Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Good Move...

Good morning!  First, thank you to anyone who reads my blog.  I'm flattered and honored that you would take time to do so.  With that said, I have exciting news!  I will now be regularly blogging on my brand new blog located on my brand new website!

I'm so excited about the re-vamped site, and I hope you come visit me, take a look around, leave a comment.  And if you're using a reader, be sure to add my new address. 

The new website is located at www.deannanashevents.com

Thanks again for all of your support.  See you on the new site!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Great Gatsby-esque hair accessories


The hubby and I finally had a chance to see the Great Gatsby this past weekend, and I was in heaven.  The movie was good, but I was really mesmerized by the clothes, makeup, hairstyles and ohhhh the hair accessories!  While I don't think I can get away with chopping off my hair and donning art-deco hairpieces every day, I do t hink a beautiful hairpiece adds a certain touch of glamour to a bride's ensemble.  Just look at some of these lovely pieces from the style geniuses at BHLDN:

                                                       BHLDN Jazz Age Halo

                                                       BHLDN Primrose Hairpin

                                                       BHLDN Valentine Comb

                                                       BHLDN Gatsby Halo

                                                       BHLDN Ariadne Halo

Are you wearing anything in your hair on your big day?


If you'd like help creating the wedding of your dreams, contact me at deanna (at) deannanashevents (dot) com.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Amber and Andrew's wedding - Feature on Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book Blog Today!

So excited to see Amber and Andrew's Ojai wedding featured on Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book Blog today!

Hope you enjoy the beautiful photos shot by the ah-mazing Kim Fox Photography!

Oh happy day!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Still in Love in with Vintage Weddings

I admit it, I'm still loving vintage-styled weddings.  The soft colors, romantic tablescapes, and seemingly blurred edges still sing to me.  I love that you can create a vintage-inspired wedding with just a few well-placed details, which won't require you spending your whole engagement DIY-ing your little heart out.  Equally appealing to me - sourcing pretty vintage touches at the flea market.

Check out a few of the pretty images from my vintage wedding Pinterest page:

Thanks for stopping by!

p.s. If you'd like help creating the wedding of your dreams, drop me a line at deanna (at) deannanashevents (dot) com !

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Currently Loving....

Curently loving long flowy veils.  I think they really do put that one final touch that says "bride" on each and every woman.  What is your bridal veil style?


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Monday, May 6, 2013

On Branding and Websites...

Over the past few months I've been going through the process of having my website overhauled.  A few years back, when my old site first went up, I was totally in love with it.  The colors were current, and I thought it was the bees knees.  Over time, though, I fell out of love.  Despite the fact that I always received very positive comments about the design, I thought it looked dated, and no longer reflected me or my brand.  There was also no consistency between my website, blog, twitter, Facebook and Pinterest - you might click from one to the other of my social media forums and not even realize it was me (and that's just the visual side of it).  It was time for a gigantic re-do.

Branding is tricky business (at least for me it is).  When I first got started with this process, my thinking was that if I branded myself, I would be stuck in a rut wedding-wise, planning the same weddings over and over.  As I've gone through the process (which involves a lot of soul searching and being honest about what appeals to me, what sings to me, and what best reflects me), I've realized that rather than looking at it as pigeon-holing myself, it's best to look at it in terms of the service I offer my clients.  I've come to realize that staying true to who I am as a planner benefits my clients hugely.  While this sounds like a lot of me, me, me, I think it's important to start there - because if I'm being authentically me, telling potential brides and grooms about me and my services, in the end, it really serves them better than if I am not clear about who I am, how I work, how I can help.

Soon, very soon, the new website will launch.  I'm so excited to share it!  I decided to give a very small sneakity-peek with the new blog header, which is my new logo.  I'm in love.  When I look at it, I think it speaks volumes as to who I am, and I can't wait to put it in the larger context of all areas where I have a web presence.

I can't wait to share with you - stay tuned!!


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Let's Talk Wedding Blogging

I love weddings.  That's no secret.  I love blogging about weddings.  That's probably not a secret either.    What might be a secret is that I find it hard to blog about weddings.   CrayZayTown!

How can that be, you ask?  Well, while I was considering how to answer that question, I counted my cursor blinking approximately 82 times.  And therein lies my problem-o.  I am easily distracted.  Sounds bad?  Not really, what I'm distracted by is all the pretty wedding information one can find online these days.  I get so busy reading other wedding blogs and websites and pinning on Pinterest, that my little blog falls by the wayside.

Additionally, I'm seriously critical of myself (aren't we all), and even more so when I stop to think that what I'm putting out there for the world (well, 8 followers) to see will be...gasp...judged by others!  My worst nightmare!  I fear being judged and deemed inadequate.  There.  I've admitted it.  So instead of upping my game, I make excuses for why I have no time to blog.  BS radar detector is beep, beep, beeping!!

So, I've decided to leave all that worry behind and do what I love.  Prepare to see fresh content more regularly.  I won't promise daily, and in doing so I'll avoid disappointing both you and me.  But I do promise content.  Fun ideas. Beautiful wedding eye-candy.  Maybe even a DIY project or two.  Stand by...

P.S.  If you want to become a follower, look to the right.  And if you want to show me some love, you can "like" me over at www.facebook.com/deannanashevents.  No judging, I promise!


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