December 25, 2014

Shimmering Gold Holiday Party

Holiday Party CollageI was thrilled to plan a holiday party this month in my client’s beautiful Russian Hill home. The party featured gold décor, delicious treats and, of course, spiked egg nog!

Since the party was in the evening, a more elegant vibe was in order. The decision to go with gold was a natural one, especially given that much of their already existing holiday décor was gold. I had Samantha Martin of Curlicue Designs use her beautiful calligraphy skills to write out each of the food labels and adorn a mirror with a festive message, “Be Merry, Be Bright”.

The egg nog came from Swensen’s, a local favorite, and Nosh Boutique Catering created a festive signature drink, the Pomrita. Treats included mini lobster rolls, Niman steak sandwiches, a taco bar and a croquembouche. Since we needed to make sure the smallest guests were taken care of, too, they had their own non-spiked egg nog, a kid friendly menu and their own party upstairs, complete with childcare.

See more photos here.

December 12, 2014

Marin Garden Wedding featured on Project Wedding

Loryn and Zach Wedding in Marin

I’m excited to see some of my work featured on Project Wedding today!

Take a look at their gorgeous August wedding at Marin Art and Garden Center. Shepard hooks with signs touting sweet words like “…the best is yet to be” lined the walkway leading guests to the ceremony. As guests arrived they were treated to a trio of musicians, parasols and a bar featuring Minted Lemonade and Citrus Iced Tea.

The color palate for the event included various shades of blush and green, perfect for a garden wedding. Small bouquets in jars hung from shepherd hooks along the aisle and the couple exchanged their vows in front of a gorgeous flowered arch.

The bridesmaids each chose their own dress, following the guidance of a gorgeous “Maid Box” assembled by the bride herself. It included a description of the style of the wedding and color swatches to lead them to the right blush hues. The groomsmen wore complementary blush plaid ties with their grey vests and pink boutonnieres.

Paper lanterns hung over the veranda and paper pompoms adorned the outdoor bar. Guests lounged on white furniture and played corn hole, one of the couple’s favorite games. Set up outside were photos of the couple and a tribute to the groom’s father, who had passed away. Set up in front of a stone outdoor/indoor fireplace was the seating display, made up of vintage windows. The table names were some of the couple’s favorite places they had been together and each guest’s name was written across the window panes.

Guests danced inside and visited the photo booth, complete with props. They enjoyed a dessert buffet of peach and blueberry crisp, fallen chocolate soufflé and mini Bundt cakes before heading home for the night.

November 19, 2014

And…We’re live!

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In case you haven’t noticed, our M+H website is looking a little different these days.  I’m very excited to be launching my new website and blog, just as I’m emerging from maternity leave and beginning to work with an awesome set of new brides-to-be.

Although I wish I could take all the credit for the fabulous redesign, it’s actually the gorgeous work of Saffron Avenue.   I guess I also have maternity leave to thank (and the calm nature of my newborn) for giving me the time I needed to put all of the content together.

Aside from the more accurate reflection of Milk & Honey’s style and work, I love the gallery section which features some of my recent events.  And I absolutely LOVE this blog, where I’ll be able to share some “behind the scenes” moments as I work with my wedding and event clients and vendors.

To kick off my new blog, I hope you’ll check out my interview with Wedding Lovely.  It will tell you a little bit about me and the start of Milk & Honey Special Events.  And enjoy this pic of the new addition to our family, Jack Mitchell.

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