Thanksgiving Week… Part One: Our House

shooting around in the backyard… loving all the leaves

Fall is officially our favorite time of year! We always host Thanksgiving, the cooking, the cleaning, the decorating, the whole¬†shebang! On top of hosting Thanksgiving this year, we had a wedding the day after…phew. What a week. Fortunately, it all went without a hitch, we were so happy to get to play with our treasures to get some cool new ideas. Here are some photos of what we did, with a step into our home, we hope you get excited for decorating at your next holiday party. With November coming to a close and December creeping up on us, we are sure there will be lots of events to make shiny and bright!


chels & jack

…these golden leaves just teasing you to come out and play!
We LOVE this little gem! Pop in a lit tea light and get to viewing…watch some mini cartoon slides by candle light…literally.

We really wanted to pull all of our favorite fall shades together…

Mixed up dishes add a personal touch to each place setting…this one was my favorite!

A great way to get those old furs out of the closet…chair treatments anyone?

Antique drawer pulls turn into napkin rings! What a great idea.

family photos

…a plethora of utensils adds interest to any table!

Putting Dad to work! Nice apron Dad.
Grandma Perez and Madruga getting the gravy together!

Susan and Noah’s wedding at The Citizen: The Process

For Susan and Noah, we chose purples and greens to show the couples love of the outdoors. Lots of texture, and interesting elements helped to create a very natural feel within the ceremony and reception decor. Mixes of wild flowers and odd ends spilled out of wooden boxes and iron pillars. This blog post is just shots of the ingredients and not the entire wedding decor. We like to shoot just the flowers themselves sometimes, just so our readers can really appreciate the individual beauty within each variety. Sometimes you just have to stop and appreciate each blossom for it’s own WOW!

Next week we will include the photos of the actual designs themselves, for now, we hope you enjoy the blooms!

Our very best,

chels & jack

A Night out with the Knot: The Winery SF

Free copies of the Knot for all of the bridal industry guests.

A couple of weeks ago, we were lucky enough to be a part of A Night with the Knot. Premiere bridal vendors from the Northern California region were invited to come out to The Winery SF on Treasure Island for a nice little mixer. We were welcomed with cocktails and tasty food from Elaine Bell¬†and Michi’s Catering! Meeting and talking with even some of our favorite designers like Nancy Liu Chin Asiel Design, this was such a nice break from the normal grind. Here are some shots I snapped while we were there, hope you enjoy!



Sweet little candy bar!
SF Candy Bar did a fantastic job!
Having some photo booth fun…

Mom and I grabbed a nice glass of vino!
Hanging out with our friend Amy Nicole from The Studio Sacramento!
The Winery SF is such a beautiful venue. Located on Treasure Island, the view to the bay is amazing!

I was dying over these pansies in our drinks!

The most delicious salmon EVER! Complete with wasabi mashed potatoes. Yummy.
We were lucky enough to snag a quick bite before the seminar…

It was really cool to see everyone in the Northern California region come together and talk bridal!

Chatting with Asiel Design and giving their adorable pup some love.

Loving the bright colored florals paired with the cool soft blues!