Rocker Chic Inspiration Shoot in Big Bear

Another day, another awesome dose of wedding style inspiration from the Inspired Creations Contest! Today’s team, comprised of Courtney Lindberg Photography,  Melissa Huber of The Loveliest Day, Stephanie Lawrence, Genevieve Garner and Amber Moon of Pitbulls and Posies, was inspired by of rock-inspired glam set against a snowy setting. They created a vibrant sweetheart table with a gorgeous feather chandelier, floating above a pretty table topped with glittered candle sticks, mercury glass, and mirrored feather place mats. Custom 80s-inspired viewfinders were adorned in silver while gorgeous pink and purple flowers, vintage goblets and pretty velvet napkins give the details a luxe look.

For a fun spin on the ever-popular signature cocktail, the team created a custom snowcone bar. Iced cordials and liquors in vintage bottles were nestled in the snow, allowing guests to spike their own icy treat and enjoy! Invitations featured song lyrics and the models were decked out in fashions by Miss Tashina. Jewels from Loud Love were the perfect wedding bands and the epaulettes by Sweet Evie were stunning against the pink sequined backdrop. Killer hair and makeup kept the look funky, fresh and super 80s glam.

Spring may [finally] be here, but I’ve got to say – I am loving this vibrant winter inspiration shoot! If you love this team’s entry, don’t forget to leave the love!

Vendors + Resources –
Photography: Courtney Lindberg Photography / Makeup: Stephanie Lawrence / Hair: Genevieve Garner / Design + styling: Melissa Huber of The Loveliest Day / Paper goods: Pitbulls and Posies / Rentals: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals / Wardrobe: Miss Tashina / Jewels: Loud Love Jewelry / Gray feather epaulettes – Sweet Evie / Cake: Don’t Mind if We Do / Viewfinders: Image 3D / Models: Liz Iacuzzi + John Wynn

{Photos by Courtney Lindberg Photography.}

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Pretty Printables: Cute Bicycle Thank You Cards

It’s been far too long since we’ve had a great printable so I’m excited today to share these cute tandem bicycle thank you cards in your choice of pink, mint or blue from Amy at Thank You Cards Shop. These sweet little cards are perfect for thanking your wedding guests or friends who celebrate with you at your housewarming party or anniversary bash. Print on white card stock, score and fold, and you’ve got quick, easy and super adorable thank you cards.

Download your bicycle thank you cards in pink, mint and blue  – thanks for sharing, Amy!

{Design + photos from Thank You Cards Shop.}

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Pretty + Understated Wedding Luxury

Good Monday morning, friends! We’re kicking off the week with a gorgeous Inspired Creations Contest entry from Kelly Maron Horvath of Paper Stories and Indie Wed, Lauren LePine of Ryan Alexander Events, Lynn Fosbender of Pollen and Stevi Savage of AveryHouse. Since each of the team members try to work as sustainably as possible in their individual businesses, they wanted to apply that philosophy to this shoot, finding the “glitz” in as many found, borrowed, and natural objects as possible. The use of mercury glass, mother of pearl buttons, satin ribbons and gilded plates served as the “glitter and glam” in their design. Blush tones and neutrals mixed with pops of subtle colors helped to counterbalance the various textures from the silky ribbons and reflective glassware to spikey succulents and pretty frosting ruffles.

Almost everything used was from the team members’ own homes and studios. The amazing dinnerware came from Plate, a company that rents mismatched china. In pulling together all of the lovely details, the team’s philosophy was to prove that it doesn’t have to be costly to create a luxurious feel. Oftentimes it just takes looking at what you already have and thinking about how you can reuse it in a clever way.

I love all of the beautiful details incorporated throughout this shoot. From the gorgeous dessert buffet to the pretty table for two, everything is fresh, chic and the perfect blend of sleek modern style and unique vintage finds. The mix of metallics, glassware, floral china, gorgeous stationery and stunning flowers is both timeless and sweetly unexpected.

