Monday, July 12, 2010

Wedding News!

This past weekend was big for celebrity weddings. Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets (and formerly of Syracuse University - Go Orange!) married La La Vasquez at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York in front of 300 guests including LeBron James, Kim Kardashian, Brittny Gastineau, Ciara, Justin Timberlake and Serena Williams. La La wore a Vera Wang gown.

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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski tied the knot at the Villa D'este in Como, Italy in a custom cream chiffon sweetheart draped Marchesa gown with embroidered detail. No pictures have been released at the time.

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher said their vows under a tent in front of 250 guests at the Reynolds Plantation resort in Greensboro, Georgia. Carrie wore a Chantilly lace dress by Monique Lhuillier, who also designed the bridesmaids' dresses. No photos have been released yet.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

August Bride Calligraphy

A friend of a friend is getting married at the end of August. Many weeks ago, she asked if I would do the calligraphy for her invitations. Having not used the skill I learned for my own wedding in over a year, I jumped at the chance to dig out my ink. The poor thing had a hold-up with her invitations and they were coming in later and later. Just two months before her wedding, I got her box of envelopes and buckled down to get to work. Over one weekend, I finished nearly 175 envelopes for her to pick up while she is visiting the area. Having sent my invitations out twelve weeks before my wedding, I really want her to get these in the mail ASAP! Good luck, Melissa! Enjoy!

After I finish an envelope, I set it out to dry. This is what part of my living room looked like during the process.

Here are a few examples of envelopes:

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Khloe Kardashian Odom -- Celebrity Bling

Can we please take a moment to enjoy Khloe's rings?

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She was sharing her gold nails in support of her hubby (Lamar Odom) playing in the NBA finals with the LA Lakers. But, I'm too distracted by the diamond to focus on the nail polish!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Celebrity Weddings

Unlimited budgets, amazing vendors, amazing guest lists, outrageous events -- of course, I am talking about celebrity weddings. Even though we've all see these photos in UsWeekly, InTouch, People and on E!, I love looking back at this fabulous weddings. Here are a few photos of notable weddings!

Catherine Zeta Jones & Michael Douglas

Ellen Degeneres & Portia De Rossi

Fergie & Josh Duhamel

Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale

Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner

Katherine McPhee & Nick Cokas

Rebecca Romijn & Jerry O'Connell

Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise

Friday, April 23, 2010

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

Well, my husband is mine. But my engagement ring may be a close second.

Following my post from a few days ago, remember that you don't have to be a celebrity to wear gorgeous gems when you get engaged...

Thanks to Facebook, brides-to-be are sharing every step of their wedding with their friends -- from engagement through honeymoon.

Here are some photos of my friends' rings that surely make these ladies feel like stars.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Celebrity Bling

Because we all drool over the rocks that the stars are wearing... I love looking at celebrity engagement rings. This will be one of my new favorite post topics!

Ashlee Simpson Wentz

Beyonce Knowles

Eva Longoria Parker

Gisele Bundchen

Hilary Duff

Katherine Heigl

Katherine McPhee

Mariah Carey