This Beautiful Couple….
were married at an extravagant malibu estate…their wedding was beautifully created by event designer sasha souza….the details of the day were so rich & luscious….nicole dahm was stunning in a custom made dress by Baracci….her shoes were by Rene Caovilla….the bride’s style set the tone for the entire celebration….enjoy this feast for the eyes….

nicoleandmichael1The Details….
After a heartfelt ceremony, the quests made their way to the cocktail party. The cocktail party was stunning, with a 16′ ice bar that served 5 pounds of Osetra Caviar and Vodka, which was the centerpiece of the event.  There were also two champagne bars serving vintage Dom Perignon….all in frosted glassware. Although there were scatter showers through out the day…the event was so wonderful. Sasha Souza worked her magic & took care of every detail with such grace….The rain was gone in time  for the guests to enjoy the cocktail party. After cocktails came the equally stunning wedding dinner. The wedding dinner was simply beautiful, with incredibly sexy rich fabric, 15,000 red Ecuadorian roses, black crystal chandeliers, three kinds of custom linen and crystal buckles on the menus and chair backs. The ceiling also held special meaning as it was a pattern which was derived from a special tattoo the bride has (which she shares with her triplet sisters)…..

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The After Party….
The music was incredible!   Celebrity DJ,  Clinton Sparks, spun tunes, but most amazing part was the band, Camp Freddy.  Camp Freddy is comprised of four regular members Dave Navarro (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction), Matt Sorum (Guns ‘n Roses, Velvet Revolver), Chris Chaney (Alanis Morrisette, Jane’s Addiction) and Donovan Leach (music legend Donovan’s son).  They then brought on the guest stars which included Steve Jones (P.I.L), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Cory Taylor (Slipknot – without the mask), Royston Langdon (Spacehog), Paul Cook (Sex Pistols), Duff McKagan (Guns ‘n Roses, Velvet Revolver) and as the big surprise Paul Stanley from Kiss…..this wedding was amazing from start to finish….from the fireworks after dinner….to the champange….to the music…every detail was so well thought out…..sasha souza created a one of a kind event….
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this beautiful event was documented in its entirety by the one & only bliss

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aunaturale
as your wedding day grows closer….remember that your man fell in love with you….just the way you are….that your natural beauty will captivate him…no matter what dress you choose or how you wear your hair….celebrate your inner beauty….embrace your love….and kiss your groom…..xoxo

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Grace Connell is the most amazingly talented calligrapher…..
she is an artist…her work is breathtaking…from the hand-painted flowers that she
meticulously creates one by one….from invitations, to save the date cards, to the most
beautiful hand-painted maps of your destination….her work is one of a kind…..

graceand i am not the only one who thinks so…her beautiful calligraphy has graced
the cover of martha stewart weddings several times….if you have not ordered your
invitations yet, be sure to look at grace connell’s beautiful designs…
grace2www.graceconnelldesigns.com

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toridean
tori spelling & dean mcdermott had a beautiful wedding reception in los angeles a couple of years ago…since then i have photographed some of the most intimate moments of their lives….tori & dean have a beautiful family…a little boy, liam & a baby girl, stella…i am always moved by the genuine tenderness they have for each other and their children…..many of the reception images have never been seen before….the party was put together by event planner  jo gartin….and it is really the first celebration of their lives together….since then there have been many celebrations and special moments….enjoy their first…and in honor of these wedding reception photographs, tori & dean have autographed two copies of her first book “sTORI telling”….
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send us a comment about a special moment in your life….two winners will be chosen soon…xoxo

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Behind the Scenes Blog love….Junebug Weddings!

junebuggirls

Of course, most of you
already know about
junebug weddings
but here are a few things
you may not know:

1. junebug is really a lovebug….it is the loving creation of three very talented woman
who met in photography school….blair, christy & kim all started as photographers….
which explains why they have such a good eye for style & beautiful wedding ideas… 

2. the junebug  girls have just written their very first book, which will be out fall 2009!!!

3. although junebug was founded in seattle, they are about to launch in california as too,
this is good news for the lucky vendors who will be on their exclusive list (me included)
& for brides hoping to plan their perfect wedding….

junebug has a wealth of information and the junebug girls are three of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet….they are passionate about weddings and style….they love shoes almost as much as i do and have thoughtful tips on all types of wedding necessities….one of my favorites sections is groombug….i love anything that acknowledges & honors the men in our lives….because without good men, their wouldn’t be a groom to kiss….and check out their fashion report….so if you haven’t already, spend a little time on junebug(or maybe a lot of time)…..you’ll be happy you did….xoxo

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waxworksthank you to everyone who responded….your day dreams were so inspiring….the winner is…

congraulations emily!

“This is a gorgeous piece of art. It reminds me of being in Paris when I was young. I dream of the day I will go back. The day will start with my husband and I eating at a quaint little street patisserie. I will be engrossing myself with fabulous pastries, wishing I knew how to make them as well as this bakery. After I am completly stuffed, I take the hand of the man I love and walk the beautiful streets of Paris. We will walk until there straight ahead lies the Eiffel Tower in all of its glory. Thoughts go through my mind as to the man who was inspired to build this majestic piece. As I climb higher and higher in the elevator I look out on the city below, the Seine River, the Arc de Trimph, and the beautiful Notre Dame. The thoughts come to mind of how lucky I am to be in the city of love with the one and only true love of mine. I then turn to my husband and kiss him for no reason at all!

What a daydream, that I hope to have become a reality on day!”

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