Friday
Jan282011

Style Me Pretty Shoot

One of my favorite projects in the world is to create an shoot for Style Me Pretty!  Millie and I decided to set this one at the Brooklyn Arts Center, a great new venue that is under renovation.  It is stunning and while it was not yet complete, it was the perfect setting for our shoot.

Millie Holloman is responsible for the amazing images. 

Style Me Pretty's Inspiration to Reality shoots require that the vendors choose a board and style the shoot around the board. When we were choosing a board, we wanted one that spoke to the venue itself.  Naomi’s board was perfect.  Her work has so many layers and meanings, and this board was no different.  To us, it was about sanctuary—the sanctuary that marriage provides for two people—a protected refuge from the world.  But even beyond that, it seemed to speak both to the literal sanctuary that is the main ballroom of the Brooklyn Arts Center and to the architectural sanctuary that exists in this restored historic building.  We wanted to capture these ideas in the pieces of our design, so we focused on things that protect and cover, things that suggest that although the rest of the world may be cold and bitter, there is warmth in the space between two people.

So based on this board, here is what we came up with!

Maura Kropke modeled and played for us. 

 

 The foot washing ceremony is such a moving ceremony.

 We created a tea station with old teapots.  I really want to do this for a wedding!

 

Nicki's Cakesdesigned a beautful cake.

Other thanks for Melissa Kinnamon for Hair, Saja Wedding for allowing us to borrow the dress, Party Suppliers for rentals, Fisherman's Wifefor place settings and Gentleman's Corner and Oliver for accessories!

Monday
Jan242011

Jenny + Scott

I love small weddings!  Jenny and Scott had a very intimate wedding and reception at Orton Plantation in October with only about 30 guests.  The day was perfect, the group of vendors were amazing, and the bride and groom looked stunning.  Brent and Amanda from Millie Holloman Photography are responsible for the great images!  

The Chapel at Orton is so tiny and sweet.

 Jenny's dress and head piece were simply gorgeous!

 

Frame photobooth under the oak tree...

 

For her guest book, Jenny found this great thumbpring tree on etsy--so cute!

 

 

 Rosehips and bayleaves tucked in each napkin-- fall flowers are so pretty!

 

 This cake was inspired by Jenny's Dress-- lots of ruffles.  Nicki's design was stunning as always!

 

Lottie from A Southern Thyme makes food look and taste just amazing! 

  

 Thanks Jenny and Scott for letting us be a part of your big day!

Sunday
Jan232011

Jennifer + Robert

Jennifer and Robert were married on Bald Head Island last July in the Village Chapel.  They were such a sweet couple, and I enjoyed so much working with them to style their big day!  Great photography by Joey and Jessica Seawell

  

 

The reception was held at the Bald Head Island Club. 

Jennifer and Robert really wanted to bring NYC, thier hometown, into the reception, but they wanted to do so in a subtle way that still kept the soft blue/green color scheme.  So we designed table names similiar to subway signs and named each table after a place in NYC.

 

Place cards were metro cards with the guests name and table assignment. 

    Cookies and cokes at the end of the night.  

Thanks Jennifer and Robert for being such a great couple to work with!

Wednesday
Dec222010

Flower Magazine

We were featured today on Flower Magazine's Blog.  Click HERE to read the full article!  

Friday
Dec032010

Wrightsville Beach Cover

One of our favorite things in the world is to style photoshoots for Wrightsville Beach Magazine.  The staff there is just wonderful and give us such creative freedom.  We have had the opportunity to create lots of shoots for WBM over the years and were honored when they asked us to style a Christmas shoot at an adorable historic cottage at Wrightsville Beach.  This year, we made the cover!  Thanks Teresa, Josh, and Marimar from the magazine for being such lovely people!  Also, special thanks to Estelle from A Fisherman's Wife for loaning us such great china and tableware. 

 

For the cover, we decorated a tiny bedroom that opened to an amazing view, and we set up a little table for two on the porch. 

The house had an incredible back porch, perfect for a Christmas oyster roast!