Tuesday, January 31, 2012

{pretty details} sugared fruit

  

 
sugared seckel pears {martha stewart weddings}  sugared lemons {martha stewart weddings}


  
chocolate chestnut wedding cake {martha stewart weddings}


I can't believe I totally forgot about this post. My intention was to post it back in December but it ended up getting lost in one of my computer files until now.   I love this simple method from prettying up fruit for you wedding cake or centerpieces. With some beaten egg whites and sugar can transform the look of these sweet fruits.  


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Monday, January 30, 2012

{engagement} kara + rick

There is nothing I love more than couples who celebrate their love.  Today’s engagement session was just Kara + Rick, beautiful scenery and their first piece of furniture they purchased together.  These stunning photos were taken by David Lapham Photography. Here’s Kara with her story on their engagement “Our engagement has been such an amazing time and we really wanted pictures to capture this. So we contacted Dave Lapham who was going to be in town a few months later and we ended up taking these pictures in the town where the church was that we met at and close to the house he proposed in. I did not know how beautiful this town was until we reached this spot up on a hill. We were rushing to get it done before the sun went down but we certainly got the shots that Rick and I was hoping for. I begged Rick to bring the chair even though it was above 90 degree weather. This is our first piece of furniture that we purchased to begin our life together. The pictures turned out incredible and Dave did an amazing job. We are both so grateful that we are able to capture the most beautiful moment in our lives thus far.  Our wedding will be May 20, 2012 in Lakeland, FL.

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

{weekly recap}


in case you missed it...



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Friday, January 27, 2012

{happy friday}

Boy, am I'm excited to see this week come to an end. I'm still not feeling 100% from last week so I'm planning on sleeping in, vegging out in front of the TV and eating cake! Happy Weekend! 


{p.s.} Don't forget to enter the big Photography Giveaway



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Thursday, January 26, 2012

{engagement} madeline + brian

 Madeline & Brian's love affair with water runs deep, so it was a no-brainer to do their engagement session at the beautiful St Croix river near Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Brian is a professional fisherman, and although Madeline isn't naturally the outdoorsy type, over their nearly decade long courtship, Brian has taught her to love to great outdoors.  The couple got engaged at the beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota, which is a 1+ million acre nature reserve, free of any motorized vehicles or boats.  They spent a romantic few days canoeing and camping, surrounding by nothing but nature, before Brian popped the question.  They couldn't even call anyone to tell them the news, being as there is no cell reception in this rural area!  Because they got engaged on their canoe, it only made sense to incorporate it into their engagement session.
{Cupcakes} Cocoa and Fig
{Shoes} Fendi pumps

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

{real wedding} amy + kyle

It's weddings like this one that has me craving from the upcoming warmer months. Amy + Kyle wedding was held in Melbourne Beach, Florida where Kyle is a pro surfer. The quaint ceremony in Melbourne Beach Community Chapel and the reception decor was Asian inspired. Amy crafted all of the adorable DIY details that made their day unique.
What was your favorite part of the day?
The best part of the day was definitely our reception. It was great to see all of our friends and family having a good time together. It made all the hard work worthwhile.

Any advice you would share with other brides?
Staring working on all the wedding logistics as soon as possible if you don’t hire a wedding planner. I never thought about the small details, like who will take home the stuff from the church after the ceremony, and who will bring the wedding signs, etc for pictures.

What inspired during your wedding planning?

I ended up changing my theme/inspirations several times. It wasn’t until the wedding venue was picked that I settled on the theme. I really trusted my florist, Thallo.   They were wonderful, and really helped to pull together the details. My style is more traditional, while my husband has more modern tastes. The church was very traditional and the reception venue was very modern, the florist did an excellent job, pulling the two together.

{Photography} Vitalic Photo  

{Flowers} Thallo


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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

{pretty palette} raspberry + chocolate

Such a pretty color palette to slowly allow us to transition from winter to spring. 

{colors} raspberry, carnation, scabiosa, chocolate
{photos} hot chocolate and boutonniere {martha stewart weddings}  socks {alexandra grablewski}  table setting {mark davidson via the sweetest occasion}

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{sponsor pretties} january

Here is a little  shout out to some of my amazing sponsors who come from all corners of the world and help support Postcards & Pretties.    If you’re interested in becoming a Postcards & Pretties sponsor, email me for more information. 
{Branco Prata} is run by two talents, Sofia and Andre. They work side by side in bringing you the best in design, stationery, flowers, photography.

{Belletristics} is a design studio specializing in printable wedding stationery for the do-it-yourself bride.  You can choose their custom design services, ready made designs or mix and match different fonts and graphics to create your very own unique stationery.  


{Ruby & Willow Design & Press}  is an intimate design boutique run by Kate Holland, a paper obsessed gal who loves creating beautiful stationery for couples around the world.  




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Monday, January 23, 2012

{couples} danielle + jesse

What happens when you there isn't enough time on your wedding day to take as many intimate photos of you and your spouse? You have a mini shoot, of course!  From the bride, Danielle... "While we got some gorgeous photos on our wedding day, we wanted to see if we could get even more creative shots without having to worry about ruining our wedding day attire or taking too much time away from our guests. Another reason is because you spend all that money on a dress or suit and you only get to wear it once? Where's the fun in that?! We also wanted to use the photos for personalized thank you cards for our guests. This was our third photo session together with Amanda, so the feel was a little more relaxed than the other two and I think our comfort with each other in front of the camera really shows in this shoot. It was a rainy/foggy New England day and we absolutely loved the photos in the fields of green grass."
{Photography} Boro Photos 


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