Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I don't usually share personal notes from clients, but this one just made my week. I am so blessed to do a job that I love and work for clients like Kristina and Brandon.

Love love love! Thanks, you guys. You rock, too!

Friday, April 16, 2010


Invitations are so often an afterthought in the wedding planning process. And each time, a golden opportunity is overlooked. The invitation sets the tone for your event and build excitement and anticipation. It's also a marker for your guests as to how to dress - is it formal and elegant or is it casual or whimsical.

I had the pleasure of meeting with Heidi Jimenez the other day and reviewing her portfolio of exquisite handmade invitations. Every detail - lace, velvet, satin, all custom, and all pieced together individually with painstaking care.

Every invitation I looked through made me yearn to attend that party - a party for people I never knew and will never know. But I wanted to go to the party/wedding because the invitation was so pretty. It was like opening a gift. And if you think about it, that's what an invitation is - a gift to your guests that says, you are special to us, and we hope you can share this day.

For more information and pricing visit their Web site. Or contact the lovely Heidi herself at or 805.757.7693.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


One word: YUM. I recently worked with Sarah Dandona of Omni Fresco Catering and was blown away by her professionalism and enthusiasm. And that was even before I tasted the food!!

Everything about this company is fabulous. The food - fabulous. The service - fabulous. The presentation - Faaaaabulooous. Just check out some of their stuff:

Individual Paella samplers - SO good!
Roasted Veggies exciting - oh yeah!

And you should have seen the display for the Bananas Foster station - the table was almost as pretty as the Bananas Foster was good ... almost (That Bananas Foster was outrageous).

Available for weddings, private parties and corporate events. Contact Sarah at Omni for more information at

Thank you Linda Chaja for the gorgeous photos!

Friday, April 9, 2010


I love cabanas. I love the sense of intimacy they create. I love how they can be used to emphasize something special. I love everything about them. Here are some ways to incorporate them into your Big Day...

For the altar:

For the cake table:
For the sweetheart table:

For the head table:
For a lounge area:

You can use them for anything! I also like them for the escort card table/ turn favor table, as well as the guest book/welcome table.

Happy Friday, everyone! xo

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I had the extreme pleasure of working with Kerstin Horneman of Blue Magnolia Floral & Event Design on the tablescape for Santa Barbara Wedding Couture. I shared the photos with you earlier this week; I hope you enjoyed them.

Today, I have more photos to share with you... showcasing Kerstin's fabulousness beyond the table and into bouquets. She's a talent and a pleasure. Here's a look:

Photography courtesy of the amazing Kirsten Ellis, Beaux Arts Photographie


Left: Kerstin of Blue Magnolia Florals & Event Design
Right: Donna Romani of Donna Romani Events

Thank you Melissa Musgrove for the fabulous photo!

Monday, April 5, 2010


Table Design by Donna Romani Events and Blue Magnolia Floral & Event Design. Kerstin at Blue Magnolia is WONDERFUL. More on her later this week.

Materials provided by Town & Country Event Rentals and La Tavola Fine Linens.

And finally, a huge thank you, kiss and a hug to Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie for the gorgeous pics. Love!
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