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Friday Favorites: 03.01.13

Friday, March 1st, 2013

So, what did you think of the Oscars?  I have a total girl crush on Jennifer Lawrence but I fall down a lot so that’s understandable, right?

Favorite Gown: Okay, so let’s be honest – the model is gorgeous but a little…flat, shall we say?  On the right bride, this would be a complete bombshell / va-va-va-voom dress!   This gorgeous silk trumpet style gown is from Jim Hjelm.  I love the added interest from the black belt – it would be gorgeous with other color belts too!


Favorite Bouquet: I love sweet peas – they are such a ruffly, pretty, frilly, and feminine flower that I don’t see used all that much in bouquets.  Might be why I love the overload of sweet peas in this very sweet purple bouquet!


Favorite Boutonniere: If your groomsmen aren’t wearing jackets (maybe they’re just wearing vests or shirts with suspenders), stick with bouts on the small side.  This little number fits the bill perfectly!  Ranunculus, mini spray roses and (what looks like) wax flower keep this bout petite.


Favorite Cake: I have to be honest – I don’t love the florals on the top but I DO love that the cake replicates design on the invitation.  I talk to my clients about the design thread we run through the event and this hits the nail on the head!


Favorite Decor:  Once again, I’m a little partial to this one as it was from one of my weddings.  Katie and Brad’s Renaissance Rooftop wedding ceremony had this gorgeous ribbon structure from Flowers on Orchard Lane as their backdrop.  I loved the way it moved in the breeze that day!


Favorite Extra:  Can you guess what this is a picture of?  These are grains of sand!  Magnified to 250 times what the naked eye can see.  I think these are absolutely stunning!


Favorite Article: Magazine-Worthy Wedding Flowers: The Pricing You Should Expect.  Please, please, please read this if you even have an inkling of wanting to submit your wedding photos to a magazine or big blog.  Bear in mind that there are blogs for every budget but the BIG ones, this is great advice.

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

Friday Favorites: 02.22.13

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Happy Friday to you all!  Busy week getting ready for a corporate event tonight, working on Cakes for a Cause and our upcoming weddings!  Yay for 2013!

Favorite Gown: If your shoulders are one of your favorite body part, you could draw a ton of attention to them in this one strap silk chiffon gown from J. Crew!  I love the skirt on this one too  – so pretty and drapy and flowy.  The price tag of $675 isn’t bad either!  (on a side note, does the model look like she has a bruise on her forehead?  Weird, J Crew.)


Favorite Bouquet:  How amazing is that HUGE blown open rose?  This bouquet of Honeysuckle, 3 different roses, Snowball Viburnum, and Tulip is so soft and pretty – I do love me some big blooms and lots of texture!


Favorite Boutonniere: I love this darling hyacinth wreath with (what I think is) a dusty miller leaf at the top.  So, so different – it might be a tough sell to the groom but I think it is gorgeous!



Favorite Cake: Who says every layer on your cake has to be the same height?  Not me!  I love the depth that different sized layers gives to a cake.  The cake itself becomes part of what makes the cake beautiful – not just the icing.  This one was from Kate Moss’ wedding – gorgeous right?


Favorite Decor: I think Chivari chairs are beautiful but there is nothing wrong with a little extra touch – especially for the bride and groom’s chairs.  This chair tie was done with 2 sashes – notice there is a difference in the front and back of the fabric of the sashes, if that bothers you pick a matte finish rather than a satin like here.


Favorite Extra: Confession: I am obsessed with sprinkles.  Call them funfetti, sprinkles, jimmies – whatever, I love them.  I just want to put them on ALL.THE.THINGS – including these scones!  These might be getting some time in my kitchen this weekend!


Have a fantastic day and an even better weekend!  Go have some sprinkles on something really bad for you.  Or on something good for you – the sprinkles will help make it feel like its bad for you.  I’ll be at the Creekside Event Center open house this Saturday – if you are attending, swing by and say hi!

Friday Favorites: 02.15.13

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Happy Friday to you!  Hope you had a fantastic week and have something fun planned for this weekend – maybe a late Valentine’s Day celebration?  I am apparently feeling colorful this week so without further ado, this week’s favorites:

Favorite Dress: This Tara Keeley ivory Alencon lace has a sweet chapel length train and a beautiful beaded ribbon belt. Perfectly elegant but yet it is still so danceable!


Favorite Bouquet: Dahlias, mini callas, roses.  I love the color mix – something wonderfully bright for this gloomy February Friday!


Favorite Boutonniere: Celosia, fiddlehead fern, billy ball, ranunculus, a cute little flag, and a bright pink ribbon wrap – so very fun!


Favorite Cake: I am a little in love with all things ombre…maybe a lot in love. I love this fun tangerine ombre cake. I could see this in pretty much any color – the clean lines keep it from feeling too busy or too informal.


Favorite Decor: Love these crepe paper chandeliers!  These would be so much fun in a tent for a mid-summer wedding.  You could also do these with ribbon although they would be much heavier and a lot more expensive to create.


Favorite Extra: Word.


Happy Friday and Happy Valentine’s Day to those of you celebrating a little late!

Friday Favorites: 02.08.13

Friday, February 8th, 2013

{One of my favorite non-wedding blogs has a series called Friday Favorites that I always enjoy reading.  I have found so many fun things through her blog and I love the idea so I am snagging it and mixing it up a little to be (mostly) wedding related.  Hope you’ll join me every Friday for my favorite gowns (bridal and bridesmaids), favorite bouquet, favorite boutonniere (can’t forget the guys!), favorite cake, favorite decor (could be anything pretty), and favorite extra (something wonderful!}

Favorite Gown: I love this gorgeous silk dupioni number from Lea-Ann Belter.  Her name is Emily which I thought it was fitting for my first Friday Favorite post!  I love the front but that back…oh, the back!  *sigh*

Lea-Ann Emily

Favorite Bouquet: I saw this stunner on Style Me Pretty over the summer and haven’t forgotten it!  I love the mixed textures and the rich colors and the non-traditional floral elements.  This would be just so lovely for a late fall, outdoor wedding in the woods!

SMP Bouquet1

Favorite Boutonniere: I am a little biased as this is from one of my weddings but I just loved the big succulent that Eva from EcoFlora used for Jason’s boutonniere – they were used throughout the wedding as well.  So pretty and we’re seeing them more and more – I love the organic feel they lend to the florals.


Favorite Cake: Can you believe those flowers are all sugar?  Pure art!


Favorite Decor:  Hydrangea blooms broken down into smaller pieces and put in tall vases with water.  Lovely (and not overly expensive) way to add color to an aisle!

Hydrangea Aisle Markers

Favorite Extra: In case you need a smile to start your weekend – how cute is this little guy?  We’ve all made that face when the stethoscope is cold!


Have a wonderful Friday and a fantastic weekend!  We’re off this weekend – season starts in a couple of weeks so we’re enjoying the down time with a little sledding!  Winter Storm Nemo seems to have skipped most of Ohio but to all my friends in the NE, stay safe and warm!