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HELLO 2011!

You’re looking good! We started this year with a Snap. Crackle. Pop! New Year Party on January 19 and it was a huge success! We feel truly blessed to have so many wonderful and talented friends in the wedding industry. Thank you to

all the generous event sponsors for supporting us and most of all, thank you to all of you for

This year we had a panel of elite

celebrating with us! We want to

judges from the wedding industry to

thank Gloria McCune of Grand

pick our winner. We were honored to

Engagements for planning such an

have Jasmine Star of Jasmine Star

awesome party for us. We couldn’t

Photography, Summer of

have done it without you. And thank

GreyLikesWeddings.com, Jen of

you Melissa Selmanson from Avia Hotel

GreenWeddingShoes.com, Leila of Be

for accommodating all our needs and

Inspired PR, Carissa of JL Designs, and

being so fun and easy to work with.

Jenn of HostessWithTheMostess.com and their expertise to decide the most

We were going to push the party

deserving winner, who won the $900

coverage until the next issue, but

check and a photoshoot with Jasmine

we just couldn’t wait that long and

Star. It proved to be one of the most

we know you guys are super excited

difficult decisions to make with all the

to see all the amazing tablescapes

excellent tablescape designs, but one

from the 2011 Design Challenge! So

team came up on top. Congrats to

make sure you check out all the deets

our Design Challenge winner,

from the party in this issue.

Nancy Park of So Happi Together,

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LETTER

from the

EDITORS

Jane Jeon of Olive Hue Paper, and

you to all who submitted their special

Cindy Park of Floral Elements. The

moments to us. It was hard not to cry!

guests also got to vote for their favor-

We hope you take time to just pause

ite. The People’s Fave Award goes to

and enjoy these precious images and

Brooke Keegan’s team! We were once

videos captured by you. You might

again blown away by the teams! Don’t

want to grab a box of tissue while

forget to check out the people behind

you’re at it.

the tablescape designs in the article on page 24.

We have a lot of fun things planned for this year. You will notice already

We wanted to start the year on a

a little face lift in this issue. Expect to

clean slate with a “White” issue.

see much more from us and more

In this issue, we featured an intimate

connecting with all of our engaged

black and white wedding in Big Sur, a

couples! Here’s a little clue of one

wedding style created on Cloud 9, and

big event that we’re planning for our

a fun bridal shower blowout for a bride

engaged couples, one word, shopping!

and her girlfriends. We’ve put together

You won’t want to miss it! For now,

creative DIY ideas by crafty bloggers

enjoy this issue and have a

and picked out our favorite cool fonts

poppin’ new year!

to use for your wedding. Also don’t miss Katie’s recommendations on white sand

LOVE ,

beach resorts to consider for your

henny & lucia

honeymoon. Join us in welcoming

our newest wedding expert, Yifat Oren, a celebrity wedding planner, to help answer your questions about anything wedding-related. We are very excited to have her on board!

We also added our special Tear Jerker edition to this issue . Thank

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Q & A Y I FAT O R E N

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AS K KAT I E

Features + Inspiration 07

S N A P C R AC K L E P O P !

it’s a new year party. come celebrate 2011 with us.

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2011 DESIGN CHALLENGE

the top wedding vendors of southern california team up to bring out their mad design skills

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a wedd i n g st y le i ns pi red b y t h e feel i n g of b ei n g o n C LO U D 9

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2011 WEDDING P R E D I C T I O N S & T R E N DS

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F O N TS R O U N D U P

a collection of fresh and free fonts to use for your wedding

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Real Weddings B R I A N & CO U R T N E Y

modern and colorful

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rustic modern in big sur and a bowlception

C H E E KY M O D E R N

midcentury modern with accents of white

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CHARMAINE & DEREK

Shop + Style 46

1:00 pm

W H I T E A N D P O P S O F CO LO R

thoughtful day

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Cut cake!

