Sweet and Elegant Baby Shower

Today I am delighted to share the sweetest baby shower designed by the lovely Emilia of Sweet Emilia Jane. I just love everything Emilia does and this beautiful baby shower is no exception. It’s elegant and pretty with sweet little details that make it incredibly fun. I love the diaper pins and striped straws so guests could sip daintily from baby bottles. The long table lined with milk glass centerpieces and rows of chivari chairs make it feel sophisticated and feminine, a refreshing feel for a baby shower. With pretty paper goods from Erin of Erin ever After, all of the details are just perfect. First up, check out Emilia’s fabulous inspiration board and then get a load of all the pretty…









baby-shower-photosThanks so much for sharing, Emilia! I just love everything about this shower.

Event design, planning and cupcakes – Sweet Emilia Jane
Stationery and paper goods – Erin ever After
Rentals – Classic Party Rentals
Catering – Giuseppe Catering

{Photos by Captured by Aimee.}


Hello from the New York International Gift Fair!

Hello, everyone! My apologies for being absent unexpectedly today – I am in New York City for the New York International Fair for Smock and spotty internet at the hotel made blogging earlier in the day impossible. Posts may be a little light this week, but I have the most beautiful baby shower to share with you tomorrow morning so be sure to pop by and check it out – it’s absolutely gorgeous inspiration for any wedding or party you might be planning. In the meantime, here’s a little sneak peek of our NYIGF booth where I’ll be hanging out this week. If you happen to be attending the show, please stop by and say hi!



Loving Birthday Party Details

Lately I’ve been loving a lot of really cute details from birthday parties I’ve been seeing here and there so I thought I’d share some recent favorites. Birthday parties are definitely one of my favorite occasions to celebrate. And as I always say, it really is the little things that make a party shine. A great cake, a spread of fun drinks, handmade decorations or cute little favors can make even the simplest and smallest party feel special and truly one of a kind.
paper-pinwheels{Photo via The City Cradle.}
cupcake-sparklers{Photo by Paul Barbera from Marlein Overraker.}

{Photo via Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas.}


{Photo by Carrie Geddie via Birthday Girl.}

birthday-party-candy-buffet{Photo via Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas.}
tea-cup-cupcakes-first-birthday-party{Photos from Party Perfect.}

diy-pinwheels-birthday-party{Photo via Birthday Girl.}
paper-lanterns-birthday-party{Photo by Our Labor of Love.}
tiara-sugar-cookies{Photo from Nicole Parker Photography.}


Paper Inspiration from Table No 1.

This morning I wanted to share these kraft paper and newsprint paper goods featured on one the blogs that as a paper junkie is an absolute favorite of mine, For Print Only. These pieces were designed by Foreign Policy Design Group and printed by pH Production for Table No. 1, a restaurant in Shanghai. They are offset printed and also use a big rubber ink stamp. The design is simple featuring great typography and inexpensive materials, and could easily translate to all of your wedding paper good needs from the invitations to menus to escort cards and even thank you cards.




kraft-paper-reception-menuAfter seeing these cool paper goods, I was a little curious about the restaurant they represent and went in search of photos of Table No. 1. I couldn’t dig up much, but I found this great photo of the dining room. Clean, simple and minimalistic, but with the warmth of wood tones, natural materials and stone floors. All in all, I love everything about this restaurant’s design and find it a great source of inspiration.

table-no-1-restaurant{Photos via For Print Only.}


Love and Lobster

Remember my ode to lobster party details last week? And what is shaping up to be my now weekly proclamation for my love for New England? Well the love fest keeps going today as I have the distinct pleasure of sharing with you the newly launched Love & Lobster, a wedding inspiration blog all about coastal New England wedding planning written by the talented folks of emilie inc. photography. Featuring gorgeous New England real weddings, great inspiration boards and loaded with style and planning tips infused with a unique New England chic sensibility, Love & Lobster should be the next stop for those of you planning coastal weddings and celebrations.

striped-paper-straws-new-englang-wedding-style{Inspiration board from Love & Lobster. Photos (clockwise from top right): emilie inc. photography, Jose Villa, Maisie Fantaisie, pure 7 studios, Stacey Kane, emilie inc. photography, Cindy Chae.}