I’m so excited to share today’s shoot with you. Not only was it inspired by the oh-so-popular Hunger Games Trilogy, but it’s absolutely gorgeous whether you read the books or not. Naturally Yours Events combined both rustic and very glamorous details, symbolizing the contrasts that occurred throughout the series. Rich foods and exotic flowers reflect the extravagance of a feast while rustic elements like unfinished tables and the natural moss with primrose “kokedama favors” still give the shoot a rough-around-the-edges feel. The whole shoot is natural yet utterly decadent and I love every single photo byÂ AnthonyÂ BarlichÂ Photography!
With so much focus on floral centerpieces and linens to decorate tables, sometimes it’s easy to forget about the other ways to add interest to a table. One of my favorite ways (and often a super-affordable way) is to have a creative placemat!
We have such a treat in store for you today! Phebe from Making Me Events sent over the most lovely shoot filled with vintage plates, ribbons, doilies, tea cups, sugar, spice, and everything nice. She has gathered over 1000 vintage and retro plates and has featured some of her favorites in this shoot. I love the delicately glam color palette of pinks and golds and seriously, how yummy do those macaroons look? The styling by Making Me Events is to die for and these photos by Henry Photographers are absolutely lovely!
Today is such a fun day for me because I get to show off my very first designed shoot! I was so thrilled when Sara Gray asked me to create a shoot for her latest MarryThis! wedding guide, and immediately enlisted the amazing Kelly Marie Uss of Fleur to join in to help me style a romantic summer wedding shoot, full of vibrant colors and elegant and fluffy blooms. I love trends, but wanted to take a few of the design trends that are popular today, such as vintage china and lace, and use them in a way that was classic and timeless, a wedding that would stay fresh and inspiring for years to come. We chose the absolutely fabulous Aeree Loft at Room 1520 as our venue, its clean white walls and amazing light were the perfect backdrop!
Whether by itself or as an accent to other florals, olive gives a rustic, Spanish/Italian feel to decor. Any time I see it, I am transported to the Mediterranean and immediately start to have cravings for prosciutto, olive oil, and incredibly fresh bread. The silver-green color of the leaves is soft and subtle and works really well in both classic and rustic weddings. Pair it with soft florals, use a couple stems as details here or there, or place large bunches in rustic urns for a dramatic effect.
Angie and Tim’s wedding is the epitome of elegant, southern chic.Â The couple worked with Events by Nouveau Flowers to design an intimate and relaxing celebration at Florida’s Carillon Beach using natural elements that echoed one of their favorite travel destinations, Italy.Â Centerpieces of herbs, berries and olive branches in weathered oversized pottery and apothecary jars set atop classic wood estate tables, and linen napkins hand-embroidered by Angie’s grandmother graced each place setting.Â I am simply in love with all of the thoughtful and personal details and the gorgeous images by Rae Leytham Photography.
From the metal-topped table to the wire baskets and architectural florals and containers, this Inspired Creations Contest concept is more downtown city glitter than feminine and girly, and I am utterly in love.Â Studio28 Photo, The Stylish Soiree, Krista Jon, Archive Vintage RentalsÂ and Ashley ZwarÂ have created a modern, industrial take on glitz and glam with this peach, ivory, and black tabletop.Â A blackÂ sequin table runner (blackÂ sequin is the newÂ it fabric, ya’ll!) creates a dark and dramatic backdrop for the striking centerpiece of airplants, bromeliads, peachy tulips, garden roses, hydrangea, anemones, and reindeer moss.
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!
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!
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!
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!