Lovely Lynn Lugo Promotion

August 26th, 2011

For all you brides considering Lynn Lugo dresses for your maids, here is the scoop on her NEW fall promo.

Lynn Lugo

Place your orders between September 30th and December 15th and receive an additional $20 off each dress. This discount is in addition to the 3+ quantity discount of $25 off each dress. That’s $45 off per dress – WHAT A DEAL!!!!

Her collection is great as it offers you and your maids complete design freedom. Choose from a series of necklines, skirts and colors to create your perfect party dress.

{If interested in coming in to take a look, e-mail us at ido@shopandsomethingblue.com}

Rebecca & Todd, Holman Ranch

August 19th, 2011

I hope you have your morning cup o’ joe in hand, a snuggly pair of slippers on your feet, and your heart strings ready, because this Holman Ranch Wedding shot by the amazing Tanja Lippert, needs you to spend some time with it. There is so much pretty here to view, and even better so many personal touches it is a tad bit overwhelming! I hope you love it as much as i do.

DIY Projects and Details:

Manzanita Tree: A young manzanita tree was brought down the aisle in a wagon by the brides sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew. The mothers planted some soil in the base of the tree and the fathers watered it as part of the ceremony to symbolize the strong roots of their parents marraiges and their close family ties. The tree was then planted at Holman Ranch, so it will always be there for the couple to return to.

Aisle “runner”: The brides parents collected shells from their travels, and guests from far away places also shipped shells from distant countries which were then all scattered down the aisle.

Specialty Drink: A basket of grapefruits took centerstage at the ceremony to celebrate the first cocktail that Todd ever bought Rebecca. Greyhounds were served as the specialty cocktail at the wedding.

Napkins: Instead of renting dinner napkins, Rebecca found 40 yards of fabric which a family friend, Elisa Cetera, made into napkins. They were able to take the napkins home after the wedding, and keep or gift them all so there was no waste.

Table Names: Wooden frames with photos of of Todd and Rebecca in their favorite places named with the location. These frames were gifted after the wedding to grandparents, aunts and uncles, and those who could not make the wedding

Green Planning: Homemade streamers, Haybales, and a homemade wine barrel bar, were just some of the sustainable additions at this beautiful wedding

Escort cards: The bride adores receiving and writing letters, so she passed on the feeling of joy at a personal and heartfelt note by writing each guests a wedding note of thanks.

Song: Rebecca practiced “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson for months prior to the wedding, and sang it to Todd with the band behind her as a wedding day surprise.

Contact List:
Venue: Holman Ranch
Photographer: Tanja Lippert
Caterer: Paradise Catering
Florist: Christine Cater
Entertainment: Keith Johnson Band
Ceremony Music: Steve Ezzo
Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Make-up and Hair: Freebird Productions, Tia Raegan
Napkin Seamstress: Elisa Cetera
Cinematographer: Weddings on Film

Siri Fall Bridesmaid Promotion

August 13th, 2011

With the end of summer just around the corner, Siri is offering a Fall promotion that will make everyone in your bridal party happy!

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From now through November, each bridesmaid will receive $20 off their dress, this is in addition to the usual 10% discount for 3 or more dresses and 15% discount for 7 or more dresses.

Order by end of August for December delivery
Order by end of September for January delivery
Order by end of October for February delivery
Order by end of November for March delivery

{If interested in coming in to take a look at any of these styles, feel free to e-mail us at ido@shopandsomethingblue.com}

Liana & Ethan, San Francisco Film Centre

August 5th, 2011

I just love the charm of the Presidio, with its sweeping Golden Gate views, towering tree groves and multitude of event space options. This adorable wedding, shot by the incredible Andrew Weeks, was not afraid to do things their own way. Instead of a formal wedding structure, they said their vows on the dance-floor following dinner, giving the event a cozy and casual vibe.








DIY Projects & Details

Pie Station: The couple ordered pies in leui of cake from the wonderful Mission Pies, which is located just a few short blocks from their first San Francisco apartment together

Candle Lighting: During their dinner, each guest was given a candle to light in support of the union, the whole room glowed with the love and support of their friends and family

Ceremony: As the vows were exchanged following dinner, the bride’s father walked her into the cocktail reception to her groom, where they made their welcome speech and thanked their guests

Contact List
Venue: San Francisco Film Centre nj
Catering: Living Room Events
Photography: Andrew Weeks Photography
DJ: DJ Goyo (uses records, for a cool vintage feel)
Flowers: Floramor Studios
Lights: Creative Lighting Design
Hair: Jessica Johnson
Makeup: Bara Krejcikova
Invitations: Linda Burns & Associates
Event Coordinator: Downey Street Events

Posted with Love by, Jessica Winthrop

Anna & Cooper, San Francisco City Hall

August 3rd, 2011

Is there a more beautiful city hall anywhere than the glorious San Francisco City Hall? If there is, I have never seen it. San Franciscans are so lucky to have this fabulous elopement option available to them. Anna and Cooper’s gorgeous and intimate nuptials have all of the stuff that makes a wedding ceremony sparkle with sweetness… a man in uniform, a soft vintage feel, and the fabulous Janae Shields capturing it all.

