Speaking of joy, this wedding also made me warm and fuzzy because the marvelous Emilia Jane (of the inimitable blogs Auburn & Ivory and Veiled Vows) finally stepped into the spotlight with her new event coordination and baking venture, Sweet Emilia Jane. She baked all the cupcakes and was the day-of-coordinator for Erin and Chuck's wedding.
Cupcakes by Sweet Emilia Jane
SoCal (and other) brides take note: Emilia Jane has style and substance, and I love visiting her sites for inspiration and smiles (wedding and non-wedding related alike.) She mixes her great aesthetic eye with the DIY/shoestring budget realities we're all dealing with and ends up with lovely finds like stylish keg cozies, vintage woodsy wedding charm, and unexpected venue options.
I'm all about practical Day-of-Coordinator assistance on my wedding day, cake alternatives, practical and budget-friendly choices, and supporting vendors I like and respect. How great is it that Emilia Jane has all four aspects covered already (not to mention the Pretty, which she obviously excels at too.) Since she's just starting out on her own and just starting to get featured on Once Wed, and because she knows what it's like to be a lower-budget bride, my fingers are crossed that we'll be pleasantly surprised about her pricing.
I like it when good things happen for good people. And I like great vendor options. I just had to share.