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…..
and 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…
there’s nothing better than kissing the love of your life….xoxoxo
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”….
send us a comment about a special moment in your life….two winners will be chosen soon…xoxo
Behind the Scenes Blog love….Junebug Weddings!
Of course, most of you
already know about
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
there is something so beautiful….so timeless about sepia wedding photographs….
we want your kissing stories that is….so send us your kisses….xoxo
thank you to everyone who responded….your day dreams were so inspiring….the winner is…
“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!”
me & you
in a tree
first comes love
in a baby
(and lots of sleepless nights)
Congratulations Christine…..you are going to A Soolip Wedding with a friend…her comment had me laughing out loud…i can really appreciate a grown woman jumping up & down like a little kid…..christine said…..
“oh oh… PICK ME… PICK ME!! ***jumping up and down like a 3rd grader with the right answer”
aparna knanolkar is an ayurvedic personal chef….she also teaches ayurvedic cooking classes in santa barabara….she is a wonderful woman & her food is scrumptious….for those of you not in the santa barbara area, her website has lots of info and great recipes…simply delicious….when planning your wedding supper, consider alternative ideas for your menu….an ayurvedic meal is healthy & delicious….these images were from a recent shoot for an editorial spread in santa barbara magazine…..
aparna’s rice pudding
one handful of white
jasmine or basmati rice
1 tsp. of ghee or sunflower oil
4 cups organic whole milk
1/2 cup turbinado sugar
a few stands of saffron
a handful of raisins
a handful of cashews
(or pistachios or slivered almonds)
2 tsp. rose water (optional)
1 tsp. cardamom
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
wash rice three times and drain completely….heat ghee or sunflower oil in large pot & saute rice for two to three minutes….add milk & sugar and bring to a boil….turn down heat & add saffron….stir frequently and cook on low heat for about one & a half hours….add raisins, nuts, rose water, cardamom, and nutmeg & cook for another ten minutes….serve warm…serves four people….yummy!