Feature on Martha Stewart Weddings

Back in January, we met with several editors in New York for deskside meetings to show a new collection Yael Designs was releasing with Ashley Morgan Designs. It was great to finally meet Sherri Caudell Brennan, the jewelry editor at Martha Stewart Weddings, in person – we’ve worked together for 2 years just over email.

After the official release of the collection, here’s a great story Sherri wrote about the new collection on Martha Stewart Weddings.

Fashion: Bridal Jewelry from the Leone Collection

Posted by Sherri Caudell Brennan

Ashley Morgan and Yael Designs have teamed up to create the Leone Collection, a group of stunning wedding bands, engagement rings, and day-of jewelry.

I love the blackened gold on some of the earrings and the raven-colored diamonds in the engagement rings and wedding bands. The pearl pieces have a wonderful Old World charm to them, perfect for your walk down the aisle. See some of my favorite picks below.

Choco Studio real wedding in Bridal Guide

A beautiful Hans Fahden, Calistoga wedding shot by wedding photographers Choco Studio was selected to be the Real Wedding in the May/June 2011 issue of Bridal Guide magazine, now on newstands. And if I may say so myself, it turned out amazing!

Bridal Guide magazine features Wine Country wedding

Hans Fahden wedding featured in Bridal Guide magazine

Calistoga wedding featured in a magazine

See the original post for Becca and Anil’s Hans Fahden Wedding for more images!

Other vendors for this wedding included:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hans Fahden Vineyards
Hair & Makeup: Beehive Sonoma
Video: Thomas Hughes Video
DJ/Band: Hip Affair
Florals: Verde
Catering: Elaine Bell Catering

Sand-written wedding proposal in 7×7

As soon as I saw these amazing pictures that my friend took of a sand-written wedding proposal at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, I knew I had to share with the world. The editor of 7×7 Weddings agreed 🙂 The best part is that as the word about this spread through social media, the editor was able to find the artist, sand master Andres Amador, and the happy couple! 

Sand-Written Wedding Proposal at Ocean Beach


Photos by Jamie Shiller

Publicist Sasha Vasilyuk sent me these photos of a wedding proposal over the weekend and I can’t stop thinking about them. Does anyone out there know Kelly, who proposed to her, and what she answered?

Here’s what we know: A friend of Vasilyuk came upon the graphic proposal over the weekend at Ocean Beach and snapped these pictures. As the photos show, it’s an amazing work of sand art topped with the words: Will you marry me Kelly?

It must have taken someone hours to create the beautiful pattern. I’d love to get the full story—how he or she made the design, how long it took him or her, and how Kelly reacted. Click below to enlarge the photo for its stunning detail: