Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I am so excited to be a part of this exclusive, open-house style wedding show on January 30th, 2011 called Weddings in Woodinville! Simply Wed will be designing the Novelty Hill-Januik Winery, one of our favorite NW wedding venues where we are also on the preferred vendor list! Straight from the show, here's the scoop in a nutshell:
Attention Future Brides & Grooms!
Experience Woodinville’s Top Wedding Venues
January 30th, 2011
Gather your friends and families and join us for an exciting afternoon tour of wine tasting, catered food, music and live entertainment during a special open-house of six of Woodinville's top wedding venues. Ticket holders for this event will board chauffeur-driven luxury transportation for a half-day tour that will escort your group to each venue.
Weddings in Woodinville is a special event designed to give couples and their families and friends a sneak preview of each fully-decorated venue to better envision their special wedding day and meet with industry professionals that can help them put it all together.
Stay tuned for my mood boards and theme details! I'll see you there on January 30th!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I have the honor to work with a client who is currently living in Japan on her 10th Anniversary Party next summer. One of my favorite things to do is create mood boards to make sure we are on the same page since ultimately I am procuring and designing everything for her here in the US. Here are the Mood Boards so far based on two of her requests - "lantern centerpieces" and "rustic Italian buffet." Now that we've narrowed down what she's looking for I'm off to shop for lanterns and rustic runners! Enjoy!
Monday, November 1, 2010
What a treat to find out that our recent August, 2010 wedding was published on another blog at The Wedding Yentas! The wonderful photography team at Emma Jane Photography submitted this lovely summer wedding and it was chosen for the Real Jewish Weddings feature. Check out the article HERE, and a few of my favorite photos from Michael & Stephanie's big day at the Lakeside Events Center. Mazel Tov!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Part of our assignment (yep, we got lots of real homework) was to create a mood board using the words Vintage+Rustic+Modern and the color Buttercup to inspire us. This is my take - I hope it inspires you to think outside of the box when thinking of your wedding look!
Credits (Clockwise from Top Left)
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I was recently inspired to do a little artwork for a lovely bride and groom of mine. The idea: to showcase their favorite NW beers and wines in a sidewalk-chalkboard-inspired fashion. I needed something large to make and impact, and the above framed chalkboard from Pottery Barn was just what I was looking for (minus the price tag). So I embarked on my week-long chalky journey!!
Using a large pre-fab frame, particle board, primer and black chalk board paint I came up with this doppelganger...after an admittedly ridiculous amount of hours.
I then researched all of the brand logos, websites and google images I could for the 5 local NW beers and the 2 wines. I created this pencil mock-up of the concept to the bride and groom to make sure I was on-par with what they were thinking. A few small changes...
And this was the final product! It was created using the fabulous (and must-have in the chalk art world) Chalk Ink pens. The same ones used on Starbucks reader boards world-wide...making me think I might just be of that caliber (ha!). I loved that they wanted to keep it fun and a little cheeky, allowing me to use a couple of the taglines of the unique brands.
I have to say I got so much feedback from the bartenders and caterers about this, it may just have to be a repeat performance! Just another unique and creative touch that Simply Wed can add to your wedding...enjoy!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Jesi was bridal perfection, courtesy of Annie from Swoop Salon and Jennie of Jennie Bowker Makeup. I love the appearance of some lacey straps (girls, take note of how flattering they are) on the gown from La Belle Elaine's Bridal. The maids wore a perfect assortment of pewter silk chiffon cocktail dresses from one of my personal favorites, J. Crew.
The ceremony & reception took place at Pravda Studios - the place of lighting perfection and gorgeous, modern loft-styling that can take on any look your heart desires. But my favorite part was the custom iron-work from none other than the bride's father. Beautiful, simple and full of love - what a way to walk down the aisle!
The wedding theme was full of lace along with the beautiful combination of shades of gray and pale slate blues. Chalkboards were used for everything from the 8' seating chart to the dessert bar labels. Favors were a very personal nod to the nursing professions of both bride and groom - miniature first aid kits!
The always-amazing Austin Beaver spun tunes that kept the party going after the delicious buffet meal by Ravishing Radish.
The email sent the morning after the wedding pretty much summed up the experience for me...
"Just wanted to send you another note to say that you were amazing yesterday! Everything looked beyond my expectations and inspirations, you helped to execute it to perfection. Simply Wed......Simply the Best! Thank you again, Jesi"