Sunday, April 10, 2011


Everyone having a good weekend so far? Here at Dusty Rose we have exciting news to share with you...our new website is officially up and running!! Thank you Patrick Cho for working so patiently with me. =) If you need a website or just want to freshen up your current one then contact Patrick.

Hop on over and check out our new site! Our blog will be there as well...thank you blogspot and readers you have been ever so faithful.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Winner Winner!!

I've been inspired by soothing colors lately...especially mint green. There's something so fresh about it and it doesn't scream for your attention...

source:  tablecupcake, hair flower, dress 

Now for the winner of our Martha Stewart Magazine subscription giveaway...congratulations to

jgkuuipo said...
"I just got engaged last week and am trying to dive head first into all the fun DIY projects, but I really don't know where to begin. This subscription would really help me to gather ideas about color scheme, invitations, favors, flowers, and everything else I should know about. It would be a great help to me as I begin planning the event that will mark the beginning of a new chapter in life"

Please let us know your information so you could be inspired by wonderful ideas in no time. =)
Thank you everyone for participating and this is not our last so be on the lookout for more! 

Happy Saturday!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

FREE Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine Giveaway Ends 4/8/11!!

Hi Everyone!

Make sure you enter for a chance to win a FREE one-year subscription to Martha Stewart Weddings magazine~!!

Here's how:

1. Go to our facebook page and like it (if you already haven't done so~)

2. Comment on how this magazine would benefit you. 

Trust me, even if you are not getting married, or already married, this magazine will give you plenty of ideas for creative decor, floral arrangements, photography ideas, and vacation spots (who says you have to be going on a honeymoon to take a vacation? hehe)!  Plus, you get to look at lots and lots of beautiful pictures!! 

Still don't need it? You can enter to win the FREE subscription for your friend!!  Sounds good, right?

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, there are no catches or obligations after you complete tasks 1 & 2 above to enter~ 

So enter, enter, enter~!  hehe


Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Yes that's right we are having another giveaway...this time around we are giving away...

a subscription to Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine!

As you know, Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine offers tons of planning tips and is jam packed with eye candy and inspiration.

What you  need to do...

1. Go to our facebook page and like it (if you already haven't done so =] )

2. Comment on how this magazine would benefit you

We will be randomly choosing a winner next week (4/8).

Can't wait!!


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Baby Shower: Blue and Brown

Hi everyone!

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a baby shower with a blue and brown, polka-dot and stripe theme!

Since it was for a close family friend, I agreed to help out~  We had a diaper cake, banner, tissue paper decorations, fruit parfaits, games, gifts, cookies, cake, cupcakes, and more!  Although it was an intimate gathering, there was so much to prepare~

Oh, and the cake and cupcakes were baked and decorated by yours truly!

Although these photos don't do justice to how cute everything was, hope you enjoy!

- Karen

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

shimmery gold

There's nothing like glitter and sparkle to make you feel girly and glam. Pink and glittery gold are among the top trends of spring 2011.



I hope this adds a sparkle to the rest of your day!! =)   


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Award-winning dresses~

With all the Oscar buzz last week, my wonderful friend gave me the great idea of posting dresses from the red carpet!  Since the Oscars are such a formal event, there was bound to be some evening dresses that could inspire wedding gowns, so after hours of searching Yahoo's images (too many beauties to choose from), I found my top three dresses~

You may need to use your imagination to envision these beautiful dresses in the wedding dress color of your choice, but I am confident that should be easy as 1-2-3 for our readers~  =)

In third place, to the left, Halle Berry in Marchesa.  Very luxurious and formal. 
First runner-up is Hailee Steinfeld, also in Marchesa.  Perfect for the cute, more casual wedding. 
Or I think it would be great as a bridesmaid dress too~

And now, for my favorite dress that night...

Mila Kunis in a gorgeous lace Elie Saab~
I think an outdoor wedding, under a huge lush tree would be
the perfect location for a dress like this.

What red carpet dress inspires you?  =)


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

vintage items available!!

Gooood afternoon~

Here at Dusty Rose there's a lot of fresh new updates coming your way! Coming soon is our new website =) and also we are having items available upon request for brides who want to have unique touches here and there for their wedding. Here are a few...

super man lunch box

top view
wonder woman lunch box

top view

metal rose

mason jars

vintage night stand
The metal rose has a special place in my heart because it's made by none other dad! He has a wielding company and for as long as I could remember, he would never fail to surprise me with his creativity. When I needed advice or any ideas  I would always go to him...where does your inspiration stem from?

Happy Tuesday!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

I'm sprung...

