here’s what we came up with.
the final product, all bundled up.
jenny and her seriously legit camera.
anyway, she told me these crazy stories about how the companies in the gift lounge just give out tons of free stuff to all the celebrities… and i told her about how my necklace got stolen and she suggested maybe a celebrity took it cause they thought it was free. so that made me feel better…
as she left, nick was like, “you should take a picture with her!” so i ran after her to ask if i could take a pic. she was SO sweet. she came back to my booth and was like “yea, i’ll put on a necklace or something” so there she is – wearing a oh, hello friend necklace! so in a strange way, the ama gift lounge did work out cause i ended up getting a pic of my item on a celeb anyway! heh. and the fact that she remembered my company brand and mentioned it totally made my day. branding works! lol. so i called my bro cause he’s a big idol fan and he totally remembered her!
elim – a sweet friend who i actually met just selling at uc irvine. carissa – a shop supporter who has purchased from my shop a few times.. she wrote a really sweet thing about meeting each other on her blog. michelle + carissa woo – super random story about michelle and her sister. i know michelle through blogging, and her sister carissa was roommates with one of my friends from elementary school. such a small world.
and last but not least, all the other lovely friends.
laura – a sweet friend who i just met through blogging.
dear friends helen + frances + her adorable kids!
my aunt linda stopped by and always supports!
how cute is nicholas in his bike shirt.. which he got many compliments on. i got him this shirt 😉
elim – a sweet friend who i actually met just selling at uc irvine.
carissa – a shop supporter who has purchased from my shop a few times.. she wrote a really sweet thing about meeting each other on her blog.
michelle + carissa woo – super random story about michelle and her sister. i know michelle through blogging, and her sister carissa was roommates with one of my friends from elementary school. such a small world.
classic face. she was totally surprised. and a little confused 😉
video capturing the moment. love it!
some of our decor!
so our ‘theme’ was school books – linda being a school teacher naturally came up with this brilliant idea. we had kids books that themed the food we got.
a beautiful hand sewn pendant banner made by helen like, 40 minutes before the shower. she is legit!
i love these action shots. linda is explaining to ruby
how we planned everything. helen’s huge smile is
awesome as all the plans are coming out 😉
ok, totally love this shot – i think rj took it.
it is such a blogger thing. all of us bloggers know.
we all had our cameras out.
between the 4 of us taking pictures, we probably have
10 pictures of each different food.
but i love the different takes on everything.
jenny took this image.. i love the foreground but
also nick and i are in the background on the phont
with his sister 😉
so that was our surprise party!
and so lovely to plan something for
someone who is so amazing.
and i just met ruby through blogging!
i love blogging too.
urbanic is owned by audrey (she blogs at parcel post) and her husband, joshua and they are just the best. audrey is one of the most sincere and genuine people ever and i love blogging because if it weren’t for blogging, i may never have met her!
my brother and i brought a photo booth (did i tell you we are starting a photo booth business?) so that was lots of fun.
meeting joy was so cool, i was all ‘starstruck’ 😉 i mean, it’s like seriously meeting a celeb! she has achieved such success that so many of us designers and bloggers hope to achieve and she is so inspirational. i even got to snap some pictures in the photo booth with her and audrey, which was awesome!
amanda (from 100 layer cake) was also there and she is also such a sweet and genuine person. some other dear friends that were in attendance: annie (yolksy), margaret (paper pastries), monica (our designed life), and myra (double sided tape). i think another really-cool-moment was meeting max wagner and his lovely fiancee. yep, that’s right. he was there photographing the event. i am such an admirer of his work so it was neat to actually meet him.
i’m posting some #ff twitter links today here 😉 event was at @urbanic. celebrating @ohjoystudio. cupcakes were by @frostedtweets. photographs were by @maxwagner. flowers were by @jl_designs. and photo booth: @photobooth_love.
so here are some images i managed to get of the event! i didn’t even get any pics of the cupcakes though.. but i did get to take some home! 😉