Summer is almost here! With warmer temperatures and the end of school, we can’t help but flash back to the summers we spent building forts in the woods, learning to maneuver a canoe, or hiding in a cabin listening to thunderstorms. So, grab your wool blanket, a good marshmallow-roasting stick, and check out our summer camp inspiration!
It’s taken just about every bit of restraint I’ve got to keep myself from driving to the beach in this incredible weather. Anyone else with me on that? For now we’ll have to settle for living vicariously through this gorgeous nautical shoot from Brooke Roberts Photography. I can feel the breeze now on this glorious Jekyll Island wharf, and taste the delicious seafood placed so beautifully on this table set for two. And those perfectly blue and white florals by English Gardens? Simply divine. The natural, rustic beauty of this seaside shoot will keep me from driving to the beach…at least until the weekend!
The early snowfall in the Northeast already has me longing for the days of summer and more than anything I want to just Mary Poppins my way into this gorgeous wedding shoot designed by Nashville’s Amber Housley. I adore every.single.detail. The delicate blooms from Brocade Designs and sweet red white and blue color palette are equal parts vintage, rustic and preppy… and uber-Americana to boot! We leave you this week with bowties, pinwheels, and berry-filled drinks thanks to the gorgeous photography of Kristyn Hogan!
The moment I saw this image of Christina Hendricks I knew it was the perfect image to create a board around. She’s stunning, and the color palette of coral and soft pink is one I’ve always loved – but pair it with a dose of lemon yellow and you have what Christen and I lovingly dubbed summer salad! Fresh and cheerful, bright and sunshiney, this is one inspiration board I’m absolutely loving – and of course, it’s perfect for lemonade week!
Hammered spoons are a beautiful addition to your wedding tabletop. Perfect for an elegant, rustic wedding, use them as favors, escort cards, or table numbers – the options are endless. I’m so happy to have McKenzie Brickl of La La Soiree and Kate Sommers of KNG Sommers Photography stop by EAD today to share a step-by-step tutorial for creating your own hammered spoon place cards, and you can see them in action on a lovely olive green and gold tabletop they created!
It’s Valentine’s Day, and as we all know, Valentine’s is meant to be enjoyed with the one(s) you love, so what better way to celebrate than with a fabulous Galentine’s Day brunch! Emily Elizabeth Events created this adorable “Girl Gang Gathering”, where she and several of her closest friends came together to sip, eat, chat, make Valentine’s Day cards, and create floral arrangements, and this is one party we wish we could attend! Pink and gold stationery from Paper Delights invited each lady to the gathering, where they were greeted with balloons festooning the entrance to Seattle’s Ollie Quinn and the most gorgeous tabletop with florals by Emily Elizabeth Events and dusty pink linens from La Tavola. We’re loving chic and modern details like acrylic standing mirrors, cut-out name place cards, and pink lip cookies, and the romance and elegance of the compote centerpieces, textured fabrics, and vintage trays displaying sips and bites. Galentine’s has never looked so fabulous and we are head over heels for every moment, captured beautifully on film by Blue Rose Photography!
Be still our hearts! Breanna and Joey’s black tie affair has our tickers going pitter-patter! Breanna and Joey are both Pasadena born and raised, so a classic and elegant Pasadena wedding was a dream for each of them and their families. They were married in the same church that Breanna’s parents were married in 31 years prior—by the same priest no less!—and Breanna’s brother’s band Flights Over Phoenix performed “Hallelujah” during the meaningful ceremony. The stately Athenaeum was the setting for their 275-guest reception. The couple worked with Savoir Flair Weddings and iXora Floral Studio to create a timeless, romantic, and intimate atmosphere with a rich color palette of cream, blush, champagne, and white. A mix of round and king’s tables were set beneath the Athenaeum’s portico and a canopy of exquisite blush draping, and arrangements of low and lush florals were interlaced between candelabras and soft greenery, helping to make their large wedding feel cozy and intimate. Our favorite detail? A showstopping sweetheart table with a gorgeous cascading floral garland. We are absolutely spellbound by this incredibly gorgeous day and all of the stunning images captured by Steve Steinhardt!
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.
Newly engaged and getting lost in a sea of gorgeous wedding inspiration? Aisle Society has you covered! I’m so proud to be one of Aisle Society’s founding bloggers. We’ve teamed up to create a space to share our favorite real weddings, styled shoots, DIY projects and more, all in one gorgeous place. And best of all, you can curate your very own personalized feed of your favorite wedding styles, design elements, wedding pros, bloggers, and more, making it a cinch to plan your perfect day!
