I love the look of unpolished, slightly tarnished silver. There is something so beautiful and elegant about aged silver. Old goblets, bowls, silverware, and even vintage trophies – all are treasures made even more special when they show their age. Pair with lush, fresh florals to keep the vessels looking like well-loved heirlooms.
We may be a bit fruit-obsessed lately (figs anyone?), but with all of the colorful autumn fruits, can you blame us? This week we are crushing on the pomegranate, and it’s easy to see why! Poms make gorgeous escort cards, are an interesting and unique addition to centerpieces and bouquets, and their rich pink-red color just screams autumn!
We love this fresh take on nautical style in weddings! Pale pink and gray stationery from Suite Paperie is still nautical-chic, but in a softer presentation than crisp navy and red. Dulce Dreams Events directed a stunning shoot filled with soft blooms from L’Oasis that fit right into the soothing color palette. With images from Alexis June Weddings and Cyrience Photography on a gorgeous old-school sailboat at Maritime Parc, we just can’t get enough of this chic and sophisticated setting! Staying true to the theme, Madison Lee’s Cakes used real seashells for the molds on the cake, and brown sugar created the illusion of sand. The model’s intricate GEMY by Gemy Maalouf gown is stunning! We’re in love with this shoot from top to bottom—see every last detail in the gallery!
There is so much gorgeous inspiration in this collaboration shoot between Kristyn Hogan and the talented team at Historic Cedarwood, and we love it all! Amber Housley created the lovely floral stationery and helped direct the styling of this bridal party tea in the garden. Eclectic linens from Urban Outfitters ground the tables for a collection vintage dishware and vases on top, filled with bold blooms and some of the prettiest teacups we’ve ever seen! The bridal party sipped pink Champagne from Le Grande Courtage while playing dress-up in amazing gowns from The Bride Room and accessories by Beatrice Couture Designs styled by Opulent Couturier. And aren’t you just in love with the playful side pony styled by Jessica Jones? Run, don’t walk, to the gallery to soak up all of the inspiration!
We couldn’t think of any better way to start out a week than this positively gorgeous inspiration shoot from Easton Events and Jose Villa! Inspired by the old world allure of their Charleston setting, Fenwick Hall, the elegant tabletop was set beneath the canopy of a stunning oak tree with dripping Spanish moss. Soft blush and champagne flowers by Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Design set atop a beautiful table with fine heirloom china, perfectly polished silver, and flowing linens. An oriental rug and classic calligraphy invitations completed the picturesque scene. We are utterly in love with each and every detail, especially the perfect blush Carol Hannah gown! See all of the stunning images in the gallery!
Happy Friday everyone! Today for Friday Flowers we’ve got a gorgeous shoot from Tampa’s amazing FH Weddings that was inspired by a bowl of peaches! These soft blush and peach hued arrangements included garden roses, stock, eucalyptus, and ranunculus. Along with Chic Designs & Fabulous Events, Stephanie from FH Weddings created a pretty tablescape with vintage china, lace, and books, set against an antique hutch filled with even more beautiful florals. I love how they also included tangerines and peaches into the decor! Thanks so much to the talented team who put this all together and to Justin DeMutiis for the beautiful images!
If I could choose 3 words to describe today’s absolutely incredible shoot, they would be vintage feminine elegance. The shoot was inspired by the large hats and fine gloves in ladies’ fashion from the turn-of-the-century as well as one of the most feminine activities of all, tea time! Kelly Oshiro and Tricia Fountaine teamed up to create this gorgeous shoot, pairing pink, peach, and lavender florals with vintage silver containers, tea sets, and old perfume bottles. And just when you think it just can’t get any more fantastic, there’s a puppy too (Kelly’s adorable pup, Mira)! This whole shoot is so gorgeous, it was nearly impossible to only share a few of the gorgeous photos by Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie with you today! Thanks so much to the fabulous team who put it together for sharing it with us today!
With so much focus on floral centerpieces and linens to decorate tables, sometimes it’s easy to forget about the other ways to add interest to a table. One of my favorite ways (and often a super-affordable way) is to have a creative placemat!
There are a few flowers that are the superstars in our wedding world—peonies, hydrangea, garden roses, orchids—but it’s often the lesser-known flowers accompanying them who truly sell the feel of the arrangement. In our Friday Flowers feature, I want to highlight not only the superstars, but the flowers in supporting roles as well in hopes of guiding you brides out there still trying to narrow down exactly what they want for their big day. Today we have a flower who usually is seen as a filler to other flowers but that can also have a huge impact when it’s the star of the show—Astilbe!
