Alicia & Justin's Wedding

This past July, two of our good friends got married in San Deigo. You might remember them here. This wedding was so much fun and so cute, I had to share a few photos to show off just a bit... heheh... Alicia and Justin were very thoughtful hosts, and even provided the guests with a comfortable lounge area (to which they purchased new furniture for the guests to sit) and cigars.. They even went out of their way to deliver Wedding Welcome bags to all the out of town guests. Which was so very nice because Daniel and I decided to stay in San Deigo overnight last minute. So very thoughtful :)


Doesn't Alicia and Justin so cute together? So pretty :)


One of the first things, to know about Alicia and Justin is that they love their dog Sheelo so much! The made him the ring bearer of their wedding. Look how cute he is with the flower girl /dog.


One of my favorite parts of their wedding was the fact that we served cocktail hour drinks in beakers. Did I mention that Alicia is crazy smart and has a PHD in Chemistry?



We had made 'L O V E' letters for their wedding, for the  guests to sign.  After the wedding Alicia and Justin will place the letters above their mantel for years to come.

After the dinner was served and the wedding cake was eaten, Alicia and Justin also provided the guests with yet another surprise with In & Out, which is pretty much a Southern Ca, post wedding past-time. Yum!


Congratulations, to the happy couple and much blessings for years to come.

Happy July



I can't believe it's already 5 days into July! I'm a little late for this month's Desktop Calender, but it's better late than never. How did everyone enjoy their 4th of July holiday? I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday. This weekend we're headed down to San Diego for a dear friend's wedding. I'm pretty excited to be getting out of town and not to work this weekend, like we normally do... But I think I will have to work on some items for pinktea6 on the car ride there... heheh... It's a good thing I'm not driving!

I hope you like this month's calender. I thought it felt like summer. What do you think?

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Wedding Showcase: Dorian + David

Does anyone remember this post, I blogged about a few weeks ago? It was a sneak peek, to a wonderfully sweet wedding of my coworker Dorian. I am very excited to share with you her wedding photos. I think Dorian's wedding displays the meaning of what a wedding is all about: family, friends and your 'home sweet home.' Enjoy!

 
Wedding Showcase Questions:

Bride:  Dorian Love
Groom:  David Beecroft
Occupation: Testing and Product Development Coordinator
Date of Wedding:  04-28-2012
Location: San Francisco, CA at David’s sister’s house
Photographer: Irja Elisa Tannlund
Favorite Romantic Comedy/Wedding Movie:  Bridesmaids 


Inspiration for your Wedding:  The good ol’ days—where everything was simple and, usually, after a church ceremony, guests went back to the bride’s parents’ house for cake, ice cream, and punch.

What Color Scheme where you trying to achieve?  I didn’t have any colors in mind at first, but everything ended up being green and brown.  Except for the cake, which David picked out on his own.

Any DIY projects, you loved the most?  Updating my mother’s dress to make it my own, but still preserving its originality.  My wedding dress was the dress my mother made for herself and wore for her wedding almost 43 years ago.  There were bows on the front and back I removed and replaced with a brown sash, and I slit the sleeves open on the bottom underside.  Other than that, it was a perfect fit!  I’m the third person to wear the dress—my mother wore it first, a young lady wore it in a fashion show about 20 years ago, and I wore it last month.

Any Bridezilla moments while the planning process?  We had a brunch after the ceremony and figuring out what food to serve was really stressing me out.  So, I forced it onto David and said, “This is now yours, I don’t want to deal with it anymore!”  He did a great job and everyone raved about the food, it was all delicious.

Thoughts on the final outcome?  It turned out exactly how we wanted it to, I wouldn’t have changed anything.
Are you glad its over?  My mom always says to enjoy the anticipation of big events because they’re over and done with before you know it.  She’s right!  I savored the planning, enjoyed the event, and am happy to be married and have fond memories and pictures to remember and look back on in the years to come.

Special thanks to Dorian and David for sharing their special day with us!

Color Inspiration: Pink + Green


I decided to start posting color inspiration photos. The color blocks, shown at the bottom would make a lovely color palette for a wedding, don't you think? A soft hue of pink, matched with pastel greens would be lovely together at a wedding. To also make the wedding 'pop' a little bit, why not add some hot pink color for a little excitement! sounds adorable to me.

This photo was taken on my vacation in Korea. I absolutely love this photograph, and am quite proud of that fact that I shot it! all by myself! :)

Hello June!


Holy moly, the month went by fast! Hello June Bloom! Not much posting for the month of May, work has been way to busy. This is pretty sad, because I have plenty of cool topics to blog about, but there is just no time! Of course, there will always be time for cute desktop wallpaper, so enjoy it!

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Dessert Inspiration!



My friends over at Traveling Bites sent me these photos last night. I love these Tarts! they were homemade by Rosemarie's Boyfriend Thomas. Don't the look fantastically delicious??? Yum! I also loved how the used the cutting board I got them for Christmas as a display item in the photo as well. Maybe these photos will inspire some dessert tables/buffets for future weddings, parties and special events. Enjoy!

