Earlier this season I was approached by Devin Brown, owner of Fleur + Stitch, to participate in a styled shoot being held at The Commons in Topsfield, Massachusetts. When Devin described the color palette and design concept to me, I thought participating in this shoot was a no-brainer! Brides this season are very attracted to marble tones, rich burgundy colors, and gorgeous venues. But who isn't really?!
When designing the invitation suite for this shoot, I wanted to incorporate a backdrop layer of marble onto a luxurious 240# cover stock (the weight and thickness of a coaster) and hand paint the edges in a copper finish. I finished the look with stunning hand-dyed silk ribbon from FrouFrou Chic and a beautiful cipria color inner envelope, complete with a coordinating copper envelope liner, and lush burgundy RSVP envelope. With whimsical fonts, this invitation suite has elegance and sophistication written all over it!
The day was filled with absolutely impressive floral arrangements, and a hand cut/assembled paper floral arch way. The bride modeled the most perfect gown with lace back, and finishing touches were not left undone. All was captured by the incredibly talented, Catherine Threlkeld Photography.
The shoot came together perfectly with a very talented team of vendors, and the end results of this gorgeous shoot landed itself a feature on the blog, Borrow and Blue. Very honored to be a part of this gorgeous production!
View full feature on Borrowed and Blue:
Team Credits: (Instagram handles)
Styling & Flowers: @fleurandsitch
Bridal showers- surprise or no surprise, choosing the perfect outfit, will someone have the outfit in advance, and bring it, if the shower is a surprise? Ugh, seems like a lot of high expectations, maybe even too many. And. why? Why does a bridal shower have to be so stressful, and so "stuffy"? It's called a SHOWER for crying out loud. As far as I know, when I take an actual shower it's relaxing (as long as my kids are already asleep, but that's a whole other story), a time to think/reflect, (maybe sing a little), and ultimately I finish my shower feeling motivated to tackle (at least one) of the many things I thought about during my shower.
So how is this not translatable to a wedding shower? One would think it should be a relaxing event, a time to let loose a little (maybe by enjoying a mimosa or glass of champs), and amp you up to celebrate your big day!
When planning a shower, consider some relaxing, more personal components.
First of all, what's more relaxing than a nice glass of champagne or mimosa?! And not for nothing, a little champagne can easily "take the edge off" if you're feeling a little nervous about the shower (why though, really? Just enjoy it!) Check out these Mimosa and Bellini recipes for some fun ways to spice up the traditional OJ and champs combo!
And then there's the venue. Don't shy away from a place that feels comfortable. If you're hosting a smaller, more intimate group, investigate restaurant options that offer private rooms, to provide you with that more cozy, relaxing vibe. And if the opportunity is there, opt for a family member or close friend's home.
Finally, now for what REALLY matters. The invitations. Ha! No but really, this is a perfect place to have fun! Wedding invitations set the tone for the event, and may hold a little more of a formal feel, but the shower invitations can be fun, bright, and why not even a little sparkly!?
Back in the Fall, I had the honor of collaborating with some of my favorite wedding industry "friends" on a Boho "Romo" (romantic) Barn Wedding styled shoot. Knowing the team that would be involved, it was a no-brainer, that I wanted to be a part of this!
The day of the shoot, was cold and raining, but no one would ever know the behind the scenes conditions, because the final "product" was bright, light, and stunning! From the impressive barn, to the stunning florals, and gorgeous calligraphed signage and stationery, our team produced a "Boho-Romo" wedding for the books (or the blogs!)
AND just last week, our beautiful shoot was picked up and shared by the incredibly amazing blog, "The Perfect Palette"! Such an exciting feature, and we were thrilled and honored to have them love our shoot as much as we did!
Check out the full blog with TONS of gorgeous photos from our "Boho-Romo Barn Wedding" on the
The Perfect Palette