Monday, December 5, 2011

New MCE Logo Revealed!

Happy Monday! We’re kicking off the week with some fabulous news!
As you know Jessica Cardelucci and I have been working on the new home for Glam Candies. 
I’m excited to announce that we’ll be moving over to Miriam Corona Events!

I am also really excited to reveal our new logo designed by Cardelucci!

For the new logo we chose a gold and silver color palette.
The new logo represents my new married last name, Corona, which is the Spanish term for Crown. 
It also represents a bee’s flight path.
If I could describe myself in just a few words, ‘busy bee’ would be it.
I love my job and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I hope you love it as much as I do!
Stay tuned for our official launch later this month filled with brand new content!

Monday, October 10, 2011

{well, hello there!}

How is everyone?!  It's been incredibly busy here as I have been winding down on some recent events and working away on the new site amongst other things.  I've been away from the blog for a few weeks so I thought I'd share a little update on the progress of the new site, Miriam Corona Events {MCE}!  

I have picked a new logo!  Hooray!!  It's really pretty, creative, fun and a little more grown up.  Yes, my friends, I'm growing up.  Here's the inspiration behind it…and can you believe it came from a blouse I spotted on Pinterest?! 

But that's just a little teaser to hold you over until the big reveal!  I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the new look and I'm pretty eager to get it all done.

Up next is a fun photo shoot with Jessica Cardelucci who is also my super talented web designer.  She has lots of experience in branding (from start to finish) so I'm very excited to be working with her on this project.  Check out her fabulous work!

My new email address is all set up in case you want to say hello, email me at

Btw, are you on Pinterest? It's this really addicting site that let's you "pin" inspiration photos onto online portfolios.  Connect with me there to see some of the other projects that I have up my sleeve.  I'd love to see what you are pinning too!

Have a great week!

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Thank you all for your support!  It means the world to me!  The abridged version of yesterday's post.  Glam Candies will become a part of Miriam Corona Events, which will be a full service design and event planning studio.  The new site will be launched in early January.  Updates on the progress will be posted here until I transition onto the new site! 

So what can you expect to see here in the meantime?  Things that worked well like our Raising the Bar series and anything else that I feel inspired to write about.  You know what is most exciting?  That you all didn't jump off my Facebook and Twitter pages with this announcement.  I am excited to share all of my new projects and events with you, which motivates me even more!  

Happy weekend!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

{Press: The BWS Magazine}

We're excited to share that we have been featured on the cover of the September issue of The Best Wedding Sites Magazine!  In this issue, we share eight different design elements that inspired our Nautical photo shoot at the AVIA.  Check out the feature on BWS.  Also, check out our "Sail Away With Me" dessert bar styled for this photo shoot! What a great way to end the summer!

Thank you to the team and to BWS for this opportunity!  We are thrilled to be a part of this experience!  

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

{Glam Wedding & Sweetheart Candy Bar / Boda Glamorosa y Barra de Dulces de Amor}

Yesterday we shared a glimpse of Leslie & Joseph's wedding ceremony.  Today we share their modern glam reception and reveal their candy bar!

Leslie and Joseph enjoyed cocktails and appetizers with their guests on the terrace and enjoyed the gorgeous views.

We designed a sweetheart themed candy bar for the couple with all heart-shaped candies.  The red velvet cupcakes were a gift to the bride and groom from their bridesmaid, Nicole, who is also a pastry chef.  They were topped with Bride and Groom heart-shaped toppers designed by Papermints, as well as the personalized wedding favors with a quote, "I will never stop loving you".  We used our black chandelier cake stands to set them on and displayed black and white photos of the bride and groom around the candy table. 


I asked Leslie and Joseph to share their best and most memorable moments from their wedding and here's what they said:

From Joseph: "Seeing Leslie come down that aisle made my heart beat faster.  My mind was a blank.  It was slow motion.  I couldn't hear anything.  It was like a dream.  Then she took my hand and standing up there with her, holding her hand and realizing what was really going on.  That in minutes from that moment, she would be my forever."

From Leslie: “The most memorable part for me was walking down the aisle with my husband after we just said I do.  I was beaming with excitement I couldn't stop smiling.  We were surrounded by everyone who supported us and loved us and not only was it a sigh of relief that all the realization of our hard work wedding planning was here, it was a realization that all we had been through the last six years was worth it because now we were mr. and mrs." 

"Walking into out reception site was an amazing feeling.  Seeing all of our ideas and work come together brought instant tears of happiness especially since we both worked so hard together making sure we were both included in the planning process."

"And the best moment was as we were dancing our first dance as husband and wife our two sons decided to join in the party and dance with us."

{Spanish / Español}

Ayer compartimos la cermonia de Leslie y Joseph. Hoy, compartimos el glamur de la recepcion moderna de damasco negro con blanco y fucsia y su barra de dulces.

Leslie y Joseph disfrutaron la hora de coctel y aperitivos con sus invitados en la terraza y disfrutaron de una maravillosa vista.

Nosotros disenamos un tema de una barra de dulces en forma de corazones para la pareja. Los pastelitos de aterciopelado rojo fueron un regalo para los novios de su dama, Nicole que es tambien una experta en pastels, ellos fueron decorados en forma de corazones disenados por Papermints y los favores de la boda estaban personalizados con una frase "nunca dejare de amarte".  Nosotros usamos candeleros negros para los pastelitos y exibimos las fotos en blanco y negro alrededor de la mesa.

