Friday, June 25, 2010

Weekly Inspiration: Cool cocktails

I love how refreshing and colorful these cocktails look in various glass vessels. Such a fun (and low maintenance!) way to serve up anything from lemonade to margaritas. We paired them with mason jar glasses for a rehearsal dinner at Holman Ranch in the Carmel Valley. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Palm Beach in Black + White: Nikki + Chad

Nikki and Chad's Palm Beach wedding was filled with so many unique and fun surprises for their guests. Everything from the specially designed menu by the incredible chef Tyler Florence, to a surprise performance by Boyz II Men, to the reveal of the late night dance lounge with DJ Samantha Ronson wowed guests from beginning to end. Tyler worked with the amazing staff at The Ritz-Carlton to put together a show stopping meal - scallop saltimbocca with carmelized apple and crispy fried sage, asparagus and speck salad topped with the most delectable crispy poached egg, and a braised short rib and roasted filet with brussel sprouts, pancetta,  and porcinis. It was phenomenal! After dinner, Boyz II Men made a cameo appearance to kick off dancing with Boogie Nights. And just when guests thought they had seen it all, we revealed a hidden dance lounge with DJ Samantha Ronson. Guests partied until well past 3 in the morning, but still had enough energy to make it down on Sunday to the "recovery brunch". Perhaps it was the hangover kits we had delivered to their rooms complete with aspirin, alka seltzer, and crackers?

My Favorite Detail?  Did you notice the incredible cake from Perfect Endings below? Need I say more?  It was 7 layers of delicious bliss.

Photography by Abby Ross. Venue and Catering by The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach with guest chef Tyler Florence. Event design by Designs by Sean. Bride's personal flowers by Kathleen Deery Design. Ceremony Music by Innovative Entertainment. Dinner and Dance Music by Johnson Edwards Entertainment. Cake by Perfect Endings. Printed materials by Mr. Boddington's Studio. Calligraphy by Leigh Wells. Bride's gown by Carolina Herrera.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Coming Soon: Nikki + Chad's Palm Beach Wedding

Check back Tuesday for Nikki and Chad's stunning black and white wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach. If you missed it, be sure to read all about their welcome festivities and Italian-inspired rehearsal dinner.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Weekly Inspiration: Beautiful Entertainment

Pardon the radio silence. I'm working on a big Indian wedding this weekend, but will be back next week with some great new posts! xo Photo by Fairbanks and Fairbanks.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Weekly Inspiration: Stunning Cake Centerpiece

A gorgeous cake from Perfect Endings atop an equally gorgeous cake plate by the lovely Frances Palmer. Stunning! Photography by Tanya Malott.
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