Friday, December 18, 2009

* Inspiration from Real Weddings Friday *

A RUSTIC Winter Wedding Inspiration Board to share with everyone tonight!

White, Woodsy Brown, Dusty Green, Lush Green (All the earthy colors, love it!)
Giving you a cozy, down to earth feel!

Clockwise from top left: Nili & Anthony's Winter Wedding (Couple Shot & Bouquet) via Vermont Vows Wedding Magazine, Hydrangea Wedding Cake & Candy Olive Wedding Favor from Martha Stewart Weddings, Old Watering Can by Tre Bella Flowers, Birch Pillar Candles from Wedding Bells, Place Cards & Ceremony from Nili & Anthony's Wedding via Vermont Vows Wedding Magazine, Oversized Metal Lantern via Peach and Pearl, Wedding Reception Table via Veranda

This is our last post of the year!
Thank you all my family, friends, and blog readers for your unconditional support! All your advices and praises are well received and I truly appreciate it. We will keep improving our postings, blog design, and of course, the content of this blog (wedding-related, special-occasion-related, fashion, beautiful decors, flowers, interior design, photography, and many other inspiring subjects)!

Hereby, I wish everyone of you to have a GREAT, MEANINGFUL, and THANKFUL Christmas and New Year ahead! Love you all ^.* See you next year, we will be back on January 4th, 2010 (Stay tune for Fashionista Monday!).

RE: Yeah! Flying out of New York City on Christmas Day~ (Shh...I will have an exciting news to announce when I am back in January!)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

* Moment-Capture Thursday *

Wow...Photographs by Adam Ong, a Malaysia-based wedding photographer, just blown me away! The very first time I saw his engagement, pre-wedding, and post-wedding photographs with newlywed Steven and Emily on facebook, I knew I must share these lovely pictures with my dearest blog readers!

Here you go:

Engagement Portrait
Love the spontaneity of the couple's laughter and of course the natural lighting!
Adam, you just captured the right moment at the right time!

Don't you think Emily looks gorgeous in her red gown and the really long veil?!

Post-Wedding Session in a romantic spot - Paris, France


Beyond beautiful...the people, the setting, and the LIGHT is PERFECT!

Love the color of Emily's dress! Isn't it mint green (candy color)!

Adam, you rock! I can't wait to find out more beautiful pictures from your new blog or in person! Thank you for sharing. And last but not least, CONGRATULATIONS Emily & Steven!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

* Epicurean Wednesday *

Happy Wednesday, everyone!
I always thought of homemade cookies and baked goods when it comes to holiday season like Christmas Day! So we are going to share with you some holiday recipes from Martha Stewart and Food Network, holiday dessert display and edible gifts for your loved ones today ^.*

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies recipe taken from Food Network

Fig Pinwheels recipe taken from Martha

Chocolate-y Cafe au Lait recipe taken from Food Network

Top Row (from left): Tempting Christmas dessert menu filled with holiday classics from Food Network, and Basic Shortbread from Martha Stewart Holiday Season's Eatings
Bottom Row: Baked Goods in Airtight Containers from Martha Stewart, Chocolate-Almond Spirals from Martha Stewart Living, Tea and Cookies Gift Box by Martha Stewart

Hope you all to have a SWEET WEDNESDAY!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

* Perfect Blooms & Decor Tuesday *

Are you hosting a Christmas Party next week and scratching your head for some clues on decorating the special occasion? Hope we come just in time for your holiday decor shopping! The following three holiday dinner decorations are all inspired by Christmas trees and formality of the event.

Inviting your business partner for a formal dinner at home? Let see how color combo of green, gold, and brown give you the wow maintain the formality (gold) and not losing the warm factor (a lot of candles) of the holiday season (snowflake ornament).

From left: Polish Christmas Tree from Martha Stewart, Table Setting with Flowing Fabric from Country Living, Felted Snowflake Ornament as seen in Country Living

Having friends coming over to your house for a cocktail party? It is a little girlish (yes, it is pink, although I am not a big "pink" fan, but I think a moderate and careful touch can cheer up the holiday season). A pretty way to dress up the fun cocktail hours at home - Pink/White/Champagne!

From left: Pink Christmas Tree by Kirsten Skiles, Card Garlands from Martha Stewart, Snowflake Tablecloth and Table Setting by Martha Stewart


Never missed the good time with family members...Home sweet home ^.* The little girl (she is adorable) made me miss my family in Malaysia so much!

Anyway, our white/red/green holiday dinner inspired by a Christmas tree with an Asian-flair seen in Martha, an artificial bonsai with lanterns and birds.