Yo les pedi a Leslie y Joseph que compartieran sus mejores y mas memorables momentos de su boda, y esto fue lo que ellos dijeron:

De Joseph: "Viendo a Leslie caminar por el pasio hizo que mi corazon latiera rapidamente, mi mente estaba en blanco, no podia oir nada, era como un sueno, luego ella me tomo mi mano y al estar alli con ella tomandole la mano me di cuenta lo que estaba pasando que en unos minutos a partir de ese momento ella seria mi esposa......mia para siempre."

De Leslie: "La parte mas memorable para mi fue caminar sobre el pasio con mi esposo despues que nosotros dijimos "si acepto"  yo estaba radiando de alegria que no podia parar de sonreir, nosotros estabamos acompanados de todos quienes nos apoyaron y no solamente fue una muestra de alivio de darnos cuenta que todo nuestro trabajo de planear la ceremonia llego, esto fue una realizacion que todo lo que hemos pasado durante los ultimos seis anos valio la pena, porque ahora somos Sr y Sra, como sea, caminando a nuestra recepcion fue un sentimiento maravilloso, viendo todas nuestras ideas y trabajo juntarse, trajo lagrimas de felicidad especialmente ya que nosotros trabajamos juntos duramente, asegurandonos que los dos estubieramos incluidos en el proseso de planeamiento."

"Y el mejor momento fue cuando estabamos bailando nuestro primer baile como esposos y nuestros dos hijos decidieron participar en la fiesta y bailaron con nosotros."

Leslie y Joseph tienen unas pocas palabras dulces para nosotros.  Lea aqui lo que ellos dicen sobre nuestros servicios de su boda.  Para ver mas de su boda, haga clic aqui.

Leslie and Joseph have a few sweet words for us.  Read what they have to say about our wedding services here.  To see more of their wedding click here.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

{The Wedding Ceremony of Leslie & Joseph/ La Ceremonia de Boda de Leslie y Joseph}

Today we are sharing Leslie and Joseph's wedding ceremony, which was held in March of 2011 at Coco Palm located in the suburbs of Los Angeles, where they fell in love with the gorgeous views overlooking the city.  All Leslie and Joseph ever wished for was an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour with an indoor reception.  Thank goodness the rains stayed away just long enough for them to say their I-Do's!

The inspiration behind their wedding came from black and white damask prints, which were accented with the color fuchsia.  Leslie loves hearts so we included subtle hearts throughout the design. We designed a themed candy bar to match, which we will share tomorrow along with the rest of their reception details.  We will publish their wedding in two posts because there are too many gorgeous photographs from Jenny Stein Photography.

Congratulations, Leslie and Joseph!  We are so grateful to you for allowing us to coordinate your wedding and partake in your special day! 

I especially love this photograph.  She looks a princess in a faraway castle.  Wouldn’t you agree?

"The number one thing we love to do together is laugh all day long.  Family comes first as in our situation babies came before marriage so we love amusement parks and movies with the kids, and we also love time well spent together over dinner and a movie, or having some cocktails." - Leslie 

During the Bride's Processional, Joseph held their youngest son, Dylan, while awaiting his lovely bride.

To see the newlyweds before thier big day click here.  Come back tomorrow to see Leslie and Joseph's glam reception and candy bar!  

{Spanish / Español}

Hoy nosotros estamos compartiendo la ceremonia del matrimonio de Leslie y Joseph que se celebro en Marzo del 2011 en Coco Palm localizado en las afueras de Los Angeles, donde ellos se enamoraron con las hermosas vistas mirando sobre la ciudad.  Todo lo que Leslie y Joseph han deseado ha sido tener una ceremonia y una hora de cóctel afuera con una recepción adentro.  Gracias a Dios que no hubo lluvia y ellos tuvieron el tiempo para decir "si acepto".

La inspiración de la boda vino de impresiones de damasco en negro y blanco acentuado con el color fucsia.  A Leslie le encantan los corazones asi que nosotros incluimos pequenos y sutiles corazones a traves del diseño.  Nosotros diseñamos un tema de barra de dulces para complementar, el cual vamos a compartirlo mañana con el resto de los detalles de la recepción.  Tenemos que publicar su matrimonio en dos partes porque hay muchas fotos de Jenny Stein.

Felicidades Leslie y Joseph!  Nosotros estamos muy agradecidos con ustedes por permitirnos coordinar su matrimonio y ser parte de ese día tan especial.
{Roll the Credits / Rollo de los Créditos}

And just as Joseph proposed to Leslie during the ending credits of a movie in a movie theater, it is only appropriate for us to Roll the Credits from their wedding day:
Photographer / Photografía: Jenny Stein Photography
Venue / Lugar de Boda: Coco Palm
Cake / Pastel: Some Crust Bakery
Floral Design / Diseño Floral: Flower Fairy Wings
Specialty Linens / Especialidad de Manteles: Raquel's Specialty Linens
Officiant / Oficiante: Clergy Referral Services
Paper Design for Candy Bar/Diseño de Papel: Papermints
Coordination and Candy Bar/ Coordinación de Boda y Barra de Dulces: Miriam Corona Events / Glam Candies

A sweet Thanks to these vendors for making my dream job a little bit easier.