Monica and Elliot’s La Jolla Cove Bridge Club Wedding

Monica and Elliot are one of the sweetest couples I have ever met. Full of joy, you cannot help but smile when you are around them and see their love for one another. They were married last summer at the La Jolla Bridge Club- a cute little spot with an incredible view. Their color palette of seafoam green, white and yellow was fresh and summery and their wedding day was full of fun. All photos are by the lovely Photographs by Anjuli

With such a stunning ceremony backdrop (yellow pacific!) we wanted to keep the ceremony decor simple. We tied bunches of ribbon from the chairs and the Floral Lab set up pomanders on different sized glass hurricanes to frame the bride and groom.

I loved this bike! I’m not going to lie, I kind of wanted to take it for a stroll. We used it to greet guests with a sign directing them to the ceremony and then changed the sign out for a little after ceremony ride for the couple.

Monica made a large amount of the decor and details herself- from the poms to the programs to the table number clocks. It all turned out so cute! We made a large banner to cover up the bridge club’s sign and sweet mini banners for the bride & groom’s chairs. Leigh Anne with The Floral Lab did an awesome job with the flowers and the escort card grass display.

In leiu of favors, the couple made donations to Invisible Children.

The guests kept the dance floor packed all night and were surprised with a frozen yogurt buffet at the end of the night. Such a joyous wedding and we were honored to be a part of it!

The vendor line up:

*Venue: The La Jolla Cove Bridge Club

*Photography: Photographs by Anjuli

*Floral Design: The Floral Lab

*Video: Curtis Nemetz Productions

*Catering: Ki’s

*DJ: Mobile Music Plus

*Frozen Yogurt Bar: Fiji Yogurt

*Hair & Makeup: A New Twist

*Rentals: Affairs

*Linens: A Perfect Table

*Banners: Joyful Joyful

Date posted: August 18, 2011

A look at our Queen Bee Market booth

I had such a fun time at the Queen Bee Market on saturday! I met new friends, got to spend time with some favorites and scored some really fun finds!

I love how our booth turned out. I told my husband I wanted it to look like a wall in a house and we ended up building a giant grown-up version of a school tri-fold project board. The pictures are not so lovely (thanks ballroom lighting!) and I didn’t get one of the whole booth, but I wanted to show you all how it turned out.

I had planned on taking pictures of all of the other cute booths, but amidst the forgetting of my breast pump, arranging for it to be brought (and dying in the meantime), finding a private location to use the aforementioned pump at a huge hotel (much more of an adventure than it should have been and quite a great story) and chatting, shopping and maintaining my booth, I totally forgot. Longest sentence ever and tmi- I know, I know.

I did- however- manage to snag a picture of Hudson’s first modeling job in the adorable YellowMeDaisy booth:

Yep, he’s a stud.

Jessica & Mique did such a great job of organizing the event- as always. Thanks so much ladies for all of your hard work!

We will be back to posting lots of great weddings and parties soon- I promise! Also, our etsy shop will be updated soon will all of the items we have left over from the market.

Happy wednesday!

Date posted: August 10, 2011

Queen Bee Market- Tomorrow!

Just a reminder for all of you in Southern CA: the Queen Bee Market is tomorrow! Hooray! Be sure to come check out all of the handmade goodness. I know that I will be doing a lot of shopping :)

Here is a sneak peak of a new product I have been working away on. I am so excited about them!

Happy weekend everyone!

Date posted: August 5, 2011

Queen Bee Market!

I am so excited to be participating in the Queen Bee Market again! If you have not heard of Queen Bee, it is a killer handmade & vintage boutique in Southern CA.

The next boutique is on Saturday August 6th in Downtown San Diego and I cannot wait! I am working away on banners, tags and a couple of fun new products. If you are local, you definitely want to come. So much cute stuff!

Here are the details:

Saturday, August 6th
Bayfront Hilton Downtown
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, California


Let me know if you are going to be there so I can say hello! Also, you can enter to win a $50 gift certificate to the market by spreading the word. Make sure you mention I sent you- then we both get entries!

Date posted: July 19, 2011

Cricut Cartridge Giveaway #2 WINNER!!

photo by Jessica Claire

Congratulations to Izzy, who is the randomly selected winner of our second bundle of Cricut Cartridges!!

Thank you everyone for entering both giveaways and thanks again to Provo Craft for supplying the cartridges. If you haven’t checked out the DIY wedding class on the Cricut website, you can hop over and see it here.

Happy Monday everyone!

