Wednesday, October 26, 2011

NEWS! Bellz & Whistlez welcomes Fro to the team

NEWS!! With the high demand for designed•styled•personalized weddings, the B&W team has decided to expand the team to get ready for the 2012 year! We will soon be on the hunt for more professionals who are interested in helping with events, but without further ado, we'd LOVE to welcome B&Ws newest member, Francis "Fro" Arenas.

Fro Arenas began his professional career in the defense industry as a technical writer for military aircraft systems. He currently works for the US Government managing maintenance manuals for military aircraft. Additionally, Fro is an active reservist with the US Coast Guard. He is pursuing a master's degree in Business Analysis and has aspirations to become certified as a Project Manager Professional and Business Analysis Professional. Fro is married to his beautiful wife Eunice and just recently became new parents to their first child, Mateo.

As a past wedding client, Fro not only demonstrated his comfort with event planning and logistics, but worked extremely well with meeting deadlines and working with vendors. He is a dedicated individual who is known to be punctual, assertive, and personable. With his ability to multi-task (career, reservist job, school, husband, and new dad!), military backbone, passion for fashion & style, and confidence, we are excited to bring different dynamic to B&W! This is a treat for all you grooms out there! Recently, Fro successfully shadowed the team at his first event -- the Atrero/Torres wedding.

Photos above: top left and bottom left were taken at his wedding; photo credit: FeatherLove Photography; right: image of Fro and his wife, Eunice Arenas (with baby Mateo in the belly)

Photo above: Christy, Charmae, Cyril, and Fro with the newlyweds, Lhea and Albert Torres (Oct 1, 2011) . . .(click for full post)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

J+E's highlight trailer :: by Ren&Rob Quitasol

Special preview! Today, we're sharing Jamie+Erwin's highlight reel prepared by the extraordinary Ren&Rob videography team. Watching it totally brought me back to September 24th, 2011, and I was able to see how happy the couple was that day. Having a videographer can really allow you to relive the moment!

Erwin & Jamie | Wedding Trailer from RenandRob on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

V+Ms sweet+modern wedding in Hawaii {07.14.11}

So excited to share these beautiful images of Victor+Melissa by Marcia Campbell Photography. These were captured this past July 14, and the wedding was our first design+invitations+coordination event in Hawaii. Though I couldn't attend due to me having given birth, Cyril did an awesome job running the reception with V+M's 50+ guests and their great vendor team.

We were asked to help V+M about ten months prior and in the end, came up with a very intimate, modern, and sweet wedding. Though the landscape was that of the tropical Lanikuhonua Estate in Oahu, Hawaii, Melissa didn't see herself planning a traditional Hawaiian wedding reception. Instead, she envisioned her event with a modern and playful twist. From an illustrated logo of the two, to a clear tent decorated with Japanese lanterns, to the use of bamboo parasols, and burlap wrapped coffee bean favors, this small celebration consisting of close family and friends was exactly what she shared with me when we first met. Guests enjoyed an open bar, shave ice station, lovely buffet dinner, home made cake, a gorgeous Hawaiian sunset, and island reggae tunes. Just take a peek -- makes me feel like I was there.

Ceremony and Reception location: Lanikuhonua Estate
Design+Invitations+Coordination: Bellz & Whistlez
Catering/Shave Ice Station: Creations in Catering
Photography: Marcia Campbell Photography
Videography: Kai Media
Florist: Spinning Web
DJ: DJ Yogurt
Rentals: Accel Rentals

(invitations by B&W)

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Friday, October 7, 2011

the modern nursery

So with my growing interest in baby things, I thought I'd share some pretty rad nursery designs. I swear, 2011 must be the year for babies. When I was pregnant, the list of friends or acquaintances who had a bun in the oven grew to more than 30 -- all to deliver this year. I know most women go through the "nesting" phase, where we wash all Baby's clothes, clean the house like we've never cleaned before, assemble the crib, and put our creative hats on to convert the empty guest room into a nursery. Check out these ideas -- simply babylicious! 

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