Saturday, October 22, 2011

Inspiration Board: Purple and Black Halloween

Who said Halloween has to be orange and black?
When you think about Halloween, the first colors that come in to mind are probably orange and black but you can pair almost any color with black to create a unique and modern halloween theme. Here is an inspiration board with purple, black and white. Halloween doesn't have to be for just kids, spice it up with some delicious cocktails, yummy desserts, and a little creativity. Love the black spray painted pumpkins and black wreaths!
Have fun!

Photo Credit: 
Row 1: Ambience Floral Design, Anna and Blue Paperie, Anna and Blue Paperie
Row2: Tangled and True, The Sweet Source, Cottage Crafts Online

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Glamorous Life of a Wedding Planner!

The day in the life of a wedding planner is not as glamorous as most people would think. There are so many details that go into weddings or any events which means you have to be prepared for anything. It's definitely a labor of love and that's why we love being event planners. This specific day we planned on shopping for everything we needed for a dessert table that we were creating for a wedding in Temecula, California. Unfortunately, we came across a few obstacles on our shopping trip.

The Los Angeles Flower Market is the best place for bulk flowers at a wholesale price. The market only opens in the morning and closes at noon each day so you have a short amount of time to walk through both sides of the market. But completely worth the trip because you walk into the market and you feel like you are in flower paradise.

Pretty white China Mums..

So, after coming out of the flower market thinking that I got such a great deal, guess what I see on my car? A parking ticket because my meter ran out. Just my luck!

Wow, and the ticket was $60!

Then when I thought things couldn't get any worse, I stop by a store where I planned on buying ribbon and it ends up being closed.

Luckily, I was able to find another store with a ton of different ribbon. Tip: One thing I realized about ribbon is that you can never buy enough. I always seems to run out so it's a good idea to buy more than you need.

I did however go back and forth on a couple different ribbon choices because I wanted grosgrain (textured) ribbon rather than shiny satin ribbon. These subtle differences including the width of the ribbon make an impact in my eyes because it gives an overall specific look. Although most people may think it's a detail that no one will notice, I believe each detail truly ties the all around look and theme together.  

Then I had to buy grey fabric and it was difficult because there were so many different shades of grey. Some are more blue grey, purple grey, slate grey, etc. Who knew there were so many different shades? So I ended up going back and forth from two different stores comparing colors and prices. After finally deciding on the perfect shade of grey even though the price was slightly higher than the other store, it ended up being that I bought the same shade as the other store with the lower price. Funny, I wonder how much time I spent walking back and forth from each store?

After a long day, it was finally time to head home. Overall, it was a good shopping trip to LA but I'm definitely not surprised with the events of the day because anything can go wrong when it comes to planning weddings or events. Stay tuned for our next blog to see all of the pictures and how the event came together..

Friday, June 24, 2011

Memorable Birthday Event!

Last year I posted an entry about my husband's birthday dinner event and so I decided to make this a yearly tradition. This year I decided to make it more of a casual event since I did a formal dinner last year. I decided to go with a simple color theme blue, gray, and white. Any event can be made special by adding some small details without too much fuss. I created labels for each food item and customized water bottle labels to match the straws. When setting up a food table, think about the overall layout so that you can create some height using cake stands or taller vases for decor. This makes the table more appealing and interesting to the eye.
The beautiful golf cake was done by Sunny Lee at Filigree Cakes. She is an amazing cake decorator that can take any idea you have and create a masterpiece. Of course I wanted to get a gift that would have just as much of a wow factor as the cake so I got him a golf bag which exactly matched the cake. He was thoroughly surprised by the matching cake and present. Mission accomplished!

Hope you enjoy all of the pictures!
Amy Park

Happy Birthday to my husband Brian!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Inspiration Board: Purple Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day Everyone!
I wish I could spend Mother's Day with my mom, however she lives in Seattle, Washington and I currently live in Southern California. I would love to create a quaint Mother's Day party to celebrate with all of the important women in my life. The first color that comes to mind is shades of purple which are my mom's favorite colors. Here is an inspiration board of all things lovely in purple and lavender. I especially love the idea of using bundles of lavender as an escort card or place card for each guest. Any of these ideas can be used to create your perfect wedding or an intimate Mother's Day tea party.
Hope all of you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Amy Park

