I'm 30! My birthday was Friday and I was happy to take a little break from working to celebrate it! Next week will be a little packed because of it, but it was worth it! After my husband and I spent a great evening in SF on Friday night, I woke up to a very busy Allure Saturday! Here's a peek at Allure's last week: 1. Unveiled! The Rengstorff House in Mountain View is a fantastic little wedding venue hidden in the Shoreline Nature Preserve. It's a historical Victorian house with beautiful manicured lawns, a wrap-around porch and a cool brick patio. Unveiled is an event that the Rengstorff House hosts for local wedding vendors to connect with engaged couples...many of whom are getting married there. It's a much more intimate expo than other ones I have been to (some of which are hectic and stressful), so I was thrilled to have Allure's first table as a vendor be at this event. I invited my friend, Krista Lynch to 'man' my table with me. Krista is a wedding photographer--check out a recent wedding of hers on Style My Pretty! We had a great time talking to brides and grooms and parents, and getting to know other vendors. I hope to book weddings based on yesterday's conversations, and I will definitely be back for next year's Unveiled! The linens and tables were provided by Stuart Rental Company for the whole event--big thank you for choosing a color scheme that goes so well with Allure's brand! And the pictures are by Krista, of course. I'll post more about this great event as I start to get more post-event info and pics!
2. Haute Bride Opening Party and Bridal Fashion Show. Right after Unveiled, I drove home for a quick change, then headed to Los Gatos for the Haute Bride Party. I put on a racer back tank top, a sequin mini skirt and heels--it was HOT yesterday, even at 7pm everyone was in shorts and tanks. The warm weather made for a summery, chilled wine kind of a fete and everyone at Haute looked amazing! Designer Hayley Paige was at the party and presented a runway show of her current line of gorgeous wedding dresses. There was one with a champagne sequin skirt, I LOVED it!
3. Marriage Equality Video. Lastly, I am so happy to present my latest Allure video! I will do a full post about this later, but I wanted to introduce it here and now as I got the final cut up on youtube just last week. Huge thanks to my friend Sean Basaman of Good Joe Pictures for producing and directing the video. I'm really proud of it and so excited to share it here and on Facebook today.