a lovely workshop would not have been possible without the tenacious efforts of rosemary….she was the lovely little string that held all of our creative ideas together…..her natural attention to detail was a wonderful addition to the planning of our day….a good event planner is so very important….
rosemary made detailed timelines for myself & all of the collaborators….these timelines allowed me to focus on the beauty & creative aspects of the day…her organization was such a blessing….a gift….
as a lovely workshop evolved rosemary was there every step of the way…she was amazing…..
i am so thankful for the tireless efforts rosemary made and realize how vital an event planner is for any event or wedding…there are so many variables…so many unpredictable elements….its wonderful to have someone to focus on the practical necessities….so that i could focus on the attendees & making beautiful images….and so you can focus on getting married & enjoying your beautiful family….
thank you rosemary….xoxo
family heirlooms are lovely treasures….full of history & meaning….there are some things that are passed down from generation to generation that have indescribable beauty….i love this doll….it belonged to the little girls grandmother….not only will the doll continue to be an important part of her family’s history as she grows up….but now, so will this photograph….life is sweet & beautiful….xoxo
a feast just wouldn’t be complete without something sweet…..gabrielle from cake coquette
created the most amazing red velvet wedding cake…..the design details on the cake were inspired
by some of the designs that viola had incorporated into the printed materials….& the color was
inspired by kiss the groom…the cake topper was the very crown i used on my wedding cake…
we also had the most amazing wonderful fantastic chocolates….dennis from coco delice made some
rustic dark chocolate truffles to go along side the red velvet cake….i must confess, i do believe these
were the most delicious luscious truffles i have ever had….they were a perfect compliment to cake….
after a beautiful day of photography & secrets….we all sat down for a final discussion & indulged in
gabrielle’s beautiful red velvet cake….with coffee & smiles…as the rain gently fell from the sky…..
may you someday soon have the pleasure of red velvet cake & dark chocolate truffles….xoxo
“i’m lost without you…
can’t help myself….
how does it feel?
to know that….
i love you baby.”
abby at style me pretty
has just put up the loveliest
set of posts on a lovely workshop.
abby is such an inspiration and an
authority on style….i am honored.
the chefs at the kenwood inn created an amazing feast for the lovely attendees….
here’s the actual menu created by viola @ chewing the cud….each name was written by
hand at the top by xandra @ xyz ink…and the food, oh the food, was simply deliciouso…
my personal favorites were the whole sea bass & the goat cheese & beet salad
when we approached the table, everyone took turns taking photographs of the incredible decor
& fantastic spread….then i asked the attendees to put down their cameras & enjoy the feast….
sharing food is such an important part of weddings & life….boun appetito!
mary lynn is probably best know for her roll as “chloe o’brien” on the hit show “24“…she’s also appeared in countless movies…recently in inde film “sunshine cleaning“…now she has been enjoying her most important roll yet, mother to a beautiful baby boy, valentine….mary lynn is so down to earth & so loving & natural with her young son….she is funny & talented….a truly special woman….mary lynn & her boyfriend, matthew welcomed me into their home to capture some of their family’s intimate moments…they are a lovely couple, in every way….and their son is just sooo completely adorable….
kiss & tell….
“It was our second date and it was hard to tell what he wanted or what he expected. I wanted to kiss him but only if he really wanted to kiss me. Then I started to question if it was even really a date. On our first date, or get together, you could call it, I had assumed that we would have an affair & it would run it’s course. That’s why I was surprised to be standing & wondering if we would even kiss. He walked me to my car, I hesitated ever so slightly, turned toward him. He quickly leaned into me, brushed his lips on my cheek. It was the best feeling I have ever had, so light, willing and full of promise, I felt my heart open a little wider. It was sweet, but it was much more, it was an indication of the possibility of an intimacy like I have never known. Present, unconditional and unwavering.”
-mary lynn rajskub
mary lynn rajskub & the loves of her life, mathew & valentine live in southern california…matthew is a personal trainer & an amazing cook…their days are full of love, laughter & kisses….lots of kisses….
if you missed the season finale of “24” last night…you must try & watch a re-run…it was fantastic…& mary lynn was back as chloe helping jack bower…she is a simply wonderful mother & actress…
TWIGS AND HONEY
”ADORN YOUR HAIR, BODY AND HAVEN.
LOVE EVERY PART OF WHAT MAKES YOU, ‘YOU’ BY
TREATING YOURSELF TO PRETTY LITTLE THINGS ”
-myra (twigs & honey)
twigs & honey creates the loveliest head pieces….i literally get a little weak in the knees when i see them….and wish i could figure a way to work them into my daily life….myra, the creator & owner of twigs & honey was gracious enough to send me a box full of hair adornments for a lovely workshop….
if i were getting married today…i would love to wear one of these pieces….they are simply stunning adornments….perhaps for my anniversary….or maybe for my morning cup of coffee…decisions decisions….thank you twigs & honey for your beauty & style….xoxo
dress by kirstie kelly couture….florals by end design
is there anything as sweet as a kiss?