Photo Credits:
Row 1: Amy Atlas, Karen Von Voitlander, Beacon Lane
Row 2: Brides, Real Simple, Once Wed
Row 3: Martha Stewart, Organic Spice By Grace, Natalie Moser Photography

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Vera Wang Spring 2012 Bridal Collection

What else can you say about Vera Wang but "Amazing!" Her use of beautiful lace and lightly drapped tulle is simply gorgeous. Each look is whimsical and full of unique details.You might be thinking "How can I afford a Vera Wang dress?" but anything is possible. Sample sales and trunk shows are the perfect place to find your dream dress. A friend of ours was able to purchase a Vera Wang dress for $600. It sounds too good to be true but it is definitely possible. All you will need is time to search and an experienced tailor to make the appropriate alterations to fit you perfectly. View her new spring 2012 bridal collection at the Vera Wang trunk show on Melrose on April 28th-April 30th. Have fun shopping!

Love, love, love...

Pretty colors..
Photo Credits:
Vera Wang on Melrose by appointment only
8445 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

 Here is a little inspiration for spring weddings. Love the cute idea of DIY candles made using eggs. A variety of pastel colors can be used subtly to create one unified look. Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter! Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross and rising again!

Credits from left to right:
Row 1: My Wedding Dream, Martha Stewart Weddings, Country Living
Row 2: Pure 7 Studios, Pease Pudding, Modern Girl Invitations

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mona & Philip's Engagment Session

Mona and Philip are such a cute couple and we're looking forward to their wedding coming up at the Hilton San Gabriel. The two decided to have their engagement photoshoot at the USC campus. It's a gorgeous location for photos with the unique architecture and beautiful landscapes. They took advantage of capturing the day looks with the perfect lighting and some fun evening shots. Thanks Mona and Philip for sharing your engagement photos with us!

Photographer: Timon Wang
Assistant Photographer and Design: Liz Wang
More photos on

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Valentine's Day Candy Table

Hope all of you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! Everyone always says it's a Hallmark holiday but we love it because it's really just a day to remind everyone how thankful we are to have one another in our lives. We spent out Valentine's weekend volunteering and attending the Love & Respect Conference. We were asked to help create a budget friendly candy table for the guests of the conference. We decided to hang chocolate covered strawberries off of a white manzanita tree and just have a variety of candy that we know people will love.

The chocolate covered strawberries were a hit! They were gone within minutes.

Mini chocolate espresso cupcakes with pink and white frosting!

You can find the books and cd's online! It's definitely worth the money to purchase these. This conference really opened our eyes to how God loves us unconditionally and how ultimately we as people desire love from one another.

Chef Julie Yoon and Joe Yoon

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Baby Shower to remember!

We absolutely love baby showers! It's such a special time to not only celebrate a precious baby coming into this world but also to shower the new mommy-to-be with love. The mommy-to-be (Kristin) wanted organic colors for the shower which she also used to decorate her baby Zoey's room. So yellow, green, and brown were the perfect color palette to create this look. We created a cute dessert table filled with yummy treats that Kristin and her guests would enjoy.

We created two different drinks to fit the color theme. The one to the left was a kiwi puree and the one to the right was a peach puree both topped off with sparkling cider.

Delicious lemon tarts with blackberries and baby themed white chocolate covered pretzels.

Brownie pops are always a crowd pleaser!

The diaper cake added a nice touch to the table decor and the color theme.

Favors (small green bags with candy) were hung off of the centerpiece. Each favor was labeled with the name of the guest.

If you are on a budget for decor, look for deals at the wholesale flower market. These were bought at the LA Flower Market. Find different size vases around your house and just get creative with the styling.

There are so many cheesy baby shower games out there but we thought decorating onesies was such a creative idea. Each guest received a plain white onesie to decorate however they wanted. There was puffy paint, a variety of buttons, rhinestones, etc. Once they were finished, the onesies were all hung with small baby clothes pins. It is an easy way to add decorations to what you have already put up.Some of the designs that the girls made! They are so cute!

The mom-to-be picked this one as the winner!

Table setting with white square plates and brown napkins with green flower napkin holders. The napkin holders were made of tissue and strung around with thin wire.

Mini Egg Frittatas are perfect for a lovely brunch. They are so flavorful in one bite and look elegant!

Thick slices of French Toast dusted with powered sugar and topped with mixed berries!