October 3, 2012

A Wedding in October.

When my high school girlfriend Margaret Cisneros informed me that she was getting married by church I was thrilled; but when she asked me to create her wedding hair accessories I am not going to lie I was ecstatic and nervous. Nervous? Why? Well Margaret and I were not that close in high school. We had some classes together and she was part of the team in Guys and Dolls where I played the lead role Adelaide and she was working magic behind the curtains. It was not until March 2010 that her and I began chatting in Face book since we were both expecting at the time. She was a couple a month ahead of me in her pregnancy..After a couple of back and forth chatting in face book she gave me her cellphone number and I called her and we have been the bests of friends ever since. After I gave birth to Amalia and was informed that she might have Trisomy 21, she was one of the first person who I called and cried too. Margaret is a special education teacher therefore she gave me then and gives me now the best advice when it comes to my little diva; so for her wedding I wanted to create something beautiful, unique, and elegant. She told me her theme colors which are lavender and gray. Then we began brain storming on the type of decor she wants her wedding to be, was it going to be a rhinestone bling bling kind of wedding, a romantic candle type of wedding, etc. Then an idea came to my mind, I told her what about a feather, pearl kind of old Hollywood type of wedding and she agreed. The name Feather Me Lovely came to mind to represents her wedding hair decors. I wanted their hair decor to tell a story, their life story. A little information about Margaret ( I have her consent on this) and Michael (groom), there first daughter Isabella ( Bella) was delivered early due to some complications and Bella lived on this earth for five months and for those five months this little angel touched the heart of so many, that although she is not here with us physically, she is here with us in our heart and mind always. Therefore as the angel that she was and still is, she is part of her parents wedding by representing the Feathers. After Isabella, Margaret and Michael gave birth to two adorable little girls Katherine (4) and Ava (2), these two little diva represents the Pearls in the wedding decor. I wanted to create something special for the groom as well, a unique boutonniere by using an old skeleton key.

                                                       The Flower Girl hair fascinator:

  Katherine and Ava hair fascinator tells the story of two little girls who are always watched by their older sister Isabella (The Feather). The Pearls a very rare, fine, admirable, and valuable gemstone represents how they are being raised by their parents to become beautiful young ladies. The Net represents the protection they will always have from their parents no matter the age. The Flower is a combination of three colors, Purple, which is a color used for good judgment and to represents royalty (they are princess). Lavender a color of grace and elegance. White a color of innocence and pure. Rhinestone Center represents the girls will always twinkle with a shiny sparks in their parents eyes.

The Groom Boutonniere:

 Michael's the man of the house the one who is responsible to protects his family. I decided to create the boutonniere on an old skeleton key because Michael was raised with the old tradition value of what a man, husband, father is suppose to do. The key says: responsible, knowledge, power and life. The Feather represents his first daughter Isabella the angel she is and always will be. The Gray Color Ribbons with four pearls represents security, maturity and dependability that he provides to his family. The Purple flowers meaning royalty and he is the man of the house! I wanted to add a rhinestone button that represents the bride headpiece; therefore he has one and the bride headpiece has the other similar button.

The Bridal Ceremony head piece:

Margaret's head piece: I used Chiffon because the material says elegance, delicate and strong. White for the pure love she has on her family. The three rosette for her three princess. The feather for her angel Isabella. The pearls because she is a lady of purity, harmony, humility, elegance, and valuable. One of the three center stone share a connection with her groom boutonniere. I also made a birdcage veil for the bride (forgot to take a picture). I chose birdcage because it gives that old vintage glamour look.

The Bride Reception  head clip:

Margaret wanted to wear a different hair piece something lighter for the reception and I had the perfect one in mind. All Feather hair clip with a beautiful star center button with a bit of a net.

Bridal Wedding Garter:

I surprised her with a bridal garter that I created with feather two different fabric flowers using chiffon and a bit of bling on a stretch lace.

