Featured: Vintage Styled Shoot – Love and Lavender

Featured today on Love and Lavender!  This was such a FUN DIY vintage styled shoot with a great group of wedding professionals on a Sunday afternoon in Half Moon Bay.  Below are the details of the shoot, submitted by Carleigh, photographer extraordinaire from Sweet Poppy Studios:

“Hi there! One lovely day a couple of months ago several of my favorite wedding vendors here in San Francisco and I got together to create this very fun DIY wedding shoot with a dress that I found on Craigslist.  Yes, Craigslist.  It caught my eye and just days prior I had been talking with a few friends about how much we loved mint colored details.  A few emails later we all jumped into action making our vision come together.

About the Vendors:  Kristen Calderaro is fantastic at makeup.  Elisa Bunnell from the W Salon, blew us away with her skills with hair.  Bonnie Harper with One World Designs made a beautiful hair piece and jewelry choices and Laura Sabahi with LS Blooms still has me drooling over the flowers.  Jen’s Cakes was gracious enough to provide a perfect cake with mint accents…it was stunning!  We cannot thank the Half Moon Bay Methodist Church enough for sharing their venue with us for this – http://www.cumc-hmb.org/ and we also must thank Rick Sigman for allowing us the use of his Chevy Truck.  It really was the finishing touch!

About the Details:  We wanted an old fashioned feel to accompany our dress and church, so the favors are jars of jam with material tied over the lid with string. Also, we have a little sticker identifying the flavor.  A very easy and cute way to dress up a jar!  The guest book is a cork pinboard with material covering the cork.  The Guests wrote little notes on the tags and placed them up on the board with a pin.  The garland on the back of the truck was made with old cans, some mint paint, and some twine.  It was such a fun project.  For extra color we added some cloth strips tied to the twine.  It was easy to attached and remove, by tying the edge of the twine to the inside of the truck bumper.  It was so fun to do!”

NEW! Ashlyn Crystal and Pearl Flower Hair Comb

Been getting requests to add pearls to my popular Shannon Crystal Hair Comb – here it is:  The Ashlyn Crystal and Pearl Flower Hair Comb, made of Swarovski crystals and rhinestone vines AND freshwater pearls surrounding a large Keishi pearl flower.  Looks beautiful on the side of your up-do – shows through your veil as you walk down the aisle.  Can also be used as a veil comb.  The ends of the vine are flexible and can bend to the shape of your hairstyle.The comb is 5″ long, 2″ wide and the flower is approx 1 3/8″ diameter – on a metal comb.  Visit my Etsy shop, OWDJewelry, for details and pricing.

Ashlyn Hair Comb with Keishi Pearl Flower

Ashlyn Hair Comb by One World Designs

Featured: Destination I Do Magazine

At news stands now:  Destination I Do magazine fall/winter issue – featuring Thuy and Harvey’s wedding with amazing photographs taken by the talented Caroline Tran!   Thuy and I worked together to create her necklace and earrings to coordinate with her gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown.  She wanted to change her look for the reception, so we designed her feather fascinator which looks beautiful in her hair, styled by Taylor Pham.

Thuy owns a custom invitation company, Paper Chez, and knows many talented people in the wedding industry, who came together to help bring her vision to reality (kudos to everyone for such a beautiful event!).   Congratulations to Thuy and Harvey!

“Destination I Do” Magazine Feature – grab a copy at your local Barnes and Noble:  Destination I Do Magazine 2012

Thuy and Harvey

Jewelry by One World Designs

Photographer:  Caroline Tran, carolinetran.net
Wedding Planner:  Patty Lee of 8events
Ceremony/Reception Site:  Beltane Ranch
Florist:  Shawna from Flower Divas
Makeup Artist:  Taylor Pham
Harvey’s Attire:  suit from Hugo Boss, hugoboss.com
Thuy’s shoes:  Prada, prada.com
Invitations:  Paper Chez, paperchez.com
Videographer:  Studio MSV
Cake:  Fleur de Lisa Wedding Cakes
Caterer:  Alex’s Catering, alexscatering.com
Rentals:  Milk Glass Vintage Rentals, milkglassvintagerentals.com