June 23, 2010

loving this chandelier

I apologize for being so MiA...and trust me when I tell you that I've missed sharing the love on StellinaStellina. I promise to figure out a way to share here and live this dream of mine...but until then...
I wanted to share this amazing chandelier I saw on Style Me Pretty this am by Jeff and Julia Woods Photography! Isn't it amazing???

May 26, 2010

SBC glitzpick inspired: Mexico inspired wedding

My Santa Barbara Chic glitzpick was all about the bold! And since I'm loving the bright/bold colors of the latin world this week, I knew this versatile Ippolita ring would be a perfect piece! This wedding incorporate a colorful mix of red, turqouise, gold, pink and dark blue, perhaps held at a beachside hacienda or hotel. Guests would dine al fresco, complimented by individualized margarita bar. This wedding would be super festive, and last way into the night. Perfecto!

May 24, 2010

a little wedding blogger vacation comes to an END

Happy Monday everyone! Last week, I took an unexpected, yet much needed break from wedding blogging (except, of course, for my Santa Barbara Chic inspired post). Today starts a new week, with a new round of wedding inspiration...{and} I'm excited to share with you what I've been up to, and how things are going.
Since this week is supposed to be so gloomy outside, I thought we all might need a little sunshine! All this week I'll be going Latin....so first...here are some long awaited top pics from my trip to Mexico last month:
Wouldn't this be a gorgeous wedding arch?

A contrast in colors (and my five seconds (literally) of model fame!)
Doesn't one of these sound great right now?

Perhaps a little sunscreen might be in order?

Yummy deep fried beach treats...mmmm. Thanks 36Thirty for these great shots...& for organizing such a great trip (can we go again...now???). Doreenie and Halli--xoxox always! More to come this week!

May 19, 2010

SBC glitzpick inspired: spanish inspired celebration

This week's Santa Barbara Chic glitzpick necklace is bold and daring...perfect for the confident bride with a little edge. Designed by Jose and Maria Barrera, this jewelry invokes the vision of a spanish-style wedding in the country, complete with an outdoor Catholic mass, tones of faded turquoise and brick, and a decadent feast of  olive inspired dishes. Imagine dancing the night away to the hypnotic sounds of an acoustic spanish guitar, followed by a night cap of decadent cigars. Muy Fantastico!

May 14, 2010

for the love of the wedding night: Strumpet & Pink bloomers!

Underwear is Underwear...but these 100% silk bloomers from Strumpet & Pink are works of art. Handmade in Great Britain, each piece is truly unique and evokes a fun, playful vibe in various themes. Perfect for the shy...
...made for the frisky...
...these bloomers are great accompaniments for any bride and her wedding dress (not to mention perfect additions to the wedding trousseau). 

You can purchase these gorgeous Strumpet & Pink bloomers, here & here & here.

May 13, 2010

thoughts from a passion-filled life.

All that keeps repeating in my mind is: tired, tired, tired! *
It's amazing how exhausting working can become, especially when you're sort of doing three jobs in one. Having spent the first few months of this journey working from home...by myself...I had forgotten how demanding working at an office can become, both physically and emotionally. Now that I'm working from home AND working in an office, I feel almost overwhelmed sometimes with how much wedding information I have stirring around in my brain. *
Don't get me wrong...I love every minute of it!! But doing what you love in such a manner does take its toll! Like right now...my desk, my room...they look like war zones. I always think that I'll have an afternoon on the weekend to get organized, but then (as if in some perfect tradition), my weekend gets full. For example, since I've been out of town for the last two weekends, this Saturday and Sunday were supposed to be relaxation time, spent lounging by the pool with family & watching movies cuddled on the couch with my dog. Now...I'm heading out for date number 2 with a great guy, driving to Santa Barbara for alumnae sorority work and some wedding location scouting, and working to develop and create the remainder of this month's blog calendar. Oye! *
I AM tired, but there's no way I'd give it all up, or choose to slow down. I keep repeating the same vision over and over in my head--&, it's that vision that makes the piling laundry and physical exhaustion worth every second of the craziness. *
photographer unknown

May 12, 2010

daily wedding night cap.

"The loving are the daring."
~Bayard Taylor
engagement photography by Brightwood Photography