Posts Tagged ‘carissa jl designs’

Utterly Engaged Feature!

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

I had the pleasure of working with the lovely ladies from Utterly Engaged again for their 1 year anniversary issue!  When I heard the idea for the shoot, “Sew in Love”, and then the amazing team I was going to get to work with I was SOOO excited! The team included…Art Direction & Stylist by Sugar and FluffLucia of DL/sh Design and UtterlyEngaged, and props & design from Jeni from Found Vintage Rentals!  The fabulous florals were from my girl Carissa from JL Designs…she never disappoints! Also the paper painted bouquets by Kristy Rice of Momental Designs were too much fun! I have to say a major thank you to Paula & Mike from Luna Photo for the gorgeous photos; I absolutely love working with them!  Here’s some of the pages from the online magazine!

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The models were simply gorgeous & got perfectly beautified by the talented Fiore Beauty.  Their lovely gowns were by Elizabeth Dye of The English DeptSarah SevenHolly Stalder, and Joan Shum.

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Lucia was sweet enough to send me over a couple more photos from the shoot and I had to post them!  I loved making this cake & seeing it come to life.  We made lots of custom vintage molds & put sugar paste in them & then painted them.  I loved how it turned out!

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We’ve recently been starting to make a lot of french macaroons at the shop and boy can I tell you that I am now addicted to them! My talented assistant pastry chef Susie has been coming up with so many scrumptious options that I think I’ve gained 5 lbs. just taste testing them!

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We also made some yummy little french desserts and drizzled them in pink frosting!  I wanted to make homemade donuts too, but sadly we ran out of time, so lucky me I have a donut shop right next door to my shop & picked some up for props!  Speaking of props…how jealous are you of Jeni from Found Vintage Rentals…her collection is AMAZING!

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Thanks again Lucia, Henny, & Eva for this fun opportunity!  The next photos are from the talented Kristin from Kristin Eldridge Photography!  Kristin blesses me all the time with her many talents and again came by my shop and took some photos for me of our new window display….it is quite hard to capture the cutest of it all with the funky windows & reflections, but Kristin did a great job!

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Even though my good friend Jesi, from Jesi Haack Weddings, was almost about to pop out a little baby she still was sweet enough to come over to my shop & help me put it all together!  We got inspiration from the recent Martha Stewart Weddings magazine and made the fabric hoops for the main display.  We then hung some flag banners that Jesi had from previous weddings and we were basically all set!

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If you follow me on Twitter you probably already know that I am almost finished with my new online store!  We have been working on it for what seems like FOREVER, but it really is almost finished!  I have such a love and passion for cute, adorable cake stands and I really wanted to share that with my readers, so they can get them too!  I will be selling the most gorgeous cake stands, platters, dishes, domes…..the list goes on and on!  Here are a couple sneak peaks that Kristin took for me…aren’t they dreamy!

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Old School Glamour

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

This wedding is pure beauty!  The couple, the flowers, the venue…..everything is simply breathtaking!  I had a such a great time working with Lauren on her wedding and she was a true dream bride.  She really valued my opinion and trusted in me to pull off her vision!  Hayley & Nate did the set up for this wedding and Carissa from JL Designs did the flowers  & design for the wedding and our lovely mini dessert bar as well!  The talented Yelena Johnson, of The Stylish Soiree, also did the gorgeous wedding design too & I have to say that I loved every detail.  Thanks to Aaron Delesie for the beautiful photos!

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The ceremony is simply dreamy!

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Lauren & Brian were truly picture perfect!  I also loved how throughout the whole wedding you could tell they were having such a great time!

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The details for the reception were so unique and I loved every bit of it!

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The flowers that Carissa did were so beautiful…

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No onto the desserts!  We did a full mini dessert bar filled with mini cupcakes, cookies, and cake lollipops!  I really wish we could’ve done their wedding cake too, but it came with the venue.  At least Lauren came up with a great idea and we surprised Brian with a boxing glove cake since he is loves watching & participating in boxing matches.

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The boxing glove cake…

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And they lived happily ever after!

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Here is the whole team who made their dream come true!

Venue: Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore Santa Barbara / Venue Coordinator: Kellie Berdon / Flowers and Design: Carissa Jones-Jowett of JL Designs / Photographer: Aaron Delesie / Wedding Coordinator: Jenifour Jones of Go Get It Events / Wedding Design Consultant: Yelena Johnson of The Stylish Soiree / Wedding Cake: Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore Santa Barbaraa / Grooms Cake and Mini Desert Bar: Melody Brandon of Sweet and Saucy Shop / Lounge Furniture Rentals: LUXE Event Rentals & Decor / Chivari Chair and Dance Floor Rentals and Lighting: ChivariChairRentals.com / Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Guitar Trio: Karl Grossman and Camino Rio / Band: Clockwork / Photobooth: SB Photobooths / Invitation and Printed Materials Design: Christina Reinersman / Invitation Letterpress: Kristin Walker of Twin Ravens Press / Cocktail Hour Linen Rentals: Elegant Designs Specialty Linens, Inc. / Reception Linen Rentals: Wildflower Linens / Dress: Junko Yoshioka / Shoes: Valentino / Bridesmaid Dresses: Priscilla of Boston via Bella Bridesmaid / Groom’s Tux: Hugo Boss / Groom’s Shoes: Gucci / Bride’s Make-up: Stevi Christine / Bride’s Hair: Christine Symonds

Pinwheels, kites, & balloons!

