Pretty details for fall

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

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{image #1 + 4 via Charleston wedding magazine; image #2 and #3 via Elizabeth Anne Designs}

Cozy fall table covers

Friday, September 25th, 2009

This time of year is all about cozy, warm blankets. How about giving them new life as table covers for a fall fete?

{image 1 + 2 via Country Living; image 3 via katiedid photographed by Victoria Pearson; image 4 via Martha Stewart}

Inspired by Dorothy Draper

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009


I’m in love with the Fall issue of Elegant bride, particularly the “Peak of Chic” article mid way through the magazine, inspired by the designs of Dorothy Draper. Draper was an amazing woman – she professionalized the field of interior design. Known for color combinations that were bold, vibrant and unusual for the time, checkerboard flooring and her signature “cabbage” chintz and stripes, Draper’s influence is often referred to as the “Draper touch.” Wouldn’t it be fun to add a dab of modern day “Draper touch” to a wedding? Think Kate Spade china, Cheree Berry invitations, touches of gold, an elegant, simple gown…oh so glamorous but totally fun and playful!

Ruby Press Bridal Soiree

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

I came across these images last night while organizing my inspiration files and fell in love with them all over again. They’re from the Ruby Press Bridal Soiree held last May. The color palette is so striking. Since I have Halloween on my mind right now – I’m working on a charity Halloween event – I automatically thought that this palette would be really lovely for a modern Halloween party. But it lends itself to so many events. Wouldn’t it be a beautiful palette for a bridal shower or even a baby shower too?

{Photography by Joel Flory Photography; Floral arrangements and paper flowers by Rosenow Floral Design; Candy table by Crown & Crumpet; Gowns by Nouvelle Vogue}

vintage notions

Friday, August 21st, 2009


This board, full of vintage notions, was inspired by the work of Leigh Magar, an amazing hat maker in South Carolina who was featured in Country Living just a few months ago. Happy weekend all!

Photo credits:
Love 20s style boat hats. This one is via Ruby Lane.
Consider using a small vintage suitcase as a cardholder. Via Always A Blogsmaid.
Leigh Magar’s studio via Country Living.
Dress forms via Paris Parfait. Wouldn’t it be fun to pin vintage family photographs or love notes to the couple on vintage forms?
Bride and groom via Once Wed.
Vintage thread spools via flickr.
Bow tie by xoelle.
Children’s clothing by Periwinkle Bloom via Ritzy Bee.
Button cake via The Knot.
Bouquet wrapped in lace via Once Wed.

A wedding with whimsy

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

This wedding would be all about whimsy and fun! Full of inspiration drawn from Hatch prints. A little bit country meets Anthropologie. Rough hewn wood and worn metals. It could take place in the country just as easily as it could in the city.

{Anthropologie catalog cover; place cards via Real Simple; Hatch print via The Country Music Hall of Fame; Zinnia arrangement via Putnam Place; Cake Topper by The Small Object; Anthro store display; Mailbox via Pottery Barn; Bride in yellow cardigan via MS; I love you card by Yee-Haw; Billy buttons; Red ticking fabric via New Arrivals Inc.}

You say tomato…

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Tomato season is in full flower, and Southerners love their tomatoes. Especially Richmonders – I believe Hanover tomatoes might be as good as gold in these parts.

{antique metal chair; cutlery via Kids Modern; tomatoes via Real Simple; heirloom tomato; Cheree Berry escort cards via MS; vintage dresses via MS; vintage tomato seed packets at Papier Valise; calligraphy by Paperfinger via Homegrown Wedding; couple photographed by Our Labor of Love via Oh So RB; Ring Pillow by Blanc by SDC; Table via MS; still life via Oh So RB}