W H I T E , G R A P H I C , A N D R U ST I C

tokketok letterpress

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event design & coordination

B R I DA L S H OW E R B LOWO U T !

a girl’s day out at the drybar

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H O N E Y B E E SW E E T E R I E

sweets and desserts

D I Y W H I T E I D E AS

twigs & thistle lucky & lovely

SW E E T E M I L I A JA N E

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M Y B R I D E STO RY

event design & coordination

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P R I M A RY P E TA L S

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AND CONTRIBUTORS

YIFAT OREN

ALLI WEBB

JOKE VANDE GAER

ERICA MILLER

KARLY DEPEW

YIFAT OREN ASSOCIATES

THE DRY BAR

TOKKETOK

THOUGHTFUL DAY

OSCAR & EMMA

event planner

president

letterpress studio

designer

designer

JA TECSON

JESI HAACK

JILL THOMAS

SHELBY NOLAN

JENI MAUS

JA TECSON PHOTOGRAPHY

JESI HAACK DESIGN

JILL THOMAS PHOTOGRAPHY

GREEN LEAF DESIGNS

FOUND RENTALS

floral designer

owner

photog rapher

planner and designer

wedding photog rapher

JEN CAMPBELL

SUMMER WATKINS

JASMINE STAR

CARISSA JONES

MAI OLIVO

GREEN WEDDING SHOES

GREY LIKES WEDDINGS

JL DESIGNS

SHOP RUCHE

blogger & stylist

blogger and stylist

JASMINE STAR PHOTOGRAPHY

floral designer

owner

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EMILIA

RAYA CARLISLE

VANESSA VAN WIEREN

ESTHER KIM

SWEET EMILIA JANE

RAYA CARLISLE PHOTOGRAPHY

ALCHEMY FINE EVENTS

MY BRIDE STORY

10.11 MAKEUP

designer & stylist

planner & designer

makeup & hair stylist

LEILA KHALIL

planner & stylist

photog rapher

ERICA BEUKELMAN

AMBER MOON

KATHLEEN

SAMUEL LIPPKE

GLORIA MCCUNE

PITBULLS AND POSIES

TWIGS & THISTLE

SAMUEL LIPPKE STUDIOS

GRAND ENGANGEMENTS

BE INSPIRED PR

designer

designer and blogger

photog rapher

events planner

wedding publicist

MELINDA PILIGIAN

EURI & KENDRA

KIRA GRINBERG

MELODY BRANDON

JAMIE

CAKE GOODNESS

FLEURETICA

SWEET AND SAUCY SHOP

cake designer

floral designers

KIRA GRINBERB PHOTOGRAPHY

DESERT FETE & CACTUS & QUAIL

photog rapher

owner & cake designer

blogger and designer

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As we enter another new year, we invited brides, grooms, wedding professionals and our friends and family to the Utterly Engaged 2nd Annual New Year Party to rise and shine to 2011. The theme Snap. Crackle. Pop! inspired us to start the new year with a poppin’ good time. The modern and highly-polished Avia Hotel in Long Beach was the perfect setting for the party, with indoor reception areas and an outdoor hardwood deck courtyard complete with fire pit, where guests can mix and mingle.

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The chefs at Avia created breakfast-inspired hors d’oeuvres, such as Salmon Canapés, Neapolitan Pancakes, Bacon Maple French Toast, and South Western Tostada, especially for the party. With a full cast of amazing vendors sponsoring the event, the party guests were in for a treat. Dough a Deer served their specialty mini donuts and milk shots, Honey Bee Sweeterie had a full array of mini cupcakes, cake pops brownies, and chocolate-covered pretzel sticks, and Sweet Lucie’s scooped up organic ice cream with the debut of their new cereal flavors.

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To set the tone for the New Year, we dedicated a wall for Note to Self, sponsored by Envelopments, where guests can write on postcards a little note to their future self and put them in the envelopes on the wall. When 2012 rolls around, they will get a little surprise in the mail when they receive these postcards from their past.

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Photocube was there to capture funny moments in the booth, transformed into a pillow fight zone by Jesi Haack, DJ Bandoma from Playtime Attractions kept the party going and Kara from Grand Avenue Salon added hair tinsels to our guests’ hair to make them glitterrific.

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We also showcased our 2nd Annual Design Challenge for Wedding Professionals where 9 talented teams came together to accept the challenge to create a tablescape that conveys the theme of the party within a $150 budget.

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This year, we invited a panel of elite judges from the wedding industry to decide the winner of the challenge. The decision has proved to be one of the most difficult decisions to make with so many unique and creative ideas on the table, but one team came up on top. Congratulations to Nancy Park of So Happi Together, Cindy Park of Floral Elements and Jane Jeon of Olive Hue Paper for winning the 2011 Design Challenge and a $900 check! Watch for their photoshoot with Jasmine Star in our next issue.

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Also, congratulations to Brooke Keegan Weddings and Events for winning the People’s Fave Awards that night. Thanks to Classic Party Rentals for providing the chairs and La Tavola Linens for the linens used by the Design Challenge teams.