One of my favorite things about chilly weather is being able to rock velvet. I mean, c’mon…you really couldn’t wear a velvet blazer or skirt to a 4th of July picnic, could you? I absolutely adore the idea of using velvet to provide chic fuzziness to an otherwise chilly wedding!
This beautiful shoot is inspired by the idea that love is eternal. The team of Anna Wu Photography, Va de Vie Events, and Gingerleaf Floral designed this gorgeous inspiration shoot with time related props: vintage clocks, an hourglass, a metronome, and pocket watches to play off the “From Here to Eternity” theme. Anna and team did a wonderful job with this photo shoot, not just because it’s so beautiful, but also because she gives such good tips on her blog about how to work with a theme and different ways of playing with budgets. Incredible advice for brides and incredibly beautiful as well!
Today’s Inspired Creations Contest idea is a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n roll! The Midwest team of Paper&Velvet and Emily O Photography were inspired by the band Mumford & Sons, and vests, banjos, a chandelier, vintage silver pieces, feathers, sequins and cowboy boots were all in high form for this shoot! The ladies didn’t go too over the top with Glitter and Glam, but embraced a softer side of sparkle, leaning heavily on peacock tones, with punches of coral and pink for glamour. With a budget of $500, they stayed right around $200, finding a vintage gown for $20 at Goodwill, stringing patio lights and doily bunting for decor, and incorporating collected bottles and glassware for the tablescape. I love the vintage thriftiness!
The 1920s have an almost mythical feel – speakeasies, flappers, prohibition and gangsters. So what better era would there be for a glitter and glam shoot? Today’s Inspired Creations Contest concept from Allison Barnhill Designs, Elizabeth Ryan Photography, Intrigue Design & Decor, and Up Do’s for I Do’s brings the glamour of the past to life. Ridgely, Maryland has a historic train caboose in town – the perfect setting and an iconic detail from the era. Vintage china and tea cups, an antique watch and engagement ring, and a fabulous brooch bouquet are just a few of the little touches that bring the romance of the Roaring Twenties to life.
I’m so excited to show off today’s Inspired Creations Contest idea – it’s retro, vintage, and fresh! The Chicago team of Jaclyn Simpson Photography, Fleur, and Lily Red Studio created an intimate brunch wedding setting full of scrumptious pancakes and french toast kebabs, on a tabletop set with a handsewn runner, glittering crystal votive holders, and lush blooms. The honey, peach, and tangerine color palette is warm and sweet, and honey dipper favors are the perfect favor. There are just so many little details to obsess over, so run over and see even more of the images in the gallery!
A 19th century private residence in Maine is the elegant backdrop for this lovely wedding shoot. Sarah Goodwin of Daisies & Pearls brought the natural beauty of the setting inside with rustic wood, natural fibers, wintry white, icy blue and glistening silver. A cozy tabletop with handmade linens held mercury glass vases and antique blue bottles wrapped with silver thread, filled with white stock, tulips, orchids, carnations, dusty miller, and dried berries. The accompanying stationery created by Fourth & Folded is nestled in a muslin pocket and packaged with gorgeous calligraphy, and keeping with the wintry theme, the guest book is fabric squares to be made into a quilt. Oh and there are fabulous and yummy desserts, and puppies! View even more of & unlimited‘s images from this lovely winter shoot in the gallery!
I hope everyone is getting excited for the holidays! I know I am, and I am practically drooling over this gorgeous holiday tabletop designed by Donna O’Brien of Beautiful Blooms in Philadelphia. The aqua and chartreuse color palette is a new twist on a traditional holiday theme, and mirrors, glass bowls, and mercury glass add the perfect amount of sparkle to the decor. The images are by one of my favorite ladies, Marie Labbancz.
I was lucky enough to meet Desiree from Social Creative at this year’s Engage!10 Cayman Islands. We were roommates and instant friends and I’m so honored today to share the gorgeous tabletop design that she created with the team of French Buckets and Callaway Gable Photography. The stunning table is inspired by vintage Paris and is overflowing with lovely and unexpected elements!
I thought I would end my week guest blogging with colorful details from a dramatic and elegant wedding sent over by the lovely, Lyndsey Hamilton. Lyndsey Hamilton runs the incredible event planning firm, Lyndsey Hamilton Events, in New York and also happens to be a member of the new EAD Library too! Enjoy….
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.
Dreamy and moody, and filled with elegant details such as calligraphy and couture fashion and with a moody color palette of taupe, deep plum, silver, black, and teal, this inspiration board is stunning for a fall or winter wedding. We adore the timeless bohemian sophistication!