Spring has sprung, and everyone enjoys spending time outside with friends and family. Spend a little extra time in the sunshine by hosting a Spring Garden Party. From the Bloody Mary Bar to all the sweets and snacks, you will find that all the little details make for a fun affair! Gather everyone together outside to smell the roses and welcome Springtime by raising a glass to warmer weather.
I had the pleasure of working on a beautiful wedding for a beautiful friend of mine. There was not a dry eye at the ceremony of Meredith + John, and this dreamy couple wed in the picturesque hills of Alpine, CA. Between the romantic floral arrangements and delicious Yours Truly Cupcakes, Meredith wore a Maggie Sottero gown reminiscent of a rose. I was so touched to witness two people so deeply in love cherishing every moment, and how the value of family was ever so present.
Meredith wished for a soft pink floral design for her bridal bouquet which consisted of Hydrangeas, Garden Roses, Cymbidium Orchids, and Dusty Miller. The Bridesmaids wore Navy to compliment John’s dress blues, and the subtle variation of the violet and navy hydrangeas in their bouquets brought out the color of their dresses. The romantic candelabra arrangements along with the white Manzanita Trees encrusted with Orchids & Crystals added an elegant touch. Guests were surrounded by candlelight, which set the mood after a gorgeous sunset in the hills.
If you are looking to turn heads this Holiday Season, wearing an eye-catching statement piece will certainly do the trick! Look to Prisonher Jewelry for all your sparkly needs to pair with all your holiday dresses! Unwrap the Savings with a Special Christmas Discount upon Checkout!
You can start a Wish List now, or go for the gold and make your own purchase for yourself and all the girls in your life. I own a couple of Prisonher pieces made by my friend, Owner & Designer, Helen Shelden. Her use of Swarovski Crytsals and precious stones & metals make for a unique and fabulous, eye-catching accessory to compliment a dressed up or dressed down ensemble. Prisonher. Captivating one “her” at a time. Turning heads. Stopping you in the street. “Girl, where did you get that?!” One “her” at a time. For the good girls and bad alike.
Here is a peek of the Prisonher Collection, and some of my favorites include The Summer Solstice that sparkles in the sun, and the major statement piece that does not need further introduction as The Queen.
One of the latest additions include the infamous The Miley Cyrus-The Wrecking Ball which boasts one sparkly, faceted Crystal! I also adore Turquoise, and you cannot be considered a Cali Girl without possessing something Turquoise in your jewelry box. Set your sights on The Navajo Tears to wear with a casual look.
Prisonher’s Wire Ring Collections are for the girl in your life who loves her some baubles and cocktail rings! The artist in me has a crush on this Rope & Rider Turquoise Necklace which is reminiscent of a dream catcher, and I love the Toggle Clasp in front.
Prisonher Jewelry is not only made by hand, Helen can customize any of her pieces by changing out the bead colors, but the custom options do not stop there. I wanted to give my Maid of Honor something special that would compliment her “Pippa Dress”. My MOH’s Badgley Mischka dress was a floor length gown drenched in gold sequins, and this show stopping frock needed a simple, yet elegant necklace.
I loved the kitchy idea of having a Bow Necklace that was accompanied by the tagline, “Thank you for helping me Tie the Knot!”. I approached Helen with the idea of a dainty and simple Bow Necklace, and she created a Gold Bow Necklace out of Gold Wire, Gold Chain, and a Gold Toggle Clasp. Not only is this something my MOH could wear on the regular, it did not over power her gown, and looked oh so pretty on her! Prisonher donned this beauty the MOH, and I encourage all you brides to reach out to Helen for your Bridal Party Gifts!
When every girl dreams of her wedding day, she imagines a magical experience complete with the perfect groom and the perfect day. While planning a wedding can be stressful, our wedding day was nothing short of perfect. It was better than I could have imagined, simply because I was marrying a beautiful man that I gave my heart to. On that day I felt pure bliss.
I planned the entire Wedding, down to the mints and the peonies in my bouquet. With the help of family and friends on that day and the days leading up to our wedding, my dream became reality. A HUGE Thank You to all of these special people we love!!!
On 08.03.13 we held the Big Reveal at La Valencia Hotel in front of their romantic picture window, and proceeded to take bridal party photos on the hotel’s grounds. We were wed at Mary Star of the Sea in La Jolla, CA., and the Reception followed the Ceremony at The Powerhouse in Del Mar, CA. The Reception site overlooked the Pacific Ocean, and we were lucky enough to have a picture perfect day.
Vendor Details Listed Below.
Photography: Teale Photography
Videography (Posting Soon!): Love Like a Movie
Photo Shoot Venue: La Valencia Hotel
Ceremony Venue: Mary Star of the Sea
Reception Venue: The Powerhouse
Flowers & Decor: Darcy Oliver Design
Cake: Lemon Grove Pastry Shop
Wedding Gown: Justin Alexander
Groom’s Tuxedo: A Better Deal Tuxedo
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm Occassions
Flower Girl Dresses: Seahorse by Watters
Catering: Porkyland La Jolla
Hair: Shannon Hay
Live Music: Anthony Adams
Vintage Car: Haynes Chauffeuring
Maid of Honor Necklace: Prisonher