Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Chuppah! I am the Irish Catholic wedding planner who knows quite a bit about awesome Jewish traditions. I love Chuppahs; I respect their history and what they symbolize. Here's your Tuesday morning tidbit from the Wine Country. A Chuppah symbolizes the home the bride and groom will build together, it's open on all sides to reflect that their home and hearts will be open to friends and family. What's not perfect about that????

Here are of few of my most recent Chuppah's. Thanks to Damion Hamilton and Meg Smith for the talented photography. And thanks to Kathy Hoffman for her amazing floral and design work.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Lounge Time

This morning, I am going back to my promise to focus on images and pictures more than words - so I'll make this short and sweet.

Over the last few years I've had lots of fun creating one-of-a-kind lounges. Here are three favorites. The first is just fabulous, custom benches with a huge fire pit, stacked wood behind the benches, and coffee tables made of upside down half barrels; it was popular 'til all hours. The second is comfy and plush with crisp, clean blues and whites; the gorgeous throws came from Michael Holmes Designs, wow does he have lovely taste. The third was in an old apple barn, we used props and furniture from around the property and 'cozied' it up with fabrics, flowers and candlelight.

I am always searching for the perfect banquette, the perfect lounge, coffee table or fire pit. Any ideas?