Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Story book invite

You have to take a look at these invites!! The author of Head vs. Heart is getting married and these are her and her fiance's invites. They fashioned it after a storybook that they both designed to tell everyone of "their" story. The colors are so fun and vibrant and yet, the playfulness also exudes a modern and classy flair to it.
I also love the pink script for the addresses on the envelopes!!! It is def a complex invite package...with every bit of detail thought of...all the way down to the little emblem inside the striped flap of the envelope. Take a look at all the details and read about their design process (7 proofs!!) on her blog Head vs. Heart and see more pictures!!

Promises & Pearls Soiree

Friday, June 25, 2010

My inspiration

my wedding inspiration boardFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

my wedding inspiration board by liesel.cabrera featuring Erickson Beamon jewelry

Happy Friday everyone!! Man was it a busy week for PPW!! But that's a good thing!...cant wait for some of the upcoming meetings with fellow brides.

To celebrate the end of the week and all the wedding talk I've been doing, I thought that I would share with all of you my inspiration board for our upcoming wedding. we have a romantic Spanish theme with a little glitz. Our color palate:

encompasses a lot of the purple/pink family, ranging from eggplant to berry, to a deep wine color. We chose a bunch of deep colors to give it a sultry yet vibrant feel, which was inspired by "flamenco."

There will also be silver and crystals to add a little shine, as well as small pops of chartreuse to add a summery effect. the chartreuse will be seen in the florals and greenery of the venue as well as in the girls' bouquets. After the church ceremony, we are having the reception in a Spanish style villa in La Jolla which was inspired by Seville, Spain. With it being summertime in SD, It will be held outdoors in their rose garden with multiple patios being used for the food and dancing sections. We have decided to not do too much with the inside of the house because it is already very pretty and we dont want to take away from it and it helps out the budget ;-)

Hope you likey!



Monday, June 21, 2010

Trend: Chalk it up

{aylee bits, credit crunch bride}

Chalkboards are making its break into the wedding scene, adding a touch of nostalgia in all the right places. They can match just about any theme. Above youcan see how they are being creatively used: from place cards, to table numbers, to favors, to photbooth signs. They are everywhere. You can also make a lot of diy projects incorporating chalkboards. You can buy chalkboard paint at your local hardware store and used it to make a chalkboard surface out of just about anything.
We are using a vintage framed chalkboard for our wedding as photobooth signage for people to hold up. Are you incorporating chalkboards into your wedding? if so how?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Inspiration: Sparkle white

Needing some inspiration for your color palate? Not sure to go with the purple or the brown or aqua?....well, how about white!? yup just white? Check this wedding out to see how white can be just as colorful, fun, and elegant as any other bold color. I swear you will love it....I am also a bit bias since it was in San Diego....Holla!!

This was seen on Green Wedding shoes.
Created by Sitting in a tree events & Brightly Designed
Photography was done by Suzanne Hansen Photography

How elegantly simple and glamorous is this setup? The palate of white, gold, and a pinch of glitz makes this so chic!
I love love her dress and birdcage veil combo...And check out her purty unique ring!!
On a budget? or don't know where to find items like those above? you can mimic the look and find candle sticks and mirrored silver vases and bud vases like those pictured at: ross, marshalls, tj maxx, and mix and match with apothecary jars and stands.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Spin on Invites

Wedding invitations are looking more and more fabulous now a days and more and more unique. It is totally posh to have your wording all on the bottom, using three different fonts, with bold colors, and thematic graphics. I think having a fun invitation sets the tone for your wedding and gives an insight to your personality and theme. Have fun with it!
I've seen so many different invitation styles on the blogs so I had to go check them out and share them with you. I decided to share some of my faves from (pictures above) and some designers found on
Etsy Roundup:



I love these etsy designers because they are also budget friendly. A count of 100 invites averages about $300-350. Another thing about etsy is that you are more likely to find designers who can custom make something for you that is more in your price bracket or custom make additional wedding suite pieces.

Monday, June 14, 2010

DIY Favors: Ice cream in jar!!

I just had to share this favor idea with everyone. I am a big...a cream lover so when I saw this diy favor idea...I went nuts. This is a great idea for all the summer weddings out there and very unique. As a guest I would love to take one of these home and try this little treat...Do you remember doing this in your science camps when you were kids?!

I didn't show all the step by step pictures because I am hoping you trot over to Style me pretty to take a look at the article. But here are the instructions.

Thanks to style me pretty for sharing this City Cradle Design.

Glass mason Jar
Small zip-lock plastic bags
half & half individual packets
Rock salt
sugar & vanilla powder

**The guest will only have to add ice!**
1) print out the labels for your jars, cutout and personalize the side label to say what you would like to your guests
2) Pour 1 cup rock salt into the bottom of each jar
3) Pour 1 tablespoon sugar & 1 teaspoon vanilla powder into a small (quart size) zip-lock bag and seal
4) combine the bag of powder and 8 of the half and half packets in each jar
5) tie on your front label with twine
6) tie on your side labels with ribbon for your guests
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