Thursday, July 26, 2012

Real Wedding: Emilie and Tyler

During my time working with Shirley of Fresh Events Company, I had the pleasure of assisting with a totally awesome wedding that was held at the Huron Substation. I had such a great time working on this wedding, that when I came across the pictures I just had to share them with you. This wedding, along with being shown on Fresh Events Company's blog, has also been featured on Style Me Pretty. It was photographed by the fabulous Kari Kochar, who never fails to capture all of the beautiful moments a wedding can offer. Ian from RedShoe LA (my favorite wedding DJ - who will be taking over at my own wedding) created such an incredible mix of music for this wedding that the mood was fantastic and unlike any other wedding I have ever been to. The flowers were beautifully crafted, thanks to Gilly Flowers' unique creations. But the best part of this wedding were all of the DIY ideas that the Bride, Groom, and their families pulled together all by themselves! They made paper chain decorations, chair cushions for lounge furniture, pennant flag escort cards for the entry way, table runners, dessert station decor, and much much more! I've never seen such an incredible hand crafted masterpiece of a wedding. If I had to pick my favorite wedding that I have done thus far... this one would be it! I can only hope that all of the weddings I help produce will turn out as successful as this one. 

I hope you enjoyed these photos as much as I did!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Wedding Paper Divas

Hello readers! Today I have a very special post for, not just those of you who are getting married, but also those of you who enjoy pretty invitations, cards and stationery! Many of you have heard of the fantastic company, Wedding Paper Divas. Those of you who haven't are in for a treat! They have some of the most beautiful and creative invitations out there. I recommend them to all of my clients who are looking for wedding and pre-wedding party invitations. They have a ton of great promotions that are well worth the time you take to check out their site. I, myself, have had my eye on a few of their products for my own wedding! Look at these adorable shower invites...

Just recently the people behind Wedding Paper Divas have launched a new site called TreatTreat allows you to sign in with Facebook and will alert you to birthdays coming up so you can send a personalized card right from your computer. You can even add a gift card and have it sent right to the recipient’s address! They have a wonderful selection of engagement and wedding cards, which can be completely customized with your own special message. I encourage each and every one of you to check it out! The first card you send is free when you use the code "FREETREAT"! Here are some photos of their products...

I hope all my fellow paper junkies enjoy these as much as I do!
Go to and have a happy Friday!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Real Wedding: Matt & Hayley

One of my friends from college just recently got married! When I saw the photos from his wedding I was stunned by how beautiful it turned out. They are such a cute couple, and all of the details of the wedding were fantastic! I just had to share this wedding with all of my readers! Enjoy!

Congratulations to Matt and Hayley!

Photographer: Samuel Potter

Monday, June 4, 2012

Halfway to the Wedding: Vendor Update

There are now 6 months to go until my wonderful fiancé and I say "I do"! We have made lots of progress over the last few months, including hiring the majority of our wedding vendors. Today I want to share a little bit about some of the people who I highly recommend!

We chose Stephen because his photos have a beautifully unique artistic quality to them that both Justin and I (as photographers ourselves) were very impressed by. Stephen has the ability to take the photos that every bride and groom asks for and turn them into a piece of art. That was very important to us in the person who shot our wedding, and Stephen fit the bill perfectly! Here are some of his photos...

Flowers & Day-Of Coordination: Savvy Flowers

Andie of Savvy Flowers and events will be doing both our flowers and day-of coordination. We were very impressed with her impressive arrangements, attention to detail and overall professionalism. I had very specific floral requests that not every florist was able to work with, but Andie pulled out all the stops. She will be able to give me exactly what I want even though I am having a December wedding and all the flowers I was hoping for are not in exactly in season. You've got to love a vendor who can give you exactly what you want without breaking the bank! Here are some photos of her work...

Music: DJ IG from REDshoe LA

I've worked with REDshoe LA several times at the weddings I've done with Fresh Events Company, and let me just tell you... they are phenomenal. Definitely the best wedding DJ's I've ever had the pleasure to work with. They don't just play your average cheesy wedding music. Everything they do is fresh, mixed live, and sets the perfect vibe for the exact wedding you want. I am thrilled that Ian was up to the task of spinning at my wedding! With Justin and I being the music junkies that we are, we had to have the best... and let me just tell you, REDshoe LA is the best!

I've been working with Julie Sepulveda to come up with the perfect cake design for my wedding. This girl knows cake! She has a cream cheese frosting recipe that is to die for. She's done multiple tastings for us for free and her cake is some of the best I've ever tasted! I can't wait to taste the beautiful confectionary creation that she makes for my wedding!

Keep checking back for more updates!