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Alongside our co-hosts, Gianna SanFilippo of Chic Celebrations, Cortnie of The Venue Report and Sarah of La Tavola Linens, we recently had the chance to co-host a baby shower for our dear friend, Lauryl Lane, who welcomed her new twin girls nine weeks early! While the girls recovered in the NICU we had a chance to steal Lauryl away for an afternoon of celebration. Lauryl is an incredible floral designer, so it was a ton of pressure to make everything just right for her!

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We turned to Flower Muse, who provided all the gorgeous blooms for us to arrange! If you haven’t heard of Flower Muse, they are an incredible delivery service of flower stems, perfect for those of you girls interested in doing flowers for your own wedding or event!

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Lauryl’s mom, Victoria Hoke Lane, hand calligraphed all of the gorgeous envelopes, tea cups, and signage!

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

MaeMae Paperie designed gorgeous place cards that read:

“Two miracles born in the Year of the Horse—which, as the Chinese Zodiac tells us, means they will be bright, cheerful, popular, fun loving, perceptive, talented, earthy and stubborn. Their keen judgment and natural intuition often help them make the right decisions throughout their life. It is said, those born in the Year of the Horse don’t need to struggle in order to succeed and obtain the fine things life has to offer. They find people and crowds exciting and love parties.They are clever, kind to others, and their childish innocence, sunny disposition, and natural charm attract many friends.

May our two little darlings reflect these traits, yet even more so, may they take after their strong, gracious, talented and joyful mother who we celebrate today!”

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Because the girls were born in the Year of the Horse, we decided an equestrian theme at the hottest new venue in town, The Loft on Pine, would be the perfect place! We brought in delicious rustic pies from The Pie & Beer Club, which were styled alongside antique details from Found Vintage Rentals. We also adored the industrial details like the gun metal chairs provided by Signature Party Rentals.

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Delicious tea sandwiches, scones, and marmalade were brought in by Contemporary Catering to honor Lauryl’s English heritage and love of all things British.

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

You can check out more of the gorgeous images by our darling fave photographer, Michael Radford, over on Grey Likes Baby!

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Hostesses: Gianna SanFilippo, Chic Celebrations / Cortnie, The Venue Report / Summer, Grey Likes Weddings  / Sarah, La Tavola Linens

Photography: Michael Radford / Venue: The Loft on Pine  / Catering: Contemporary Catering / Flowers: Flower Muse / Calligraphy: Victoria Hoke Lane / Horse Place Cards: MaeMae Paperie / Vintage Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals  / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / Linens: LaTavola / Pie: The Pie & Beer Club

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You guys. This lakeside engagement session by Michael Radford Photography is just beyond romantic. Not only because of the killer backdrop, but also because it’s paired with florals by Art With Nature who has fast become one of our absolute faves. Don’t you just love the moody vibe of the darker flowers and suit, paired with all that gorg light? We thought you would.

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Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Vendors: Photography: Michael Radford Photography // Florals: Art With Nature // Hair and Make-up: Jen Plus Colour // Vintage Dress: The Fine Art Of Design // Lab: Richard Photo Lab

Pink hair. Yes, absolutely blushing pink, alongside heaps of gorgeous flowers means that we are 100% obsessed with this shoot featuring stylist and floral designer, Ponderosa & Thyme alongside images by Anne Blodgett Photography. No matter what your style, we are always a fan of seeing brides embrace their look with fierce confidence. How can you not love this oh-so-chic look?

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Wedding Blog Blushing Bride

Wedding Blog Blushing Bride

Wedding Blog Blushing Bride

Wedding Blog Blushing Bride

Wedding Blog Blushing Bride

Wedding Blog Blushing Bride

Wedding Blog Blushing Bride

Wedding Blog Blushing Bride


Photography: Anne Blodgett Photography // Stylist/Florist: Ponderosa & Thyme // Hair and Make-up: Beth Level Artistry // Model: Elizabeth Pettyjohn // Dress: BHLDN // Necklace: Kate Spade // Venue: Bush Gardens and Conservatory

It’s not as if we need to tell you, but spring…le sigh! It’s all about the flowers, no? And there’s no better sign of spring that when the Sweet Pea is as lovely as these. So today, thanks to Erin Kate Photography, we bring you an ode to the Sweet Pea.

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Wedding Blog An Ode to the Sweet Pea

Wedding Blog An Ode to the Sweet Pea

Wedding Blog An Ode to the Sweet Pea

Wedding Blog An Ode to the Sweet Pea

Wedding Blog An Ode to the Sweet Pea

Wedding Blog An Ode to the Sweet Pea

Wedding Blog An Ode to the Sweet Pea

Wedding Blog An Ode to the Sweet Pea

Vendor: Photography: Erin Kate Photography  // Floral Design: Soil & Stem  // Calligraphy: You Doll Design  // Cake: Pippa Cakery  // Model: Molly Page

Janie Medley of The Bride’s Cafe put together an incredibly gorgeous shoot for us to celebrate Valentine’s Day with you! Along with her amazing team of vendors, Laura Gordon Photography, Sarah Park Events, and Laura Hooper Calligraphy, we could not be more excited to drown away in bright pink peonies and colorful blooms. Obsessed. Be sure to add The Bride’s Cafe to your list of must-read blogs for gorgeous inspiration!

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Wedding Blog Happy Valentines Day!

Wedding Blog Happy Valentines Day!

Wedding Blog Happy Valentines Day!

Wedding Blog Happy Valentines Day!

Wedding Blog Happy Valentines Day!

Wedding Blog Happy Valentines Day!

Wedding Blog Happy Valentines Day!

Wedding Blog Happy Valentines Day!

Wedding Blog Happy Valentines Day!

Wedding Blog Happy Valentines Day!

Wedding Blog Happy Valentines Day!

Wedding Blog Happy Valentines Day!

Photographer: Laura Gordon Photography // Venue: Belle Haven // Floral Designer: Janie Medley Flora Design via The Bride’s Cafe // Event Design: Sarah Park Events //
Makeup: Airbrush Makeup by Ariel // Dress: Gossamer // Vintage Rentals: Paisley & Jade // Stationery Design: Laura Hooper Calligraphy // Model: Sammy Jaeger