Tuesday, November 24, 2009

love, sweet love.

There are no words for this image. It is by far one of the most incredible photos I have ever seen. It is not only breathtakingly gorgeous, but it speaks volumes of their love and gentleness. Kate & Daniel's wedding was the best. Stay tuned for more of the details to come. Thank you Erin & Randy for capturing their love so perfectly.


Year One: Full of Thanks.

In honor of the week of Thanksgiving, and the one year anniversary of our very first {official} wedding, we wanted to take a moment to stop, and give thanks for our many blessings. Carter & Cook has come a long way in the last year. We have celebrated so many beautiful weddings, experienced touching moments with our couples, and have had too many good laughs as we began this journey and incredible adventure into Carter & Cook Event Co. Today, we could not be more thankful for where the last year has brought us. God is good and His blessings are beyond what we dreamt.

Photos: Josh Newton Photography. Location: Trump National Golf Club, Palos Verdes, CA

Brian & Alice, we love you both. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your day, and for being our very first wedding. November 30th, 2008 signifies the beginning of not only the new Bohlinger family, but the start of Carter & Cook.

This week, we toast to one year anniversaries, being thankful always, great food, family, and looking forward to the years to come! We could not have asked for a better, more fulfilling job. We love and appreciate each of you - vendors, friends, brides, moms, our c&c couples, and of course, our dear and faithful blog readers. :)


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wedding Websites [via] Showit

So you're getting married.........and for the next 3, 6 or 12 months, it's all about you and your upcoming wedding - right? So why not start a website all about it? We would like to share a little secret with you that's free. Showit is an amazing website that allows you to create your very own customizable 5 page website..for free! Finally! Something during this wedding planning process that is free. Simply download the program and software to your computer and create you special site! You can see what a sample wedding website looks like below, or click here to visit it live.

The possibilities are endless and your guests are sure to love visiting your site, learning more about you as a couple, and getting details for the big day. We can't imagine a better way to start your journey towards marriage, than with a rad, free website highlighting you! Enjoy and if you choose to use Showit or already have, let us know! We would love to see your site.

Source: Beautiful engagement photos on the website by Gabriel Ryan Photography

Monday, November 9, 2009

Aimee + Colin: Engaged!

Aimee and Colin are the simply the best. Really, we scored with an incredible couple with such a deep, true love for one another, and a bride who makes us giddy with excitement every time we meet. Aimee's ideas for the wedding keep us hoppin' with excitement! Their wedding next April is going to be incredible, and so much fun. Their engagement photos were recently shot by Shawn Kennedy. I love that these photos go along with the theme of their wedding next April. Don't they make such a handsome couple?! Loving that peach....




C&C Spotlight: InkandButton

Sigh. We are [so] proud. Working with creative brides is such a delight and what makes our job so much fun. You might remember Lisa & Derren's wedding we did last spring. Lisa was the ultimate DIY bride, which included designing each and every felt flower bouquet for their wedding. Lisa has recently opened a new Etsy boutique called InkandButton, which features her latest, brilliant creations! Run over to her online shop and check them out for yourselves...too cute!! And at this time of year, these would make ideal Christmas gifts, look wonderful in your upcoming engagement photos, or even be a creative and unique gift for your bridesmaids. She will also take any custom orders, if you brides would like one for your big day! Enjoy!

I am so, so very in love with this one, the Isabella Fascinator!


Ashlyn + Heather


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Party with Etsy.

Etsy.com makes party planning just that much better. If you haven't checked Etsy out yet - you're really missing out on all the rage. Here are just a {few} finds the will make your party, holiday event, shower [or wedding!] that much cooler. And if you're a guest at a party this season, be sure to stock up on sweet hostess gifts too!

Row 1: Party Garland, Maple Log Candles, Bird Cupcake Stand Row 2: Linen Banner, Holiday Tags Row 3: Little Vases, Golden Egg Place Card Holder Row 4: Custom Cloth Gift Bag Set, Pinwheel Cupcake Toppers, Party Invitations

Row 1: Tea Towel, 2010 Letterpress Calendar, Vintage Brass Deer Row 2: White Rose Pillow, Keep Calm Print, Gourmet Hot Cocoa Row 3: Vintage Wallpaper Lampshades, Felt Lotus Blossom Set, Fabric Ball Kit

Monday, November 2, 2009

Real Wedding: Jesse + Sheila Ross

Jesse + Sheila are one of the sweetest, kind hearted couples we've been able to work with. Sheila and her mom Liz did a fabulous job in designing the 'bird of paradise' inspired wedding. The wedding was held on the rooftop at La Jolla Cove and Suites, and the view did not disappoint! Turquoise and splashes of orange were found throughout the entire wedding, complementing her tropical theme and vision.

The reception was truly rockin' with live music by The Heros, which were amazing! The dance floor was never empty. We love when the groom gets involved and parts of the day reflect him. Jesse LOVES Phil's BBQ (Who doesn't...right?) so Phil's agreed to do their first ever plated meal. They did a great job, and the food was enjoyed by all! We loved seeing the bride enjoy her ribs! :)
Jesse and Sheila, thank you for allowing us to be involved and help coordinate your amazing day! We know you two will have an incredible and blessed marriage!
Thank you Andy for being SO much fun to work with and for the FAB photos!
The beautiful bride and her stunning dress by Pronovias.

Jesse and Sheila opted for the "first look" option.

Venue: La Jolla Cove and Suites - La Jolla, Ca
Photogrpaher: Andy King Photography
Florals: Hartworks Floral
Cake: The French Gourmet
Band: The Heros
Catering: Phil's BBQ
Rentals: Raphaels