What I liked about… Courtney and Paul’s wedding

25 Oct

Courtney and Paul chose the legendary Hotel Del Coronado as the backdrop for their special day.

Enjoy the highlights from this beautiful wedding by Russell John Films :)

Courtney & Paul- Hotel Del Coronado Wedding from Russell John Films on Vimeo.

Vendors:
Officiant – Rabbi Ian
Flowers – Jennifer Cole Florals
Linens – Fusion Linens
Bakery – Sweet Cheeks Baking
Ice Cream Station – Ice Cream Lab
Entertainment – NRG Band
Lighting – OCAVS
Photo Booth – The Fotobox
Photography – Brant Bender

The Sweet Table Boutique – The Enchanted Donut Bar

17 Oct

I was asked to participate in Ceremony Magazine‘s 10th Year Anniversary at gorgeous Rancho Las Lomas and I offered to provide delicious treats to the attendees of this fabulous event.

The location was the ideal background for amazing tabletops, beautiful people, and lots of food and drinks. It was an evening to remember!

I designed a fun mini donut bar that received a lot of attention throughout the event. The lavender linen and lace overlay by Sweet Ribbon Events gave the table a soft, natural look, and Jennifer Cole Florals embellished the station with galvanized buckets of gladiolus, roses and irises to give a farmer’s market feel. Thanks to Sensational Treats, we gave out hundreds of mini donuts topped with chocolate, sprinkles, caramel, and more! Keep the donut station in mind when you want to add that “wow” factor at your event or wedding reception :)

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Congratulations to Amy and Jim Harrick for a fantastic publication, I am proud to be part of the Ceremony Magazine family :)

Watch the video clip by Godfather Films below and you will see why I raved about this event!

The most beautiful colors of Spring 2015 by Pantone

15 Oct

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You know how obsessed with colors I am and today, even if I see gray clouds from my window it’s a happy and colorful day! Pantone released the Fashion Color Report for Spring 2015. The runways at the New York Fashion Week last month saw a move toward the cooler and softer side of the color spectrum and I love every single shade!

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From left to right starting at the top:

  • Aquamarine – Airy blue with a dreamy feel
  • Scuba Blue – An invigorating turquoise
  • Lucite Green – A soothing green shade light in weight and also in tone
  • Classic Blue – A shade that inspires calm, confidence and harmony
  • Toasted Almond – A sun-tanned neutral
  • Strawberry Ice – A subtle and charming shade
  • Tangerine – A juicy, energizing shade
  • Custard – A delicious and delectable yellow
  • Marsala – A sensual and bold tone that serves as the foundation of the Spring 2015 palette
  • Glacier Gray – An unobtrusive gray that contrasts and enhances
  • Dusk Blue – A nostalgic shade that gives a sense of calm
  • Treetop – A healthy harmonious green which offers a reassuring presence
  • Woodbine – A tropical green that can be used with anything and everything
  • Sandstone – A stable and grounded shade that has a warming presence
  • Titanium – A basic gray shade that has classic appeal
  • Lavender Herb – A shade rich in nostalgia that adds a surprise to the Spring 2015 palette

My favorite one? Hard to choose but I would probably go with Strawberry Ice, I’m a huge fan of berry shades and I think they go with everything. Also, the neutral Toasted Almond and Sandstone are great!

What is your favorite color? Vote and download the entire Fashion Color Report HERE.

Event Report – Art Of Fashion 2014

23 Sep
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Sabrina in pink with ladies from The Country Friends Committee – Photo courtesy: Rancho Santa Fe Review

What a fantastic day! The 2014 Art Of Fashion was a huge success last Thursday at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Andrea Naversen, the Art Of Fashion’s event for this year asked me to be the Luncheon Chair and it was a marvelous experience, not only because it was a privilege to be part of the cause but also because I had a chance to work with her. Andrea is an amazing woman, tireless professional (like me!) and full of life and energy! For those who don’t know Andrea personally, here’s a recent article that I’m sure you will enjoy.