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At the end of the night, guests got to take home mini pink donut boxes filled with popchips and other goodies.

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The Snap. Crackle. Pop! New Year Party was a huge success because of all the generous help and support from our sponsors. Special thanks to Gloria McCune of Grand Engagements for planning such an amazing party and for our UE gobo! Also thank you Samuel Lippke for capturing the essence of the party so well, Melissa Selmanson of Avia Hotel for being so wonderful to work with and for the excellent venue, Invisible Touch Events for the mood lighting, Jennie from Kelly Zhang for beautifying us, Candice Maloney of De-Lovely Events for helping us before the party, James Bennett and Nadine Sandeluss of Firefly Group Events for helping us with pre-party preps, set up and the registration, and our awesome interns, Connie Lyu and Lauren Marino for all the hard work! Most of all, thank you to all our guests who’ve come to celebrate with us and making this party so much fun to host. We love you!

EVENT SPONSORS

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Alders Photography Cakewalk Desserts Jennifer Jasso Photography Joel Llacar Photography Luxe Event Rentals Smetona Photography

G O O D I E B AG SPONSORS Classic Party Rentals Double-sided Tape Grand Engagements popchips Robert Espinosa of Artistry Smetona Photo

TINSEL HAIR BY KARA

Please support our generous sponsors! U T T E R LY E N G AG E D

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PINK! NANCY PARK OF SO HAPPI TOGETHER JANE JEON OF OLIVE HUE C I N DY PA R K O F F LO R A L ELEMENTS

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BROOKE KEEGAN WEDDINGS

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of Brooke Keegan Wedding & Events KARLA FLORES WILL FLORES

of Elegant by Design

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T H E ANATOMY OF SPA R KLE RS mai hoang ito BUNCH STUDIO laurie I BELEIVE IT’S CAKE olivia wu ZOIE EVENTS

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S PA R K I L I C I O U S desiree patterson GOOD GRACIOUS! joanna park FLORAL SENSE katrina centeno CALLIGRAPHY KATRINA linda ly GRAND SOIREES EVENT DESIGN & COORDINATION

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A WISH AND A WHISK WHIMSICAL DESIGNS

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P OSH PASTEL POP ART vanesssa van wieren ALCHEMY FINE EVENTS

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M O DERN R U STIC W I NTER adrienne coerper CUSTOM PROGRAMS

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C R E AT I V E S P I C E tatiana el-khouri & anisa el-khouri CREATIVE FORCE FLORAL

dannelle hairston & karina orzco SUGAR AND SPICE EVENT DESIGN

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GET YO U R A NSW ERS FRO M

Yifat Oren a celebrity wedding planner

When you’re a bride planning a wedding for the first time, sometimes you come across a situation where you wish you have a trusted person you can go to for your answers. Maybe you need a second opinion on whether you’ve picked the right dress for your venue, or what kind of music to play to create the mood you’re looking for. Starting with this issue, Yifat Oren, our newest wedding expert and celebrity wedding planner, will be answering YOUR questions about anything wedding-related and giving you her take on the topic. Her exquisite style and invaluable knowledge and experience in wedding planning is going to be a great addition to the magazine. So we encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity to have a celebrity wedding planner help you with your wedding planning.

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“At the best parties, you don’t see everything at once. The more time you spend in them, the more you discover.”

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WHO IS YIFAT? Headquartered in Los Angeles, California

With extensive experience in food styling,

for more than 12 years, Yifat Oren &

lighting and floral design, fabric treatment,

Associates provides a full range of

space planning and technical production,

event services to a discerning clientele.

Yifat Oren and her seasoned staff design

Yifat and her team create exquisite

and flawlessly manage every aspect of an

events, masterfully produced and

event. Repeatedly acknowledged by her

distinctively designed. Defined by grace

peers and the press as an innovator of

and impeccable attention to detail,

industry trends, Yifat and her staff take

the company has garnered widespread

pride in intently listening to each client

praise from media, industry experts and

and designing an event that underscores

high-profile clients. Media coverage

taste and individuality.

of Yifat includes feature articles in: People, InStyle, Vogue, Town & Country, W, Angeleno, Redbook, Modern Bride, Brides, Martha Stewart, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Yi fat ’s i n n ate s e n s e o f sty l e a n d a b ili ty to t ra n s l ate con ce p t i n to re ali ty h ave e l evate d her to t h e to p of her fie l d . H i g h l y know l e d g e a b l e a n d p ossessin g a n ex tra ord in a r y com m itmen t to exce l l en ce, Yifat h a s t he u niq u e a b ilit y to c reate com p l etely per so n a lize d, u n forg ett a b l e eve n t s with re fin e men t a n d t a ste f u l restra i n t.

