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Invites: Christie + Seth

POSTED BY shannon

Hey ya’ll! It’s been quite the while. Don’t fret, I’m back with some amazing invitations to share with you.

I┬álove how these invitations turned out. They got a bit of everything I think invitations should have – personalization, signature colors, a monogram of sorts, and awesome packaging.

Christie + Seth [you may remember them from here or here] wanted to have invitations that spoke to what they’re guests would experience at their wedding. Fun, rustic, eclectic, and full of loving details. What better way to say that than screen printed wood invitations?

The color palate for the wedding was a burnt orange, olive, and yellow. The wood seemed like a perfect backdrop to put the main invite on and use the other paper pieces pop with the rest of their bright colors printed on stark white.

The thing I love most about creating wedding invitations is when the design just “clicks.” A piece of information about the bride or groom, a special thing that’s going to be incorporated at the wedding, something about the venue, or just a simple color palate can all trigger these “clicks.” After that… things just WORK. Ideas come so rapidly and before you know it… we have something that is IT. For this invite, that moment came when I was told from Rachel that the ceremony was taking place under a huge oak tree. I loved it so much, it went on the invite, the direction card, and the RSVP card.

Doesn’t this look like the perfect sneak peak to what Christie & Seth’s wedding would be like? Lucky for you, The Wedding Chicks featured some incredible photos of the big day from Mathieu Photography. They are just incredible.

One tip for all of you who are thinking about invitations – whether it be for a wedding, a birthday party, or a fun get together – make it yours. Find a special “thing” to set your event apart from the others. Something that is special and will tie everything together. Something that speaks to who you are. Something that is … you.

Congratulations to you, Seth + Christie. May your life together be blessed with love forever!

With Love,


I may love every single thing about this Up inspired wedding from Indonesia.

I most always find what Jen over at Green Wedding Shoes posts absolutely 100% delightful [and if you do, too, you should vote while you can!!] but these images caught me even more. You know, like the million-balloon ceiling treatment:

Or the balloon-y macaron-y cake:

Or the incredibly adorable dress that the bride is working:

Frankly, any of those will do when I think of the term “smashing success” and pairing that with event design. But really, there is a love there and there’s certainly a laughter. I admire all things whimsy and this wedding hit the feeling head on!

Have a lovely, warm, summer-filled weekend!





Just a couple of little placements that I’ve found [or been told about- thanks Carrie!!] lately…

The Party Dress recently used images from our adorable Orange and Yellow Summer Tabletop in an inspiration board:

The Wed Bug featured Alicia’s gorgeous Valentine’s Day Wedding shot by Adrienne Gunde:

The Wedding Yentas also featured a wedding of Alicia’s from last season… Emilie and Ross!

And lastly, the blog Marry You Me gave us a sweet little hollar on the Stylelab Workshop Wedding Chicks featured last week!




So, if you’ve followed me for any length of time you’ll know that I absolutely love all things geeky and chic-y! This wedding I found on Style Me Pretty is a perfect example of something I drool over! Specifically, the bridesmaid and groomsman looks! I totally adore this little nod to the 50’s nerd that they are rocking:

And the guys, not to be outdone…

A short list of things I adore about this bridal party:

1. Cardigan + Bridesmaid dress combo. If you’re a client of mine that I’ve had any hand in bridal party color selection with, you can fully attest… I am SO into giving cardigans to your bridesmaids. It gets cold. Plus, it’s the perfect pop of color and over-the-top cute touch to bring greatness to your pictures.

2. Argyle. ARGYLE!

3. Fun attitude- can these guys get any more silly?? I love when people don’t take themselves too seriously. What a fun image!

4. Color choice- muted + pop = party to my eyes. Party eye-very day!

5. I love a good list. And these images gave me a reason to do so. Holla!!

Now all I need is a pair of thick-rimmed glasses and some cuffs on my jeans. :D

Happy Friday, my lovelies! I have such exciting things planned for the next few weeks… some serious beauty is about to unfold for all to see, and I want YOU guys to be the first to know about it! I’ll keep you posted. Until then, stay safe, healthy, gorgeous… and plan away!!



Hello, Cute-iful! It’s like a perfect, breezy summer day already here in Sunny So Cal and I couldn’t be more thrilled about the pops of emotional sunshine that keep creeping into my life. I adore the springtime and everything about it- and mostly, I adore the weddings that it brings my way!

This delightful sweets table that I’m sure you remember has seemed to get my blog and twitter friends clamoring with excitement! And rightfully so! Thanks to Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion for the wonderful little write up and feature of our perfectly placed desserts!

