Monthly Archives: August 2012

Hunger Games

Before this wedding weekend whisks me away from my computer, I want to make sure that I got one more recent shoot back up on the site.  This little lovely was brought to life with Lindye Galloway Events and Ashley Photographer.  We were going for a bit of organic Hunger Games Inspiration seeing as it was right when all of the buzz was going on about the books and the movie…the little shoot even got a little shout out from none other than Ryan Seacrest! Read on to see all of the lovely photos of the Blue Muscari Wedding Bouquet and the fancy organic centerpieces….and hop on over to Green Wedding Shoes for the full featured POST!

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hunger games mockingjay origami crane

hunger games mockingjay pin

hunger games tablescape

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Garden Party

Alright Folks, here is an oldie but a goodie for the little blog today!  Since the update of my website I have been trying to get a few things that were lost in translation back up just so that they get the credit that they deserve ;) hence a few older posts that are being revisited.  This little lovely though has gotten a continual amount of attention despite it’s age, it keeps being reposted and blogged about so I thought it should get another little shout out from its creator! The simplicity and botanical elements make it timeless and versatile…read on for all of the details and how you can create the look for yourself! Other ideas as well as the full post is all on Wedding Chicks, also major Thank You to Lane Dittoe Photography for another set of amazing images!!

garden party decor

Are you looking to have a garden party bridal shower?

If so, we have everything you need and more to get your inspiration flowing, the supplies together and the invites out. Stay tuned, we will be providing you with do-it-yourself bridal party invitations that match this little number as well as what to serve along with how to design your beverage cart. Are you excited or what?

The Vine’s Leaf in San Clemente put this whole sha bang on and I must say she did a beautiful job.Lane Dittoe Photography took all the photos for your inspirational enjoyment. Stay tuned and Read on to learn how you can put this together.


You do not need to rent a fancy venue for your best girlfriend’s bridal shower. Ask around to see who has a cute backyard and you can basically do the entire thing yourself. This little set up took place in the backyard of a good friend.

Here is what you are going to need for the basic set up.  We will be showing you exactly how we made all of these arrangements as well. (as I said before there is more to come) but, this should get you started with in your planning process.

Supply List
1. Vintage Books & Vintage Book Pages
2. Set of white dishes and white cloth napkins & cutlery
3. Twine & Burlap
4. variety of pots and glass items for your arrangements
5. variety of herbs and plants

Plant List
Herbs: mint, rosemary, chocolate mint and thyme
Maiden hair ferns
Reindeer moss
Sheet moss
Potting Soil

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Destination Wedding featured on {Elizabeth Anne Designs}

We are so honored to be featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs today with one of our fun Destination Weddings! Loved all of the fluffy and romantic garden roses, ranunculus, and antique hydrangea, and especially loved all of the sparkle! Thank you to Picture Perfect Event’s Kelley Lee GinAshley Rose Photography and Found Vintage Rentals for making this an amazing Day!

Check out the Full Feature here!

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50 Shades of Gray Inspirations

Most of you have probably read E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey, and if you haven’t read it, we’re sure you’ve heard of it! When I started hearing about it and seeing it all over social media, I kept telling myself I wouldn’t jump on the Christian Grey bandwagon. An erotic romance novel including contracts and BDSM? Yeah, that didn’t sound remotely interesting at all. But, boy was I wrong! I ended up reading the whole trilogy in 4 days; couldn’t put them down! And with all the hype that the novels are, we thought we’d put together our own Fifty Shades themed wedding– what we envision when we think Fifty Shades of Grey.

Anemones are such an amazing stand-out flower. Their dark centers give a unique, and sensual feel. Anemone would be used as the main flower in this 50 Shades wedding.
Photo uploaded by Inspired by This.

We wanted to incorporate little “Easter eggs” into our overall theme. Like these wine bottles, sailboats and piano! Throughout the trilogy, Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele begin almost every meal or end every night with a glass of wine. I’d almost become a pro with different types of wine when I finished the trilogy! Using these candlestick and wine bottle pairings create a simple yet sexy look. Christian is often written to be playing the piano and at the piano is where he’s shown to be the most vulnerable, I had to incorporate the piano escort card! He also loves sailing, and in the books, Ana gives Christian cuff links he is quite fond of! Nothing cuter than these sailboat cuff links!
Left photo published by Sparkle & Hay Top Right photo by Open Air Photography Bottom Right photo by BHLDN.

I love love love the Vibiana. Funny enough, I had my Senior Prom there and was amazed with how much potential this gorgeous building is. Lucky for me, it’s already dressed up in the purples I’d imagined for our 50 Shades wedding. It’s architecture is seductive and almost erotic, and it used to be a church(;
Photograph by Jon Kim Photography

Candles, black matte, and shades of purple make up the rest our Fifty Shades.. Intrigued? Click on our 50 Shades of Grey bundle and take a look at everything else we put together! Laters, baby!