Wedding Preview: Dorian + David


My sweet coworker Dorian recently got married, to her boyfriend David in San Francisco (in April). When I saw her wedding photos, I just said "Awe." Her wedding seemed so endearing and loving. Dorian and David had an small and intimate ceremony at a lovely backyard of a family member. Dorian's Wedding showcase will be posted soon, but for now here is a sneak peek.



Dorian's wedding photographer is Irja Elisa. While we wait for the official wedding photos the two photo's shown (above) is Irja's. Aren't these lovely? I cannot wait to see the rest of them but for now at least we can admire these photos. All other photos were taken from Dorian's friends and family members, which are still pretty dang good, if you ask me. 

So Easy Being Green

Today, I gathered various images that are to me: beautiful and lovely. They are based on the color green. Can you a imagine a having green at your wedding? You can incorporate the color in a variety of ways. Try to have a outdoor ceremony, and incorporate terrariums, mini green houses in your wedding decor. There are so many ways to express color at a wedding, have some fun with it.

Source: Donna Hay Magazine
Source: Unknown
Source: Rad Megan
Better Homes and Garden
Source: One Big Photo
Source: Katie Cassidy Photography

Happy Wedding!

New Desktop Calender in Mid Month

So this is a little late! hehe.. We've been busy this month with home projects, shop orders and redesign to update the blog with a new download calender. Do you see anything different about the blog? We have re-branded ourselves  to Bridewell Blog /Bridewell Market. We will no longer be Wedding Day Tree. However we will always the name, to be our first company name in the wedding blog business.

We're currently still working on the blog design, but we are pretty much finished. And we updated our shop: Bridewell Market . What do you think about the new re-branding?

To Celebrate the new name,  May's free desktop wallpaper download is brand with our new logo. Hope you enjoy it!



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Shopping for a wedding dress

This past weekend, my friend Charissa (newly engaged!) came down to visit for the weekend. While she was here we went to back to back, Bridal Salon appointments. Shopping for a wedding dress is just about the best day ever (even if its not for yourself)! I know that some girls don't like to shop for wedding dresses, but lets be honest. If you are reading a wedding inspiration blog, you're probably not one of those girls. heheh...

Anyhow, we were able to take photos at two of the bridal salons, so here we go:

We went to a Bridal Salon is called

Lovely Bride

, in West Hollywood. Its such a cute store, if any bride is in the LA area, I suggest you go there. Run Now! hehe.. Below are some photos of the shop. This shop makes me want to get married all over again, just so I can buy another wedding dress!

We also went to

J. Crew

in Los Angeles, to try on more wedding dresses of course! Having J. Crew Wedding dress just spells Charissa in every way. If any brides are looking at J. Crew for the wedding dress solutions, but wish to try on the dress before deciding, I suggest purchasing the dress to try it on. You can order their wedding dresses online, and it ships within just a few days.  J. Crew dresses really do look quite lovely in real life.

(all photos were taken on my iPhone)

Alicia and Justin's Engagement Party


This past weekend, I got to see a dear old friend Alicia, it so happens that I just received Alicia and Justin's (the fiance) wedding invitation! Isn't it so adorable! I really like the embossing detail and the black scroll frame. Justin's aunt handmade every invitations. Isn't that the perfect wedding gift ever? It's a totally unique & lovely wedding invitation, yet at the same time, it was one less task for Alicia and Justin to worry about while planning the wedding.

This reminds of Alicia and Justin's engagement party a few months ago. It was a sweet family and friends gathering at the prettiest backyard ever! Here's a few photos I took on my iPhone:






Wedding Showcase: Jordan + Jame's Engagement Shoot


Some of you may remember the 'Season of Love' post, I wrote a few months ago. This couple's engagement has made me most excited, because Jordan is my cousin! I just love weddings, especially when its a wedding of a dear loved one. I really am just counting down the days to the wedding along with the bride and groom.

James and Jordan met while studying at Santa Clara University Law School, which is pretty adorable, that they're both lawyers! It's funny though, because James and Jordan actually went to the UC Berkeley for their undergraduate program as well. However the two love birds didn't meet until they attended law school. In a few months I get to attend Jordan's Bridal Shower, it's a garden party themed shower, which is just about all the fun that a wedding blogger can have! Am I right? Pretty darn excited.

Beautiful and lovely photos are from: Melanie Duerkopp Photography









Shop Update: STAMPS!


Soon in the Shop, we'll be offering custom and ready-to-ship stamps on our store envy + etsy shops. This isn't your regular grandmother's stamp. It's not a rubber stamp, but instead a flash stamp. It will be offered in a pre-inked stamp, in the ink colors of black, red and blue. These stamps have a much more even ink distribution/stamp impressions, and can last to up to: 20,000 impressions.  We are very excited about this new business adventure! So many possibilities to come! :) We received our new stamp equipment and supplies this week, and today was the first day we got to experiment and make samples. To start, we made a Wedding Day Tree QR Code Stamp. It was kinda fun to create the sample stamps. We cannot wait to add them to the shop!

Here a video we took on our iPhone to test the stamp:




Here's a preview of the stamp, that will most likely enter the shop!