Come Back Christmas... A Swedish Inspiration

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The presents were unwrapped, bows tossed to and fro, yet we still cannot manage to let the details from our Swedish Christmas Shoot go! All of the red, green and white brought us so much delight. So here it is, one last goodbye. Take one final peak, do not be shy!

Thank you Green Wedding Shoes for featuring our Christmas inspiration, here's to our next creation! 

Still wanting more? Don't forget to check out the post over at Green Wedding Shoes and click here to find out why this Swedish Christmas holds a special place in Heather's heart.  So many thanks to our wonderful and amazingly talented vendors for all of their contributions!  Brittany Dow and Stacey Bishop's images made us long to do it all again!  So much love for all of these girls!

event design + styling: Amorology // photography: Brittany Dow Photography and Stacey Bishop Photography // floral design: Twigg Botanicals // catering: Root Cellar Catering // paper goods: Peanut Press Creative // cake: Hey There Cupcake // gown: Stone Fox Bridal // bridesmaid dress: Free People // vintage rentals: Pow Wow Vintage // hair + make up: Char Sanchez // linens: La Tavola

Friday's Features

Friday, January 25, 2013

Happy Friday Friends!
It is looking pretty gloomy, wet and cold from where we are sitting. Yet the inspirations on pinterest always make things a bit brighter. Aren't the images above just lovely? If this chilly weather has you indoors we suggest you bundle up and browse our pins on pinterest. Enjoy your weekend!

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Meet our newest addition...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

With a degree in Studio Arts this creative California babe enjoys thrift shopping and "researching" HGTV for the best interior styling tips. We might add that Kamryn has a definite sweet tooth. She is looking to discover the best tasting pastry and says it is exhausting trying every flavor macaroon!  Her favorite moment in a wedding is when the father-daughter dance takes place, what a tender tradition. Kamryn could not fit in better with this group!

Get a taste of Kamryn's style with this Auntie Mame inspiration board.

When Heather asked to create an inspiration board, I immediately thought of the 1958 movie, Auntie Mame. I had seen it during a course I took this summer which focused on fashion illustration, but as soon as little Patrick entered his Auntie Mame's house, I couldn't take my eyes off the ever evolving interior decor - including the beautiful chandelier. The opening scene takes place in the 1920s and the decor includes references to chinoiserie, art nouveau, and art deco. I knew those influences would make a beautiful wedding! 

Quirky tidbits about Kamryn

Q: Scary movies or happy endings?
A: Happy or sad endings, but never scary!

Q: Hugs or kisses?
A: I'm kind of an awkward hugger - I never know when it's appropriate. Luckily, hugging your husband is never weird, so I do that a lot! 

Q: Summer or winter?
A: I think it depends on where you live. Spending the last 2 years in Phoenix made me a winter lover. 

Q: Deep down what do you really want to be?
A: I want to learn how to do so many things, but at the end of the day, I really want to be a set designer. I mean everyone can identify that old, rusty-orange colored couch (Friends). How neat would it be to choose those iconic pieces?! I love that interior spaces, whether on a set or in reality, tell the story of the inhabitants - there's a wonderful amount of anthropology and psychology in it.  

Q: Favorite smells?
A: The Volcano Candle from Anthropologie, little babies, and a fresh French baguette top my list.

Q: What is your favorite flower?
A: Queen Anne's Lace - so unassuming and lovely. 

Q: Backpacking or luxury hotel?
A: Can I choose a Bed and Breakfast? 

Q: Cake or pie?
A: Cake - but I would eat the pie too! 

Friday's Features

Friday, January 11, 2013

Hello Friends!
It seems extra chilly out lately. We have been all bundled up in our cozy scarves. There has been much excitement here with our newest intern. She has been bringing loads of inspiration to our table and is as sweet as can be. Be prepared for her to make an appearance on the blog soon!

Here are some of our favorite finds from pinterest
playful tie combo
perfectly simple succulent cake
shining polka-dot garland
pleated and ruched grey tulle dress


Engaging: Niki and Mark

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The instant the song "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys begins to play our soon-to-be bride, Niki, immediately travels back in time to when she first met her fiancĂ© in The Big Apple. Niki and Mark fell head over heels for each other amongst the bright lights of an inspiring city.  They feasted on the best of foods from restaurants like Alta and Yerba Buena which became their favorites. Niki became impressed by Mark's strong devotion to his family and friends, and Mark to Niki's supportive and kind spirit. Together they moved to the West Coast and now share a strong love for their playful Dachshund, Mini. Their puppy love radiates in these flirtatious engagement photographs shared by Ryan C. Jones Photography.
We could not be more thrilled for this duo. The planning process is underway for their beautifully fun July thirteenth wedding!