Many thanks to this all-star team for being a part of the Inspired Creations Contest! Don’t forget to leave love on your favorite contest entries as reader input will be taken into consideration as we narrow down the finalists. Much more to come throughout the week!

Vendors –

Stationery + styling: Kelly Maron Horvath of Paper Stories + Indie Wed / Event design + wardrobe styling: Lauren LePine – Ryan Alexander Events / Floral design + styling: Lynn Fossbender of Pollen / Photography: Stevi Savage of AveryHouse / Styling support: Shannon Spellman of Plate / Venue: room1520 / China rental: Plate / Model: Haley Lertola

{Photos by AveryHouse.}

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Friday Link Love

Friday. I really can’t tell you where my week went this week. It got lost somewhere along the way amidst a mass of projects, endless emails, and too little sleep. My weekend isn’t slowing up much – I’ve got a photoshoot tomorrow that I’ll be sharing with you in a few weeks and a little bit of traveling for dinner and a sleepover with friends I love far too much for how little I see them. What’s on deck for your weekend? However you’re spending it I hope it’s happy, peaceful, restful and spent with the ones you love. See you back here next week for more incredible Inspired Creations Contest entries. Happy Friday! xoxo

A few links for your weekend…
I’m starting to dream about summer gardening
A fabulous DIY contest for you crafty types
Pretty little DIY candy favors
The perfect bachelorette party
Have I mentioned lately how much I love ice cream + gelato?
This is the sweetest

This week in the Inspired Creations Contest…
Dreamy Loft Wedding Inspiration
Modern Industrial Glamor
Woodsy Winter Canadiana
Pretty in Punk
Glamorous Wedding Style Under the Tress
Red, Navy + Copper Americana
Glittery Ballet-Inspired Bridal Shower Shoot
Plum + Bronze Glamor

{Photography copyright Lisa Warninger. Wardrobe styling by Lauren Hartmann. Model: Skye Velten. Hair + makeup: Madeline Roosevelt. Dress: Le Train Bleu. Floral + set by Chelsea Fuss. Location: Le Train Bleu. Photos via Frolic.}

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Sponsored Giveaway: $150 Williams Sonoma Gift Card!

UPDATE: The entries have been tallied up! With the help of Random.org the winner of $150 from Williams-Sonoma is Jessica! We’ll be in touch with details, Jessica, and thanks to everyone who entered!

After a week of incredible wedding and entertaining inspiration from the participants of the Inspired Creations Contest, I am so excited to have a fabulous giveaway to end the week from none other than the entertaining gurus at Williams-Sonoma! As an avid entertainer, registering at Williams-Sonoma was at the top of my list of priorities when my husband and I were planning our wedding. They have, hands down, the best selection of cookware, kitchen gadets, tabletop accessories and barware for entertaining friends and loved ones.

This time of year I’m thinking of all the pool parties we’ll hold this summer and, because many of our friends live out of town, pool parties on Saturday afternoons tend to include brunch on Sunday mornings. For me this means stocking up on colorful summer-inspired barware for margaritas on the rocks (hold the salt, please) and homemade sangria. In the morning, Belgian waffles, freshly squeezed orange juice, a casserole dish of cheesy homefries (prepped in advance and tucked in the oven in the morning), mimosas and coffee take center stage. I like to take the bed and breakfast approach to hostessing – cozy beds, full bellies and happy hearts.Today, Williams-Sonoma is giving away a $150 gift card to one lucky reader! Wondering how to get your name in the hat? Here are the official contest rules –

1. To enter, set up a registry with Williams-Sonoma or if you’re already registered with them, simply add another item to your registry and note in the comments here what item you added.
2. All entrants must leave a comment here on this post and mention that you have registered with Williams-Sonoma and share with me your favorite registry item. (Maybe it’s that KitchenAid stand mixer you’ve been eying for years or the pretty champagne glasses for mimosas at your next brunch!)
3. Readers who include their public registry link in the comment will receive an extra entry!
4. The contest is open until 8:59am EST on Friday, April 15, 2011 when one winner will be announced!

{Photos by Williams-Sonoma.}

This post was sponsored by Williams-Sonoma.

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