Well the much anticipated redesign of my site is finally in the works. Before I move into the complete aesthetics of the site, I am starting with content. You should notice that comments are back ( yay! ). I also added a portfolio section. You can see my favorite weddings, events and styled shoots from the drop down menu in the top navigation, or if you just click on the portfolio button. I think you can tell alot about the wedding by the dessert alone, so I decided to use the images of the cakes, pies and cupcakes as a way in. I hope you explore!
Last Wednesday I was invited to attend an event that Noor in Pasadena exclusively for wedding planners to showcase their space. I am not the most familiar with Pasadena, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The space itself has a lot of options. The speakeasy bar area with the beautiful balcony would be the perfect place for a cocktail hour and the main ballroom had beautiful neutral flooring ( no carpet!!!) It was elegant and enough of a blank canvas to make the space your own. Overall though, I have to say the highlight of my night was the cheesecake and caviar martinis… Delish!
I had the pleasure of helping photographer Maggie Keegan Gross with her son’s 1st birthday tablescape. It was a simple affair with a few friends and family, but adorable none the less. The picnic/woodland theme fit perfectly in the gorgeous backyard setting.
I love when I get to play with flowers !!! Thank you Maggie for having me help with George’s special day!
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I’ve mentioned I am working on a site/blog update, but I am happily working on an office update as well. I can’t wait to put some much needed focus on the little things. I received exciting news that one of my past weddings will be featured on Style Me Pretty coming up, and I officially received the brochure from Calamigos Ranch where I am a featured vendor. Things are looking up!
I can’t believe how long it has taken me to post this one. I think a part of the delay is that I knew once I posted it, my journey with this wedding would be officially over. I began working with Carrie and Oliver about a year prior to their wedding date and we talked almost every single week over that year. We started with mood boards, picked colors, settled themes. I didn’t even have the opportunity to meet them in person until we met in Santa Barbara for the tasting at Bacara where we also worked through their rehearsal dinner options. I talked them through flower options, napkin folds, wine pairings and table design and even sourced their welcome bags. I have never been closer to a weddings intimate details than this one and was lucky enough to work with my favorite vendors in the industry. The entire day was classy, sweet and everything we had hoped for. I will miss the skype chats and in-person visits with Carrie and Oliver. Although they live in Seattle, we had the chance to get to know each other more than I get to with most of my local clients! This one was truly a labor of love and I hope you enjoy some of my favorite details of the day from the ridiculously talented Micah and Megan Photography below.
Wedding Design and Planner : Stacey Lynn Design
Photography : Micah and Megan
Videography: Shade Tree Films
Florals : Flour
Ring Bearer Dish : Palomas Nest
Music : Modern Groove Alliance
It’s still February…. The longest and shortest month of them all. As I have been busy with proposals and trying to get organized before the true wedding season begins, I can’t help but get excited for Spring. Its the time for fresh starts and new possibilities.
I love me some red carpet dresses and it was wedding inspiration overload at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. There were quite a few dresses that I think would make picture perfect bridal looks. (from glamour.com, rcva.com, and justjared.com).
My opinion. Hayden Wins.
It usually takes about a month for me to figure out what the resolution is going to be for the year. I thought this year was going to be to have a more organized life, but I quickly changed my mind. The thing is I am organized already, almost TOO organized. I realized that making a resolution to get more organized would just make this OCD chick insane, and probably my husband as well. I wasn’t going to go as far as to have a resolution to become more relaxed or carefree. That’s just not who I am, and I don’t think its necessarily a bad thing. I am the type that thrives when I am doing 18 things at once. I like checklists, calendars, and to-do lists. It’s what makes me a good planner. (a GREAT planner)
There is one thing that has never been my strong suit, and it’s also the thing I always have an excuse not to have time for. It’s cooking. I am the LEAST domestic lady when it comes to the kitchen. I have dabbled in baking and cake decorating, I can use a crockpot, but when it comes to really cooking a meal, I would rather do just about anything.
My husband loves to cook, and is quite good at it. So I have used that as a crutch to not get dirty in the kitchen. My thinking has been – he likes it, I don’t like it – He should always cook – I should never cook. I realize that isn’t fair and I also love the idea of cooking these fantastic meals and bringing our entertaining to the next level. I am a “bit” of a perfectionist, but I am starting to realize that I may have been avoiding the kitchen – because I am NOT naturally good at it. Maybe I just need to give it more of a chance. (and I don’t think anything would make Steve happier).
So that’s it. 2013 is going to be a year where Stacey attempts to cook more. Or at least help Steve more in the kitchen. I’ll let you know how it goes. At a minimum it’s an excuse to buy some of these below!! (all from anthropologie.com)