Monday, March 31, 2008

Soolip Wedding

I've been looking forward to attending the Soolip Wedding Event for a month and I'm happy to report it did not disappoint. Wanda Wen, co-founder of Soolip is inspirational entrepreneur; she started with a passion for paper and $50,000 back in 1995. Now her 'paper' business has expanded to three boutiques on Melrose Avenue and SF famed lifestyle store Gumps.

Another reason I've been desperate to go was because the event was held at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles. And what a gorgeous location! The high ceiling and columns were impressive and the adjacent courtyard was quaint and cozy. For brides looking for something different, this location will not disappoint. I think the rental fee for a Saturday night starts at $16,500 ~ not too bad especially if you can bring in your own caterer and alcohol. Here are a few pictures from yesterday.

The high vaulted ceiling of Vibiana

Courtyard with lanterns where the Carolina Herrera bridal gown fashion show took place

Whimsical cake by Cake Divas

Detail of the candy flower on the cake

Exhibitor: The Bridal Bar
Some pictures from the fashion show

My favorite for the day...
Notable mentions: we also enjoyed immensely the mini-cupcakes from Vanilla Bake Shop, cake bites by NancyKay's Confections, and delicious appetizers from Creme de la Creme and Food Art.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Kimberlee & Jerry's Wedding

It was beautiful this past weekend. The weather was perfect for a Southern California beach wedding. I do have to apologize the only pictures I got of the wedding set up on the beach was on my iphone. After hiking up and down the sandy slopes carrying baskets filled with water bottles, white folding chairs, programs, too would be too lazy to go back and grab a camera from your car parked a million miles away ~ okay, not literally a million miles but that's what it felt like. Anyways, that's the excuse I'm sticking with. We'll all just have to 'wait patiently' for the professional pics. =)

Here's a few picture from the reception at The Belamar. Kimberlee and Jerry were such a crazy fun couple - it must be something with attending UC Santa Barbara. As soon as the music started after dinner, the dance floor was packed! I had so much fun planning their day with them.

Here's the room setup

The simple modern certerpieces consist of candles, river rocks, wheat grass and the ranunculus added the burst of color. Note the table name made by the bride ~ song names on one side and song lyrics on the other ~ too cute!

I love their 'place cards!' The father of the bride has amazing skills working with wood ~ he made the white wood box for the place cards AND the arbor for their ceremony. I'll have to find a picture so everyone can be throughly impress.

Kimberlee decorated the rock with the guests' name on one side and their table 'song' on the other. She also stamped each rock with fish, cow, or chicken to distinguish the meal choices. After the cocktail, the DJ asked guests to move into the ballroom with their 'pet rock' ~ the guests had a good laugh.

I'll post more pictures once they are done. It was a fun loving wedding and I couldn't have been more honored to have been a part of it. I know Kim & Jerry will PARTY ON!