ROMANTIQUE BY CLAIRE PETTIBONE

When I received this email, I was beyond excited.

Claire Pettibone has always designed the most intricate and feminine couture bridal gowns, and most recently she launched her “Romantique” collection. With a friendlier price point, it never loses the details that made her famous: feminine, timeless vintage with relaxed, flowing silhouettes.

Below are a few of my favorites from the line, which is available to shop this month!

Thyme:

THYME

Topanga:

TOPANGA

Pachouli:

PACHOULI

Ceylon:

CEYLON

 

For more of Romantique, click here.

x, Jody

PARKING LOT TRANSFORMATION

Sometimes we take an ugly ole parking lot and make it the perfect spot for a cocktail and a lounge. Sneak peek from a recent event we designed at No Vacancy. More pics will be shared very soon.

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HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO

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There might be nothing better than wedding cake tasting. I know that it was one of my favorite parts of wedding planning! While a lot of people don’t put as much focus on their cake, having it tie in to the aesthetics of your day makes a huge difference, especially when you’re looking back at your wedding album!

Above are a few different ways to add fun to your cake – you could add greenery (instead of the traditional flowers) like Kari & Elan did, or you could add a bold pop of color against a white cake, like Natalie & Pat did. If you’re a little more of a glamour girl, you could add edible sparkles on your cake to add that extra glitz.

For more in depth details on how to design your wedding cake, Beth has written a great piece, here - be sure to check it out!

Images found here: one | two | three | four | five

x, Jody

SOUP FOR THE SOUL

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Ever since I was a little girl, there was nothing a warm bowl of soup couldn’t fix. And until today, it’s my go-to meal for comfort. Down with a cold? Soup. Bad day? Soup. Heartbreak? Soup. (Okay, maybe soup and some wine, here.)

Call me crazy, but drinking soup is kind of like a big, warm hug from Mom. And making soup is so easy, and the simmering and stirring motions are so therapeutic, as well. Good thing the weather is finally cooling down over here – I’m getting ready for a long season of dedicated soup drinking.

Above are a few delicious recipes from around that web that I’ve tried, and loved. Do you have any favorites? I’d love to hear….

One: Thai Sweet Potato Carrot Soup | Two: Chicken Lemon Soup | Three: French Onion Soup | Four: Pasta Fagioli | Five: Tuscan Bean and Tomato Soup 

x, Jody

 

BEFORE & AFTER : VILLA SEVILLANO TRANSFORMATION

We just finished one of my favorite transformations to date. We will be sure to share every. single. detail. very soon, but in the mean time, I wanted to give you a small glimpse into the transformation from this weekend’s wedding. Come back later in the week for a more detailed glimpse of the design and production involved in creating a structure like the one below.

Structure Transformation

1. We started with an empty polo field.

2. Our base tent with the ceiling drape in place and sub flooring down.

3. Side walls installed, flooring covered in pretty dark wood & lighting being tweaked.

4. Final look which brought tears to both the bride and her mother who we worked with for 9 months to make sure every detail was perfect.