November 26, 2011

Give a Little Somethin'

All this Black Friday madness has reaffirmed my love for online shopping. Wait in traffic another day and order the special ladies in your life something from the Internets.

If you feel like getting out and about to shop, don't forget today is Small Business Saturday so try to support local and small businesses in your area. I will be hitting up the Austin Citywide Garage Sale and the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market to do my part - hope to see you there!

November 25, 2011

Top Five Friday

Hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day! Mine was filled with fun, family, and delicious food...oh yeah, and football. Here is a little eye candy while you're relaxing and hopefully not doing much of anything.

{1} Lisa + Alex - Style Me Pretty

This wedding is a fairy tale - one with tons of amazing, DIY details. Magical.
{Marianne Taylor Photography}

{2} Sam + Wade - 100 Layer Cake

Southern tradition meets whimsy. I like.

{3} Summer + Paul - Ruffled

Summer's from Taiwan and Paul's from Ireland and they met in Amsterdam - international storybook wedding - swoon.

Folks - this is your typical BDW style - streamers, bright/bold color, pattern, flowers, and all around loveliness and fun! 

I love the whole fall feel of this wedding. Not to mention an amazing color palette. But with styling from The Nouveau Romantics, who could expect anything less? Beautiful!

November 23, 2011

November 22, 2011

Board {Bright, Bold, and Fun}

A wedding inspired by this board just seems like it would be one big party. I would definitely like to attend this bash! Cheers!

November 17, 2011

Bouquet {Fall}

Finally wrapped my head around that Thanksgiving is, indeed, happening next week. I usually like to bake up something fun and try a new recipe every year. Not sure what this year's dessert will be yet. Anyway, all this has got me in the mood for enjoy these delightful fall bouquets!

{Clockwise from left to right: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7}

November 16, 2011

Etsy Shoppin' {missibaba}

missibaba features some amazing custom leather bags, but, for wedding-planning purposes, I think their fabric bags are where it's at. Plus, the fabric line is named Bag O' Booty - enough said.

These pouches come in a variety of fun patterns and colors and the size is just right. Perfect for a bridesmaid gift at $20 a pop.

The tote is great for brides and bridesmaids - carry around your day-of supplies with ease and style. Also reasonably priced at $36. 

{All images courtesy of missibaba's Etsy shop}

Happy shopping!

November 15, 2011

Board {Warm Grey, Coral, and Peach}

I think this board is rather fitting for the rainy weather we're having in Austin today. Though this isn't sad, cool grey, but comforting, romantic, warm grey with touches of peach and coral. A beautiful palette for winter weddings and parties.

{Tablescape, Dresses, Notions, Bouquet, Cloud Light, Ring, New Yawk to Paree, Quilt, Cocktails}

November 14, 2011

Press {Emily + Matt}

Very exciting news today! My husband and I's wedding invitations, designed by the ultra-talented Lauren Cunningham of The Creative Parasol, were featured on none other than.....OH SO BEAUTIFUL PAPER! Those familiar with this blog can account for their featuring of the highest quality of work, so we are truly honored to have our paper goods featured. Check out the post here! Congratulations, Lauren - you so deserve this!

P.S. Folks planning - those of you who contract Bird Dog Wedding and The Creative Parasol for your wedding will receive 10% off both services! Do not miss out on this great deal! Let the collaborating begin!

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Board {Natural Wonder}

November 11, 2011

Top Five Friday

{1} Geneva + Scott - Green Wedding Shoes

Really? Can anyone go wrong with a 1920s-themed wedding? Well, yes, if  not styled properly. Geneva and Scott pulled it off with ease. Beautiful and fun!
1920s beaded bridesmaid dress
cupcake tree
{Wildflowers Photography}

{2} Kelly + Drew - 100 Layer Cake

This wedding is right up my alley. Bright colors and bold, fun details are my favorite. Good job, guys!

