Whether by itself or as an accent to other florals, olive gives a rustic, Spanish/Italian feel to decor. Any time I see it, I am transported to the Mediterranean and immediately start to have cravings for prosciutto, olive oil, and incredibly fresh bread. The silver-green color of the leaves is soft and subtle and works really well in both classic and rustic weddings. Pair it with soft florals, use a couple stems as details here or there, or place large bunches in rustic urns for a dramatic effect.
This gorgeous styled shoot has it all: an absolutely stunning gown from Carine’s Bridal Atelier, Valentino d’Orsay pumps, and the simply breathtaking setting of Keswick Hall at Monticello near Charlottesville, Virginia. The rolling green hills provide a lush backdrop for bold pink and green blooms in bouquets and centerpieces created by Pat’s Floral Designs. We are head over heels for the classic Southern charm that Just a Little Ditty created in this beautiful setting, and the gorgeous images from Jen Fariello Photography!
Photographer Caroline Tran calls this Saddlerock Ranch inspiration shoot—complete with a dreamy tabletop covered in driftwood, protea and colored glass—”easily one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever shot.” It’s no wonder this Malibu, California shoot is one of our favorites of the year! Caroline teamed up with Utterly Engaged magazine and So Happi Together to craft this uber-creative shoot, which was also part of one of the photographer’s recent workshops. We’ve fallen for the eclectic, mismatched vintage seating surrounding the long farmhouse table, provided by Found Vintage Rentals, and the ruffled ombre cake by A Wish and A Whisk. Oh, and the zebras! Who could resist wedding inspiration that comes with zebras?!
Every now and then you may run across a wedding that has a little fuzzy (who remembers koosh balls?) green flower either in the bouquets or centerpieces. If you’ve wondered what that is, today’s Friday Flowers is for you! It’s called dianthus (or green trick carnation) and is most certainly a unique addition to any arrangement. Since it somewhat resembles moss, it can be used in more rustic, woodsy weddings, but looks just as good when mixed with elegant white peonies, callas, or hydrangea! Check them out and let us know what you think!
Enchanting and romantic, from the moment I set my eyes on this ethereal shoot inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I haven’t been able to look away! LeAnna Clark of Details by LeAnna brought the magic of Shakespeare to life with stunning details – lush florals from Anthomanic (including a fabulous floral crown!), letterpress stationery, an antique lace tablecloth and candelabra centerpiece, and the most gorgeous location, Fredericksburg, Virginia’s Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, an artist’s home full of iron gateways and endless flowering gardens. I’m completely captivated by these beautiful images from Charlotte Tittle Photography!
Elegant + woodsy = pure romance, and that’s exactly what we have here this afternoon in this shoot inspired by the one and only Snow White. April Foster Events and The Empty Vase teamed up to create a tablescape filled with decadent red, elegant gold, and natural moss elements that is exactly what I imagine if Ms. White was able to sneak away for a romantic weekend in the woods. Fairy tales are all the rage right now and lots of candied apples, mushrooms, and even dwarf details fill the shoot. I love, love, love the red and gold invitations by Jupiter and Juno! Take a look at these photos by SB Childs Photography and tell me this shoot is not the fairest one of all?! Many more details to come on today our facebook page – there’s just too much pretty, we can’t resist sharing more!
Happy St. Patrick’s eve everyone! Today we’re celebrating with an ode to green! Beautifully neutral and natural, there are several flowers that come in various shades and textures of green: hydrangea, orchids, mums, tulips, roses, and bells of Ireland to name a few. Here are some of my favorites!
It’s usually about this time of year when snow melts, birds start to fly back, and plants that have been sleeping all winter begin to peek through the warming ground. This fabulous spring-inspired shoot by Greia Marlow Events and Kor Floral is a nod to all those elements we see emerging this time of year. Not quite in bloom yet, they featured bulbs and greenery in a modern tablescape in a neutral palette. You already know I’m a fan of dipped glassware, and I adore these modern invitations by SeeLeigh! The perfect amount of spring and winter in each of these beautiful photos by Nicole Chan Photography!
Inspired by a peacock feather, these jewel-toned tabletops designed by Beth of SQN Events are the perfect combination of elegant and modern. Whether you’re planning a wedding or a party, jewel tones set the stage for a fabulous urban holiday soiree, and the gorgeous purple, red, and green palette is brought to life by the modern blooms from Dilly Lily. Ribbon-wrapped menus and favor boxes with touches of swirling calligraphy add an elegant touch to the wedding tabletop while “naughty” and “nice” gift boxes add cheeky punch to the holiday tablescape. The scrumptious sweets table and 4-tier truffle cake from Truffle Truffle is a fun and unique alternative to a traditional cake. I’m in love with all of the colorful images from Maypole Studios!
This dreamy Italian shoot by Le Frufru incorporates several traditional symbols: birds (representing the couple), the olive tree (representing traditions) and a pink bow (representing the union). I love how all these symbols were used not only on the wedding stationery (check out those cute favor tags!) but throughout the shoot as well. Doesn’t help that I have a slight obsession with olive branches…
There is just so much pretty in this shoot, I’m over the moon! Kelly Maron Horvath of Paper Stories, Lauren LePine of Ryan Alexander Events, Lynn Fossbender of Pollen, Stevi Savage of AveryHouse, and Shannon Spellman of Plate have dazzled me with their interpretation of glitz and glam for the Inspired Creations Contest, it’s an absolute wonderland of handmade charm. Mercury glass accents, mother-of-pearl buttons, satin ribbons and gilded china from Plate are just a few of the ways that the team incorporated glitter and glam into their tabletop and dessert display. And since the Inspired Creations Contest is all about being fabulous on an approachable budget, everything from the sewn paper bunting to the ribbon table runner, escort card holder, cake topper, and even the cake itself was created by Kelly, and all of the decorative accents used in the shoot were brought in from the team’s homes and studios.
Are you ready for an Inspired Creations Contest submission that’s full of color and Parisian style? Courtney Callahan of Courtney Callahan Paper, Natalie Walsh of Hello Darling, and Jenn Gaudreau of Jennifer Kathryn Photography are behind this vibrant shoot, inspired by a European masked ball. The color palette of teal, green, orange, and sparkly gold and bronze is so rich and vivid, and I adore the original and exotic florals with metallic foliage, Israeli ruscus, magnolia, chick pea, kale, and peacock feathers. Lovely stationery and DIY projects such as personalized dance cards for each guest, a ribbon garland, and hanging “bride and groom” wreaths are just a few of the beautiful touches that make this concept unique – and believe it or not, all of what you see below was created on a budget of only $337!
With the world abuzz over the upcoming Royal Wedding, glamour and old world elegance are all the rage. With this in mind, the amazing designers at Nashville’s Cedarwood and photographer Krystal Mann created an inspirational wedding scene that combines luxurious, vintage elements with today’s modern woodland style. The Baroque inspired shoot features vintage china and gilded mirrors, and eclectic objects d’art collected from family heirlooms and flea markets. Altered art favors, a mirror guest book, and an opulent gilded cake are a stunning contrast to the rustic, wintry landscape. And the flowers – oh the flowers! They are positively gorgeous, combining grapes, kiwi and papaya with assorted blooms in rich purple and green tones. I’m completely inspired by this elegant shoot and its beautiful mix of trends old and new, and I hope you are too!
The book lover in me is loving this Peter Rabbit inspired editorial shoot, shot on location at the prettiest organic farm in Colorado. Taking cues from the muted color palette of blue and yellow of the garden in the book, this shoot is all about sweet, simple comfort and charming rustic details. Pairing the natural setting with touches of classic elegance, Andrea of Andrea K Photo dreamed up this shoot with a real couple, Emily and John, as her muse. Organic veggies and fruit provided the perfect centerpieces and really allowed the beauty of the farm to shine through. Thank you so much for sharing, Andrea!
I’m always excited to see an email in my inbox from Sara Gray! I know she’s going to show me something fabulous, and again, I wasn’t disappointed. This styled wedding shoot showcases some amazing Portland wedding vendors and their design-your-own products, which are perfect for those of you who want to add your own personal style to the wedding without doing a lot of DIY.
Even though my wedding was more than a year ago, I still hear from brides every now and then who were inspired by one element or another from my wedding – and it absolutely warms my heart to know that my wedding played even a teensy tiny part in helping to inspire a fellow bride.
With 11 months to go and the school year right around the corner, I’m a bit more antsy to make some more decisions about the wedding. I’m not talking about cake flavors or napkin folds or anything, but I feel like it might be good if I had SOME sort of idea of what this whole shindig should look like, right?
Have you heard the news? Greenery is Pantone’s color of the year for 2017! Incredibly elegant and sophisticated, greenery transforms bouquets, drapery, tablescapes, and even chandeliers into woodland works of floral art.
Holiday season is in full swing and with it comes the gorgeous decor of the season, including my favorite, greenery! Incredibly elegant and sophisticated, greenery transforms bouquets, drapery, tablescapes, and even chandeliers into woodland works of floral art.
Bellissima! Today’s Italian garden party wedding shoot, designed by Brittany Lott of Elle Affairs, has us transported to Tuscany! The inspiration behind the shoot was the classic Tuscan alfresco dining experience, which was brought to life with the setting of Birmingham, Alabama’s La Tavalo. The beautiful outdoor table setting featured loose greenery, rosemary accents and olive oil favors, and we just adore the idea of an olive oil tasting bar—what could be more authentically Italian? The mix of modern and traditional elements was brought to life in the invitation suite from Jessica Stalkner at Empress Stationery and chic wrap bridesmaids dresses from Molly Green. And we are in love with the classic elegance of the gowns from Heidi Elnora. There’s so many details—and stunning images from Spindle Photography—to swoon over right here in the gallery!