Best Day Ever: Glamorous Black + Floral Bridal Shower

‘Tis the season for bridal showers aplenty, which probably in part explains why I was so excited to hear from Melissa at Cacao Sweets and Treats in Chicago, sharing this gorgeous glam black floral inspired wedding shoot. Designed around the ever popular dessert and cake buffet, Melissa played off of a few of my favorite design elements when creating this beautiful spread – gold, black, floral, stripes and loads of glamorous little details. So lovely, don’t you think? Add in heaps of bite-sized sweet treats, a bit of bubbly, perfectly coordinated stationery and stunning flowers and you’ve got a hit with me. So whether you’re planning a bridal shower for your best lady or daydreaming about your upcoming wedding, this one is for you!

Glam Black Floral Bridal Shower

Modern Black and Floral Wedding Invitations pink-and-red-rose-centerpiece

Glam Black Floral Wedding Inspiration

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Glam Black Floral Wedding Inspiration

Black Pom Pom Drink Stirrers Glam Black Floral Wedding Inspiration

Black Pom Pom Drink Stirrers

Gold Glitter Bow Straws Glam Black and Gold Wedding

Glam Black and Gold Wedding

Jam Wedding Favors Glam Black Floral Wedding

Glam Black Floral Wedding


[Photography by Melissa Becker.]

Vendors -
Cake, sweets + venue: Cacao Sweets and Treats | Styling + photography by Melissa Becker | Paper goods, backdrop + stationery by  Paper Route Collective | Florals by Twigs


Color Palette: Granita + Emerald

Hooray! Today is a Monday worth celebrating because for the first time since winter set in back in November, today the sun is out and it’s finally starting to feel like spring! In fact most of the entire week is supposed to be feeling rather spring-like and for that I’m ready to celebrate. This color palette? It’s sunshine and flowers at it’s finest pairing rich rose reds and pinks with emerald green. I love this color palette for a spring wedding or a gorgeous girly bedroom. So so pretty. Here’s wishing you a beautiful week wherever you are!

Color Palette: Granita and Emerald

[Photos, from top: Corbin Gurkin from Style Me Pretty | Rifle Paper Co. | Liz & Jewels for decor8.]


Three DIY Copper Things + Friday Link Love

Hey guys! I’m cutting out a bit early today as I have a lunch meeting and then we’re prepping for a weekend full of kiddos. B’s niece and nephews are staying with us this weekend and I’m helping host a bridal shower tomorrow for one of my best ladies so it’s going to be a whirlwind for sure.  A fun whirlwind, but definitely a whirlwind. Before I make a break for it though, I wanted to share three gorgeous copper DIY projects that I’ve spied recently. Have you noticed copper details popping up everywhere? I love the look of copper and it’s obvious I’m not alone. Here are three fun DIY ideas so you can add a splash of copper to your home without a huge budget! (Oh and don’t forget to scroll down for this week’s dose of Friday Link Love!)

Three Copper DIY Ideas | The Sweetest Occasion

[Hanging copper planters | Copper paper towel holder | Copper pipe hooks.]


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Inspired By: A Giant Bouquet

Have you guys seen this gorgeous giant bouquet? I’ve found myself staring at it off and one now for a couple of weeks because it’s just that lovely. And besides, it has me feeling all kinds of excited about spring!  (Because, you know, it’s finally creeping into the 40s this week so I have hopes that spring may actually show up sometime between now and summer.) Drawing inspiration from Brittni’s fabulous floral creation and the outfit Kelly (her model for this shoot) is wearing, let’s talk a little flower power. The cutest cut-off denim shorts, a pretty mint tee, adorable little flats and a whole bunch of spray roses and anemones. Come on, spring. You can do it! Get here already. Please. (Oh and many thanks to Brittni and Kelly for the inspiration today!)

Inspired By: A Giant Bouquet

Inspired By: A Giant Bouquet


Photo by Mary Costa Photography

[Shop | 1: Mint tee shirt | 2: Nail polish | 3: Travel mug | 4: Market tote | 5: Spray roses | 6: Flats | 7: Belt | 8: Denim shorts.]


10 Pretty Tabletop Ideas for Your Easter Dinner

10 Pretty Tabletop Ideas for Your Easter Dinner

In my world, Easter is always the ultimate sign that spring has sprung! I suppose it being late this year is kind of appropriate seeing as though spring is just now starting to show it’s face around these parts. As a kid I loved getting dolled up in frilly Easter dresses and frolicking around hunting for eggs. But Easter dinner? That’s always the pièce de résistance of any Easter celebration for me. It’s possible that’s because I’m a sucker for a spring tabletop, but that’s neither here nor there. To get you inspired, today I’m sharing 10 of the prettiest ideas for dressing up the dinner table on Easter. Hosting Easter brunch instead? I’ve got you covered, too!

From cute bunnies to centerpieces, candle holders and the perfect marbled eggs, click through for 10 lovely Easter ideas sure to wow your guests on Easter Sunday!