Archives for March 2010

Tuesday’s Tablescape: Simple, Rustic Backyard Wedding

Today’s tablescape hails from Toronto, Canada! This simple, sweet, rustic wedding shot was by Sam and Mary Photography, and was held at the Ravine Vineyard Estate. Despite the simplicity of it all (no gravity-defying centerpieces dripping with crystals), the loveliness and attention to detail is just superb!

Check out the full gallery of gorgeous pictures here.

simple rustic outdoor wdding backyard tent

simple rustic outdoor wedding hydrangea centerpiece 3

simple rustic outdoor wedding hydrangea centerpiece

wine bottle table number

simple rustic tablescape mokara orchids in mason jar

simple jar favors
simple rustic outdoor wedding hydrangea centerpiece 2

simple rustic outdoor wdding cupcakes hydrangeas

Via Style Me Pretty

{Every Tuesday, Sweetchic Events features a fabulous tablescape from around the blogosphere for your viewing pleasure!}

Sweetchic: Branding Overhaul!

I am SOOO excited to share with you my new branding suite! As most of you know (or noticed), at the beginning of 2010 I launched a brand new website with a new look and feel designed by Goodspark. And with this new launch, I realized that my overall branding needed a complete facelift as well. So I called in my friend Franchec of Junefille who I featured on the blog not too long ago. She was excited to take on the project, and now just a few short months later I have all the finished goodies in my hands.

The new look.


My logo used to be just the “Sweetchic Events” without the swirly cloud.


We decided to take the pink floral motif from the website and inject it into all the different pieces. I love that Fran used slightly different treatments of the pattern in the various pieces, whether she enlarged it, lightened the shade of pink, isolated certain petals, etc… it all fits.

My new three-color letterpressed business cards. I am obsessed with them and slightly hesitant to give them out because they cost so dearly, haha. J/K, I know I must hand these out with relish! Sweetchic letterpress business card

Letterpressed notcards for special occasions.
Sweetchic letterpress notecard closeup

The back of the notecard with just a tiny logo. Both the business card and notecard were letterpressed by Sweetchic letterpress notecard back logo

Notecard with a kraft paper envelope and custom envelope wrap.
Sweetchic letterpress notecard w.envelope wrap

The back of the envelope wrap (had to blur out my address in case of crazies) :)
Sweetchic envelope w.label wrap

The other offset printed notecard for everyday occasions, printed by I was pretty satisfied with the quality and the cost.Sweetchic offset notecards

The offset card will be mailed in this clear envelope which I received in my recent paper acquisition.
Sweetchic offset notecard w.clear envelope

Front and back of my new rack cards, printed by These required a re-print as I was not pleased with the color the first time around, but the second attempt was much better. (FYI, the arms look orange-ish in this shot below, but not the case in person!)
Sweetchic new rack cards


Letterhead template

Phew! What do you think of my new look? Thanks Fran for doing such an AMAZING job! If you are looking for a graphic or invitation designer, I highly recommend Fran and her company Junefille!


Chicago Bridal Market Experience

On Monday, Ms. Hot Wings and I had the opportunity to go to the Chicago Bridal Market under the Weddingbee/Project Wedding moniker as “Press”. What exactly is the Bridal Market? It is where tons of wedding dress designers/manufacturers along with wedding accessories and shoe manufacturers gather bi-annually to display all their new designs for retailers to view and place their orders for Spring/Fall. Very cool! Unfortunately most of the high-end dress designers show their goods at the NYC Bridal Market, so there was no Vera/Monique/Amsale/Reem/Melissa/etc. for us too see and drool over…

Ms. Hot Wings and I… why am I so red?! I swear, I was not drinking!

Emerald and Hot Wings

Pictures were not really allowed, but I snuck in a few. Imagine thousands of square feet of dresses upon dresses! I was seriously gaga over some of the gowns and they made me want a wedding RE-DO (and then there were some dresses that just made me want to gag. Period.)

Chicago Bridal Market 1

Chicago Bridal Market 2

No comment on these below…

Chicago Bridal Market 3

I seriously wanted to make off with one of these cute OKA b flip flops that you can literally throw in the dishwasher!

Oka B flip flops

Most of the fashion shows took place on Sunday, but we were lucky enough to catch this Mori Lee show. Again, I don’t think I was supposed to take pictures, but I told the guy, “We’re Press.” hahaha.

I love love love the bottom of this dress, how dramatic are those ruffles?! Le sigh…

Mori Lee ruffle gown 1 Mori Lee ruffle gown 2

There was something very lovely and luxe about the cut and fabric of this particular dress below (my lousy pictures do it NO justice!)

Mori Lee 2 Mori Lee satin back

If I WAS to have a wedding re-do now, I might choose something like one of these below: sweetheart neckline, higher waist (I’m short waisted anyways), blingy belt, a skirt that SWIRLS when you twirl… and POCKETS!

Mori Lee pockets gown Mori Lee organza gown

The rest of these (considerably better) pictures were taken by Kevin Ramos, the official Project Wedding photographer for the site’s Wedding Dress section.

Can you tell, I really love this shape?

Watters pockets gown Allure pockets gown 1
L: Watters Brides R: Allure Bridals

The trumpet shape is also another one of my faves; these remind me of something a celeb would wear to the Oscar’s (if in a different color).

Allure 1 shouldered gown 1 Allure satin ruched gown
Both by Allure Bridals

Hello gorgeous gown with amazing ruching and fab, blingy belt by Maggie Sottero! I could totally see JLo wearing this down the red carpet (doesn’t the model kinda remind you of JLo if you squint a bit?! hehe)

Maggie Sottero ruching 1

Let’s not forget about the bridesmaids, they deserve to look smokin’ in their bridesmaids attire too! Navy is a big color, I think I saw a lot of navy bridesmaids dresses on display. The one on the right by Watters is super cute and sassy with the sweetheart neckline and soft draping.

Allure bridesmaid navy 1 Watters bridesmaid navy
L: Allure Bridals, R: Watters

I think I want the purple one, bridesmaid or no bridesmaid. I am a sucker for lady-like dresses with V-necks, floofy skirts and pockets!

Watters bridesmaid brown purple bm dress

What do you think?!

**By the way, you may not immediately see these dresses up on the company websites because most of them were “new releases” for the fall season.**