Preview: Craig & Jamala Wedding

>> May 30, 2009

Memorial Day weekend I had the great honor of working with Craig and Jamala on their wedding at the Glen Acres Golf Course in South Seattle. Here is a small preview from their photographer Dinea!

Can't wait to see the rest!!!


Fav Favors from BeauCoup

>> May 29, 2009

We love the favors over at and wanted to
share our favorite pink ones with you! Check out their site
for more favors and more colors!


Inspiration: Polka Dots

>> May 28, 2009


Rings and Things

For The Guys!

Today's grooms get a whole lot more choices when it comes to picking out jewelry for the wedding and bridal party. There are so many more options for them instead of just settling for just a pair of cuff links, although that's always a dependable choice. They now have the option to pick out diamond watches and even men's rings with diamond accents or made of newer materials, like tungsten or titanium. A cool new trend is for the bride and groom to give each other engagement rings, with each one getting a promise ring for each other. Yes guys you can also get two rings!!

The Old Stand By

If you want to stay traditional with an elegant and classic touch, add some cuff links to the wedding party. You can even have them engraved with the date or some other message to personalize them a bit more. This can add to the look of the wedding and is a great gift for the groomsmen who participate in the wedding.

Diamond Watches

Another option that will cost a bit more, but can also be a great gift, is a diamond watch. These are functional, beautiful, and can be engraved on the back. Great to add a personal touch! They are something that can be worn everyday, rather than only on special occasions (like the cuff links), and make a perfect gift for your groomsmen.

Rings and Other Things

Some men like to wear rings and others don't. However, you do have some metal choices now that you didn't have in the past that can make your choice not only unusual, but more acceptable to modern tastes. Metals like tungsten and titanium are lightweight and sporty and can be combined with a small diamond to provide a perfect pair for an elegant wedding. The metals can range in color from silvery-gray, whitish, to darker colors, depending on the finish.

Overall you have choices these days and can cater to your style! Make sure to check out all your options as you shop and make sure one of those places is


VENUE: Aerie Ballroom

>> May 27, 2009

A few weeks ago I drove down to beautiful Centraila WA to check out a venue I found online to see if it would be one of those places I would want to recommend to my brides. Although it is on a small street in Centraila, the building is amazing and I was very impressed by the owners.

The building is on the historic register and has been remodeled inside to show the history with some modern day conveniences. When you rent the Aerie for your event you get the ENTIRE building from Friday to Sunday for a remarkable price! This building has a commercial kitchen so any caterer can come in and have enough room to work. As well as having a bridal room, grooms room, saloon area with a bar, grand ballroom area, and balcony. It is truly an amazing place and well worth the drive to take a look at it.

Another great thing about it is that the Centraila is halfway between Portland and Seattle so if you have family in both areas it is a even drive for all!!

If your interested in taking a look let me know at and we can go down so you can see EVERYTHING you get for an incredible price!

5 Stars!!!

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. cake . cake . cake .

>> May 26, 2009

Our top 4 favorite pink cakes!

Photo Credits:
Maise Fantaises - UK


Frozen Pink Lemonade

>> May 22, 2009


1 1/2 ounces stoli citrus-infused vodka
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 lemon, juice of
1/8-1/4 fluid ounce grenadine (a splash)
1Blend all ingredients with ice, then garnish with a lemon slice.


Pink is a color that never goes out of style....

>> May 21, 2009


"Pink is my signature color" - Shelby Steal Magnolias

>> May 20, 2009

A couple years ago I was in my brothers wedding and their colors were a light pink and darker pink. He would crack me up laughing with his impersonation of Julia Roberts character Shelby. He would do the Blush and bashful quote from the movie. It was so funny I would die laughing!!

Anyway this week we are talking pink! So today I thought in honor of one of my favorite movies I would show you some great finds for pink bridesmaid dresses. The one I wore in the picture above was from Macys. Gorgeous dress but still yet to find another event to wear it to!

J.Crew Bridal Collection


Banana Republic


Ann Taylor



Pink Velvet Cupcake

>> May 19, 2009

Cooking Time: 20-24
Servings: 24
Preparation Time: 15
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups milk
8 ounces white chocolate, melted
Pink gel-paste coloring

Sift the flour with the baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter at low speed until smooth. Add the sugar and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating for about 10 seconds after each addition.
Add the vanilla.
At low speed, alternately beat in the dry ingredients and the milk in 2 additions.
Add the melted white chocolate and beat just until incorporated.
Add anywhere from 1/8 - 1/4 tsp. of the pink gel paste coloring. Mix thoroughly.
Scoop batter into paper-lined muffin tins, about 2/3 full.
Bake 20-24 minutes, depending on your oven. Insert a toothpick into the middle of the cupcake. If it comes out clean, they're done.
Cool cupcakes on a wire rack.



Inspire: Pink Bridal Shower


Inspire: Pink Wedding


2009 Top 10 Wedding Songs

>> May 15, 2009

"Lucky" by Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillet
Who will like it: The bride and groom and the rest of the lovebirds.
When to play it: The first dance.

"Viva La Vida" by Coldplay
Who will like it: Everyone.
When to play it: During the cocktail hour or between dinner courses.

"Good Time" by Alan Jackson
Who will like it: The country-music lovers.
When to play it: Right after dinner.

"The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson
Who will like it: The romantics and nostalgics.
When to play it: The cake cutting.

