Tuesday, May 31, 2011

{engagement} kary + josh

Today I’m sharing this vintage inspired engagement session shot by Jessica Velarde.  They decided to shoot their session at Josh’s family home in Moss Landing, CA.  The breathtaking location allowed Jessica to capture the couple along with some amazing backdrops {hello strawberry fields} and props from their home that made the session very personal for them.  
Josh is in the process of restoring this old car...
{Photography} Jessica Velarde

{#50} tuesday shoesday

For anyone who's not crazy about super high heels, these linen mini wedges are perfect for you. 

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Monday, May 30, 2011

{fun in the sun}

{sarah evens photography via ruffled}
Happy Memorial Day friends.   Hope your day is filled with lots of fun in the sun. Today we are expecting the weather to be 90°+ so I'm planning heading down to the Jersey shore to cool off.  I'll be back tomorrow with some wedding pretties. 

I'm kicking off the unofficial start to summer with a sponsor sale. 
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Saturday, May 28, 2011

{weekly recap}

Have a wonderful three day weekend!  
in case you missed it....

{Monday}  Book Giveaway, Anita + Eric's engagement 
{Tuesday}  Three tone heels, In the studio with True Event 
{Wednesday}  #152 Dining on the docks 
{Thursday}  Postcards Pins, Kasey + John's month after shoot 
{Friday}  Vintage Books

Friday, May 27, 2011

{friday faves} vintage books

Happy Friday friends! 
Whoa! I can't believe that May is almost coming to an end. Seriously...how did that happen?  

Since I'm announcing the winner of this week's book giveaway it was only fitting that today post focused on what else...BOOKS! This has to be one of my favorite "faves" {umm you understand} of all time . Books are so my absolute favorite things in the world and can be used so many ways in weddings. I personally love them stacked up {with or without a centerpiece} to add height and dimension. The texture and washed out color of vintage books add a ton of charm to your table as well. 

and the winner of the {How I planned your wedding Giveaway} is....
Sue who said "My maid of honor gave the most embarrassing & uncomfortable speech ever!!!"
Please email me your information. 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

{couples} kasey + john

Can there be anything better than frolicing through gorgeous fields and having your husband sing while you dance. Nope... I don't think so! Especially when Dani from {Dani Stephenson Photography} is there to capture it all.  Here's what Dani had to say about the shoot... "Kasey and John were married in Omaha, NE. Their wedding was amazing but like most weddings, there was a time schedule we had to stick to. So when they returned to Wisconsin for a visit we got together for a "month after session". These sessions are so much fun as we pretty much jumped in a vehicle and drove around to find new spots like the car on the side of the road. Kasey and John were up for ANYTHING and almost jumped into a flooded cranberry bog but we decided the dress would drown her. "
I am a natural light photographer, I love the outdoors, I love fields, natural colors. So I knew when we planned the session where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do. I was so happy with the end result and Kasey and John are the perfect subjects, I love that they added Johns guitar, he's an amazing musician.
I personally like these month after sessions because I get a better reaction from the bride and groom, more real and authentic. Like most weddings, everyone gets all gussy-ed up and the month after sessions the hair is down and natural, no veil, no painful shoes, no guests to please, no tuxedos, it's more about them. Most brides do not have time for certain photos or want to get their dress dirty on the wedding day, I dislike the term "trash the dress" as I would never encourage actually trashing it, just doing things in it that maybe you would be afraid to on your wedding day. 

{postcards} vintage button pins

I recently spotted these one of a kind vintage postcard button pins on Etsy and I kinda love them.

Here's an easy idea: You can use these for your escort cards. Simply attach them to a small card stock and write the table number below on the card like seen here.  

