Sunday, October 18, 2009

Flowers by Studio Choo

We finalized our florist finally. (Hurray!) We are going with Studio Choo based out of Pacifica. Their designs are simple, colorful, and so my style. (See below, gorgeous, no?)

I am a huge fan of their vision too:

Studio Choo uses flowers that are locally grown (whenever possible) and always fresh and seasonal. The containers include “one of a kind” vintage pots, hand-crafted vases from independent artists, and vessels reclaimed sustainably from nature.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pom Love

By now you know that I adore everything paper—especially paper flowers. This wedding season it seems that lanterns are out and poms are in. Poms are marigold-looking flowers made of tissue paper. Martha Stewart has an awesome do-it-yourself guide to making your own poms. Pom Love on Etsy corners the markets on the best Poms around. I am still struggling on what to do with the high ceilings at the gallery. 

One florist suggested using clusters of Poms scattered between candles, I am into it but not sure if it’s “the one” for us. I do like the marigold look as marigolds are a huge part of Indian weddings but my mom says no as they are practically considered weeds in the motherland! I am kinda into the super clustered Poms with lanterns hanging look below … hmmm … to pom or not to pom? (Did I really just say that?!)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

All About the Invite

My latest wedding project is the invitations. Our very good family friend is an incredible designer and she’s helping me craft the invite, which we’ll send off to the printer. Although I have yet to decide what the final design will be, I know it will have a modern-Indian flavor. I adore these elephant ones from one of my favorite blogs, Dolciodille—so cute, so whimsy, and so unique!

{Photos by Our Labor of Love}

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Los Novios

I remember making papel picado in my sixth grade Spanish class. I love this idea of decorating your reception with your names in traditional Mexican flair. I picture these hanging from sticks intertwined with lights at an outdoor reception—adorable, whimsical, and wedding-budget friendly.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Life Is a Mystery … Everyone Must Stand Alone

I love to get drunk and dance. Anybody who knows Shyla Batliwalla, knows this. (If you don’t know me, see exhibit A above, that’s me about four years ago on the dance floor in DC in yes … a t-shirt that says “Future Rock Star.” Clearly, this makes the DJ a crucial decision for the big day. I found a dude on yelp named DJ Jeremy who had over thirty reviews nearly all of which were five stars. Damn! I thought … I called him up and he turned out to be pretty kick-ass. A few weeks later, my coworker told me she went to a wedding and the DJ was utterly amazing. She went on and on about how great he was to the point of saying she’d fly him out to her wedding in Ohio if she could. Man, I thought, I gotta get dude’s name. Turns out dun daaa da daaa, it was the same DJ Jeremy! Woo Hoo! Check that off the list. We are going to see him tonight DJ at a bar in San Francisco. I can’t wait to—you guessed it—get drunk and dance.

Here’s ten dance song that must be played at my wedding. Please add a comment of what song would get you on the dance floor:
  1. Like a Prayer, Madonna
  2. Don’t Stop Believing, Journey
  3. I Wanna Dance with Somebody, Whitney Houston
  4. Jai Ho, A.R. Rahman
  5. Total Eclipse of the Heart, Bonnie Tyler
  6. Single Ladies, Beyonce
  7. Simply the Best, Tina Turner
  8. Go West, Pet Shop Boys
  9. World Hold On, Bob Sinclar
  10. Livin’ on a Prayer, Bon Jovi

Note: The YMCA, Macarena, Electric Slide, and all of that crap is STRICTLY banned.