Showing posts with label colorful. Show all posts
Showing posts with label colorful. Show all posts

August 22, 2012

Rehearsal Dinner Planning and Design {Entwined 2012 - Annie + Tyler}

Last spring, we had the wonderful opportunity to plan and design the rehearsal dinner for Entwined 2012 - an amazing wedding weekend giveaway featuring some of the best central Texas vendors. Needless to say, we were super excited to be included! I want to give special thanks to Kristin Light and Brandi at Country Sugar for asking me to participate. 

Several couples were in the running, and Annie and Tyler won with the most votes. Annie and Tyler were a dream to work with. They were super sweet and grateful for all the work going into their wedding festivities. They also loved all my ideas and that didn't hurt :). Hope married life is treating you right, Annie and Tyler!

Let me tell you a bit about the design. I wanted to create a French boutique atmosphere using lots of colors, shapes, and textures. Elegant, eclectic, and fun. Luckily, I had an amazing team of vendors to help me carry it out. Overall Entwined planning by Country Sugar. We provided planning and design for the rehearsal dinner portion. The Creative Parasol created all the paper goods, including one of my favorite invitations of all time. Kristin Light Photographie captured the event beautifully. Fresh Urban Flowers provided the gorgeous arrangements full of dahlias, roses, and ranunculus to name a few. Loot Vintage Rentals brought some of their beautiful vintage furniture and decor items. The Cupcake Bar provided delicious cupcake favors to guests. Whim Event Rentals provided linens and tabletop items. Event Ignition turned the room pink for us! Uptown Blanco was the setting and caterer. All graciously donated by the vendors. 

{Photos courtesy of Kristin Light Photographie}

April 13, 2012

(Inspired by Pinterest) Board {Island Bright}

I get by with a little help from my friends. This board's images were all found on my Pinterest feed and I thought they made for a lovely combo.

1. Outdoor Fireplace - pinned by Katy at Sweet Sunday Events
2. Necklace - pinned by Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion 
3. Cake - pinned by Ana at Grown Up Shoes
4. Sunset - pinned by Betsywhite Stationary
5. Shoes - pinned by Jess at Forgiving Martha

April 9, 2012

Happy One Year to Us!

Today, we're celebrating the one year anniversary of Matt and I (not the blog). Matt is one of the most genuine, caring, sweet, fun-loving, funny guys I've had the pleasure to have known. He's my number one supporter and best friend. Everyday is an adventure we are lucky to share. I love you, babe!

April 9, 2011 was the best day of our lives and we got to cement our union in the eyes of the law (by the GREAT state of Texas). We had such a blast celebrating with our friends and family as you can probably tell.

Our design was bright and colorful bier garten.

So. Much. Fun. Enjoy these beautiful photos by Paige Newton Photography!

{Paige Newton Photography}

March 7, 2012

Wedding Design {Lori + Nathan}

Oh, man! Where do I begin...It was SO fun helping design this wedding and there were many reasons for that. Number one being that this was my best friend's wedding!! And, I was the matron of honor - hurray! And, I got to spend so much quality fun time with family and friends along the way - bonus!  

Lori and Nathan put on an eclectic, colorful garden fiesta that played with vintage and modern elements - in turn, producing a totally unique wedding that reflected their fun-loving personalities. The San Antonio Botanical Garden provided the perfect setting for this magical day. This wedding turned out so beautifully that Style Me Pretty Texas featured it!

Katherine O'Brien Photography snapped these amazing photos. 

Girls getting ready. Lori wore beautiful Kate Spade Clume wedges and a gorgeous Modern Trousseau gown from Unbridaled in Austin. Pretty make-up by Nisa Nicole Makeup Artistry.

The Creative Parasol designed the program fans and Eden's Echo arranged all the flowers.

Bouquets featured dahlias, ranunculus, billy balls, hypericum berries, scabiosa pods, snapdragon, hydrangeas, and roses to name a few. So pretty!

For favors, Lori and Nathan gave guests succulents from Nature's Herb Farm in baby jars. Table elements: flowers arranged by Eden's Echo in a mix of vintage vessels collected by the bride, groom, family, and friends; framed table numbers by The Creative Parasol; and green/cream and gold/cream chevron table runners sewn by a friend. Each table was a little different than the next!

This precious little teapot was found at Max's Haus Mercantile in New Braunfels. 

Table assignments by The Creative Parasol. Lots of vintage goodies. g(room) and b(ride) letters from Anthropologie.

Lori and Nathan's ceremony overlooked the Lucile Halsell Conservatory at the Garden. Aisle poms made by your's truly!

Workin' my aisle pom magic. Billy balls, hypericum berries, and greenery for the groom's boutonniere. Pretty head table layout.

Gorgeous Lori in the arbor area. Bridesmaids with program fans. More table layout.

Tables in the fountain plaza. Bride behind the honeycomb garland (your's truly). Bride's Omi's ring (her something blue - so sweet).

Ceremony captured in the pond's reflection. Mr. and Mrs. Dimmitt!!!! Honeycombs!

The happy couple!

Wedding party letting loose after the ceremony! Girls in shades of green, cream, and yellow. Boys in blue seersucker. 

Wedding sign by the bride's brother. Honeycombs, again! Beautiful bride and groom.

Dessert table with vintage cake stands, platters, and bowls. Pretty and delicious cakes by Ayon's Bakery. Brownies and cookies by friends and family.

Succulents all ready for guests to take!

Bride and bridesmaids crafted ribbon wands to send off the bride and groom! Here I am showing you how to wave it :). 

Lori and Nathan making their grand exit! What a celebration!

A few Holga shots from Katherine O' Brien

What I love most about this wedding is how family, friends, and vendors came together to pull off a vision. The collaboration between those three parties not only makes a wedding look amazing, but makes it  meaningful to the couple. 

Congratulations, Lori and Nathan! I love you guys! Thank you for including me in your special day.


January 17, 2012

Featured {Style Me Pretty Texas}

Hurray! Lori and Nathan's wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty Texas today! We collaborated with amazing bride and bestie, Lori, on the inspiration and design for this gorgeously colorful garden party. Katherine O'Brien did an amazing job snapping the photos! Check out the post here. Full post on this wedding coming soon!

January 12, 2012

Sneak Peek {1960s Mod Styled Shoot}

Wanted to share a little sneak peek from a shoot styled by yours truly! The inspiration was all-out, early-1960s mod. Retro, colorful, and fun! Enjoy this preview of images by Paige Newton Photography:

Our amazing team of vendors:
Styling {Bird Dog Wedding}
Photography {Paige Newton}
Videography {Ava Baird}
Flowers {The Byrd Collective}
Desserts {Bake Sale Austin}
Paper Goods {The Creative Parasol}
Fashion Styling {Trophy Boutique}
Headpieces {Lo Boheme}
Makeup {Nisa Nicole}
Hair {Erica Rae}
Rentals {American Party Rental}
Models {Liz and Colin}

Special thanks to:
- Frock On, Prototype, and Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds for our super mod dresses
- Lauren, Linda and Mark, and Kate for providing us with some lovely vintage pieces

Stay tuned for a full post!

January 4, 2012

Two Ways {Fiesta}

It's a blast to think about one concept executed in multiple ways. For example, I think a fiesta-inspired bash works beautifully in bright, fun colors or in subdued pastels. Either way, an occasion to remember!