Last spring, I had the chance to work on a project for El Encanto Hotel in Santa Barbara, alongside a super fabulous talented team: Jen Huang, 1011 Makeup and Anna Le Pley Taylor. One of the elements we worked on styling was a surprise birthday party, which we are so excited to share with you today! More to come from this super fun collaboration!
Surf & Sand
a new take on nautical
Lemon & Thyme
Our favorite citrus inspiration for spring
voyage on the sea
nautical wedding inspiration
jacksonhole wedding (and the loveliest dress ever!)
Christmas Tree Hunting
documenting your firsts
berries & velvet
inspiration board to inspiration shoot
berry inspired loveliness
gorgeous blooms from botanical stylist lauryl lane
genius ideas for your outdoor wedding
Fuschia and Lipstick Red
are you brave enough? our new fave color combo!
holly and jason's 7 course feast
making neon bridal!
how the english wed
Black & White
a modern california wedding
BHLDN & Stripes
a little romance and a little prep
our favorite bridesmaids of 2012
The Language of Flowers
understanding the hidden meanings
Amelia Island Wedding
pale blue accents and tons of glamour
inspiration from the english countryside
Loft Inspired romance
and the prettiest gilded cake ever!
Pippin Hill Farm
the loveliest shoot ever!
moroccan inspired cakes
Bridal Party Style
a take on florida inspired fashion
it's a new year
wed in style
jewel toned dinner party
(and we've invited the pup!)
our top 10 absolute favorites
Centerpieces and Shoes
the dreamiest elopement yet
Peach Sangria Gets Married
Inspiration Becomes a Wedding
Like Mother Like Daughter
and the darlingest bridal party
Dos Pueblos Ranch
a fall wedding by braedon flynn
Ruche spring lookbook
fresh, sweet, and oh so lovely
southern california elegance
wine country and tuxedos
the most perfect place to have a pink wedding
adorned in petals
ideas for flowers in your hair
a georgia wedding that's as sweet as southern tea
Love on film
a round up of favorites from Jen Huang
lavender in the garden
French wedding Inspiration
berries & stripes
keep it fun!
go bold and get a little neon in your life!
styled destination wedding shoot
fall ideas & preview
Key's Creek Lavender Farm
jewel toned wedding inspiration styled by Lady Grey
Bouquets by the Season
watch how these colors pop & sing
Lush Fall Styling from Jen Huang
keeping it natural
New York City Elopement
a city hall wedding by jen huang
pops of poppies
bright ideas for summer
gilded, merry and bright
Green with Envy
a scottish wedding by clary photo
cake & punch
southern weddings feature by lady grey
rustic autumn abundance
how to define your style
and stay inspired! lessons from a creative pro!
Black & Tan
stationery inspiration from MaeMae Paperie
Keep your cool with this summer inspiration
custom perfume bar
ideas for your shower
Toast and Toss
fun buffet ideas for champagne and confetti!
East Coast Style
a new york yacht club wedding
the loveliest rehearsal dinner dress ever. ever.
Let them have cake!
our twist on the traditional cake and punch reception
We think you will too.
Simplicity and nature come together in today’s inspiration shoot by Jack & Hannah Film & Photography. An outdoorsy couple is the perfect pair for these ideas, and we love the natural raw elements that keep the look organic. With calligraphy and design by paperweight and florals by Native Poppy We couldn’t help but share this refreshing take on a rustic wedding. The golden colored grass, the asymmetrical arch, and wooden elements are the perfect way to exude a beautiful style without distracting from what it’s all about–your love for each other!
If there’s anything we know about southern women, it’s their flair for hospitality! This bridal shower is no exception! We love the idea of the bride herself inviting her attendants-to-be out for an intimate luncheon to celebrate friendship. Asking your bests to be in the bridal party is a perfect chance to toast them all (and how cute are those sweet gifts, with paper goods by Ink Nashville)! This fete at Riverwood Mansion, shot by Photographix and styled by Commerce Street Events is as summery as it gets, set in the garden and decorated with pops of red thanks to flowers by Brocade Designs. Bright ideas from Catering & Events by Suzette include a seasonal menu, and fresh strawberry popsicles served in champagne that make for a festive affair! We are absolutely in love with this idea! Anyone else think they would consider hosting a mini luncheon for your bridesmaids-to-be so you can ask them in style???
Vendors: Photography: Photographix // Event Styling and Production: Commerce Street Events // Venue: Riverwood Mansion Nashville, Tennessee // Florals: Brocade Designs // Catering: Catering & Events by Suzette // Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids of Nashville // Rentals: Music City Tents & Events // Vintage Rentals: Stockroom Vintage // Paper Goods: Ink Nashville // Runners: La Tavola Fine Linen
The lavender fields of Woodinville Lavender Farm in Seattle are just so beautiful, we’re pretty sure they are the stuff of dreams. When you add to that a wispy white tent, design details by Pink Blossom Events, blooms by Fena Flowers, a gown by LaineeMeg and plenty of farm to table details, it’s absolutely beyond! We are so excited to share these images with you shot by Katie Parra Photography.
Vendors: Photographer/Art Director: Katie Parra Photography // Design/Coordination: Pink Blossom Events // Venue: Woodinville Lavender // Floral: Fena Flowers // Rentals: AA Party Rentals by Cort // Paper Goods: Sally of La Happy // Wedding Cake: Hey Sweets! // Rose Gold Wedding Rings, earrings, and necklace: Green Lake Jewelry Works // Models: Molly & Josh Jackson // Gown and Veil: LaineeMeg // Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison // Lavender Cocktail: Kaspars // Farm Tables: Seattle Farm Tables // Puppies names are Basil and Wilfred (The lab is Wilfred and the retriever is Basil)
Blueberry hues and oyster shells. An unlikely combo, yet a surprisingly lovely pair. Whether the sea is nearby, or simply close to the heart, the details allow one to feel as though the saltwater beckons. The bride wears a simple dress and carries a delicate rainbow of blues. Wild ocean-hued floral arrangements are paired with muted gray oyster shells and Russian olive sprigs and loosely arranged as a table runner. The oyster shells proudly stand in as salt and pepper cellars. A simple cake atop a distressed metal stand is adorned with blueberries and conveys as much elegance as it does the simplicity of seaside living. The scattered blueberries are a darker version of the lovely pearls oysters gift to us. In a thoughtful gesture, hand-written thank you notes from the couple are left in anticipation of each guest. Lovely, no?