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Vintage Shabby Chic Wedding

I am so in love with this Vintage Shabby Chic Wedding!  It has all the elements of vintage and shabby a girl could want for her wedding!!  I also love all the uses of burlap and lace this wedding has in it’s decorations as well.  I think it’s awesome how the bride used not only vintage items, but vintage items that came from her family, such as the type writer, the china, and the rose colored goblets.

Words from the Bride Kim about planning her wedding: “When Jessie and I happened upon seven adorable farmhouse windows, we just knew that they would be perfect for her vintage shabby chic wedding reception.  They were our inspiration in finding a sweet, simple and meaningful way to decorate and celebrate her very special day.”


Pirates and Mermaids Birthday Party

I absolutely love the contrast within this birthday party.  Pirates and Mermaids Birthday Party is not a regular old birthday party, it’s actually a double birthday party.  The mermaid party is for the little girl who is turning one, and the pirate theme is for her daddy with the same birthday!  I absolutely love the “jellyfish” hanging from the ceiling.  I also love the giant clam shell seat, it’s a perfect place for the little mermaid to rest and watch her partygoers.

Words from Michelle about planning the party: “When my client, Gen, approached me with her idea for a theme, I felt instantly excited. Her concept was Mermaids vs. Pirates. How unique! The juxtaposition was more of to accommodate another special detail: the party is actually a double celebration, for the birthdays of both Gen’s daughter and husband!”

Elegant Golden Garden Wedding

I just love this Elegant Golden Garden Wedding, it’s full of color and eye popping decor.  I love the use of greenery throughout the wedding’s decor, it goes beautifully well with the glittery gold table cover and other decor pieces.  I love the wedding cake’s different floral designs on each tier.

Words from the Bride Lindsey: “My husband loves golf and so he naturally can’t help falling in love with the color green! This became one of our colors very early on also because our last name means “leaf” – We incorporated a leaf garland into our silhouette monogram and this theme was carried out in our leaf garland at our ceremony and tables at our reception. Lush green leaves and dainty maiden fern could be seen in our details.”


Pre-Wedding Pony Photo Shoot

What a fun way to release some energy prior to the wedding.  Pre-Wedding Pony Photo Shoot is a great inspiration for couples to have fun and let loose in their wedding clothes.

Words from the photographer Leslie: “When Courtney approached Leslie Parrott for photography she was looking for artistic shots of herself in her wedding dress with a white horse. Leslie was thrilled to have the opportunity to shoot bridal portraits with a white horse and approached the photo shoot in an editorial manner. Speaking with Courtney further, Leslie found out that she actually had a connection with the horse and the polo fields they would be photographing on. Courtney exercises the polo ponies for the players in between polo matches.”


Gold and Mint Vintage Baby Shower

Baby showers can be so fun to plan, it’s a chance to show off the mom to be’s tastes and to celebrate her pregnancy.  Gold and Mint Vintage Baby Shower is one of those baby showers.  I love the use of an old fashioned baby scale as a flower vase.  I also love how they added a pamper station to the baby shower, what mom to be doesn’t want to be pampered? I know I could go for some good old fashioned pampering right about now.

Words from Heidi about planning the shower: “I was beyond excited and overjoyed when Jenn sent me a message asking if I would help Style her Baby Shower! With her sister and mother-in-law hosting the shower, but planning from California, she knew it was a necessary need. It was a task I dove head first into! I was swimming in a sea of adorable! Jenn and her hubby recently finished overhauling their mid-century home and my goodness is it GORGEOUS! I couldn’t have asked for a better “canvas” to work with.”


Elegant Winter Farm Wedding

This wedding is absolutely stunning!! Elegant Winter Farm Wedding has so many beautiful rustic elements.  I love the how the each tier of the cake is different.  The mason jar flower vases add a great rustic feel to the wedding, and accent the floral arrangements.  The silver chair ties are absolutely beautiful and I love the roses added to the center.

More words from Chelsea about the event: “The goal was to create a wedding that was not the typical winter colors, but when its too early for spring to still invite those deeper colors in to the pictures. 2014 is all about the blush colored dress so that was a must have. Everything just came together perfectly for that pre-spring party.”


Fairy Garden 3rd Birthday Party

Fairy Garden 3rd Birthday Party, is one of my absolute favorite parties for a little girl.  I love the fairy fondant cake topper, it adds to the whimsical feel of this birthday party.  The cookie wands are just too cute to even think about eating!

Words from Nada about planning the party:“Like most little girls, Gracie loves tutus, fairy wings, wands and lots of pink. So it came as no surprise when she requested a fairy party for her 3rd birthday.

After spending hours watching Tinkerbell movies and trawling through hundreds of fairy pictures on Pinterest for inspiration we decided to go with more of an enchanted garden fairy party. With this in mind we briefed Elise Butler from Sweet Scarlet Designs who created a custom set of printables for the event.”


Romantic Rustic Texas Wedding

What a stunning wedding, Romantic Rustic Texas Wedding is!  I love the romantic bohemian feel this wedding has, and all the colors used to bring this wedding to life.  The mint green cake with gold flakes and burlap band around the bottom of each tier is stunning.

Words from the Bride Emmahlyn: “One thing that we both wanted was to have an intimate and romantic wedding outdoors. As a couple, we love being unique and creative in a very stylish way. With this in mind, we searched for the perfect location where we could showcase who we are as a couple and Oak Tree Manor was the place… the venue had beautiful greenery throughout and was vintage and rustic all in one. A Northern California Native Bride with a Rustic Groom from Texas… Perfect! With my love for beautiful florals and all things vintage, we knew that a bohemian garden wedding with lots of vintage inspiration was exactly the style we were wanted to move forward with. We pictured the attire to be casual chic with fun suits and flowy dresses. A dreamy romantic celebration!”