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

I am absolutely so lucky to get to work with so many talented people all the time!  This wedding was a dream come true and you’ll see why when you look at the amazing photos that Ashley Rose took!  My fabulous friend Jesi Haack from Jesi Haack Weddings was the genius behind it!  This was the wedding she talked to me about for month and months, saying that she was SO excited for it and now I can see why.  The couple, Lauren & Jeff, were amazing and really let Jesi do her magic!  Carissa, from JL Designs, blew me away with her floral design as always & my girls at Posh Paperie, Karrie & Elizabeth, designed the most adorable invitations ever!

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In all the photos they look like they had SO much fun!  I just love it!

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Didn’t I tell you the invitations were cute!  And how much do you love these bride’s maid dresses!

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Now take a look at these paper flowers…aren’t they AMAZING!!!  Jesi seriously blew me away with these & her sweet hubby Ryan hung them all up for her since she is about ready to pop out a little baby boy!

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Look at Carissa’s gorgeous flowers too!

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For the dessert table we just wanted to make it bright, whimsy, & lots of fun!  The backdrop that Jesi created for us definitely helped pull it all together!  Hayley & Nate set it all up & I think they did a fabulous job!

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Wouldn’t you like to walk off into the sunset like this!  Congrats Jeff & Lauren!

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To see a full post of this wedding and get all the details check out the blog post on Green Wedding Shoes!

Pretty Pink Bridal Shower

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

A few months back I had the pleasure of working with some of my best wedding girlfriends for our friend Leila of Be Inspired PR’s bridal shower!  I sadly was out of town for my trip to Texas for my class with Mike McCarey, but my sister was still able to make this gorgeous cake for her shower!  The details for this shower were beyond dreamy!  Courtney of Joyful Weddings & Events, Carissa of JL Designs, & Kellie of Be Inspired PR put the shower together and the lovely Jessica Claire took the gorgeous photos!

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This shower was so amazing that it got featured in a four page spread in Bride Guide Magazine & on Green Wedding Shoes! Definitely check out Jen’s blog to hear about ALL the details for this shower!

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And get ready for the details….

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How amazing is this custom perfume station!

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Here are all the vendors who made this special day happen!

Vendors
Dessert: Pinkberry
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Cupcakes: Cupcakes Couture
Custom scent station: Kamilyn
Venue: High Profile Productions
Floral and event design: JL Designs
Planner: Courtney Toney, Joyful Weddings and Events
Rentals: Classic Party RentalsLevel 4 International
Linens: Elegant Designs
Invitation: Momental Designs
All other paper goods: Olive Hue Paper
Video: Cana Video Production
Photographer: Jessica Claire
Hair and make-up: Kacee Geoffroy
Spray Tan: Danielle of Island Spray Tan

Spanish Style Wedding

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

First off I have to say THANK YOU to everyone for your sweet comments & encouragement after the last post!  We are all very excited for the show on TLC and it makes it even more fun that we can share it all with you who have been with us for a while now!

This next wedding that I’m going to share with you might be one of my favorites!  I always LOVE working with Courtney from Joyful Weddings & Events and Carissa from JL Designs and the venue Rancho Las Lomas is one of my favorites to work at as well.  The bride was one of the sweetest clients I have worked with yet and really trusted me to pull their vision through.  Their wedding had a Spanish style to it and once I saw their invitations I knew we had a great design for the cake!

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As you can see from their menu card, we took the exact pattern of their Spanish style flags and recreated a silicone mold of the design.  We then poured white chocolate into the mold and dusted it with pearl luster dust.  We draped the flags all along the cake like a banner and then made a large fushia sugar peony to accent the top!

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Carissa & Courtney out did themselves with the design for this wedding and I was truly blown away when I arrived on site.  I love the details!

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The color scheme for this wedding was so rich and deep…

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Another aspect I LOVED was that we got to do six mini rustic style cakes along with the large wedding cake.  I think this made for a gorgeous, dramatic display that was really the focal point of the reception!

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Courtney made the most adorable name cards for each cake with their flavor on it…she always pulls through for me!

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Of course the little bride & groom topper had to sneak into the display!

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Such a fun, personal wedding with lots of gorgeous details!  Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!

Campground Wedding Photo Shoot

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

So since I am running tight on time, but REALLY wanted to share these fun photos I thought I’d steal the lovely words from the talented Carissa of JL Designs…

“this photo shoot was designed by the amazingly talented jesi haack for something called the “inspired creations contest”, which was put on by two lovely wedding blogs (elizabeth anne designs and the sweetest occasion)…jesi had always dreamed of doing a camping inspired bridal shoot, so she enlisted us vendors to hop on board with her playful, natural, outdoorsy ideas and run with them!”

Gabriel & Carlie shot the fabulous photos and I couldn’t be more happy with them!

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Paper & Thread created the most adorable invitations, menu cards, etc!  Loved all the details!

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When I stopped into Carissa’s studio to see the florals before the shoot I was so excited…they are so unique & I loved every aspect of them!

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The table set up & design ideas that Jesi came up with blew my mind…she is so creative and always comes up with something new & different!

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The models for the day were perfect & the wardrobe was way too fun!

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For the cake I decided to go dark brown to get the woodsy feeling and then we added balsa wood flowers up the front of the cake. Of course the genius Jesi Haack decided to place it on the grill…gotta love that girl!

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The details for the day were so thought out & really made it an amazing shoot!

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So glad to be a part of this FAB shoot!

concept and design: jesi haack weddings

photography: gabriel ryan photographers

stationary: paper and thread

chairs: signature party rentals

hair and makeup: flourish

bridal gown: mary me bridal

floral design: carissa JL Designs


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