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Friday Finds: Pinterest Inspiration, Favorite Favors, Real Weddings

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Today’s Friday Finds showcases some local vendors and brilliant inspiration from the wedding world.

1. First, our favorite Pinterest user to follow right now is La Tavola Fabrics. If you want to be blown away by gorgeous fabrics and unique prints, see their showroom in Beverly Hills (like I did this week!) – or check out their site for an advanced search. But their Pinterest page is probably the most droolworthy one we’ve seen from a vendor in a long time. Take a look (and see you in a few hours!)

For this wedding, styled/designed by Social Hour Events, La Tavola's Tuscano collection was used. Photo by Blue Window Photography.

2. Earlier this week, we posted about some excellent small businesses that provide delicious and creative gifts. Treats like caramels and macarons also make great wedding favors, don’t forget. Vendors can often package their products accordingly for smaller servings that can be placed with escort cards, in a basket at the end of the night for a good night sweet, or at each place setting.

Apple Pie die for!

3. Lastly, our favorite Real Wedding is this fun Queen Mary expedition shot by Don’t Smile Now. A truly unique wedding with tons of personality.

Have a great weekend -stay dry out there!

Small Business This Christmas: Top Local Vendors for Holiday Gifts

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The economic downturn has forced many Americans to re-evaluate their priorities, and has heightened the public’s awareness of home-grown small businesses – vs. buying lesser-quality goods made overseas. While I’m a fan of Starbucks and confess to buying some of my kit (duct tape and lighters, that kind of thing) at Wal-Mart, I constantly refer and purchase from small businesses here in town.

My black Friday was spent shopping from the following wonderful local businesses:

1. Fleur De Sel Caramels from Superfine Bakery: These are hand made with great care, and frankly, they’re addictive. People get hooked! You can purchase at Superfine’s Etsy Store.

Delicious. Photo by Andrea Bricco Photography

2. Mulberry Row: Not only do Alicia and Robin create gorgeous florals for my clients’ weddings, they have a lovely shop in Sherman Oaks that sells clever, elegant, and one-of-a-kind offerings like sumptuous scented candles, objets to pretty up the home, and fine-quality stationary and cards. They are hosting an open house this Friday and Saturday,
November 30th & December 1st, from 4PM to 8PM. Like them on Facebook or contact at for information. 13365 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA.

3. Soft Peaks Confections – This company is devoted to artisan, delicious custom-crafted macarons. Their top flavor this season? Bacon Banana. It has to be tasted to be believed!

Raspberry Kettle Corn macarons

(Psst…caramels and macarons make great wedding favors too!)