lately we love : lilac + lavender

The beauty of being a creative is that we get to be + are expected to be opinionated. Here’s my opinion: marsala? Eww! (So eloquent). You won’t find us using burgundy, wine, maroon, or *veal* marsala at any wedding we’re designing. That being said, I’m really softening on lavender, the kissing cousin to Pantone color of 2014, “Radiant Orchid” (ouch). Weave in lilacs- both the real deal bloom + the warmer tone of lilac in contrast to lavender’s cool hue, you have something totally Southern and fabulous. This little inspiration board has us almost rethinking the dusty pinks of the past few years!

lilac + lavender inspiration board


vintage bottles. tablescape. ribbon. hors d’oeuvres. bouquet. cocktail. save-the-date. lilacs. lavender ice cream. studs.

penned to perfection

Our favorite stationers struggle just as much as we do to keep a current calligrapher “rolodex”, especially with the explosion of graphic artists trying their hand at custom lettering. As much as I love National Gallery of Art level training in the vein of Rose Folsom, a fresh departure like this is always welcome. We’ll keep you in the loop on phenomenal gals in coming weeks- but I wanted to share some snaps on Written Word stat. We loooove what they’re doing!

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al fresco arbors

We so often find ourselves in the middle of a gorgeous field, on the banks of some lazy river, under a canopy of oaks, or on a spotless bentgrass lawn with nothing but imagination to fuel a magical altar design. The blank slate is a favorite- where the structure + its architecture are completely up to yours truly. It’s definitely a challenge to create arbors and altars that don’t seem contrived or downright out of place, and abundant blooms are the key. Here we’ve shared just a few drop dead stunning ways to frame that sweet first kiss.

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{Love, the Nelsons + Hey Gorgeous/Rachel Clingen}floral wedding arbors arches 2{Once Wed/Loft Photographie}floral wedding arbors arches 3{Christian Oth/Jen Huang}floral wedding arbors arches 4{John Dolan + Lewis Miller/The Nichols}floral wedding arbors arches 5{José Villa/Ariella Chezar}floral wedding arbors arches 6{no source/intimate weddings}floral wedding arbors arches 7{Carlie Statsky + Christine Cater/Braedon Flynn}


Charleston Weddings Spring 2015 – featured!

What a thrill to revisit the graphic, punchy, happy wedding we designed for Kathryn + Micah. Shot by Gayle Brooker at Fenwick Hall, this wedding was a blast to plan for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which is the side perk of quality time with Kathryn’s loving, kind, + funny North Carolina family. Blossoms nailed the production of our concepts, from the chalkboard globes to the cabana stripe cake tent to the custom dance floor! Jim Smeal’s cake was a delight as always, our Cheree Berry Paper suite is still a studio fave, and the nibbles from Cru were out of this world. Click here for more after checking out the below . . .

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