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Hello, Sugarcomb! The wedding planning studio is open.

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A dream that has been in the back of my mind for years now came to fruition this summer when I opened Sugarcomb’s headquarters in Magnolia village. Designing the space was such a fun experience. The studio was a well-loved blank canvas when I received the keys; plans began this spring and I opened the Dutch door for business this June.

The studio is very close to my heart for a couple of reasons. I grew up in the area and spent a few high school and college years working in the exact same location, back when it was owned by an interior designer. That first job of mine was so inspiring and it greatly steered me along my design path. Bringing my own business to the studio has truly been a heartwarming full-circle experience for me.

Sugarcomb had been home-based since its start in 2008 and it’s a pleasure to be able to invite couples in to work on their plans where I have everything I need at my fingertips. The talented Julie Harmsen came by recently to shoot the studio and I’m thrilled to share her images with you…

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 The studio is open by appointment only, please contact us to schedule your consultation or visit.

Photos by Julie Harmsen Photography. Studio Design by Kelsey Eads of Sugarcomb.

Jennifer & Jerry’s Wedding | Design Details | Vintage Glam Ceremony Altar

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Coordinating all of the elements that came together to create Jennifer & Jerry’s Ceremony was so much fun. We found a gorgeous and impressive vintage corner cupboard through Becky at Vintage Ambiance, who also sourced the beautiful sparkly chandelier that was hung overhead. Here was our initial sketch that we presented to Jennifer:

We ended up being able to center the alter between two of the large windows on a brick wall, rather than in the corner of the room, which is the most common placement at The Palace Ballroom. We chose a sheer fabric backdrop from Rented Elegance, so that the early evening light  was able to filter in from Lenora Street. Glassybaby votives in an array of pink and gold shades lined the shelves along with floral arrangements by Finch and Thistle. We selected chiavari chairs from Pedersen’s with a dark walnut finish to compliment the deep tones of the venue and to ground our light and airy design. The design was dual purpose, after the the room was transformed for the Reception, the cake display was centered under the chandelier.

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Photography: Barbara Kinney Photography

Weekend Away…

Forest and I were on the Oregon Coast this weekend and we got to spend a day at Cannon Beach, one of our favorite places.  It’s where Forest asked me to marry him, and we’ve made a tradition of going back every year since.  The weather never got above the 60′s but it’s such a beautiful place to see.
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had to share this: custard king in astoria.  i want that sign!

2 Sweet Years…

August 2nd, two sweet years ago, was our wedding.  It’s hard to believe it’s been that long since I was running around with my own planning binder.  Even harder to believe that I’ve been married to my better-half (no joke) for that long.
Weekly, I can count on at least one person telling me that my husband is the nicest man they’ve ever met…and they’re completely right.  I’m not sure how I found him (joke), but every ounce of me could not be more happy that I did.
Happy 2 Year Anniversary, Forest.
Photo by: Sarah Rhoads Photographers

Like Cake | My Favorite Things

I’ve had a long running obsession with anything that resembles a delicious frosted cake. Typically it’s architecture, I love buildings that look like you could walk up to them with a fork and take a bite. A perfect example is this photo of a white church that I keep above my desk in my office. My god-mother sent it to me from a vacation that she was on a couple of years ago…I can’t wait to see it in person someday!

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Year after year…


Yesterday, my grandparent’s celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary. They were married on a Wednesday, a great day to Wed. She made her pale pink wedding gown and each of her bridesmaids dresses, and he made his tuxedo. My grandpa is a long ago retired custom tailor and my grandma, a seamstress. I wish I could bottle up all of their stories. They are nostalgia, they are magical. They are at that age when you cry because you remember something so sweet from so long ago.
My husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary about a week ago…we are barely at the beginning.