Monday, March 30, 2009
When you meet Jessica one of the first things you notice about her is her gorgeous smile...yes, those pearly whites. Beautiful this girl...seriously. It may just be that perfect smile came from her Dad who is an orthodontist. ..and one of the nicest ones around. If you can't help but want braces after you see these pictures..go HERE and Dr. Toolson will take care of you. :)
Anyway, pearly whites...moving on. It seemed only proper, now looking back, that Jessica wanted lots of pearls, and creamy whites at her wedding blended with peaches and tones of silver and gold that would bring the sparkly and romance.
I loved Jessica's bouquet by Twigg Botanicals and the opalescent ornament clusters that looked like overgrown pearls sitting among fragrant English garden roses, tulips, peach roses and silver brunia. It was hand tied with a silver gray satin ribbon and adorned with Jessica's mother's strands of pearls as a special sentimental touch.
and Hunter's smile- no exception.
all photos by Natalie Norton Photography . I am always amazed by her talent in capturing the bridal party. So lovely. This umbrella shot has to be one of my favorites!
The boys look awfully cute too holding bouquets. :)
The girls wore sparkly silver dresses by Adrianne Papell and carried vintage umbrellas.
Pearls dripped from the centerpieces and the floral covered chandelier that hung over the dance floor while mercury glass vases and votives added more sparkle to the ambiance.
Each guest was greeted with hand-wrapped homemade chocolates and caramels packaged in cellophane bags with the couple's monogram and the song lyrics "love me tender, love me sweet, never let me go".
various hues of peach vintage umbrellas lined the entrance to the white tent.
The cake made by the groom's mother was simply beautiful and was also draped with small pearls.
guests enjoyed a delicous dinner of comfort foods like pasta, butternut squash soup in bread bowls and beef sliders and then headed over for fresh baked homemade mini donuts that were made in front of them and creamy hot chocolate.
A custom made backdrop held Hunter's love poems that he had written for Jessica over the years. I loved that Hunter was brave enough to share them. It was such a sweet display of his affections. This made for a special place for guests to visit and enjoy during the reception.
a custom silver stencil was also created to hang on the backdrop behind the doughnut station that held white doughnut bags with their matching monogram.
a toast to the happy couple!
Hunter and Jessica may you always make each other smile as much as you did this day! Best wishes as you enjoy your happily ever after. Much love to you both!!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
This sterling silver filigree bangle bracelet is enhanced with multi-colored amber stones centered across the top. The lemon yellow, honey brown, and forest green amber stones appear in a mix of square and diamond shapes and feature the natural inclusions common to this organic substance. The slender bangle wraps the wrist with an attractive Greek key pattern and fastens with a lobster-claw clasp. Detail
This contemporary sterling silver bracelet features triangular links detailed with round cabochons of multi-colored amber, in yellow, green, and golden brown shades. The 7-inch bracelet closes with a simple and sturdy lobster-claw clasp. Alluring amber is the fossilized resin of ancient pine trees. Organic inclusions in this naturally lightweight substance make each specimen unique. Detail
The subtle, elusive green of Caribbean amber draws the eye in this modern free-form pendant. The luminous amber stone is mounted in a contemporary bezel setting of polished sterling silver with a copper-tone accent. It presents on an 18-inch sterling silver rolo link chain. Detail
These elegant teardrop dangle earrings showcase golden honey amber in a designer setting of polished sterling silver. Set on sterling silver posts with friction backings, they are a radiant accent for everyday. Beautiful amber is the fossilized resin of ancient pine trees. Naturally lightweight, with an attractive glow and interesting inclusions, this organic substance lends itself perfectly to jewelry design. Detail
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Bear symbols are known for their healing abilities, courage and strength in the Native American culture. This sterling silver and turquoise bear paw link bracelet is 1/2" wide and 7 1/4" long. Turquoise is the birthstone for December. Native American Indian handcrafted. Sterling Silver, Made in the USA. Detail
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Anastasia Alexandra and Nicholas Collectible Music Box from San Francisco Music Box Company with Twirling Characters! - There's nothing more romantic than an elegant dance for two! Lost in each other's eyes, the world and all its cares magically melt away. Now, you can capture this dreamy moment with an Anastasia Alexandra and Nicholas collectible music box that opens to reveal the Czar and Czarina twirling as the melody "Once Upon a December" plays. Detail
Get Steamed! Jewelers use a steam cleaner to POWER clean under your diamonds. This is how they put the sparkle back into your jewelry. The Jewel Jet is the first ever personal jewelry steam cleaner designed for home use. This tabletop model is easy to use. Detail