My Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 1

21st March 2015

Here It Is! The Debut Weekly Roundup of Event Photos and Inspiration – Week 1 (def of “Debut”, natch)

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 – #1:

King Crab Meat in Rice Paper with a Curried Mango Sauce. #ShutTheFrontDoor

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – #2:

Spring has sprung, literally, with bulbs and one of my favorite colors, natural elements, textures of all times: wheat grass. So fresh and great looking.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – #3:

Happy #WeddingWednesday (#WW): Butterflies, button mums & the most ridiculously colored blush roses you’ve ever seen. And those are mini robins’ eggs attached to the branches. #Divine.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – #4:

#ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) to our event for Katherine Heigl: Drifwood atop yellow rose petals and orchids. Super cheerful, colorful & chic.

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Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – #5:

Shocker, I’m obsessed with bright colors and fun color combinations. These moss shoe centerpieces have psycho cool jeweled pins tucked right into the centers of those magical gerber daisies.

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Event Photos and Inspiration – I’m In Love:

So what do you think? What are your favorite sources for inspiration, flowers, trends and all things fabulous food? Share them in the comments below because I love digging up new sources!!!  Stop back every weekend to get the previous week’s Instagram recap of Event Photos and Inspiration!

xoxo M

Today’s the Day! St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas, Part 3 – It’s Here!

17th March 2015

Psychotically Obsessed, Half Irish Event Planner in California Shares Her Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas

As the Irish like to say…”If you’re lucky enough to be Irish…you’re lucky enough”! And for the rest of us, well, fortunately there is another Irish saying to keep luck on our side…”May the luck of the Irish be with you”!

Part three of my Favorite St. Patrick’s Food Ideas is here just in time for the big day. I hope you enjoy these! For more St. Patrick’s Day inspiration, why not troll my Pinterest Board? It’s VERY carefully curated. :) Enjoy!

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas – #1:

Today's the Day! St. Patrick's Day Food Ideas, Part 3 - It's Here!

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Whether you are a Lucky Lady, a Nutty Irishman or a Little Leprechaun, these St. Patty’s Day Drinks & Shooters will make you feel like you were hit with an Irish Car Bomb if your Irish Eyes get too big!!! Do you know what I am sayin’??? This one came from Valuable Junk from an Urban CowgirlServe your favorites and enjoy!

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas – #2:

Today's the Day! St. Patrick's Day Food Ideas, Part 3 - It's Here!

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Popsicles for St. Patrick’s Day you say?!?! Sounds good to me because for me it is going to be over 80 degrees today…so these Vanilla Mint Lemonade Pops will hit the spot! And don’t you just love the glasses used to serve these popsicles? Go to HungryGirlPorVida.com and check the original post here. 

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas – #3:

Today's the Day! St. Patrick's Day Food Ideas, Part 3 - It's Here!

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Looking for a classic twist on a green treat for St. Patrick’s Day? From the tall spoons and soda fountain glasses, you can’t go wrong with The Shamrock Shake! We found this one on SheKnows.com. Check it out here!

(By the way, if we posted a photo that belongs to you and didn’t credit it properly, swear, it wasn’t intentional. Please just let us know and we’ll fix it or take it down.)

So what do YOU think?

Do you love St. Patrick’s Day or hate it? Share YOUR favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas, favorite sites, tips, tricks and recipes in the comments section below!

xoxo M

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas, Part 2 – I can’t wait for 3/17!

16th March 2015

Psychotically Obsessed, Half Irish Event Planner in California Shares Her Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas

I fully realize that the headlines are getting ridiculous, but I’m just dying for St. Patrick’s Day and how it brings to mind all things green, four leaf clovers, leprechauns and of course, the notorious pot of gold! (Oh, and a little Guinness for #Nugget.) Keep in mind that this is the time of year for corned beef and cabbage to take center stage. Not sure what to do with it? I’ve got you covered!

Part two of my Favorite St. Patrick’s Food Ideas will get you from the top of the morning through dessert! I hope you like these and for more St. Patrick’s Day inspiration, why not troll my Pinterest Board? It’s VERY carefully curated. :) Enjoy!

