Sarah + Dennis: A California Ranch Wedding

There is something so sweet and refreshing about Sarah and Dennis’s wedding shared by the awesome Jennifer Williams. They focused on simple, pretty details in lieu of extravagance, planning a wedding that was a perfect fusion of their personalities and cultures. Sarah was finishing med school and volunteering in Uganda a month before the wedding and as she said, “Everyone should go to Africa before their wedding, it really puts it in perspective.” I love that. While I love a gorgeous party, I’m all about keeping it real and skipping the over-the-top gestures. Sarah wore a gorgeous dress, the flowers were designed by one of her bridesmaids and she incorporated several handmade details like the bird cake topper and her veil. At the end of the day, it was all about the love Dennis and Sarah share and one heck of a rockin’ party.

Vendors –
Photography: Jennifer Williams / Venue: The Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada Ranch / Bride’s + bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew / DJ: I’m a Girl DJ / Officiant: A Very Special Marriage

{Photos by Jennifer Williams.}

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Party Palette: Retro Camper Rainbow

Rainbow inspired color palettes are very de rigueur of late and I have to admit to being a total rainbow junkie. There is just something so fun and nostalgic about bright rainbow colors and who doesn’t love the excitement of a rainbow after a rain storm? Today’s color palette is inspired by the rainbow with a distinctly retro vibe.

Need more color ideas? Get a mega dose of color love here.

{top. Brittany Hildebrandt for Oh So Lovely. left + right. Souder Photography via Style Me Pretty.}

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Pretty Handmade Jewelry from The Vamoose

I’m a big fan of gorgeous jewelry and just can’t get enough of the lovely handmade wares from The Vamoose. Pretty pastel beads mixed with stones and brass create really fabulous pieces inspired by nature and vintage finds. I also love the versatility of gorgeous necklaces and bracelets such as these, equally at home paired with a t-shirt and jeans as they would be with your favorite dress.

{Photos from The Vamoose via Mindy Gayer.}

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DIY Felt Fortune Cookies

Hey, friends! Chelsea here from Lovely Indeed, with a DIY project that you can use to jazz up your next round of Chinese take-out. It’s easy and sweet, and you can make it for everyone from your sweetheart to your kiddos. Today, it’s DIY felt fortune cookies.

Supplies –

  • tan felt
  • scissors
  • glue
  • craft wire
  • narrow-width ribbon (1/8″ shown)
  • paper
  • pen

Start by cutting circles out of your felt, about 3 1/2″ in diameter. Cut lengths of craft wire to 3″ and glue one down in the center of each circle. Set aside to dry.

Cut a length of ribbon to 3 1/2″. Cut a strip of paper to approximately 3″ by 1/4″ and fold in half. Sandwich the ribbon between the folded paper and glue down. Write a fortune or a sweet message on the paper!

To assemble your cookie, place the fortune over the wire on your felt. Fold in half (like a taco!) so that the wire is hidden in the fold. Then, keeping the open edges together, bend the wire in half, away from the open edges so that a fortune cookie shape is created. You may need to arrange the felt a bit to get your ideal shape.

When you give your fortune cookies out, tell folks to just tug on the ribbon to find their fortune! You can use these over and over, and give them as gifts, party favors, or just let them spice up your take-out. Have a ball and good luck!  xoxo

{Photos by Lovely Indeed for The Sweetest Occasion.}

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A First Birthday Bash for Emory

Happy Monday, friends! I’m kicking off the week with one of the cutest birthday parties I’ve seen in a long time. From the gorgeous invitations from Sommer Stiles of Paper Anniversary Co. to the group activities (creating water color paintings for Emory to keep for years to come), every little detail is so sweet. Each invitation was packaged with a wish card and a candle that Emory’s family and friends placed in the birthday cake to make wishes along with her. Such a fun idea! Get all the details on Little Household & Sugar.

{Photos by Sugar Photography | Jennifer Little for Little Household & Sugar via Party Perfect.}

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