design minded Blog Posts

  • Vintage China + Unconditional Love
    on Jan 16, 2016
    The Best of 2015 has to include this Skull Valley, Arizona Wedding.  Steve and Jade drifted into my life and an unexpected thing happened... I fell in love with this couple.Our first face to face meeting was in my home office and included their...
  • Pure Elegance Backdrop
    on Aug 23, 2014
    I have such a treat for the guests at our Sweet Southern Tasting & Wedding Workshop!  No, not just the decadent cakes and desserts, but a themed Dessert Table, 8' in length and full of luscious treats.  Behind this table will be my Pure...
  • Wedding Invitations + How Do I Decide?I find it baffling, actually, the number of choices for wedding invitations!  Etsy, websites, local shops, invitation companies online, DIY, templates, hand painted, foiled, letter press, and the list goes on.  So, the bottom line is, how d...
  • Sweet Southern Tasting + Wedding Workshop
    on Aug 20, 2014
    Updated!  Register hereSWEET SOUTHERN TASTING&WEDDING WORKSHOPJoin us for a few lovely hours of dessert, design and decor!A fun little Soiree for anyone dreaming of an elegant wedding day, shower, engagement party, or celebration.“Experien...
  • Geometrics + The New Black?
    on Aug 14, 2014
    Geometric designs are everywhere I look, or maybe I'm just obsessed?  I just know that I was very excited when the team from BTS Events contacted me about a fun, bright, 40th birthday party recently.  Just a few days after my own birthday,...
  • WEDLUXE feature + Lindsay & Brad
    on Aug 13, 2014
    Lindsay and Brad's love is as true as it comes.  And today their gorgeous wedding was featured on WEDLUXE.  I have been following the WEDLUXE blog for several years, and was just itching for an opportunity to design a wedding for a Canadian...
  • EARTHLY PARADISE + Wedding Inspiration
    on Feb 17, 2014
    Claire Pettibone is one of my favorite designers and this season's gowns have my head in the clouds.This Ethereal wedding inspiration board was created in her honor. You can find all of these images and their sources at Angela Saban Design on Pi...
  • Shabby Chic+ Bridal ShowerSharing some quick photo of a Shabby Chic Bridal Shower from this past weekend, cake by Angel Cakes Bakery.The combination of gold and shades of pink are a really great way to add some glamour and "grown up feeling" to an event that can often feel mo...
  • Wedding Invitations + Holiday Card Sale
    on Dec 5, 2013
    Don't miss this sale over at LOVE vs DESIGN!
  • Pink Confetti Inspiration
    on Oct 29, 2013
    Pink, white, sequins, + sparkleInspiration via Pinterest...
  • Translating Styled Photo Shoots into a Real Wedding Part II
    on Jul 27, 2013
    As a bride to be, the first thing you may do is hit the Internet.  You start surfing wedding blogs like The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, Ruffled and then you discover Pinterest (if you haven't already).  Then, you are bombarded wi...
  • Translating Styled Photo Shoots into a Real Wedding
    on Jul 25, 2013
    Happy Hump Day!  It's just another Wednesday, but I am very excited to be starting this series of posts today.  I love, love, love styled photo shoots, but it can be overwhelming when a bride on a specific budget looks at the photos and dre...
  • Michelle and Ryan + it's all about family
    on Jul 10, 2013
    Not every couple can immediately answer this question when asked.....What are the three most important elements that you want incorporated into your wedding day?  For Ryan and Michelle, their answer was almost immediate, "family, fun, and really...
  • Michelle & Ryan Modern Wedding in the Desert + Part 2
    on Jul 10, 2013
    Part two of Michelle and Ryan's Memorial Day weekend Celebration begins with the gorgeous, recently renovated ballroom at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort. I was so happy when I heard that the resort was replacing their very Southwest carpetin...
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit Curd Favors + Recipe
    on Jul 9, 2013
    Living in Arizona has it's perks.  Although it is well over 110 degrees this month, and we have officially entered monsoon season and the humidity is steadily rising, I have all the grapefruit, lemons and oranges that I could ever use.  Fru...
  • Backyard Southern Styled Wedding + Diana Elizabeth Workshop
    on Jul 8, 2013
    When Diana Elizabeth told me to design the wedding of my dreams, I immediately said, southern.  This is my roots, where I feel most at home and when I start to dream, I always go back to my all time favorite book, Gone with the Wind.  This...
  • Natalie and Mehdi + Paradise Valley Wedding
    on May 7, 2013
    Natalie and Mehdi were married in a beautiful sunset ceremony in Paradise Valley in April and shared their wedding day video with me.  It was truly a pleasure to be part of their special day.  The design and planning was so fun with this un...
  • Sweet Dreams + Dessert & Candy Table
    on Apr 7, 2013
    Dessert Tables are sweet, but combine a dessert table with a sweets table and you'll have exactly "what dreams are made of".  This is the second half of the styled photo shoot that I recently styled at Creekside Estates, a private venue right he...
  • Storybook Tea Party + Styled Shoot
    on Mar 30, 2013
    When the ever-talented Julie from Juju's Tutus called me to create a styled shoot for her newest lines of darling tutus. I couldn't wait to get started.  I had been waiting for the chance to have a Tea Party, and this was the perfect setting.I d...
  • Bridal Veils + How to's!
    on Mar 22, 2013
    Brides are constantly looking for great intel on how to dress, what to choose and how to choose it, especially when it comes to accessories.  I received an email this morning from BHLDN and couldn't wait to share it with you.  Absolutely fa...
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