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

{#152} dining on the docks

{destination} maryland
{colors} orange, pale blue, gray
{description} Eek! I just realized that my last destination board was back in March ::tisk tisk:: sorry friends I'll make it up to you in June. I'm happy to share today's board with you because it came from a P&P reader, Jennifer . She asked if I could put together a board for her summer wedding in her hometown of Ocean City, MD.  She's planning my favorite, a casual outdoor wedding filled with family and friends. She said that crab was a must on the menu, so it would only be appropriate to offer the guests old bay season in cute mini mason jars as wedding favors. She initially wasn't sold on the orange when I told her but after her last email I managed to convince her. 
{photos} white tablescape {martha stewart weddings} crabs {tartelette} jeweled sholder strap {martha stewart} shoes/dock {jose villa} couple {cooper carras via once wed} map wrapped favors {martha stewart weddings} ginger ale {design sponge} spice rub {martha stewart} poppy centerpiece {brides} 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

{in the studio with} true event

 Sarah True of True Event

Clinton, CT
How many years have you been in the wedding industry?  

How did you get started? 
Working with a wedding coordinator out of New Jersey and going to school at Parson's School of Design for floral design.
Where do you go for inspiration?
 I think inspiration is everywhere which is one of the most amazing things about being a designer you are always inspired by everything around you.  But I also love the usual blog suspects, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, and I adore Mrs. Lilien and Coco and Kelley.

What's your signature style? 
I would say if you had to coin my style it is definitely more modern but I love vintage pieces.  
What’s your favorite spot in your studio? 
My white CB2 desk

Do you have a current favorite color palette or wedding trend? 
Most that know me know that I LOVE yellow and can't seem to get away from loving it in weddings, paired with other sunset colors for a summer soiree, paired with turquoise and blues for a coastal inspired wedding or paired with black, white and grey for a modern chic affair, yellow is such a warm happy color.  I love that you can redefine a color palette with every client you work with.  
Where do you see your business in 5 years? 
Definitely part of business 101 where do you see yourself in 5 years that is a question that often seems to far away to imagine.  However, I see us maintaining our boutique style, charm and passion for what we do not limited by geography or region. It is a dream to be able to do what I love to do while touring this amazing country and other interesting places across the world.

Finish this sentence
 “I can’t live without…”  my family and friends, they complete me.  But I also can't live without running, it keeps me sane, healthy and smiling. 
{Photography}  Anna Sawin Photography

{#49} tuesday shoesday

I was browsing through {Zara} and came a across these three-tone stretch heels. 
::sigh:: I'm in love! 

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Monday, May 23, 2011

{engagement} anita + eric

I have to admit that I just love Anita + Eric’s engagement shoot from {Adrienne Gunde}.  It must be because I simply adore that pink ruffle dress, the vintage time-travel theme and the fact that they went HomeGoods crazy to find amazing props for the shoot.  

{giveaway} how i planned your wedding

Happy Monday!
I’ve mentioned from time to time that I’m a big book reader and I’m so excited to share with you today’s giveaway.  Even though I haven’t that the opportunity to plan my own wedding, but I did witness the experience between my mother and sister when they planned hers a few years ago and let's just say is was quite entertaining. 

The all-true stoy of a mother and daughter surviving the happiest day of their lives.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs—who literally wrote
the book on romance—the announcement of her only daughter, Elizabeth’s,
impending marriage was music from the spheres. Then the real “fun” began:
helping Elizabeth plan and pull of  the big day.
In the book, Susan {mother of the bride} and Elizabeth {bride to be} share their candid, heartwarming and sometimes stressful tale of planning a wedding.  The book is full of useful and thoughtful advice and ideas for any bride planning a wedding with her mother. 

Win a copy of the new book How I planned your wedding + $50 Sephora gift card

How to enter:  
~ Leave a comment with your most memorable, hilarious, emotional or craziest moment you experienced or witnessed while planning a wedding.   

For additional entries: leave a separate comment  for each additional entry {already follow or like, let us know} 

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~tweet this giveaway " I just entered to win the book "How I planned your wedding" + a $50 Sephora gift card on @postcrdsprettie http://ow.ly/50r5g"

giveaway ends May 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm est | winner will be chosen by random.org

giveaway is open to us readers only 

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