Sunday, 27 December 2009

Happy Holidays!!

We've had a wonderful start to the 2009/2010 season and we just wanted to thank you so very much! We are sooo excited for what is yet to come.... love, Mishka

Monday, 21 December 2009

MarToca Beach Garden Grand Opening!

Well, here it is - the photos from the MarToca Beach Garden Grand Opening in Bucerias! When Jimmy (the owner and all-around cool guy!) asked us to participate we were hesitant - mostly because we are a small "mom and pop" (or rather, brother/sister-in-law!) operation and don't have oodles of money to spend on such fun opportunities! But Jimmy found a way to help us with costs and we had such a great time - and such an amazing venue!

Then Memo from Charme (who, as most of you know who follow the blog! :)) agreed to decorate a cake for us and to donate yummy, nummy pastries to accent the decor space and then Jimmy asked us to decorate a Margarita area just for him AND, then, Michael Amici - an awesome new photographer in-town and all-around incredible person (also he's very good at stringing orchids!! ;)) - said he would also take some pictures for us (all pictures donated by him!! thank you Michael!) AND our flower vendor, Juan Carlos from GDL said he would donate some of the flowers .... well, anyway, kismet was in the air!

Mishka Designs & Charme....
So, this was "our" area ... Omar and I wanted something that would represent "us" as well as showcase Memo's incredible pastries ... I wanted something beachy, yet elegant - to really accentuate the MarToca space but in a graceful, airy sortof way ... so we decided on white dendrobium orchids, pink cymbidium orchids and strung crystals, along with the crystal chandelier we had originally designed for Britt but just done a little differently would be amazing up-top. Then we had our entranceway with some larger crystals and strung orchids to greet guests as they entered. We really did want to showcase Memo's work, so we placed pretty pink chiffon cocktail tables, accentuated with black ribbon in the middle of the area and round hand-painted batik pillows and our logo in swarovski crystals with a white lounge for guests to sit back and enjoy the amazing sunset! And, of course, you have to have floating lanterns in that amazing pool!

If I was designing this for a wedding, this would probably be the dance/cake area and we would add a few more candles to really give it a great romantic glow.

MarToca Margaritaville....

Jimmy had seen the rose balls we did for Greg & Panida's wedding as well as the lamps - so he knew he wanted those for sure - the rest he left to us! It took me a bit to figure out the angle I was going to take this little area but, once I saw this amazing grey chiffon, I knew! We did 10 rose balls (that's close to 1,000 roses!) with crystals and 20 hand-painted glass candles as well as accent pillows for this very chic upscale Margaritaville ... Just one of those spaces that looked amazing during the day and gave you a cozy, warm feel at night!

The People....

It's rare we ever have time to take photos at an event - but this was a fun event, not really a working event, so we were able to get a few pictures in .... this next photo is Memo and his wife Lucy (charme) - AND this picture was taken by me, not by any pro ;).

Next up, we have a fun group shot .... Omar and I with Memo from Charme and our good friends Tamara and Patti from Incredible Weddings.

We were fortunate enough to have Nikki & Roland, our fun, sweet couple whose December 5th wedding we were lucky enough to coordinate/design, attend the cocktail!

And, lastly, I couldn't resist putting-in this picture - I just love it! Me and Tamara (Incredible Weddings) .... and now you know .... I am a Corona girl ;).

Fun Fun aside, MarToca really is an amazing place, if you want something that's beachside, beautiful and amazing but weren't really looking to have your event at a villa! Two thumbs up! :)

Just Red and White Please!

A big shout out goes to Consuelo who said "I do" last Saturday, December 19th in Cancun! The important note to her with her maracas was that they were red with white lettering! We decided to also surprise her with a calla lily that she'd wanted but was a little out of budget :). Unfortunately, seems like a few maracas got broken in transit - booo to our shipping carrier!!

Here are the maracas:

Since I still have to wait for Nikki & Roland's photos until after Christmas (boo! ;)), and I have some great photos back from the MarToca event guess what's coming-up? You guessed it! :):)

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Sneak Peek MarToca Grand Opening Video on FB...

It was a fun-filled evening last Thursday with all sorts of goodies for brides .... free food (De Santos and Plush Catering!), free drinks, tequila tastings, yummy desserts (Charme and Los Chatos), great music (Enlace) and the list goes on and on!! While I work away on Nikki & Roland's blog I thought I would share a sneak peek video of MarToca Grand Opening over at From the Inside Out (FB - oh yeah! ;).

Friday, 11 December 2009

Unique Bridesmaid Bouquets....

A big shout out to Valerie who was married December 7 in the Riviera Maya. Valerie loved the white tiger lillies we did for Britt way back when, but she had a unique twist to her maracas - she wanted to utilize them as her bridesmaid's bouquets and we can't wait to see if she did and how it looked! As always, Omar rocks the design :).

We just got the pictures back from Nikki & Roland's wedding AND yesterday was the grand opening for Martoca where we did a couple of designs to showcase our work as well - so pictures and videos will be forthcoming :).

Monday, 7 December 2009

Before & After Video of Nikki & Roland's Vibrant Mexican Wedding!

Well, I just couldn't wait, had to share NOW! Story and all coming-up but, for right now, here's a sneak peek on Facebook of the Before and After video of Nikki & Roland's wedding Dec 4th....

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Silver with a Pop of Red!

Big congratulations are in order for Jill who tied the knot at Dreams PV this past Friday, December 4th! Jill's colors were silver/grey/ivory and white - she said she was hoping to surprise her groom (as he was poking at what he called "bland" colors ;)) with a pop of red bouquet ... so, I thought a silver maraca with a nice pop of red would be perfect! I think Omar did a great job and I love the tags with the little red flowers all over ... pop of red indeed!

On another note, we had a FANTASTIC wedding last Saturday with Nikki and Roland after enough twists and turns that make a Mexican telenovela look bland! But I will fill you in on all when we get the pictures back from Soco ... although, if you look, there might be a little teaser video posted in FaceBook in the next few days ;).

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Beach Club Grand Opening AND Great Cause!

I can finally blurt this out!! MarToca is an amazing new beach club/garden opening in Bucerias with a beautiful beach, infinity pool, grass, trees, flowers and available to rent for weddings! Seriously nothing like this in Vallarta (not attached to a Villa - and, even then, nothing with this much space!)! We were lucky enough to be asked to participate in their grand opening which is happening next Thursday (Dec 10th) from 5-10 p.m.
There's also going to be a raffle held to benefit the Center of Education (for Sports and Social activities) and you're not going to believe this! $10.00 usd enters you into the raffle to win a wedding worth $10,000 usd!!
So this party has the marks of everything grand - free food, free drink, amazing view, win a wedding and meet some of the best wedding vendors in Vallarta AND all in support of a great cause!
If you are in town or will be in town during that time and would like to come, please send me an email and I would be more than happy to send you an invite!! So fun!!

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