Oh my dear friends, its only Monday and we are off to a wonderfully sweet start!! Candy as a wedding theme is not exactly a new idea, however, time & again, its the execution that separates the doers from the triers. What on earth am I on about right? Ideas are great in theory, but if the taste level isnt there, the creative execution & most importantly design savvy, the simplest of ideas, do not pan out as expected. LivingSimplicity, along with some other stellar British Columbia vendors came together to create a world of vintage rustic charm providing the perfect background for a Wonka worthy Candy Theme. Utilizing a gorgeous old school floral pattern, the plates along with the distressed wood tables offer up a place for the candy dream to take flight creating whimsy at every turn. Rock candy, reinvented cotton candy, cupcakes, giant rainbow swirl lollipops, taffy, and so much more playfully join together in harmony. Vintage books & their pages are used to create a familiar design aesthetic not only on the tablescape but in the bunting as well which frames the dessert table. Pops of lace & pearl serve to soften up the rustic wood tables, giving a light feminine touch to the overall feel. Dynamic florals in strong technicolor hues provide powerful bursts of color in the form of garden roses, peonies, billy balls and my own personal OMG is that....Meringue in the bouquet?! Absolutely brilliant! I love love love the act of incorporating sweets into the arrangements themselves in a lovely complementary way! With this shoot as a styled guide, I hope to see a surge of many more stunningly sweet affairs!
Categories: Classic, Decor, Design & Décor, Eclectic, Fantasy, Featured, Floralspiration, Flowers, Fuchsia, Garden & Parks, Inspiration Shoots, Light Blue, Offbeat, Outdoor, Pink, Spring, Styled Shoots, Summer, Table, Wedding Colors, Wedding Fashion, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Themes & Trends, Whimsical, Yellow
Tags: book pages, bowtie, bright colors, bunting, cameo, candy, candy theme, cupcakes, garden rose, lace, lace chair coverings, MERINGUE, mix match plates, multi color, pastels, rock candy, rustic, styled shoot, sweets, sweets theme, taffy, vintage, yellow
For the record, I loooove New Orleans. I started visiting New Orleans Bi-Yearly starting around 2004 and fell head over heels for the mystical city. The city I know is not the one filled of drunken people looking to shuck beads at willing flashers while downing every alcoholic beverage known to man. I know a city that is filled with old American history, influenced by both the Brits & the French complete with a deep cultural mix of samplings from around the world. The food is outstanding: I genuinely suggest you don't eat for days before hand, no joke! The joie de vivre & old world society run deeps & you find yourself in an other worldly place that is captivating no matter how many times you return.
Tags: arnaud's restaurant, bed and breakfast, birdcage veil, blue, bourbon street, french quarter, french quarter wedding, garden wedding, green, intimate wedding, lace, mix match bridesmaid dresses, modern, new orleans, new orleans wedding, nola, nola wedding, outdoor wedding, paper parasol, peacock, pedicab, retro, small wedding, southern, southern style, statement jewelry, yellow
There is a lot to love about today's styled inspiration shoot. From an aesthetic stand point, the styling is right in my personal wheel house. I love everything about dragging furniture outdoors as there is just something that seems so against the grain awesome about it. I utterly adore the use of old storm windows gently hung from swaying tree branches, drinking jars adorned with simple lace bows, earthy lush rows of moss and so incredibly much more. However what is probably my favorite part of this whole shoot is whom the models are! Alexia Wardell Photography fall into a super cute, creative idea that is pure genius!
Categories: Bridal Portraits, Buttercup, Chronicle, Decor, Design & Décor, Estate, Featured, Floralspiration, Flowers, Garden & Parks, Glam, Green, Ivory, Outdoor, Outdoor Weddings, Romantic, Rustic, Spring, Styled Shoots, Summer, Vintage, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Fashion, Wedding Hair
Today's feature wedding is a sweet early fall affair in New England. The couple brought 2 worlds together & celebrated both in style. Hill Stead Museum provided the perfect backdrop for this colorful fall outdoor wedding. I love the couple's idea of how they handled table numbers, though I must admit, it made my head hurt to think!
Categories: Cake, Chronicle, Classic, Coral, Design & Décor, Event space, Fall, Featured, Featured Weddings, Flowers, Garden & Parks, Outdoor, Outdoor Weddings, Real Weddings, Rustic, Turquoise, Yellow