Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Barbie turns 50 - Pretty in Pink

I am late sharing the pictures from Barbie's Birthday Celebration. In honor of Barbie's Birthday, Mattel went all out with a Pink Birthday Bash at the Barbie Dream House in Malibu, California. Jonathan Adler handled the interior design of the dream house while Colin Cowie handled the dedor, the bling and other details. The event include a custom made convertible VW Bug, a dessert bar with cupcakes, pink s'mores and pink m&m's.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Celebrity Weddings

Over the weekend Salma Hayek married billionaire Francois-Henri Pinalt again with a ceremony in Venice. The couple first tied the knot in a civil ceremony in Paris. Salma wore a Balenciaga wedding gown.

Heidi Montag, star of The Hills married Spencer Prattat again at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena, California on Saturday afternoon. The couple eloped to Mexico in November. Heidi wore a custom made Monique Lluiller dress and Neil Lane Jewelry. Spencer wore an Ermenegildo Zegna suit.

Salma Hayek: People
Heidi Montag: US Weekly

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Eco-Chic Shoppers

Happy Earth Day! I found these beautiful eco-friendly shoppers

The last picture is from Smudge Ink. Smudge Ink offers this multi purpose totes in several designs, each for $9.95.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Chocolate Martini

A Cocktail Celebration inspired by the Chocolate Martini

Chocolate Martini
1 1/2 shots Godiva® chocolate liqueur
1 1/2 shots creme de cacao
1/2 shot vodka
2 1/2 shots half-and-half

Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.

Recipe from Drinks Mixer Photo from My Recipes.

Today, Polka Dot Bride featured a great inspiration board for a wedding inspired by the chocolate martini. You know I love chocolate martinis, it’s one of my favorite cocktails!. I couldn’t help but share this delicious idea. Go over to Polka Dot Bride right now to find more ideas and inspiration for this awesome event…do so by clicking here.

Wedding gown by Mariana Hardwick, cake from Brides, boutonnieres from Martha Stewart Weddings, programs from Brides, chocolate martini from My Recipes, cigars from The Fairmount Bride, chocolate desserts from Koko Black, Bircage Veil from ktjean, Lounge photo from Theobroma Chocolate Lounge, polka dot stockings and shoes from Jigsaw

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Trunk Show

April 17 — 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
April 18 — 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
April 19 — 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Bridal Bar
624 N. Doheny Drive
Los Angeles, CA

Preview the entire bridal and bridesmaids collection.
15% off all purchases made at the show.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Eco Friendly Invitations

Eco-friendly invitations are the perfect combination of modern design and environmental responsibility. Brides and Grooms can have a green wedding without compromising style. Copper Willow is an eco-friendly letterpress company that specializes in wedding invitations. Copper Willow uses eco-friendly products to create beautiful invitations, wedding albums and event accessories. Picture above is just a few of their designs. Check out their website to view more of the invitations that they offer.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Freestyle Friday - Inspiration by Diann Valentine


Damask is a beautiful pattern and will be seen throughout weddings and events in 2009. This pattern can be incorporated with any color and still maintain its elegance. Wedding Chicks is giving away a free damask invitation suite here.

Photo Credits:
1st row: Wedding Paper Divas, BBJ Linen, Etsy
2nd row: Etsy, Pink Design Events, Etsy
3rd row: Pink Design Events, Luxe Invites, Etsy
4th row: all from Etsy
5th row: all from Etsy