Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Countdown to Sandra & Andrew's Wedding Celebration!

So the Countdown is on for Sandra and Andrew's Wedding Celebration Thanksgiving Weekend. We have been working with this couple for over 6 months and we are really excited about their upcoming BIG DAY! Here is a preview of the Specialty Drink Menu I designed for their Reception:

Stay Tuned for a RECAP, HIGHLIGHTS and PHOTOS of their Wedding Day...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Kevion & Antoinette's Monograms

Here are a few monograms I designed for our clients Kevion and Antoinette's upcoming wedding ENJOY:

Angie & Okuwie's Inspiration Board

Our clients Angie and Okuwie are getting married in North Jersey in April 2010 and I recently create a pink and chocolate Inspiration Board for their upcoming wedding.

Stay tuned for more posts about this couple as we continue to plan their wedding...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Throwback Thursday: Mariska Hargitay & Peter Hermann

This week's Throwback Thursday features the wedding of one of my favorite actresses Mariska Hargitay. Her wedding was absolutely gorgeous and below are the details.

The Couple: "Law and Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay and actor Peter Hermann

Date: August 28, 2004

Location: The couple said "I do" at the Unitarian Historical Chapel in Santa Barbara, California.

The Ceremony: Former Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay took his daughter by the arm for a walk down the aisle past two hundred invited guests, including Jodie Foster and then couple Chad Lowe and Hillary Swank and of course her SVU co-star Christopher Meloni. Beneath the glow of a round stained glass window, the couple exchanged platinum wedding bands in a ceremony which concluded with a choir singing the joyous Diana Ross and The Supremes hit, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."

The Dress: Pink was the signature color of the bride's
mother, the late screen siren Jayne Mansfield, and on her wedding day the actress kept the memory of the 1950's blonde bombshell alive by donning a Carolina Herrera creation in a subtle shade of the hue. The strapless gown with a deep sweetheart neckline contained a wealth of sentimental secrets, including the groom's initials and the wedding date elaborately embroidered inside the lining, and a locket containing the smiling portraits of Mansfield and the bride's grandmother tucked into the folds of the dress, so the bride's family could be close to her in spirit.

Highlights: Children were chosen as bridesmaid's, and the angelic assemblage preceded the thespian into the chapel wearing headpieces composed of pink and white roses tied together with a ribbon, and sleeveless light pink dresses with bows on the back.

The Reception: The smooth sound of soul classics wafted in the air on the private estate, where attendees dined on Alaskan halibut with tomato-basil relish and slices of a six-tiered chocolate and vanilla wedding cake.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sandra & Andrew's Monograms

Here are some monograms I created for Sandra & Andrew's upcoming wedding:

Monogram 1

Monogram 2

Monogram 3

They decided to go with Monogram 3. Stay tuned for more details about their upcoming wedding.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tasty Tuesdays: The Popcorn Bar

Want a unique alternative for a fun and economic favor at your wedding? Why not try a Popcorn Bar. With a little imgaination you can create a great Popcorn Bar for your guests that comes in all different types of flavors. With so many people doing Candy Bars at their wedding receptions these days, this is a unique idea!

Of course Popcorn comes in so may different flaovrs from trasitional butter, to cheeses to the sweet taste of caramel. Here are some cool recipes from Recipe Tips to create some unique Popcorn flavors for your Popcorn Bar:

Chile Popcorn

16 cups popped corn
3 small dried red Chile peppers
7 tablespoon margarine
1/4 tablespoon garlic salt
Peanuts (optional)

If popcorn is cold, heat in oven. Over low heat, melt margarine. Add Chile peppers to margarine and cook for 5 minutes. Remove Chile's and pour butter over heated popcorn. Season with garlic salt, add peanuts if desired.

Game Day Popcorn

16 cups popped corn
2 cups sharp Cheddar cheese (shredded)
¼ cup butter
3 teaspoons lemon pepper
1/4 teaspoons Cayenne pepper
3 teaspoons Chile powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
Peanuts (optional)
Granola (optional)

In a large bowl, combine popcorn, peanuts (optional), granola (optional), and shredded cheese. On medium heat, melt butter. Add spices to melted butter and stir well. Pour butter and spice mixture over popcorn mixture and toss.

Garlic-Cheese Popcorn

½ cup butter
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon Cheddar cheese flavored salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
12 cups popped corn (hot)

Over low heat, melt butter. Add seasonings and pour over hot popped corn. Best when served warm.

Italian Style Corn

½ cup oil (preferably olive oil)
2-8 oz. packages of Italian dressing
2 tablespoons of lemon juice (optional)
16 cups of popped corn

Bring oil to a boil in small sauce pan. Add lemon juice and Italian dressing packets, stirring constantly. Pour over popcorn and toss. Best when served warm.