Love totally, plan your wedding locally and remember to shop locally for the holidays

We live to promote the local business person, the on the ground wedding artist and professional who cares so well for San Diego area couples celebrating with a wedding.  Many of our favorite event pros [like Simply Adina Florals and Gifts in Escondido - shown here] have local retail shops you can patronize.  So just a reminder to please shop locally during the holidays! 

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So if you're up Escondido way stop in and say hi to Adina and her family at their lovely shop at 401 West Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA. 92025  Did you know Grand Avenue is one of North County inlands coolest spots for shopping!? Happy Holidays! 

 

Entertaining in style with Williams Sonoma fabulous table settings, glassware, dishes and more!

Uber stylist Abby Larson, the visionary behind Style Me Pretty, plays house with lovely table ware from Williams Sonoma. "There are no rules when it comes to using china, Abby insists. “It really comes down to styling,” she explains. “Most of the tables that I create in my own home use fine china, then I add details to support the spirit of the event. If we’re doing family-style pasta and salad, I might lay the flatware directly on the plate and tie a grosgrain ribbon around it. Instead of a grand centerpiece, I’ll do bud vases filled with a single stem in each. There really are no rules!”

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“There are so many elements that play into the decision for a formal or casual place setting,” Abby says. “First: What is the overall vibe of your event? This is determined by the details that you’ve woven in, from the menu to the centerpieces, from the napkins you choose to the music that you play.”

Still can’t decide between formal and casual? Consider the way the meal is being served.

“Generally speaking, if I plan to serve more than two courses, I set the table using a formal place setting,” Abby tells us. “If our meal will be served family style or as a buffet, I set a slightly more casual table.” Read the complete article on table settings here. 

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We look the look of mixing these plates and greenery with lots of clear glass!

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