We love these individually wrapped shawls. It’s a great way to make sure guests stay warm for those gorgeous outdoor weddings. Weather can be fickle and change on a dime, so why not be ready? Brides can mix and match to incorporate the color palette of the wedding. They can be a wonderful inexpensive way to cater to the guests and keep the color scheme flowing throughout the wedding. Plus the shawls are a cozy favor for guests to keep wearing even after the big day. It is such a cute and lasting piece of the design.
Photography: Michael & Anna Costa Photographers Ltd , Planning + Design: Joy de Vivre Wedding Coordination
We cannot get enough of these pastel bridal gowns. They are an elegant and beautiful choice for brides looking for something a little different and unique. These spring colors are sure to make a lovely statement and add a beautiful flare to any wedding. This collection of gowns came from Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture. There seem to be more and more pastel wedding dresses coming out each season with every collection and we are so excited to see this trend grow and take root – it’s a perfect way to introduce a little fun color for the nontraditional bride!
Image credit unknown. If anyone knows where these originated from, please let us know!
One of our favorite venues to work at in the beautiful wine country is Carneros Inn in Napa, CA. Not only does it provide you with breathtaking views of the Napa Valley, their exquisite selection of wine and food is perfect for those “foodie” couples out there. We love this location! It is wonderful for our wine country brides as well as a great escape for a fabulous destination wedding. The above photos are from a wedding we designed & planned a few years back for Ashley & Scott – it was an intimate destination wedding for this couple, and despite the morning rain, the couple and their guests all had a fabulous time. We are super excited about our upcoming September wedding at The Carneros Inn for local San Francisco couple Rosanna & Andrea – be sure to check back later this year for photos from their fabulous Italian inspired fete.
Check out The Carneros Inn for more venue details: http://www.thecarnerosinn.com
Wedding Planner & Designer: The Stylish Soiree Photography: Jenny Martell Florals: Branch Out Flowers Venue: The Carneros Inn, Napa, CA
Spring Centerpiece and table Arrangement
We love nothing more than the chance to collaborate on styled wedding inspiration shoots with some of our favorite vendors. In this design, bold greenery against a white and black table setting adds a pop of color to this beautiful arrangement. Some extra little green and gold accents really bring out the fresh feelings of springtime. Vintage touches in the glasses and candle holders give the table a little something extra. This elegant table arrangement is perfect for any outdoor or spring wedding.
Event Planner & Designer: The Stylish Soiree Floral Designs: Soulflower Design Studio Photography: Melanie Duerkopp Vintage Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals Venue: Private estate in Napa, CA. Contact us for more details.
A full spread can be seen in this months issue of Today’s Bride and also at http://blog.theknot.com/2013/03/17/green-and-gold-outdoor-wedding/
photo credit: Nancy Ray & Caroline Joy via SouthernWeddings.com
What a gorgeous “naked” cake and decor, perfect for a Valentine’s day party!
Photo curtousy of: Kelly Braman Photography, florals by Hey Gorgeous Events, and cake by Piece O’Cake!
Sometimes people ask me where my favorite place to find inspiration is. My answer? Everywhere. Food, Fashion, Architecture, Travel, Interior Design, Photography, Books…. the list goes on and on. A dress, for instance, can inspire an entire color and texture palette, like the one above. Salmon-pink sequins, the cream paint that is chipping off the wall creating a rustic patina, and the pale gray-blue of the wall peeking through underneath.
It’s a beautiful study in contrast, colors and mix and match textures, and this one photo of a pretty dress can serve as instant inspiration for an entire wedding design. This is what my heart beats faster for. ❤
*note: I cannot find the original source of this image from Pinterest… if you know the original source, please let us know so we can give credit where it is due!
Here is an idea for a party or wedding that could be hung as garland, used for a photo booth, behind a desert table, or anywhere you see fit. It is easy to make and adds a huge impact!
You will need: Folds of crepe paper, scissors & tape
Step 1: Cut the roll of crepe paper in half.
Step 2: Take the roll of crepe paper, with another persons help, and pull until most of the stretch is gone. Then, fold the paper together.
Step 3: Begin cutting fringe halfway through the fold, leaving some space in the middle.
Step 4: Turn over and begin cutting the other side of the fringe, making sure not to cut all the way through.
Step 5: Using tape, attach one side to the ceiling letting the other side fall to the ground. Twist the bottom to create twists in the crepe paper… and you’re done!
Click on the following link for the original DIY with step-by-step pictures: Oh Happy Day
Photo Credit: Alison Conklin via 100 Layer Cake-let
This chalk board serving platter is perfect for serving cheese, cookies, fruit, or anything you might want to label! Originally found from the blog Whit & Whistle, with a great tutorial on how to make this serving platter that can be re-used over and over again.
Serving platter tutorial and photo credit: Whit and Whistle
We all want our loved ones invited and incorporated into the most special day of our lives! This Tuesday, we are teaming up with a couple of lovely vendors to show you how to style up your doggie for your wedding day or for any special occasion. Be prepared for some serious cuteness later this week, including bow ties, bright pops of color, and Boston terriers!
Photo credit: Emily Steffin via emilysteffin.com
How have you guys included your pets into your wedding day or if you’re planning on doing so?