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lovely little DIY: wine cork & washi tape ribbon spools
{all images taken by me with my personal camera. please credit if you share elsewhere!} if you're in the midst of cleaning out your craft closet, (or in my case, valentines day exploded all over the apartment in the form of ribbons and glitter), you might be looking for a fun way to store all of your leftover "stuff". sometimes i have a pretty piece of ribbon left, but i only have a few yards and i just don't have the heart to throw it away, so i usually stick it in a jar or bag with the...
i love a wine country wedding {plus some friday faves}
{kelly & daniel's wedding, image by jessica burke, planning/styling by LLD, full feature on SMP} remember this wedding? well the amazingly talented jessica burke, the photographer who took all the gorgeous images, just launched her new website, so i wanted to give her a shout-out today! make sure you head on over and say hello, ok? she's one of my favorite photogs in the bay area, and, along with being super talented on digital and film, she also happens to be a total sweetheart. now...
happy australia day! {a little personal story about my second home}
{no big deal, just a picture of my "backyard" in coogee} {this song always reminds me of mornings in australia getting ready for work} not sure if i've mentioned this before, but i moved to australia after college and lived there for just under a year. i had always dreamed of going to australia, but because i played lacrosse in college, the seasons never worked out for me to study abroad {don't get too excited, i was on an "intercollegiate varsity" lacrosse team, so it was in no way...
macaroons vs. macarons & you’re vs. your {there is a difference}
today's post is short and sweet. {image by LLD, macaron via macaroon via} i have seen one too many wedding features with gorgeous signage for the sweets bar, only to see macarons listed as macaroons. i never knew the difference myself, until i did a little digging to discover they were two different sweet treats! {via some e cards} i've also seen so many event invites with "your invited" rather than "you're". so today's post is all about taking the extra 2 seconds to make sure you get...
weekend update: birthday cakes, photoshoots & confetti {iphone photo dump}
{images taken with my iPhone and shared with instagram (username is lovelydetails)} this weekend was a total blur - from back to back bride meetings on friday, shuffling for a new venue for one couple in particular, a flower mart trip and then birthday celebrations and a special shoot - not sure where the time went but at least it was spent in a fun way, right? this past week: ~ we drank celebratory martinis on our new coffee table with pat, who passed his final CPCU exam! he's been...
Mason Jar Sunday: Birthday Mason Cake
yep, it's my birthday! right now as you read this i am probably feeling the effects of a little too much champagne, but that's all good with me :) let it be known that this was last year's birthday mason cake from my amazing friend chelsea. but this year she outdid herself again, with a custom andy capps hot fries cake!!!!! east coasters, you know what i mean, right? amazing, right? hope you all have a good...
i’m a summer girl at heart {plus some friday finds}
i posted this quote last year (here's the print i designed, if you want to use it) and i just had to play around with it again. it's super chilly here in san francisco (new englanders, bare with me ok? my blood has thinned out from living here for almost 4 years, and 40 degrees is cold to me!), and we're expecting a rainy weekend. my lovely friend kiele posted a summer inspiration post yesterday and it reminded me of this quote that i love so much. anyways...any weekend plans? this girl...
lovely advice: it’s OK to splurge on beauty {you deserve it}
disclaimer: jennie fresa (pictured above) was one of the best investments i made personally for our wedding day. she is probably the most talented makeup artist in the new england area, and i literally checked with her before booking our wedding date. that's how awesome she is, and how important it was to me to have her with me. jennie's team DID NOT do my wedding hair and this post is in no way reflective of her services. in conversations with a few brides-to-be lately, i've heard a...
flowers & sparkle {shoot sneak peek}
{images by gladys jem, florals by yours truly} i like to think that flowers make every girl happy. well, they definitely define happiness to me. as i mentioned previously, along with event styling i also offer floral design (it's actually one of my favorite components). this past weekend i partnered with gladys jem on an impromptu shoot on the beach here in san francisco - thankfully, my husband is one of the most patient people alive, and he braved the freezing cold elements with me as...
weekend update {iphone photo dump}
where did the long weekend go? seems as though time flies by faster and faster these days, doesn't it? guess that just means you need to cherish each moment just that much more before it passes you by. so, this past week i (from top left to right): ~brought peonies in a mason to one of my lovely clients ~received 2 of the sweetest gifts ever from my former brides, out of the blue ~found about a million 4 leaf clovers as always, but left this one behind for someone else to spot ~went to...
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