Friday, August 13, 2010

Jolene and Steve

I absolutely LOVED Jolene and Steve, they were such a sweet couple, fun to work with, and used a lot of my favorite vendors!

Venue - Twin Willow Gardens
Makeup & Hair - Taryn Hart
Catering - Chef Bert
Photography  - Jenny GG
Photography Assistant - Jen Wade

Friday, July 16, 2010

The quintessential accessory

The bride’s bouquet is the quintessential accessory for “the big day”, to be sure. My humble opinion? Steer clear of the banal and opt for flowers that truly speak to your heritage and personal style. Weave in a bit of whimsy (juniper berry, rosemary, pitcher plant anyone?) to put a fresh spin on the cut flower classics. Below are just a few bouquets that inspire me…enjoy!
martha stewart weddings
style me pretty
elizabeth ann designs
ariella chezar
ariella chezar

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Eco-friendly Eating

AWESOME, yes I will say it again AWESOME, while online today I came across these eco-friendly utensils from EcoWare Products that I am so psyched about!
They are made from birchwood... how cool is that?!?! You can also buy similar ones made from bamboo, which is the ultimate up and coming way to be green.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I'm loving birdcage veils!


I'm loving birdcage veils right now, they are classic, not overdone, and look absolutely amazing!  

Birdcage Veil 

 photo from veilubridal

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Photo by Justin Hackworth

Monday, July 5, 2010

DIY Orchard Wedding

Courtesy Once Wed... where I find so much of my inspiration.

Inspired by a bit of Liberty fabric and a visit to an apple orchard, I created a casual wedding for a sunny and crisp Fall day. This wedding is all about pretty patterns and sweet old-fashioned touches.
The Invitation:
A beautifully crafted invitation sets the tone with an all-over vintage floral pattern letterpressed on one side and with wording on the other. Vintage stamps collected in the same colors of the wedding finish off the envelopes. By Black Pearl Press.
The Bouquet:
A casually gathered bouquet of “Augusta Louise” and “Sonya Rykiel” garden roses is tied with vintage picot-trimmed plaid ribbon. It’s fragrant, simple, and sweet.
The Table:
Family style tables are scattered throughout an orchard or garden, dressed with yards of linen and topped with baskets of apples. Runners are made from old-fashioned kitchen linens. Big white, round balloons are tied with baker’s twine and bunting is attached to trees for a touch of whimsy.  Each place setting is set with simple white dishes, glass hobnail plates, vintage utensils and hobnail glasses. Apple cider is served in old milk jars with retro red labels. Chivari chairs make it feel extra special.
Each place setting is topped with a jar of homemade apple butter (I like this receipe from Gourmet Magazine). The jars have cute tops of liberty fabric and baker’s twine. The guests’s names are written on the labels.
Invitation and vintage stamps: Black Pearl Press. Flowers: Created by Chelsea Fuss, stems purchased from Ink and Peat. Ribbon on Bouquet: The Button Emporium. Linen for tablecloths, towels for runners, fabric for pink gingham napkins: Mill End Fabric Store. White bowls, basket, vintage utensils: from Chelsea’s personal collection. White plates, hobnail dessert plates: Crate and Barrel. Hobnail glasses: Anthropologie. Baker’s Twine: Flood Street Curiosity Shop. white balloons: Lippman Company. Chivari chairs in natural finish: West Coast Event Company.The liberty fabric for the jam jars is from: Josephine’s Dry Goods.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Flowerwild Florist
I can’t think of a better way to end this week then with some beautiful designs from Flowerwild. Kate recently hosted a floral workshop and I love the environment she created alongside Rebecca at Duet Weddings for the attendees. The idea of an intimate seaside celebration just for two with love notes and gorgeous flowers sounds exactly like my kind of celebration. To see more of Kate’s gorgeous designs, check out her website and blog.
Photography by Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty

Friday, June 25, 2010

DIY Moss Pomanders

I finished an extremely time consuming but worth it do it yourself project today.

Here are the supplies needed:
Styrofoam ball (8-10 inches)
green spray paint
sheet moss
spray adhesive
green string

Spray paint the Styrofoam ball with a green color. This prevents any "peek a boos" through the moss.

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Working outside and on a protected surface, spray the spray adhesive on the backside of the moss and attach around the ball. The sheet style moss works really well. Fill in any holes with smaller pieces of moss.

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Wrap a piece of string around the ball a bunch of times to secure, tie it in a knot, and cut the extra.

And your done! You can tie a ribbon around it, push flowers into it, whatever you want to do.

Have a creative weekend!

Saturday, June 19, 2010