Hello everyone~ Lately the weather has been playing tricks on me...just when I think the sun is finally here to stay, dark clouds roll in...and just when I think I need to bundle up, I need to peel off my super thick scarf...what's going on? Personally, I would rather be hot than cold any day...yes I know when you're cold all you need to do is add layers to be warm...but there's something about sunshine and the warmth throughout the day that just makes me...happy. I would like Mr. Sun to be out all day everyday but...I can't do anything about that. ^ ^ Anyways, I was strolling around the mall today and was so happy to see more and more winter clothes taking the backseat and finally see floral skirts, breezy tops and so much spring/summer goodness! Basically...I'm sprung from spring. ^ ^ Is it just me or do soft, pretty pastel colors come to mind when you think of spring?

Anyone else excited for spring/summer to come? =)


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Real Weddings: Jessica and Kwangmin Cho

Hello everyone! 

Today, we bring to you a wedding from far, far, away~

The Beautiful couple:  Jessica and Kwangmin Cho
The Venue: Intercontinental Coex Hotel in Seoul, South Korea
Photos by: Monument and KC designs

Dusty Rose Events would love to share your wedding and special event photos with our followers too!  Please feel free to contact us via facebook or email!

Happy Tuesday!


Monday, February 14, 2011


Happy Valentines Day everyone!!~ I hope everyone has a special day today with loved ones, whether it may be your significant other, family or friends.

I wanted to share with you about our Agape Night that we held at church last weekend. Basically we try to teach our children's ministry about the power of God's love for us. We invited their families to come and sit at their own table to eat and do crafts together. Here are some pictures and quick DIY tips. =)

Centerpieces. We got some potted plants and candles are a easy way to fill up space and create a cozy feel to the room. We also scattered valentines candy around the centerpieces.

The programs for the night! =)

Easy easy DIY backdrop for a photobooth. =) You can easily recreate these with different colors and materials

Doesn't that look delicious and refreshing? The mothers made this with V8 Splash, cranberry juice and cut up strawberries, oranges and blueberries....yummm

Craft time! A posterboard was given to each family along with these materials. They took four family photos ahead of time and we handed it out to them. They were asked to decorate the posterboard with their pictures and other goodies. 
I truly felt the love that night. From the mothers rolling up their sleeves to help with dinner to the teary eyes at the end of the night when they say their love letters to their it was awesome. I hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day!!


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Get Organized

For all the brides who are notorious for being disorganized and stash bits and pieces everywhere and need friends to remind you of appointments, look no further! How about letting pretty notebooks and organizers inspire you to use them instead of plain and uninspiring notebooks that are buried in your drawers somewhere?

Oh Joy's shop is full of pretty prints with handmade influences from texture, pattern and color.

I love her collection of whimsical calenders. Why not spice it up and use lovely notebooks, organizers, calenders and other goodies to inspire you to get organized and make lists for the details of your wedding?

Not the type to mess with pens and paper? If you are a minimalist, how about using teuxdeux to make your to-do lists? Teux Deux (don't you love the name?) is a simple to-do app for those who are on the go.

Take time out throughout your day to take care of the little details of your wedding. If you are feeling overwhelmed, make lists to help you get through them. My advice is to go somewhere by yourself (remember my previous post on too many voices!) whether it be

a cafe (you guys know my love for Starbucks ^ ^)

a desk (work or at home)

or even your bed!

Stay tuned for Valentine's Day DIYs and lovely photos. =)


Monday, January 31, 2011

Keep Calm and Carry On

I like watching a lot of wedding shows and reading a lot of bride's blogs about their journey up to their wedding day. I know that a lot of brides get stressed about money,the little details, changing their minds about decorations, and the list goes on. However, I noticed that the common theme throughout watching the shows and listening to brides is that...they CAN'T WAIT until the day is over! I find that very sad because you should be excited about marrying your true love. If you feel like you are up to your elbows on budgets, to do lists, vendors, decorating and all the other details....get help! Especially if you are a DIY bride, enlist help from your bridal party, families and friends!

Have your mom or mother-in-law whip up treats such as cupcakes for a cupcake bar, edible favors for your guests, or even your wedding cake if they are up to the challenge! They would be delighted to do something special and you know that it will be filled with love!
Have all your bridesmaids get together to have a DIY floral arranging party for your centerpieces. It would be interesting to see the different styles. =)
 Have a handyman around? How about building a one of a kind backdrop or signs for your ceremony, reception or centerpieces!

Some (or should I say most) grooms believe the best thing to do is stay out of your way and show up for the wedding to say "I do." Some brides might actually like that idea, but how about doing something together? If you don't want your fiance to moan and groan when you approach him, how about saying it would be a special project to do together for your special day? You could design your own invitations or make your own "bride and groom sign" like below and pretty much anything else. =)

Also, if you have a vision in mind for your wedding, stick to it. Your family and friends can give you advice on what would help but it might make you more confused and frustrated.

Next time you feel blue...

Keep calm and carry on. =)