Friday, February 27, 2009

Peony Love

I went to the flower mart last week to buy flowers for the Lovely Details Bridal Event. The last time I was there was October of last year! Time sure does go by fast when you have a little bambino. Anyway, I saw that one of my favorite vendors had some peonies (which is a miracle this time of the year) and I made a point to NOT look at them. But of course I could not resist. I looked. They called out my name, "Karen, Karen, buy me!" So I basically paid an arm and a leg for these. I should feel guilty about it but I don't. They are gorgeous. I'm still enjoying them in my house! To make myself feel better I am showing you a lot of pictures of them.

Here they are at the Lovely Details Event.

Here they are a couple of days better. As you can see the color faded a little bit. But they are still beautiful!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

R+N Wedding | The Westin Hotel | Pro Pics

Here are some professional pictures of one of my weddings from last year. Thanks Nancy for sending these over!
Brides Bouquet: Orchids, callas, roses, peonies

Grooms Bout: Calla lily and berries

Bridesmaid Bouquet: Calla lilies

You can see more pictures that I took here.

Monday, February 23, 2009

DIY Floral Workshop

Yeah! I have my next DIY Floral Workshop scheduled for Sunday, March 29, 2009. I've hosted workshops in the past and you can see what it's all about here and here.

Date: Sunday, March 29, 2009
Time: 10am-12:30pm
Location: Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
For more information or to register you can email me at :

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Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bridal Event Photographers

I'm super excited about the bridal event I will be co-hosting with Lisa (from Bellissima Vita Weddings). It's coming up fast and I'm trying to get everything together. We will have a variety of vendors showcasing their work including photographers, Graphic Design artists for your wedding stationery, bakers with cakes and cupcakes, a table with DIY ideas, lighting, equipment rentals, and tons of resources for you to check out.

I'm really excited to check out the photographers that will be there - I love checking out their blogs for inspiration!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

The Couture Couple Contest

It's not too late to enter!

Jennifer Skog Photography Announces: The Couture Couple Contest

A Valentine’s Day promotion

Jennifer Skog Photography is offering a Valentine’s Day giveaway for couples in any market nationwide.

Details: A full day stylized photo shoot with Jennifer Skog and hair and makeup design by Maria Chang of Professional Makeup Artistry. The shoot includes up to 3 different looks and an opportunity for a Couple Boudoir in the bedroom.

Requirements: In about 1,000 words share your love story. The most romantic story will be the winner and will be announced on Friday, February 20th. Jennifer Skog Photography will not actually be picking the winner; a carefully chosen panel of colleagues will judge the stories.

Who can enter:
Everyone! This contest is not limited to California residents – we will actually come to any location nationwide to do the shoot!

How to enter: Email submissions to:
Please include 1 or 2 of your favorite photos together (1000px max).
As well as your name, city, state and email address.

Contest Deadline: VALENTINE'S DAY at MIDNIGHT.

Friday, February 06, 2009

B + G Wedding Part II

Here are some more photos from Beth and George's fall wedding. You can see the first post here. All photographs were taken by Octavia Hunter.


Pew Bouquets tied to the chairs: roses, dahlias and berries

Pew cones filled with red and orange rose petals


And some great detail shots....

Congrats B and G!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Couture Tour in L.A.

If you haven't heard about the dynamic duo of Jennifer Skog Photography and Maria Chang (Professional Make-up Artistry) then you are missing out! They have put together a great opportunity for lovely ladies and couples to do fun post wedding photo shoots (I'm sure you can do them before you get married as well). They are based in the Bay Area but traveling to Los Angeles! I can personally sing praises for Maria with PMA - she was my make-up artist for my 2006 wedding and she was FABULOUS. I never felt more gorgeous and glamorous than I did that day. And that's the way you are suppose to feel as a bride, right?!

THE COUTURE TOUR | An exclusive boudoir offer featuring Photography by Jennifer Skog and Makeup Artistry by Maria Chang of Professional Makeup Artistry.

WHEN | March 5th to March 8th, 2009.

HOW | Reserve your appointment today! Space is extremely limited with only two sessions per day. See information below for product and pricing information.

WHERE | Location will be announced upon reservation confirmation.

To make your reservation email us at

To view recent boudoir shoots please visit