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Alt Summit 2013: Up and Coming Blogs

Alt Summit 2013: Up and Coming Blogs

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As promised last week, I’m kicking things off this morning by sharing a little recap of my panel discussion from Alt Summit last week. Nathan Williams of Kinfolk, Promise Tangeman, Vivian Mansour of ish & chi and I were charged with the exciting (but fairly well daunting) task of sharing our picks for some of the freshest blogs going. These blogs are essentially our picks for the blogs you want to add to your daily must-read list. There were no hard and fast rules for how we each selected the …

My Favorite Crafts of 2012

My Favorite Crafts of 2012

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Hi, everyone! I hope you’re all gearing up for a glittery and festive New Year’s Eve tonight! Or maybe you’re working on tackling New Year’s resolutions and organization projects? Whatever the case may be, I have an extra dose of inspiration for you today. Over at Babble, I’ve rounded up all of my favorite DIY and craft projects from 2012, with finds perfect for parties, gussying up your wardrobe and giving your home decor a little kick. Click through for …

The Best of 2012: Roberta + Diego

The Best of 2012: Roberta + Diego

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I can’t even begin to front with you – Roberta and Diego’s Italian Alps wedding was hands down my personal favorite wedding of 2012. Bonus points – you guys loved it, too!  The epitome of elegance, the classic white and green color palette was carried throughout with beautiful flowers and greenery that just scream romance. Held at the bride’s family home nestled in the Alps, this is basically the kind of wedding that makes girls like me slightly giddy. (Or …

The Best of 2012: Michela + Giuseppe

The Best of 2012: Michela + Giuseppe

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Can we take a moment to please talk about how amazingly beautiful Michela and Giuseppe’s Sicily wedding is? It’s honestly just about as lovely as it gets in my book. A stunning bride with a drop dead gorgeous dress, a breathtaking cathedral and all the charms of Italy. What more could you ask for? If that answer is prettiness for days and a few DIY touches, too, then this is the wedding for you. See all of the details here!

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The Best of 2012: Katie + John

The Best of 2012: Katie + John

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Another favorite this year, Katie and John’s New England farm wedding was beautiful from start to finish! The gorgeous venue, the stunning flowers and the pretty stationery were just the tip of the iceberg. The blended Irish and Jewish ceremonies and the handmade chuppah only served to make their wedding even more lovely and personal, so it’s easy to see why it was such a hit with all of you. See more of this wedding here!

{Photography: Summer Street Photography | Venue: Fruitlands Museum | …

The Best of 2012: Kelley + Brian

The Best of 2012: Kelley + Brian

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Yesterday was all about your favorite parties from 2012, and today it’s all about your favorite weddings! We’re kicking things off this morning with a little look back at Kelley and Brian’s gorgeous Texas farm wedding. The stunning color of palette of coral and orange was vibrant and perfectly set off by the setting at Royalty Pecan Farms. Add in a few of the rustic touches that make farm weddings so completely charming, and this wedding has it all. See …

The Best of 2012: A Beautiful Friendsgiving

The Best of 2012: A Beautiful Friendsgiving

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We’re taking one final look back at your favorite parties from 2012 with a glimpse at this beautiful Friendsgiving celebration that I’m pretty sure had all of us wanting to gather close with our best people this fall. Set in a rustic barn and featuring cozy details like oversized sweaters and mugs of steaming hot apple cider, it was the epitome of casual yet truly lovely entertaining. See even more photos and details here!

{Photos by Elisa B Photography.}

The Best of 2012: A Stargazing Party

The Best of 2012: A Stargazing Party

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Another beautiful ode to summer, this stargazing party was one of my personal favorites in 2012. And you loved it, too! The idea is simple – gather the kiddos and a telescope and set up for an evening of star watching. Don’t forget the appropriately themed snacks and bundles of blankets to cozy up by the fire, too! This would be such a blast for the whole family. See all the details here.

{Photography: Geneve Hoffman + Lumina Portrait | Stationery + paper …

The Best of 2012: An Eagle Scout Camping Party

The Best of 2012: An Eagle Scout Camping Party

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Stephen’s Eagle Scout camping party was a big favorite among readers in 2012! It’s pretty easy to see why. With touches of old school camp-themed nostalgia, a root beer float bar and a make-your-own-smores station, it was basically summer fun at it’s finest. While the snow may be blowing today and the weather rather frightful, I’m reliving summer vicariously through this party today! See more photos and get the details here.

{Photos by Elisa B Photography.}

The Best of 2012: A Cupcake Birthday Party

The Best of 2012: A Cupcake Birthday Party

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This next party was another hit in 2012! This cupcake themed birthday party was held in honor of Amory, the daughter of my lovely friend Juli of The Garter Girl and United With Love, and it was loaded with the sweetest details any kid would love. Hello! Who doesn’t want to spend the afternoon decorating (and devouring) their own cupcakes? My personal favorite part? The garland made from colorful cupcake liners, of course! For all of the details and photos, pop over …

The Best of 2012: New Years Eve Gold Rush Party

The Best of 2012: New Years Eve Gold Rush Party

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Good morning, friends! We’re continuing our look back on 2012 with what was, hands down, one of the most popular real parties of the year. This New Year’s Eve Gold Rush party was a massive hit with the abundance of glitter and shimmering confetti. It’d also make the perfect last minute inspiration for your upcoming New Year’s Eve bash! See all of the photos and get all of the details here.

{Event design + styling: Bird Dog Wedding and The Creative Parasol | …

The Best of 2012: Most Popular Posts

The Best of 2012: Most Popular Posts

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Hi, everyone! I hope you all had a beautiful long weekend and got to soak up lots of time with your family and friends. This week I am still planning on taking some extra time to slow down so we can kick 2013 off with a bang. That said, this week I’ll be popping in here and there with a few last minute New Year’s Eve ideas and a few reflections on the year that was 2012. To kick things …