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Inspired by Mint Juleps and Lemonade

Today we are sharing an inspiration board created for our June couple, inspired by Mint Juleps and Lemonade…I love this because the colors are so happy and bright!  Reminds me of the Clinique Happy campaign and is making me thirsty for a lemonade cooler right about now!

Floral Pattern Frenzy

I love, and I do mean LOVE patterns…especially when they are pretty little floral and calico patterns.  I am never one to shy away from prints and colors which is why I’m ecstatic that Spring is all about boldly romantic floral expressions of art in fashion and design.  I recently just returned from an overseas trip and one of the things I relish about long trips is the accumulation of fashion magazines that I’m able to pour through in one single sitting.  One of the things I was most inspired by was the combination of floral prints and colors that Tory Burch put together for a Harpar’s Bazaar article.  I love this Spring trend and can’t wait to incorporate this design element into the upcoming weddings that we have!  Here is a direct translation of how runway trends become wedding trends, enjoy!

Inspired by Fashion and Tory Burch:

Turning Fashion Inspirations into Wedding Inspirations:

What do you think, does this make you go into a frenzy over floral patterns?  Because it does it for me!

Photo Credits:  Photo 1:  Harpers Bazaar via my rad iphone, Photo 2:  Ruffled Blog and TOMS, Photo 3:  Wedding Chicks and Style Me Pretty, Photo 4:  Snippet and Ink and Ruffled Blog, Photo 5:  Wedding Chicks and Style Me Pretty

Bridal Fashion done SMART!

Wedding Day Fashion and deciding on what you,the bride, is going to wear and what your bridesmaids are going to wear is probably one of the biggest decisions to joyously fuss over.  Today, I want to share with you two companies who are in the business of gorgeous dresses and most importantly, are in the business of having your best interest in mind!

FOR THE BRIDE – Kirstie Kelly Couture

I love LOVE Kirstie Kelly‘s couture collection of dresses.  They’re romantic, ethereal and downright gorgeous.  One of the things that I love most about Kirstie Kelly is her Borrow Me Program in which you can choose which lovely gown you would like to try on and it gets mailed to you for you to try on in the comforts of your own home.  Gone is the anxiety of only having 10 minutes to try on your dream dress, not having the right shoes on, and being banned from being photographed in the dressing room with your dress on.  Hello comfort at home, twirling when no one’s watching, and trying on endless shoes amongst friends.  How amazing is this couture service of couture gowns?!  Once you try it on and decide that you love it and say “yes” to the dress, you can then buy the dress online and know that it IS the perfect dress.

PS.  They also have bridesmaid dresses and special occasion dresses as well!

FOR THE BRIDESMAIDSLittle Borrowed Dress

Who loves Rent the Runway?!  Everyone should be screaming “me”!  Little Borrowed Dress is the genius company that has adopted the business model of renting dresses and the benefactor?  Why, your beautiful bridesmaids of course!  Now, your best gals can stand beside you in beautiful dresses, available in a plethora of colors and designs, and get the best look without breaking the bank.  If they decide that they love the dresses after wearing them, they can opt to purchase and keep it for themselves.  Sweet deal right?  And, your girls will adore you for it!

Happy Thursday and Happy Fashion Finding!

 

Thomas Fogarty Winery Wedding with a Southern Flair

Lindsey and Joe were one of our 2012 couples that I absolutely adored and wanted to go above and beyond for simply because they are genuinely the sweetest people and are all around “good natured” folks.  Although Lindsey and Joe live in Northern California, their wedding was a destination wedding as all of their guests flew in from the East Coast and the South, so we wanted to make sure that we really made it worth while for all of their guests.    We went for a sweet theme of “Southern Hospitality” with a calm color palette of amethyst purple, sage green, grey and white.  We wanted to make their wedding as detailed as possible and some of our favorite details were the following:  Individual hanging flowers for each guest that served as escort cards, the sprig of rosemary that accented each guest place setting, amethyst colored wine glasses, the southern touch of apple cobbler bars that were individually wrapped in custom stamped paper bags….and the list goes on and on.

Lindsey and Joe, one of the reasons why I loved you both as a couple is because of your unconditional trust in our planning and design expertise.  I loved the fact that every time we had an awesome design idea and presented it to you, your answer was always “yes, we love that, please do what’s best”.  Your trust in us made us love you more as a couple and want to go above and beyond for your wedding.  I’ll never forget what you told me after the wedding when you said “Thank you for planning the wedding of our dreams” and I have to say, I’d do it over and over again because that’s how much I loved working with you both!

Special thanks to our pals Taken by Light Photography for sharing these photos with us!

Lovely Vendors of the Day:

Full Service Planning, Event Design and Stationary:  Charmed Events Group

Photography:  Taken by Light Photography

Floral Design:  Poppys Petalworks

Venue:  Thomas Fogarty Winery

Rentals:  Hartmann Studios

Hair and Make Up:  Wow Pretty

Chevron Runners:  Ultra Pom

Harpist:  Krista Strader

DJ:  Boutique DJs – Chris Hartnett

Cake:  Studio Cake

Apple Cobbler Bars:  Icing on the Cake Los Gatos

Featured on Roses and Laces!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  Today we have the lovely privilege of having one of our love shoots featured on the UK blog Roses and Lace!  If you’ve been following us, this love shoot that we featured was actually featured on Green Wedding Shoes exactly one year ago and we are so excited that Roses and Lace decided to feature it on Valentine’s Day today!  Please hop on over to Roses and Lace to see one of our favorite shoots to date!  I’ve also put some detail shots in this post, but to see all the loveliness, really, head on over to Roses and Lace!   Happy Valentine’s day, hope yours is filled with so much love that your heart just might burst (in a good way!).

Also, just wanted to give a shout out to my dream team Gladys Jem Photography, Poppys Petalworks, The Make Up Dolls and Sweet Luna Desserts for making my vision happen!  Without you, this loveliness would never have happened!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone, make it a great one!

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