My Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 15

29th June 2015

10 Elegant, Tropical Island Event Images – Part of The Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 15

 

10 Elegant, Tropical Island ImagesHere is our event photo and inspiration weekly roundup featuring two of my favorite, nicest clients in the whole, wide world, Keely and Pierce Brosnan. Enjoy these 10 Elegant, Tropical Island Event Images. Tell us what you think of these elegant, tropical island event images that we did for Pierce Brosnan’s Birthday Party!

In case you missed it, here’s what we’re doing, mentioned in the first blog (and if you already know what’s going on, skip to the first photo!): “Every afternoon we’re posting event photos & inspiration to my Instagram page to give you ideas for your own events, and of course, encourage you to hire yours truly, fabulous event planner in California for your next soiree! In terms of format, we’re trying to capitalize on the whole hashtag calendar world and take advantage of #WeddingWednesday (#WW) and #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) by posting weddiGoddess Girlng photos and cool stuff we’ve done on Wednesdays and on Thursdays, harkening back to a past client’s event, be it a celebrity, or just one of us tastemakers. So…here is the first weekly round up of my favorite Instagram images that we posted. (For more event images, click here.) Enjoy and tell me which one is your favorite in the comments below?”

Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Monday:

Please tell me that this crazy great shot by Christine Chang doesn’t just make you want to walk right from the house into the ocean! So good, right? Tons of amazing wood and orchids in the second shot.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Tuesday:

LOVE the special tent with every single detail handled, including the amazing gold points at the corners. Keely has fabulous taste, in well, everything, and she had these dancers come from the islands JUST for Pierce. #Adore.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Wednesday:

Happy #WeddingWednesday (#WW): What’s more #WeddingWednesday than cheerful yellow lilies just before sunset? Well, maybe the fabulously scented leis that super special guests got to wear. (Amazing photos were by Christine Chang Photography. Cannot possibly give her enough love.)

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Thursday:

#ThrowbackThursday (#TBT), well, #tbt to the event itself and of course and to sweet Keely.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Friday:

Jennifer Naylor created fabulous fresh food, beautifully displayed, per usual. And what could be better than her delights and a glass of champers? Oh right, nothing. :)

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xoxo M

P.S. Check Pierce Brosnan out on Instagram here. And on Facebook here. Anddddd, Twitter here.

My Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 14

23rd June 2015

10 Bright, Modern Tropical Event Images – Part of The Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 14

 

10 Bright, Modern, Tropical Event ImagesHere is our event photos and inspiration weekly roundup. Tell us what you think of these bright, modern, tropical event images that we did for Leona Lewis’s Birthday Luau! What a SWEETHEART Miss Leona is – in fact, just listened to Bleeding Love this morning on my hike!

In case you missed it, here’s what we’re doing, mentioned in the first blog (and if you already know what’s going on, skip to the first photo!): Every afternoon we’re posting event photos & inspiration to my Instagram page to give you ideas for your own events, and of course, encourage you to hire yours truly, fabulous event planner in California for your next soiree! In terms of format, we’re trying to capitalize on the whole hashtag calendar world and take advantage of #WeddingWednesday (#WW) and #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) by posting weddiGoddess Girlng photos and cool stuff we’ve done on Wednesdays and on Thursdays, harkening back to a past client’s event, be it a celebrity, or just one of us tastemakers. So…here is the first weekly round up of my favorite Instagram images that we posted. (For more event images, click here.) Enjoy and tell me which one is your favorite in the comments below?”

Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Monday:

So sorry, but “luau” photos can look kinda cheesy most of the time, but not when you hire us! :) WELCOME to the sand club, but most importantly the cheeky sign: “No Shirt, No Shoes, Perfect.” Ha!

