Feminine and fun, I think ruffles are fabulous! I’ve fallen in love with many a ruffled wedding gown, but why limit ruffles to just that? There are so many yummy ruffled details out there, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites.
I couldn’t be happier about all the prettiness we’ve got today, and wait ’til you see what we’ve got now! This gorgeous styled shoot was created byÂ Imoni Events who incorporated personal and creative detailsÂ with stunning florals byÂ Petal Pusher. I was swoooning over the colorful palette of pinks and peaches with bright pops of tangerine and I absolutely adore the Southwestern goodness in the backdrop ofÂ Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Climbing vines, gorgeous fountains, and old trees? Yes please! Oh how I love this whole shoot and all the photos byÂ Melissa Jill Photography. Hope you enjoy it too!
Colorful, fresh, and super-fun to DIY, this week’s current crush is fantastic fringe! From enormous fringe garlands to sweet fringed icing on your cake, adding fringe to your wedding is all the rage. We just adore the playful result!
Ahhh. This styled shoot is frothy and girly and just a breath of fresh airâ€”which is great, because we’re left nearly breathless by the gorgeous styling from Maine Seasons Events and the stunning blooms from Floral Fauna. Turquoise milk glass, gold, and tons of pink work together to create the fabulous tabletop decor. And those custom ruffled swags on the tables? We’re in love! The simple texture of the cake from Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott shimmers thanks to exquisite gold detailing, and we adore the letterpress stationery by Gus & Ruby Letterpress and hand-calligraphed by Neither Snow. The models’ gowns from LulaKate look like dresses straight out of a fairy taleâ€”which pretty much sums up why this shoot is one of our favorites of the year! We hope these oh-so-pretty images from Corbin Gurkin Photography make your day like they made ours!
While looking through bouquets of blushing bride protea for our Friday Flowers roundup, there were so many gorgeous bouquets with pincushion protea that it didn’t feel right to not share those as well! Pincushions look exactly like they sound: a little cushion stuck with a bunch of vibrantly colored pins. In yellow, orange or coral, they are all brightly colored and full of texture. It’s a flower with quite a personality!
Today’s shoot is not your normal fairytale. While many girls picture weddings inspired by Cinderella, we’re absolutely head-over-heels for this shoot inspired by the lost boys of Peter Pan! Dream catchers, stunning bridal gowns, and outstanding personal styling help bring the fun spirit of the lost boys to this shoot. The color palette was inspired by rainbow ice cream, whichÂ Petal Pixie did a phenomenal job of incorporating into floral arrangements that popped against the Utah desert backdrop. If you love the imagination of the lost boys, you’ll love this gorgeous shoot byÂ Alixann Loosle Photography!
It’s peony season, so why not dedicate this week’s Friday Flowers to those gorgeous ruffled blooms? Little did I know that while writing this post I’d experience shortness of breath, random giggles, and rapid heart beat. There’s something about peonies that just makes me positively giddy. What is it about these blooms that make them so sought after for brides across the world? Whatever it is, perhaps you should have some sort of smelling salts handy to revive you after you get a glimpse of this collection of fabulous florals!
Did everyone do something fun for Cinco de Mayo? If not, this stunning shoot photographed by Camilla Binks will inspire a belated fiesta! Blooms and Company created a tabletop in the desert by mixing brightly colored florals and cacti with gorgeous aqua accents. Check out the adorable mini piÃ±atas and the great chevron plates! My absolute favorite though is the absolutely breathtaking lace mantilla veil byÂ Tessa Kim. So grab a little sip of tequila and enjoy this beautiful Mexican inspiration!
Goodness gracious, where did April go? I’m already finding myself looking at May as I make plans and am getting very excited for these April showers to turn into May flowers! Another fun thing to think about are May Day celebrations around a May Pole with all the colorful ribbons and flowers! How fun would that be as inspiration for a wedding?
Welcome to day 2 of the Indie Wed Inspired Creations Contest! The incredible team involved in today’s shoot created an amazing and beautiful idea, a “Belles and Gents Bar”. Picture this: one day, wives crash an old-school gentlemen’s club bringing in big beautiful blooms and brightly colored details to freshen up the usual decor of cigars, highball glasses, aged scotches, and decanters. SQN Events stocked the bar with his and hers drinks (homebrews and sweet tea) from Femme du Coupe personalized by Courtney Callahan Paper and treats like chocolate-covered cigars and bourbon-infused brownies from truffle truffle. Fleur never disappoints with their stunning florals and these peony, ranunculus, and cotton arrangements are absolutely some of my favorites! Love this brilliant idea and beautiful photos by the wonderful Simply Jessie Photography!
We’re closing out the week with the first of a new series of posts here at Elizabeth Anne Designs: Friday Flowers! I think there’s really nothing better than leaving for the weekend with a beautiful selection of flowers to look at, right? For our first edition, we’re going to be featuring the sweet and ruffly sweet pea! In pinks, whites, or purples, each shade is just as lovely as the next and oh boy do they smell divine.