{W. Scott Chester}

{3} Haley + Ahmed - Style Me Pretty Texas

This wedding is so cute. And, the color palette is on point. Loves it! Plus, one of my favorite Austin photographers, Katherine O'Brien, snapped the fabulous pictures.
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{Katherine O'Brien Photography}

{4}Aurelie + Sylvain - forget me knot weddings

Fun, sweet little details + pink peony bouquet = win!

{Elisabeth Perotin}

{5} Sarah + Kyle - grey likes weddings

Just your classic, romantic, sweet southern wedding. Swoon...

{Three Nails Photography}

November 10, 2011

Bouquet {Large with Pink Peonies}

I just love large, whimsical bouquets featuring one of my favorite flowers - the peony. Especially if the peonies are pink. And earning bonus points for coral peonies because that's what I had in my bouquet :).

Happy Thursday, everyone, and enjoy!

Clockwise from left to right {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7}

November 8, 2011


This palette works for all seasons - the soft tones makes for perfect wedding color. Enjoy!

November 7, 2011

{Guest Post} Entwined {2012}

Hey, y'all! I'm super excited to be guest posting on Entwined {2012}'s blog today! Go check out our post on superstar table layouts! With 5K voters and counting selecting a couple to win a FREE wedding weekend (estimated near 100K), Entwined is blowing up! Lucky for us, we get to design and coordinate the rehearsal dinner portion. Can't wait to meet the couple that wins.


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November 4, 2011

Top Five Friday

New series on the blog! I'm going to start featuring my five favorite blogosphere weddings of the week in no particular order! Here we go:

{1} Elyzza + Michael - 100 Layer Cake

What's not to love about this colorful fiesta filled with fringe, fashion, and beautiful flowers? Looks like a blast, you guys!
festive mexican style wedding
{Ashley Rose Photography}

{2}Jessica + Ian - Ruffled Blog

I love their farmer's market inspiration - how clever and fresh (literally)! This couple also had tons of cute graphic design to help them carry their concept through - always a plus. Yum.
soil mates harvest wedding ideas
Vintage Flea Market wedding
{Steep Street by Kelty}

{3}Kit + John - Sarah Q Photography

Houston wedding! Kit and John are super adorable and I just loved everything about this wedding including the oh-so-precious details that really made this day special. And the bouquet - love!
{Sarah Q Photography}

{4} Jamie + Dan - Southern Weddings Blog

This wedding was all about the outdoors - from the sweet wildflowers to one of the most beautiful ceremony areas I've ever seen. Pure beauty.

{Ulmer Studios}

Have you ever seen lanterns this giant?! Plus, they had an amazing table layout - outside, super long tables, red/white gingham linens, test tube flower arrangements, and fun bulb strands. LOVE. IT.
paper lanterns bride and groom
picnic dinner rehersal

TGIF, y'all! 

November 3, 2011

Details {Antlers}

I know many of you have seen antlers here and there as a wedding detail, but they're just too undeniably pretty not to post. They would add a ton to a fall or winter tablescape - you could spray paint to customize to a wedding palette or just leave natural for a rustic barn wedding, for example. Dreamy...

Top Board {CookiesMoss + Books TableInvitationCupcakes + DeerCake TopperTablescape}

Bottom Board {CenterpieceCake TopperCenterpiecePainted AntlerTablescapeRingTablescape}

November 2, 2011

Details {Pastel + Sparkle}

Ladies - Lots of fun little details for your winter shower, bachelorette, or wedding....ok, any party! Pretty, pretty.

November 1, 2011

Etsy Shoppin' {Studio SloMo + Letterpress Delicacies}

Two lovely (and local!) letterpress shops for your enjoyment today!

Studio SloMo is a design and letterpress company straight out of beautiful Austin, Texas! Sarah, the owner, is super sweet and awesome at what she does! She's also multi-talented - she works at Rosehip Flora, too, one of my favorite florists in town. Check out her beautiful work!

{Studio SloMo} site, shop

Letterpress Delicacies is a husband and wife team who are also very talented with the press. The intricacy of their designs is amazing. See their beautiful work below. 

{Letterpress Delicacies} site, shop

So lucky to have such beautiful letterpress businesses in this city of our's. Support local and small businesses when you can!