the only thing as sweet as a wedding, is celebrating the arrival of a baby…this beautiful baby shower was in honor of jennifer smith hale, who knows a thing or two about beauty…she is the publisher & editorial director of the beautiful santa barbara magazine…as she looks forward to the arrival of her first child, jennifer took some time out to celebrate with her closest friends…..here are some of the images from her special day….which included good food, stunning florals & decor by mark’s garden, lots of laughter & a serenade by kenny loggins all at a private estate in santa barbara…..
you can see more of this incredible celebration in the current issue of santa barbara magazine….xoxo
“your love is king…
crown you with my heart.
your love is king…
you’re the ruler of my heart.
your kisses ring…
round & round & round my head.
touching the very part of me.
its making my soul sing.
i’m crying out for more.
your love is king…”
“the sweetest thing
i’ve ever known
was like the kiss
on the collarbone
soft caress of happiness
the way you walk
you’re style of dress
i wish i didn’t get so weak
oh baby, just to
hear you speak
makes me argue
just to see
how much you’re
in love with me “
mothers all over the world know there is nothing quite as sweet as a sleeping baby…..
every year PDN magazine hosts this contest
The New School Of Wedding Photography
it is such an honor to be chosen
jill & josh schwartz are the loveliest, the sweetest couple ever….
their beautiful wedding at the figueroa mountain farmhouse was so amazing…
it is with genuine affection that i share these images with you…their wedding is
currently being featured in instyle weddings…..a simply stunning jo gartin event….
the details of this wedding were so reflective of the couple’s natural style & grace….it
was so natural & elegant….there was so much love & warmth in the air….the organic feeling
of the decor was just beautiful & designed by eden at end design…..the wedding in its entirety
was thoughtfully executed by the incredibly talented jo gartin….i love everything this wedding
and this wonderful couple….it was such an honor to capture their love & affection….
project wedding is featuring this lovely lisa vorce wedding all week….xoxo
myra & leandra, who both won autographed copies of tori spelling’s book sTORI TELLING…..thank you to everyone who responded…its a joy to hear your experiences & love stories….
“My husband and I first started spending time together in the summer before our senior year of high school. We were in the same English class that fall and decided to do our summer reading together sprawled under a tree in a meadow at our county park. Somewhere in the first 20 pages or so of the book, his hand crept slowly closer to mine. Gradually we let our fingers intertwine. We spent the rest of the afternoon holding hands, lying in the grass and staring at the blue sky, dreaming.”
“A special moment in my life was with my husband a little over a year ago around Valentine’s. I had just started my business and was working ridiculous hours since I had a full time job also. I didn’t think we were doing anything for Valentine’s and my husband surprised me with tickets to Washington D.C. (we live in Oregon!). He planned out a whirlwind weekend so we could redo a past date we had in D.C. several years prior. He told me to pack a bag after work on Friday and we were on a plane a couple hours later. We went to all the museums on Saturday and I got a mild case of food poisoning from the cafe. Although he had made reservations at the same restaurant we dined at previously, he was completely fine canceling it to order room service since I was a bit under the weather. It was great to spend time with him and revisit the same places we visited while we were dating. Even though we didn’t get to go to the same restaurant, it was great to be taken care of and to spend time with my husband, who really went the extra mile. That was even better than wining and dining out.”
kiss & tell…..
“When I was 6 and 7 we (the neighborhood kids) would play a game
called “Kissy Boy, Kissy Girl”. It was like a game of tag but instead
of tagging you had to kiss the person and then you would be ‘it’ and
have to go kiss someone else to make them ‘it’. I remember the first
time I was introduced to this and was so sad because none of the boys
would run after me….it was always my girlfriends in their iron-on
unicorn t-shirts and hello kitty hair bobbles that they were interested in.
As I became more used to this game, I would start to suggest playing
it whenever ‘cute boys’ would come over to play in the neighborhood.
Of course, the only boys that wanted to play were the ones that I
found gross…Maybe this is why my mom wouldn’t let me date
till I was 16yrs old.” Kristen from Bliss*
My how things change…Kristen is all grown up now & the owner of a successful wedding business Bliss* Video Productions….she also recently married a very cute boy & the love of her life (Todd) and their stunning wedding will be featured in the summer 2009 issue of modern bride….this beautiful & talented woman is enjoying a life full of happiness and kisses…..xoxo