pretty color palettes #11

Friday, June 24th, 2011


color palette wedding ideas

image: Vintage floral textile design by Luli Sanchez

happy first day of summer!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Summer inspiration


images: chance; dress via patterson maker; flair via matchbook magazine’s tumblr; sperry tent via kate parker weddings; lobster festival invitation designed by Peter West; just married flag photographed by justin & mary photography via style me pretty

word of the week: first look

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Classic Richmond Wedding The Jefferson

First look photographs happen before the ceremony. They’re called “first look” because it is the first time you will see each other as bride and groom in your gown and suit. First look photographs are wonderful if you’re tight on time following the ceremony, or if you’d rather spend your time cocktailing rather than photographing. But, they’re nearly crucial during fall or winter months when the sun sets earlier. First look photos allow you to take advantage of natural light outdoors, rather than having to rely on artificial lighting to light your portraits indoors.

above: Ashley and Paul seeing each other for the first time at The Jefferson before their ceremony at University of Richmond. Photography by Don Mears.

pretty color palettes #10

Friday, June 10th, 2011

wedding color ideas

Photograph by Jose Villa

white wedding {shoes}

Monday, June 6th, 2011

white wedding shoes

Shoes in bright colors are wonderful. So are cowboy boots. But when else can you wear a classic white wedding shoe if not on your wedding day?

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images: 1 Katie Stoops Photography; 2 Liz Banfield and Tara Guerard; 3 Leo Patrone via Style Me Pretty; 4 Laura Novak via Think Splendid; 5 Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty; 6 Logan and Joseph’s wedding photographed by Worthington Photography

National Donut Day!

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

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Today is national donut day, but it doesn’t have to be the national donut holiday to serve these tasty treats at your wedding. If you’re in Richmond or Charlottesville, you’re in luck. We have some of the best donuts in the country, of course! : ) Last year at an event, we packaged donuts from Westhampton Pastry Shop in glassine bags for wedding guests to take with them at the end of the evening. Country Style Donuts are also dee-lish. If you’re in Charlottesville, maybe Carpe Donuts will make a surprise appearance at your event like it did at Keli and Nick’s wedding?

images: 1 – Designed by Simplesong Design and photographed by Kate Headley via MSW; 2 – from Eunice + Daniel’s wedding featured on MSW; 3 – Carpe Donuts photographed by Katie Stoops and featured in Southern Living Weddings

beautiful ceremony styling

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

ceremony styling

images: 1 – Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty; 2 – Tealily Photography via Style Me Pretty; 3 – Gayle Brooker Photography via Clader Clark; 4 – Liz Banfield and Tara Guerard; 5 – Jose Villa

Mason Jar Meals

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

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How much fun are these mason jar meals designed by The Decorated Cookie? They’re perfect for baby showers, cocktail hour and casual backyard parties. Label the lid, tie a ribbon around the jar with a pretty napkin and utensils, display in a pretty tub of ice, and you’re all set!

Meals designed by The Decorated Cookie spotted on Design Crush

word of the week: table cards

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

escort cards

Table cards, also called escort cards, communicate one crucial piece of info: what table your guests are to sit at during dinner. They’re a must if you’re hosting a large seated dinner {i.e. more than one table} and should be displayed during cocktail hour.

If you’re doing a traditional tented card, the name goes on the outside and the table number goes on the inside; but if you’re doing a flat card, like in the example, the guest’s name would go on the front, while the table number would go on the back. There are lots of variations on table card design but be sure to include the guest’s name and the table number.

If you’re offering meal selections, a fish, beef or vegetarian option for instance, table cards deliver another key piece of info — what meal your guests will be having for dinner. On the outside of the card, you can communicate the guest’s meal choice to the server with a symbol, ribbon, or color of ink. You can also use a stamp set like this from paper source.

spirograph cake

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

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Adoring these spirograph cakes, a conceptual work, called till you stop, designed by mischertraxler that appeared in the exhibition, “Design Criminals.”

Spotted on Kids Room Zoom