Today I love luminaries. Find a paper bag or some tin cans, throw in a candle and voila!
What do you love today?
Today I love luminaries. Find a paper bag or some tin cans, throw in a candle and voila!
What do you love today?
Happy Sunday, everyone!Â Hope your weekend thus far has been splendid and full of beautiful adventures.Â My fiance and I are currentlyÂ cruising 37,000 feet on the way to Colorado for an impromptu ski weekend in Breckenridge (big furry boots, here I come!).Â This is a big weekend for us; we somehow have to cram Valentine’s Day,Â hubby-to-be’s birthday, and our anniversary into a 3-day timespan.Â Phew!Â So we thought we’d celebrate in style this year, slopeside!
Every Thursday Once Wed features a DIY wedding project created by the very talented Laurie Cinotto of lalalaurie. Last week Laurie created the cake boxÂ below for guests to drop their wish cards into for the bride and groom in replacement of the typical “wish bowl”.
The vibrant blooms of springtime were the inspiration for today’s gorgeous shoot by the talented Janie Medley ofÂ The Bride’s Cafe. An abundance of lush flowers fromÂ Flower Museâ€”including tulips, poppies, ranunculus, garden roses, and anemonesâ€”graced the gorgeous bouquets, flower arrangements and floral crowns created byÂ The Bride’s Cafe. We can’t decide which of the incredible bouquets is most gorgeous! Shamara, a 2016 bride-to-be, is utterly resplendent in gowns fromÂ Bella Bridesmaids, and we are simply in love with each image fromÂ Love By Serenaâ€”enjoy all of the swoon-worthy floral inspiration!
Oh how we adore each and every little morsel of this stunning inspiration shoot from the Chapel Designers workshop in Santa Barbara! With a classic palette of rose gold, cream, peach, and burnt coral, the tablescapeâ€”designed byÂ Nancy Liu Chin Designs with flowers fromÂ Florabundanceâ€”is pure elegance. Romantic hydrangea, stock, roses, and ranunculus come together in a warm and inviting mix of low and high arrangements. One vessel features a timeless composite rose, so named because a single stem is surrounded by layers of wired petals, giving the appearance of a giant rose. Such a refined and timeless variation on a classic! With its long lace sleeves and fluffy silhouette, Claire Pettibone‘s Peace gown is the perfect complement to the elegant table, and delicate china from Small Masterpieces and rentals from Classic Party Rentals complete the setting. We are completely in love with each image from Diana Marie Photography!
‘Tis the season! Have you scratched any items off of your holiday gift list yet? I must admit that I’m only starting my shopping, and with so many amazing choices out there, I am having a tough time narrowing things down! Here are 9 of my favorite gift ideas perfect for the ladies in your life! My personal wish list includes a pair of Tieks and a KitchenAidâ€”how about yours? See these and more in the EAD shop!
The inspiration for this moody, romantic shoot by Erica Brenci of Les Amis Photo comes from the beautiful venue, Villa Ida Lampugnani, near Milanâ€”and we absolutely see why! In keeping with the Art Nouveau period, referred to as Liberty Style in Italy, stationery by Cristiano Guerra of Princess Event Design + Wedding Planning takes its cues from the homeâ€™s intricate furnishings. To complement the white anemones and lisianthus in florals by Sofia and Cosetta of Il Profumo dei Fiori, the team at Princess Event Design + Wedding Planning incorporated blush pink, cream, and gold into the dÃ©cor. Elegant table settings are like an extension of model Vivianaâ€™s ethereal Jenny Packham gown and glittery platform heels, and weâ€™re swooning over the romantic hairpieces she incorporated! For a sweet ending, a simple cake embellished with pomegranates from Sweet Pastry Lab marks the final flourish. There are so many gorgeous images to swoon overâ€”visit the gallery to lose yourself in them all!
Holiday season is in full swing and with it comes the gorgeous decor of the season, including my favorite, greenery! Incredibly elegant and sophisticated, greenery transforms bouquets, drapery, tablescapes, and even chandeliers into woodland works of floral art.