Posted with Love By, Jessica Winthrop

Kathryn & Jeff, Nestldown

July 27th, 2011

If I wasn’t so completely aware of the magic that is Nestldown (and the obvious magic that is Delbarr Moradi’s photography- GORGEOUS!) I would swear up and down that this wedding had stepped right off the pages of Hans Christian Anderson. It is so magical, and the dense fog and rain only make it more like a fairy tale.

DIY Projects and Details

Carved Wood Details: The carved bird on the flower girl’s basket and slab of wood guest book added a woodsy whimsical note to the details

Bride’s Dress: The bride wore her mother’s wedding gown

Contact List
Photography: Delbarr Moradi
Flowers: Janis Brodivich
Event Design: Carol Stubendorff
Ceremony and Reception Location: Nestledown
Caterer: Poetry In Motion
Band: Flor De Cana, Angel Rosas

Posted with Love by, Jessica Winthrop

Bethany & Ethan, Backyard Wedding

July 25th, 2011

I think this wedding might be my favorite wedding of all time. Big talk right? But seriously. I love the soft palette of pastels, the mixture of patterns and textures, and the candlelight all coming together to create a perfect backyard atmosphere. I love the long table stretched underneath a canopy of trees, and the twinkling white lights. I love the homemade banners and quilts. It is all SO pretty. This wedding is so creative and so gorgeous, what else is there really to say? This Modern Romance captured the beauty of this sweet fete so perfectly, and I am so happy to share it with all of you wedding enthusiasts out there!

DIY Projects and Details

Venue: The wedding took place at Bethany’s childhood home in Escondito

Quilts: The quilts that were used in many aspects of the day were all hand sewn by Bethany’s mother

Banners: The couple made many banners using vintage ribbon and lovely patterned fabrics in pastel prints that say things like “eat, drink and be married” and “celebrate”

Wedding Gown: Bethany had her dress hand made for her by a retailer on Etsy

Guest Book: A vintage typewriter was displayed during cocktail hour for guests to type notes to the happy couple

Dessert Station: Lemon bars and organic banana cake added to the homemade feel of the wedding

Contact List:
Photography: This Modern Romance
Design and Decor: Annette Gomez

Posted with Love by, Jessica Winthrop

Virginia & Bill, Engagement Session

July 22nd, 2011

I love the idea of dressing up in a fab dress, throwing a tux on your fella and heading out with no plans in mind. That is just how this couple styled their engagement shots with the fabulous Janae Shields- Virginia took her party dress out on the town and to nowhere in particular…the laundromat, a cafe, the park. They even watered plants at a nearby hotel. What a fun idea…no wonder their gorgeous DIY wedding, which took place at Trocadero Clubhouse, made it into Style Me Pretty

Posted with Love, by Jessica Winthrop

Adrienne & Todd, Backyard Wedding

July 20th, 2011

One of the most special parts of weddings, to me, is the joining together of two families. I adore the way Adrienne and Todd really focused on their loved ones in all of their wedding details. Adrienne and Todd were married by the friend who introduced them- what a sweet and personal touch! Their dinner was made special by family style service allowing all of their guests to share and interact. This wedding showcases all that is special about a backyard wedding, and wowee, what a beautiful backyard it is!

DIY Projects and Details:

Desserts: S’more kits were given to guests to use in the backyard fire-pit. Adrienne’s favorite childhood desserts were baked by the caterer for a personalized dessert station. Coffee milkshakes were tray-passed after dinner, a nod to a childhood tradition in Adrienne’s family.

Favors: Adrienne and Todd love hiking and used personalized climbing carabineers for the escort cards

Signature Drink: The “Spring Fizz” from the El Dorado Kitchen in Sonoma was a favorite of Adrienne and Todd’s so they borrowed it for their festivities.

Vows: Todd’s children were incorporated in the ceremony so it was truly a joining of the family

Contact List:
Invitations: Piper Vitale
Catering: Hugh Groman
Florals: Bloomsters
Coordinator: Katherine Noller-Fernandez of Custom Celebrations
DJ: Ron Grandia

Posted with Love by, Jessica Winthrop

Yvonne & Jason, Engagement

July 15th, 2011

I love the sexy slant of Jasmine Wang’s photography. Yvonne and Jason’s supplies Monster Truck engagement shoot is no exception- it oozes edginess and passion. I am crazy for the pure romance of these pictures set against the rustic scenery of a tractor, barn and train track.

Posted with Love by, Jessica Winthrop

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