Have a question about your wedding? Email your questions to askyifat@utterlyengaged.com.

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Where should brides start when they are planning their wedding? Online, where else?! You have clearly found your

Ask your parents for their wish list and see what

way to the multitude of wedding resources available

you come up with. It may need to be trimmed, or it

online if you are reading this. When I first started

may be just right. This is also important because it

my business, the world wide web was not used by

affects your search for a location. For example, a

businesses or consumers (hard to imagine today, but it

space that fits 200 guests may be too cavernous for

is not that long ago, believe it or not), so brides turned

100 guests and clearly wouldn’t work the other way

to magazines. Today there are fewer magazines in

around either.

print but many blogs and websites that offer valuable information, exciting inspiration and hours of perusing. Other than getting inspired and dreaming about this most spectacular day, whatever that may mean to you,

3. Your Date. If you’re pretty open to Fall 2011, rather than, September 17, it will be easier to find a location. Make sure close family and important friends have no major conflicts.

there are a few things that are important to consider: 1. Your Budget. Now, many times I have clients call and say that they are not sure what their budget is because they don’t know how much things cost. That makes perfect sense. Unless you or your families have gone down this path before, you probably won’t have an idea. It is however a good idea to have this conversation somewhat early with your families and get some kind of ballpark.

Lastly, if you are planning on hiring a wedding planner, my recommendation would be to get them involved sooner rather than later as they can help you with all of the above. They will put together a preliminary budget for you to consider and help you with location scouting. They have the inside scoop on locations and what works for one person may not work for another, so this will help you narrow down your search, and save you valuable time.

2. Your Guest List. This item, of course, affects the number one item, budget. Start a preliminary list.

What are your top 5 wedding trends predictions for 2011? 4. Feminine and layered dresses

1. Color Pantone chose a pink for the color of 2011, but I choose coral. I love it and I love combining it with greige (grey & beige).

5. Non-matching bridesmaid dresses. This has been going on for sometime but I am officially declaring it a trend as almost no one is having matching dresses at this point, and that’s a good thing!

2. Understated Overstated Do have a spectacular wedding, but don’t be offensive in your choices in today’s economic climate, some of your guests may not be as fortunate, but they will enjoy a well thought out event.

3. Grooms cakes are back. I love this tradition. Remember the bleeding armadillo cake from Steel Magnolias? The wilder the cake, the better the stories! J.CREW

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THE MALDIVES in the Indian Ocean � The weather in the Maldives is utterly perfect – sunny days, breezy nights, and breathtaking sunsets. � Swim among thousands of coral reefs and underwater species in crystal clear water. � Go on a night reef fishing trip and catch dinner while the sun sets. Mix in a little competition and see who can catch the most fish!

WHERE TO STAY: � Cocoa Island is a very small private island resort. � The villas and suites are traditional fishing boats right over the water with steps that take you right into the shallow water

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ANGUILLA in the Caribbean � Blinding white sand and tranquil waters that range from aquamarine to cobalt blue make Anguilla and its 33 beaches a picturesque destination. � Accessible only by boat, Little Bay is surrounded by steep cliffs and secluded beaches - perfect for privacy. � Enjoy spa treatments on the beach with ocean front views.

WHERE TO STAY: � Viceroy Anguilla is a gorgeous hotel designed by the incredibly talented Kelly Wearstler � Opt for the Ocean View Studio Suite and you can enjoy the amazing views from your own private plunge pool!

BORACAY in the Philippines � Puka Beach is exactly what you would expect of a tropical island - white sand, crystal blue water, and relatively empty. � Visit Ariel’s Point cliff diving, snorkeling, and paddling among volcanic caves, forests, and remote beaches. � Head off the beaten path on a horse ride through native villages and unspoiled scenery.

WHERE TO STAY: � Discovery Shores is a white hotel sitting on an equally white sand beach � Suites have large floor to ceiling windows to admire the incredible views

MAROMA BEACH on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico � Although this resort hideaway is tucked away from crowds of spring breakers, it is a short distance from Playa del Carmen which has shopping, live music, and fun beach bars. � The world’s second largest barrier reef lies right off-shore and is perfect for snorkeling. � Visit nearby Mayan ruins, swim among dolphins, go cave diving, or take a jungle river cruise.

