Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book

Exciting news…I have been invited by Style Me Pretty to be one of their Little Black Book vendors!!  Ohhhh yah!!!

I am sooooo proud to be a part of Style Me Pretty, a style savvy wedding resource that is constantly updated throughout the day.  I am one of the Little Black Book Vendors, under California, The South Bay.  Many thanks to Nicole of Nicole Lisanne Weddings and Events by Design, for referring me to SMP and to Gabrielle of Cake Coquette, for her advice.  There are sooo many ideas on SMP: inspiration boards, DIY, color pallets, blogs and more – be sure to visit the site at

IZZY Magazine Premiere Issue

Congrats to Melissa Ann Bagley – photographer extraordinaire – has published her dream magazine “IZZY”.   Izzy is an online magazine for the bride that is looking for something just a bit different.  The IZZY bride is passionate, romantic, fun, intelligent, sexy, and loves fashion.  You’ll see some beautiful pictures featuring jewelry from One World Designs.  View the premiere issue at        Enjoy!!

SF Dream Wedding Giveaway…Announcing the Winners!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Valued at $100,000.00, this platinum style wedding is being donated to one lucky couple by the bay area’s top wedding vendors, and the winner has been announced.

Currently residing in Virginia, Vanessa Muza Teskey and Michael Hawkins were chosen by the public as America’s Sweethearts, and we are thrilled by this exciting news!  Visit to see Vicki Grafton of My Simple Details in Fairfax, VA surprised the couple with the news, and Silk and Silver Productions caught it all on video  as the news was revealed.

Vanessa and Mike met after graduating from the Air Force Academy, and fell in love after Michael’s friends encouraged him to ask her out.  Mike deployed overseas and Vanessa was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. From 11,000 miles apart, their belief in God and the contest gave them hope for a brighter future.  Throughout the course of the contest, Vanessa’s health has been improving.

Now they really have something to look forward to, as the prize they have won includes everything needed for a high-end, luxurious wedding, and all they have to do is show up!


FREE Bridal Pamper Yourself Event

You won’t want to miss this – an afternoon of fun and pampering – and its FREE!

You will have the opportunity to experience unique products and services in an exciting, interactive environment.  Enjoy vendor demonstrations and workshops, sample tasty treats and cocktails, and feast your eyes to exuberant designs and decors.  Raffle drawings will take place throughout the afternoon.  As a thank you, you can also take home a swag bag after the event if you register by the deadline.

This special event is opened to the public but is particularly ideal for those who are seeking vendors for their upcoming weddings.  It is organized and hosted by a group of local wedding professionals who are looking for a new way to promote their businesses to their prospective customers.  Read more details at

Event Name: The Free Pamper Yourself Event…Featuring local Bay Area wedding and professional vendors

Location: Jade Studio Productions,
Warehouse #41 at California Ave
San Francisco (Treasure Island), CA  94111

Date and Time: Sunday, February 28, 2010, 12 – 4 PM

Cost: It’s FREE, of course!

Register by February 15, 2010 to reserve your swag bag.  The first 50 registered attending guests will receive a tote bag at the door!  Go to Tickets & Reservations to register for this event.

The Historic Opera House in Los Gatos

The Opera House is one of my favorite venues for a party (had my husband’s birthday party there – sooooo much fun).  It is an historic landmark in downtown Los Gatos, with beautiful rooms reflecting a era of the past, an awesome mahogany bar, a wrap-around balcony for people to view the scene in the ballroom and a spacious bride’s room.  But, I have to say, THE best feature of The Opera House are the Village Caterer’s.  Run by Erik and Tony, the food is absolutely THE best in the area!  For each event, Tony spends time with the bride and groom, discussing all the details from food, decor, vendors…pretty much everything you need to make your event a success.  The Village Caterer’s periodically hosts a tasting event – the rooms are decorated as it would be for your wedding or event, appetizers are prepared and a selection of wine is ready for tasting.  Then…the food…Erik prepares an awesome menu so you can taste a variety of dishes to please any one.

The Opera House, Los Gatos

Also at the tastings, a hand-picked selection of vendors display their services and products, giving each attendee an opportunity to talk about their event requirements in an intimate, no pressure environment.  Below are some photos taken at the most recent tasting, January 27, 2010, by photographer Karen Tamaki,

Contact Tony at The Village Caterer’s at 408.354.7030,
More information on The Opera House can be found at

Centerpieces by Lindsay of The Wild Geranium

Delicious Cake by Cero of Cake Expressions

Cupcakes by Jen's Cakes

Custom Invitations by Ruth from Inviting Ideas

A Display of Karen's Beautiful Images, Karen Tamaki Photography