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Posted on Jun 24, 2012
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My birthday is this week. I’ve been asking my husband for a pair of dangly silver earrings for the past three years. For my birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s, Anniversary or Mother’s Day. He has totally struck out. So I bought myself a pair the other day and my son made me a pair (he has a new jewelry business).

I love buying jewelry and honestly, I usually don’t like what he picks out, but I wanted to challenge him, but he just flat our refused! I guess after 18 yrs together he has earned the right to say no and tell me to go buy what I want.
I’ve held off buying anything for myself until last week when I attended a Lia Sophia party. It was a little different than those hosted at home parties – it was FUN. The hostess had a nice little program worked up. I like a few pieces and opted to host a party myself. I just moved in my new house 6 months ago and haven’t shown it off to anyone! So please, come! I can’t wait to see you. I will be wearing this bracelet, called the cha cha cha… so perfect for my personality.

The Cha Cha Cha by Lia Sophia

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See you Friday, July 6th.
If we as a group buy at least $750, I will donate 10% of sales of Reaching Maximum Independence. If we hit over $1000 then I will bump that percentage to 20%.

Posted on May 21, 2012
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In 2005 we were fortunate to break into the destination side of weddings. Our work has taken us to Europe, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, even Dubai! We will start featuring a few of these weddings and locations. Starting with one of my personal favorites which doubles as a wedding destination but more importantly a honeymoon spot!

Cayo Espanto is a small island in Belize, not for the budget conscious but certainly for a couple with a sense of adventure. You won’t see anyone else on your private beach. For the right price you can rent out the whole island.

I could go on and on about all the amenities: chef, snorkleing, private dip pool, the ultimate in privacy, but just go – NOW, to their website.

Posted on Apr 26, 2012
Posted in Books

Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It

Many people in our industry publish books, hard bound, paper back, ebooks and magazines. Want to know a secret: I don’t buy any nor do I subscribe to wedding magazines anymore (shhhh, don’t tell them or they will stop publishing my work!).

For 2012, my only recommendation so far is Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas.  I’ve enjoyed her work for quite some time. I dabbled in a candy bar scenario once for a wedding, then I saw one of her setups somewhere and thought, WOW.  For any bride, baker or party planner of any type of party, you must take a look at this book. I love it for two main reasons. First – recipes! I love trying out new recipes. Second, the set ups. You just can’t argue with the beauty of an Amy Atlas dessert display.

Order it now:Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It

Here is a tiny sneak peak of the magic she works with desserts:

Posted on Apr 18, 2012
Posted in Bridal Fashion

Last year’s Vera Wang bridal fashion show featured gorgeous black wedding dresses. This year Vera Wang didn’t have one white dress in the collection.  These were stunning. I personally love red. It’s is my favorite color for a ball gown, it is on the soles of my shoes and a major factor in my business color.


And look – peplum with a twist:

Which one is your favorite?

Posted on Apr 17, 2012
Posted in Bridal Fashion

Peplum is every where at this week’s bridal market in New York City and I love it! Here are a few images from the past few days shows.  We love this look and we’ve seen some detachable peplum!

Ines Di Santo

Romana Keveza

Angel Sanchez

Mark Zunino for Kleinfeld – detachable peplum for a slightly different look during your wedding day!

Posted on Apr 02, 2012
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Brides, if you are in Austin tomorrow be sure to stop by Julian Gold.  A fabulous local jewelry designer is having a trunk show.  Claudia Lobao’s jewelry was introduced to me by the very fashionable Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria.  If you are a bride who is considering wearing gold tone jewelry you should definitely consider a Claudia Lobao piece.

I personally own these pieces and think they are stunning and perfect for a wedding gown accessory especially if your skin tone has a hint of color.  I will personally be wearing these when I get married again (to the same guy).  Here is the designer herself modeling my favorite pieces.

This crochet styled necklace and earrings are stunning!  I was fortunate to get these when they were available before they sold out.

Here Eva is snapped out and about wearing another pair of Claudia’s earrings.

Julian Gold

1214 West 6th Street

Austin, Texas 78703

(512) 473-2493

Give them a call for more information on the trunk show held Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

You can shop for Claudia Lobao jewelry online or visit the local Julian Gold on McCullough to browse some pieces in person.

Posted on Feb 22, 2012
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Call now to reserve your spot at the Martina Liana Trunk Show held this weekend, Friday and Satuday, February 24th and 25th at Julian Gold.

Julian Gold
4109 McCullogh
San Antonio, Texas 78212

Posted on Feb 22, 2012
Posted in Bridal Fashion

Brides – call for your appointment and spot at the trunk show for Badgley Mischka bridal TODAY. Spots are taken quickly. February 24th and 25th.

Belle Mariee Bridal
2509 River Oaks Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77019

Posted on Jan 24, 2012
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Today I pre-ordered the newest, hottest book about to be released.  It is a must have for event planners and for any bride who desire to have a dessert display during the reception.  Dessert bars transcend many events and if you decide to do it, buy the book so you do it right.


Posted on Jan 13, 2012
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Are you lusting after a pair of Christian Louboutins to wear under your dress but all those around you say the price is insane… no one will see it… and on and on.  I say BOO to the naysayers.  As a woman who loves her shoes (and I have some really fabulous ones) I say go for it. Spend the money.

It’s just money.  And really, don’t you have a special piece of clothing, accessory or shoes that you love and paid too much money for? How do you feel when you wear them?  I have a special shoe, called the Josephine by Christian Louboutin.  They are black and gold.  They make me feel so fabulous and awesome, more so than normal.

On your special day, I swear fabulous shoes give you super powers.  So go for it.

This bride wore two dresses and her outfits were finished out with two awesome pair of shoes.  A studded Louboutin and a blinged out Manolo Blahnik.  They were stunning and frankly, the outfit just didn’t work without the shoes *wink*

I love the way Lee accessorized her wedding day attire. For her reception she added a black sash and a black hair piece to add contrast and drama to her beautiful blond hair.  The illusion of two wedding dresses but really only one.