Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wedding Details - Fruit

It's always exciting to see how wedding stylists/planners/designers style centerpieces and place settings. They come up with the neatest and coolest ideas. 

Every year brings something new to the industry...something trendy or completely unique. Remember when mason jars were the IT item!? Every other wedding had a mason jar, clear glass or painted up. Loved that trend! However, trends die and we look for the next great creative idea.

One design element that I will never tire of, is fruit. Fruit creatively used throughout the wedding is timeless to me. 

Check out some of these fruity ideas: 

Photography: O'Malley Photographers
Photography: Sarah Box Photography
Photography: O'Malley Photographers
Photography: Heather Payne Photography
Photography: Belle And Beau Fine Art Photography
Photography: Katie Stoops Photography
Photography: Ashley Seawell Photography 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Blush Wedding Dresses

I have always loved the idea that a bride can wear whatever color dress she wants on her big day. Traditional restrictions of only white or ivory are long gone. Now, it's about choice, and personality preference. Well, that's if mommy or mommy-in-law approve that is :) 

I have always favored ivory over white. However, I am increasingly falling for blush. It is so dreamy and I die a slow and beautiful death whenever I see a real bride in blush. 

Here are gowns that give such a sweet sweet death :)  *death by prettiness*:
Photography: Jose Villa
Photography: Blaine Siesser Photography
Photography: Laura Murray Photography
Photography: Jose Villa
Photography: Caroline Tran
Photography: Melanie Duerkopp
Photography: Janine Deanna Photography


Friday, February 27, 2015

The Long and Short of It

I remember when I was planning my wedding in 2009. I wasn't sure of what length dresses to choose for my bridesmaids. It's such a tough decision because you have to think about:
  •  time of year - summer, spring, fall, or winter
  •  the comfort levels of your bridesmaids
  •  the price of the dresses
  •  the location of your wedding
  •  your wedding theme
Frankly, it's a little overwhelming. I guess that's why some brides just choose a color and let their bridesmaids choose their own dress. It makes so much sense. However, some brides like uniformity. There is no wrong or right way to throw your wedding. It is always and will always be about you and your groom. 

Choosing your bridesmaids dresses should become easier if you come up with the three core decisions about the dresses: 
  1. long or short, or both
  2. the theme (garden wedding, beach wedding, black-tie affair, etc) 
  3. the color
Once you have those decisions in place, it becomes easier to search for dresses within your criteria. 

Take a look at these dresses or inspiration:

Photography: KT Merry
Photography: Kay English
Photography: Lane Dittoe Fine Wedding Photographs
Photography: Jeff Sampson Photography
Photography: Lisa Pires - Love Note Photography
Photography: Josh Elliott 


Thursday, February 26, 2015


When you're a mother and a small business owner it gets kinda busy around my place. With that said, it's plain to see I've done a horrendous job of blogging. I can't understand why though, when I love writing and sharing the good stuff so much!

It's 2015, Happy New Year and all that good stuff :) Should I even promise to write daily? No, I won't do that. I will promise to TRY and post daily, how about that :)? 

2015 started off well, then it went a bit south as I was battling some personal life challenges. But, I am back now! Happier, healthier, and sure of what I want in my life and for the future. I moved studios in January...yep! It's a bigger space and it's full of natural light. I'm going to do some incredible work there this Spring and Summer. I just know it. 

Take a look at the new space and tell me you don't love it!

Photo Credit: Sharon Chironda

Photo Credit: Sharon Chironda
Photo Credit: Sharon Chironda

Photo Credit: Sharon Chironda
Photo Credit: Sharon Chironda

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wedding Hairstyles

I think every bride should have a hair trial. Make an appointment with a hairstylist to try out different looks. You don't have to go with the trend; just choose what suits you and your personality. 
Every big decision you make about your wedding should be based on your personality. Stay true to who you are and what makes you, you.

Check out these amazing hairstyles:
Photo Credit: Motif Photography
Photo Credit: Ampersand Photography
Photo Credit: Christine Meintjes
Photo Credit: Ciara Richardson Photography
Photo Credit: Dan & Corina Lecca Photography
Photo Source: Pinterest
Photo Credit: Sarah Gawler
Photo Credit: Willow & Frank

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Beach + Groom

Getting married on the beach just sets a different tone and look for your whole wedding. Instantly it screams relaxed. However, relaxed doesn't mean your guests come in jeans and t-shirts (unless it's your theme). A beach wedding can still remain classy. 

Here are looks your groom can pull off for your beach / waterfront wedding:
Photo Credit: Lauren Kinsey
Photo Credit: Gabe Aceves Photography

Photo Credit:Landon Jacob

Photo Credit: Emily Blake
Photo Credit: Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography


Monday, May 26, 2014

Peony Bouquets

I think it's pretty much safe to say peonies are a favorite with us girls. I don't know what it is about this flower that just has us oohing and aahing.
I love how it works well with other flowers. I have never come across a peony bouquet that I haven't just fallen head over heels for :)

Check these out:
Photo Credit: Kirsten Ellis
Photo Credit: Anahi Weddings
Photo Credit: Kirsten Ellis

Photo Credit: Belle and Beau Fine Art Photography
Photo Credit: Unknown
Photo Credit: Luke Simon