Tuesday, November 17, 2009

aHHH inspiration....we all NEED it

here is where i drew INSPIRATION from for the bridal shower
just a few photos of gorgeous weddings, creative parties, a beautiful bride & stunning bridesmaids dresses

don't you LOVE finding inspiration???

it's really all around us

the banner, the cart, the cake
one word
melissa wants to incorporate lace into her wedding
i think this bride wears lace so BEAUTIFULLY
i mean, really this is vintage at it's FINEST
(stay tuned to see where we used lace at the bridal shower)

this setting along with the first 2 photos are all apart of a faux wedding
they set it up specifically for a photo-shoot for photographers to get special training and practice
.......well, i am so glad they did
i am pretty much in love with the setting

& if you love anthropologie
like I DO
those monogrammed mugs should be very familiar to you
i know you love them TOO

the hanging lanterns are from this cute little birthday party
let's just say i am MORE than inspired by that mom's parties

the glasses with personalized tags are from
we made those for our bridal shower too

yellow and blue pair so well together
as so perfectly shown by the above wedding party

more from MELISSA'S bridal shower to come.....
i p-r-o-m-i-s-e

(photo credits- 1st 3 photos: brandon kidd photography, jessica claire photography & laurel layne. the last collage images are from real simple, full house blog and i am unsure where the bridesmaids photo is from?)

Monday, November 16, 2009

SNEAK PEEK: bridal shower

We hosted a bridal shower along with a few other lovely bridesmaids
for this adorable bride-to-be!!

I was the bridal shower "decorator"
I went with the colors dark blue and canary yellow inspired by the shower invitation.
I added pops of chocolate brown and robin's egg blue (some of the bride-to-be's favorite colors)
It was fun to have a special chair just for Melissa
I think hanging lanterns add such a great party effect
I added special touches that represent the new life the bride & groom will share
like the bride's soon-to-be new last name
Mrs. James

More to come on this bridal shower
I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek!!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

No Goblins Here Just Some Sweet Faces

We had a a great time together on Halloween! We went over to Joey and Katie's for dinner. Katie made us some very yummy tortilla soup and then we were off to trick or treat with the kids. The neighborhood park had a bounce house and maze for the kids and some hot chocolate to keep us warm.

Papa and Annie hanging out pre-costume
She was a cute little purple flower
and Judah was a cubs baseball player
He is so good at baseball you would be amazed
I love how Judah is laughing in this one
He even played in a ball game and annie was his cheerleader
She loves to clap for her big brother
We had a night to remember that's for sure
How cute is my friend Linda as Dorothy? Her shoes even sparkle! I am pretty sure her Mom made this costume for her when she was younger. Although she's still young!
I think the Wizard of Oz makes for some of the best costumes. My friend Kim's children just look so adorable as Dorothy and the Scarecrow. I love it!

Here are just a few pictures of my niece and nephew during the beginning of this pretty fall season.
One of my favorite things about the fall season is sweaters. They're so comfy and warm. Annie looks just so cozy in hers!

This is Judah with his friend Jack. Jack lives in Colorado but we wished he lived here because he is just so sweet. He has the coolest blond curls to go along with his cute little face and chubby cheeks!