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Tuesday:

Giant starfish, sand, candles and a fresh bloom. Those “stars” were so fresh, they still smelled like the sea!.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Wednesday:

Happy #WeddingWednesday (#WW): What’s more #WeddingWednesday than a cheeky beverage quote? “My idea of a balanced diet is a pina colada in one hand and a margarita in the other.” Pretty much. :) Amazing photos were by Regina Doeppel Photography.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Thursday:

#ThrowbackThursday (#TBT), well, #tbt to the event itself and of course my gorgeous, tan ladies. Nicola, hot blondie on the left mentioned to me that night that I was going to be hearing a LOT about this new boy band from England (where she and Leona are both from), called One Direction. Um, ya think?? Hard to believe there was a day when Harry Styles wasn’t a household name. Now they’re selling his barf from when he puked on the freeway a few months ago. Yes, really.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Friday:

It’s hard to be in a bad mood with skewered pineapple awaiting you, no?

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Do tell?! What did you think of this week’s images? Did we manage to do Leona right with her Hawaiian bday party? Want to plan your own? Cool, just click here! What are some of your favorite sources for inspiration, flowers, trends and all things fashionable? Share them in the comments below so we can all get inspired!  Stop back every weekend to get the previous week’s Instagram recap of Event Photos and Inspiration!

xoxo M

P.S. Check Leona Lewis out on Instagram here. And on Facebook here. Anddddd, Twitter here.

My Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 13

14th June 2015

10 Fresh, Modern Wedding Decor Ideas – Part of The Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 13

10 Fresh Modern Wedding Decor IdeasHere is our event photos and inspiration weekly round up. Tell us what you think of these fresh, modern wedding decor ideas that we did for Snoop Dogg’s Vow Renewal for E!

In case you missed it, here’s what we’re doing, mentioned in the first blog (and if you already know what’s going on, skip to the first photo!): “Every afternoon we’re posting event photos & inspiration to my Instagram page to give you ideas for your own events, and of course, encourage you to hire yours truly, fabulous event planner in California for your next soiree! In terms of format, we’re trying to capitalize on the whole hashtag calendar world and take advantage of #WeddingWednesday (#WW) and #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) by posting weddiGoddess Girlng photos and cool stuff we’ve done on Wednesdays and on Thursdays, harkening back to a past client’s event, be it a celebrity, or just one of us tastemakers. So…here is the first weekly round up of my favorite Instagram images that we posted. (For more event images, click here.) Enjoy and tell me which one is your favorite in the comments below?”

Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Monday:

Hot pink and shades of pink orchids EVERYWHERE. We threw in some unexpected protea and roses along with little bits of crystal peeking out from the tall cylindrical vases.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Tuesday:

Driftwood and galyx leaves, plus small purple artichokes and French blue feathered clusters – perfect for an original like Snoop.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Wednesday:

Happy #WeddingWednesday (#WW): What’s more #WeddingWednesday than a vow renewal? Super sleek covered chairs with an orchid bloom on every seat. Amazing photos were by Eric Raptosh Photography.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration -Thursday:

#ThrowbackThursday (#TBT), well, #tbt to the event itself and of course the orchid curtains flown in straight from Thailand. This was shot in the first few days of January at his uncle’s house and sweet Jesus, it was freaking FREEZING.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Friday:

More galyx and little mini crystal icicles popped out of the vases and clustered roses snuggled up together below.

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Do tell?! What did you think of this week’s images? What are some of your favorite sources for inspiration, flowers, trends and all things fashionable? Share them in the comments below so we can all get inspired!  Stop back every weekend to get the previous week’s Instagram recap of Event Photos and Inspiration!

xoxo M

My Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 12

8th June 2015

Here It Is! The Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 12

 

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Here is our event photos and inspiration weekly round up. Tell us what you think of this very fun birthday party modeled after the 4 seasons, but NOT the hotel!

In cased you missed it, here’s what we’re doing, mentioned in the first blog (and if you already know what’s going on, skip to the first photo!): “Every afternoon we’re posting event photos & inspiration to my Instagram page to give you ideas for your own events, and of course, encourage you to hire yours truly, fabulous event planner in California for your next soiree! In terms of format, we’re trying to capitalize on the whole hashtag calendar world and take advantage of #WeddingWednesday (#WW) and #ThrowbackThursday (#TT) by posting wedding photos and cool stuff we’ve done on Wednesdays and on Thursdays, harkening back to a past client’s event, be it a celebrity, or just one of us tastemakers. So…here is the first weekly round up of my favorite Instagram images that we posted. (For more event images, click here.) Enjoy and tell me which one is your favorite in the comments below?”

