1. Wonderfully Styled DIY Wedding With Southern Louisiana Charm & Sophistication

    The more intimate and the more personal the better! That was the motto Hayley Burney & Seth Butler kept in mind when creating their gorgeous wedding day all on their own {along with help from family and friends of course!} Hand selected unique furniture served in lieu of boring tables, personally drawn Save The Dates were used as well as a special note to greet guests upon their arrival, even the wedding bouquets were even hand wrapped! Each element had their stamp of personal touch to it making everything that much more special! Hayley's mother tirelessly altered, again by hand, a dress from J.Crew to tailor make the gown to her dreams.{Way to go mom!!} Guests were treated to homemade banana nut and red velvet cakes, along with hot cocoa cups with marshmallows of course, each topped off with striped straws and message. The entire affair is a wonderfully gorgeous refined fete with such a wonderful level of detail & style!

  2. Vintage Finds & Runaway Kitties In This San Francisco Golden Gate Park Elopement

    The drama that surrounds a wedding, big or small, is not always for everyone. Sometimes the very core of a wedding, the ceremony and declaration of love, is all that truly matters to a couple. Such is the case for Erika Wynn & Chris Leeder, who decided that while on their vacation to San Francisco {by way of Traverse City, Michigan} to capitalize on their gorgeous surroundings and elope! Armed with some truly spectacular vintage finds from a local shop back in Michigan {I.Love.This.Dress!!!}, Erika & Chris reached out to bay area officiants, Lyssabeth's Wedding Officiants to get them on their way. Utilizing a pagoda in the Golden Gate Park, our couple sweetly said 'I do' while being photo bombed by a run away cat.... on a harness! Rest easy friends, the feline guest was returned to his owner, well Meo Baaklini Photography snapped away capturing not only the love but all the funny little details the day held, kitty included! This elopement is wonderful as can be and I utterly adore the expression on the officiants face while Chris is putting the ring on Erika's hand! Talk about someone who likes what they do!!! From the last minute passionate decision to elope to the their obviously stylish threads, this elopement is ripe with golden love! {Yeah I went there!}

  3. Why It Works Wednesday: Soft Sweeping Romantic Blooms In Georgia Peach Inspired Wedding Bouquet

    There's a certain real wedding that we featured recently on SBW which garnered all sorts of lovely response for not only its wonderfully stylish couple, but the tremendous design done in decor & flora. A focal point to the wedding was the bride's bouquet which was utterly D.IV.I.N.E!! I knew this gorgeous arrangement of blooms would make for the perfect, Why It Works Wednesday!

  4. The Fishtail Princess, Her Bow Tie Ring & Her Rustic Wedding Dream At Les Chalets du Grand Duc

    Sometimes restraint is the most powerful weapon in our arsenal. Wanting nothing more then to keep things as natural as possible, today's phenomenal Montreal team crafted a wonderfully fresh yet rustic world at the newly opened Les Chalets du Grand Duc. Every chalet should have its princess, our chalet has a princess made of stylish beauty where sweet tattoos are embraced. Not one for the classic definition of a princess, our gal has wonderfully tousled hair in a modern fishtail braid, perfectly kept in a crown of pearls. Layers playfully float around in the form of tulle, fondant & china, while thick rough cut wood chargers take center stage. With a few choice decor elements as well as bright colorful blooms, this chalet becomes a sophisticated style land for the rustic gal who craves more from fashion & design in her life!