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pucker up

30 Jul

I was driving home the other day and saw sweet young girls selling lemonade on the corner. It brought me back to my childhood when my sisters and I would set-up a makeshift lemonade stand in front of our house in hopes cars would stop and we could add $10 to our piggy banks. For me, lemonade stands represent happiness, youth, optimism and summertime.

Take time to make yourself a glass of lemonade today…or stop by your corner lemonade stand and reminisce on your childhood summers.

Vintage Lemonade Stand by Reverie and photography by Work of Heart Photography

Lil Luna Yellow Vintage Lemonade Stand
{full DIY tutorial by Lil Luna found here}

Even weddings are not excluded from lemonade stands…how adorable is this wood lemonade stand featured on Wedding Chicks

We LOVE wine barrels {and have some serious wine barrel love when we feature Jodi’s wedding}, so we swooned when we saw a lemonade stand made with wine barrels on Ruffled Blog

So, now that you have lemonade stand inspiration and a DIY tutorial, you might as well spread the lemonade love and throw a lemonade themed party…here are some party tips for you.

DRINK
Obviously, I would serve lemonade…both pink and regular. Make both and serve in a large pitcher like this one from Pottery Barn.
Next to the pitcher, line up mason jars set with pink and yellow striped paper party straws.
For the adults, serve their mason jars with lemonade cocktails spiked with vodka

DÉCOR
Lemons in containers of all kinds – glass jars, hurricanes and galvanized buckets.
A lemonade burlap banner
Glass jars or mason jars filled with change and labeled with a vintage .25 cents sign
Lemons hanging from the ceiling or trees outside; hung with yellow and white twine, of course.
Lemonade and Vodka framed sign on the bar for adults
Single bud vases with a pink peony or yellow daisy, or canned good cans wrapped in a festive yellow and white or yellow and pink decorative paper and ribbon filled with a single {or several} flower buds.
Pink and yellow pinwheels
Signs bought at etsy or diy on wood like Poppies at Play

DESSERT
Lemon, blueberry yogurt loaf by sweet pea’s kitchen {this is yummy, I’ve made it}
Pink lemonade cupcakes using this recipe by real mom kitchen
Pink and yellow striped lemonade flavored hard candy sticks

FOOD
Picnic style food served in individual packages

FAVORS
Mason jar filled with ingredients for lemonade or lemonade cookies
Bottles filled with pink lemonade and a custom label from I Do It Yourself on Etsy
For the adults, make a lemon gift bag with a recipe and ingredients for a lemon, lavender martini like these from A Subtle Revelry

And, last but not least, you can’t have a party without the perfect invite. So, Jenna at Fleur de Lis, a paperie, has created this adorable invite for you. Click here to order from our etsy shop for $15.

 {images via Reverie photographed by Work of Heart Photography, Lil Luna photographed by Jacquilyn Avery Photography, Wedding Chicks, Ruffled Blog and Tutto Bella}

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slug bug style

13 Jun

Our friend and talented photographer, Meredith Moran, worked her first styled shoot in May at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park. Her dad’s refurbished slug bug served as the inspiration behind the shoot. Of course, we love the red slug bug…and all the details to go along with. The pop of red. Vintage white dresser. Old school desk sprinkled with buttons. Antique china. Mason jar floral arrangements on antique books. And who doesn’t love a Radio flyer? For all you brides out there…you can rent those items and more for your wedding from Jessica at A Vintage Affair Rentals. If I could re-do anything from my wedding, I would rent Jessica’s entire warehouse.

Kudos to Meredith and Tiny Bubbles Event Design. We can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

For more lovely photos from the shoot, visit here.











VENDOR LOVE

Photography/Design:  Meredith Moran Photography
Planning/Coordination:  Tiny Bubbles Event Design
Vintage Furniture & Accessories:  A Vintage Affair Rentals
Paperware/Invitations: Fleur de Lis {a paperie}
Flowers:  The Ruffly Rose
Cake & Cupcakes: Goblin City Bakery
Dress: Kathy Ireland Weddings by 2 Be (get it at The Bridal Collection)\
Hair & Make up: Cory Bryant, Make Up By Cory
Flatware/Glassware/Chairs: All Well Rents
Lace Tablecloth: Linen Hero
Venue: The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park
Models:  Jim & Kelli Goodwin

{images via Meredith Moran Photography}

wedding program, a work of art

7 Jun

When my husband and I first got engaged, we knew exactly where we wanted to get married.
It was a no-brainer!

Holy Ghost Catholic Church sits in the middle of a giant skyscraper building in downtown Denver. Built with 300 tons of Colorado marble, the church is a blend of Italian and Spanish Renaissance art and beautifully stained glass windows that create a incredible ambience inside. Absolutely breathtaking.

In the wedding program design process at Fleur de Lis (a paperie), we thought it would be beautiful to somehow incorporate Holy Ghost in the program, other than just listing it with our names.
Thankfully, my wedding planner, Tutto Bella’s very own Jessica, found Stephanie’s  shop, Huber Art, via Etsy.