Bellissima! Today’s Italian garden party wedding shoot, designed byÂ Brittany Lott of Elle Affairs, has us transported to Tuscany! The inspiration behind the shoot was the classic Tuscan alfresco dining experience, which was brought to life with the setting ofÂ Birmingham, Alabama’s La Tavalo. The beautiful outdoor table setting featured loose greenery, rosemary accents and olive oil favors, and we just adore the idea of an olive oil tasting barâ€”what could be more authentically Italian? The mix of modern and traditional elements was brought to life in the invitation suite fromÂ Jessica Stalkner at Empress Stationery and chic wrap bridesmaids dresses fromÂ Molly Green. And we are in love with the classic elegance of the gowns fromÂ Heidi Elnora. There’s so many detailsâ€”and stunning images fromÂ Spindle Photographyâ€”to swoon over right here in the gallery!
Dramatic jewel tones meet rustic barn setting in this inspiration shoot from One Summer Day, set at Silverbrook Farm in Virginia’s Horse Country. It’s simply gorgeous! The fall feel of the shoot is thanks to moody portraits, set amidst vintage decor from Stylish Patina Vintage Rentals. Coordinated by Ashlee Virginia Events, details like brass candlesticks and gold china sit among deep red and purple florals by Petals & Hedges. We cannot take our eyes off the black and gold stationery and that amazing and unusual cake from Cakebee! And how gorgeous is the gown from Soliloquy Bridal Couture? See all of the lovely images right here!
We love this fresh take on nautical style in weddings! Pale pink and gray stationery from Suite Paperie is still nautical-chic, but in a softer presentation than crisp navy and red.Â Dulce Dreams Events directed a stunning shoot filled with soft blooms from Lâ€™Oasis that fit right into the soothing color palette. With images fromÂ Alexis June Weddings and Cyrience Photography on a gorgeous old-school sailboat at Maritime Parc, we just canâ€™t get enough of this chic and sophisticated setting! Staying true to the theme, Madison Leeâ€™s Cakes used real seashells for the molds on the cake, and brown sugar created the illusion of sand. The modelâ€™s intricate GEMY by Gemy Maalouf gown is stunning! Weâ€™re in love with this shoot from top to bottomâ€”see every last detail in the gallery!
There is so much gorgeous inspiration in this collaboration shoot between Kristyn Hogan and the talented team at Historic Cedarwood, and we love it all! Amber Housley created the lovely floral stationery and helped direct the styling of this bridal party tea in the garden. Eclectic linens from Urban Outfitters ground the tables for a collection vintage dishware and vases on top, filled with bold blooms and some of the prettiest teacups weâ€™ve ever seen! The bridal party sipped pink Champagne from Le Grande Courtage while playing dress-up in amazing gowns fromÂ The Bride Room and accessories by Beatrice Couture Designs styled by Opulent Couturier. And aren’t you just in love with the playful side pony styled byÂ Jessica Jones? Run, don’t walk, to the gallery to soak up all of the inspiration!
We are just gasping for breath over this gorgeous bohemian shoot from Tamiz Photography! All of the vintage decor mixed with romantic pink blooms and lacy vintage dresses are stunning! The romantic island style of long, loose waves crowned with floral hair wreaths gives away this Maui location, yet there’s something ethereal and placeless about it as well. And have you ever seen a tree swing so pretty? We want to teleport ourselves into this shoot right now, but instead we’ll settle for staring at it all afternoon in the gallery!
We’re swooning over these images from Arielle Doneson Photography that are filled with pastel goodness! From floral-motif stationery by Borrowed & Blue to well-loved antique pieces from Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals, we adore every delicate detail. Shi Shi Events styled this gorgeous garden party-inspired look with fabulous flowers created by Molly Taylor Designs and pretty gowns from Something Whiteâ€”we love the simple scallops and sweet floral embellishments, as well as the mantilla lace veil. This entire shoot makes us feel like we’re in a sophisticated English garden, especially with the colorful desserts from Main Street Cupcakesâ€”lovely!
