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nov13Jenny Liu is a photographer based in Orange County. here is a snippet of a recent wedding she shot at the LA Four Seasons. This wedding is the ultimate celebration of all things sultry, lush and elegant. Jenny did an excellent job of capturing the moments that will remembered for a lifetime. Plus, who would say no to a wedding held at the Four Seasons? Baller! The floral arrangements were elegant and really made this wedding glamorous.


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oct14To continue the retro inspiration from today’s Wedding Dress Wednesday, here is a look at Mad Men’s own, Christina Hendricks’ (aka Joan Holloway) wedding. Why would AMC deprive us Joan’s wedding in Mad Men? I was so disappointed when the new season started and we did not see ONE picture from the grand event. Her small and intimate IRL wedding will have to suffice.

Christina and Geoffrey

The couple became engaged in December 2008 after Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell), introduced them. In September, Christina said to E! News, “We really wanted it to be filled with our absolute best friends and our family. We didn’t want to spread ourselves too thin and we really wanted it to have a warm environment, so we kept it with the tightest people.”

Christina Hendricks exchanged vows with Geoffrey Arend in front of 70 guests on Sunday, October 11, 2009. The ceremony and reception took place at II Buco restaurant in New York, according to People.

Her dress strapless star burst design concoction was designed Carolina Herrera. According to Hendricks, her dress has “a bit of Sophia Loren to it, but really, it’s a Christina Hendricks dress” (Instyle Wedding). I completely agree! (Carolina Herrera; $6000). Her bustle is the prettiest bustle I’ve seen.

Sweet Deets
Her flowers were a mix of leaves in muted fall colors and camellias
Vintage chandelier earrings in gold with burnt orange accents
Henna designs adorned her feet and hands
She walked down the aisle on the arms of her father and wore a blusher veil over her face
Her bridesmaids wore a mix of vintage dresses and accessories.

(Picture Credit by Just Jared and Info and pictures by Celebrity Bride Guide)

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Celebrations :: Anniversary

sept30Seven years ago today, Kevin and I decided to jump into the deep end and make our relationship official. How the times flies! The summer was about to end and we were just about to start the beginning of our sophomore year of college (Go Ducks!). I look at him and think how lucky I am to have such a patient (very, patient…) and loving husband. Here’s to the wonderful people (you!) in our lives. Have a wonderful day!

usUs outside of some bay near Sayulita, Mexico; July 2009

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sept07I can’t remember the last time Labor day fell on my birthday. I think I was in elementary school. Anyway, today is my birthday! So I am offering free shipping on your first order in my Tissue Pom Shop (http://prosttothehost.etsy.com) from Sept 7 – Sept 9. For international orders, take 50% off shipping costs. Shipping costs are already updated in the system, so go pom crazy. Come back later today, for a fabulous giveaway! Cheers and happy Labor Day!

CupcakejonesCupcake Jones

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jul1I wasn’t able to do my usual Wedding Dress Wednesday, so here is a recap of all the collections I’ve done. Is there a style you want to see? Or a designer you love? Let me know and I may feature it in an upcoming collection. Leave a comment in the section below and tell me your thoughts. I love to hear from my readers. Cheers!

Wedding Dresses in Movies: Loved Carrie’s dress from Sex and the City? Find similar dresses that won’t do some much damage on your wallet.

Etsy Wedding Dresses: Etsy is a place where crafters can come together and sell their handmade wares. You can also find gorgeous gowns for a fraction of the cost of a designer dress.

High Necklines: High necklines are not stuffy. Sneak a peek at these svelte silhouettes.

Garden Party: Flower detailing and embellishments are found in this collection.

Summer Silhouettes: Light and breezy. Perfect for a fete outdoors.

Portland Designers: Portland, Oregon is chock full of creative artists. Here is a sampling of the unique skills found in my city.

Brides and Bridesmaids: Wedding dresses and bridesmaids are paired in this collection. Find simple details that bring the wedding party together.

Ballgown Beauties: Ballgowns are not just for a pretty, pretty, princess. Look at this week’s collection of sophisticated and gorgeous ballgowns.

Dresses with Lace: Some dresses

One Shoulder Dresses: So fashionable and of the moment, will you take the plunge and go one shouldered?

Unique Fabric Designs: The way the fabric is layered and sewn can create the most interesting patterns. Find dresses that fit this criteria.

Detail is Back: In this collection, the backs of gowns are as important as the front. Because who is watching your back? All your guests.

Short Wedding Dresses: Short, chic and sassy. Short dresses are all the rage for the non-traditional bride.

Dresses Under $500 Dollars: Exactly what the post is called. Wedding dresses do not have to be expensive to be pretty.


Which collection was your favorite?

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mar11I love perusing the internet for new blogs and ideas. However, if you already been to this page, then you know it is a great source of ideas and real wedding snapshots. This post caught my eye. I check the page quite often and you can always catch me drooling over the pictures of real weddings and innovative ideas. In my blogging world, SMP is the dreamy out-of-my-league-kinda-guy that owns a 3 story craftsman with all the built-ins. A girl can dream. Right? One. Day.

DIY + Green + Edible = my favorite centerpiece.  It includes all my must haves.  It is simple and very fresh.  Potted herbs flank the basket of goodies. Using several types of bread will create drama and dimension.  As for me, I would choose the focaccia and smear it with the herby pesto AND hummus. Visit the site, but come back soon!

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