Spring Garden Party

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.

Spring Garden Party Tablescape-Darcy Oliver Design

Spring Garden Party Tablescape

Butterflies & Crystals, Manzanita Trees, Party Decor-Darcy Oliver Design

Butterflies & Crystal Decor

Party Table, Sweets, Snacks, Party Food-Darcy Oliver Design

Sweets & Snacks

Bunting Banners, Flags, Garland-Darcy Oliver Design

Bunting Banners

Welcome Sign & Drink Station, Spring Party-Darcy Oliver Design

Welcome Sign & Drink Station

Bloody Mary Bar & Mimosas, Vintage Glass, Cake Plates-Darcy Oliver Design

Bloody Mary Bar & Mimosas

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Hauber Wedding: Meredith + John

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.

Bride-Darcy Oliver Design
Bridal Photos-Darcy Oliver Design
Getting Ready-Darcy Oliver Design
Bouquet-Darcy Oliver Design
Parents-Darcy Oliver Design
Wedding Decor, san diego-Darcy Oliver Design
Walking Down the Aisle, trees, candelabras-Darcy Oliver Design
Ceremony-Darcy Oliver Design
Bride and Groom-Darcy Oliver Design
Bridal Party, bouquets-Darcy Oliver Design
Yours Truly Cupcake-Darcy Oliver Design
San Diego wedding, flowers, arrangements-Darcy Oliver Design

Prisonher Sparkles for the Holidays!

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.

Prisonher, necklaces-Darcy Oliver DesignOne 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.

Wrecking Ball, miley cyrus, turquoise-Darcy Oliver DesignPrisonher’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.

Handmade Jewelry, rings-Darcy Oliver Design
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!

Bow Necklace, bridal party-Darcy Oliver Design

Oliver Wedding

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.

dress -Darcy Oliver Design

la jolla-Darcy Oliver Design

wedding gown-Darcy Oliver Design

justin alexander -Darcy Oliver Design

Mother of the Bride-Darcy Oliver Design

Bridesmaids Gifts-Darcy Oliver Design

Navy Garter and Sparkle Shoes-Darcy Oliver Design

feather boutonierre, j crew neckalce-Darcy Oliver Design

reveal, la jolla-Darcy Oliver Design

bride, groom-Darcy Oliver Design

Bridal Portrait, La Jolla-Darcy Oliver Design

Peony, Rose, Orchid Bouget-Darcy Oliver Design

Bridal Party-Darcy Oliver Design

Bride, Groom-Darcy Oliver Design

flower wreath, ring bearer-Darcy Oliver Design

flower girls-Darcy Oliver Design

Bridesmaids-Darcy Oliver Design

ceremony decor, church wedding-Darcy Oliver Design

Aisle-Darcy Oliver Design

First kiss, flower girl-Darcy Oliver Design

Vintage getaway car-Darcy Oliver Design

wedding-Darcy Oliver Design

Powerhouse, del mar-Darcy Oliver Design

sign in, seating chart-Darcy Oliver Design

cake table, gold, pink-Darcy Oliver Design

cake banner, french-Darcy Oliver Design

sweetheart table-Darcy Oliver Design

decor, centerpiece-Darcy Oliver Design

menu sign-Darcy Oliver Design

gold sequins-Darcy Oliver Design

gift table-Darcy Oliver Design

cake cutting-Darcy Oliver Design

Bridesmaids and Groom-Darcy Oliver Design

Beach Wedding-Darcy Oliver Design

Beach-Darcy Oliver Design

Sparkler, kiss-Darcy Oliver Design

Vendors:

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 

DJ: Sunset Mobile Music

Maid of Honor Necklace: Prisonher