Friday, March 20, 2009

Bride & Bloom Magazine Feature

How excited were Susan and I to be invited to be one of the Featured Planners for the Spring 09 edition of Bride & Bloom magazine.....

We were given a spring color palette of blues and greys, and we decided to add a punch of lilac/purple to make everything pop! Hope you loved it as much as we loved putting it all together!

Here is the final spread, and some of the detail shots that went into making it happen.

We couldn't have asked for a better SoCal beach location to shoot our 'Beach Chic' spread than Shutters poolside deck.

Susan and I loved working with our printer La Bonne Vie Studio to create the custom letterpress invitations. The calligraphy on the names and monogram were courtesy of Laura Hooper Calligraphy. Anybody catch the KBS logo (Kathy and Susan with Bella), we got a kick out of that and making up our fake couples names and wedding date. That may have taken longer than the actual printing of the invites.

Of course not every detail was included in the actual published spread, one great element that we just loved were these custom maps from Laura Hooper Calligraphy. We loved it so much we are using them for an upcoming May wedding!

We loved the mint julep cups we picked up, and LOVED the lilac rose arrangement that Hidden Gardens provided for each place setting!

Who ever said that a bridesmaid dress is a one time wear? Here is Susan modeling our fabulous bridal bouquet in her maid of honor gown from a recent wedding. Coincidence that the color is a perfect match?

Another detail that didn't make the magazine, were these custom hankies we had made with our KBS logo. Special thanks to Li'l Inspirations for these beautifully made hankies.

And here is a 'self' portrait of the team (minus Trisha who had to head back to the shop) that was on hand for the shoot. Our dear friends Josh & Michelle Beller with MiBelle, Inc that did such an incredible job photographing the table scape. Our amazing publicist Leila Khalil from BeInspired PR, we can't thank her enough for this opportunity!

A huge thanks to the entire team of amazing vendors that made this spread possible --

Photography - Josh and Michelle with MiBelle, Inc
Location - Shutters on the Beach
Floral - Amy & Trisha with Hidden Garden Floral Designs
Cake - Leslie at Fantasy Frostings
Linens - Wildflower Linen
Chairs - Chameleon Chair
Rentals - Town and Country Rentals
Custom Letterpress Invitations - La Bonne Vie Studio
Calligraphy - Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Hankie Favors - Li'l Inspirations

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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