Hi Wednesday! So last week was pretty huge. I moved to San Jose, attended a fantastic social media workshop by Kara Kull of How Fab at Blu Bungalow Studio in SF, and Allure was part of the Library Collection at the fabulous wedding event, The Lab Event in Sonoma. Kaella and I had been looking forward to this for months and it didn't disappoint! Putting our binder (that Kaella worked so hard on!) on the shelf in the Library was a really proud moment for us. The Lab Event was the baby of Allison Silber, Yasmin Zialcita Ali and Erin Taylor. These three ladies got together and decided to throw a party for engaged couples to meet inspiring wedding vendors, taste awesome catering, and basically have a great time in a beautiful, to-the-nines, wine cellar (Cline).
I think I was as inspired as the giddy brides at this event. Everything was just put together so well! Seriously, the huge room was transformed and I wanted to live there! I definitely want to throw a party there. Or in my living room, but with some of the decor from the Lab! Huge round balloons, playful paper pompoms, candlelit wine barrels, a surprise confetti blast, and lush floral designs on every surface...Kaella and I were in vintage-inspired heaven.
water colored runner by Aerialist Press
"groom's lounge" by Milkglass Vintage Rentals
I met lots of amazing Bay Area vendors, and have many thank yous and emails to send out. The biggest thank you goes to the ladies of The Lab Event. I was really just so happy to be there, all thier hard work made for one amazing, succesful party.
Also, I'd like to shout out to Fox and Fawn Bakehouse. I probably had 4 cupcakes last night (they were mini, but still...) and I LOVED them! Delectable and vegan. Vegan? Yup. I have to admit, I was surprised. I'm not exactly on the vegan train...but I will seek out this bakery in the future. For myself and my clients. The cupcakes were so so so good!
I was so happy to finally meet Meg Perotti and Edyta Szyszlo -- 2 amazing photographers that are both based close to my new home in the South Bay. I also connected with Chelsea Tucker Butts of Off the Beaten Path and Laurel Anderson of Esla Events, 2 other event planners/designers I hope to collaborate with in the future. Elizabeth Chang from Skyla Arts, a hair and makeup artist, shared a little table with Kaella and I and it was so fun connecting with her as well. I was mentally putting together a "dream team" of vendors all night!
It was a wonderful night all around and I'm proud that Allure was a small part of it. Our binder and more information will be on the Allure shelf at the Inspired Collective studio in Campbell this Friday. I'm looking forward to an awesome year...this week was a great start to 2012!
photos by Kaella via Instagram!