Hi friends and happy Friday! We are so excited for the weekend, and even doubly excited for next two weeks as Ami will be spending the week with her fellow Aisle Society bloggers at the Sandals Royal Bahamian, and then headed to Washington, DC for an Aisle Society launch event! Hope to see all of our Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland wedding pro friends there!
Happy Friday, friends! We’ve been dreaming about the pretty details that filled each and every gorgeous affair this week but thought it would be fun to end on a different note with our favorites finds from outside the wedding world. From yummy recipes to the cutest DIY, we hope you enjoy and have the most lovely weekend ahead! For our readers planning weddings in the Southern California area, don’t forget that you can grab complimentary tickets for you and a guest to the Wedding Salon event at the Montage Beverly Hills on Monday, January 18th by registering here using the code EAD!
The new year is off to a beautiful start and congrats to each of our newly-engaged readers—welcome to each of you! For our dear readers in the Southern California area, we’re excited to share a fabulous event from Wedding Salon! You are cordially invited to attend their upcoming Los Angeles show on January 18, 2016 from 4-8PM at the Montage Beverly Hills. Discover the best resources for your destination weddings and honeymoons. Enjoy tastings, cocktails, beauty makeovers, gown previews, honeymoon giveaways, and more! Register here and use the code EAD to receive a complimentary ticket for you and one guest!
Happy New Year’s Eve! We are ending this beautiful year with our hearts full of love, joy and gratitude for our readers and wedding vendors and want to thank everyone for making this the best year yet! We hope you have a wonderful night ringing in the new year and we will see you back here in 2016!
Happy weekend! This is truly our favorite time of the year and we have loved every moment of this holiday season. We cannot believe that in exactly one week we will be celebrating Christmas! With so many things on our to do list, we hope you find inspiration for your upcoming holiday festivities, last minute gifts, and ideas that are perfect for the winter season in our weekly roundup of inspiring links.
There is no more breathtaking locale than the City of Lights, and Curtis and Kate’s wedding takes full advantage of the most romantic city in the world. The couple first traveled to Paris in the spring of 2011, and over the years have fallen more deeply in love with its magic. So it was only fitting that they celebrate their marriage accompanied by their closest family and friends at the Shangri-La Hotel Paris. Their intimate, black-tie celebration brought together their love of fashion and food, as well as Paris’ beauty and history, for an utterly exquisite soirée. Working with Loli Events, the couple allowed the lavish interior of the Shangri-La to shine with low, lush, pave-style centerpieces of white and ivory florals, accentuating the golden accents of the ballroom. Kate is an absolute vision in a modern Vera Wang gown and Christian Louboutin heels with custom satin straps and tulle socks. Not a detail was overlooked in her bridal trousseau, right down to the perfect “something blue”, a Lanvin Eiffel Tower clutch! We are absolutely enchanted by each gorgeous image from Charlotte Jenks Lewis!
Happy, happy weekend! ‘Tis the season to share our favorite holiday-inspired links and this week’s roundup is complete with a festive playlist and lots of pretty things to make. Enjoy and have a wonderful Friday, friends!
Happy December! Can you believe that at the end of the month we will say farewell to 2015?! While we are so excited to welcome the new year, we know that there is so much to be celebrated and thankful for this holiday season. We’re full swing into planning for 2016 and are so excited to announce that we will be hosting a series of webinars monthly throughout 2016! First up in January: all about getting published! Get all the details here!
As Thanksgiving approaches, we have been busy planning our tablescapes, dinner menu, and preparing for house guests and travel plans. In the midst of our hectic schedules, it has been so important for us to remember the meaning behind next week’s holiday. We are so thankful for so many reasons, but in the wedding world, we feel grateful to share the work of the industry’s best and have a community of members in our Vendor Guide that we truly believe are family. Before we say farewell until Monday, we could not end the week without introducing you to our newest vendor guide members! Cassi Claire creates bright and happy wedding photographs for joyful couples in love! She is based in New Jersey but has a case for wanderlust and will travel anywhere to capture your celebration. Tessa Kim is known for her vintage inspired veils accessories, and intimates, perfect for the modern bride. We hope you have a fabulous Friday!
Happy Friday! The weekend’s arrival is just moments away and we could not think of a better way to end the week than cozying up with a cup of tea and clicking through the links that inspired us most from the wedding world and beyond.