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!”

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

Make a Statement with a Beautiful Necklace

It’s all in the details…accessories, jewelry, hair, veil – all the little details that make you look fabulous on your wedding day.  One of my Etsy brides, Taylor, looked AMAZING on her wedding day wearing one of my custom made Liz Statement Necklaces with large Swarovski pearls, crystals and chains.   Taylor’s simple earrings complimented the larger necklace and coordinated with the embellishment on her beautiful gown.   Stunning images by Joy Neville Photography.

Liz Statement Necklace by One World Designs

Photo by Joy Neville Photography

Matt and Taylor - photo by Joy Neville Photography

Wedding Spotlight: Liza and Chris

Event planner…and friend…Crystal Lequang of Amazae Special Events, referred one of her brides, Liza, over to my shop for some wedding accessories.  Liza choose some beautiful jewelry for her wedding day:  a custom Swarovski Crystal Vine Hair Comb, sparkling cubic zirconia earrings and a matching necklace.  What was special was that her groom, Chris, stopped by to help her select the cz hoop earrings for the bridesmaids!   As you can see from these amazing photos by Patrick Ang Photography, it was a perfect wedding day…Liza looked beautiful…Chris couldn’t stop looking at Liza 🙂   See the full gallery at Patrick’s blog.  Contact One World Designs Bridal Jewelry for information and pricing on Liza’s jewelry and bridesmaid’s earrings.

Liza's makeup and hair by Monina of Moderne Beauty

Beautiful flower bouquets by Nicole Ha Floral Design


Chris and the guys at Palm Event Center



Liza and her father


Chris looking at Liza




Amazae Special Events
Patrick Ang Photography
Oren at Awesome Shot Studios
Moderne Beauty
Nicole Ha Floral Design
Palm Event Center
Big Fun DJ
The Laugh Box