Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year This is one of my favorite inspirational pictures for New Years! I love the crisp white, glowing candles, and glitter banner! Simple white dishes adorn a table with a variety of fun chairs. Simply gorgeous. Taking time to reflect on a year that will go down in the books for me and gear up for 2011! So not many words today, just the inspirational images below. I wish you a … { read more }

“Midnight” Themed New Years Eve Dinner Party

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New Years Eve Dinner Party Photography by Kristen Steele Photography This year, I was inspired to style a New Years Eve "midnight" themed dinner party atop a downtown Nashville condominium building. Partnering with Kate of of Custom Paper Works, we came up with a black, gold, and midnight blue color theme. She designed all the paper menus, confetti, signs, and place cards. She is one of our … { read more }

Holiday Round Up

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City Cradle’s Fall Tablescape Challenge

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Fall is my favorite time of year and Nashville has finally decided to give me a break from the 105 degrees (at least until next summer). Fall brings cooler weather - perfect for outdoor celebrations! So, Vicky over at The City Cradle is such an inspiration and she recently had a Fall Celebration Challenge judged by some of my favorite designers including Jenn Sbranti of Hostess With the Mostess, … { read more }

Witches Dinner Party

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Witches Dinner Party Photography by Kristen Steele Photography Inspired by these cute witches wine labels from PaperStyle, I designed a Witches Dinner Party shoot to inspire you for the upcoming Halloween season! I love that this label also comes in invitations so you can send them out to your favorite girlfriends. They can park their brooms at the door, and enjoy a night of spooky sips and … { read more }

Thomas the Train Party

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Thomas the Train Party

Thomas the Train Party All aboard!  Thomas The Train is having a birthday party and you're invited!  Red and blue are always a fun color theme. The blue polka-dot plates came from Sur La Table and the glasses from Party City. The Thomas and friends train books have lots of adventures - so why not give each guest their very own book as a party favor? The Thomas Bathtub Squirters are a fun gift … { read more }

Alice in Wonderland Dessert Table

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Lavender Dessert Party from Sweets Indeed

Wonderland Whimsy I am a huge fan of anything with a fanciful sentiment, so when I came across this Wonderland Whimsy dessert table by Sweets Indeed, I just couldn’t keep it to myself! Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, the lovely station was created for a wedding at the Viceroy Hotel in Palm Springs. Sweets Indeed’s custom made tea cup cake stands, moss covered stands, dessert tags, favor boxes, … { read more }

Sweet Shoppe 5th Birthday Party

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Sweet Shoppe 5th Birthday Party

Sara Kate's Sweet Shoppe 5th Birthday Party I knew Kim of The TomKat Studio had a hand in this darling party as soon as I saw the pictures! Kim designed the paper goods for Sara Kate's 5th Birthday Party! Kristi, Sara Kate's Mom, is quite the party designer herself! She designed the rest of this Sweet Shoppe party, including the fondant cake! She designed and sewed Sara Kate's lollipop tank - … { read more }

Cowgirl Ranch Birthday Party

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Cowgirl Ranch Birthday

This birthday party is so bright and fun, it just makes me happy looking at it!  This birthday party was designed by Aimee Pool from Aimee Pool Photography for her daughter Hadley's fifth birthday party.  Held at White Rock Ranch in California, this birthday party had everything a five year old would want for a Cowgirl Ranch Birthday Party. Pink and Blue were incorporated into all of the … { read more }

Outside Party Lighting

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Outside Party Lighting

Summer brings with its arrival not only warmer weather but also outdoor PARTIES!  From casual backyard dinners to lavish outside weddings, lighting makes all the difference. It creates the ambiance that sets the mood for your guests. Do not forget to think about lighting and how it can enhance your party's style! Here are a few fun ways! Paper Lanterns Not only are they inexpensive, but they … { read more }