Friday, August 27, 2010

Frosting Friday

I was absolutely delighted when I first saw the beautiful cake creations from Maggie LaBaugh of Maggie Austin Cake in Washington D.C. There is so much beautiful detail, each cake is like art and almost too pretty to eat! I've chosen a few of my favorites for you today, enjoy!

photos courtesy of Maggie Austin Cake

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rana & Josh ~ Engagement Session at Church Estate Vineyards

Rana & Josh will marry at the beautiful Church Estate Vineyards this fall and I cannot wait… For their engagement session, they spent a little time exploring the gorgeous property and trying the new wine, just released that day. I got to have a couple of sips and let me tell you, it was amazing! Here are some of our favorite shots from our fabulous friends at mi belle inc.!

See more on the mi belle inc. blog too!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Frosting Friday

As we are enjoying the last few weeks of summer, I just have to share this adorable strawberry cake. It's almost too cute to eat! Happy Friday everyone!

photo courtesy of Bliss'd Blog

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Knot Networking Bash ~ Video Sneak Peek

We are excited to share all of the beautiful details of the Knot Networking Bash with you very soon. In the meantime, here is a short video sneak peek from our friends at Pristine Videos!

The Knot's LA Networking Bash from Pristine Videos on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Danny & Samantha ~ Engagement Party at Tin Roof Bistro

Meet Danny and Sam. Aren't they adorable? They are having a fabulous wedding in October at the Terranea Resort.

Earlier this year Danny & Sam had a fun engagement party at the Tin Roof Bistro in Manhattan Beach. We were so lucky that Tracy Kumono was available at the last minute to photograph the festivities. Here are some of our favorite shots from the party!

The food at Tin Roof is fantastic. My stomach is growling just looking at these photos!

These adorable and tasty cupcakes came from SusieCakes, just a few doors down from Tin Roof.

Carissa from JL Designs brought Sam's vision for bright and cheerful flowers to life!

Stay tuned for shots from Danny & Sam's engagement session, coming soon!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Bella Blooms

Susan found this great article on the Symbolic Meaning of Wedding Flowers on Real Simple's website and I just had to use it for a Bella Bloom post.

Some of my favorite flowers and their meanings:

Peony - Happiness and Prosperity
Orchid - Love and Beauty
Lilac - First Love
Tulip - True Love
Anemone - Abandonment, Forsakenness, Sincerity, Fragility
Rose (red) - Love and Desire
Rose (white) - Purity and Innocence

What about my favorite of all Hydrangea?? Have to do some more digging on that one!
I even loved their suggestion of giving each bridesmaid a bouquet featuring a signature flower that suits their individual personality...Check out the entire article on Real Simple's Website.

Here are some beautiful flower pics to help you get through the week....

Beautiful bouquets designed by Carissa of JL Designs, using Balsa Wood Flowers, love how she uses different textures and flowers with each event.
Gorgeous wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes, Florals by Enchanted Florist, photo credit to Natalie Norton Photography.

Happy Planning!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Frosting Friday

Melody from the Sweet and Saucy Shop referred to this cake as her favorite of the year and I have to agree. This cake definitely makes my top 5 cakes on Frosting Friday for 2010! The single bloom that cascades down the cake is so bold and the monochromatic color scheme keeps it simple yet chic at the same time, I just love it. Thanks for sharing Melody!

photos courtesy of Annie McElwain via My Sweet & Saucy