Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Love This: Jackson's Ice-Cycle

Meet Jackson. He's a fifteen year old entrepreneur from San Anselmo and together with his old-fashioned ice cream trike, he's taking the dessert world by storm. Jackson creates some of the most delicious ice cream treats using ingredients from local artisans like Miette Patisserie and Three Twins Ice Cream. Think ginger lemon ice cream sandwiches... yum! I think Jackson's Ice-Cycle would make the perfect addition to almost any party. Don't you agree? Follow his route here and fan him on Facebook!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Perfect in Pink: Kate + Brandon

Kate and Brandon recently relocated to Seattle and wanted to get married somewhere fun that would create a relaxed atmosphere for their friends and family. After considering Hawaii, they finally decided upon the Napa Valley for their nuptials. Napa is a fantastic destination wedding location - it's easily accessible, has amazing food & wine, and is the perfect place to relax and kick back. Kate and Brandon selected the stunning Beaulieu Garden property for their ceremony and reception. Kate really wanted pale pink peonies for the wedding flowers and fortunately, her wedding date fell at the height of their season. We incorporated the flowers everywhere from their invitations to her bouquet to the cake. I loved how the peonies were just the perfect shade of pink - so subtle and elegant and not overly feminine. Just perfect! 

My favorite detail? I still can't stop looking at the dessert buffet by Paula LeDuc Fine Catering. I love the cake stands and how everything on it tasted as amazing as it looked! The stunning centerpiece cake is (of course) Perfect Endings. Oh wait, the strawberry shortcake station made fresh before your eyes? It's a close second. Be still my heart!
Photography by Angie Silvy. Ceremony and Reception Location at Beaulieu Garden. Floral design by Kathleen Deery Design. Catering by Paula LeDuc Fine Catering. Escort card display and menu cards by PS Paper. Cake by Perfect Endings. Reception music by DJ Solomon. Ceremony music by KLC String Trio. Bride's gown Vera Wang.

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