Archive for February, 2012

Feb
29
DIY Wednesday: A Rustic + Organic Table Design
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself

I hope you enjoyed checking out our creative collaboration yesterday… as we were pulling the pieces together, I thought it would be fun to document a little DIY project for making your very own rustic and organic tabletop… for wedding, party, or home!Step One. Decide on a foundation for the table:  the linens.  We used a woven, multi-colored runner that set the tone for the palette.  Warm, desert colors were our inspiration. Step Two. Gather florals, greenery, and in-season, accent fruits.  We used things like myrtle, seeded eucalyptus, two-toned roses, pears, richly-hued tangerines, and kumquats!  We also collected vases, simple white measuring cups, and a small porcelain cake stand to add to the mix. Step Three.  Arrange the flowers and greenery in vases.  Find ways to combine the organic elements with dishes and stands.Step Four.  Arrange vases and décor elements in a cluster at the center of the table, or down the center of a long table.  Try a few different set ups to determine which one you like best.

Step Five.  Embellish with extra greenery.

Photos by Katelin Gallagher


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Feb
28
Bright & Organic: A Fresh Southwest-Inspired Photoshoot
Posted by Kate. Filed under Photography, Wedding Inspiration

When I heard that Paper Antler was coming thru my hometown of Tucson, Arizona this winter (on tour for the Fifty Nifty) I snagged ‘em up for a photoshoot!  Since they’re from the midwest, they really wanted to capture the essence of the desert…. they said… how about some cool fort?   I was immediately inspired to make use of the amazing yurt in my backyard (of which- I always joke- I’m going to turn into a glamper).  We teamed up with the hip and fabulous Misha West to bring the vision to life.  During our creative process, our priorities were to design an organic tabletop with lots of gorgeous desert colors…. we also wanted to use the yurt for a ceremony location and reception lounge space. We rounded up the best florist in the state, Camelback Flowershop, to create fresh and modern florals.  Our models, Brigette and Alexis, who we featured here, were a dream to work with.  They’re newly engaged, totally in love, and currently planning their own wedding!  (They enjoyed the practice run).
We put Brigette in a light and flowing gown by Katie Jean and earrings by Ayofemi.  Phoenix-based beauty pros, Mariana Marie and Paige Ashcroft finished off her natural, tousled look flawlessly.  Meanwhile, we brought on the extremely talented Kristy Rice from Momental Designs to design a paper suite to fit our mod-Southwest vision.  Needless to say, when I got these in the mail, I was over the moon!

For the yurt setting, we kept the attire cool and casual.  Our handsome groom, Alexis, was dressed by Tres Boutique.  We moved inside to bring to life our quaint reception concept, really pulling thru the warm tones of the desert and featuring seasonal fruits.  Of course, one of the highlights was the kumquat-embellished mini cakes by Sweet Creations!
As the evening winded down, we thought some cozy time in the glamper… (ahem, yurt) was due.  We transformed the ceremony setting into a romantic lounge, complete with woven and vintage blankets, an antique trunk, pillows, cushions, florals and candlelight!

Whew!  It was a full day of designing and shooting… As the sun sunk into the horizon, it was a wrap!

You can see more from the photoshoot here.

Thanks soooo much to all of the extraordinary wedding pros who helped to pull this off:

Photos by Paper Antler – Minneapolis & Nationwide

Styling & Design by Misha West (Phoenix & Seattle) and Katelin Gallagher

Florals by Camelback Flowershop -Phoenix

Invitations & Paper Suite by Momental Designs/Rice Ink – Nationwide

Bridal Gown by Katie Jean- Nationwide

Bride’s Jewelry by Ayofemi – Nationwide

Groom’s Wardrobe by Tres Boutique – Tucson & Online

Makeup by Mariana Marie – Phoenix

Hair by Paige Ashcroft -Phoenix

Cakes by Sweet Creations – Tucson

Woven Blanket and Mini Moravian Star Lanterns  by Borderlands Trading Co.

 


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Feb
28
Dazzling in Apricot + Pink: A Real Wedding by Visia Productions
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

When you work in the wedding industry, you stockpile tons of ideas… so when one of us gets married… watch out… it’s bound to be fabulous!   Ann is a beauty pro out of Northern California and she’s seen lots of weddings.  After dating Larry for four months, they knew it was meant to last and decided to tie the knot!  Ann paired her industry wisdom with her creative side (and the help of family) to dream up this dazzling apricot and pink wedding!  Here’s the album by Visia Productions
Ann is a total bombshell and a beauty expert, so it’s no wonder she looked positively divine!  The flowers are a a romantic creation by Nicole Ha.The couple met via a mysterious photo online.  Ann casually reached out Larry to network, thinking he was a photographer.  Emails turned into texts, texts turned into phone calls.  The phone calls turned into dates and the rest is history!  They celebrated their vows at  Ming’s Restaurant in Palo Alto, California.  Ann and her family were a paper-flower making factory before the big day.  With the help of her florist, the dazzling table décor came together. 

So, so stunning…

All our best to Ann & Larry!

Photos by Visia Productions

Hair & Makeup by Ann Ho: Styles by Ann and Kathy Ly for A List Makeup

Bridal Gown by Casablanca

Bride’s Shoes by Jimmy Choo

Florals by Nicole Ha

Venue: Ming’s Restaurant


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Feb
27
Old Hollywood Glamour: A Real Wedding by Jessica Lorren Organic Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

I have something soooooo stunning for you today!  Without further ado… Marcy & Alex‘s old Hollywood-inspired wedding in Palm Beach, Florida.   From the exquisite bride, to the rich red roses to the glamorous style, there is so much gorgeousness to indulge in with this one.  Many thanks to Jessica Lorren Organic Photography for sending this wedding our way!  Marcy wore a breathtaking, backless Monique Lhuillier gown and Christian Louboutin heels.  The gentleman’s wardrobe was formal and classy- traditional black tuxedos with crimson roses on their lapels.
The couple said their vows at The Royal Poinciana Chapel and celebrated at an exclusive venue. Marcy’s favorite part of the night was becoming the wife of the man of her dreams.The wedding party = crazy beautiful. (Aren’t those colors so amazing)?! But just wait for these reception pics- utterly ravishing.  The space was adorned with sparkling silver linens and Black Magic roses in vintage style candelabras.  It was styled to old Hollywood perfection by Dream Concierge.

See the full photo spread in our Real Wedding Gallery!

Sweet wishes to this happy couple!

Photographs by Jessica Lorren Organic Photography

Event Design by Dream Concierge

Ceremony Site: Royal Poinciana Chapel

Bridal Gown by Monique Lhuillier

Shoes by Christian Louboutin

Bride’s Hair & Makeup by SoBeMakeupStudio

Florals by Dalsimer Florist

Catering by Chez Gourmet

Entertainment by Carlos Oliva Los Sobrinos del Juez

DJ-Len at Custom DJ Services

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