I think the only way to tell you how talented Stephanie’s is … is by showing you.

Here is an image I took of the church from another gorgeous wedding at the church:

Here’s Stephanie’s work of art:

Amazing, right?!
I’m telling you, if you have a unique church or venue for your wedding and would like a drawing of it, Stephanie is your girl!
And now it’s framed in my house for me to keep forever 🙂

So, we ordered paper at Fleur de Lis (a paperie) and our very own Jenna printed the image onto the cover.
The result: a classic, rustic and absolutely one-of-a-kind wedding program.

A big thanks to Stephanie, Jessica and Jenna for helping me create the perfect wedding program for my wedding!

{images via Huber Art and Jenna Walker Photographers}

they are adding to their nest baby shower

21 May

A beautiful, vintage iron birdcage from the Pasadena Rose Bowl was the inspiration behind this They Are Adding to Their Nest baby shower. Experts are telling me birdcages are the “it” thing right now in decor, so this birdcage, and all the details to go along with, really NESTled in with the trend beautifully. We adore the soft color palette, vintage china patterns, the beautiful invite, the bird bath centerpiece and as always…the chandelier.

Brooke of Brooke Merrill Photography captured the sweet details, and fills us in on the inspiration behind the photos.

Using square tables and chiavari chairs, Ellen and Brook {the mom-to-be’s inseparable best friends since elementary school} were able to maximize the space within the backyard and allow friends and family to sit with the guests of honor, Jodi and Travis.

According to Brook, “We also pulled in vintage china patterns, silver-plated flatware and a burlap table runner to complete the vintage, chic feel we were going for. The wow factor came from the regency-style, gold and crystal chandelier that we hung over center of the table so that it was the first thing guests saw when they walked outside.”

And, only as truly genuine friends would say, Brook commented, “When it was all over, Ellen and I both agreed that the best part of the evening was being there to witness our best friend with her best friend celebrating a new first adventure together…getting ready to welcome their baby.”

Well done ladies! Everyone deserves life-long friends like you.

VENDOR LOVE
Photography: Brooke Merrill Photography

{images via Brooke Merrill Photography}

all aboard

8 May

Sawyer is an adorable little boy who loves Thomas the Train. So, for his 2nd birthday, Sawyer’s talented and creative mom {Sara} threw a fantastic train-themed party.  It was darling. With the backdrop of an old train, the bright blue and red printables from Anders Ruff, and all the DIY-train details including ‘diesel fuel beverage,’ train boxes from Ikea, spray-painted frames from the Dollar Tree and a candy bar that treated guests to swedish fish, airheads, aqua swirl suckers and york peppermint Hershey drops, it was a 2nd birthday to remember. ZoomWorks captured all the choo choo fun.

VENDOR LOVE
Photography: ZoomWorks
Venue: Camp Toccoa in Georgia
Printables: Anders Ruff

{images via ZoomWorks}

hanky invite

7 May

Whether your having an antique or vintage-inspired wedding, looking for that added touch of southern charm or want the kind of detail people will always remember, a handkerchief invite by Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence is for you. We are in love with these lovely invites screen printed on a cotton handkerchief.

These handkerchiefs are so unique and so pretty – guests can keep them on display to remind them of your special day, and then bring them to your wedding to wipe their tears of joy.

You can opt for the floral design or the classic white. Both are stunning!

{images via Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence}

jacey + grant + lovespun films = gorgeous

2 May

You remember the beautiful couple, Jacey + Grant, we featured months ago? We loved that creative engagement photo shoot by Lauren Ross Photography.

Well, the small town Texas girl who pursued her dreams and passion for fashion in LA and the down-to-earth urban developer, got hitched…and their wedding was one for the books.

Everything – from the bride’s Vera Wang dress and Christian Louboutin shoes, to the vintage furniture, chandeliers, mismatched chairs and place settings, burlap, pink and soft garden blooms, framed prints, hand-sewn table numbers, vintage tea tins – and every last detail in between was absolutely breathtaking.

The wedding really captured the couple’s personality and roots beautifully. Seriously, its stunning!

Jessica at Lovespun, Handmade Wedding Films, captured it in a gorgeous wedding film you MUST watch. {Click the play button on the image below}.

I know you want to see more of that wedding, huh?

Take the time to look at images from Jacey and Grants wedding {which was featured on Style Me Pretty}. Your eyes will thank you it’s so pretty. You can find them here, at Jacey’s fabulous Damsel in Dior blog {found at Mrs. Damsel}, along with all the pretty details and full list of vendors.

VENDOR LOVE:
Planner: Beth Helmstetter Events
Photographer: Lauren Ross Photography
Venue: Smog Shoppe in Los Angeles
Wedding Cinematography: Lovespun Handmade Wedding Films