WHERE TO STAY: � Rosewood Mayakoba is located on a mile of white-sand beach and is surrounded by crystal clear lagoons and a mangrove jungle � Every suite has a private plunge pool and many of the suites sit right on the lagoon, complete with your own boat dock!

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JELLYBEANS BOUTIQUE designed by sharon taylor photography by nathalie bearden via design*sponge

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LOEFFLER RANDALL - PAIGE fluorescent green strappy sandals.

JACOLI & MCALLISTER MINI CAKE PEDESTAL modern and pop colored cake stands.

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ALIX & KELLY JAYNE WEDDING GOWN simple and slim silhouette

J.CREW SELMA DRESS the lime green will compliment the bride’s dress.

SARAH MAGID CAKES organic and delightful pops of maximal color.

QUATRE COEUR FLOWERS Soft and feminine flowers in light neutral colors with subtle placements of bright and refreshing colors. U T T E R LY E N G AG E D

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EMERSONMADE matching hair accessories

J.CREW BOW MONDE DRESS a dress that your bridesmaids can wear again!

PRISCILLA OF BOSTON simple white dress with just the right amount of impact

CHELSEA FUSS OF FROLIC simple white frosting cake U T T E R LYwith E N G flowers. AG E D | 49 made perfect


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KRISLYN DESIGN SHOE CLIPS delicate white petals for a romantic accent

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a modern neckline

VERA WANG EVELYN a perfect combination of modern meets elegant

MAGGIE AUSTIN CAKE PERCHED PETAL acompliment to the unique text layout of the invitation

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weet Emilia Jane imagined a wedding for a design-savvy couple who drool over Dwell magazine and daydream of brunch at The Parker in Palm Springs. They appreciate great style but never take themselves too seriously. The Pearl, known for its “classic, cool and clever” style and for its “spirited” night life scene, was the perfect backdrop for our cheeky, chic couple. 56

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T H E E L E M E N TS Of course the prince of cheeky + chic, Mr. Jonathan Adler, had to be the guiding spirit through the design process.

His love bird salt + p e p p e r s h a ke r s we re

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T h e pops of colors in the napkin s a n d d i nnerware are reminiscent of th e Adler-design Parker Hotel.

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Mossy l e t te r s i n m o d e r n f ra m e s a d o r n e d o u r c a ke desig n e d to p e r fe c t i o n by Th e Swe e t a n d S a u cy Shop. A p a p e r g a r l a n d , m i m i c k i n g t h e ye l l ow a n d white aw n i n g at Th e Pa r ke r, l i n e d t h e t a b l e.

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oral design

SW E E T E M I L I A JA N E

SW E E T E M I L I A JA N E

www.sweetemiliajane.com

fo r T H E F LO R A L L A B

photography

www.the florallab.com

KIRA GRINBERG

paper design

www.kiragrinberg.com

C AC T U S A N D Q UA I L www.cactusandquail.com

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dress

SW E E T A N D SAU CY

A N N E B A R G E f ro m

www.sweetandsaucyshop.com

B L I SS B R I D E

makeup

www.blissbride.com

C A R I SSA F E R R E R I

models

www.carissaferreri.com

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w r it t e n by A L I S O N Z A M O R A ph ot o g ra ph y by M A R G A R E T S I N G E R

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Their invitations were made up of a story book that Courtney and Brian wrote and designed together to tell the story of their relationship. There were 5 parts to the book. Each part had a story of a particular stage in their relationship along with a postcard-like illustration to go along with it. The entire invitation was put in a folder that contained all of the the invitation, RSVP and info card set. The story booklet was stitched in, to make it a perfectly compact and a keepsake for their family and friends.

