The spookiest cake I've ever seen! Spotted in a store window of our local bakery. Normally I'd shudder from those fake flowers, but that giant fuzzy clinging tarantula takes the cake!
Happy Halloween! I'm off to make finger jello.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Some snaps from Urban Unveiled a few weeks ago. The show was a huge success...beautiful and inspiring ideas everywhere, some super sweet and fun 2011 brides, and an AMAZING fashion show from Luly Yang. I have to admit, her shows are always pretty incredible, but some years they are a little "runway" for me; beautiful, but nothing I'd wear myself. This year though...I was coveting EVERYTHING. My only regret of the show was that I was upstairs during the fashion show, so none of the pictures turned out. I so badly wish I had one of the grey silk ball dress with embroidered pink flowers. It's not "wedding-y" at all, but is my new "if I could do it all again" dress.
Anyway, enough fashion talk. First pictures are of the Fiore Blossoms space, of course! Daylight during set-up, and then night time with all of the elements of my "Urban Picnic" in place. I loved the burlap ribbon through the Chivari chairs, and the antlers coming out of the arrangement. The beautiful table number sign is from Paper Moxie (thanks Sheryl!). In the last picture, you can see the evil that I had to look at all night--the Trophy Cupcake tower! The raspberry lemon ones were my kryptonite.
The sweet little vintage space created by a couple of my favorite ladies...the girls from 1000 Words Photography. Sheena from The Invisible Hostess designed the most amazing glowing table, and Sam Day does an entire oil painting of the event DURING the event every year.
A pretty pink dress I love (from Moms, Maids, and More), Flora Nova's dramatic columns and white orchids (I know, strange to put another Seattle florist on here, but Christiane and I have always been very good friends. She has been a mentor and confidant to me, and I think there will always be enough weddings for the both of us!). And I have to include the True Colors Events table in the photos. My three favorite boys in all of Seattle are a given, but I think Travis and Jesse are in the lead for spots four and five.
Black and white damask is still huge, and the W Hotel did it beautifully. Look at that cake! And Abaloria jewelry is always exquisite. Someday.....
A couple awesome cakes from a new Urban Unveiled partner, The People's Cake, followed by a shot of Benaroya, all dressed up for the party!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Billy Balls, Craspedia, those-little-round-yellow-thingys...whatever you call them, the little round yellow thingys seem to be a huge favorite right now. I've been loving them for adding texture and their soft gold, not at all harsh, pop of color. This image from Ryan Ray Photography (via Junebug's image gallery--an AWESOME resource!) shows how pretty they can be as the feature flower. Crazy cute, huh?
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
It's that time of year again! Urban Unveiled, the chicest little cocktail party/wedding extravaganza you'll ever be invited to, is this Thursday! And consider this your invitation...to an evening filled with amazing food, flowers, wine and signature cocktails, fashion, music, pretty paper...It promises to be a really fantastic evening.The party starts at 6:00 pm at Benaroya, which means the drinks and food will be flowing! Luly Yang will have an exclusive fashion show at 8:30; the Art of Giving raffle will conclude the night at 9 pm. The whole shebang is seriously awesome, inspiring, full of creative ideas, and the absolutely best place to find your vendors. All show participants are there by invitation only, with the hosts being none other than Travis and Jesse from True Colors Events...you know, the sweet, clever, and oh-so-cute boys that were just awarded "Best All Around Wedding Vendor" by Seattle Bride's best of 2010. Which means, to my way of thinking, that you could sort of consider the show a super huge bargain. You'll be getting their expertise and recommendations for their favorite vendors and sources of all things wonderful!
Check out The Talent section of the Urban Unveiled website for a complete list of the participants, and check out Jesse's blog for great real weddings, beautiful photos, and details that will make you drool! Seriously, these are awesome people that I feel so lucky to be included with.
Tickets are available on-line (and you'll save $10 buying in advance--they will hold them at registration for you) and at the door. I'll be hanging out upstairs, perhaps in a sugar coma. I love you guys, but WHY did you have to put me next to Trophy Cupcake?