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Mason Jar Sunday: Custom Made Chandelier from Milk Glass Vintage Rentals
Today's mason jar feature comes to you from the amazingly talented Milk Glass Vintage Rentals. Here's the background story from PJ Rude, Owner/Stylist! "Together, my friend Aylssia from Casa Real (the bride), Nicole Ha and I wanted a hanging a window chandelier for Alyssia's wedding that was styled with rental pieces from Milk Glass. I had my hubby screw eye hooks into some of my old windows and of course broke a few windows to make it look just right (and help with the rope going...
Bloggers {Unveiled}: Cyd Converse of The Sweetest Occasion
Today’s guest in the Bloggers {Unveiled} series is the sweet-as-can-be gal behind The Sweetest Occasion, Cyd Converse! Please join me in welcoming her to LLD for the day :) Blogger {Unveiled}: How did you get started in the wedding world? I've always had a lifelong passion for events and design. In college I was really active with campus event planning, which eventually lead to starting my own events company, Sweet Occasions Studio (http://www.sweetoccasionsstudio.com/). In...
Blush Pink, Linen, & Cocoa Inspiration Board {Chris from Postcards & Pretties}
Hi LLD readers!! Chris from Postcards and Pretties here and today I’m sharing a delicate and romantic wedding inspiration board with you. Being of European descent I have a soft spot for quaint villages, there is something magical about them. This board is so inviting with its soft color palette and charming vintage details.  It might look pretty minimal, but that’s what makes it charming. Pretty fabric pouches add color and pattern to the table when positioned along side each place...
When Life Hands You Paper Scraps, Make Confetti!
So you're working on a project (or in my case, I was making some pretty bunting for a special somebody's Cabo wedding), and you have lots of extra paper scraps left, but you don't have the heart to throw it away? Make confetti! Cut the scraps in to thin strips, and then cut in to smaller squares, working your way down the strip. This is an easy (and festive) way to bring your colors through in to other aspects of the event, where you least expect it. I took it a step further and put the...
A California Summer Engagement: Jenn & Paul {AE Pictures Inc.}
Hi everyone! My name is Camille, and I'm Jacin's new blog assistant (yay!). I'm here today on LLD to share a breathtaking real engagement shoot by AE Pictures Inc. :) Jenn's red dress + the sand = a picture perfect summer engagement session.  On top of this killer combo, this stylish couple has a lot of beautiful locations and outfit changes. How wonderful to have such a variety of photographs to look back on. There are literally so many amazing images from this shoot, I...
Introducing: Camille Wynn, Lovely Blog Assistant!
I know, isn't she the cutest thing ever? I met Camille Wynn about a month ago after putting out a call for a blog assistant, and out of the 50 or so applicants, Camille was the perfect fit for the job. She is a Visual Arts (with an emphasis in media and photography) major at UC San Diego, and is headed in to her 4th and final year starting in the fall. Camille joined the LLD team with a goal of learning a bit more about blogging and to experience the wedding industry in a different way than...
Lovely Little DIY: Invisible Ink Message in a Bottle {via Kate of MiniEco}
{all images via kate @ minieco} While this project was initially intended as a Valentines Day DIY, my creative mind couldn't help but think of a million other uses - can we say proposal, save the date, or love letter, anyone? Using simple lemon juice, the amazingly creative Kate over at MiniEco {I dare you to visit her blog without spending an hour oogling over all of her unique ideas!} created this lovely little DIY that had me smitten right away. From the colorful heart confetti to the...
Lovely Weekend Update :: The Sweetest Wedding Ceremony Ever :: Life is Short But Sweet For Certain
Happy Monday! Today is a bit of a schmorgasbord of a post, if you will. A weekend update in pictures via iPhone photo dump {a la Kelle Hampton}, with a bit of background story below, followed by two of the sweetest and most touching things I've seen and heard to date. I guess you could call today a Sentimental Monday. Read on, lovelies! And be ready with tissues in hand once you get towards the end. From top left: (1) Yes, this is what the bottom of real Louboutins look like once you step...
Mason Jar Sunday: Mason Jars and Dahlias, Oh My
{the brides cafe} I love everything about this. The simple and pretty dahlia centerpieces, the blue mason jar vases and the clear mason glasses. This can do no wrong! Happy Sunday :) © lovely little...
Lovely Advice: How to Stay Cool During the Heat Wave
{fan image by Andrew McCaul} Yes, I subscribe to Real Simple, and it is pretty much one of my favorite things. It is also one of the enewsletters I subscribe to, so when I received these handy tips on how to keep cool during this heat wave, I knew I just had to share it with you. Mind you, it's 70 in San Francisco (well, not even) so I'm really not too impacted by the weather. But I'm looking out for those of you who are dealing with it. Oh, and open invite to visit here in SF, if you need...
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