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas – #1:

Favorite St. Patrick's Day Food Ideas, Part 2

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Get St. Patrick’s Day started off right with this Corned Beef & Cabbage Breakfast Bake! I found them here!

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas – #2:

Favorite St. Patrick's Day Food Ideas, Part 2

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Bring the Irish pub to your guests when you serve Guinness Beef & Dumplings! I found them here! Thanks, Krista and Michele of Lovely Bits!!! Guinness, btw, is kind of all Irish/St. Patrick’s Day anyway, right? Find more inspiration for them on Instagram here, Twitter here and Pinterest, here.

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas – #3:

Favorite St. Patrick's Day Food Ideas, Part 2

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Can’t get enough of that corned beef? Try these Corned Beef Melts with Sweet & Sour Onions & Wilted Cabbage! Get the details here. Quite frankly, I can’t enough RACHEL!!!!! Find her here on Instagram, here on Twitter and here on her FAB blog…(Oops! And then there’s her Pinterest!! Damn, I’m jealous!)

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas – #4:

Favorite St. Patrick's Day Food Ideas, Part 2

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Finish strong with this Key Lime Bundt Cake!!! Get the details here from The 36th Avenue.

(By the way, if we posted a photo that belongs to you and didn’t credit it properly, swear, it wasn’t intentional. Please just let us know and we’ll fix it or take it down.)

So what do YOU think?

Do you love St. Patrick’s Day or hate it? Share YOUR favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas, favorite sites, tips, tricks and recipes in the comments section below!

xoxo M

St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas

12th March 2015

Moderately Obsessed Event Planner in California Shares Her Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas

It’s true. I am completely obsessed with kitsch holidays and St. Patrick’s Day for sure falls into this category. Sooooo, here is the first of a couple of blogs on my favorite tricky leprechaun inspired, and shocker, this one begins with the end in mind and the most important course of the day: DESSERT!

Kind of dying to know if anyone thinks the Golden Oreos have a funky taste even though the paint is edible. I hope you like these and for more St. Patrick’s Day inspiration, why not troll my Pinterest Board? It’s VERY carefully curated. :) Enjoy!

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas – #1:

Favorite St. Patrick's Day Food Ideas

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Golden Oreo Cookies! Puhleezzzz tell me what could possibly be better! I found them here!

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas – #2:

Favorite St. Patrick's Day Food Ideas

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St. Patrick’s Day Beer Mug Cakes! NOT POSSIBLE! I found them here!

Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas – #3:

Favorite St. Patrick's Day Food Ideas

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And of course, how about a recipe for Guinness-Pretzel Truffles from Sprinkle Bakes? Get the details here.

(By the way, if we posted a photo that belongs to you and didn’t credit it properly, swear, it wasn’t intentional. Please just let us know and we’ll fix it or take it down.)

So what do YOU think?

Do you love St. Patrick’s Day or hate it? Share YOUR favorite St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas, favorite sites, tips, tricks and recipes in the comments section below!

xoxo M

The 12 Top Wedding Books for Brides & Wedding Pros

11th February 2015

Wedding Market Named Us One of the Top Wedding Books!

The Top Wedding Books for Brides & Wedding Pros

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What an honor it is to be featured as one of The Top Wedding Books For Brides & Wedding Pros by Julie Albaugh of Wedding Market. In case you haven’t heard, Wedding Market is an amazing resource for wedding industry news, trends and marketing information for wedding professionals. Not only does Julie have a great blog (love the one: “Are Crowdfunding or Honeymoon Registries Acceptable Wedding Etiquette?”), she is UBER generous with her promotion of all of us industry peeps via Twitter parties, events and videos.

More Top Wedding Books For Brides & Wedding Pros

If you haven’t already, check out her site or follow her on Twitter! And congrats to all of the other amazing authors among whose great company I find myself. Lucky girl! Thanks, Julie!

The other top books for brides and wedding pros featured are:

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“Make It Happen: Surrender Your Fear, Take the Leap, Live on Purpose”

by Lara Casey * Twitter: @laracasey Instagram: @laracasey

It's All About the Dress by Randy Fenoli

“It’s All About the Dress” by Randy Fenoli * Twitter: @randyfenoli