Featured : Inside Weddings Magazine Winter 2011

© Jasmine Star. This post cannot be republished without permission. Stealing makes me sad.
was photographing a wedding the weekend of my sister's bridal shower. My mother sent me photos of the event to my phone and I smiled. And yet, my heart ached. I longed to be at the shower, but didn't have a Saturday off in the months leading to my sister's wedding. So I relived the event via iphone photographs.

Lucky for me, my sister agreed to attend a smaller bridal shower planned by the ever amazing Amanda Auer of In the Now Weddings and Events. The day was nothing short of spectacular I can't thank the amazing vendors who came together to make everything so special. I'm blessed with such amazing industry peers...and friends. Photographing (and participating in) this event was an honor.

Much to our delight, Inside Weddings Magazine featured the bridal shower and we couldn't be happier! I'm incredibly honored and can't thank the team behind the day enough...

Many thanks to...
Amanda Auer of In the Now for planning a perfect day and creating beautiful florals...
Carina Lindgren of Flawless Faces for hair and makeup...
Erica O'Brien of Erica O'Brien Cake Designs...
Viceroy Hotel Santa Monica for being the perfect place for a bridal shower...

There were a ton of photos taken that day, so I'll likely follow up with another blog post detailing the many components to this bridal it wrong of me to want to have another shower for no apparent reason?! Amanda killed me with all the details and thoughtfulness, so I'm trying to think of ways she can help me plan another party. Happy Groundhog's Day? Happy Secretary's Day? Happy Fruitcake Toss Day? Com'on...who's with me?!

Happy Monday!
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Dayanara - Where did you purchase the fake diamond rings? This event is gorgeous!!!  05.07.11 - 4:16pm
Jenna Danelle - I'm SOOOO with you! How about Happy Make up a Word Day, Because it's Tuesday Day, or I'm Fabulous Day? lol. Congrats on the Mag - now to go buy it!  01.30.11 - 10:16pm
Ginger Murray - That's fantastic! Yay for you and your sister! :)  01.02.11 - 8:45pm
Marieke - Happy Jasmine day, just for making me and many others smile and be inspired by you wonderful blog and photo's!  01.02.11 - 2:12pm
cassandra-m - beautiful BIANCA~ so happy for her/you. She is a STAR too :)  12.30.10 - 1:43pm
Jonni - Awesome Jasmine! :)  12.29.10 - 1:40pm
Heather - How neat to be surrounded by so many awesome peoplel! Bianca looks gorgeous opening up her presents! Can't wait for the follow up post!  12.29.10 - 9:36am
Tiffany - wowie that's awesome! congrats to you and bianca =p You are truly making your mark in this industry! what an uber fab lookin shower!  12.28.10 - 9:56pm
Lydia - I'm all for throwing parties just for the decor and pictures!  12.28.10 - 9:49pm
KrisD Mauga - Wow- that's so fabulous! Congrats!  12.28.10 - 6:00pm
Elizabeth - Loved coming across this in the magazine on Sunday. I can't wait to read your blog post about it.   12.28.10 - 5:19pm
naomi chokr - what an awesome picture of your sister!!!!!!  12.28.10 - 11:03am
Bobbie Brown - AWESOME! Love the picture of your sister opening gifts... gorgeous! Can't wait to see a blog post of this shower with more pictures! :)  12.28.10 - 9:55am
Rich Park - even your bridal shower pictures are awesome - can't wait to the follow up post!  12.28.10 - 8:37am
Alicia Swedenborg - your sis seems like such a warm and big hearted girl. just like her sister.   12.28.10 - 6:47am
Jorge - I love the pictures, and the colors, of course, it's great!  12.28.10 - 12:47am
Matthew Saville - I wanna be able to shoot photos like the one on the cover! :-D  12.27.10 - 4:23pm
Kansas City Wedding Photographers - Great photos and what a fun idea! Your sis is so lucky!  12.27.10 - 2:19pm
AnneMarie - How about Happy Photographer Day?!!! Love the photo on the right of your sister. It's sweet.  12.27.10 - 12:15pm
Molly Kate - A really beautiful shower. I love the colors, letterpress, and the pictures, of course.  12.27.10 - 12:07pm
Jessica Chavez - AWESOME!! What a pretty Christmas present! I vote for Happy Fruitcake Toss Day! I'm in!!   12.27.10 - 12:01pm
Ceci B - I came across this blog last night and I could not stop reading. I went to bed at 4am because I could not bring myself to turn off my laptop. Not only r u an amazing photographer but also an amazing person. thank you so much for sharing your love of photography and taking the time to post all this wonderful FAQ post.   12.27.10 - 11:21am
Marissa Rodriguez - I want to see more!   12.27.10 - 11:21am
Bianca - I LOVE you, sister!!! You're the bestest.   12.27.10 - 10:14am
Amy Jo - Jasmine! YOU ROCK! That is all there is to it.  12.27.10 - 10:00am
ErikaM - Beautiful job J*! Love all the photos. Congrats to you and your sister! She looks amazing in the photo on the right. :)  12.27.10 - 9:58am
Kelsey Anderson - Two bridal showers! One lucky girl and she has amazing images to look back on! Congrats on the feature in the mag!  12.27.10 - 9:07am
Romonia Isaac - Congrats!!! First off, the shower pictures are gorgeous but yes I would love to see more images in a future blog post!! Just make a slide show for us!! ;-) Second, that was truly amazing that you threw a second shower for your sister so that you could be a part of that amazing time in her life. True love is amazing and twin love is well...true love!!! Again, congratulations to you and all the amazing and talented individuals that helped make that day flawlessly beautiful for Bianca and getting the feature. Happy Monday!   12.27.10 - 9:00am
feuza - seriously how cool is it to see your sister in Inside Weddings, wow  12.27.10 - 8:54am
LEOLAK - I'm in...Secretary's Day! I'll even be the guest of honor! LOL   12.27.10 - 8:50am
beth - Love the pictures (as always, duh!) and had to tell you that my 5 year old son (when he was 4) made up his own holiday which is an entire month of parties and presents. It's called Happy Animal Funtime Fest. Don't ask, cause I have no idea. But maybe you could have a happy animal funtime fest party? It's as legit a holiday as any...  12.27.10 - 8:43am
Rachelle - I vote for FruitCake toss day! Imagine the colors and the action shots.  12.27.10 - 8:41am
Rhiannon - Your sista is one lucky chick!!! Looks fab Jasmine :)  12.27.10 - 8:40am
steph - Wow. Bianca looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!!  12.27.10 - 8:38am
Mirian Silva - I can't wait to see the photos! It so funny how I stills have to think twice when I look at your sister and realize that she is not you. :) Congrats to Bianca!  12.27.10 - 8:38am