Thursday, July 29, 2010

Made in the shade.

How's your week going? I'm in Florida on vacation, catching up on some relaxation, and soaking up some sun poolside. I thought I'd drop by and say hi from my condo.

On the bridal front, I'm excited to say I'll be shipping off a slew of bridal jewelry goodness to an upcoming Illinois bride. Her color palette is slate grey & classic and pretty, right? She'll be having an outdoor reception at her dad's home, surrounded by the green goodness that is the midwest.

I'll post photos as they come....

Saturday, July 24, 2010


If I haven't said so already, I LOVE food. I love to eat. I love to cook.

On that note, this morning we went to the farmer's market and couldn't resist picking up some homemade meat pierogi's. As soon as I put them in my bag, I started daydreaming of how I was going to prepare them for our lunch. They came out deeee-lish!

Meat Pierogi's
Morningstar Bacon

I sauteed the thinly sliced onion and garlic in butter. Then I added the pierogi and 1 slice of Morningstar bacon chopped up, and waited for both to crisp up. Lastly I added coarsely chopped arugula and chives, and waited until the the arugula cooked down.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

In Love: Kim and Rob part 1

Kim and Rob Gryzmala made it official this past Fourth of July. It was only fitting because the 4th is Kim's favorite holiday, and Rob proposed on the 4th a year earlier in front of all their best friends. Needless to say, they made their own fireworks this year!!!

The hairpiece the bride is wearing is, YES, a Megan Lim Jewelry custom piece. I think Kim looked beautiful! Checkout Kim's hairpiece and part 1 of the wedding in the slideshow link below...

In Love: Kim and Rob part 1

Church: Rockafeller Chapel at the University of Chicago
Reception Venue: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza
Photography: Kara Schultz
Flowers: Kio Kreations
Hairpiece: Megan Lim Jewelry

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

O is for Olivia

Introducing the "Olivia" earring...
Textured gold rings accented by a hint of robin's egg blue. Now available here.

I think they'd look gorgeous on a bridesmaid wearing this Jenny Yoo dress...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Vintage inspiration

This "Lily," vintage inspired headband is now available HERE.

How's your week going? Mine is going pretty swell. One more day of work and a weekend full of music. Ahh, I love summer in Chicago!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wouldn't it be nice..

A few days ago I came across the cutest wedding video and I just have to share it with you! If your reaction is anything like mine, you might just tear up a bit. Yes, that darn "first look" got me. You might also think to yourself, "wow, this music rocks!" In that case, the songs used are Block Party "SRXT" and The Beach Boys "Wouldn't it Be Nice." I'm not sure who did The Beach Boys remix, but if you do, please let me know.

Monachetti did this awesome videography and primarily services Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Checkout more videos and info. HERE

Meredith and Tommy from Monachetti on Vimeo.