Inspired by a peacock feather, these jewel-toned tabletops designed by Beth of SQN Events are the perfect combination of elegant and modern.Â Whether you’re planning a wedding or a party, jewel tones set the stage for a fabulous urban holiday soiree, and the gorgeous purple, red, and green palette is brought to life by the modern blooms from Dilly Lily.Â Ribbon-wrapped menus and favor boxes with touches of swirling calligraphy add an elegant touch to the wedding tabletop while “naughty” and “nice” gift boxes add cheeky punch to the holiday tablescape.Â The scrumptious sweets table and 4-tier truffle cake from Truffle Truffle is a fun and unique alternative to a traditional cake.Â I’m in love with all of the colorful images from Maypole Studios!
Working with the fall color palette of amber, gold, saffron and chocolate, Kelly Marie of Fleur and Heather of Greatest Expectations pulled from the in-the-moment trend of beer and hops to style a shoot that is the perfect combination of modern and rustic.Â With custom stationery and the cutest vintage beer bottle labels from Lily Red Studio, a mouthwatering menu (a charcuterie and cheese station!) from Pure Kitchen Catering, a beautiful bridal look from The Left Bank, and the fabulous raw space at Architectural Anarchy, every little detail was thoughtfully presented.Â And don’t even get me started on the amazing desserts from Truffle Truffle – including an out of this world 4-tier truffle cake!Â It was impossible to narrow down the gorgeous images by Amanda Hein, so run over to see ALL of the eye candy in the gallery!
I love fall weddings, especially when there are unique and fun autumn elements that are outside of the traditional norm.Â This fabulous inspiration shoot from Lisa Martin Bloomsberry Floral and Sara Gray Photography brings a modern spin to the fall wedding, showcasing a color palette of vivid orange and yellow paired with kraft paper brown, and fun and unique details including a beer and nut bar, apple place cards, and a recycled beer bottle centerpiece!Â The beautiful models show off two bridal looks – one classic and one soft and playful, and what better accessory for bridesmaids than bright yellow Hunter boots?
I’m in love with flowers. Beautiful blooms absolutely melt my heart, especially a stunning bouquet! Romantic, garden-style bouquets are some of my favorites.Â Classic and elegant, and perfect for when you want your flowers to absolutely steal the show!
There is just so much pretty in this shoot, I’m over the moon!Â Kelly Maron Horvath of Paper Stories, Lauren LePine of Ryan Alexander Events, Lynn Fossbender of Pollen, Stevi Savage of AveryHouse, and Shannon Spellman of Plate have dazzled me with their interpretation of glitz and glam for the Inspired Creations Contest, it’s an absolute wonderland of handmade charm.Â Â Mercury glass accents, mother-of-pearl buttons, satin ribbons and gilded china from PlateÂ are just a few of the ways that the team incorporated glitter and glam into their tabletop and dessert display.Â And since the Inspired Creations Contest is all about being fabulous on an approachable budget, everything from the sewn paper bunting toÂ the ribbon table runner, escort card holder, cake topper, and even the cake itself was created by Kelly, andÂ all of the decorative accentsÂ used in the shoot were brought in from the team’s homes and studios.Â
This lovely little inspiration shoot provided a much-needed dose of sunshine to my morning! The combination of peach and pink is so romantic andÂ when youÂ add in fluffy peonies, aÂ beautiful peach and white cake, and a build-your-own ice cream sundae station, you get a sweet little vignette sure to give you inspiration for a summer garden wedding.Â Kansas City florist Erin Volante pulled together the beautiful blooms, and all of the lovely images are courtesy of Portraits By Lucinda.
I fell in love with this adorable farm wedding shoot from SH Weddings and Hanle Productions the moment I set eyes on it. The cozy little sweetheart table with glass bottle centerpieces, the cake that looks like it came straight from your grandmother’s kitchen, and the decorate-your-own cupcake station? All things straight out of my fabulous things list. I love that Samantha chose soft colors like lavender, sky blue, and peach. The color palette is not typical of autumn, but is completely dreamy set against the rustic fall scenery at Oak Hill Farm.
When I spotted this gorgeous snowy winter shootÂ on Corbin Gurkin’s blog, IÂ knew that I wouldn’t be able toÂ resist sharing it with you!Â Winter weddings are my favoriteÂ – so elegant and graceful, so intimate and cozy, even amidst blustry weather.Â MeganÂ of Maine Seasons EventsÂ and CorbinÂ of Corbin Gurkin PhotographyÂ designed this stunning table setting and dessert display using classic winter blue and silverÂ with a punch of berry red, and Emily Carter FlowersÂ created the beautiful floral details.
I hope everyone has a warm and wonderful holiday weekend!Â Curl up with your loved ones, watch a lot of great Christmas movies (Love Actually is my personal favorite!) and enjoy a restful and relaxing holiday.Â I’m signing off for the weekend, and what better way to leave you than with a glimpse into the home of myÂ lovely friend – and amazing florist -Â Holly Chapple.Â