Friday Favors + Holiday Fun

succulent trees

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week. Some big news for myself + GWS! For those of you that didn’t know, I have been working fulltime as a Creative Director at an ad agency here in LA ever since I started this blog two years ago. It’s been a lot of work balancing that demanding job and running this site at the level I strive for and trying to enjoy life with my husband. Well, after lots of talks with the hubby about what we really wanted to do with our life, we’ve decided that I will now be working fulltime here on GWS while continuing to take on some styling + design projects!! My hubby (Jason) will be taking a larger role in helping out with our strategy, advertising and other updates with the site. We are so excited to work together fulltime on GWS and keep bringing great wedding inspiration to you guys. I wanted to say THANK YOU so much to all my loyal readers + sponsors and all of you who have helped spread the word about GWS. I am SO thankful that I found a job I love and one that I get to spend working with my hubby. We already have some great ideas for next year and I hope you continue to love what we are doing here.

And some fun links!

How gorgeous is this huge flower bouquet? It’s made of fabric + will last forever! Adore it.

Wouldn’t this make the sweetest wedding dress? It’s from Ruche and under $90!

Uber-talented Carissa of JL Designs just revealed her holiday collection – the succulent trees are genius! So many pretty things…

Looking for custom handkerchiefs for your groom? Check out these beauties by Sarah Drake. And as a special for GWS readers if you enter GREEN2010 you will receive free shipping anywhere in the states!

If you live in LA, check out the Renegade Craft Fair or Artisanal LA this weekend for lots of handmade gifts – you may spot me + my hubby there :).

A favorite from a year ago: A rainy Vermont wedding where breakfast was served for dinner!

And be sure to check out this amazing Save the Date Adam sent me. He is a producer + she is an actress, so to create excitement for their LA wedding, they created a movie trailer for their friends + family. Love is a Magical Thing!

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  1. Congrats on the big change…so rad! There’s not many people like us, who can say they love their job this much. yay!

  2. I am obsessed with GWS :) I am so excited you are continuing the site and making it a great place to see amazing ideas!

  3. Congrats Jen! I am so excited for you (and the hubs)! You definitely deserve it! xo

  4. hooray!!! so excited for you to go full time GWS! you have created an amazing environment and deserve to cultivate it full time! Love that Save the Date trailer too!

  5. Congratulations, Jen! What a huge and exciting step for you and GWS. Can’t wait to hear how it goes- keep up the amazing work!

  6. This is by far one of my favorite wedding blogs. So glad that you’re keeping the inspiration coming! :)
    PS- that Vermont wedding is still one of my favorites EVER and was a huge part of the inspiration for our wedding! Hopefully ours will turn out just as beautifully and I can submit it to be shown on GWS as well!

  7. i love that dress on the right! some great favorites..

  8. congratulations, jen! so excited for you and the hubby!!!

  9. I love this site and everything you post! Congratulations on the big change & on doing what you love!

  10. That is really fantastic news. Congratulations + thank you for the daily dose of beauty and positivity I draw from GWS. <3

  11. Congrats Jen! WOW, i had no idea you weren’t doing this full time already.. how did you do it!?!?! Thank YOU for being such a great inspiration to the community and brides alike. Keep it up, and here’s to a successful and beautiful blog life. Cheers!!

  12. That video is so incredibly amazing and fun, and romantic…what a great idea!

    oh yeah…love this big flower bouquet too! very unique!

  13. That’s amazing news, Jen. congrats! Kat (Rock n Roll Bride) announced the same amazing news today, too! FULL-TIME WEDDING BLOGGERS UNITE! So happy for you, it’s so fulfilling and you’re amazeballs at it!!!!! xo – Ali

  14. yay jen!! congrats! :) we’re so happy for you! your blog rocks, so you deserve this! xo

  15. The best news ever. My heart is happy for you!!

  16. Congrats! :) And that Save The Date is AWESOME!!! Omg, words can’t even describe it!

  17. YAYYYY!!! Congratulations Jen! So happy for you!!

  18. Yay!!!! So happy for u two and it’s amazing to see how much u and ur site have grown in the last years. Congrats!!!!!

  19. We are cheering for you and so very happy for all of your successes Jen! A virtual toast to you tonight from us here in San Diego. :)

  20. That’s awesome! Congratulations!!

  21. Congrats to you!

  22. I am so so happy for you Jen! I bet it feels great- all your hard work has certainly paid off. Excited to see what 2011 holds…..

  23. Such lovely news, Jen! You’re an inspiration to the rest of us trying to make it there.

    The Save-the-Date video is amazing, kudos to the creators!!

  24. congratulations. so very excited for you.

  25. Hip Hip! I’m so excited you get to invest your entire heart with GWS now – congrats on the wonderful news! I can’t imagine where you guys will take us in the coming years – best of luck darling!

  26. That is VERY exciting news! … I live in Texas & send all of my brides to your site for inspiration. Keep up the great work!!

  27. Way to take a leap of faith into a job you can really put your heart into! My fiancé and I work together too and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Keep up the good work!

  28. Well I’ll cheers to that! Good for you, Jen! Do what you love and everything else seems to fall into place. Congratulations.

  29. YAY!!! you already know how i feel about your new full time gig – CHEERS BABY! and thanks for featuring our holiday collection – so glad you love it! xoxo, c

  30. Congratulations, that is great news!!! It is fabulous when we get to do what we do what we love! I really like the design of the succulent centerpiece trees as well as the driftwood, rose, moss centerpieces.

  31. That’s such great news! Congratulations on your new situation.

    …and I love those succulent towers!

  32. Thanks so much everyone for your kind comments. So happy to have such sweet readers! :)

  33. Congratulations, Jen! So very excited for you and this new and wonderful venture! You have a very supportive group of readers cheering you on.

    It’s so great to hear the news that you’re taking GWS further and that it offers great possibilities for you and your husband. Super exciting!
    Congrats! Can’t wait to see more from you!!!! Can’t live without GWS :)


    The French Bouquet

  34. Congrats Jen!!!!! Super excited for you and sooooo well deserved!!! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for GWS now…look out world! xo


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