Pretty Boho Wedding Inspiration

I just love this pretty editorial shoot shared by the amazing The Why We Love. Featuring the gorgeous handmade work of Be.WoodCraft, a daughter and father collaboration, this shoot was inspired by the bond of friendship. Elaine and Bob create gorgeous handmade heart necklaces and wishbones wittled from tree branches as symbols of love and hope. I adore the easy, Bohemian-infused details of this shoot. Long meadow grasses, floral printed dresses, gorgeous wildflowers and sweet moments between friends just make me smile.

Isn’t this just the dreamiest? See even more lovely details on The Why We Love blog.

Vendors –
Creative direction + styling: The Why We Love / Wooden hearts + wishbones by BE. WoodCraft / Floral design: Julianne deSilva / Wardrobe styling: Lisa Beaird

{Photos by The Why We Love.}

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Party Palette: Orange Zest + Ocean

For the rest of the week I’m spending some quality time in SoCal with my good friend Erika. This is my first trip to California and I’m already loving it! Today’s color palette was inspired by sunny California colors – refreshing hues of citrus-inspired oranges paired with blues that remind me of the ocean. This is the ultimate summer color palette. Bright, cheerful and casual with just the right dash of preppy appeal.

{top. Caroline Tran via Style Me Pretty. left. Redfish Photo. right. Sally Matthews.}

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Seaside Inspired Watercolor Save the Dates

You guys have probably heard me tell you how much I love the water and seaside inspired celebrations so many times you could recite it back to your grandkids someday. And I’ve also done my fair sharing of waxing poetic about gorgeous watercolor stationery on multiple occasions. That said, it’s probably pretty predictable that I’m straight up in love with these striped watercolor save the dates from Scout’s Honor Co.

Annemarie took inspiration from the couple’s plans for a summer wedding on the Jersey Shore, designing the save the dates to set the tone for the wedding’s color palette, the seaside locale, and the fun-loving casual atmosphere of the shore. She created them using gouache paint for the striped background and anchor, and hand-type for all of the text. The elements were then combined in Adobe Illustrator and printed digitally. Don’t you just love these? This is one wedding I’d love to crash. Thanks for sharing, Annemarie!

p.s. If you missed it yesterday, check out a little peek at Annemarie’s studio space.

{Photos by Scout’s Honor Co.}

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A Baby Celebration for Kristin + Tommy

Oh boy do I love a great backyard party. This colorful shindig was planned by photographer Andrea Hubbell for her good friends Kristin and Tommy in anticipation of the arrival of their baby girl. With a focus on bright colors, fun balloons, and delicious fiesta-inspired food, Andrea drew inspiration from the invitations by Smudge Ink from Rock Paper Scissors. I never grow tired of pretty mason jar centerpieces and love the budget-friendly mix of bright tulips and cheerful party balloons. And, allow me to just say – I love coed baby showers. Who says Daddy can’t be part of the fun?

Many thanks to Andrea for sharing this pretty little fiesta and congratulations to Kristin and Tommy!

{Photos by Andrea Hubbell.}

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Daydreaming of Paris

Traveling the world is one of my greatest passions in life and something I don’t get to do far often enough these days. Paris is one of my favorite cities in the world and I’ve loved living vicariously through Jordan of Oh Happy Day these past few months while she and her family have been living abroad. The pace is just so different there. You find time for long walks, leisurely visits over coffee, sweet desserts and even going to the market seems a much more wholesome pursuit than here in the States where we’re always hustling and bustling. If you need a little break, too, be sure to check out all of Jordan’s Paris adventures.

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Oh Happy Day and the launch of her newly redesigned site, Jordan is giving away a trip for two to Paris! Check out all the details at Oh Happy Day and get yourself entered to win.

{Photos by Jordan + Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day.}

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