dreamy flowers…

Friday, August 5th, 2011

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…by Amy Merrick, of Design*Sponge, An Apple a Day and Amy Merrick Flowers and Styling. The story of the design of Amy’s site that just launched this week is fascinating. I’m as much in love with Dutch still life paintings as she is. Love her inspiration and the way it came to life.

crushing on….

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

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…this genius use of canvas bags for floral containers. Pretty to decorate with and easy for guests to tote home as favors at the end of the evening. Photography by Kate Headley; logo design on bag by Simplsong Design; event design + planning by Ritzy Bee Events; floral design by Amaryllis. Featured on Snippet & Ink.

obsessed with color

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

ranunculus poppy colorful wedding

This year is no doubt the year of color! Loving all of the bright & happy spring arrangements we’ve been seeing lately.

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1 – designed & photographed by chelsea fuss for project wedding; 2 – photographed by leslie shewring via decor8; 3 – once wed

farmers’ market inspired floral crates

Friday, April 8th, 2011

We can’t wait for the farmers’ market to reopen. Fresh vegetables, yummy baked goods, beautiful, locally grown flowers…does it get any better? I love these farmers’ market inspired crates of flowers. Beautiful for a summertime wedding.

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photos: We Like It Wild on Design Sponge; Carrie Patterson photography & Flower Hardware via The Brides Cafe; Carrie Patterson photography via Ruffled

romantic, rustic runners

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

garland runner

Whether they’re made of bay leaf, laurel or magnolia leaves and whether they’re complemented by dahlia, garden roses or fruit, runners always look so lush and romantic.

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photos: 1- Photographed by Meg Perotti via Camille Styles, originally featured on Style Me Pretty; 2- Runner designed by Lily Lodge; 3- Scott Clark Photography via Brooklyn Bride; 4- runners designed by Lily Lodge and photographed by Gertrude & Mabel via Martha Stewart Weddings; 5- Sunday Suppers, Saipua and paperfinger collaboration for Martha Stewart Living via paperfinger

mothers’ bouquets

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

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I love these mothers’ bouquets that Chelsea Fuss of Frolic! styled and photographed for Project Wedding. Posies, also called nosegays, are such a sweet and modern alternative to corsages or wrislets. Whether a diminutive version of a bridesmaid’s bouquet or a small clutch of flowers that coordinate with wedding colors, posies can be carried by mothers, grandmothers, even flower girls.

photos: Chelsea Fuss via Project Wedding

mi amor

Monday, February 14th, 2011

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Lovely images taken by Katie Stoops at the Jose Villa workshop in Mexico. Styling by Joy Thigpen.

classic white wedding

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

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There’s nothing I’m loving quite as much these days as the thought of a classic white wedding.

{images: 1- via Snippet and Ink photographed by Cliff Brunk; 2 – via Patterson Maker, originally found at Martha Stewart Weddings; 3 – via Grey Likes; 4 – via Snippet and Ink, photographed by Lisa Lefkowitz}

flowering branches

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

quince flowering branches

Little buds are appearing on the quince in my backyard and all sorts of flowering branches are showing up at the flower market, which means spring is on its way! Flowering branches are lovely for late winter and early spring weddings — simple, graphic and stunning.

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{1 – Design*Sponge Weeder’s Digest;  2 & 4- We like it wild on Design*Sponge; 3 – Katie Did; 5 -Bitter House blog}

looking back at 2010 part two

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

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More highlights from 2010….earlier this year, Janie and I worked with Leo Patrone on this story that appeared on Style Me Pretty.

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I attended Saipua’s little flower school last January!

b list bloggers

Caught up with my favorites at the b list conference in DC. Photograph by Kate Headley.

j. crew bridal store opening

Attended the opening of the J. Crew bridal boutique on Madison Avenue and stood in the same room as Ina Garten. The same room as Ina Garten.

tuckahoe plantation wedding

Teresa and Paul were married at Tuckahoe Plantation. Photography by Meghan McSweeney.

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While Sarah and John were married earlier in the year at Lewis Ginter’s Blomeendaal House. Photography by David Abel.

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Katie and Ralph were married at The Mill at Fine Creek. Photography by Jennifer Colina.

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And, later in the year, Kristen and Davis also celebrated at The Mill. Photography by Jennifer Colina.

baby shower inspiration

We hosted a baby shower for my bestie, who’s due any day now. Photography by Ana Valentine.

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Missy and Steven celebrated at The Science Museum of Virginia. Photography by Casey Templeton.

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And, sweet Audrea and Aaron held their reception at Westwood Country Club. Photography by Tom Daly.

Thank you especially to Emily, Danielle, Caitlin and Brittany who helped to bring all of 2010′s events to life! Love you girls! Can’t wait to see what 2011 holds!