Party Themes

Modern Day Pooh

I don’t know about you, but I go nuts when a classic party theme is re-imagined in a unique way!  That’s why I was so excited to see this adorable eco-friendly Winnie the Pooh baby shower.  Complete with bee cupcakes, vintage Pooh decor, and a rustic lodge backdrop, there couldn’t be more modern fairy tale fabulousness.  So next time you’re going for a classic theme, take a book out of mama-to-be Emily’s shower and “bee” unique!   Photography:  Sincerely Liz Photography Cupcakes:  La Bella Torta LLC Venue:  Barack-Falwell Lodge, Lynchburg Virgina

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Preppy Summer

If you’re envisioning a country club wedding filled with preppy pomp and circumstance, then boy oh boy do we have some inspiration for you!  Imagined by a fabulously talented group of vendors, this Longmeadow, Massachusetts shoot is sure to satisfy any country club aficionado’s nuptial cravings.  Here’s what photographer Dani of Dani Fine Photography had to say about the session: Our vision was to create something fresh, contemporary, and fun with clean lines and fabulous details.  The vibrant green hills sprawling across the Twin Hills Country Club served as the perfect venue.  Our alluring ladies looked positively stunning in the …

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Navy & Gold

Looking to plan a classic, yet modern wedding affair?  Then you’re going to love Carolynn and Tony’s sleek Sacramento nuptials.  With a sophisticated museum venue and a navy, white, and gold palette, this is one wedding that is sure to satisfy those with both traditional and modern styles…     Photography:  Carmen Salazar Photography Event Planning:  Libby Siino Weddings & Events Floral Design:  Bella Bloom Flowers Catering:  Magpie Caterers Cake:  Sweet Cakes by Rebecca Ceremony:  Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Reception:  Crocker Art Museum Dress Store:  Saks Fifth Avenue Hair:  Deeda Salon Makeup:  Makeup by Suzanne Barnett

Party Themes

In Your (Lego) Dreams!

Over the decades there has been only a handful of toys that have withstood the test of time… the yo-yo, Barbie, and of course Legos.  So, naturally a Lego birthday is the stuff that childhood dreams are made of!  With a wildly creative party planning mom, little Emery’s 7th birthday bonanza was sure to be spectacular… but with a Lego Wonderland theme, mom just took this fete to a whole new level… Photography:  Sharon Arnoldi Photography Event Planning:  Put A Bow On It Entertainment:  Play Well TEKnologies

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Yarn Baby

With the advent of Pinterest (and the endless craft tutorials that come with it), the world has seen the end of pink and blue baby showers.  And to that I say – finally!  Admit it, I’m not the only person who has cringed upon walking into a party that looks like a vomit-fueled exorcism has been performed on the color pink.  The will of Pantone compels you!  Yes, gone are the days of stereotyping your unborn child with gender-specific colors.  This is when the public service announcement kicks in… just say “No!” to gender palette discrimination, kids. I am thrilled …

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Petticoat Review: Leonisa Swimwear

Listen up, ladies!  With summer in full swing, it’s time for us to have a serious discussion about a topic none of us enjoys talking about.  Yup that’s right, we can no longer avoid the talk about “swimwear”!  Duh, duh, duuuuh!  Whether you are curvy or waify, shaped like an apple or pear, every girl has a legitimate reason to dread bikini season. Seriously, who came up with the bright idea that women should come out of winter hibernation and dive head first into two tiny pieces of fabric?!  Sounds like a miscalculated male conspiracy, if you ask me.  Well …

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East Meets West

If you’re an avid reader of the blog, then you know my favorite weddings are multicultural affairs! There’s nothing more beautiful then two families from two different cultures coming together to celebrate each others traditions in one memorable event.  Because isn’t that what marriage is all about – the combination of two people’s lives and histories into one big stunning love fest?!  I actually had my very own worldly wedding a few years ago.  In order to mesh me and my husband’s diverse backgrounds, our happily confused fete included Arabic pop music, a Prohibition-era themed jazz band, traditional Russian line …