Wedding Showcase: Stylish Sanctuary

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Wedding Showcase:  Stylish Sanctuary When I first saw the photos from this wedding just one word came to mind…WOW. Susan and Jim’s June affair took color and drama to another level. First and foremost, the centerpieces absolutely took my breath away- the bride and groom wanted the designs decorating the ballroom at the Park Hyatt to fit the feel of the sanctuary and these florals … { Continue Reading }

Circus Themed Wedding: Under the Big Top!

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Circus Themed Wedding When the talented ARBOREAL Paper showed me this Circus Themed Wedding, I fell head over heels in love! Such a whimsical twist to a special night and yet romantic and gorgeous too. Maybe it's because I write about parties, but I get asked at least once a week "what do you think you'll do for YOUR wedding". Note: not even engaged yet people. My answer is typically "something … { Continue Reading }

Wedding Showcase: Silhouette Wedding

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Silhouette Wedding Loving the amazing details of today's featured wedding!  Chad and Allison were married in Fulshear, Texas in October of last year at Allison's parent's house.  The ceremony took place outside, while the reception was held in a tent.  Allison definitely has an eye for detail and came up with some seriously great ideas to personalize their reception! She covered plywood … { Continue Reading }

Wedding Showcase: Edgy and Elegant

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Edgy and Elegant I am so excited to be able to share this truly AWESOME wedding with you all! Starting with the couple themselves,  Marisa and Lawrence ("Loe")  grew up in neighboring towns but weren't formally introduced until after college at a bar (where the bartender would also become Loe's best man!) Then, choosing to get married on Friday the 13th, was a clue as to what a unique … { Continue Reading }

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 … { Continue Reading }

Top 5 Spooktacular Halloween Treats

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UPDATE - See Reader Submitted spooktacular treats below! Halloween is right around the corner so we're sharing our top 5 spooktacular Halloween treats! These are fun and fabulous recipes for kids and adults alike! Do you have a spooktacular recipe too? Let us know and you could be featured in an upcoming post. Creepy Deviled Eggs These fun treats are easy to make and jam packed with … { Continue Reading }

Seascape Dinner Party: Blues and Greens

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Seascape Table As summer comes to an end, it is the perfect time to grill out by the pool with your friends.   Make it unforgettable by styling a fun seascape table setting!  Think blue and green!  This table setting will put a smile on any neighbor's face, as they say down south, "come on over and sit a spell".  Courtney and I had a blast styling this table while visiting our best friends in … { Continue Reading }

Back to School Party Ideas

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Ice Cream Apples It's that time of year again - freshly sharpened pencils, new lunchboxes, and a brand new school year! How fun are THESE for a fabulous after-school treat? Jess of Pen and Paper Flowers is pretty much amazing (check out this darling Lemonade and Sunshine Party she designed). She created these cute ice cream apples as a treat for her daughters! Head on over to see how to make … { Continue Reading }

Navy & Coral Bridesmaid Luncheon

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Navy and Coral Bridesmaid Luncheon Navy and coral are two of my favorite colors and coincidentally make a fabulous color combo! I styled this bridesmaid luncheon in the bride's colors this past weekend. The luncheon was held at Mere Bulles in Brentwood, TN.  Tall flower vases filled with an array of coral and pink flowers lined the long table. I love height and found fabulous flowers that fit the … { Continue Reading }

Wedding Showcase {16} Beach Beautiful

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Beach Beautiful We are so excited to be able to share this gorgeous shore wedding with you! Married on a private beach along the New Jersey coast, Donna and Brian’s affair was nothing short of FABULOUS. The ceremony took place just before sunset under a beautiful arch (decorated by Donna herself!). The bride and groom poured multi-colored sand into a keepsake vase to represent their unity, in … { Continue Reading }