From left: Asian-inspired Christmas Tree by Martha Stewart, Glass Candlesticks and Red Ornaments Tabletop from Better Homes and Gardens, Little Girl with Traditional Stockings as seen in Martha

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, December 14, 2009

* Fashionista Monday *

Wow...It is just 10 days away from Christmas Eve and 17 days from New Year Eve (only 17 days left for year 2009)! Some people are busy making last minute flight bookings, putting up Christmas/New Year decorations, and baking some homemade cookies as personalized holiday gifts for family and friends.

With all the busy schedules around, have you found the dress to attend all the parties (maybe it's your bachelorette party?) and family gatherings? If you have not gotten one, we found a few and would like to share with you today. No matter a formal, cocktail or just a casual dinner, we have them all for you ^.*

All LOOKS below are inspired by the holiday hairstyles found at

Formal Look #1

1. Asymmetrical Bun as seen in
2. Lame & Chiffon Gown by Badgley Mischka Platinum Label, $715 from Saks Fifth Avenue
3. Black and Gold Ribbon Earrings by Ina, $228 from Donna Seager Gallery
4. Black Satin Sling, $179.95 from Cole Haan

Formal Look #2

1. Retro Waves as seen in
2. Red Beaded-shoulder Gown by David Meister, $490 from Neiman Marcus
3. Circle Paved Oval Earrings, $3.80 from
4. Giammi Silver Metallic Sandals, $82.95 from Nina Shoes

Cocktail Look #1

1. Romantic Ponytail as seen in
2. Roksanda Ilincic Sabine Gray Velvet Draped Dress, $905 from
3. Franco Sarto Napoli Blue Suede Pump, $88.95 from
4. Lapis Lovelies Earrings by Julie, $35 from Cok Guzel

Cocktail Look #2

1. Sex-Kitten Bump as seen in
2. Jewel-embellished Cocktail Dress, $348 from BCBG Max Azria
3. Dressy Studded Earrings, $3.80 from
4. Captured Flower Ring, $4.80 from
5. Diva Platform Pump, $275 from BCBG Max Azria

Casual Look

1. Sexy Curls as seen in
2. Gold Brocade Tulle Corset Dress, $52 from Fred Flare
3. Flower Gemstone Bib Necklace, $26 from Fred Flare
4. Bonfire Black Suede Peep Toe Pump, $89 from Nine West

Fashionista Monday,

Friday, December 11, 2009

Inspiration from Real Weddings Friday

Happy Friday everyone!
It's so cold and windy here in the New York City. Stay warm!

For those who stay home tonight, here's my little inspiration board behind the idea of having the Parisian Weddings Week.

1st Row (from left): (leftmost and rightmost) Holiday Table Settings as seen in Blueprint Magazine November/December 2007 Issue, (top) French-inspired living room via Pink to Green, (bottom) French Chic Living Room via Decor Pad
2nd Row: Interior of French Chateau by Punam Bean via Elizabeth Anne Designs, Chandelier from Blueprint Magazine November/December 2007 Issue
3rd Row: Newlywed posed in front of the French Chateau captured by Punam Bean as seen in Elizabeth Ann Designs, Chateau Plates - Amsterdam, - Provence, - Basel, all from Anthropologie, Table Setting as seen in Blueprint Magazine November/December 2007 Issue

From home decor, holiday table setting, chargers, architectural plates, chandelier, feather, to bridal shots in a French Chateau, everything comes together beautifully. You may tune into a more formal celebration by holding your wedding reception in a French Chateau as we show the bridal shots above OR turn to a relax, laid-back backyard/private estate wedding reception with a few French elements as seen on our Moment-Capture Thursday series posted yesterday.

Good night and hope you all to have a GREAT weekend!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

* Moment-Capture Thursday *

Sharing with you today...
A French-themed Wedding by Phose Studios, Dallas, TX {seen in Southern Weddings}

Don't miss out the bride and her bridesmaids' hairstyle (Marie Antoinette, French Queen's signature hairstyle) as well as the bride's green and ivory bouquet (even though I am not a big rose fan, I like the ultimate look of the bouquet...beautiful)!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

* Epicurean Wednesday *

For all French epicureans and dessert-lovers out there, I am sure you have heard and tasted the macarons. It is a traditional round meringue-like dome with a flat base French pastry made of egg whites, almond powder, icing sugar, and sugar.

The colorful eye candy macarons by the famous French Laduree Bakery were featured in
Marie Antoinette (2006 film). Marie Antoinette is a biographical film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. It illustrated the life of the French Queen in the years leading up to the French Revolution. Below are some photos from the film found at Ann Mah's Journalism and Food Blog.

If you are a bride/groom who wants something special and different than a cake, I will say go for a macarons wedding tower! Furthermore, you have the choice to choose any flavors and colors that match your wedding colors! Let's see some inspirations from Amour Amour and Laduree below.

And finally, here's the macarons from Laduree Bakery. Their packaging are nice and neat. Why not cherish your wedding guests by sending them home with a pretty gift box full of eye candy macarons?

Hope you have a SWEET Thursday ahead!