Friday, October 28, 2011

One Year Anniversary!!

Happy Anniversary to "TOP THIS WEDDING"

One year ago today "Top This Wedding" launched with the opening of a new Etsy Store. We opened with just a few ideas and a lot charm that has since blossomed into over 45 products which is only the start!  This past year "Top This Wedding" has been featured in over six different publications including two abroad in the UK. We have shipped throughout the United states and now even worldwide to destinations including New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain, Paris and Tokyo! In addition, we have branched into a full fledged event coordinator handling the complete decor and catering of local weddings. We plan to continue to expand our catalog and bring exciting fresh ideas to your event.

I love working with brides and grooms to make the wedding of their dreams. It has so been rewarding to watch my business grow and be a part of the creative process that has lead to so many happy couples and beautiful weddings.  I love being a small part in your special day, so tell your friends and family!!


We had a romantic picnic on the beach for our anniversary! Here are a few fun ideas for yours:

Dinner Under the Stars
Dress warm, pack a picnic basket filled with both of your favorite foods, a blanket and a telescope. Find a spot that overlooks an amazing view somewhere secluded. 
A Night At The Theater
Go see a live play at the theaterIt’s a twist on the old dinner-and-a-movie theme, but the extra effort will go a long way!
Secretly take your partner on a surprise romantic weekend getaway. To make it a surprise, make it seem like you're taking them on a usual day trip that's not very exciting. Then take them to the airport and surprise them with the tickets to the romantic destination of their dreams. To make it all run smooth, you can 
pre-pack their things, and arrange for them to have time off at work.
Spontaneous Road Trip
Pack up the car, ask your sister or in-laws to watch the kids, and head out on the road for an overnight trip. You can book the reservations while on the road together, a bed-and-breakfast cottage could be a big hit!
Do you have a special anniversary memory or a great idea? Drop us a comment and lets hear about it!

Monday, October 24, 2011

How to Wear Multiple Prints at Once

                Meet Roni!

Roni is my darling hip daughter, she keeps up with all the latest fashion trends. One of the many fun things that she does is to pair different prints together. I love this look and find using multiple prints a great way to add interest to a basic outfit.

Here are a few tips:
1. Stay in the same color family
2. Choose similar prints in different sizes
3. Make black and white your friends
4. Try not to pair more than 3 prints, 2 is a safe number

 I think the thing to you should remember with prints, so you don't go too crazy. Stay in simular color families and working with different sized prints to make this look work.
Get more ideas at SHEfinds.

Show us your version of pairing different prints! 
Just send me an email with your images here! (low res, under 570k per image please)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


This old dresser is an amazing display of what some imagination and a coat of paint can do! 
All I did on this redo was:


Glues the new d├ęcor pieces on the cupboard doors

(I got these at Hobby Lobby they were on sale for half price, so 7.99 for the two)
Paint (used paint I already had)

Have before & after photos you'd like to share? Just send me an email with your images here! (low res, under 500k per image, please)]

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Beginning!

I am so excited to start sharing my ideas, inspiration and creations with everyone.
A Little history first, I grew up in a small town in the west, my parents were both hard working folks. Dad was a military man, green beret paratrooper. Mom worked in a bakery for years and learned the trade well. We had a family of nine, so mom naturally developed the talents of cooking for a crowd.

That's my Mom in the middle

I was only six years old when the opportunity came along for my parents to buy a catering business. With all my mothers past experience and a large family she had a built in work force to run the business. So our family started "Elaine's Catering" (named after my mom), needless to say I grew up in a catering family. 
This is about the time we started catering

That is were I learned all the tricks of the trade. By the time I was 14 years old I was coordinating large events and running a wedding crew. So You might say wedding/event planning is in my blood! I studied fashion merchandising in collage and love to sew and create new things. With six children of my own, cooking has been a big part of my life. Food, fun and family!! 
Last year my daughter got married, she was the first of my children to tie the knot. It was such a thrill for both of us as we planned, created and cooked together. My daughter had so many fun ideas and wanted her wedding to be different and unique, we were determined to make that happen. She would come up with all kinds of clever ideas and bring them to me, Our theme soon became "We Can Make That!" and we did. 
So if you dream it "WE CAN MAKE IT"!

Top This Wedding utilizes four decades of experience to help brides and hostesses design one-of-a-kind event experiences for their guests. By mixing something old (vintage and repurposed items) with something new, each handmade piece I create becomes an item clients treasure long after the event is over. No two pieces are identical, ensuring every TopThisWedding client can create a purely individualized event reflective of their true style. Visit to learn more.

 What inspires you to be creative?
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