Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy Office!

We had our first event in our new office!
Who are the Shaffer Girls ? We are a one stop shop for all of your wedding needs. In office we have a Wedding Coordinator (me), Invite Designer, and Photographer! And we have tons of great vendors that we recommend to our Brides and Grooms!
The Shaffer Girls are:
Couture Events-
Nic. Roc. Designs-
Teale Photography-
We invited some of our favorite vendors in the wedding and event industry to come see our new space and enjoy some holiday treats.
It was definitely a success for all of us!
Here are some photos of our almost finished office and our holiday mixer:

First thing you see when you walk in the door!

Meet Nichole from Nic. Roc. Designs!

Nichole's Desk

Comfy space and cookies!

Close up of Shaffer our fish! :)

Teale's Desk

Pretty Pretty!

Suite D, The view from the outside looking in!

Talking with some amazing vendors!

Left to Right: Me, Nichole, Teale

Girls just want to have fun!

Thanks for taking a sneak peak... I cant wait to show you more!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Meet Chelsey and Josh

I can not tell you how excited I am to do Chelsey and Josh's Wedding! They are such an amazing couple! The more I get to know them, the more I see how truly wonderful they are. They are no longer just my clients, they have become my friends!


Last weekend they did their engagement session with Stephen Knuth. I met Stephen a couple weeks after they booked with him and loved his work. I was very impressed by his turn around time and the quality of his work. Here are some of the highlights and their story:

Chelsey and Josh met when Chelsey moved to Arizona her junior year of high school. They didn't become friends until senior year when Josh used to ditch his shop class (shh, don't tell Mima) to hang out in lifetime sports (the class Chelsey had). Josh moved to San Diego just after high school graduation but would come visit Arizona pretty often.

In the meantime, Chelsey was attending ASU and the distance for them was too much so she found herself moving back to Orange County, CA. The very first weekend that she was back home in February he surprised her with a trip to Disneyland! Soon they became best friends.

Months later on July 27th, 2007 at 7am they were in a terrible accident with a semi truck hit their car from behind. Josh was left without a scratch but Chelsey was rushed to the hospital. During her recovery, Josh stayed with her day and night by her side and whispered in her ear, “I Love You”. She knew at that moment that they would never be apart.

They got engaged on July 3, 2009 in beautiful South Lake Tahoe aboard the Tahoe Queen. Josh proposed as they were entering Emerald Bay! So timely enough, the wedding date they have chosen is July 3, 2010.

To see more photos from this shoot and all of Stephens work visit:

He also made an amazing Wedding Website for Chelsey and Josh:

This is definately one of my favorite engagement shoots ever!
AMAZING! Thanks to Stephen Knuth and the beautiful couple- Chelsey and Josh!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Painting the New Office!

Welcome to our new office! :) In Little Italy, San Diego, CA !
1665 Union Street, Suite D, San Diego


We are ready to take it on!!! Let's make this place BEAUTIFUL!!!

Brian, Teale, and me painting the walls from ugly brown to TWINKLE (light yellow color)!
One and 1/4th wall down- two and 3/4 to go!

Brian who once said we were going to dominate this project...
gave up and decided to take a nap!

Who knew Bruiser could fly?

We ended that night with it 3/4ths of the way done...

With lots of work and lots of help from our friends- We finished it!
Special Thanks to: Teale, Nichole, Ashley, Brian, Ian, Reanna, Nicole, Karina, and Peggy!!!

Sneak Preview of our finished product... with the fish eye lens!

View from the front entrance-

View from the comfy, cosy waiting area/ chatting area!

More coming soon!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bridal Beauty Kit

The Couture Events team brings a bridal “survival” kit to every wedding for all those just-in-case situations, (you can find anything from band-aids, to tissues, advil, to a sewing kit), and the kit has definitely proven to have come in handy! This kit inspired me when thinking about bridal make-up and all the touch-ups that have to be done throughout the day. And so a great idea for any bride is to create their own beauty kit for their wedding day. Having all your beauty items in one place can make touch-ups faster and less of a hassle. Some essential items in your kit can include:


*Face Powder

*Lipgloss or lipstick



*Q-tips soaked in eye make-up remover

*Extra eye make-up remover

*Bobby pins, hair ties


*Floss, breath mints, a small toothbrush

*Hair spray

*Small hair brush or comb


*A good tip is to also avoid using new beauty products in case of allergic reactions

Photograph from