. Pricing ranges, but on average it is about $100 per carat. I'd say that's do-able, wouldn't you? Their advertising campaign is called The Revolution... and what a revolution it is!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Snowy Engagement Session

Today I have a real treat for everyone! A friend of mine from Italy recently got engaged, and this just in... her engagement shoot! How adorable is this couple? Just looking at them would make anyone believe in love.

These beautiful photos were taken by Danny Ebersole.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I Heart the Hearts!

Hearts are big this season. Not just because of Valentine's day, but because they are oh-so-fun and oh-so-stylish! So in honor of Valentines day, here are some great photos of hearts, hearts and more hearts done by some of my favorite photographers!

Photos by Jonathan Ong

Photos by Sarah Yates

Photo by Amelia Lyon

Photo by Gabriel Ryan

Paper Goods by Paper Pastries

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pink Peonies and Polka Dots

What girl isn't crazy about polka dots? Let alone when they are pared with pink peonies?! That (ladies and gentlemen) is a force to be reckoned with. Enjoy some pretty, passionate, and pink inspiration!

Photo Credit
Bridal Gown: I Wedding Dresses
Candy Station: Petit
Flower Hair Clip: Etsy
Escort Cards: Marlin Munoz
Tea Cups: Chris Everard
Wedding Arch: Ash Imagery
Boutonniere: Soon to be Ochoa's
Bridesmaid's Gown: Quail Bridal

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bow Tie Love

I love love love love love love love love love a man in a bow tie! Bow ties are classy and fun and just overall a great look. They can even be used decoratively instead of just as fashion. Check out these cute pics of bow ties done right!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Humble Abode

The Humble Abode is this adorable little venue in San Clemente that houses some extremely talented event professionals. The actual venue is very small... great for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner, but only appropriate for a very small wedding. The vendors that work out of The Humble Abode (Archive Vintage Rentals, BK Designs, Cakewalk Desserts, Contain Yourself, Delphine Invitations & Party Favors, Elements of Artistry, and Events By The Sea)are available to work out of other venues and are so talented! I'm crazy about their work! Very vintage chic and highly recommended!