Lisa from Bellissima Weddings and I have been getting ready for our upcoming Bridal Event on Sunday, February 3, 2008. We are very excited to be working with the following vendors - definitely come by and check their work in person!
So I was putzing around on the computer (what else do you do on a Sunday night?!) looking for some inspiration for the upcoming bridal fair next month and found this! This is one of those few moments where I wish I was back in Southern California...just so I could visit this place!
Floral designer Krislyn Designs is based out of Los Angeles and has the most amazing designs. Most are ikebana based - very modern and has clean lines. These type of arrangements uses the negative space to make an impact along with the flowers. Powerful and yet so simple!
This is one of my favorites!
She has a lot more inspirational ideas on her website!
I'm very excited about this! I will be co-hosting a bridal fair with a good friend Lisa with BV Weddings. Click on the image for more details. I'll post more information once we finalize the vendors. There will be all sorts of fun ideas, tablescapes, favor ideas, escort card displays and the BEST thing of all?! A gocco demonstration is planned. So stay tuned!!
Back in October, I read about Karl with Cut Arts from BV Weddings Blog. My initial thought was,"How fricken cool - I want to hire this guy - how can I convince my husband to get married again?!" But then reality kicked in - I have already tortured this poor man with my "we could have done this or that" bit with the wedding AND usually when I bring up the wedding in this way the conversation of how we went "over budget" is also thrown into the mix. I am immediately put in my place and decide that my wedding was wonderful just the way it happened. But I digress...
So when I read about Karl from cut arts - I bookmarked his page and decided it would make a cool gift. I love his work and really appreciated this somewhat "lost" form of art. Fast forward to the holidays. I was scouring my brain to try and think of a cool present for my in-laws and came up with nothing. Then it finally occurred to me to contact Karl and see what sort of gift I can put together for Ed & Trudy (aka the in-laws). So I sent some pictures to Karl and to see what he could.
This is the picture I sent. I found it on my husband's computer and loved it.
So Karl gave me a quote (I won't say since Ed & Trudy are known to visit this blog) but if you want to know the cost just shoot me an email. About 4 weeks later I had one of the BEST Christmas gifts to give. I bought the frames and matting from Aaron Brothers and it was ready to go. It looks exactly like them - it's amazing!
I loved it so much - I hired Karl to do another one for my husband! Here are the pictures I sent...
I wanted him to cut a landscape and silhouette
He asked for some more pictures that showed more details of Ben. Like how he stands and a close-up of his profile.
This was the best profile picture I found of Ben. Please ignore the 5 chins I have in this picture.
Karl was great to work with - he called me to make sure we were on the same page and even made some suggestions on how he could make the picture better. He checked to so see if it was okay and answered all of my questions and concerns.
So the final product...
I love that the gift is so personal. I think this would be a GREAT gift for anyone - who wouldn't like a cool portrait of themselves?!
Huckleberry Karen Designs (HKD) is a full-service floral company specializing in weddings and special events. Our creative, collaborative approach takes each client's individual style and personality into consideration, helping you translate your vision into reality with exceptional attention to detail. We are committed to making the experience of floral design warm and fun from start to finish, and providing outstanding service so your special day is memorable and personal for both you and your guests.