Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What I've Been Up To!

Well, this past weekend I took a trip to Greensboro with a client to a tasting at "Maria's Gourmet Catering". Maria was quite impressive, as I had no doubt she wouldn't be after reading her impressive bio at on her website. She is one the most talented Chefs I've met and you can instantly sense her passion for what she does. Once we arrived we had to inform Maria that we were doing a 360 from the original menu idea and she was able to walk us through a brand new tapas menu in minutes, walk back to the kitchen to ensure we would be able to taste our new menu items. Needless to say the Mini Crab Cakes, London Broil and Artichoke Dip was delectable!

I have also been working on putting together plans to pull off these to looks for a 2010 Wedding/Ceremony.

Awesome, I know! This super chic warm lounge is sure to wow guests as well as the Icy White Urban design for the ceremony. So far its coming together nicely, but this will be no easy task and I am looking forward to the challenge.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Swank Photo Studio-Smithfield

WOW! Is all I can say about Swank Photography Studio in Smithfield, NC. I visited the studio yesterday along with a client that was having a Boudouir Photo Session. I had an amazing time and met two wonderful industry professionals. I worked with a wonderful skilled makeup artist yesterday from KTouch Artistry, Lekisha was simply amazing, she was fun to work with and fast.
The studio was rented out by Miranda of In The Grain Photography and althought I haven't seen the pictures yet I KNOW they are incredible! The looks, the poses were to die for. Miranda didn't waste any time directing the session, she was so organized and orderly and had an amazing eye for fashion.
I don't even know where to start on the studio. If you are looking for somewhere to take some real Couture pictures then this studio is the place. Each setting was Artfully Designed. The use of color was amazing, the fabrics, the paints and flooring with different textures (furs, knits and a host of others) gave you so much to work with, not to even mention the studios inventory of props and accessories. There were feather pins, super cute jewelery, and heels that you couldn't even imagine. No corner was left untouched, the bathroom had a Chandelier, not just any Chandelier but a awesome crystal chic breathtaking Chandelier.
I can't wait to work in this studio again and was grateful for the opportunity.
I deemed that this studio would also make a wonderful setting for a Bridal Shower, Bachelorette Party. I have some wonderful ideas for those parties, so if you are interested let's get to planning!
Can't wait to post a picture from the session!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

T&J May 2010 Wedding Planning Update I

Well, I have been looking high and low for a nice paisley's pattern to go along with this couples wedding colors and theme. I would have preferred to find a roll of fabric to use but, instead I found a nice spool of ribbon and some very nice cardstock. Check it out:

If they are feeling this look and color scheme we may design the stationary based on this ribbon pattern and incorporate the ribbon through out the decor. What do you think?