Entries from October 2013

they did it!!

October 28, 2013

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ladies and gentlemen i’d like to introduce you to mr. & mrs. steinmetz!

marc and alexei pulled off the most beautiful day ever; smiles, tears, laughter, and some major dancing were had at the wedding to remember.

breakfast

seriously not missing a beat, our bride, even at the crack of dawn had a spread for us maids to rival the fanciest of parties.

while we got prettied with on-site hair and makeup alexei made sure we were well nourished and hydrated with a champagne buffet brunch of parfaits, oatmeals, muffins and panini.

pretty

here’s a behind the scenes look of the transformations going down. all the girls donning their gifted kimono robes from plum pretty sugar whilst the pre-ceremony preparation underwent made for fun photos and of girlie-capers.

diamond

scene of the first tears…..the groom’s gift to his bride….his card says it all…..

flowers

i’m biased here…but there really is no comparison to the floral design courtesy of heavy petal. these two darlings, anna & jena, did my wedding too, and they truly are the BEST in the business.

everyone last night was complimenting the extraordinary flowers.

lexi

here she is!

our beautiful bride.

even at 6am, in gym clothes, and morning face alexei is still the prettiest girl in the room, but throw a wedding gown on her….and bam! she’s the prettiest on the planet.

we all agreed.

icing feet

the bride and her maids taking a much-needed “foot” break after stomping around san juan capistrano in 4 inch heels…..you can see alexei is icing her ankles with a cold perrier can…{nice touch.}

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my favorites.

this morning there are some sore legs, necks, ankles and feet.  very little dance-floor breaks were taken with this group!

a first toast to the new couple, seconds after the ceremony.

congratulations marc & alexei.

i was so honored and touched to stand up with you guys at this incredible and joyful event.

i love you both.

a {wedding} weekend happy….

October 25, 2013

bride

so it’s here!

the wedding of my dearest alexei will occur this sunday, and i couldn’t be happier for her.

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i’m on bended knee praying that my non-stop cardio parties and steady diet of cigarettes and coffee will make room for me in my bridesmaid dress…..until sunday though….i’ll be on a spin bike if you need me.

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and let me just tell you….once that slim-fitting frock zips up, it’s party time!

tumblr_mke5l5Zbhx1rv230uo1_500my shoes are comfortable and hips are ready to shake.

does one twerk at a wedding?
0ab0763cca53a8023c5503efbf11ac23congratulations alexei and marc.

thank you so much for letting me share in this crazy, wonderful weekend.

book club

October 23, 2013

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so christmas came early yesterday…some of you already saw my pre-orders of wally lamb’s newest novel “we are water,” and donna tartt’s “the goldfinch,” arriving on my doorstep.

did you also hear my yelps of joy?

both authors have penned novels in my top ten favorites of all time. i compare lamb’s  “i know this much is true,” to every family saga i read today; they don’t match up.

tartt’s, the secret history, published over 20 years ago {gulp} still stirs up fervor within the hearts of my fellow book lovers.

i’m currently reading and almost finished with a great, moody, dark thriller,”nite film” by marisha pessl; a recommendation from my always in the know friend, mrs. burns, nite film is the perfect book for this time of year as the nights get dark earlier and the chill in the air is more potent.

and then it’s on to one of these tomes…{“we are water” clocks in at a massive 576 pages, and “the goldfinch” totals a whopping 784 pages.}

which one should i start first? who wants to join along and we can discuss?

happy reading m’loves.

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