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Monthly Archives: April 2008

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CTW: 29

I love these lanterns from Wisteria. They come in 3 different sizes.

For those with candles restrictions this is a good way to be able to use wine bottles as candle holders. No open flame.

I love that you can get a personalized wine bottle pepper mill. Put your new last name on it and the waiters at your sit down dinner reception can use it to pepper your guests food.

I have seen a few “school” themed weddings. These would look cute at such a wedding.

Cake of the Week

A white cake can be so beautiful.


Paul Johnson Photography

Bellissima Vita and Sarah Drake Design Collaboration

For those of you unfamiliar with the beautiful letterpress design of Sarah Drake I urge you to check out her site. She designed my wedding invites. I of course chose the Park Lane Invite (see picture below).

When she asked me to design a tablescape around the Park Lane invite to showcase her new line of couture wedding papers including place cards I jumped at this amazing opportunity. I turned to my friend and amazing photographer James from Photography by Lisa + James to memorialize this tablescape.

I was going for a crisp modern green and white theme to compliment Sarah’s grass design. I wanted to use wheat grass but in a different way. The wheat grass acted as the place card holder.


I wanted each floral arrangement to match the slipcover I had made so I consulted with Karen from Huckleberry Karen Designs. I had to have the green and white parrot tulips and the ornamental kale. She did such a beautiful putting together these arrangements.


I made slipcovers for the vases in some of the most amazing green silks and crisp white Irish linens.


Stacey Shapiro did the calligraphy and I have to say it was by far the most beautiful calligraphy I have ever seen. Here are some more samples.
I was one of five wedding professionals to design a look for Sarah. Check out the other four at Sarah’s blog.

Centerpiece of the Week

I love this fresh tablescape. This proves that simple can be really beautiful and stunning.

Both photos from Michael Norwood Photography

CTW: 28

I love these etched wine vessels. These would be fun to incorporate into a tablescape.

My brides are always looking for cool things to put into gift bags for their guests or family members. How about these dish towels. The Napa Valley one even point out wineries such as V. Sattui and Chiarello just to name a few.

So I am a little obsessed with wedding pictures with umbrellas. I love this modern one. It also comes in black.
These are great totes for your bridesmaids or even yourself. The colors are very happy.

Cake of the Week

Inspired by my girl 10-4 I bring you “Cake of the Week”

I love this masterpiece by I Dream of Cake.