Wednesday, February 26, 2014

HOUSE of PRESLEY..........the new biz

Yes as in Elvis Presley! Trying to keep my rental business separate from my retail business was getting a little confusing, so after contemplating on a name for 8 months,  I've finally made a decision....and stuck with it! This is the one name I kept going back to and since it has a special meaning to me this was it.

If you know me well personally then you know my family has a love for Elvis Presley, like a big love for him! This is how it all came about.......

My parent's were big Elvis fans, they went to his concerts, collected Elvis memorabilia and my mom even told me once when she worked at Hopkins she was in the room and got to hold his liver!!  Gross but still cool! I have sister's, twins, born on my dad's birthday,  August 16, 1977, this also happened to be the day Elvis died, so naturally they named my one sister is named "Lisa Marie."
Since my sister's and I are 6 years apart, I was the one who got stuck going on summer vacations with my parents. Somehow my father managed to always want to travel down South and somehow, four times to be exact, we ended up at Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley.
There's an event hosted every year in Baltimore, called night of 100 Elvis', my parent's went every year, this is where my mom made friends with all the Elvis impersonators. For my sister's 30th birthday and my father's 58th my mom threw a huge party and of course the Elvis impersonators there serenading the guests!

In 2008, six months later my mom passed away from Breast Cancer.  Her service was one you can't forget, tons of people came to pay their last respect, and of course........Elvis!
In 2012 our lives completely changed again, except this time for good reasons.....Justino Presley (my nephew) was born! Even though he's not my child, and I act like and think he is, I knew I wanted him to have something in his name that had to do with honoring and remembering my mom. So you are welcome Justino Presley, your middle name comes from your truly!

Unfortunately my mom did not get to see me start my business, but I know she sees how much it's evolved in the last few years and hopefully she is proud. House of Presley is a name that was chosen from the best gift I have ever received and one amazing mom that I will always hold close to my heart.........even if she is up there doing the Jailhouse Rock!

House of Presley will be an online collection of vintage and antique home decor and furniture, and European classics. Make sure you "like" House of Presley on facebook for first look at the collection before it goes on the website!

Monday, February 3, 2014



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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

ENCHANTED GARDEN with Sarah Park Events

A little over a year ago I  decided to rent a beautiful newish farm house out in the middle of pretty much nowhere, until I find that perfect house or perfect piece of land.....and hit the lottery, I have high expectations now thanks to Pinterest! So I had no idea until after living here for a few months that there was a hidden gem of scenery right in my own back yard, and along with that comes a beautiful white horse named Misty! I did notice her, luckily I get to see her when I look out my windows, but what I didn't see was the amazing lake surrounded by acres of greenery and trees, and gorgeous flowers. It only seemed necessary that this would be the perfect place for a spring garden shoot, and the best part was I only had to lug my furniture down the hill....and then right back up!! Sarah Park Events created and styled the vision, along  with gorgeous garden flowers from Mobtown Florals. Since it was on a Tuesday, the day I have my nephew, it was a perfect excuse to basically have a "free" photo shoot of him too, the perks of this job! It turned out better then we could have imagined and I'm so lucky to get to enjoy this every day! Check out more of this shoot featured on "The Wedding Chicks."

Photographer: Julie Lim Photography
Venue: Joshua's Meadow Farm
Hair & Makeup: Airbrush by Ariel Lewis
Bridal Shop: Garnish Boutique
Cake: Wegmans
Flowers: Mobtown Florals
Stationery: Little Bit Heart
Prop and Furniture Rentals: Rusty Love Vintage Rentals

Mr. & Mrs. Slaughter

Wait til you see this!!!! My beautiful Bride Jordan, did not miss a beat...or a detail for that matter! She was even featured on Style Me Pretty! This was one of those weddings that you look at and say "I want mine to look like that." Every image is Pinterest worthy, and that is not easy to do!  L. Hewitt Photography was amazing and left Jordan, and the rest of us wedding crazed Pinster's (yes I just made up that word, but you get it, right?) wanting more of these beautiful images! WARNING.....a whole lot a prettiness ahead!!!!!

Photography: L Hewitt Photography | Floral Design: Intrique Designs | Coordination: Diana Venditto,Eventi Planning | | Invitations + Stationery: Julie Song Ink | Venue: Evergreen Museum | Catering: Chef’s Expressions | Music: Mike Bell, MyDeejay Inc. | Furniture Rental: Rusty Love Vintage Rentals | Photobooth: SmileBooth | Cinematography: Shaking Hands Productions | Transportation: Martin’s Limousines & ZBest Limousines | Hair + Makeup: Alison Harper and Company | Wedding Dress: Coco byHayley Paige | Bride’s Shoes + Bridesmaids’ Fans: BHLDN | Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

Boho @ Terrain by Sarah Park Events

If your getting married and you live in Maryland, or not, you need to check out my great friend Sarah from Sarah Park Events! She is a new up and coming Stylist that I know is just going to blow up real soon! Every time we work together I say this one is my fav, and then we do another collaboration together and I say, no this is my fav, and well I'm sure you get what happens the next time we work together. I really don't know how she does it, but I am so glad I get to be a part, big or small, of most of her photo shoots! This is one was featured on "Green Wedding Shoes", a bright eclectic boho mix done at Terrain, and a huge surprise.....this couple actually got engaged at the shoot! How awesome to have those images of getting popped the question huh?

Photography: Tim & Lauren Fair Photography
Floral Design: Oleander Florals + Events
Event Design: Sarah Park Events
Stationery Design: Miss Wyolene
Popsicle: Lil Pop Shop
Pie: Magpie
Dress: BHLDN
Models: Brandon Walcott, Gillian Rhoads & Jessica Libor