Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lifestage Films + High Point, NC

Hi friends!

It's not very often that planners become in awe of an event. Happy? Of course! But this last wedding by Grace Leisure Events left me in awe.

The Lifestage Films team captured Cristina and Cole's wedding day in High Point, North Carolina last weekend. And today I want to share with you a preview...

An amazing team of vendors came together to pull off this stunning event. Aesthetic Image Photography, The Catering Company of Chapel Hill, amongst many others were a big part of this beautiful day. I was so excited to be there to see it unfold. Enjoy!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

{guest post} Southern Aisle

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Hi, friends!

Super excited to be guest posting over for Lauren of Southern Aisle today! If you've not stopped by the SA blog, be sure to do so! Lauren offers up great inspiration, real wedding and advice posts for the modern bride. And she's got great perspective as she is just four days away from getting hitched!

Lauren has asked me to help out with today's post, so scoot on over there and check out my ode to the oh-so-Southern, seer sucker...

And BIG BIG congrats to Lauren on her wedding week! I know it will be an event to remember :)


Friday, April 29, 2011

tgif + Tori's getting Maui'd!

Happy Friday, friends! This is a very special tgif post today because tomorrow one of my dearest Twitter  (and beyond) pals, Victoria Sharkey, is getting hitched! With the helps of some awesome ladies, we were able to put together this beautiful virtual bridal shower to honor Victoria and John's Hawaiian wedding!

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Ahhhh...makes me want to hop a plane and catch a wave. So beautiful! Here are all of the other lovely tweeps participating in today's shower :)

Melissa Larson, Birdcage Bridal
Steph Kilip, Bubblerock 
Claire Gallam, Realistic Wedding
Alicia French, Charity Wedding
Aleah & Nick Valley, Valley & Co.
Jacin Fitzgerald, Lovely Little Details
Jaime Dray - WeddObsessed
Naomi V. Goodman - Enchanted Dream Weddings

To Tori & John, I wish you all the very best! Cheers to a bright future of marital bliss :) Cannot wait to see pictures and here about all of your adventures in Hawaii! Love y'all!

To everyone, have a fabulous weekend! 


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

ivy & astor: sweet pea

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I am crushing big time on this Ivy & Astor "sweet pea" gown...just lovely.

It has been a crazy week thus far and we're only to Tuesday? :) Geeez!

Have a great week, y'all!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Etsy find: Bella Bean Couture

Hi, friends! Are you ready for your dose of cuteness for the day? I'm talking BEYOND adorable here. I want to share an Etsy shop I have found that can help with the particularly precious part of your wedding day, the flower girl.

Bella Bean Couture is a family-run business out of Kansas City. Faith, Patty and Heather work together to create some of the most lovely flower girl ensembles. Check out some of their goodness...

Those cheeks! Love 'em :)

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Tutus are so much fun for everyone involved, no? If you plan on having a flower girl, I highly recommend you check out Bella Bean Couture right now :)

I'm off to the Bald Head Island for an oceanside wedding this weekend! I hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

wedding wednesday bouquet

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Happy Wedding Wednesday, friends!

I am a little obsessed with this bouquet. And by a little I mean, a TON. Beautiful right? Such a great palette, so many textures and a polka dot fabric band? It's perfect and whimsical. I love it. And had to share it. You can see more from this wedding over at Peacock Feathers.

Hope y'all have a fabulous day!


Monday, April 18, 2011

nc tornadoes + paper inspiration

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a nice weekend.

North Carolina suffered MAJOR damage on Saturday from severe storms and tornadoes. There are many people who lost loved ones, are injured and many still without power.

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If you would like to help out, please visit the Triangle Red Cross homepage to donate. Funds raised will help feed and shelter those who are homeless and to rebuild the affected areas. Our neighbors could really use some positive vibes.

On a more positive note, while feeding my weekly Martha Weddings appetite, I came across some lovely wedding paper inspiration that I just had to share with you.

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One - This non-traditional approach to wedding programs made my heart skip. Confetti? In your program?! Yes, please.

Two - Lace and doilies are often used in table settings, but I love how it was incorporated into the invitations. Who says an inner envelope has to be solid? Such a great detail!

Three - If you're planning to have guests sign a book, this could be a fun way to spice it up. Have your guests write on small cards and then insert them into their own special envelope.

Four - Placecard + personalized guest gift = genius! Each guest will receive their own single, personalized set of stationery.

Five - Most couples spend a good chunk of their budget on flowers, but what happens to all of those gorgeous buds after the reception? These printed bags are PERFECT to have guests pick their flowers as they leave.

Six - Shake up the ceremony programs by printing them in several different color schemes. Keeps in interesting, no?

Brides & Grooms, what fun paper did you/will you incorporate into your wedding?

Okay, let me hear it - which one is your favorite? Hard to pick just one, but I'm loving the stationery + placecard set.