After a relaxing vacation on the sunny island of Maui, its great to be home! And just in time for Christmas, this morning I received an early present, Abby Larson’s first publication, “Weddings“, from a very dear friend (hearts). You can imagine my excitement, as I too, am a die-hard fan of the insanely chic magazine-style wedding blog, Style Me Pretty. I have literally been counting the days ’till the release of this fabulous book, by founder Abby Larson. I absolutely adore the lovely weddings they feature, as well as the amazing ideas & inspirations, and let’s not forget all the crafty DIY projects. SMP first founded in 2007, shortly became one of the industry’s most loved wedding sites. With collaboration from over 1700 vendors, SMP is THE blog for wedding inspirations, fashions, décor, & must-haves alike. The book features Real, Classic, Modern, Rustic, Whimsical & Al Fresco weddings, as well as DIY projects that will leave you inspired & overjoyed. It is available for pre-order on-line, and is a must-have for anyone with a love of weddings, fashion & design.
Here’s my favourite quote so far. “Bespoke. Its the word used to define something that is custom designed for you”. This pretty much sums up the pure essence of utterly unique design of each & every wedding featured in this book. Happy reading and hope you enjoy Abby’s book, full of love stories & gorgeous details as much as I do!!
On that note, wish you & your loved one a Merry Christmas full of love and laughter.
Did you know balloons have been around sine 1824? Bet you also didn’t know that balloons have made a come back? If you are like most of us, myself included, you wouldn’t pair balloons with wedding décor. That’s precisely because you have yet to encounter the new and chic ‘Couture Balloons’, that have left planners and brides wanting more. This past summer, I saw balloons used in the most magical way at weddings and soirees alike. These are not the everyday small latex balloons, but instead, they are great big iridescent balloons, along with glitter, tassels & fringe! They come in a variety of shapes, sizes & colours, and bring a romantic & playful feel to any event. Couture balloons may sound fancy and pricey, but in fact they are excellent for replacing expensive florals, backdrops, and other décor pieces. They can be very cost-efficient, especially if you can add little touches by DIY’s (do it yourself), that reflect your personal style & add more flare. Available at Party City and many online sites, such as BalloonFast, Couture balloons are a HOT wedding trend that we can’t seem to get enough of.
Personally, I love the great big ones with the sparkly FRINGE. Which, by the way, is a super easy DIY craft! (I recently made one with the assistance of my 4 year old son!).
Hope you enjoy these magnificent balloons as much as I do.
Creme de la Creme show at the Four Season’s hotel today was simply magnificent! From stunning floral arrangements courtesy of Granville Island Florist to the gorgeous gowns courtesy of Bisou Bridal, it was an afternoon full of glitz and glamour! This year the Creme also showcased Macaroon Towers from Soirette, as well as delicious treats from Louis Gervias. We had a terrific time scouting different vendors and meeting some of Vancouver’s top photographers, catering companies & cinematographers, to name a few.