Friday, April 30, 2010

My husband and I will be celebrating our first 10 years together in June. 
We have only been married 1 1/2 years but we like to celebrate the anniversary of our first date. Yes, we are really that cute. :)
I have this huge project that I have been working on to give him. I can't say anything because I want it to be super secret. But it will blow his mind and I'm very excited about it.
Our anniversary isn't until June but with my schedule the way it is, I have to start on it early. 
So, today is about LOVE. I think it's very fitting.




Our connections with our loved ones are very important, especially in the hard times.
It's been stressful with the start of my company and all of the stuff that has come with it. But when I am with my husband things are just so much better. I love being Mrs. Jake Addison Midkiff!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

What do you think of the new Jacqueline Ashley Events logo? I love it! It was a hard choice between some really great designs from Merry Mint. They were great to work with and I am so happy with the change!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Last night's San Diego Style Weddings 
Spring Fling was so much fun! 
I met some great people!
And I would just like to say that I LOVE my husbands red pants!
I can pick him out in any photo. Hahaha! I really do like them though.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I Want to Take a Bite:


How Fun:

Love This:

Awesome Quote:

Stripes? Very Cute!:

*images via WeHeartIt

Tonight is the San Diego Style Weddings party at Rancho Bernardo Inn and I'm so excited I could burst! I will be in a room full of people I admire and I couldn't be more happy about it.


Monday, April 26, 2010

Etsy Wedding Monday:
Twisted Crystals 
This etsy shop has some gorgeous accessories. I chose the more classic ones to show you but they also have some very cute, modern and poppy inspired ones. I guess you'll just have to go here to check them out. :)

I am choosing my new logo design today, which is harder than it sounds. I love more than one design Merry Mint Designs gave me to choose from. They are all so wonderful! I will share the lucky one with you guys soon.

Have a beautiful Monday!


Friday, April 23, 2010

Have you checked out REVO Weddings yet?

If you haven't then you are missing out on some amazing opportunities for your wedding. You could even find something for Mother's Day there. Yep, mother's day is May 9th. Very soon.
It's an auction for major goods that raise funds for the cancer treatment of beloved floral designer Peggi Walker.
Come make a difference and get great deals for your wedding! It'll be a REVOlution!

Thank you Pretty Minty!
I had entered their logo design giveaway and I won!
I'm very excited to work with them!!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

I'm wholeheartedly into living like you mean it - FULL OF LOVE.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

If you are a DIY Bride then you must check out the Wedding Chicks DIY section. They have some amazing stuff there that won't make you break out into a sweat.

Like the Do-It-Yourself Fake Mustache that is so popular right now:

How about this DIY Manzanita Tree:

And then the slightly more complicated Paper flowers:

Get creative! It's YOUR wedding and you can make it as YOU as YOU want!

Hello Love.

I'm at that point where I still feel like I'm fresh out of college(it's been 1 1/2years) and I'm still in full on artist mode. I want to create and "take on the world". It creates a few problems because there are only 24 hours in a day and taking on the world with your creativity gives you a lot to do in a 24 hour period. I've been thinking for awhile about how I'll use my artistic drive. That's how I decided to become an event planner/designer. But I want to also be able to create tangible things everyday. If that makes any sense.
So I'm going to finally open up my own etsy shop in the next few weeks. I have lots of creating to do in that time, and I'm in love with the idea.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

If you are looking for a place to get married in Temecula Wine Country you can't do better than South Coast Winery in my opinion. I love it there! And this is part of the view you would see during your ceremony.
Think about it. It's perfect.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Etsy Wedding Monday!
For this Monday's post I am going to introduce you to two great Etsy shops if you don't all ready know them.
They are Paper Hearts Design and Pretty Minty.

First up is Pretty Minty:
This is the Lotus Wedding Set and it's my favorite from their shop.
I love the originality of this Lemon Drop Wedding Set.

To see more of Pretty Minty's beautiful designs go here on Etsy.

How great are these custom save the dates?
I want some for everyday use.
This is the Luxe Invitation Suite and the swirls are calling my name... I love swirls.

Today is the last day to be spent with our good friend Gray before he goes back to Virginia. We've had a great time and I have taken some real "frame worthy" photos.
I'll find the time to upload them to my Mac tomorrow after I drop Gray off at the airport at 5am. Whoo! That's an early time! His trip was worth it though.

Have a GREAT Monday all!


Friday, April 16, 2010

Today I will be picking up one of my best friends from the airport. Gray is visiting us till early Tuesday and I am so excited I barely slept. After having Jake's parents visit last weekend it made me even more antsy to have this visit from Gray. We have lots of fun stuff planned including a beach day. I am so thankful that I am able to take the time to spend with him. I'll be seeing him in about 3 hours!
Gray is on the right. This was just a funny shot from our wedding day a couple of years ago. We haven't gotten to see much of him since then. I plan on taking just as many pictures of this trip as I did last weekend.
I'm ready to go!


The auction is now open for REVO Weddings! April 16th through the 30th. You can now bid on the services of some amazing Wedding Vendors. Here are some of the AWESOME vendors named(including me!):

Jacqueline Ashley Events
Bliss Events
Swann Soirees
Weddings Made Splendid
Paper and Thread Studio
Katrina O'Donnell Custom Florals
SheWanders Photography
The Wedding Chicks
Exquisite Weddings Magazine
and many, many more

To bid on services go here.
To donate go here.
What is REVO Weddings? Go here.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

It looks like Efflorescence might be winning. It has gotten 5 loves and 118 views on The Dessy Group website so far and it is also a personal favorite of mine. There is something about the combination of pinks and golds that draw me in.
You can see all of my Inspiration Boards and put your opinion in over here.

This husband and wife designer team make just about everything. You can buy a handmade bloom to put on your shoes or your lapel or a sash or your hair. You can even buy blooms with love notes in them. Use them as favors, use them as decoration in your house or on yourself. There are so many posibilites!

Aren't they just adorable? And I really admire husband and wife teams. Mine helps me whenever he can and I love him all the more for it. Exploring EmersonMade's blog really got me missing the East Coast though. With the classic styles and timeless pieces. I miss driving through Middleburg, VA and stopping for brunch, and seeing all the women in their Sunday bests. Geez, I guess I know where I'll be going the next time I visit the east! You know the saying... you can take the girl out of the east coast but you can't take the east coast out of the girl. It's very true. :)


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Check out this amazingly fun and creative wedding from Hello Lucky.
So how great would it have been to be guests at that wedding?

If you haven't given me your opinion yet via comment, e-mail or Facebook, please take the time to give me your opinion on which of my inspiration boards I should enter into The Dessy Group's contest. You'd really be helping me out. For everyone who has told me your favorite, thank you and it is really interesting to know that all of your tastes differ.