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“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth,
for thy love is better than wine…..

And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved,
that goeth down sweetly,
causing the lips  of those that are asleep to speak.
I am my beloved’s and his desire is toward me.
Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field;
let us lodge in the villages.
Let us get up early to the vineyards;
Let us see if the vines flourish,
whether the tender grape appear,
and the pomegranates bud forth:
There i will give thee my loves.
The mandrakes give a smell,
and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits,
new and old, which i have laid up for thee,
O my Beloved”

SONG OF SONGS

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OH, HOW CHARMING! 

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lisa vorce of OH, HOW CHARMING! is truly amazing….she is a talented and devoted
event producer….she literally brings a couple’s dreams to life….and does so with such
grace….her weddings capture the personal style of a couple…feast your eyes on this….

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this beautiful wedding took place at the figueroa hotel in los angeles….the bride’s
lovely beaded wedding gown was stunning….everything was truly magnificent…..

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the location was perfectly suited to the bride & groom’s desire for a morocccan
celebration….and lisa’s attention to detail added the the overall experience….. 
from the rich colors & stunning florals to the aroma of incense  in the air…..

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the couple had a beautiful huppa was made from pieces of fabric that had been sent
to all their guests before the wedding ….each guest made a square in honor of their
nuptials….they were literally standing beneath the blessing of their loved ones…. 

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even the yamakas complimented the overall look & feel of the wedding….

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lisa vorce is a truly talented woman….who weaves a couple’s personal style into
every event she produces….the result is beautiful events with intimate touches….. 

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may all of your wedding day dreams come true…xoxo

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THE SWEET LIFE

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may your sunday be full of simple pleasures….in our house
 a cup of tea on a cloudy day always brings smiles….pair it with
a slice of homemade cake….mmmm…..simply delicious…..

CHOCOLATE CAKE & HOT TEA
another perfect pair….
happy sunday….
xoxoxo

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“When I look in the mirror and the only one there is me
Every freckle on my face is where it’s suppose to be
And I know my creator didn’t make no mistakes on me
My feet, my thighs, my Lips, my eyes, I’m loving what I see

Am I less of a lady if I don’t wear panty hose?
My momma said a lady ain’t what she wears but what she knows…
But I’ve drawn the conclusion, it’s all an illusion
Confusion’s the name of the game
A misconception, a vast deception,
Something got to change

Now don’t be offended this is all my opinion
Ain’t nothing that I’m saying law
This is a true confession 
Of a life learned lesson 
I was sent here to share with y’all
So get in when you fit in
Go on and shine
Clear your mind 
Now’s the time
Put your salt on the shelf
Go on and love yourself
‘Cause everything’s gonna be alright”

INDIA ARIE

beautiful

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PURE BLISS* NUPTIALS

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it is with great happiness that i share with you the intimate photographs of kristen* & todd’s elegant summer wedding….you simply must pick up the newest issue of MODERN BRIDE, which has a beautiful four page spread on this truly unique & inspiring wedding….all the elements of this special day were brilliantly executed by sasha souza, an amazing event planner in northern california…..

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the couple exchanged vows at nestledown a stunning location, literally “nestled” in lush foliage & beautiful redwood trees….it was the perfect backdrop for kristen’s vision of a wedding inspired by nordic mythology & art nouveau….their wedding felt like a A Midsummer Night’s dream soiree…..

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this vintage london taxi was the stylish couple’s get away vehicle

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kristen’s wore a beautiful hand crafted shrug over a stunning lace la sposa gown….the shrug was not only a work of art but a very special momento for the bride….it was made by holly stalder from lace that belonged to kristen’s great great grandmother….such a stunning and meaningful piece….

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kristen* also wore a stunning one of a kind headpiece made by leah c…..todd wore a vintage suit, made by al’s attire…. kristen* & todd are such a beautiful couple…so sweet & incredibly stylish….

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todd shielded his eyes as he waited to see kristen* for the first time….and at the ceremony, sasha souza created the most adorable “toss me” table for the couple…….the guests filled little cups with an array of  beautiful flowers & herbs & tossed them at the stunning couple as they walked down the aisle….

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the amazing florals were created by northern california based leah lowry

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the guests dined on locally grown organic cuisine at stunning tables designed by sasha souza

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kristen’s hair was an amazing nordic inspired updo with braids woven throughout….

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at the end of the evening, the couples & their guests danced and celebrated inside a barn, adorned by sasha souza with beautiful fabric & candles…their art nouveau cake was created by san francisco based i dream of cake….and guests enjoyed hundreds of homemade cookies made with love by the bride’s mother and grandmother…. i hope this incredibly beautiful blissful event inspires your own….

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xoxoxo

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What Makes a Dad

God took the strength of a mountain, 
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun, 
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature, 
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages, 
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring, 
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity, 
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, 

He called it … Dad

~~Author Unknown.~~

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

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