Wednesday, March 23, 2011

{Brett & Jasmine's Wedding - Riverside, California}

We are honored to share this new wedding feature with you.  Brett and Jasmine (daughter of John Goolsby of Godfather Films) were married on the warmest winter day in December at a private residence in Riverside, California.
We were so excited to meet with the couple and discuss all of the inspiration details for their candy bar for their wedding.  The couple decided on a gorgeous red, black and charcoal color palette for their candy bar with no specific theme (what's not to love about the glam color palette!). 

While Jasmine and I discussed Swarovski crystal embellishments, color swatches, a candy bar display signage that read "Love is Sweet", rock candies and candy sticks, Brett waited patiently with only one special request, that the candy bar included hot tamales (cinnamon jellies)! 
With the highest gratitude for allowing us to be a part of this amazing day, we bring you a glimpse of Brett and Jasmine’s wedding.  You will enjoy seeing their fun; genuine personalities and immense love for one another shine through in their concept video and same day edit that played on the big screen at their wedding reception. 

Brett & Jasmine, we wish you a beautiful life together. 

A very special Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors that we had the opportunity to work with especially Samantha of Papermints for the beautiful custom designed stationery, Cristina of Unforgettable Events for the gorgeous specialty linens, Jenner Goolsby of Fabulous Events for planning a beautiful wedding and keeping us in mind and to Troy and Marjorie Miller, husband and wife team at  Imagery Concepts who provided us with these beautiful images. Additionally, to the brides’ father, John Goolsby of Godfather Films, who is consecutively recognized as one in 25 of the most exceptional videographers worldwide.  To see the full list of vendors and team of Same Day Edit Cinematographers click here.

Enjoy Brett & Jamine's Concept Video, Proposal, Same Day Edit Wedding Video.  How lucky are Jasmine & Brett to have all of it captured on film!  To see more of Jasmine & Brett before their big day, click here.

Monday, March 21, 2011

{Dylan's Candy Bar}

I was in New York City last week and I got to check out Dylan’s Candy Bar!  I have always wanted to go to the world’s largest candy store and I was so lucky to be there on my birthday!

A couple of reasons why I needed to see this specialty retailer in person, which to me is a Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory attraction in itself 1/ the CANDY and 2/ I am so inspired by the founder, Dylan Lauren, who is the daughter of legendary fashion designer, Ralph Lauren. 

Having a background in the fashion industry and in starting my own candy event planning company, I love when fashion and candy mix, so naturally, this becomes one of my favorite places EVER! 

Why do I find Dylan so amazing? When Dylan turned 5, they played Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at her birthday party.  Dylan was so inspired by the movie that she dreamed one day she would open a candy store. 

While studying art history in London and Rome her junior year in college, she would set out to explore new candies and collect artful candy wrappers and packaging from her travels (some would accuse me of the same). 

After graduating from Duke University, Dylan set up an event planning company, but always found herself coming back to her love for candy. She was finally able to realize her childhood dream in 2001, with the opening of the flagship store in New York City, Dylan’s Candy Bar.

Since the opening of the first specialty candy store in 2001, Dylan has open 4 more locations and has renovated the New York City location to include a 3rd floor, which houses all parties and events, a cafĂ© and a sweet treats bakery.  

Customers can treat themselves to classic soda fountain favorites, ice cream, frozen yogurt, old fashioned, novelty and nostalgic candies, fine Belgium chocolates, sweet treats and desserts, fashion apparel and accessories, beauty products, gifts and souvenirs.

Enjoy some of the pictures I took while I was in candy heaven and please excuse the quality (I am not an expert photographer)!  I can only dream of opening a candy store like this one day here in Los Angeles :)

Your favorite Celebs love Dylan's Candy Bar too!


Me with the Easter Bunny!

I got to fill up my container with my favorite sweets!

They filled a tub with gumballs!


Select Dylan's Candy Bar products can also be found at Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sephora, Urban Outfitters and at Juicy Couture stores or at Dylan’s Candy Bar Online Store

Thursday, March 17, 2011

{for Japan with Love}

We are joining Utterly Engaged and ever thine. ever mine. ever ours. in a {Bloggers Day of Silence} to raise awareness and donations for the recovery efforts going on in Japan.
ShelterBox, is a non-profit “international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide”. 

Although, it seems as if there is so little we can do from here, we are proud to take action. Our donations WILL help make a difference. 
We encourage you to participate and donate any amount that you can.

We hope that you enjoy your weekend and cherish your time with your friends, family and loved ones.    
We will share new posts next week.


{Sweet treats for St. Patrick's Day}

In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, we've rounded up a few easy DIY sweet treats for you to try to attempt!  And not to worry, these sweet treats are completely leprechaun proof! :) 

Rainbow Pudding

Create a fun rainbow effect by mixing & layering pudding!

What you'll need:

instant vanilla pudding, food coloring, a bowl & glassware

Get ready to mix, layer, eat & repeat!

{find the complete recipe on makes and takes

Rainbow Krispy Bars

Create colorful krispy treat bars with fruity pebbles!

What you'll need:

mini marshmallows, butter, fruity pebbles cereal

simply melt, mix, cool, cut, eat & repeat!

{find the complete recipe on babble}

Rainbow Cupcake Cake Pops

Are you up for a bigger DIY challenge? Well it's your lucky day!  "Put a pop on top" by making your own version of these whimsical rainbow cupcake cake pops.

{pop on over the rainbow to Pizzazzerie to learn how our friends at oh goodie designs & bon bon teamed up for this fabulous dessert table i-shoot}

Lucky Charm

And because every rainbow leads to a pot of gold...a limited edition lucky charm by Juicy Couture

OK, so this one is just eye candy, but what a fun treat finding a pot of gold would be!

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

{Glitz and Glamour}

The annual Academy Awards are always a great inspiration to fashionistas every where, but this year I found it to be a perfect way to get glamorous ideas for any type of wedding. The red carpet was full of nude, blush and white gowns that shined with sequins and sparkle. I also loved seeing the different textures from feathers to lace ruffles that made each gown come to life with every movement.

The Old Hollywood Glamour......Mandy Moore looked immaculate in a very simple and chic Monique Lluillier gown. She also kept her accessories minimal giving her a sophisticated and classic look.

The Romantic Garden....Mila Kunis looked ethereal in her light lavender Elie Saab dress. It reminded me of warm summer evenings and blushing pink of my favorite gowns of the evening.

The Intimate Destination.....I loved the casual yet refined look of Michelle Williams' understated Chanel gown. I think it would be a perfect choice for a small wedding with friends and family at a place far, far away. Just the right amount of subtle shimmer to focus all eyes on you.

The Celebrity.....there is no better way to make a statement on your big day than by having an amazing dress that shows you have a flare for the dramatic. Hilary Swank looked divine in her Gucci Premiere feathered dress. I thought it was key that the dress was in a muted grey allowing her to shine without letting the ostrich feathers take over.

The Fairy-tale Bridesmaid.....every girl deserves to feel like a princess on your wedding day, right? Let's not forget about younger bridesmaids who would love to feel just as beautiful. Hailee Steinfeld looked perfect in this pale pink Marchesa gown with tulle skirt. Her glittering headband and metallic clutch added just the right amount of charm to her ensemble.

All images courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

{Engaged - Jessica + Paul @ Santa Monica Beach Pier}

Jessica + Paul love the beach so what better way to kick of their e-session than with a little fun in the sun {and sand} at the Santa Monica beach pier!

To see more of these two lovebirds, head on over to Anapaul Photographers!