Valentines Day Engagement Party

Valentines Day Engagement Party is an absolutely stunning way to celebrate an engagement and upcoming nuptials.  I love the use of the vintage bike with the floral arrangement in the basket of the bike.  I am in love with the floral crown that the newly engaged fiance wears in some of her photos.

Words from the newly engaged fiance: “Boy meets girl. That easy? Not quite. What do you get when a cocky, young and upcoming final year varsity boy meets a naïve, but just as self assured first year girl? A start.”


English Scottish Winter Wedding

I absolutely love the mix of the two English and Scottish cultures to create this beautiful English Scottish Winter Wedding.  Geographically these two countries are right next to each other, they are completely different in their traditions.  I love how the men wore tuxedo tops and kilts, I hope it wasn’t too cold for them!  I also love the tiered cake with roses and plaid ribbon around the bottom of each tier.

Words from Geri the wedding planner about the wedding: “A beautiful wedding marking the meeting of the clans as an English Bride wed a Scottish groom. The couple wanted to be as true to their own heritage as possible, involving a beautiful tartan and rose theme, which gently weaved throughout their wedding. From floral center pieces to favors, bridesmaids dresses to flowers, groomsmen to wedding cake; their stunning theme captured the true meeting of the clans.”


Floral Shabby Chic 1st Birthday

This is such a beautiful way to celebrate a little girl’s first milestone! Floral Shabby Chic 1st Birthday has great detail, from the table cloth to the coordinating hand decorated cake pops.  This theme could easily be used for an expectant mother’s baby shower, or a bride to be’s bridal shower, who loves shabby chic.  I absolutely love the birthday cake with the fondant bows and the adorable fondant little girl sitting on top.  I also love the lacey strips of fabric that make a stunning easy to create garland.

Words from Natalie about the party: “I styled this shabby chic affair for a gorgeous one year old girl, Emma. Emma’s mum came to me with an inspiration board which consisted of the blue floral shabby chic print and buntings. She wanted me to style the whole event based on these ideas. The colours she chose were blue, pink and a splash of red. The dessert table had bunting and floral inspired cake, cupcakes and cookies, hand painted floral Macarons and cake pops and pink and blue pannacotta with custom designed spoons.”

Lace and Rustic Farm Wedding

I love weddings like Lace and Rustic Farm Wedding, that are set out in the country with the natural beauty of the land.  I adore the simple beauty and love these two newlyweds brought to their big day.  My favorite aspect is that of the wooden board with old family photos of the bride and groom.  I also love the use of the chalk board that the guests can write on and have their photos taken for lasting memories.

Words from the photographer Reid about the wedding: There were so many amazing details surrounding this wedding, it’s hard to know where to start. Katie had a very specific vision, and between many talented suppliers, a creative wedding party, and the crafty hands of the lovely bride and groom everything came together seamlessly.

Cookie Monster 2nd Birthday Party

Sesame Street characters have been favorites of children for a few generations now.  Most people when asked can name off their favorite Sesame Street characters, such as Elmo, Big Bird, Bert & Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, (there are way too many to name!!) and my favorite Cookie Monster.  This Cookie Monster 2nd Birthday Party is great for the young Sesame Street fan, especially one that loves Cookie Monster as much as I do and also a love of cookies.  I absolutely love the Cookie Monster cake, where it looks like he is eating too many cookies.  I also am in love with the Cookie Monster cookies!

Words from Lauren about the party: “Two year old Evan loves cookies so it’s only natural for him to love Cookie Monster! :) We went with a vintage Cookie Monster inspired theme for the party using bright blues and browns as the color scheme. Old wooden crates were the perfect set up for this vintage cookie shop with plenty of cookies for guests to choose from. Burlap and blue polka dotted fabric dressed the tables and desserts were served from white serving trays. The little guests were able to decorate their own sugar cookies, play a game of toss the cookie and spend some down time coloring a personalized coloring sheet.”


Vintage Yellow 1960’s Wedding

Going with an era theme wedding can be fun and super creative.  Vintage Yellow 1960’s Wedding is a great way to bring old into new for any wedding.  I love the uniqueness of the wedding cake, with the boxed three tiered cake layers with the yellow floral and grid designs.

Words from the event stylist: “This shoot is inspired by the 1960s style of entertaining with small canapés and bright colors. We used vibrant orange and yellow in the flowers with accents of green in the foliage. The flowers were featured in a grouping of white modern vases, each with their own unique shape. Our florist, Fab Flora, made sure to use seasonal flowers by working with orange winter berries, yellow dahlias, and white anemones.”


Princess Brunch Birthday Party

Princess parties can be a magical celebration for any little (or big) girl, if done correctly.  Princess Brunch Birthday Party, is one of those magical birthday parties in my opinion.  I love the place settings, the cards are absolutely beautiful and have a crown necklace for each guest.  The crown cookies with princess silhouettes are so adorable, and almost impossible to want to eat.

Words from Nicole about planning the party: “When my little princess came to me and said she wanted a princess party for her 5th birthday I was so excited. Her big sister, age 6, is a tom boy and has always wanted more “boy” themed parties like dinosaurs and aliens.

I started party planning by contacting my favorite printables vendor Just a Little Sparkle and she made me the most beautiful invitations and matching party printable set.”