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Honeymoon in Style: Tejani’s Travel Kit

I don’t know about you, but when I pack for traveling, I can never decide which jewelry to take along…and am equally stumped when it comes to how to pack my little treasures. Inevitably, I end up grabbing a handful of mismatched odds and ends, and tossing them into a plastic baggie. Not very cool, I’m afraid.

Customizable Travel Kit by TejaniWhen I saw the customizable Travel Kit by Tejani, a hot jewelry line out of New York, I instantly thought, “What an elegant solution!” Not only does the kit include some stunning basics that can take you from beach to café  to 5-star restaurant with ease… it also comes with its own travel case! (No more tangled mess of bracelets and necklaces!)

Chandelier Earrings by TejaniThe Travel Kit combines five of Tejani’s favorite pieces: 2 sets of earrings, double-hoops with zircon drops, and ravishing 18k gold chandeliers with semi-precious stones; a silver onyx & Austrian crystal pendant necklace; an exotic cuff bracelet in gold or silver; and 4 of Tejani’s signature stacked multi-colored vermeil bangles, available in sizes XS-XL. The travel cases come in bold mango for your tropical getaway; or stay sleek and chic with one in black embossed leather. Either way, you’ll be honeymooning in style.

Tejani also has a breathtaking collection of wedding jewelry, as well as gorgeous, global-inspired pieces that make memorable bridesmaids gifts (or gifts to yourself.) Get inspired by visiting her online store. Free shipping, too!

Jolene Posted by Jolene on Sep 29, 2008.
Filed under Honeymoons and TravelWedding Jewelry and Rings

Fashion-Forward Food For Your Wedding

If you wouldn’t be caught dead wearing something from last season, why would you serve food that was as just as passé as those Ugg boots gathering dust in your closet? As Californians, our desire to stay in vogue is not limited to our wardrobe. Since we come from a state with an abundance of wine, cheese, organic produce and other goodies, we also tend to keep up with the “in” foods—while watching our fashionable figures, of course!

This Year's Hottest Food Trends, from Divine CarolineAs you map out your rehearsal dinner and wedding reception menus, take a peek at this year’s hottest food trends. After all, you don’t need anything else to compete with your Uncle Sal’s inevitable fashion faux pas.

Lisa Posted by Lisa on Sep 26, 2008.
Filed under Food and DrinkTrend Watch

Fleurs de Paris

I occasionally get to work at actual weddings with some of our fantastic Certified By The Guide event professionals, like floral designer Nancy Liu Chin.

To get you in the wedding mood, here’s a little inspiration from her own blog, Brown Bag:

Courtesy of Nancy Liu Chin's Blog, Brown Bag

Nancy Liu ChinThis inspiring wedding has just a dash of Parisian influence. Enjoy this very colorful wedding that was photographed by Kevin Chin at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco.

The wedding team was wonderfully put together by the extraordinarily talented wedding coordinator, Jubilee Lau of Jubilee Lau Events. The lighting effects were customized to the client’s style by John Woods at Enhanced Lighting, who continues to amaze me with his ability to go the extra mile. Music was provided by the fabulous Carl Mindling of Reach Carl. Linens and Tabletop decor were provided by Classic Party Rentals, including the wonderful patterned dinner plates and the Black Chameleon chair with a rhinestone bucket. The Custom Thai silk runner was by yours truly. Cake and catering were provided by the Four Seasons Hotel. Furniture and props were courtesy of Blueprint. Last—and certainly the hit of the party—was the fantastic Candy Bar designed by Laura Isom for Nancy Liu Chin Designs!

Denise Posted by Denise on Sep 24, 2008.
Filed under FlowersLocationsReal WeddingsTrend WatchWedding Ideas