Martha Stewart Real Weddings 2014 — featured!!

Just the pick-me-up we needed from a rainy April day in the craze of Spring high season- the latest Martha! It was refreshing to look back on our work in Highlands, NC at the esteemed Old Edwards Inn, where we have put on many a grand affair; this one was no exception. Sarah + Dave were and are one of the most gracious couples with whom we’ve worked- they raised the bar, and we’re so happy to see their beautiful spread! Shot expertly by our great friend Tec Petaja, “floralized” by our endlessly talented boys at Blossoms, and outfitted by my old buds at DC Rental, the wedding was one of those perfectly crisp Fall weekends we could relive time and again.

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the search is over

“You were with me all the whiiiiile”- sorry, eighties ballad mood in el studio today. No for real though- the hunt for the perfect Spring rehearsal dinner or wedding guest dress can officially end with this little confection from Honor. I simply cannot abide the black flats paired with it, but slip on a pair of nude patent Choos and you’re set to fête.

Honor NYC jewel neck floral organza dress


it’s friday + i’m in love

I can still remember those teenaged Friday nights in Memphis, 8 girls in one car, all the windows down, blaring that angsty song as we made a beeline for Beale Street. Fast forward to marriage, babies, careers, and so so much responsibility- and still somehow it’s Friday, it’s Valentine’s, and I’m in love (with this neon sign, too!) Have a great weekend, y’all.

i love you in neon


hot or not : place card holders

pretty place card holders

There’s nothing I love more than tracking down clever + updated ways of displaying escort cards, place cards, and table numbers at our weddings. All four of these bad boys cut the mustard with regards to high style.

Clockwise from top left: white ceramic flower place card holders/white ceramic envelope place card holders/intaglio place card holders/vintage brass swan place card holders

what's not hot in place card holders

Clockwise from top left: Someone got a leetle crazy with a glue gun + copious glitter. Next up, enough with the corks but lace-wrapped corks? Streeeetching it. Next we have the silk flower festooned on crocheted lace hog-tied around a teensy wood stump; I just dry heaved in my vintage tea cup from a flea market in Rustic City. Lastly, the timeless Moulin Rouge combo of black and red, somehow crafted to stand alone in proud rigid ribbon glory. Next time, a simple tent card will suffice, my friends.