November, 2009

Nov 09

A Little DIY Quirkiness to Start your Week Off Right!

One of the things I love most about my job is the relationships.  Typically, I’m hired pretty early on in the wedding planning process, so my clients get to know me on both a personal and professional level and vice versa.  Planning a wedding is inherantly personal, and these great relationships keep growing even after the wedding is over.  Like I said, it’s one of the main reasons why I love what I do.

Case in point: One of my clients sent me this link this morning to a super sassy DIY wedding idea.  I absolutely loved it and couldn’t stop laughing at the concept, which the bride of course predicted.

It’s from the delightful Fig and Plum blog: DIY Bride and Groom face Coasters.  A little strange, yes, but I appreciate the originality and out-of-the-box-ness of the approach.

I think it’s just enough hippy kitsch cute – how’s that for a description?; plus, it’s beyond crafty and personal.   What do you think?

p.s. In case you were wondering, the blog editor is NOT from Seattle, but her amazing wedding photographer is, so the Seatle-creativity theory continues.  Seriously, what do they put in the water up there??

Nov 09

Delicious, Delightful DIY Smore Kits – Seriously, Need I Say More?

This is one of those amazingly versatile ideas that will make recipients happy as a Holiday gift, a wedding favor, a welcome bag addition, and even a “just because” gift.  You just use clear acetate boxes for each of the ingredients; then, tie the whole things together with baker’s twine.  While I would love to take credit for this idea, I found it on Twig & Thistle, yet another fabulous Seattle-based DIY inspiration blog (I swear there is some sort of creativity supplement in the water there.).

Nov 09

Not Sure What to Bring to Read on your Honeymoon? Bookseer to the Rescue!

With only limited room in your suitcase, it’s important that you pack books you’ll love to enjoy during your honeymoon or vacation.  Thanks to, it’s easy to make sure you pack winners. Just type in the title and author of a book you loved, and bookseer generates a slew of titles you should enjoy.  It won’t completely make up for saying goodbye to Jacob (or Edward) at the end of Twilight, but you don’t need your literary crush on a romantic vacation anyway!

Nov 09

Happy New Moon Friday!

Just in case any one wanted to know where Better Together Events stands on the Twilight love triangle, we are Team Jacob all the way.

This is a very important disctinction as Twilight-themed weddings are gaining in popularity according to TheKnot

And without spoiling too much for those readers who have not read all the books yet…. this won’t be the last Twilight post you see on my blog!

Nov 09

Gift Ideas at Navy and Lavender

I stumbled across Navy and Lavender this morning and just had to share!

I’m always looking to borrow ideas from store-bought welcome bags for DIY welcomes, and Navy and Lavender fills their welcome bags with some very nifty treats!

I absolutely love their gift concepts for your bridal party.  They offer gift baskets for all your bridesmaids… from the perfect hostess

to the beach bum! 

These gifts would even work perfectly as mother of the bride and mother of the groom gifts!

The men in your bridal party are not overlooked.  Check out this tee-time gift bag:

And, last but not least, you have to see Navy and Lavender’s signature “favor cakes.”  Perfect for a smaller party or a shower.   

Nov 09

The Office Wedding Fashions!

I just LOVE the fact that The Office styled Pam and Jim’s wedding fashions in light of their budget.  It would have been so easy to put Pam in Vera Wang, but instead they used David’s Bridal, making the wedding both totally accessible to today’s bride and completely consistent with Pam and Jim.  Yet another reason to love the show!

Looking for Pam’s look? Check out Style T9552 for $399. 

 And the bridesmaids wore Style F12732 for $145.

Nov 09

Sass for your Holiday Party

This just cracks me up!  And at 12 tags for $4.50 including shipping, it’s a completely affordable laugh.  You can find them at Lowfidelity’s Etsy Shop

And I know… not exactly wedding related, but they’re perfect for your Holiday parties!

Nov 09

Shy Siren Jewelry and Vintage Chic Gift Ideas

Shy Siren Jewelry sells unique and affordable pieces on their main site as well as on Etsy.  Each and every piece is crafted with beautiful materials, textures and colors with an eye for the way the light reflects each piece.  They all have their own unique design sensibility and are often one-of-a-kind – perfect for personal bridal party gifts!  My favorite of their two design lines is the “Vintage Chic;” my favorites are showcased below.

Happy shopping! 

Nov 09

Congrats Gayle and Lee!

I am so beyond thrilled to be helping Gayle and Lee with their wedding next August at the Glen Iris Inn. I loved spending time with them a few weekends ago when they were up for a planning-filled, foliage-rich weekend. These two just exude love, are so fun to be around, and have the best style.

I am also thrilled to be working with Mandy and Gregg at Images Unveiled, who shot their fabulous engagement session sampled below.  Mother-nature and some bad luck almost prevented this shoot from happening, but it went off without a hitch and the results are simply stunning!

I can’t wait to show you all the wonderful details next summer; stay tuned!

Nov 09

Bridal Designer Spotlight: Mikaella

An offshoot of the stylish Paloma Blanca line of bridal gowns, Mikaella first entered the bridal stage in 2004.  I just love the Mikaella way, a classic style with a modern touch. Combine this with prices starting at $1,000, what’s not to love?