Tie one on

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

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Nothing quite as charming as these playful and fun tassels!



table cards photographed by liz banfield; 2 tassel bunting merriment events + katie stoops; 3+ 5 stitch design company; 4 calder clark & a bryan photo

branching out

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

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Love the big impact of these stunning leafy greens!


1 – the nouveau romatics; 2 – frank alexander nyc; 3 – natalie bowen; 4 & 5 – R. Jack Balthazar Wedding via martha stewart weddings


please be seated

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

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We love to tie a little something special on the bride and groom’s chairs, whether it is as simple as a double faced satin ribbon tied in a bow, a trinket that ties into the design or an embellishment, like a hand embroidered sash. Sweet details like these bring the design to life!

Sources: bells; pink satin ribbons; tullecoral chair ties; embroidered chair covers 

Happy Easter!

Friday, March 25th, 2016


Hope you have a happy Easter weekend. Below, a few links to Easter goodies!

In love with Emily Henderson’s pastel Easter brunch.

Have you seen this elegant Easter table designed by Calder Clark?

There are two Easter traditions Birdie and I observe every year: making birds nests and baking the Back in the Day Bakery carrot cake (in a bunny cake pan, of course!).

Cute carrot surprise balls.

Carissa does it again! These floral bunny ears are adorable.

Flashing back to this fun Easter project over at Oh Joy!

And, as always, there’s more here. Happy Easter!

true blue

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

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#1 blue and white suite designed by Smock as seen in Martha Stewart Weddings’ summer 2016 issue; #2  Abby Jiu & Ritzy Bee Events as seen in Brides; #3 Navy wedding photographed by KT Merry; #4 via Pink Pagoda; #5 Honor & Jay’s wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings’ summer 2016 issue

perennially pretty party colors

Friday, June 28th, 2013

colorful fun happy table

Pink, orange and yellow are perennially pretty party colors, but the addition of red, in this table designed by Gen Sohr for Southern Living, is incredible! The wallpaper Sohr used as a runner is brilliant as well! To see more, visit Gen’s blog.

image via Gen’s Favorite as published in the June 2013 issue of Southern Living 

a family affair

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

purple wedding inspiration

I recently had the honor to design my sister-in-law’s wedding. It was such a joy to source so many locally-grown flowers and to work with such a pretty color palette. Nicole and Monty were married at home on a beautiful day in May, among an intimate group of family members. They exchanged vows in a service officiated by my mother-in-law, Monty’s mother, in their backyard. Afterward, we enjoyed a buffet of sweets — blackberry-vanilla cupcakes, lavender macarons, lavender and white cookies (a play on the classic black and white cookie), mini coconut cream pies and chocolate truffles topped with sugared pansies. Special thanks to Eleise Theuer for sharing these lovely photographs with us!

purple wedding inspiration

purple wedding inspiration

purple wedding inspiration

purple wedding inspiration

purple wedding inspiration

pattern play

Friday, January 13th, 2012

I’m adoring the wallpaper story in the current issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, but I’m a total wallpaper junkie. Every surface in my house would be covered in paper if I had my way. Whether you’re interested in adding a bit of pattern to your invitations, creating a backdrop for a photo booth, lining serving trays, creating a unique escort card display, making drink flags or backing programs, vintage and modern wallpapers offer myriad ways to personalize the design elements of your event. There are literally thousands of ways to use patterned paper! And the great thing about wallpaper is that one roll will really go a long way toward all of your paper projects.

If vintage is more your style, Etsy is a treasure trove for vintage wallcoverings. Elements of Style (have you seen the invitation that employed a blue and white pattern from Erin’s shop?) and colleenabean are two of my favorites. Secondhand Rose is also a go-to for vintage papers, while Schumacher is a modern love of mine.


Monday, January 9th, 2012

Since neon is where it’s at these days, I asked my creative friend, Katie Kelley, whose neon finds on pinterest caught my eye, to contribute some of her finds here.


neon inspiration


1. Quirk Gallery neon tote by Brandon Peck 2. Neon pink geo earrings available at Quirk Gallery 3. Small leather triangle necklace from LEIF 4. Butter London 3 Free polish 5. Vibrant yellow ballet flats from TopShop 6. Neon handpainted vintage earrings

neon inspiration

1. Adams brand “While You Were Out” neon notepads 2. 35mm Fisheye camera 3. Hot pink lace washi tape 4. Neon pink chevron favor bags 5. Field Notes notebook three pack from JCrew 6. Neon pink gift tags 7. Mini Flourescent Pink Sharpie


neon inspiration

1. Prickly pink cactus place card via Jessi Haack Design photographed by Gabriel Ryan 2. Absolut Mandrin 3. Cake Knives at LEIF 4. Memento Mori mini skull candle 5. Pink agate trivet at LEIF 6. Dissembled geo II 7. Electric cocktail via Pinterest


Craving some more neon inspiration? Visit my collection here!

colorful, playful & fun!

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

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Adoring this colorful Style at Home booth designed by Margot Austin for the Interior Design Show last January.


images via Style at Home and Effortless Style (via poppytalk)