Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy Weekend!

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my new office space. But when I saw these pictures, I just fell head over heals. It would be my absolute dream to have a store front that looked just like this one. However mine would not just be a dress shop, it would be a whole bridal and party boutique. A girl can dream.....

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Little Spring Party

Here are a few pictures I found, that I think would make a perfect bridal shower or birthday party. I think the combinations of all the pink and light green might be a bit too much for a wedding. Remember girls, your wedding has to represent your husband too, so no hosing the place down in all pink. Also something about these pictures makes me excited for Spring!

top picture: flickr,
pictures 2 -4: Once Wed
bottom picture: Grapevine

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Who doesn't need new jewelry?

My good friends over at Cardigans and Couture featured some of these necklaces from Elva Fields the other day. I just loved them so much that I had to share them with you. Defiantly go to her web site and check out all of her other great jewelry.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Inspiration Board # 15: Alice in Wonderland

The other day I bought the new InStyle magazine and noticed that it was filled with Alice in Wonderland stuff. From articles and photo shoots inspired by Alice, to advertisements for the upcoming movie. Then I started to notice that actually there is Alice in Wonderland stuff all over the place right now. So I thought, why not do something myself. So here is my Alice inspired inspiration board. Enjoy.....

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Row #1: the white queen by Vanity Fair, rabbit in the sky via Tumbler,
Alice under the table via
My Modern Metropolis
Row #2: tea table, Alice poster via Design Related, man in tux via Nothing but Bonfires,
blue dress via Priscilla of Boston
Row 3: bride with hearts via Our Labor of Love, red queen by Vanity Fair, cup cakes via Flickr,
Mad Hatter by Vanity Fair

Monday, February 22, 2010

Stinky Cheese

I love cheese, especially great aged cheese. And I love beautiful tables. So in my mind there isn't anything better then a beautiful cheese table. If there is one thing I really can't stand is when people set a cheese table and it is just a plate with some cheese and bread on it, and it looks like it came straight from a boring grocery store. So in my mind the table not only has cheese and bread but it has fruit, and not just grapes as a garnish, but something fun like cherries or figs. It should have some good meats, like hard salami or prosciutto. And it you can, throw in some fun stuff like honey comb and Italian olives. And remember all of this food tastes great, but make it look good too. Here are some examples for exactly what I am talking about...

images via Sunday Suppers

Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy Weekend!

Get out there and have a wonderful weekend. Found this note and I think it is awesome!

image via Le Love

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Drinks all around!

We all know that refreshments are very important at wedding and parties, especially the alcoholic kind. And so that is all the more reason to have fun with your beverages. Yes lots of people do a signature drink, but it is done so much that it isn't as fun and special as it once was. So here are some fun ways to do something a little different. Plus they double as a good guest gifts!

top to bottom:via Soda Pop Treats , Kirsten Shultz photography, Grapevine invitations

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Inspiration Board #14: Up, Up and Away

In general, I have never been a big fan of using balloons for decor, I have always thought they were really only appropriate for young kids birthdays. But lately my feelings for balloons have changed a bit. I am really digging them if they are used in huge quantities, like filling an entire room's ceiling with balloons or carrying a huge bouquet of balloons, of the same color, for engagement photos. Also companies now make huge balloons, almost 5 feet in diameter, that can really make a big fun statement with. Take a look at this inspiration board and see if I can change your mind about balloons too!

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Row #1: kissing photo via Green Wedding Shoes, pink balloon via Green Wedding Shoes, pink building via decor8,
Row #2: Balloon sign via Image Spark, birthday party via Jordan Ferney, fly away balloons via Fffound!
Row #3: balloons at the beach via Oh Joy!, white balloons via That's Happy, bridesmaids via 100 Layer Cake

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day, I hope each and every one of you have a special day!

photo via Le Love

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Be Mine....

Just a little something to get you in the mood for tomorrow....

top photo: via Image Spark
bottom photo: via Glassford Hill Girl

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine's - Day 2

Today I got to do a bit more then just clean flowers, I actually got to make some arrangements. So again I thought I would share some pictures with you, and remember I am so not a photographer!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

It must be that time...

