Wednesday, February 23, 2011

You have to check this out!

Okay readers, if you haven't already, you have to. This website is so incredible!  Weather you are planning a wedding, a baby or wedding shower, or even a birthday/anniversary party, you need to check this website.  It is  You can click on a color, let's say green, because I love green, and they come up with palettes like this:

with orange! :)
Two completely different styles using the same color.  Beautiful!  Click here for the entire green palatte.

Or what about these:

Um, ok. Can I get married again, pleeeeaaassee???? 
Go.  Now.  Look at this website.  Just set a timer, because you will loose track of time!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Color Inspiration ~ Orange

If you didn't already know, one of my favorite colors is orange.  I used it in my wedding and I just think it is one of the best colors.  Elle in Legally Blonde had no clue.  "Oh, and once, I talked Cameron Diaz out buying heniously colored orange sweater.  Whoever said orange was the new pink, was serious mistaken!"  Not sure if the quote is exactly right and I am pretty sure I can't spell heniously, but hey, you get the picture.  Well today I found a beautiful orange color palette which I love and I thought I would share it with you.  If you didn't already agree with me, I think you will! :)

Here is the link to the website where I found the pic!
Isn't it beautiful??  I mean there is just so much you can do with the beautiful color orange.  I just think it is so beautiful.  I have never been a super pink kinda girl.  Although I do love the color and think it is beautiful at times, too much of it reminds me of Pepto Bismo.  Sorry!  And because I tend to be a bit different, I love colors like orange and purple and green.  But that is what makes the world go round, right?  Different personalities!

Here is another one I think it beautiful.  I have always loved Indian weddings, I think they are beautiful the way they put their colors together.  At first you would think, 'Seriously?  How do those colors go?'  But they do!  And they are beautiful.  And they often use the color orange. :)  Check it out:
And this one is so fun too!  What a beautiful way to celebrate a spring/summer wedding!  I love it.  That is what makes the wedding industry so amazing, everything is always changing and because people have different prefrences, there are so many ways something can be beautiful. 
Here is the link to this lovely site!
Well that is my wedding inspiration for today.  Beautiful bright colors featuring orange.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.  Let me know!  Leave a comment and come back soon! 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lost Canyons Bridal Show

Hello all and beautiful Monday!  How was your weekend?  Good? Great!  I am glad to hear it!  Well, we had a nice one too, thanks for asking!  We went to a bridal show at Lost Canyons and, as always, it was beautiful!  We have done a few weddings before and loved it.  It is such a beautiful location, seriously, overlooking the rolling hills of Simi Valley.  I really don't know why I didn't look into it for my wedding, but hey hinesight's 20/20, right?  Anyway, we were honored to be a preferred vendor at the showcase.  It is always so fun to do shows!  You get to meet with all the brides and talk to them about their big day.  I mean really!  Talking to the happiest people on earth!  As always it was wonderful and there will be more pictures to come!

The photographer that was there was Lukas van Dyke Photography.  He took some great pictures of our work and they are on his blog, so check it out!  He actually took quite a few pictures of most of the vendors there, so if you are in need of a few vendors, or know someone who is, check it out!  He does great work, super fun and creative! 

Well that was our lovely weekend, how about you?  Did you make it to the show?  We would love to hear your thoughts!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Follow my blog with bloglovin

We are now on BlogLovin'!!!  I thought I would try it out, so we will see how this goes!!  Come check us out and like our blog!!  We will see how this works out, but if you can, come and support us!  Thanks!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Spring's a comin!

So can you believe it?  Spring is almost here!  And boy can I not wait!!  I love spring clothes, makeup, weater, you name it.  Then summer comes and it all just gets a little better.  Can you tell I am a southren Cali girl?  Yep.  And proud of it!

Here are a few photos of what we might see a bit of this year.  These are the most tamed down looks, you know, for normal people. 

I have seen this look a lot.  First of all, colors.  Colors are very popular this spring.  This look is kinda a smokey eye but using the color under the eye.  This color happens to look nice and not too dark, gothic, or straight up funky.

Personal favorite.  Can't wait to try it!  I love the color combo, gold and grays and maybe even a deep gray blue.  I love it.  Like I said, lots of colors this year.  Notice the soft lips in both photos.  Playing up the eyes means down-playing the lips. 

I love this one also.  Not too bold or crazy, but beautiful.  You could wear it every day or night out with a few subtle changes in each direction.  Classic. 

This is opposite of the color eyes and nude lips.  Totally different look, but still beautiful!  I am so gonna rock this look someday!  A tad bit embaressed to say that I have not...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

On the search!

Okay, so I have been slacking this week.  But seriously, our house is a dungeon with all the sick-o's, you wouldn't have done anything either!

Sooooo, Bliss has a bit of fun news!  Within just the time of less than a year, we have expanded to the point where we are needing to hire extra hair and makeup artists!!  It feels so good that all our hard work and efforts are paying off in a big way.  We are so thankful to everyone who has been so awesomely (is that a word?) supportive this last year.  Big shout out to my husband and Marissa's boyfriend.  They are both completely supportive always offering advice and direction it is always a huge help!  Thanks guys!

So we (by we I mean Marissa, since I am in France!) have been looking at MUD mostly for new makeup artists.  This is where Marissa graduated, and it is a great program, so what a great place to start! We have some interviews lined up this week, so we will see how it goes!  For hair we are starting to use a lot of people that we have met along the way who we have actually 1. worked with, 2. seen them in action 3. assisted someone we have worked with.  We had a few disaster hair people, well one disaster and one just a dud, that we felt like we needed to be a tad bit more selective.  Lesson learned!!

In more fun news, Marissa just went out recently and amped up our professional (wish it was personal) makeup supply!  How stink' fun to go shopping and spend a ton of money, that isn't yours!!  Granted, it is the business, and the products go to the business, but still, always fun to have a shopping spree!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

This is how we roll...

So recently we have had the opportunity to attend a few bridal shows including Spanish Hills, Vineyards, Lost Canyons, Hilton, among others.  It is always a pleasure and so much fun.  I mean, seriously, how awesome is our job?  We get to hang out with the happiest people on earth, Brides!  Here are a few pictures of our booth.  Marissa put most of this together, and I mean, really, it looks awesome.  Wouldn't you love to come visit us if you were attending a bridal show?  I totally would.  Check it out!

We had a gift basket for a special winner
Our Booth

Pictures of beautiful brides we've Blissed

Little gift for everyone stopping by

Our brochures
I am so proud of what we have accomplished.  I wish I had a picture of our first bridal show.  Don't get me wrong, we had like three days to get ready and we still did awesome.  But these pictures show how far we have come and what our business is developing into.  And I love it!