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!
Let them have cake!
our twist on the traditional cake and punch reception
custom perfume bar
ideas for your shower
Key's Creek Lavender Farm
jewel toned wedding inspiration styled by Lady Grey
Bridal Party Style
a take on florida inspired fashion
oceanside inspiration styled by lady grey
Surf & Sand
a new take on nautical
diy gifts for your bridesmaids
tennis & whiskey
cake & punch
southern weddings feature by lady grey
styled destination wedding shoot
We think you will too.
Our story began three years ago, when we had the idea to reinvent the ring box. Taking inspiration from the petite boxes of the early 1900′s, we set out to bring back an heirloom that had fallen to the wayside. Inspired by the unique personalities and tastes of the brides whose stories and weddings we share on a daily basis, we created our first collection in a rainbow of colors from vintage French velvet, sourced from mills that are no longer in existence! For this reason, each color is a limited edition piece! This project involved months and months of research, and even more months of development! We are so beyond excited that we are finally ready to tell you all about it! We’ll be starting pre-sale orders in just a few weeks, so if you want to nab one, be sure to head over to TheMrsBox.com to sign up for our newsletter where we’ll let you know when you can order your very own. Follow us on twitter or instagram @the_mrs_box to keep up with our journey! And just you wait…many more photos to come!
This past spring, I had the incredibly fun opportunity to collaborate with the newly branded ladies from Type A Society (formerly Fleurish Events). I’m now officially obsessed with these gals, who bent over backwards to help put together a gorgeous shoot–including driving over four hours to come hang with me! What a lucky lady! Photographer Kelly Sauer even hopped on a plane to shoot our little set up! Magnolia Bakery allowed us to customize a trio of mini cakes from their new line, and had them sent over for us to feature! And of course we recruited calligrapher Jenna Rainey to make our stationery suite! Hair stylist Karilyn Turley turned our model’s long locks into a short bob…so much fun right? And her glowing makeup is by the ever so sweet and talented Lauren Peter of Blushing Makeup Artistry. The “Devotion” by Claire Pettibone was a perfect gown for our spring garden look!
I’m so honored to have worked with such a fun and energetic team on this shoot!
Photographer: Exquisitrie by Kelly Sauer // Set and Fashion Styling: Summer Watkins // Cakes: Magnolia Bakery // Floral Styling: Type A Society formerly Fleurish Events // Calligraphy: Jenna Rainey // Hair: Karilyn Turley // Makeup: Lauren Peter, Blushing Makeup Artistry // Gown: “Devotion” by Claire Pettibone
Last week, we decided it might be fun to put together a styling guide for throwing a Champagne and Cheese Party. Using gorgeous wares from VIETRI (which you can register for at Belk, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus, or directly through VIETRI) we pulled together a monochromatic look that is perfect for a small cocktail party! We employed a soft grey, white, and green palette and even chose cheeses that coordinated in color! Rosemary flatbread and marcona almonds are the perfect and simple accompaniment to pull everything together. The platters from VIETRI’S Incanto line worked beautifully with our subtle palette.
I could not be more obsessed with those gold rimmed wine glasses, so we decided we ought to give away a set of four (by the way…these lovers were on Oprah’s Favorite Things list this year!). There are tons of ways to enter below, and we’ll announce our winner next week!
Last week, I had the opportunity to collaborate with Kate Spade New York and photographer Lacie Hansen to show you how I’d style my fave Kate Spade Lenox china! I did plenty of mixing and matching to show how you can register for these pieces and mix them with other elements you may already have, or that you’ll continue to collect. We threw in some striped chargers by Handsome Chargers for a fun little pop. We love mixing the floral pattern (which is fabric I found at my amazing local store, Home Fabrics). Those kelly green Hopscotch Drive Dinner Plates brought it all together! A simple, totally doable centerpiece with peonies, lemons in a bowl, and some greenery make for an easy set up! Shop the rest of the post below!