Bridal Jewelry

While surfing around the internet recently looking at bridal jewelry, I came across Adorn Brides, a website that allows you to rent actual diamond jewelry for your big day. While I'm a fan of the equally beautiful faux jewels that are now widely available, this site did catch my eye - and why not? What girl doesn't like diamonds?! Enjoy perusing the baubles!
photo from Adorn Brides website

Autumn and Kent - Happy 2nd Anniversary!

Two years ago today I had the great pleasure of helping my good friend Autumn and her (now) husband Kent with their beautiful wedding in San Diego. The location was the stunning Mt. Woodson Castle near San Diego. It was obvious that these two have such strong family ties, and the party was a blast! Autumn, an former professional dancer, led the dancing well into the night. Kent and his friends tore up the dance floor as well, and everyone left the evening talking about what a wonderful day it had been.
Thank you both for letting me be a part of your special day!
Photos courtesy of Sean Capshaw, Resolusean Photography


Welcome to my blog! I actually started blogging about a year ago on another blogsite, but this one is brand new! As time goes on, I'll slowly re-post entries from the old blog to the new. It is my intent to post stories about weddings and other events, as well as tips and ideas for your wedding or event. I hope you find my blog both entertaining and informative.
So, enjoy, and I hope you'll visit again...and often!


happy anniversary keren and jeffrey!

I have so many beautiful photos from past weddings that it seems a shame not to include them simply because I'm just now beginning to blog. So in an effort to be all-inclusive, you may see posts about weddings past...
The first one happens to be on the anniversary of past clients Keren and Jeffrey. Both performing artists, K&J had a collective wonderful eye for detail, and chose the exciting Cooper Design Building for both their wedding and reception.

If you're not familiar with this space, think blank white canvas with tons of windows and natural light. The space is huge, but with the help of event designer Brian Worley, hundreds of yards of filmy white fabric, and lots of pipe and drape the space was transformed and designed to open up as a surprise reveals as guests moved through the evening.
As guests entered the space, they came upon black-aproned wait staff passing glasses of cold bubbly and a very elegant ceremony space with huge white paper lanterns (these lanterns have to be 5 times larger than any I've ever seen) and sun streaming through the windows. Following a beautifully touching ceremony, white curtains were moved aside to reveal a long bar, tons of candles, and beautiful manzanita trees dressed with crystals, from which dangled the guests escort cards.
As dinner began, the curtains were moved again to reveal a very chic downtown-vibe dinner scene, featuring wheatgrass centerpieces and tables named after K&J's favorite albums (K is a singer-songwriter). Additionally, the ceremony location had been turned over to a dance floor, and colorful uplighting set the mood for the party.

Following dinner, the couple's first dance was preceded by a surprise performance by Keren, singing a beautiful song she had written for Jeffrey. It truly was an enchanted evening, and I was so fortunate to help K&J turn their dream into reality.

photos courtesy of Suzanne Mapes Photography