Archive for July, 2010

Beautiful real wedding above by Allyson Madga!
Handcrafted bouquet love!
Real rustic Texas wedding here
Dreamy Capri boutique hotel, an amazing honeymoon location!
Pretty hand painted linens here
If I lived in England I would want to wear this!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Cake above by Cake Girls

Bold graphic patterns are so hot right now, from textiles, stationery, and interior design, to a wedding motif. Here are some of my favorites in green.

Amy Atlas events above and below

photography by Stephanie Williams

cake by Vanilla Bake Shop

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Style Me Pretty has just listed the California {Central Coast} as a category:-) As Sugar Plum, we are so happy to be listed!!

Here are some of my favorite local Central Coast vendors..

Ken Kienow
Allyson Magda
Cameron Ingalls
Lisa Maksoudian
Halberg Photographers
Katie Moos
Tempting Weddings

Floral Design:
Flowers by Denise
Modern Day Designs

Event Planning:
Kelly Oshiro

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labor of love photography above

This is such a classic palette! The colors seem chic and oh-so fresh when its presented in pale tones. It’s like a warm summer day, with fresh cream colored laundry being hung out to dry with a touch of yellow sunshine! Timeless and inviting! Happy Tuesday!

image above by Boutwell Studios

sweet occasion

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image above by Axioo

There is always something amazingly romantic about Europe. Maybe it’s because of my colonial perspective, but cobblestone streets, vespa’s and french corner cafes are endlessly chic. Rolling Tuscany hills, rambling ch√Ęteau’s
, endless gelato shops. and real, buttery croissants seem a lot cooler than large cookie cutter malls and acres of American parking lots.

Rome via Design Sponge

For more inspiration:

dreamy places… Paris
25 amazing things to do in Europe!
Great place in Italy to have lunch!!

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image above via Cup of Jo

One of the hottest trend of the season is mini appetizers and mini dessert buffets. Lot of old time comfort foods are extremely popular. I love this chic presentation of our childhood favorite of grilled cheese and tomato soup above!

Ian Wallace photography- via Santa Barbara Chic Blog

Comfort food has gone gourmet. Like these mini all angus burgers with artisan condiments below. Plus everyone can sample a little bit of something with a dessert station. Popular mini desserts include shots of peach & apple cobbler, bite size cookies and shots of milk, mini homemade milkshakes and petite strawberry shortcakes!

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image above by Kyle Hale

Did you see this anthro inspired event here at 100 layer cake? Love it!

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image above by Axioo

Yes, it’s Monday morning.. time to face reality and a long today list. Here are some dreamy pictures to take you millions of miles away from your cubicle, office, mountain of laundry, email inbox!

image above axioo

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Where do guests spend most of their time at weddings? Sitting at their table looking at the centerpieces/ tablescapes. Table decor has now become an art form, here are a few of my favorites. Think about colors, texture and height, aka so as guests can see people across the table from them.

birthday party idea images by Jose Villa

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image above by Axioo

Nothing says summer, like fresh squeezed lemonade. This vintage, carefree theme is perfect for an outdoor event. Add yellow roses, if you can it to feel more formal, or add orchids or pineapple slices to feel tropical. Lemonade is like liquid sunshine. This time of year it’s so nice to be outside all day long. Some of the sweetest things in life are the most simple of pleasures. Happy Monday!

Allyson Magada photography

photography above by ken kienow

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