Saturday, June 27, 2009

Antica Farmacista

I love opening the front door and receiving a package that I was not expecting, and I love even more when the package smells incredible before I even open it. Liana Robertshaw, the Creative Marketing Director, for Antica Farmacista surprised me today and sent me a bottle of Acqua Water Home Ambiance Fragrance.

Antica Farmacista Home Ambiance Fragrance, the signature product in the collection, is a unique and beautiful way to fragrance and decorate the home. The Home Ambiance Fragrances utilize antique inspired apothecary bottles, filled with fragrance, to permeate the air through the bottles' open neck and white birch reeds that are inserted to further diffuse the scent. Simply position the fragrance bottle in the room of your choice and uncork. Place the reed bundle into the neck and reverse the reeds every few days or as desired to enhance the scent. The Antica Farmacista fragrance will infuse the air and provide a lasting, constant and beautiful scent.
I think this is a great idea for a bridal party gift, thank you shower gift or just a great way to make someones day! Thank you very much Liana for making my day today!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Wedding of Jaime and Shaffer

On the last day of May, at The Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson, Nevada a beautiful bride walked down an aisle in a custom made gown which has lace from her soon to be husbands Grandmothers gown.

When Jaime and Shaffer called me just a couple of months ago she was looking for someone to capture her vision and make her wedding day flawless.

Jaime's color palette was dark plum, black, lime green and white. With the help of some amazing vendors, Hadley Han of Jason Kenneth Designs, Desiree LaDesma from RSVP Party Rentals, Mandy Brown from Pacific Event Productions, Cynthia Harris with Classical Entertainment and Mike and Jane Briggs from Good Vibrations Mobile DJs the evening was flawless, spectacular and a night to remember.

Cynthia Harris from Classical Entertainment provided an amazing combination of a Flamenco Guitarist and a Percussionist who played as guests entered and as Jaime and her beautiful bridal party walked down the aisle. During the cocktail hour the duo jammed out to various tunes!

The white dance floor glowed while the Italian Strand lighting surrounded it and created a romantic feel. White over sized lounge furniture and green, black and purple pillows accented the lounge furniture. On her 16 person royal tables, a Blueberry Faille linen provided by BBJ Linen accented all of her wedding colors. Large centerpieces with various types of spring flowers, all in whites brought a romantic elegance to each table.

Green Valley Ranch Resort and Jill Maynard provided amazing service and quality from the beginning stages of planning through the end of their wedding. Jaime and Shaffer had an exquisite menu which consisted of:
An appetizer of Seasonal Mushroom Ravoli with Champagne Cream, Frizzled Leeks . A Belgium Endive Salad with Baby Argula, Pear, Maytag Blue Cheese, Pecan and Vinaigrette Drizzled Dressing. Followed with a Mandarin Orange Sorbet Topped with Vanilla Vodka Intermezzo,
and the main entree was Grilled Tenderloin of Beef and Pan Seared Sea Bass with Truffle Mashed Potato.
The evening was perfect and Jaime and Shaffer are now husband and wife! We would like to thank them for the opportunity to help plan and design their wedding!

To see more photos from Jaime and Shaffer's Wedding please visit CLM Weddings Photo Gallery.

All of the photography was provided by Shiela Garvey Photography.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

DNA Art - Great Wedding Present or Wedding Registry Product

Are you looking for a truly one of a kind present for your fiance, daughter, son, friend, brother or sister? Are you looking for a one of a kind and unique product to register for instead of your traditional china place settings? The company DNA 11 is the company for you! Check out some of their amazing products and read more about their company below!

DNA 11 pioneered the application of genetic science in the creation of truly personalized unique custom art. We’re really proud of that fact. In addition to our DNA art We continue to lead the way with innovative new products like our Fingerprint Portraits, KISS Portraits and our latest creation, the NEW! DNA Mini Portrait. We are focused on impeccable quality, and the kind of devoted customer service that might better be called ‘pampering’.

To ensure world-class quality, we maintain a state-of-the-art printing facility right in our own 3000 square-foot studios. No outsourcing to print houses. No third-party subcontractors for the final rendering of your artwork. We stay focused on your project, regularly exercising our obsession for quality. (In fact, the only thing we ever outsource is our genetic lab work, and only then to a trusted multimillion-dollar, FDA certified, well-established lab for security and privacy reasons.)
We Cover the WorldWith multiple points-of-presence and printing facilities in the U.S., the UK, Australia and Canada-and retail partners as far away as Japan-the planet doesn't seem all that big to us. In fact, we have repeat clients in every corner of the globe. Well, most corners. Right now, we deliver our artwork to more than 50 countries, and that's just the beginning.

We are all About PersonalizationWe empower you to create art that has a deep personal meaning to you. In fact, you are as much a part of the process as we are. You choose the size and style of your art piece and now you can even choose your own color scheme from over a million possible color combinations. To finish off your perfect art piece, you can also select from a variety of high quality frames. Start creating yours now.

