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Jessica Kuipers, Santa Barbara Wedding Planner

Wife. Mother of two. Laugh with my mouth wide open and my head way back. Love a good 'Farm To Bar' Kettle One Greyhound or a slammin Moscow Mule {In a copper mug please}. The louder the music, the better {Dubstep!}. I love antique shopping and am obsessed with HGTV shows and with no shame - reality shows, specifically the Real Housewives of ANYWHERE! If I could live anywhere, it would be in a Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware catalog. I own cowboy boots {My nickname is "Boots"} and leopard print pumps. I'll eat my weight in cheese, sushi, and Indian Food. I carry a bottle of tobasco in my car and I love to drive fast. I'm high energy and hard working. I talk too fast and I truly believe that I was meant to be the third Gilmore Girl. I inhale what life has to offer, good or bad, and I am not afraid to voice my opinion!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Details! Details! Details!

It's the little things that make it personal.  Allow your wedding to be a reflection of your unique personality traits, interests, and quirks.  As usual, queen of the details,  BHLDN, inspired us with some fun little touches that we can't wait to introduce to our brides.
Here are a few of our favorites!

We Do Chair Banner
We Do Chair Banner
Dipped Feather Garland
Sightline Chair Signs
Loveliest Cake Set
Loveliest Cake Set
Sweethearts’ Forks
Sweethearts' Forks
Proprietor’s Keys
Letterpress Vow Journals
Letterpress Vow Journals
French Market Hanger
Lace Pennant Garland (3)
Lace Pennant Garland

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dark + Moody Wedding Cakes?

Brides and cake lovers alike, check out these beauties for some sugary inspiration! Showcase your personality and wow your guests with some extravagant and unexpected confections.  The wedding cake is coming back!  We are still enjoying the ombre ruffled layers and the "naked" cakes, but we are most intrigued by the new trend going dark!  Who says blondes have all the fun?!  We know there are so many options out there so here are a few of our favorites...

Dream Slice Cakes

 By Maggie Austin Cake

"Naked Wedding Cake" by Lele Patisserie

These cakes may seem too beautiful to cut into, but hey, that won't be stopping us!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Send your guests home with a little "Bohemian Flare"

Looking for the perfect gift that you know your attendants will use? I found just the thing!

While traveling through Peru, Erin encountered gorgeous alpaca throws and wanted to share their beauty with the world. Once home, she teamed up with her sister, Ashley, and they put their designer minds together. The outcome is Asher Market: a collection of stunning alpaca throws and pillows that are both stylish and durable. The colors are vibrant and the patterns are exquisite. The throws are nearly weightless, and aren't just a winter throw! Use them year round. They're a perfect accent to any lifestyle!

With the creation of Asher Market, Erin and Ashley decided to highlight the beautiful, handcrafted designs that they have come across on their travels. Check out the Market Page for bohemian style finds!

Dessert Rose Alpaca Blend Throw
Calla Lily Alpaca Blend Throw
James Alpaca Throw
Buttercup Alpaca Blend Throw
Hermosa Alpaca Throw
Lavender Alpaca Blend Throw
Lavender Alpaca Blend Throw
Seafoam Alpaca Blend Throw
Seafoam Alpaca Blend Throw

Brown & Cream 100% Baby Alpaca Throw
Inca Cross 100% Baby Alpaca Throw
Black & White 100% Baby Alpaca Throw
These would be a great gift for those guests who have traveled from far and wide to celebrate this grand occasion with you.  According to the sisters, "There's absolutely no better blanket to travel with!"  
Add some warm style and color to your bridal party attire by including them as a fashionable accessory. Include them in your guests Welcome Bags.  Roll them up in a large basket by the fireplace in your wedding lounge for guests to keep warm by the fire. You could even use a couple as throws over the furniture, adding some flare and design to your lounge space.  As you can see, your options are endless!  These are definitely something your guest can use time and time again. Enjoy! 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The perfect accessories for wedding season!

Just discovered all of these fun clutches on Anthropologie and they have something for everyone! Brides this would be a perfect little something to get your bridesmaids or maybe just one for yourself!

We've got a little something blue...

Top left: Festival Clutch $128
Top right: Florasion Box Clutch $188
Bottom left: Dreki Clutch $398
Bottom right: Geometry Cardholder $38

Then we have something classic for my ladies who love that old school glam....

Top left: Cancion Clutch $228
Top right: Lilt Beaded Clutch $198
Bottom left: Rococo Clutch $68
Bottom Center: Tamatave Clutch $58
Bottom right: Pink Giardini Clutch $448

And finally a little something funky for my girls who like to be bold...

Top left: Bead Stripe Clutch $168
Top right: Beaded Lumen Pouch $59.50
Bottom left: Azura Minauderie $498
Bottom right: Beaded Cheetah Clutch $148

Personally I can't decide on just one so good luck to you all trying! Can't wait to see what other fun clutches pop up this wedding season! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hannah + Jay Engagement Shoot!

We are getting super excited for Hannah + Jay's wedding coming up!  Especially after seeing these amazing images by Marissa Maharaj Photography.  Hannah and Jay are getting married in Ojai, California this fall overlooking the breathtaking Lake Casitas...  Stay tuned for their wedding photos!