Sweet + Simple Easter Brunch

Can you believe it’s Easter weekend already? We’re traveling home for dinner with family and I’m looking forward to Easter with my nephew who is finally old enough to “get” what the Easter bunny is all about. I love this sweet little Easter spread shared by Irene (owner of Valdirose, an Italian bed and breakfast) Valentina of Cut and Paste and Michela of basta un poco di zucchera. All the way from Italy, the simple details of this pretty shoot just make me smile. Yummy treats tucked in glass jars, sprigs of colorful spring flowers, darling Easter eggs and little pink teacups. Just simple and easy and so sweet.

As a special treat, you can visit Cut and Paste for super cute Easter printables, too! Thank you so much for sharing, ladies! xoxo

{Photos by Valdirose.}


Party Palette: Strawberry Cake

I’m still on a pink kick, it seems, and this pretty pink rainbow cake was the perfect inspiration for a sweets-inspired color palette. I just can’t get enough of simple cakes with dollops of homemade frosting and pretty cake bunting. A couple of bamboo skewers and little slips of ribbon are all it takes to create instant wow factor.

{top. Call Me Cupcake. bottom. forty-sixth at grace.}


Vibrant + Chic Seasonal Wedding Inspiration

Today’s Inspired Creations Contest shoot is all about bold, vibrant color, glitter and ribbon. The team – Kara Schultz, Tiffany Burdick of The Petal Boutique, Megan Lim Jewelry and Carousel Linens – worked with a rich color palette and gorgeous hydrangea, calla lilies, anenomes, orange mokara, purple dendrobium orchids, roses and mini cymbidium orchids to create a look that can be adjusted from season to season. With an ample dash of glitter and pretty iridescent linens, the look is chic and undeniably festive.

We’re closing in on the last handful of entries so remember to leave love on your favorite submission! Many thanks to this talented team for participating in the Inspired Creations Contest!

Vendors –
Photography: Kara Schultz / Floral design: Tiffany Burdick of The Petal Boutique / Hair accessories – Megan Lim Jewelry / Linens – Carousel Linens / Venue – Shores of Turtle Creek

{Photos by Kara Schultz.}


A Book Themed Baby Shower

I’m a book junkie. I think you know this by now, right? From our bookmark save the dates at our wedding to the pretty letterpress bookmarks we gave away as favors and the paper flowers made from pages of old novels that topped our cake, I just love literary-themed details. This gorgeous baby shower from the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living features gorgeous printable baby shower invitations and bookplates from Rifle Paper Co. and loads of pretty book-inspired details. The subtle fairytale and nursery rhyme details carried throughout make this celebration nothing short of magical.

{Photos from Martha Stewart Living.}


Pink + White Shabby Chic Wedding Style

The star of this lovely Inspired Creations Contest entry from the Syracuse, New York team of Lovewell Celebration DesignAlice G. Patterson Photography, Whistlestop Florist, La Dolce Vita Cakes, and Rebecca’s Bridal Boutique, is the abundance of pretty, spring-hued details. Inspired by a pink faux fur stole, vintage pink glass china and a worn, rustic hutch, the team took a subtle approach to glitter and glam, embracing pretty shades of white, blue, and pink paired with soft fabrics. They worked with pearls, rhinestones, and ribbon to bring in the feminine charm and contrasted it with a simple, timeworn country elegance. To keep things from feeling too formal, they made sure to include fun cakes, bubby drinks, confetti and of course, glitter! The final look is incredibly elegant with a playful touch and impossibly sweet feminine details.

Much love to my wonderful friends for being apart of the Inspired Creations Contest – love you much, ladies! xoxo

{Photos by Alice G. Patterson Photography.}