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K E E P I N G I T FUN & PERSONAL Co u r t n ey and Brian wanted to create a fun point of interaction fo r t h e g u ests as soon as t hey arrived at the reception. Rather than t ra d i t i o n a l escort cards, they decided to make individual buttons fo r e a c h g u est. For an extra dose o f f u n t h ey designed a whole slew o f b u t to n s that sat in a dish at

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Courtney and Brian loved the idea of making the g u e st b o o k more of a conversation. They created small guest books using simple black sketchbooks w i t h b l a n k p a g e s , p l a c i n g q u e s t i o n p ro m p t s on each cover. Not only did guest enjoy writing in t h e b o o k s, but Courtney and Brian ended up w i t h f u n a nd creative answers. U T T E R LY E N G AG E D

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S E N D M E A P O S T C A R D, D R O P M E A L I N E D e c i d i n g what to give guests as favors was one o f t h e e a r l iest and easiest decisions Courtney and Brian made during their planning. Ke e p i n g i n mind that the majority of their g u e st s we re traveling in to their wedding, t h ey d e c i ded to make each of them a set o f p o stc a rds. Each favor contained a pack o f f i ve p ostcards, each featuring a lyric f ro m a s o ng about New York. They wrapped t h e p a c k of postcards in a yellow bakery bag and sealed it with a navy and w h i t e striped ribbon and custom tag.

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VENDORS CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION

Battery Gardens, New York, NY www.batterygardens.com PHOTOGRAPHER

Unusually Fine, Brooklyn, NY www.unusuallyfine.com INVITATION & PAPER DESIGNER

Seamless Paperie (the bride), Astoria, NY www.seamlesspaperie.com FLORAL DESIGNER

Blossom and Branch, Brooklyn, NY www.blossomandbranch.com RENTALS (chairs, tables, linens, silverware, glassware)

Classic Party Rentals, New York, NY www.classicpartyrentals.com CAKE DESIGNER

Cupcake Stop, Brooklyn, NY www.cupcakestop.com CEREMONY & RECEPTION MUSIC

Absolute Entertainment absolute4entertainment.com/index.htm

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GIRLS’ DAY OUT! ..............................

BRIDALSHOWER

BLOWOUT Erin’s big day is fast approaching and the girls can use a little blowout day. So they head to the drybar for a Bridal Shower Blowout where their hair get coiffed and curled, and the bride gets pampered. 10:00 AM

The girls set up at drybar

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Erin “Miss Bride” arrives

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Let the Blow Out begin!

12:00 PM

Sip, Nibble & Chat

12:30 PM

Shower Erin with gifts

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Cut cake!

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Head out for a surprise nail fest & DIY session

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CHEERS! A pink g rapefruit martini toast to the bride!

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BEHIND THE SCENES

WHO'SWHO ........................................................ CONCEPT DESIGN :: Luci a Din h Pa d o r of Utte rl y E n g a g ed EVENT DESIGN & STYLING :: E st he r Kim of My Br ide Sto r y FLORAL DESIGN & STYLING :: E u r i & Kend ra of Fle u ret ica PHOTOGRAPHY :: Ja Tec so n VIDEOGRAPHY :: Jason Kim of Clo u d 9 C i ne mat og ra ph y FOOD STYLING :: Kri st in e Sh i n of K rist in e Sh i n Des ig ns CAKE DESIGN :: Er ica O’ Br ie n of E rica O ’Br i e n Cake Desig n HAIR ACCESSORIES :: Pet it Plu m e b y E u gen i a Chu n g MAKE UP :: Er ica of 1011 Make Up STATIONERY DESIGN :: Va n essa of Alc he m y Even ts VENUE :: The D r y Ba r in West Holl ywo od MODELS :: Ka y la, Ashilee , Skylar, Ka d ie and Je n n y MODEL SCOUTING :: La u ren Ma r ino

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JESI HAACK DESIGN

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LUCIA DINH PADOR

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CONTRIBUTING VENDORS

concept design

LUCIA DINH PADOR

design & stylist

JESI HAACK DESIGN

photographer JILL THOMAS

props

FOUND VINTAGE RENTALS

venue

RED HORSE BARN at HUTINGTON BEACH EQUESTRIAN CENTER

ямВoral design

GREEN LEAF DESIGNS

cake

CAKE GOODNESS

wedding gown

LASARA by WATTERS of MARIPOSA BOUTIQUE

paper

PITBULLS & POSIES

hair stylist

MAUREEN FUERTE 562-631-3561

makeup artist

ERICA KAWAI 7 14-310-6652 ERICAKAWAI@SBCGLOBAL.NET

hair accessories

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CHARMAINE + DERE K 1 0 / 3 1 / 2 0 1 0 | B IG SUR, CALIFORNIA

If you mix a nerdy Star Trek/Comic Book/Bruce Lee Fan with a modernist Mac/Style Network/Pinkberry Lover, you’ll get Derek and Charmaine. They are one of those couples that you love hanging around with because they’re funny and cool all at the same time, not to mention talented. Derek is the web developer/designer behind the newly redesigned evite site and Charmaine is a Los Angeles-based architectural photographer. (Derek is also the older brother of our former co-founder Eva Chiou!)

