Friday, December 31, 2010

{friday faves} champagne

happy new year's eve friends!!!
  whether you like it dry, with fruit or incorporated in your desserts, champagne is a must for your new year's celebration {and for any celebration for that matter}. who doesn't love the crisp taste and the burst of bubbles? you can even keep it old school with a champagne tower!
1. champagne with sprig of lavender {real simple} 2. sofia champagne {style me pretty}
3. pink champagne {style me pretty} 4. champagne twist {martha stewart weddings}
5. champagne with raspberries {hostess blog} 6. mandarin cocktail {martha stewart}
7. truffles  {martha stewart weddings} cake with sabayon {martha stewart weddings} 
9. champagne granita {chalet} |  champagne tower 10. {agent bauer} 11. {brides} 12. {design sponge}

i want to make a toast...wishing you a new year full of health and happiness, love, laughter, peace and prosperity. 


Thursday, December 30, 2010

{top 10 of 2010} real weddings

a big thank you goes out to all the photographers who submitted & allowed me to share their work on postcards & pretties.  
1. jaqueline + danny {stacy reeves photography} 2. jenine + nick {we love pictures}
3.  kate + pete {the raser photography} 4. karen + clint {jen rodriguez photography}
5. victoria + eimantas {fotopastale} 6. tahni + joseph {clayton austin  photography}
7. liz + dan {you can't be serious} 8. bethany + tyler {evoke images}
9. jocelyn + curtis {brook courtney photography} 10. lizzie + kenny {asian bees photography}

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

{top 10 of 2010} engagement

a big virtual hug going out to all the photographers who submitted & allowed me to share their wonderful work. thank you!
1. laura + mitch {emily steffen photography} 2. ana + pedro {brancoprata}
3. kellie + aaron {laura vogt photography} 4. meleeneh + argam {erin hearts court}
5. britni + chase {jeff wallace photography} 6. gretchen + darby {ben blood photography}
7. bethany + russell {james moes} 8. jennifer + billy {jodi miller photography}
9. aly + kevin {dreambox photography} 10. lauren + brandon {deux boheme photography}

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

{#126} gold & champagne

{season} winter
{colors} gold, black & champagne
{description} i couldn't end the year without one more inspiration board. this new years wedding is a bit more glamorous but still has the simple sophistication that i love. gold is used frequently throughout the wedding in the candle sticks, silverware, bouquet and noisemakers. there is no need for signature drinks, champagne is all you need. 
{photos} one shoulder dress {dress design decor} champagne {apartment therapy} dessert buffet {martha stewart weddings} table scape {she wanders} side table and chair {unknown} gold bouquet {martha stewart weddings}

{#28} tuesday shoesday

i couldn't end the year without a black tuesday shoesday pick. 

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Monday, December 27, 2010

{engagement} cinelle + stephen

hi friends! i hope everyone had a great holiday weekend with your loved ones. 
meet cinelle... she's from new york and stephen is from georgia and along with their photographer {jennifer sosa} decided on a country meets city theme for this engagement shoot. 
to see more of this engagement shoot visit jennifer's blog {here}

Sunday, December 26, 2010

{sunday} snow

i hope you had a great holiday weekend! i did but 12-18 inches of snow is expected today and i'm not sure if i'm ready for it. 

happy sunday friends

Friday, December 24, 2010


hi friends!
since i'm running around, trying to get my last batch of cookies made, i won't have a friday post for you but just in case you missed or want to reconnect past friday faves you can do that {here}

wishing you a safe and wonderful christmas.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

{trends} kraft paper

i'm kinda disappointed with myself for not checking out {pinterest} for gift packaging ideas earlier. but, i noticed a common trend - kraft paper! not only is it really cool and a huge roll can be used for many occasions but it's also eco-friendly and you can dress it up any way you want... with yarn, buttons and ribbon.  if you want to skimp on the tag completely, just stamp the name of the recipient on the front. 
don't you love that?