"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" by Beyonce
Who will like it: All the single ladies.
When to play it: The bouquet toss.

"Beautiful" by Akon
Who will like it: Couples and hip-hop enthusiasts.
When to play it: As one of the first slow songs after dinner.

"So What" by P!nk
Who will like it: All the single guests.
When to play it: Following a slow song to get everyone back out on the dance floor.

"Just Dance" by Lady GaGa
Who will like it: Your guests who like to dance.
When to play it: Once the elderly guests have left and it's time to get the party started.

"Green Light" by John Legend
Who will like it: Couples and any singles who may have paired up at the end of the night.
When to play it: Toward the end of the evening.

"When the Night Comes" by Dan Auerbach
Who will like it: All the couples.
When to play it: As the last slow song at the end of the night.



New Stuff!

>> May 14, 2009

Added a DIY Blog and LLE {hearts} Blog ! Check them out by clicking on which one you want to go to right under my logo :)

Have a Fab Day!!!

Kim :)


Paris Wedding Theme

>> May 13, 2009

If you were ever at my house you would know I LOVE Paris due to the Eiffel Tower on my dining room table and all the black and white pictures I have hanging up! Well someday when I have my chance at being the bride instead of planning for someone else....I am considering a Paris themed wedding!

The style and the romantic flare that Paris gives off is amazing! Although I have never been there, it is high on my list to visit someday. Hopefully I will have the chance to plan this wedding sometime in the near future :)

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>> May 12, 2009

Summer weddings can be hot... depending on where you are getting married at. I always feel bad for the groom and his guys who have to stand out in the sun and literally melt in the sun!

Why not switch it up some and have all the guys just wear vests? Like the pictures in this post, there are many ways and styles to make the vest only look work.

Also....LOVE the hats so if your a groom who can rock a hat, why not?

Courious to know..............

Grooms- Would you rock a vest and a hat?
Brides - Would you want your guy to rock the vest and hat?

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Wire Vases

These Small Contemporary Wire Vasesare adorable and great as favors or added decor for your centerpieces. They are easy to customize with colored ribbon to match your event and you can even tie on a small thank you card for your guests!
Great Find! For more ideas check out


LLE {hearts} Lanterns

>> May 11, 2009

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Venue: 50% Special!

>> May 8, 2009

The Robert Daniel Gallery is offering 50% off the rental costs when you book this month!!! Great way to save some money and have your event in a very beautiful, classy location!

Robert Stocker
2501 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, Wa. 98402

Make sure to tell him you saw it on Lilly Wedding!! :)


FAVORITE: Favor Boxes

Beau-Coup has to be my favorite wedding favor website. This time I wanted to focus on my top favor boxes and containers for your wedding.

Square Embossed Italian Favor Boxes

These elegant favor boxes are perfect for just about anything. Fill each with traditional Jordan almonds, other colorful candies or a small but meaningful trinket. Choose from several colors and patterns and even mix and match tops and bottoms to create your own combinations (see images to the left). Please note that each box comes with matching top and bottom and that you will have to purchase a separate set of a second color in order to mix and match.
$8.50 per set of 10 2" cube boxes with detached lid
$7.50 per set of 10 2 3/8" cube boxes with attached lid
$8.00 per set of 10 3" cube boxes with attached lid
$1.00 per sample of any size

Mini Candy Dispensers with Scoop

Sweet perfection! These mini candy bins always make a big impression. Fill each unique wedding favor with sweet delights and give to guests of all ages at your wedding, baby shower, bridal shower or birthday party. Or, give as a corporate holiday gift and enjoy the tasty treats displayed on desks all year round.
$14.40 per set of six classic mini candy dispensers
$19.50 per set of six double decker mini candy dispensers

Personalized Tuxedo and Wedding Gown Favor Boxes

Dress up a banquet table with these snazzy favor boxes in the shapes of tuxedos and gowns. Fill them with our silver jordan almonds or another classy candy for a simple and elegant favor. These favor boxes can be foil-printed with your names and date of your event in your choice of print color. Tie a ribbon in the color of your reception around the gown box for a personal touch (ribbon is not included). Boxes are shipped flat and come in sets of 50. Tuxedo box measures 2"W x 1.25"D x 4" H. Gown box measures 2.6"W x 1.5"D x 3.75"H.
$48.50 for a set of personalized boxes (50 pieces per set
$34.50 for a set of non-personalized boxes (50 pieces per set)


DIY: Summer Favors

>> May 7, 2009

Came across these cute Candle Favors that cost under $1 on They are really cute and perfect for showers and weddings.

Visit for all the information on how to make them and what to buy!


Cake of the Week!

>> May 5, 2009



* Travel over 50 miles will be extra


Real Wedding: John and Jennifer Reception

>> May 4, 2009

The cupcakes were adorable mini ones in 4 flavors:
Chocolate with coconut on white frosting
Orange with orange flower on top
Chocolate with coffee flavored frosting
Lemon with lemon frosting

The orange pomanders that were on the pews in the church were used to top the vases with the silk daisy's and Calla Lillie's in them. Very classy and beautiful!

For more ideas visit


Real Wedding: John & Jennifer Ceremony

>> May 3, 2009

Jennifer was a total DIY bride. She made the pomanders that you see on the sides of the pews and the boutonnieres and bouquets were made of clay by Debashri off Etsy. The topiary were ordered online and were beautiful! Love the column look in the back of the sanctuary!

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