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So when it comes to their wedding, they wanted it to be intimate and special. Being the nature lovers that they are, the venue was extremely important to them. Derek proposed to Charmaine at the top of Angels landing in Zion, so their wedding location had to top that. And they found their perfect place – Paion, a private residence in Big Sur. It overlooks the ocean and is surrounded by nature. They booked all the cabins along the river at Ripplewood Inn for the weekend and invited 30 of their closest family and friends.

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PRE-WEDDIN G HAL LOWEEN’S EVE / REH EAR SAL When the guests arrived on Friday, they were greeted with tote bags filled with goodies in their cabin. They spent Saturday morning on a hike to the beach and in the afternoon the girls and groomsman went to Ventana Inn for lunch and spa massages. Since it was a Halloween weekend, everyone got dressed up in costume in the evening and the kids went trick or treating to all the cabins before the costume rehearsal dinner.

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Instead of a flower basket,

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the flower girl walked down the aisle with balloons.

Instead of bridesmaids, Charmaine chose her brother and an ex-work friend to stand by her as bridesmen.

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THE R ECEPTION The highlights from their dinner reception were good food and a room full of wonderful people.

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T H E AFTER PARTY: B OWL-CE PTION 1 1 / 4 / 2 0 1 0 | J E W E L C I T Y B OWL, GLEN DAL E Because they couldn’t invite everyone to their wedding weekend, they had a follow up Bowl-Ception at Jewel City Bowl in Glendale the following weekend where their friends get to celebrate with them in their bowling shoes.

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A. MATERIALS (WHAT YOU’LL NEED): 1. Ribbon 2. Paper Cups (20-50 depending on the size of cup) 3. Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (not pictured)

(Note: The size of the final wreath will depend greatly on how big of cups you use. I used 32 4oz. espresso cups for this particular wreath. )

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1. Hold the cup horizontally, making sure the seam of the cup is facing towards the back. Then place a small drop of hot glue on the inside lower lip. Take a second cup, place it upside-down on the table, make sure the seam is facing the back, and place a drop of hot glue along the bottom right edge. Quickly place the second cup inside the first before the glue hardens. Leave about an inch between the lips of each cup. *See diagram here.

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(HERE’S WHAT YOU DO) 1. Begin by cutting fabric into 7” squares. Create a decorative edge with pinking sears or a scalloped rotary cutter. 2. With the right side of the fabric facing down, place the paper cup directly in the center of the fabric swatch. Place four drops of hot glue evenly spaced along the bottom edge of the cup. Quickly pull fabric up and glue into place on all four sides.

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3. Fold four corners of fabric towards one direction and secure with a coordinating ribbon. 4. Finnish off by simply placing plant directly into paper cup or transfer from pot directly into paper cup.

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Wooden Spoons Scissors or Craft Knife Double-sided tape Hot Cocoa Powder Marshmallows


B. DIRECTIONS

(HERE’S WHAT YOU DO) 1. Download the Paper Cup Wrap Template and use as either a template or print directly onto decorative paper. Using scissors or a craft knife, cut out template along solid line. 2. Wrap around cup and stick with double sided tape. 3. Fold bottom edge of paper over the edge of the cup to get a clean and finished look. 4. Fill cups with bags of hot cocoa and marshmallows tied with ribbon and adorn with a wooden spoon for stirring!

C. FINISHED PRODUCT!

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INSPIRATION

Texture & Patterns

I love the textures and patterns of maps. It comes from my passion for travel. Nothing makes me happier than exploring the backstreets and secret local haunts of a city. And although I would rather get lost than pull out a map, I have found other uses for all that paper I collect from my travels. My inspiration for this project comes from one of my favorite places in the world: New York City. Having lived there for 5 years, I traveled up and down the borough of Manhattan, down and around Brooklyn and across Long Island on the NYC subway countless times. The bright colors of the 1 and 9 line, the BDFQ and the NR trains are symbolic graphics that will be forever stuck in my visual memory. Ok, so for me NYC is the most romantic city in the world...What better way to meet a future loved one than riding through the historic tunnels of the iconic city?

