Monday, February 24, 2014

Engaged in Grape

My sister's engagement party was this past weekend. Her color scheme of grape ( a deep plum) and gray looked great together on the dessert bar, in the flower bouquet, and on the table settings. It was a wonderful night where family and friends gathered together to celebrate shared happiness. We ate tiny appetizers before indulging in a candy bar with a dark purple assortment of treats including cupcakes, chocolate covered Oreos, cheesecake bites, and rice krispie treats. A special thanks to my aunt and uncle for hosting us, and to my father who gave a lovely toast for my beautiful sister.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Love is All Around

I am not one for Valentine's Day ... or President's Day (save for the sales). But I am a fan of wedding season, as I have mentioned previously here. This year, wedding season will be especially significant for me as my sister will be getting married in May. 

The last wedding I attended was in October, for my good friend Veronica. It was small and beautiful, with touches of cobalt blue (as you can see on her shower cupcakes; I did my nails to match for the big day). 

Subconsciously, I have been buying some very wedding-appropriate accessories to maybe use come May. Kate Spade made this gorgeous LoveBird clutch with feathers. The interior has cute sayings like "peas in a pod" "partners in crime" and "birds of a feather." 

Cupcakes (a food I love) is the way my sister popped the maid of honor question to me. It's taken a long time for me to find out, but my sister is truly one of my favorite partners in crime and one of the great loves of my life. 

The nails at the bottom are a celebratory set designed for the holidays. They are champagne colored and adorned with pearls, crystals, and beads, just like a wedding dress. 

Here's hoping your February (and beyond) is full of love.