Since I would not be able to attend her wedding I wanted to to make sure I packed her wedding accessories very well, also I wanted to make sure she knew which piece was what and to whom it belonged too and send it  via FedEx with a hand written note to the bride and groom.

May the Lord always bless you both! Congratulations! Que Viva  El Amor!   


October 1, 2012

Fashion Diva!

Amalia received great gifts for her birthday, that I catch myself looking at her gifts and wondering if they make them for adults. Since I can not remember who gave her what, I decided to create this post as a Thank You. I will be adding more from time to time.
To Be Continue.....
This Modeling job is tiring! lolol

September 18, 2012

Butterfly Garden Birthday Party.

Dear Amalia;
    On Sept 2, 2012 we will celebrate your Big 2nd Birthday. We are going to celebrate it in New York City at grandma's house. It is a big deal for me to celebrate your birthday because we did not celebrate your first birthday since you had open heart surgery and eye surgery. That is why we wanted to make your Second birthday special and decided to take a road trip to New York to be around family and friends who wanted to meet you. I decided to go with the theme of Garden Butterfly because you are my butterfly princess, everyday you blossom and show me that you can fly with time. Your smile is like a garden of beautiful flowers its vibrant and colorful. I wanted you to wear a beautiful dress but a dress with meaning, therefore I decided to do it myself and because you do not like hats I designed and created your hair birthday fascinator.  I wanted every little girl to feel like butterflies so I bought butterfly wings and for the boys I created frog sun visors. I wanted your birthday table to have little butterflies and frogs with delicious goodies. I made sure you had a pinata and I was so lucky to find a butterfly pinata. Your food menu consist of lasagna made by me, baked ziti made by your aunt Yliana, some delicious rice with vegetables, rice with green pigeon, Shepard's pie made by Margaret, potato salad with carrots made by your great aunt Rosa, green salad, roasted chicken made by your aunt Yolanda, pork roast made by grandma, chicken stew made by grandma, Italian bread everything was so good...Your favorite was lasagna! We also had a table with all kinds of cookies and raspberry M& M, skittles and cake pom pom made by Karen La Paz.  What about your cake? your cake was unbelievable beautiful Karen La Paz made your cake it was so beautiful and soooo delicious..the filling was Guayaba..Karen said it was her first time creating a Guayaba cake filling and it was soooooo gooood.  She did an amazing amazing job. She decorated just like the theme. We had balloons and some pink, green and white tissue pompom that I also made as part of your decorations. Your cake table was decor with a pink ruffle skirt on top of a white table cloth with white tulle adorned around with butterflies pin in the center and on the two ends of the table. On the top of the table there was a pink lantern, pink, green stripped fun straws and the frog sun visors for the boys. I also placed your butterfly wings on the table. You looked so beautiful and you enjoyed every ones company...Everyone was smitten with you but after a while you became tired and went to sleep; no worries everyone had an amazing time.

It was time to try the dress on..and you looked so beautiful.

Since your birthday was a Garden Butterfly theme your ensemble was not complete without the wings.

The Front View

The Back View

Everything looked so festive.

The cake that Karen made for you.

Beautiful tissue flower handmade by Margaret's mother

Food description tags.Thanks to Margaret for creating them

Boys frog sun visor

because its cute to have a pink lantern.

 A party would not be complete with out games. I wanted a "pin the butterfly on the flower" kind of game, however I did not find one. My awesome friend Margaret created such a beautiful "pin the butterfly on the flower" and she also created for the boys "pin the frog on the Lilly pond." The kids had an amazing time, sadly I was so involve with the game that I did not take pictures.

                                                              "Pin the butterfly on the flower"

This is some of the wonderful family friend who attender your birthday party and who love you so very very much.

Butterfly girls

Big brother Ethan wearing the froggy visors

Butterfly Sophie

Butterfly Katherine and Ava with their parent.
Pinata Time

Everyone had such a great time. We could not sing Happy Birthday because you fell asleep but we definitely had a great time.

Happy Birthday my beautiful butterfly!