A. MATERIALS (WHAT YOU’LL NEED): 1. coaster for a template (snag one from a bar) 2. map or printed map on paper 3. craft glue

4. pencil 5. scissors or exacto knife 6. cardboard or cork sheet

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(HERE’S WHAT YOU DO) 1. Using your coaster as a template, simply trace the circle shape onto your map paper and sturdy backing. (You may want to have these prints laminated so your map artwork won’t bleed from the drinks.) 2. Trim your shapes from the paper and the sturdy backing. 3. Glue your map to the sturdy backing with craft glue. 4. Wait for them to cure and dry. 5. Set a tasty libation atop and delight in yourself. (Flip to the next page for the outcome!)

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C. FINISHED PRODUCT!

Lets toast! Have a cocktail for being such a crafty DIY maven. You will need somewhere to put your drink... This coaster project is easy-peasy and will make you the absolute envy of all your friends.

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event planner & stylist

SWEET EMILIA JANE :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Emilia or EJ | San Diego, CA www .sweetemiliajane.com sweetemiliajane@gmail.com

my name is Emilia or EJ of Sweet Emilia Jane. i’ve been doing it for ever. I’ve worked in events in one way or

another for over ten years but I started SEJ two years ago. i’m good at list making, time line tracking, emotion

managing and creative crafting. my work environment is sometimes an at-home office I share

with my husband and puppy or the flea market or the arts supply store or the flower mart. my work is inspired by old photos of my parents, interior

design magazines, Eames chairs, French films. my biggest accomplishment is being brave and following

my heart. my worst fear is not living a creative and passionate life. if i have all the money in the world, i would still do exactly what

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Alison Zamora | Southern California honeybeesweeterie.blogspot.com honeybeesweeterie@gmail.com

my name is Alison of Honey Bee Sweeterie. i’ve been doing it for five months now. I’ve been baking

alongside my mom since I was little, but only recently made it official! i’m good at baking delicious goodies and transforming a

table into a sweets lover’s dream. my work environment is 350 degrees F. my work is inspired by pretty desserts, weddings, and

Amy Atlas. my biggest accomplishment is not giving someone food

poisoning haha just kidding. my worst fear is someone spitting out one of my cupcakes! if i have all the money in the world, i would live in Paris for a few

years and then open up the best bakery in SoHo! i believe that everyone has a marshmallow center ;)

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Esther Kim | Southern California www .mybridestory.com esther@mybridestory.com

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year doing it full-time. i’m good at multi-tasking and motivating others. my work environment is depends on which day you ask. ;) but

mostly exciting and lots of fun ideas bouncing back and forth. my work is inspired by the couple’s love story, their personality,

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ful family. my worst fear is not being able to balance family & work,

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scheming, and working with seasonal flowers. my work environment is also my home. I work out of my loft,

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some courage to put myself out into the wedding industry as crafty floral designer, but the hard work has paid off. I am so blessed with the creative and beautiful clients and brides I get to work with every day. my worst fear is is loosing my husband and business partner

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mischief, which has landed us in the emergency room quite a few times. However, he adventurous spirit is why I love him as well. if i have all the money in the world, i would travel and visit my family

members who are located all over the US . i believe in providing my customers with affordable, seasonal,

beautiful floristry in the greenest manner possible. This is why I walk to and from the Los Angeles Flower District to obtain my supplies every day and try to use seasonal and locally grown flowers. Supporting local farmers and markets is a value James and I hold as the highest of values, and it results in beautiful and inventive design.

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wedding e-zine

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“If you get fixated on the forever, then you miss it. It’s the beauty of the daily walk.” - CHRISTIAN

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As the bride and g room made their walk down the aisle, they went back to g rab the g room’s daughter (unbeknownst to her) and proceeded to walk down the aisle as a family.

photography by Graham Terhune

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FROM KAYLEIGH’S PARENTS, KELLY AND RICHARD WINCE We would like to express our deepest g ratitude to the vendors and volunteers who came forward to g ive our daughter, Kayleigh Wince, the wedding of her dreams on Feb. 21. A few months ago, my son-in-law, Brian Nabili, was diag nosed with terminal cancer. Meghan Ely, President of OFD Consulting, heard about their situation and the small wedding they were planning, and she quickly sent out word. The Richmond wedding community came together like I have never seen any community do before. Without batting an eye, everyone came together and donated their time and talents. Within three weeks, they helped pull off the wedding of my daughter’s dreams. There are no words to express how g rateful we are and the love that we feel for those who came forward and helped us out.

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