Loving Bridal Fashion

I love how fashion forward bridal style has become in the last few years. Gone are the days of wearing a poofy veil just because your mother did. And if you love a poofy veil? There are more rockin’ options than ever before. I love a pop of color, a touch of metallic shine, a hint of vintage whimsy and an unexpected accessory or two.

1. Polka dot blusher veil / 2. Tulle wedding dress (by Tec Petaja) / 3. Rhinestone headband / 4. Gold sequin shrug (by Shannon Nicole Smith) / 5. Pink cardigan (by Bradley James Photography) / 6. Marigold clutch (by Belathée Photography) / 7. Flower headpiece (by Elizabeth Messina) / 8. Romantic bouquet + veil (by Elizabeth Messina).


A Pink Train Birthday Party

I love all the pretty, girly details of little Sophie’s third birthday party. Add in the unexpectedly updated train theme (glittery pink trains? yes, please!) and this party is just too sweet. Each little girl took home a personalized canvas bag with a train motif on the front and a wooden train whistle tucked inside. Loads of streamers, ribbons and fabric bunting made the whole space feel incredibly festive, while pretty little extras like custom water bottle wrappers brought all the details together. Plus, little Sophie is literally too cute for words. Thanks so much for sharing, Stacie!

Shop this party –
Train whistles / personalized canvas bags / train cookie cutter / paper straws.

{Photos by Stacie Hawley Photography.}


Party Palette: Barn Red + Denim

I’ve been loving the first week of fall, how about you? We’re making plans for a big ol’ pot of chili this weekend and the cooler temperatures over the next several days are making me love the change of seasons. Today’s color palette is all about rustic fall warmth. Think barn red paired with vintage denim and hints of pumpkin orange, sage green and soft wisteria purple. I can’t get enough of cold weather textiles like wool and flannel and think they’re the perfect touch for a fall celebration.

{top. Three Photographers via Ruffled. left. Better Homes and Gardens. right. Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty.}


A Donut Themed Wedding Shower

I love this super fun donut themed wedding shower that Elsie of A Beautiful Mess hosted for her brother and his fiancée. I think co-ed showers are so great – why should the bride have all the fun anyway? I love the festive colors and the vibe of this shower. And donuts – who doesn’t love donuts?

{Photos from A Beautiful Mess.}


A Burst of Sunshine

I stumbled upon the work of Tender Hearts today and it brought a smile to my face. We’re soaking up the last of the gorgeous, summer-like weather here the last couple of days and it has me so happy. There’s just nothing like the last few days of lazy sunshine before summer melts into fall to get me excited about the change of seasons. Sure, a few months from now I’ll be dying for spring, but right now I’m looking forward to crisp air, the crunch of leaves and pumpkin carving. For some reason, the pretty prints and fun hand lettering of Tender Hearts is matching my mood perfectly this afternoon…

{Print by Tender Hearts.}

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