August, 2011 - Omaha, Kansas City Wedding Planner - Lovestruck Events - Page 2

August 2011

Rich's Birthday!

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Rich’s 25th Birthday Cake – Photo by Me

Rich turned 25 yesterday, and I made this cake for him to take to work while he was recovering from his Bachelor Party he had the night before. I hope you enjoy it Nebraska Global!


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Inspiration: Primary Petals

I featured Primary Petals two weeks ago in my Wedding Awards post. I immediately knew I wanted to showcase the floral arrangements Samantha Santana designed for Diana and Josh’s wedding. Her flower creations range from bohemian styles to vintage and even whimsical. I think you’ll agree that Primary Petals’ creativity and ingenuity is beyond amazing. Read about Samatha’s business below!

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In early 2009, my husband James and I were asked to help a friend with her wedding flowers because we were the “artsy friends.” Needless to say, the flowers were a hit and a flow of requests for wedding flowers hit us. James and I come from a fine art/graphic design background, so we started using our knowledge in those fields to design and style events with seasonal flowers and as many recycled/found containers and props as possible. We also decided to customize each wedding to each couple, which has been successful because we have never done the same design twice.

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Luckily we work in Southern California with some of the most creative clients around, and they openly invite James and my crazy ideas and color schemes. Our favorite clients are those whose ideas seem impossible, such as floating arrangements for a pool or a Super Mario themed wedding. We like the challenge and opportunity to make such ideas possible. We also love the DIY crowd because we want our clients to be involved in the creative process and for their finger prints to be all over their wedding.

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Our Engagement Photos

Although we had our pictures taken a lot later than most engaged couples, I think our decision to wait allowed us enough time to come up with a concept that really showcased our relationship, and we were able to find Brighten Photography which perfectly complements our style. Ben and Whitney of Brighten effortlessly work together as if they can read each others minds, and they make the entire process so much fun. (You can see us hysterically laughing in a lot of our pictures.)

As a wedding planner, I have seen a lot of creative engagement sessions. I knew I wanted a lifestyle shoot rather than posed portraits because I wanted the photos to capture how Rich and I interact. I also knew this photography style would help me overcome my camera shyness.

Brighten took our pictures as Rich and I browsed the Lincoln Farmer’s Market. We chose this location because it’s important to us to reduce our carbon footprint and cook with local and fresh ingredients as much as possible.

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Ben of Brighten chose our second location. He helped us “MacGyver” our way into an old school building. Most of the building had been refinished, but the auditorium and gym hadn’t been touched. They looked like they had been frozen in time.

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Wedding Awards

Last week was filled with beautiful wedding inspiration. Take a look at what I found:


Inspiration: Drusy Quartz

I found these earrings last week, and I was immediately obsessed with the sparkly goodness wrapped inside of those rose gold studs. I did some digging and behold: Drusy (or druzy) Quartz. Every girl loves some shimmer and sparkle (especially this girl), and these naturally-occurring stones do just that! If only I hadn’t already purchased my wedding earrings…

As I was searching for more drusy treasures, I notice Bri pinned this lovely picture. I think I’d like to make a ring out of each of those stones.

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