Saturday, November 6, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
For now, we turn to Real Simple Magazine - love their magazine for everyday ideas.
- FOOD/MENUS: Turkey+ gravy with all the fixings. Mash potatoes, roasted carrots and sweet potatoe casserole! And don't forget all the desserts - pies, pies and more pies! Here are 4 menus we found from Real Simple to sizzle your tastebuds for now.
- DECOR/CENTERPIECES: Photo & ideas below from Real Simple Magazine. For details on the decor below, click here.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
1. Spooky Spider Eggs (from Sunset Magazine).
They use their Bacon Deviled Eggs recipe and then top it with black olives in the shape of spiders, but you can use any deviled eggs recipe.
2. Halloween Candy Kabobs (from Sweets Indeed!)
These candy kabobs are a brilliant creation. Sweets Indeed has a lot more kabobs for all occasions. Imagine these added to your candy or dessert buffet? Or wrap them in cellophane, as they make the perfect party favor!
3. Graveyard Pot de Creme (from Sunset Magazine)
Monday, October 4, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
According to the Merriam-Weber Dictionary, a "tip" is "a gift or sum of money tendered for service given or anticipated." The tipping etiquette in the event planning world is confusing. I think it is confusing because there is really no general consensus or "rule" on tipping vendors. After researching and talking many, I found these two websites that sum it up the best. Have a look and decided for yourself how you want to tip.
1. From Frugal Bride website, click here.
2. From Martha Stewart Wedding website, click here.
In the end, though, it's all about how good of a job you think your vendor did for you. Did they make your event brilliantly beautiful? Did they help make your day one of your best days ever? The same Merriam-Weber dictionary defines "gratuity" as "something given voluntarily or beyond obligation usually for some service." Thus, your tip is an optional payment to show the vendor your appreciation of their excellent service, if they indeed did give you excellent service - so you decide!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
We finally got the professional pictures for K & J's wedding by Noah Hawthorne and they are amazing! We posted teasers from our own humble camera back in May, but here they are. To recap, the couple started their day off with a gorgeous ceremony at the Skyline Community Church, with an intergrated Hawaiian lei ceremony to honor the groom's traditions. After the photo session, the couple rushed back to the hotel, where they did a Chinese Tea Ceremony to show their respect for the bride's cultural traditions. Finally, it was on the reception at the Oakland Asian Community Center, where they kicked off their evening with Storm Troopers, followed by lion dancers. And that's not it - the groom surprised his parents with a Taiko performance in the middle of the evening. This was the first time his parents had ever seen him perform! This was one energy-packed wedding day...and a very joyous one, for sure!