“Puppy Love” Valentine’s Party

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Puppy Love Valentine's Party Ready for serious cuteness? Puppies are the ultimate lovers, and since I don't have a puppy (yet), I invited over some friends' pooches for a Puppy Love Valentine's Party! Thanks to Kristen Steele Photography for the darling pictures! For a natural look, I started with burlap fabric draped across a low table. Burlap can be found in a few shades and colors at … { read more }

Winter White Picnic {Key to My Heart} + Vintage Tray Tutorial

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Key to My Heart: Winter White Picnic I was part of a fabulous design challenge over on A Subtle Revelry (formerly City Cradle). There were 4 participants. I chose a winter white picnic + key to my heart theme to match the design challenge theme of "so fresh+ so clean". Nashville has had LOTS of snow so I have been used to the "winter white" look around here. If you love this design, I'd love … { read more }

Cute Jewelry Themed 8th Birthday Party

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Pink & Purple Jewelry Birthday Party Anyone else want to go back to their childhood days and the joys of playing with makeup? This party is TOO CUTE! Erica of Erica O'Brien Cake Design wowed us with this darling pink and purple jewelry themed soiree for her daughter Noelle's 8th birthday celebration. From the cake (with a mom like Erica, you know it's going to be amazing) to the cupcake … { read more }

Ladybug Birthday Party

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Ladybug Birthday Party Cute is an understatement for this Ladybug Birthday Party by Glory of Glorious Treats for her daughter's 4th birthday. Glory prepared this darling dessert table in red, black, and white (with a frew pink and green touches). She is quite the baker so she made the cupcakes and cake herself. She shared, "The cake was dressed with a personalized cookie topper and little … { read more }

Purple & Pink Valentines!

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Purple & Pink Valentine's Are you ready for Valentine's Day?! No worries, here are a few tips and tricks for styling a simple table for a love-filled gathering! -Wreaths aren't just for doors! Look for pre-made wreaths at the craft store or make your own! Glue silk flowers to a heart shaped cut out and hang with fishing line to add a touch of the Valentine's spirit to your party … { read more }

Planning the Big Day: The First Gift!

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The First Gift! Just needed to veer off the ‘planning’ track a bit this week to share the story of excitement that was the receipt of the first gift off of our registry : ) It’s strange, because we obviously knew we’d be getting gifts, but it’s surprising just how thrilling that initial delivery can be… It was a cold and snowy day and I was not in such a great mood after trekking through the … { read more }

Southern Nashville Wedding: Historic Cedarwood

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Southern Nashville Wedding Are you wedding planning now for a fall 2011 wedding? We have lots of inspiration for you in this wedding showcase! This past fall, I attended the wedding of my friends Austin and Jenni at historic Cedarwood in Nashville, Tennessee. Jenni looked absolutely stunning in her Alvina Valenta dress from Panache in Beverly Hills, California. I knew immediately that it would … { read more }

Purple & Green Zebra Sleepover Party!

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Purple & Green Zebra Sleepover Party! Sleepovers aren't just for your younger days, why not throw an adult sleepover to celebrate a birthday!? Alexandra Doudian of Enchanted Events & Design did just that for her 33rd birthday celebration! The party planner in Alexandra worked hard to create a fun, youthful and elegant atmosphere for the party. Guests ranged from mid-20s to 40s and … { read more }