Date posted: July 18, 2011

Sponsored Post: Gallery Wrapped Canvas Prints

As I was looking through the incredible photos that Drew B took of our new little guy, I was thinking of how much I would love to have them on canvas on our home. With perfect timing, Easy Canvas Prints contacted me and asked me to review their products on the blog. Of course, I said yes right away!

They sent me an 8×10 gallery wrapped canvas print of one of my favorite shots from our newborn shoot:

I absolutely love it! Great quality and super quick turn around. Just like their name suggests, it was really easy to order as well. It first perfectly in our little built-in and I just cannot help but smile when I look up at it.

The only thing I wish could have been different is that it would not have zoomed in so much. I like the composition of the original image and when I went to order the canvas, the editing software on the website had already zoomed in.

The best part about it is these canvases are really reasonably priced- starting at around $30! I just saw on their website that they currently are offering 25% off and free shipping as well. So awesome! If you are looking to have photos of your wedding, baby or any daily moment featured on canvas, be sure to check out Canvas Prints.

**This post was sponsored by Easy Canvas Prints. I received free product in exchange for a blog review. The product review and words are all mine though**

Date posted: July 13, 2011

Cricut Cartridge Giveaway #2

Thank you to everyone who entered our first Cricut Cartridge Giveaway last week! If you haven’t had a chance to yet, please check out my DIY Wedding video on Provo Craft’s Cricut website. It was so much fun to be a part of!

Today, I am excited to announce part 2 of our Cricut Cartridge Giveaway! This set has cartridges that are primarily focused on weddings and love. Here they are:


This is actually the font I used for the numbers on my projects. It is a really pretty font and the cartridge also has some fun shapes and phrases.

*Tie the Knot:

This one has fun wedding phrases and shapes and also has some great project items such as favor boxes, a scalloped pennant and cones. I used this quite a bit on the other project ideas I showed in the video.


Lots of great shapes for any occasion, as well as some cute ones for showers, anniversaries, weddings, valentines day and engagement parties. There are tag, card and envelope features, so there are tons of projects you could use this one for.

*Formal Occasion:

This cartridge has shapes for any dressy event. It has phrases and cute frames too.

Just like last week, you can enter up to 3 times by taking the following steps:

1. Comment on this post, telling me what your favorite wedding detail is/was. Or- you can tell me what your favorite cricut cartridge is.

2. Tweet or post on Facebook about this giveaway. Once you have, comment with a link back here.

3. Blog about the DIY class and the giveaway. Once you have, post again here with a link to your blog post.

You can enter each way only once. You can enter until midnight on Friday, July 15th. I will announce the winner on Monday the 18th.

**Thank you to Provo Craft for supplying the cartridges for these giveaways. Other than the company supplying the items, I am not receiving any sponsorship/payments from Provo Craft for this post**

Date posted: July 12, 2011

Julie & Bryan’s Elegant LA Wedding

Julie and Bryan are such an elegant, classy couple and their wedding was such a good representation of their style. We introduced them to you a couple of months ago and are so excited to share the beautiful photos of their wedding, captured by Erin Hearts Court.

Their wedding was simply stunning- classic details with a warm, tasty color palette of plum, peach and blush pink. It was held at one of our favorite venues- Vibiana.

Julie’s veil is one of my favorite veils I’ve ever seen- those ruffles!

Meg of La Partie did the floral design and everything was beautiful!

How sweet are they?

We were so excited to see that their wedding was featured today on Elizabeth Anne Designs. You can see the post here, as well as a snippet of their wedding film!

The amazing vendor team:

*Photography: Erin Hearts Court

*Planning & Coordination: Joyful Weddings & Events

*Venue : Vibiana

*Floral: La Partie Events

*Lighting: Amber Event Production

*Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas

*Calligraphy: Little Miss Press

*Videographer: Artisan Productions

*Gown: Amsale

*Hair : Cathy Masingale

*Makeup: Alissa Wasser

*Catering: The Food Matters

*Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop

*Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

*DJ: Red Shoe LA

*Ceremony music: Angelica Strings

Date posted: July 11, 2011

Cricut Giveaway Winner!!!

The winner of  our first Cricut cartridge giveaway, chosen at random by number, is:


Hillary, please email me your address and we will get those out to you right away! (courtney at joyfulweddingsandevents dot com)

Be sure to check back again next week for our second giveaway: 4 more great cartridges!

Date posted: July 8, 2011

Cricut Cartridge Pack Giveaway Reminder!

Just a friendly reminder that our first Cricut cartridge giveaway ends tonight at midnight pst! Be sure to enter on the original post for your chance to win!

Date posted: July 7, 2011