Friday, August 29, 2008

CupCakes & Chardonnay

The way everyone should end their week....

Happy Labor Day Weekend

Here's to the long weekend....full of laying on the couch and watching football and hopefully a little beach time.

Rich's 33rd(!) birthday is on Sunday and I'm taking him to the races. I think he should bet $33 on horse 3 in the 3rd race. I'll let you know how it goes.

Enjoy your Labor day weekend - may it be very labor free.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Flowers by Annette Gomez

On Tuesday I took a much needed personal day to focus on getting some wedding stuff out of the way. Deb and I met with my florist, Annette of Flowers by Annette Gomez.

Not only is she a total doll, but she totally gets me and I couldn't ask for more from a wedding florist. Oh and the best part? She's absolutely amazing when it comes to floral arrangements.

These are some shots I took of the sample centerpiece she made for me. They're filled with tons of brightly colored flowers of all types: proteas, hydrangeas, orchids, roses, dahlias and even billy balls! And my favorite part is the whole and sliced lemons and limes. I can't wait to see how they look at the reception! Thanks Annette!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sneak Peek #2

Here's another little teaser shot of my wedding month to go!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sneak Peek: Craig & Kelly

Just a little sneak peek of Craig and Kelly's Tahoe wedding. The lighting inside the church was incredible!

Monday, August 25, 2008

A Day On The Lake

On Saturday Rich an I had a few hours to kill before the wedding so we hiked down to Whale Beach and had a little picnic on the rocks.

Rich was able to get in a little rock top yoga...

While enjoying an incredible view

I couldn't get over how clear the water was

Dancing on the rocks

Followed by a little nap.

Blog of the Week: Pink Cake Box

Yummy, fun, romantic, whimsical treats! Need I say more? I'll let the photos speak for themselves.....

A Tiffany & Co inspired cake (Is that insane or what??)

The most darling baby shower cake ever

A fun wedding cake for that board game loving couple.

Visit their website here and their blog here!

Tahoe Forever

We had the best weekend ever!! I want to move to Tahoe immediately. I'm still going through the 650 photos we took at the wedding, the lake and the airport. (Yes, Airport. Rich and I can't seem to get enough of airports these days.)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sneak Peek....

My wedding dress is here! Finally! She currently lives at my future sis-in-law's house and I've already been over to visit her once. I had to try her on with my shoes to see how much hemming is required for my future mom-in-law :) So here is an itty bitty little sneak peak of her. I'll post more sneak peeks in the near future...mainly when I run out of things to blog about.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Bloggers Block

I'm in a blogging funk...not sure what to write about, not sure what to photograph...I'm in a slump. Any ideas? Requests? Suggestions? I leave you to ponder...Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


On Sunday Taryn and I had our first 'girls only' photo shoot. Well her boyfriend came along as our "assistant" and good thing he did because it turned out to be a pretty sketchy location. It was an old, abandoned dairy farm out by Pala (an Indian reservation) complete with broken out or boarded up windows and a plethora of hypodermic needles.

At one point a cop pulled up to inform us we were trespassing, and though he said we could stay, he shared with us that shady characters were known to lurk around the area and they had even recently discovered a body there!

That was all we needed to hear, we snapped a few more shots and were on our way. Next time we'll choose a slightly less creepy location. Disneyland?

To check out more shots from our shoot visit Taryn's flickr page here and my page here.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Inspiration Board: Vintage Glamour

So Cassie over at Coco + Kelley is getting married....sorta. Actually she's just holding a little contest in which you have to take a room and create a wedding inspiration board based on the style of that room.

I've seen these inspiration boards around and never done one myself so I thought I'd give it a shot. I call mine: Vintage Glamour

The funny part about this board is that it looks nothing like my wedding...but that's what I like about it. See I'm not all sour lemon all the time :)

Check out the real entries on her flickr page here.

Oh and the winner gets super cute stationery made by Pink Lily.

Entry deadline is August 18th. Have fun and good luck!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

B & W

"Life is like a good black and white photograph, there's black, there's white, and lots of shades in between."

-Karl Heiner

I've been in a black and white/sepia phase lately. I need to bring some color back into my world.


Awesome is my favorite word

Raises are Awesome (I just got one yesterday)

This website is Awesome (literally)

I think driving with the windows rolled down on a warm sunny day is Awesome

There's a band called Awesome (how cool is that?)

It's Awesome when you get an unexpected gift for no reason at all

It's even more Awesome when you find the perfect gift for someone but don't want to wait for a holiday so you just give it to them for no reason at all

Mrs. Bunyard would think this is Awesome

Taking naps on Sunday afternoons is Awesome

Photography is Awesome

My friends are Awesome

You are Awesome.

Awesome begins to sound funny and gets annoying when you say it too much.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I Heart Homemade

Before I get into this post - I just want to take a poll on something that has been on my mind for a little while now. The < greater than (or is it less than?) plus the 3 = <3 (a heart). Example: I <3 NY. Now my girlfriends and I are the QUEENS of internet slang (YKYFW, LAS, LAB, LOL, NTBCW etc) but <3 is not one that comes up in our daily email conversations. I'm not so sure how I feel about it. So what do you think? Do you <3 the <3? Or is it just too much?

Ok back to things I really do "heart." Clutches...especially homemade ones...especially homemade ones from Etsy. It's no surprise that I love Etsy; as I sell both my cards and photos there...but I also do love to shop there! Not too long ago I bought this darling clutch from sidelica.

Its the perfect clutch for spring/summer displaying a pretty spread of garden flowers in yellow and green with a gorgeous extra large button closure. It's pretty and vintagey with a little added black to give it attitude.

It goes perfect with jeans, a tee and flats or pair it with your go-to LBD. Check out lots more homemade goodies at Etsy.

I Took The Handmade Pledge!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A Very Special Music Tuesday

The Walkmen are 5 New Yorkers who have been playing rock music since they were 10 years old. Over the years, and in their many ensembles, they’ve experimented with punk, noise, a lot of “garage” sounds, ska, and rock. Oh and they're awesome. Not just because their music rocks but also because they're generous and caring individuals - something that is becoming more and more rare in the music industry.

Right now you can buy their brand new pre-released album on Amie Street with ALL proceeds going to the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in honor of Luca Vassallo, a beautiful 7 month old baby boy who is bravely battling leukemia. To learn more about Luca visit the Love For Luca blog.

And to hear more from The Walkmen, visit their Myspace page here. Listen to In The New Year. It's a winner.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Blog of the Week: Yellow Brick Blog

Girl from the beautiful Northwest who grew tired of the grey and moved down to sunny LA.

Looking for make up reviews, frugal fashions, a new wine or just need to find out what happened on Project Runway last night? Look no further than Yellow Brick Blog.

Created and written by my dear sweet friend Lyndsy - this LA lady knows it all! So mosey on over and check her out!