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Monday:

Checking in and encouraged to Tweet. The whole theme was “The Four Seasons, It’s More Than Just a Hotel”. And then of course, it featured, four seasons. Check out the bright cocktails below available in all different glasses and of course, as shots!

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Tuesday:

Summer featured beach hotties and picnic tables complete with ketchup and mustard on their OWN picnic tables!

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Wednesday:

Happy #WeddingWednesday (#WW): One of my all time favorite bands who played in “summer.” Check out the cloud at the top right of the photo and the beach in the background. That was a freaking great party! Amazing photos were by Christine Chang. 

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration -Thursday:

#ThrowbackThursday (#TBT), well, #tbt to the event itself and of course the step and repeat. Trying out a new step and repeat concept that involves chalk and markers on acrylic with a black backdrop. Can’t wait to see how it shapes up!

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Friday:

A farther out shot of the clouds and “beach.” What you can’t see is the seating area off to the right that was set up with cabanas like you were in the South of France.

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Do tell?! What did you think of this week’s images? What are some of your favorite sources for inspiration, flowers, trends and all things fashionable? Share them in the comments below so we can all get inspired!  Stop back every weekend to get the previous week’s Instagram recap of Event Photos and Inspiration!

xoxo M

My Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 11

30th May 2015

Here It Is! The Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 11

Hallelujah, the weekly round ups are going up on time. Not sure what else to say, but I’m happy because our parties are so cool! Sorry, had to say it. If you want to book one, it’s easy, just go here!

If you’re a regular follower of our Vodka and Donuts Blog, you know this, if not, read below. The event we featured this week was an 80th birthday party for a super sweet customer whose family I have known forever. He and his wife were big travellers so we encorporated a lot of those elements in the party – thus the references to Africa, Asia and the VW. They drove one in Germany when they were first married to get around AND to sleep in. Crazy, but great juice to fire up my design ideas!

Skip this part if you already know: In cased you missed it, here’s what we’re doing, this was mentioned in the first event photo recap blog: “Every afternoon we’re posting event photos & inspiration to my Instagram page to give you ideas for your own events, and of course, encourage you to hire yours truly, fabulous event planner in California for your next soiree! In terms of format, we’re trying to capitalize on the whole hashtag calendar world and take advantage of #WeddingWednesday (#WW) and #ThrowbackThursday (#TT) by posting wedding photos and cool stuff we’ve done on Wednesdays and on Thursdays, harkening back to a past client’s event, be it a celebrity, or just one of us tastemakers. So…here is the first weekly round up of my favorite Instagram images that we posted. (For more event images, click here.) Enjoy and tell me which one is your favorite in the comments below?”

Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Monday:

The party was divided into 4 distinct areas: Africa, Asia, a German biergarten and a movie theatre since the guest of honor loved his old movies. There are so many details in this shot – love the zebras, giraffe and suitcases. If you look closely, you’ll see the birthday boy’s “head” on a stake next to the giraffe. Amazing photography by John Chapple!

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Tuesday:

When you go on safari in Africa, you’re in search of “The Big 5″: Lion, elephant, cape buffalo, leopard and the rhino. We captured the rhino here! :) The horns in the second shot were some “naturally fallen” ones I collected. Love that term.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Wednesday:

Happy #WeddingWednesday (#WW): I have a bottle obsession. Literally, I collect them from everywhere and paint them, repaint and then add to decor, centerpieces, the whole nine. This centerpiece collection was part of the Asian area where guests had dim sum (get the scoop on dim sum here – love the concept for events) passed on carts and at a super long metal tables. The second shot really did have the mustard and ketchup in it from the biergarten area. Like a little German picnic! :) Here’s a great article in Esquire on How to Survive a Biergarten. 

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration -Thursday:

#ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) to the laughing Buddha of the event. This guy was about 9x the size of me and was parked right at the entrance to the party. LOVED HIM. Check out the steamer trunk and a better shot of that VW – “The People’s Car”.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Friday:

The biergarten featured Chimay White on tap with customized beer mugs (that lit up, natch.) Beer Advocate gives it 4.5 stars, who knew?

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xoxo M