The 1st dance…

And when the sun went down it was the most magical moment of the night…


…the 1st dance…


An enchanting embellished dress…

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I love vintage embellished dresses for events, and I have been buying them for my boutique space. But this one  I fell in love with, so I put it on my dress form and took some pictures. This dress is a size 6 and it has a long zipper in the back so it is easy to get into. The details on this dress is amazing, and it’s perfectly intact. I think this dress is perfect for a spring wedding. I will be selling dresses like this on my blog soon. Yes this one is available so if you are interested send me an email.

Have a fun week ! xoxo


Vintage Velvet sofa…


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I have bee in the market for a Vintage  velvet sofa for a prop for a photo booth. When I walked into this thrift store over the weekend I was excited to see this beauty. The perfect color for a photo booth  that I am doing in June. The wedding colors are going to be coral and gray.  I will be using this sofa in my boutique space in the mean time as a display.  Sometimes lady luck is right by your side.

This sofa is available for  layaway at Vintage Vendetta at 126 b main street Lake Elsinore.

Have a fun week . : )

Styling an Event Poster.

Styling event posters has been something I have been doing a lot lately. So I decided to show you how to create one. The 1st thing I did was lay all these tea  items on a table on a open white frame. This is  for an upcoming tea we will be having at my new studio & boutique. I used natural light coming in from my kitchen window. I took about six shots. I liked this one the best.


 Next I lighten and contrasted the photo so the colors  pop. I used a simple Photoshop I downloaded for free. Picasa 3.


Next I added this overlay from Picasa 3 ,called Comic Book. It creates these cute little dots and soften the photo.


 I added the text last. I love to use a soft script font with a readable font. I always use the colors that are on the photo so to give the entire poster a cohesive look. I wanted this poster to look fresh, inviting and romantic. Maybe I should have added some cookies.

A Christmas Tea at the Paper Mystique


I will be hosting a Christmas tea at “The Paper Mystique,” this Sat Dec. 15th 11am to 3pm. At Old town Lake Elsinore, at Maria’s Antiques.


I decided to use grays and creams , and a touch of red. I also have made 22 cup & 12 cup tag bags of my Winter Blend,  that will be available for purchase.  This gray creamer and sugar was a gift from Tanya last Christmas,  from Anthropologies.


The teacup was a find from my local Antique Mall. All our Christmas will be on sale.  Should be a fun event…

hope you have an enchanting weekend !

xoxo Sacred Cheryl

Last Minute details for DIY Event

Last minute details for Tanya’s shower this Sunday

1. Pick up tablecloths that I pre- ordered all nine of them. Make sure they are the right colors and lengths.

2. Pick up the photos that I had blowed up to 16 x 20’s.

3. Make sure I have enough chalk for all the chalkboards.

4.Check out the fresh flowers at Costco and Trader Joe’s for the colors in stock to be picked up in the morning. Make sure I have enough vases.

5. Call the caterer, make sure the food is on time.

6. Stop by Dora’s to see the finished cake tonight. Pack cake knifes

7. Pack all my retro cameras and retro typewriter for the photo booth.

8.Candy station done, pom-pom made. Props done.

9. Dress to match table clothes dry cleaned

10. All batteries charged for cameras.

11. Start set-up at noon , party at aprox 60 people.

Photos from the party on my next post.

xoxo Cheryl

A Mad Hatter Tea Party…

I decorated my hat with silk flowers, a pearl button and an antique pin…..and brought out my brown dress with white polka dots.

And I wrapped Doras present with brown polka dot postage paper with a writing tablet as a card…..

The perfect place seating for every guest …..

A name card, teacup with honey spoon and a teabag that said” Drink Me !”…..


Food was by Holly…..

and I must say she did an excellent job , her presentation was stunning!!

and it was every bit as good down to the last bite

Claudia was enjoying her tea….I designed  her hat and pearls.

 Dora used my vintage green and cream chairs and  book stacks. Dora made  a magical cake !!!

A pink flamingo too cute …..

Such a fun party…

 xoxo Cheryl

 See a spring-mad-hatters-tea here !!

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I have bought a new pale yellow straw hat, and added some silk flowers…and am wearing a vintage brown dress with white polka dots . Dora is  doing the table setting with my antique silver, vintage chairs, white table clothes and book stacks ….should be a fun event tomorrow.

Post soon to follow, have a great weekend…

 xoxo Cheryl

Window Display by Maria’s Antiques

I am proud to say Maria’s Antiques in Old Town Lake Elsinore has featured my photography and wedding photo books this month in her store window…

Maria is a very  talented lady as you can see by her beautiful display. She has matched my cards perfectly with her enchanting one of a kind items! Wow , I am so impressed !!!

If you visit her shop you can get a 50 % off any photo shoot package and that also includes wedding packages too. You can visit her shop here.


138 N. Main Street. Lake Elsinore, California. 951-471-2244.

Thank-you and I hope everyone has a wonderful week !

xoxo Cheryl

2011 in review…

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people.  This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2011.  If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2011, there were 66 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 75 posts. There were 232 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 196mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 5th with 330 views. The most popular post that day was Brian and Lilly...


Thanks wordpress and thanks to all of you who have visted my blog, this year I am going to post more photography , more event design and more romantic invitations, I hope you join me….and have a wonderful year , xoxo Cheryl. stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.