I hope you wore your elastic pants today because today's feature, among other wonderfully delicious details, is straight up food porn, southern edition! The crew down in Greenville, South Carolina has completely out done themselves, this time focusing on a chic lake side wedding where lawn games, cocktails & good eats are the centerpieces. Working with a rustic vintage vibe, elements like old dressers, craft tables, even Victorian couches were brought outdoors to foster an environment that played into an old laid back southern chic style of old. Stations were assembled to bring guests a selection of choice frosty beverages offering refreshing sips like a bubbles bar to mixed specialty libations featuring moonshine style liquors. The pièce de résistance to the day however, is most certainly centered around the utterly divine delectable treats assembled like meatloaf sliders, cedar plank BBQ salmon & so much more. Between the adult beverages & down right crave worthy nibbles, its easy to see why one might skip dessert, but this wedding leaves nothing to chance, offering guests a bevvy of reinvented dessert classics, assembled in jar form! Banana puddings, coconut cream, even smores get the jar treatment! The beauty to it all however is not just in the food, but the styling of each station & setup, the presentation. I love the attention to detail & level of care to ensure that this gorgeous food is presented in the most amazing of ways without being too over the top! If there is one thing I adore about the south, its their love of all things chic & polished as well as their utter admiration toward good eats, all of which comes out in spades in this sweet little summer time lakeside wedding!
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One of the things that I love most about blogging about the wedding world is realizing how wonderfully cool elopements & super small weddings can be. It seems that moving forward these days, there are more & more couple's who simply dont identify with a larger weddings complete with all the trimmings. Instead these couples, still seeking out a chic affair, focus on great unique style that represents the couple to the core, minimum to no guest lists & gorgeous photography in which to capture each special moment. The results are increasingly cool, thoughtful & often times some of my all time favorites! Wedding photographer Latisha Lyn Photography thought that elopements should get the same special styled shoot treatment as their bigger counterparts and for that I could not be more grateful! Captured in her signature moody style, Latisha brings to life a free spirited boho couple who wanted nothing more then to be surrounded by the rustic snow brushed mountains in New Mexico, to hike a bit, find just the right spot and simply profess their love. Naturally some stunning flowers from Amy Nicole Floral Studio were in order for our bride as well as the perfect dress from Free People, a free flowing white dress with black floral accents, softly blowing in the wind, just like our free spirited couple!
Tags: Albuquerque, black, black white wedding dress, boho, boho chic, chic, elopement, fall, free spirit, hipster, inspiration, intimate, lilac, mountains, natural, new mexico, peach, small wedding, white, winter
One of my favorite things to always be on the lookout for are the creative ways that people direct guests to their seats. I keep a coveted board devoted to these creative feats of whimsy called Find Your Seat on Pinterest. I'll be completely honest with you now, when I get a wedding submission & get to the escort card part of the day only to see fold over cards with names printed on them just sitting on a table, its feels like a big 'wah wah'. Don't get me wrong, I understand that not everyone feels that escort cards are worth their planning time or even creative juices, but there are such lovely things that can be done with just the smallest bit of effort, it really is worth it! Naturally there are all kinds of over the top, ultra involved ways to present guests with their seating arrangements as well, but those styles are not always for everyone. I came across a gorgeous escort card display from a real wedding on Style Me Pretty and I am in love with it, its the perfect example of how a small bit of forethought can be powerful. Its chic, its organic feeling, & at the root, simple.
Just this passed weekend I had the honor of putting together some centerpieces for the birthday party of a very close family friend. I ended up being really thankful for the opportunity to put these arrangements together for our friend, as her personal color preferences differ from mine and as a result, I stumbled upon perhaps my newest favorite Fall/Winter color palette yet! While earthy tones of red, orange & yellow are nothing terribly new for the season, it was the variations of each that I was able to work with and whats more, the gorgeous stems which happened to beautifully blend them all together!
Tags: abstract, asymmetrical, carnation, centerpiece, design, earthy, fall colors, fire color, freesia, green, green trick dianthus, indoor, moss, moss bed, orange, organic, petite berries, pin cushion protea, ranunculus, red, reddish-orange, wedding arrangement, wedding flowers, why it works wednesday, winter, winter wedding colors, yellow