and if you really want to have a eco-friendly holiday..visit your local trader joe's where their holiday shopping bags can be reused as gift wrap and tags.  love!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

photo memories

 family is very important to me and one of my favorite things to do during christmas is look through old family photographs. the pictures are always the highlight of the night. we laugh at our embarrassing school pictures, dad's wardrobe in the 70s and reminisce on the good ol' days. well, for this year i'm going to do something a little different. i'm going to select a few new and old photos and display them in glass jars and scatter them on my table as a centerpiece.
i also love these ideas from {sweet paul}. family photo wrapping paper, gift tags and personalized cupcakes are also great ideas for decorating during the holidays. 

 what is your favorite thing to do during your holiday dinner?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

{table} a very simple christmas

i know there are a few procrastinators out there that haven't even thought about decorating but have no fear i found this lovely holiday table on {hooray designs & lifestyle}. by incorporate your white table linens, napkins and candles from your everyday living and adding a few festive touches like simple ornaments, greenery and berries creates this gorgeous table.
wrapped caramels in mini white planter pots makes for adorable guest favors...
a $9 bouquet of hypericum berries went a long way in this tablescape and added just the right amount of color.
{photos by andrea dozier}

{#27} tuesday shoesday

  how luxe are these olive heels? i ♥ the ornamental detail on them.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

{shoot} winter brides

did you ever look back at your wedding pictures and wanted a redo? well i recently received this session from krystal over at {krystal muellenberg photography} of two sisters jessica {married for five years} and angie {married for two years} that did just that. here’s what jessica had to say about why she wanted a redo  " for fun, and because i hate the way i looked in my wedding pics...i felt like i was too "done up", and i didn't look like myself....i feel like these are much more "me" ...and i wanted to get cool pics at my wedding and { 1.} we didn’t have much time and { 2.} we couldn't afford a professional photographer. so when krystal said she would do these..... we jumped on the chance!"
jessica wearing maggie sottero brought along some props for the photo shoot...

angie who wore mori lee had a swinging good time in the barn...
to see more of this session visit krystal's blog {here}

if you were unhappy with your wedding photos ...would you consider a redo?

{giveaway} winner

{giveaway winner}
thank you all for entering and the winner is....
kim who said "he needs the tie because he has like... one. Tie. Literally. One tie." 
well now he has two! congrats!!
please email me your information! 

Sunday, December 19, 2010


i'll be attempting to make my presents look as pretty as these. 
have a wonderful day friends!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

{friday faves} mercury glass

happy friday!! 
i'm completely smitten with mercury glass especially during the holiday season {if you didn't notice i included them in a couple of inspiration boards here, here, over there, this one, that one and oh one more}.  mercury glass is great way to add some sparkle to your decor and has a vintage and distressed feel to it too! you typically see mercury glass in a silvery tone but there are colored mercury glass - pink, gold, green and blue.

1. mercury glass vases {eva lindh} |  2. mercury glass ornaments {country living}
3. mercury glass candlesticks {french larkspur} |  4. mercury glass pots {finders keepers market inc}
5. antique mercury glass hurricane lamps {pottery barn} |  6. mercury glass knobs {anthropologie}
7. pink & gold mercury glass votives {martha stewart weddings} 
8. blue mercury glass votives {life in the fun lane} |  9. green mercury glass tablescape {elizabeth anne design}

are you a fan of mercury glass too? which one do you prefer the traditional or colored ones?

don't forget to enter my necktie  giveaway {here}

Thursday, December 16, 2010

{engagement} laura + mitch

laura + mitch’s snowy engagement shoot was captured by emily at {emily steffen photography}.  with the couple’s love for winter and snowboarding, they headed out to afton alps for their engagement shoot where they hit the slopes, giggled and kiss throughout the session.  the couple plans to marry next june.
i love this shot...
congrats laura + mitch!!

to see more of this wintry engagement shoot visit emily's blog {here}
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