Well Valentine's Day has certainly shown up in my studio. My cooler is packed and my hands hurt from cleaning flowers all day. Let see what I can create with all these great flowers tomorrow....

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Inspiration Board #13: Valentine's Day Part 2

Here comes Part 2 of my Valentine's Day theme. This one focuses a bit more on food, and really lets be honest basically just chocolate. Cause really isn't that what this day is really all about? Enjoy.....

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Row #1: umbrella via Le Love, pink love via Flickr, cherry cupcakes via Flickr, chocolate strawberries via Brides
Row #2: hot chocolate via Imgfav, pink cup cake from Hey Cupcake!, strawberry cupcake via Party Cupcake Ideas
Row #3: pink glasses via Flickr, XO ice cream sandwiches via Image Spark, pink frosting cupcakes via Flickr

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Queen for a Day

Look at these super fun pictures from Kristin Cheatwood and Hillary Maybery. Kristin got a hold of this fun chair and enlisted the help from one of my former brides, Jen. I whipped up a little bouquet and these pictures are the result. How fun is this chair??

Monday, February 8, 2010

Where is my seat?

Seating is very important at weddings, it is also something that can make the bride and groom crazy even before the wedding day has arrived. Trying to find the right table and seat for each guest can be an overwhelming task. The best way I have found to accomplish the seating assignment task, is to start with a couple pages of lined paper and a nice sharp pencil with a really good eraser. List each table by number and give about a dozen lines in between tables. Start with Table One as the bridal table and just start filling in names at each table. You will find that eraser comes in very handy. Next you need to decide if you are just assigning people to tables or to specific seats. In my experience it is a waste of time to assign people to specific seats, because trust me, they won't sit in the seat you have assigned them. Plus the day of the wedding you will have to make a second set of name cards and spend a good chunk of time putting them at the assigned seats. But here is the fun part, figuring out how you want to show off the name cards. Here are some fun ideas...

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Images from: Taylor'd Events and Rebecca Thuss

Friday, February 5, 2010

Inspiration Board #12: Valentine's Day Part 1

So here it is, my first of two inspiration boards for Valentine's Day. I warned you I love the stuff that comes out for this holiday, so you will be seeing a bunch in the next week.

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1st Row: flower by the Empty Vase, scissors via Etsy, pink drinks via Brides
2nd Row: sugar cubes by Cox & Cox, cards by Rifle Card Company, heart and wings
3rd Row: cake via Brides, cranberry heart via Flickr, flowers via Style Me Pretty
4th Row: heart candy via Flickr

Thursday, February 4, 2010

One of those days...

Sorry guys, I am just having one of those days where all of my ideas and creativity has just left me. So I promise I will be back tomorrow with something good! And please remember if there is anything you want to see from me or any ideas you want to send to me, please do. I love hearing peoples input!

image via Flickr

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Inspiration Board #11: Robins Egg Blue

I really love this shade of blue, there is just something about it that is romantic. But a word of warning, don't over do it, only use this color as an accent color, otherwise it is going to look like Tiffany and Co. sponsored your wedding. This color is really good to mix with browns, greens and whites.
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1st row: vintage car via Image Spark, Save the Date from We Love Typography,
dress via FashionBride WeBlog
2nd row: cup cakes via Image Spark, hair piece photo by Anna Kuperberg,
flowers via Salt Harbor, cake by K. Rose Cakes,
3rd row: cup cake via Flickr, boutonniere by Lauryl Lane,
thank you package via the Inspired Bride, coffee mug via Flickr

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Warning tall grass ahead....

I plan a lot of weddings that take place outside in a tent on the grass, and I always see girls show up in super high stiletto shoes. And I do have to admit that I kind of take a guilty pleasure in watching those girls aerate the grass and fall over the place in their super high shoes. So my piece of advice for any girls planning on attending an outdoor wedding this summer: Wear Platforms!!! And to help out with my advise here are my favorites for the season...

from the top: Valentino, Prada, Dior, Valentino