Sugared Fruit Centerpieces

May 14th, 2012 by Karen Pan | Comment

With summer just around the corner, what better way to celebrate the season than with sugared fruit centerpieces at your wedding. You can sugar just about any fruit from lemons, strawberries, cherries, apricots and pears. All you need is to beat up some egg white and coat the fruit either half or completely. Then roll the fruit in course white sugar and leave on a bed of sugar to dry. They will definitely add that touch of sweetness and sparkle to your wedding.

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart Wedding and Southern Weddings.

Van and Luke: The Ranch Golf Club

April 17th, 2012 by Karen Pan | Comment

When Van and Luke told me that they wanted their wedding theme to revolve around their favorite hobby video games, I knew that this would be an unforgettable wedding. True to their fun-loving spirit, they created a quirky and beautiful spin on this theme using Tetris-like blocks and brilliant fuchsia throughout. No detail was too small. The couple made their own keychain favors all with different images of iconic characters and symbols. Guests were treated to an impressive dessert bar with chocolate gold coins and star cookies. Even the ring bearer walked down the aisle as Mario. The most impressive part of their wedding was that Luke actually built an arcade game to entertain his fellow gamers. Everyone had a blast and a new found appreciate for this pastime. Thanks for allowing us to celebrate with you, Van and Luke!


Stefanie and Josh: Silverado Resort and Spa

March 20th, 2012 by Karen Pan | Comment

Stefanie and Josh’s wedding took place on a warm, perfect fall evening at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa. This adorable couple who met at church envisioned their wedding to be a great celebration with all their loved ones, and they had an amazing community who all took part in their wedding. The bride’s sister helped with all the stationary and brought together their stunning palette of turquoise, pink and white. Their church choir sung like angels during their wedding ceremony and the reception was packed with performances from family and friends. We had never seen a more talented group! Even the groom’s sister sang a solo that was record label worth. And it’s obvious from this outpouring that their marriage will be filled with abundant laughter, happiness and love. Congratulations Josh and Stef!


Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan

February 28th, 2012 by Karen Pan | Comment

Have you ever wondered how to get that vintage French look for your furniture and decor? Well, I recently discover this AMAZING paint called Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, which can transform virtually anything into a vintage masterpiece. The texture has a matte, velvety finish resembling chalk (but is not chalkboard paint). It has gained worldwide popularity for its easy use and the fact you do not need any preparation. No stripping, sanding or priming is needed and the paint will adhere perfectly well to almost any surface including wood, glass, metal and plastic. The possibilities are not just limited to interiors but imagine transforming a beautiful frame or table centerpiece for your wedding or next event. Your guests will be so impressed when they find out you created these pieces. Check it out!

Photos courtesy of Jolie Design and Decor, Inc. and Mustard Seed Interiors

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