We Get SeenAs the innovators and premier providers of DNA artwork, we've sparked a bit of interest. We've been featured on the Today Show, HGTV, BBC, MSNBC, Fashion TV, GQ, DWELL, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and on and on. Our work has appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. James May-co-presenter on Top Gear-brought us into the minds of British and European viewers. CSI:NY featured one of our DNA art pieces as a clue in one of their episodes. How cool is that?

We're Part of the Art WorldThe Museum of Modern Art features DNA 11 art in their exclusive museum stores, both in New York and Tokyo. That says a lot. Maybe that's why Absolut Vodka commissioned us to create art for them as well. Word gets around.

We Guarantee Everything Everything. No questions asked. We don't stop till you're delighted. Ask any of our thousands of satisfied customers, including celebrities, entrepreneurs, art collectors and business moguls (and adoring companions of pet dogs and cats). If you don't love your custom art piece we'll reprint it free of charge or give you all your money back. It's that simple. Learn more.

To watch a video about DNA 11 please click here

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Chic Diamond Accents

Table scape's are one of my favorite parts of wedding planning and designing. I love how each table design can translate a clients personality and style while still creating an intimate atmosphere for their guests.

This morning I opened my email to find another incredible design concept which was sent by Andrea Trubiro at LTeventions of Las Vegas. Andrea and I share a lot of sense for style and we both share the love for crystals, bling and anything shiny! Below are photos of some of LTeventions newest products.

LTeventions who believes "Perfection is in the Details" and will create the distinctive and memorable day you have always envisioned while reflecting your personal style and uniqueness.

This is the "Diamond" Collection

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wedding of Becky and Dave

Becky and Dave decided they wanted a very small and intimate wedding at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. There were six people in attendance which included the two of them and both of their parents. They were a very non traditional couple who showcased their beauty and love for each other by marrying each other at The Hard Rock Pool during the practice for Hard Rock's Rehab. With the assistance of Brandi Payne of Hard Rock Las Vegas the wedding went off without a hitch!

Becky carried a bouquet of Daisy's, which was provided by Hadley Han of Jason Kenneth Designs, and a cow bell while walking past hundreds of strangers for her wedding processional which happened to be to the song "Brass Monkey".

After the ceremony which was performed by Reverend Phil York the couple joined their parents in a private cabana for a cake and champagne reception. Their wedding cake was created by Dane Bethea of Simple Elegance in Cake Design and was stemmed from a photo submitted by the bride. The characters on the top of the cake were also created by Dane.

For more photos from their wedding please visit our Photo Gallery!
Learn More About Hard Rock Rehab
Every local knows the best nightlife in Vegas is daytime poolside. And the ultimate Vegas pool party? The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invented it with Rehab. The once intimate poolside party has grown into a destination with weekend revelers in the thousands. Get ready for Rock Star Lemonades, world famous DJs, and the best time you’ll have in Vegas. The beautiful, the tattooed, the rich, the famous, large and small—everyone gets down on Rehab Sunday. Come on in the water is fine...

Monday, June 22, 2009

Partnership with Groff's Graphics

CLM Weddings is proud to have a partnership/affiliation with Heather Collins and Groff's Graphics of New York. Groff’s Graphics is a full service studio offering couture wedding invitations and accessories created with art and elegance. Each piece of stationery is created with great care and fully customizable for your special day. Our high quality graphics and paper are sure to make a lasting impression.

Groff's Grapics created all of our new "branding" -or- "logos" for our website, give gown, and blog. They created a "bride" in our business pink and black with and elegant scroll background to make the bride stand out. They also took a script and block font and designed our business name to be lined up next to the "bride" and scroll.

Heather at Groff's Graphics is one of the most professional, fun, creative and innovative people we have met in a long time. She takes custom inviations to a new level and creates a final product which will truthfully just blow your mind. We highly recommend Groff's Graphics for all of your custom printing needs. Not only does she do custom invitations but she is also doing bridesmaids cards, Save the Dates, Table Cards, Table Numbers and all other matching accessories for your Stationary needs.

One of our favorite inviations is called "The Rachel" and it was named after one of our brides. Here are some sample photos of Heather's custom invitations
For more information about Groffs Graphics, visit their website Groffs Graphics or their blog!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Something You Might Not Have Known About Owner Christie McCoy

Do you ever "google" yourself to just find what comes up? Today I was actually googling (is that a word?) some garden fountains for an upcoming wedding and by accident I put my name into the google search bar. Here is one of the top things that pulled up....
In just two years, Christie McCoy established herself as one of the top power hitters in NU history. McCoy slugged 17 homers during her All-America campaign in 1998, which ranks second in the Husker record book. She finished her career with 26 homers, which ranks seventh in Nebraska history, and a .642 slugging percentage, which ranks second on the Husker career charts. McCoy ranks seventh on the Husker all-time chart with a .332 batting average.

I always think it's fun to learn something about the person you are working with or for... now you know a little something about me too!


CLM Weddings has finally joined the social networking world of Twitter! Although we are new at "twitting" we promise to give you lots of useful information, random thoughts and some wedding tips!

So click here to follow us CLM TWITTER! We look forward to networking together!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

New Branding

Thank you to Heather with Groffs Graphics for assisting us with our new branding and logos! Let me know your thoughts!!

Here is the new logo for Give.Gown. also!!!