The Art Of Fashion is the biggest annual fundraiser for The Country Friends, a Rancho Santa Fe non-profit organization that has given more than $12 million to help fund local charities supporting women, children, the elderly and people with disabilities. I have been a proud member since December 2012 and I absolutely love it :)

Presented in partnership with South Coast Plaza, the Art Of Fashion included a Pre-Show with boutique shopping, a fun photo lounge by Pro Motion Entertainment, Champagne and dessert tastings. The Pre-Show was followed by the Runway Show and the lovely Luncheon on the Croquet Lawn. As Luncheon chair, I envisioned an outdoor French Garden in a palette ranging from Pantone’s Color of the Year Radiant Orchid to lavender and rich purples. Tabletops with lavender overlays and purple napkins were enhanced with lavish centerpieces by world-renowned Rene van Rems and beautiful lavender sachets as favors. Sachet tags and table numbers were provided by Dolldine Designs.

After the Luncheon, attendees stayed for the Apres Affaire with more boutique shopping, wine, cheese and dessert tastings including my good friend Grace from La Reine Des Macarons.

Enjoy the event pictures from Rancho Santa Fe Review HERE.

What I liked about… Christina and Trish’s wedding

14 Sep

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The love between these two girls was evident in every single moment. Christina and Trish were holding hands when I first met them and their excitement to get married was incredible.

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They selected the beautiful Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa for their wedding.

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The ceremony took place outdoors and Kiyoko from Cherry Blossom Floral Designs created an inviting area with whites, reds and silver accents.

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During the ceremony, Christina and Trish offered cookies to their guests and invited them to share them while Rev. Deborah Young explained the beauty of their union.

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The reception was all about a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

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There was a lot of dancing and DJ Chris with Tim Altbaum Productions kept guests entertained all night long!

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Passion red and silver was carried throughout the decor: linens and napkins by Sweet Ribbon Events

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Flowers…

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… Cake…

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And personalized favors: delicious pretzel rods, among Trish and Christina’s favorite treats! These were made by Anjolie’s Sweet Treats.

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Congratulations to these two amazing women who are sharing a life together filled with happiness and true love, I was honored to be part of their special day!

Thanks to Laura Christin Photography for the fabulous pictures :)

You can read Trish’s thank you note on my Fan Blog.

What I liked about… Sheryl and Scott’s wedding

11 Aug

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Sheryl and Scott selected the beautiful oceanfront Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel for their traditional Jewish wedding.

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The color palette with silver and purple shades created the perfect contrast against the blue sky and the sandy beach during the ceremony where the couple said “I do” under a white chuppah embellished with flowers and ribbon by Fascinare.

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I made the cheering flags for their guests spelling “Mazel Tov” and the couple’s monogram exclusively created for their invitations. We decided to use the same monogram for the programs, menu cards and a florist in the area (Mister B’s Flowers) even created a floral monogram matching the palette!

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During cocktail hour, while guests enjoyed drinks on the Terrace, the Ferris Wheel on the nearby Santa Monica Pier displayed Sheryl and Scott’s monogram – What an incredible photo op!

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Sheryl was very involved during the planning and she incorporated a lot of creative ideas such as the escort cards (she had them printed by I Do Concepts, then added a DIY touch with wax seals in colors corresponding to the guest’s entrée choice).

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The ballroom was enhanced with purple lighting, amethyst lamour linens and silver napkins.
Centerpieces were a mix of manzanita trees embellished with orchids and crystals, and glass cylinders with submerged blooms and crystal gems.

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Tom Nolan and his band entertained guests all night long, and after cake cutting an irresistible sorbet was served (in the dark) inside ice-carved bowls by Millennium Ice with the couple’s monogram and an LED light. It was a big surprise for everybody!

A huge thank you to Albert Postel – Art Of Photography for the great images!

Enjoy the video clip by HopeBoat Productions below :)

Sheryl Scott Highlights from Hope Boat Films on Vimeo.

Happy 4th Of July!

4 Jul

My best wishes to all the engaged and married couples out there celebrating in red-white-blue today and for many years to come!

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(Christina & Bret’s wedding at the Paradise Point Resort, San Diego- Photo by Laura Christin Photography)

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