March 23, 2016

ENGAGEMENT SESSION - Jo & Jack

We're gearing up for Jonalyne and Jack's wedding next weekend! The couple selected the American Visionary Arts Museum (AVAM), in Baltimore's Federal Hill neighborhood, to host their ceremony & reception.

Jo, as our Bride prefers to be called, is a Co-Principal and Alaka'i (dance instructor), along with her sister and Maid-Of-Honor (who just happens to be one of my bestie's - so the pressure is REALLY on), at their Halau - Hawaiian Cultural Arts School. Jack, the Groom-To-Be, also dances with the group and plays the ukulele.  Jo's also an avid crafter, fellow "foodie" and she, with her MOH in tow, just completed the NYC 1/2 marathon - TWO WEEKS BEFORE HER BIG DAY.... "Sheesh, is there anything this Bride can't do?!"

When choosing an engagement session photography location, think outside of the box! The location should have meaning so that when you look at your photos 10 years from now, you wouldn’t have to wonder why you picked that location!
Jack & Jo decided to do just that! Step outside of the box and have fun with it! It also helps that their fabulous photographer, Martin Kim | Photography has an awesome eye
 
Be sure to stay tuned as we bring you shots of their big day - Make sure you're following us!


 
 

I've gotta start hanging out in Baltimore, a little more!



 




February 25, 2016

Styling Your Outdoor Ceremony

Perhaps nothing says “outdoor wedding” quite like dozens of white wooden chairs set out in crisp, long lines. White woods are classic, no fuss, and perfect for the most formal of outdoor soirees to the simplest of ceremonies. Looking for a way to spruce up your aisle of white woods? We’ve borrowed some inspiration from our friends at The Knot and Simply Blue Weddings. And you needn’t fuss with Shepherd’s Hooks…white woods can hold their own when it comes to flowers, starfish, or any thing else you might fancy!


January 27, 2016

Spring Mingles

After being held hostage by 30" of snow, for 5 days, I think it's pretty safe to declare that we are SO over the beauty of snow!

To take the chill off of the winter weather, I decided to compose Spring Palettes. This color combination just seems to spell out "Sunny"… gorgeous, sumptuous shades that drive out the Winter grays & blacks like nothing else.

 
I mean really…how much prettier and sunnier could you get? We are kind of amazed at this Tangerine Tango trend. It’s everywhere! We just had to share some more pics with you.



      Ok! Back to the snow…stay warm & think Spring!

January 5, 2016

Styling Your Winter Wedding

A Winter Wedding has the unique possibility of becoming one of the most magical and enchanting events that anyone ever attends. There is something about the backdrop of snow, the whites and crystals we expect in the Winter landscape, the accessories and hues of warmth, furs and feathers, and the deep, fiery colors that lend themselves to weddings fit for a fairy tale. Winter Weddings can be as simplistic or dramatic as you can imagine, and the spectrum of color is never restricted to Christmas Red! Think colors as cool as Aqua to as deep as Eggplant. Truly anything goes in the Winter…the cooler the hue, the icier the feel and the warmer the hue, the cozier. Either way, the Winter season can be played up and dramatized as much as you desire. And since you’re getting married in a season as dramatic and gorgeous as Winter, we say, go all the way…


White drapery billows against Aqua lighting. White and Powder Blue linen works softly against the Brighter Aqua creating a very “icy” reception


Creamy florals, Golden chairs, and the natural element of branches create a surprisingly formal feel for a Winter Wedding. The look is timeless…a classic scheme that will never be challenged by trends in color.

The possibilities are endless for designing a Winter event that is seasonal without being defined by the Holidays. As always, take your cues from the natural landscape and let your imagination wander; if you get stuck in a d├ęcor brainstorm, you can always give us a call.

Happy Planning!

January 2, 2016

It’s Your Big Day - Sooo Many Decisions.

You've eagerly awaited this time in your life, you thought this would be perfectly easy! You kept a running tab of what you liked or didn’t like from the weddings you've attended, advice that you were so freely given - even if you didn't solicit it and lets not forget the "Holy Grail " of all things creative, Pinterest.

What about those spontaneous floral & favor ideas; you thought your taste in bridal couture was defined. But now you find yourself blankly staring at the ring on your left hand thinking, "Where do I begin?"

For starters, there are a lot of things that are shockingly far more important then cake flavors and your choice of bridesmaids dresses.

Such as: Finding and receiving premarital counseling
               Deciding on where to live
               Connecting with the people who will make up your new family
And then…how and where to celebrate your new union, intimately or surrounded by your friends and loved ones? How and where to throw an incredible party?


When the rubber hits the road, your priorities become crystal clear. Regardless of your budget, here are a few of the questions you may want to ask yourself.
1. Is a house of worship wedding a priority for me or my groom?
2. How many guests do we need/want to accommodate?
3. How can we best honor what we believe about marriage in the ceremony and reception?
4. When we (not your great aunt’s sister-in-law) thinks back on our wedding day, what three words do we want to come in mind?
Jot down your answers and see where it takes you.
    
And of course, give us a call to let us know how we can help!

December 10, 2015

Hues In Harmony


Sometimes while I’m refolding fabric on my swatch table, two shades get positioned side by side and I’m pleasantly surprised. Here are some quick color combinations to inspire.

                                    Lime & Plum
                                    (with Chartreuse ribbon)

                                    Slate & Pale Olive
 
                                    Tiffany & Fuchsia


April 25, 2015

ENGAGEMENT SESSION ~ JOCARA & TEARA

Teara was the epitome of fun! She knew what she wanted when she saw it and didn’t hestitate to make sure that the planning of her big day included NO stress at all. That in turn made us have an absolute blast when planning! Here's a few shots of her and Jocara’s engagement session. A big "Thank You", to Ashley Marie Photography for sharing these images!