It’s an honor to be featured anywhere, but when blogs come out of the woodworks to love on something you’ve had your hand it… it’s truly a new level of humbling! Thanks to all my readers, friends, family and fans from my deepest heart… in ways you’ll never know, you are the ones that have kept me in this industry, creative and brimming with excitement! Jump on over to The Sweetest Occasion to see more of us and so so SO much more weddings!

Happy sunny day, y’all!



ANOTHER teaser for you. And this one is a real hoot!! Talk about a great week [and instant gratification, by the way]- this lovely dessert bar was from this past weekend’s wedding! Special [special special special] thanks to Nicole Hill Gerulat for the blog post chock full of pictures!! Even more thanks to the impeccable Melody at the Sweet and Saucy Shop for her gorgeous goodies to make this display a smashing success [hellooo, alliteration!]. Did I mention that this entire reception was desserts? No meal, here. I’m a huge fan of this idea and have always pitched it to clients on a budget, and I’m so glad that I finally got to do one!

And the infamous TISSUE POM POMS that [if you follow me on twitter, you heard me moan about a couple of days last week] my team and I made in the wee hours of the morning!!

Visit Nicole’s post for more images and leave her pretty pretty comments about her pretty pretty pictures! I cannot wait for y’all to see the ridiculously perfect vintage furniture that Jeni from FOUND supplied. You will flip. Like for serious.

Until then, hang on and enjoy the ride!!



A Very Late Lovely


Consider this for last Friday! I’m not trying to neglect you all, my dear readers- but hang in there!! The eye candy at the end of the road will be worth it, I PROMISE! We’ve got so much goodness in store.

Until then, how can you resist the sheer fabulousness of this bouquet?? Thanks to Jen @ Green Wedding Shoes for providing as always, the cutting edge inspiration that I adore!


A great modern twist on the iconic and sweet daisy bouquet! Mini daisy flowers with a center of billy balls goodness!



Pro Pics: Shelley & Tony


Boy are you all in for a treat today! I have been DYING to share these images with you guys. They are drop dead, hold on to your nickers Ga-orgeous! I knew when I saw the work of Amy & Maurice, aka The Theorie, on their website that they did amazing work, but it’s still always a “hold your breath” kind of moment until you finally see the finished product of all the pictures that they shot on your day. And wow, were these so much better than I was ever expecting! Simply amazing! A perfect capture of Shelley & Tony and all of their special little details on their wedding day.

The wedding was held at a private estate in Trabuco Canyon, compliments of the bride’s Uncle.
He built this bridge just for them, since the prvious one had been washed away by a storm.


The flowers were all provided by the amazing Carissa of JL Designs.

I mean come on, anyone who can make a box of boutonnieres look THAT good, has got to be a great florist, right??



A few pics of the bride & groom, and their wedding party.






The ceremony featured hanging vases filled with pink roses & peonies, and pink petals covering the aisle floor.


We added yellow ties around each chair, for a nice big POP of color!





The grounds of this home had an endless supply of amazing photo opportunities. It was such a perfect setting.




Shelley’s Uncle has a collection of classic cars that he has donated to Auto Museums over the years. Lucky for us, they are all so grateful for the donations, that they let him take them out whenever he wants for his person use. Score for us!! These bad boys make for great pictures!





The cocktail hour featured small square vases wrapped in a funky mod fabric that we found in the L.A. Fabric District, and single pink peonies in each one.



We made use of the beautiful oak tree in the middle of our cocktail hour space, by hanging varying sizes of white paper lanterns throughout the entire tree.


A couple more shots of Carissa’s beautiful creations…




I absolutely adored these vases that Carissa provided for the place card table.


Big puffy peonies just make me swoon…


And on to the reception details!





I loved how Carissa made it seem like these tulips were growing out of the cake stand. So amazing.


The guest tables featured small groups of pink tulips, arranged in lot of different funky white vases provided by Carissa.




I couldn’t decide which ring shot I liked the most, so I just included them both. ;)



Shelley hand crafted these super cute cootie-catchers that served as their menus. They were absolutely adorable.




And last, but not least, the scrumptious cookie buffet that replaced the cake later that night.


Thank you once again to the fabulous vendor line-up that made this event such a success. I couldn’t have done it without you:

Photography: The Theorie
Videography: Studio West Video
Florist: JL Designs
DJ/Lighting: Brady of Props FX
Catering: 24 Carrots
Cake: Sweet Gems
Rentals: Signature Party Rentals
Linens & Chairs: Dress My Chair
Hair & Makeup: i-style Salon, Los Angeles
String Quartet: Andromeda String Quartet

~ Alicia

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