Friday Link Love

Hello, friends! Another week come and gone. I swear I say this every week, but the days just seem to fly past me quicker than I can keep track of lately. To say life is a bit of a crazy whirlwind right now would be an understatement. I’m looking forward to a little down time this weekend and a meeting with some awesome clients to discuss their upcoming wedding. There aren’t many things I’d rather do than that! Tonight it’s all about dinner at my favorite local pub and a movie date. How are you celebrating the weekend and the start of fall? Here’s hoping it’s beautiful – see you Monday! xoxo

Such a fun unexpected treat for an upcoming party or just because.

Pretty things in time for fall.

In love with this branding study.

Absolutely must try these.

I’m a sucker for pretty letterpress overprinting.

Why not have a canning party?

I’ve always had a thing for jade.

Maybe the perfect breakfast.

{Photo by Nadja Seale via Jessica Tierney Designs.}

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A Pretty Fall Engagement Session

I’ve always been a sucker for gorgeous fall engagement photos so I just love the sweet simplicity of this engagement session shared by the lovely Kristyn Hogan. There’s something about a beautiful couple, the perfect light, a big pile of leaves and a cozy plaid blanket that does the trick for me. The love that Mary and Josh have for one another comes through in every single image and their shared love for the outdoors makes the location at The Hermitage a perfect choice. I dare you to tell me these photos don’t make you want to cozy up in sweaters and blankets on a crisp fall day.

{Photos by Kristyn Hogan.}


DIY Washi Tape Flatware

I’m running around from meeting to meeting today so it will be a little later before I have today’s “official” post up, but I just had to pop in to share this amazing DIY idea I just stumbled upon. Planning a party and want to add a little pizzazz to your table top? Why not decorate flatware with colorful washi tape in geometric patterns? Here they use disposable bamboo flatware in a great, vintage-inspired shape. I love how the pop of color adds instant style and excitement. I’ll definitely be trying this out!

{Photos from Etsy via Griottes.}


Party Shopping: Celebrating Fall

As much as I love summer and frolicking around barefoot in sundresses, there’s something so invigorating about fall. Now that fall is officially here, I’m so excited for all of the requisite seasonal festivities! My idea for the perfect way to celebrate? Go for a drive and spend an afternoon soaking up the sights of the foliage and collecting leaves, stopping along the way for a bushel of perfectly ripe apples and a big ol’ jug of apple cider. Cozy up at home in a big sweater and light tons of candles to compete with the dwindling daylight. Want to plan a more organized fall celebration? Channel the season with textural elements in earthy colors – think kraft paper envelopes, jute twine and bakery boxes perfect for sending guests home with little packages of apple cider donuts.

{Shopping guide: Scarf / mason jar mugs / field basket / kraft paper envelopes / twine / votive holders / wooden leaves / serving tray / bakery boxes / glitter.}

Editor’s Note: Shopping guides may contain affiliate links. Luna Bazaar and Garnish are beloved sponsors of The Sweetest Occasion.


Party Palette: Pumpkin, Navy + Magenta

Things are decidedly feeling like fall this week, so I thought I’d take today’s color palette in that direction with pretty, earthy jewel tones. I love this combination of magenta and navy with varying shades of purple and pumpkin orange. It feels warm and fall-like while still keeping an edge of fun and excitement. This may just be my new favorite color combination of the season!

{top. Jen Ramos via Cocoa and Hearts. left. Everything Fabulous. right. From Me to You.}