Sunnies for Spring

Spring is officially here! And we are having a hard time holding ourselves back from purchasing any and every fabulous pair of shades we see out there. Check out these amazing styles we're currently coveting...


Kate Spade





Stella McCartney

Victoria Beckham

Vintage Pucci


Words for Today

Life has been a bit stressful as of late. Reading these words helps us to stay centered. Hopefully they will speak to you as well. 



Host A Better Party: Music

Music, music, music. It sets the tone and the mood for every event, no matter how big or small. Consider your guests' taste, the atmosphere you want create for your event, and make sure the music is at the right volume level (quiet enough for people to hear each other at a dinner party, loud enough for people to dance to on a dance floor).

Weddings + Music
Let's start at the ceremony space. While guests are busy arriving and getting seated (usually a good 30 minute period), consider playing songs/music during this time. It will set a nice ambiance, relax the mood, and it will get people excited for what's to come. If you don't have music playing, the only thing people will hear is the buzz of conversation, which could be slightly boring... and if you're the bride getting your final touches of lip gloss and hairspray in the back/side of the church or near the ceremony site, your nerves are probably a hot mess, so hearing some calming or sweet music will probably help to keep you happy and calm. 
For the procession and recessional, it totally depends on your personal taste. You can pick any songs your heart desires! Classical music, songs that have meaningful lyrics, instrumental versions of any song, live performances/singers, etc. But if the ceremony is at a church, they may have strict rules about using only sacred/religious music, so keep that in mind and make sure you know the rules before the big day--you don't want any surprises thrown your way at the rehearsal! 
As far as the reception goes, the biggest dilemma is DJ vs. live band. It's totally a personal preference, but no matter who you book, make sure you hear their sound and get referrals before you commit. We've been hearing (thanks to Pinterest and the "bridetip") about the option to send out cards with your invitations that give your guests the option to write in a song request for the reception. It's a very cute idea, but it also sounds like a DJ's worst nightmare! A few requests here and there are fine, but if you have 100+ guests all requesting songs, the DJ/band won't have any freedom to do their own thing. Just something to consider...

Dinner Parties + Music
If it's someone else's (or yours!) birthday/anniversary/special day: play the music he/she/they love! Ask the guest of honor beforehand what their favorite songs, bands, albums and genres are, and play that for the celebration! Just make sure to keep the vibe of the overall event in mind... if it's a small dinner party, keep the music low so people can actually converse. If it's a huge gathering, turn up the tunes a bit. 
If the dinner party is just for fun, get some of all the guests' favorite music in there. You can mix it up with a lot of different genres to keep them guessing, or keep it all in the same family (Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, etc. for a wine + cheese party)... just have fun with it!

Music makes every party better. Don't you think?! 


...And We're Back!

We have been SO busy in the past week! We have Glitterati stuff going on, and we have both had our family visiting to help us plan our own weddings. We've had moms, dads and sisters in and out of town and we're finally getting back into the swing of things. Our past week has consisted of work + family + friends + celebration + food, food and more food... and we're not complaining!

Wedding Gowns... we could try them on every day and never tire of it!

Bridal Accessories... so many decisions to make.

Wedding Venues in Palm Springs... Emily is still deciding,
while Morgan has her venue in Hawaii all secured! 

Steak dinners with family, you can never go wrong. 

Lunches at Lemonade... always amazing. 


Videographer Spotlight: Cana VP

No words really even need to be said about Cana Video Productions, a company based out of San Luis Obispo, CA. They have captured weddings of some of our clients, and their work is magical. Check out how they filmed our clients' wedding in NY last year. Epic.


Style Icons

These celebs are always in style. We totally want to play in their closets.

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Pastels for Spring

March is finally here! We are getting exciting about spring's arrival, and we're currently feeling inspired by all these classic, springy pastel hues...

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