Turquoise and lavenderâ€”the color and the herbâ€”are beautifully bold in this sophisticated inspiration shoot from First Comes Love Wedding Photography. Styled at Vellum in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the table pops with the tropical hues, grounded by dark wood tables and brick walls. Bright stationery accented with aqua and plum stripes from Dooby Design pairs perfectly with the palette. An exotic printed table runner holds a garland centerpiece of purples and greens by PassionFlower, who also created the fabulous coordinating hairpieces for the brides. Elegant gowns from The Gown Shop Ann Arbor are stunning; their classic silhouettes are the perfect backdrops for the unique bouquets and hair flowers. We adore the uber-chic colorful elements of this fun shoot!
Whitney and Adam’s elegant rehearsal dinner in Scottsdale, Arizona is such a fresh take on Southwestern style. The Silverleaf is a gorgeous location, with its clay tile roof, brick floor patio, stone walls, and stone firepit for taking in the sunsetâ€”just what you’d expect from Scottsdaleâ€”but inside the decor is more traditional, and absolutely breathtaking! Every detail is flawless thanks to Victoria Canada Wedding & Events, who pulled together all of the amazing details: ecru linens, classic place and menu cards, and lush green and cream arrangements created by Petal Pusher. We’re enamored with the desert lighting and stunning backdrop of this special dinner, captured beautifully by Melissa Schollaert Photography! See all of the gorgeousness right here!
This casual backyard shoot in Phoenix, Arizona, could be set anywhere in the Deep South, with its gorgeous magnolia details and Southern vintage charm. Working with Angela Saban Design, Diana Elizabeth photographed everything perfectly, from the Enzoani and Destinations by Mon Cheri gowns to the pale yellow, peach, green, and white florals by The Garage by Ivy. We adore the magnolia detail on the cloth napkins, a DIY project from the fabulous SMP Living. Model Brenna Heater accessorized her breathtaking gown with a pearl belt from Uptown Bridal & Boutique and fabulous fuchsia heels. Angel Cakes Bakery created mini cakes with sweet sugar flowers and a smooth two-tier cake topped with a magnolia flower to carry out the outdoor theme. See all of the charming images in the gallery!
Frilly, girly, romantic… we’re head-over-heels in love with this inspiration shoot from Ashley Bartoletti Photography! The first hint of the glamour to come is in the pretty pink stationery accented with gold glitter from ALH Designs. Soft and lush flowers in shades of pink, green, and lavender by Robertson’s Flowers are a perfect complement to the gorgeous Cairnwood in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. Renee Patrone of Events by Renee pulled in gleaming gold accents, mercury glass, and mint julep cups to give the tablescape and desserts by Stephen Starr Events an unmistakable sparkle. And, of course, we saved the best for last: the amazing Watters gown with an ecru sash featuring a flirty feathery embellishment from Van Cleve Wedding Pavilion. There are too many sigh-worthy details to countâ€”see them all in the gallery!
Elisabeth Carol Photography brings us today’s gorgeous inspiration in shades of emerald green and glittery gold, and it’s fabulous! Set outdoors at the Bell Tower Chapel & Garden in Ft. Worth, Texas, this ivory tablecloth is striped in the color scheme and accented with gold flatware and Chiavari chairs. We love! Stunning white bouquets by Events a la Carte are a big burst of sophistication among the other elements, coordinated by Borrowed & Blue. An ivory cake festooned with fresh flowers from Sweetie Mae’s Sweetcakes looks like an edible version of the pretty table arrangements. The strapless gown from David’s Bridal gets a touch of bling, too, from glittery ballet flats. Enjoy this pretty and sophisticated soiree!
There’s nothing more mesmerizing than bridal fashions with Old World sophistication and gorgeous details, and these stunning images from Arielle Doneson Photography confirm that! Captured as a look book for Something White bridal boutique near Cleveland, Ohio, at the equally glam The Tudor Arms Hotel, these gowns and veilsâ€”especially all of the lovely laceâ€”leave us drooling! We adore the vintage look of the surroundings, complemented by pieces from Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals. Baci Designer created the stationery for this shoot, and oversaw the styling of the entire day. We feel as though we’ve been transported to another era!