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Featured on Snippet and Ink

From our first meeting until their big day, Katie and Justin were a joy to work with.  Their wedding incorporated multiple design elements that were a nod to the groom’s artistic skill (he hand painted their ceremony aisle runner) and the bride’s impeccable style (she designed their invites).  At the reception, texture and pattern were added to their neutral color palette through specialty linens, votives that were hand painted by the bride and cakes from Cupcake Island on each guest table.  After dinner and multiple heart-felt toasts, guests danced the night away to live music provided by Pam and the Pearls.

Check out more details of their big day on Snippet and Ink and on our portofolio page.  A special thank you to Megan King Photography for creating such beautiful photos.

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Featured on 100 Layer Cake

Darrica and Evan’s wedding was every bit coastal-glam with a color palette of blush and cool blues and greens. Guests took in their ceremony indoors under a sky light canopy surrounded by lush greens at Lauritzen Gardens. After an eclectic meal featuring prime rib sliders and sesame chicken skewers, guests enjoyed a dessert bar and live music provided by The Finest Hour.  Each guest left with a succulent plant provided by the bride’s aunt who owns a succulent farm in California.

Check out more details of their big day on 100 Layer Cake and on our portofolio page.  A special thank you to Mullers Photography for the beautiful photos.

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Join our Team: Intern Search!

Wedding season will soon be upon us, and our team could use an extra set of hands. We’re excited to announce that we’re searching for one to two amazing interns from mid-March through October (depending on intern availability)! Interested? Read on!

Requirements:

  • proficiency in Photoshop
  • availability on two afternoons a week to work in our office and on Saturdays for event production
  • exceptional organizational skills
  • attention to detail
  • high level of creativity

 

Duties Include:

  • office organization and decor/supplies management
  • design project resourcing
  • crafting, crafting, crafting!
  • shipping assistance
  • basic errand running
  • day-of wedding production assistance

How To Apply:

Send an email to lindsay@lovestrucksocialevents.com with the following:

  • Your Resume
  • A Cover Letter – Let us know why you would be a great fit!

Application Deadline:

We will be accepting applications until Friday, February 6th. Please include Lovestru.ck Summer Intern in the subject line of your email.

Note: We’re looking for someone who will go above and beyond, so get creative with the application process and catch our attention!

Photo by our friends, The Mullers

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Featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Katie and Brian to create their classic country club wedding.  The neutral color palette with pops of blush and pink were the perfect backdrop to showcase this lovely couple.  On a beautiful day in May, guests enjoyed a delicious meal of fresh greens tossed in a champagne vinaigrette, filet mignon with gorgonzola cheese, grilled asparagus and carrots.  A night of dancing was topped off with a sweet treat favor from the Cordial Cherry.

Check out more details of their big day on Elizabeth Anne Designs and on our portofolio page.  A special thank you to Megan King Photography for creating such beautiful photos.

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A Look Back at a 2014

As we look back at 2014 we are so grateful for the many wonderful couples we worked with and shared in their wedding day.  Here is a look back at each special event.

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1. Chelsea and Patrick | Photographer: Iwen Exposures
2. Angela and Russell | Photographer: The Mullers
3. Anna and Scott | Photographer: Maggie Rife Ponce
4. Rebecca and Josh | Photographer: JM Studios
5. Katie and Brian | Photographer: Megan King
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6. Kathryn and Justin | Photographer: Megan King
7. Maris and Eric | Photographer: Colin Conces
8. Christina and Eric | Photographer: The Mullers
9. Lindsey and John | Photographer: Kabloom
10. Shelley and Tony | Photographer: Andrey Mikityuk
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11. Margaret and Adam | Photographer: Tin Box Weddings
12. Gatsby and David | Photographer: Geoff Johnson
13. Heidi and John | Photographer: Geoff Johnson
14. Leslie and Allen | Photographer: Christine McGuigan
15. Erin and David | Photographer: Nikki Moore
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16. Laura and Dave | Photographer: JM Studios
17. JoAnna and David | Photographer: Dana Damewood
18. Karly and Tony | Photographer: The Mullers
19. Carrie and Spencer | Photographer: Complete Music
20. Darrica and Evan | Photographer: The Mullers
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21. Megan and Igor | Photographer: The Mullers
22. Alycia and David | Photographer: Erin Eppenbaugh
23. Michael and Marty | Photographer: Corrie Suhr
24. Becky and Andy | Photographer: The Leekers
25. Teryn and T.J. | Photographer: Chris Van Kat

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His and Hers Sweets: Herbaceous Holiday Treats

Herbaceous is one my favorite words. I love subtle hints of fresh herbs in savory meals and cocktails, and one of the reasons I love Angela’s pastries so much, is that she has perfected mixing traditional dessert ingredients with nontraditional elements such as herbs.

One of my favorite food memories was tasting a mint macaron from Pierre Herme in Paris. I was skeptical as we waited in a long line outside of the crowded patisserie to pay $4 a macaron, but each bite was an explosion of the freshest, coolest, most delicate mint flavor. It was crazy good!

Now onto this month’s blog series post….

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About the Pastries (from Angela):  I always know that Candace is going to find a really unique way to style whatever they’re doing, so there’s no way I could stick to exact holiday classics for this. I love rugelach, but it’s sometimes lost in the hustle and bustle of pies and other traditional holiday cookies. My best friend makes it every year and is a rugelach master, so she was my inspiration. I added in rosemary for this herbaceous theme – but just enough to make it fragrant. The pear upside-down cake, I think, is so sexy and lovely. I just love the shape of the pears on top and the deep color of the cake. With a hint of fresh sage, everyone knows there’s something else in there, but, again, it’s just enough to make it fragrant. Now, cozy up and be merry!

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About the Styling: Angela’s pastries are always as delicious to look at as they are to eat, so I decided to trim a tree made of evergreen and herb sprigs with her pristine but rustic little packages of pastry goodness. My family used to deliver holiday gifts of handmade baked goods to family friends, so following that tradition, we packaged up Angela’s pastries using hand-painted wrapping paper and snowflake gingerbread cookie embellishments. These sweets are perfect for cozying up with loved ones with a cup of hot cocoa or tea, so we convinced my husband to hand model for us. Happy Holidays!

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PastrySeries_11_005Photos by Jenny Rawson

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