Featured in People Magazine’s Wedding Collector’s Edition

Pretty smitten to see my client’s wedding featured in People Magazine’s Wedding Collector’s Edition. Was honored when they asked me to share some details and advice for rustic weddings too.

Couldn’t have done it without this amazing team to boot: ‬ Peony & Plum Floral Design  Mariah Nicole Makeup & Hair Artistry Calligraphy Katrina Latavola This Modern Romance Duo Events Reverend Joel Bella Vista Designs








Skeet and Amelia’s Rustic Elegance ~ Part 1

Oh how I’ve wanted to share this wedding with you!  There are so many sweet and romantic touches and Stephanie Williams captured them so beautifully. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of such a special day in your lives Amelia and Skeet!

Vendors that made this day so amazing:

Stephanie Williams Photography

Peony and Plum

DUO Events

A Stunning Affair

Classic Party Rentals

La Tavola Linen

Mariah Nicole

Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse

Bella Vista Designs

Honey Suckle Possums

Love this reaction of the groom seeing his bride for the first time walking down the aisle!

Design Tip-How to clean your candle containers

I recently threw a dinner party at my house  for some close friends that I haven’t had the chance to see in quite some time. As I was thinking about how to decorate the table, I decided I would use all of the containers that I already owned and not purchase anything new. Taking that into consideration, I knew I had some cleaning to do… Now if your candle holders look like these, then you’re probably wondering what to do to make them brand spanking clean again.

Well have no fear… here is my tip (thanks to Martha Stewart) that I’ve been using  for years now and it really works. 😉

Place your candle/candle holder in your freezer upside down. Please note that some candles will loosen up quicker than others, so give yourself a couple of days to work on this project and monitor it each day. Once the candle feels loose or that it’s fallen to the bottom, it’s time to take it out of the freezer.  Once you take it out of the freezer, let it get to room temperature. Then get a pot of boiling water ready and pour some into your container to get all of the access wax out. Let it sit for about a minute or two and then pour out the water/access wax. Then dry it off with a cloth or paper towel. And vuala a perfectly clean container ready to be used with a new candle!

Now before you go and have to do this process all over again, place a little bit of water at the bottom of your candle holder and then place the candle inside. This will help the wax not stick to the bottom of the vase as much.

Hope this helps!

Hot Wedding Trend-Vintage Mismatched Plates

Just recently I had the privilege of working with a client who was interested in purchasing vintage plates to be displayed at her wedding .  We had a great time shopping all over town at vintage shops to find dinner plates, dessert plates and glasses for her 80 guest reception. Her reception tables looked absolutely lovely and the vintage pieces we found really completed the look. Can’t wait to get her pictures back to share them with you. In the meantime, here are some fun photos I found online:


Photo Courtesy of Powell Pictures

Photo Found on: Once Wed

If you’re  interested in renting plates or vintage items, here are some great companies to look at:

Found Vintage Rentals

Archive Vintage Rentals

The Vintage Table Company

How to personalize your wedding or event with Mason Jars

Here are some fun ways to incorporate mason jars into your wedding or event.

Place Vintage Family Photos into mason jars

Hang a canopy of mason jars above your reception guest tables, from trees and above the bride and groom as they recite their vows.

Place flowers into mason jars as a decor element.

Hang mason jars filled with flowers from the back of the bride and groom’s chair.

Use your mason jars as a favor holder. You can add candy, cupcakes, jam, chocolate chip cookie ingredients and more…

Use them as beverage jars and fill them up with fresh squeezed lemonade, or a signature drink.

And my favorite way to use a mason jar… as a  diy holiday snow globe