Thursday, March 31, 2011

Very Special New Series Coming To The Sterling Blog!

Happy Thursday! Today's a special post as I'm going personal with you which many of you know I don't do very often.

As most of you know, I myself got engaged last November. So far the planning has been amazing and a very special experience. I'm very lucky because I really do have the best Groom in the world for me, right by my side every step of the way.

Starting tomorrow, April 1st, 2011 which happens to be the 6-month mark until our day, my Groom will be sharing with you a little bit of what's happening behind the scenes with our planning. I felt it would be a unique perspective for our clients, prospective clients, friends & colleagues to be able to share in the experience of what it's like and has been like to be "A Wedding Planner's Groom".

Photo Courtesy of Ashleigh Taylor Photography

Stay tuned for fun stories, funny moments, inspiration and a sneak peek at what's to come on October 1st, 2011 as Jonathan and I say I do. This series will all be told by my favorite man in the world, my soon-to-be husband.

Thanks so much and can't wait to see your feedback, comments and more. Feel free to give him a warm welcome, comment and ask him what you want to know!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

We Heart The Illustrated Bride!

Imagine this, you have the most amazingly perfect wedding gown that your so in love with and are just ecstatic to wear for your big day. Come wedding day you rock this gorgeous gown, relish it's texture, are so in love with wearing it and truly wish you never had to take it off.

Of course as your wedding day concludes your married to the love of your life and are the happiest newlywed bride ever. As you celebrate each other on your honeymoon and reminisce about your special day, do you start to have visions of you in that beautiful gown? Once it's preserved and put away, do you feel as though part of you still wants to see it often? Is it even possible to miss a dress?

If so, Jennifer Hancock aka The Illustrated Bride has something very special in store for you. Using photographs from your photographer, The Illustrated Bride can recreate a custom illustration of your gown for your to cherish forever. While it's stored away in a safe place, you can still have a gorgeously drawn sketch of this special gown to look at whenever you wish.
Once you decide to proceed, you have various options to choose from like whether you want just the gown with no face details, your face sketched in, details like your veil and jewelery etc... Jennifer customizes your illustration to be exactly what you wish for.

Since a gown has a front and a back, The Illustrated Bride can also sketch both sides so your don't miss one bit.

You can also have your illustration framed individually or side by side next to a photo of you. The options are endless!

So if you haven't already, please click over to The Illustrated Bride Etsy site and check out her work! It also makes the perfect gift to give to a bride or even a bridesmaid.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sterling Buzz: Featured on Stacie Francombe's Celebrity Wedding Reporter!

We are so thrilled that one of our gorgeous cake's from Jason and Kristel's Platinum Westlake Village Inn Wedding was featured yesterday on Stacie Francombe's new blog, Celebrity Wedding Reporter. The beautiful wedding cake designed by Leslie Maynor of Fantasy Frostings incorporated all of bride Kristel's vintage romantic with a modern twist design elements.

Celebrity Wedding Reporter used the photos as part of an assortment of cake inspiration within a post about the Royal Wedding cake. Be sure to visit the Royal Wedding cake post to view more.

All of the photos of the cake and from the Platinum Wedding were of course captured by the ever so lovely Brian and Allie Callaway of Callaway Gable Photography! Here's another one of our favorites!

Stay tuned for more features coming very shortly!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sterling News: Website is Back Up

Hi again!

Just a quick note to let you know that our site is finally back up and running. We apologize for the inconvenience and are grateful our developer was able to rectify the server issue as quickly as possible.

Thanks again for understanding, we really appreciate your patience during this time!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sterling News: Website Temporarily Down

Hi Friends,

Unfortunately our website is down temporarily and this means email is down temporarily as well. It should be back up shortly but in the meantime if you need to email us directly, please use our blog email at

Thank you so much and we'll notify you as soon as it's back up!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Sterling Engagements is Nominated!

In case you haven't see the Facebook and Twitter posts we thought we'd do a quick reminder post on the blog.

Sterling Engagements is nominated for the 3rd year in a row in the race for 2010 Best Wedding Planner. Please show your support and help us by voting!

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Every vote counts and your participation is greatly appreciated. Please also feel free (hint-hint) to spread the word to other co-workers, family and friends!

CityVoter has even made the voting process easier by now allowing you to login solely from your Facebook. So please head right over to the Sterling Engagements page and vote for yours truly!

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Happy Voting!