Happy 4th of July! I am giddy with visions of barbecue, beach, bikes and fireworks. Can’t wait!
Sources left to right from top: 1. Zinke Design 2. EAD 3. Sweet Paul via Hostess Blog 4. Exceptionally Inviting 5. via The Knot 6. Erin Quon 7. Sweet Paul via Hostess Blog 8. via EAD 9. Creature Comforts
I found this gorgeous photoshoot via What Junebug Loves (which is another daily blog read for me!) and I just can’t resist sharing more of the photos with you. I canNOT stop staring, it is just so lovely.
Rebecca Stone of Duet Weddings styled the whole shoot and Corbin Gurkin shot the stunning images. Camille Panzarello of Modern Day Design provided the unbelievably perfect florals. The paper suite was provided by Ceci New York. The shoot took place at Crossroads Estate in Santa Barbara. Laura Hooper’s calligraphy appears on the old fence made to welcome guests.
I received an email from photographer Lara of Lara Hanlon Photography, telling me that her bride, Jen, requested she send these images in to me. Are you serious? I about fell off my chair. What a compliment! This wedding (in Omaha) is full of personality and charming details that make the affair completely unique. Thank you to Lara and Jen for sharing this beautiful wedding with us.
Fun fact: Jen had major surgery for scoliosis recently, and when most guys would run far at the prospect of caring for someone after something like that, Chad proposed.
And these bouquets? My heart just stopped:
Want to know where you can score your own custom felt flowers? Princess Laserton is responsible for such fabulous perfection. You MUST check her out.
What are the wooden spoons for, you ask?
Why, singing, of course!
Hold onto your hats. This is the first of TWO giveaways for this week. Check in tomorrow morning for another fabulous giveaway as well as a DIY project that is a complete delight!
In honor of my navy blue boards today, I wanted to post this absolutely stunning clutch from Michelle at MS Handbags. Check out her blog here. This what she told me about the giveaway clutch:
: : : I’d love to offer your readers my ‘Jacqueline Clutch in Blue and Gold’. This clutch bag is the only one like it in my shop. Featuring a vintage gold button from my mother’s collection, a handmade gold silk flower, vibrant blue cotton and gold silk/cotton, this handbag is one of my favorites. : : :
If you’d like to enter, please leave a comment. We’ll pick a random winner next Wednesday! Woohoo!
I’m currently lamenting the loss of our beloved monthly addiction: Domino Magazine. So much so, that last night, I started going through my archived copies. I came across a cover that I really loved and thought I’d do an inspiration palette based on the cover. The beautiful blue colors quickly lead me to peacock feathers, which I happily added. (MADLY in love with those earrings, by the way).
Quick note: For those of you, like me, that love to add gobs of candles to your tables, you ought to strongly consider the amber votives I’ve included here. They are a slight departure from the standard clear glass, and I’d choose them any day over the plain-jane version. I really think these add such a lovely warm glow to tables– quite irresistible, really.
Sources left to right from top: 1. Eva Vintage Earrings from MiaBeads at Etsy 2. U-Handbag 3. Margaux Lite headband from VieModerne via Etsy 4. Oak Leaf Cuff from Bijoutiful at Etsy 5. Beautiful Birds from Quirky’n Berkeley via Etsy 6. Hegat 7. Paper Crave 8. Paris Parfait via Elizabeth Anne Designs 9. Amber Votive 10. Image Shack 11. Marchesa dress 12. Source
Found this GORGEOUS ring from DiVanity Design after the fact and HAD to feature it. Swoon.
This beautiful aqua, green, blue, and yellow palette was actually inspired by the typewriter. My sister called me this weekend to tell me about the wedding she’d just attended up in Washington. Her favorite feature was the guestbook: a typewriter with one long piece of paper, where guests typed their sentiments for the bride and groom. My sister was disappointed that I’ve seen this idea done, but I thought, maybe all of you haven’t seen it. Here’s a super cute palette based on a typewriter I saw at Three Potato Four. Sadly, it’s already sold…but I’m sure some flea market or ebay seller out there has something that will do the job!
Sources left to right from top: 1. Effervescent Chandelier from Anthropologie 2. Three Potato Four 3. Floral Steampunk Necklace from Bionic Unicorn at Etsy 4. D.Magazine 5. Chameleon Pillow from Anthropologie 6. Weeder’s Digest by Sarah Ryhanen via Design*Sponge 7. Three Potato Four 8. J.Crew 9. Moonlight from Something Different at Etsy