Your daily greens (and stripes!)

The graveyard of baby showers past is scattered with the stereotypical hues of pink rattles and blue onesies.  At what point did society decide that those were the only two colors that could be used to welcome a bundle of joy into the world?  Personally, I’ve never been a fan of the gender-based color schemes and couldn’t be more thrilled with the new trend that is emerging in the event planning world.  This new trend isn’t so much a tendency towards one specific theme or color… it’s a more of a pattern that’s departing from the traditional baby shower institution. …

The Good Ship Eli

Besides always having photographic documentation of all life’s events, there is one other perk to being the kid of a prolific photographer… fabulously styled parties!  Shannon Von Eschen is one of our favorite photographers and always throws the most creative birthday fetes for her little one, Eli.  In fact a few months ago, we swooned over Eli’s pumpkin-themed first birthday.  Oozing with creativity and sophistication, Shannon’s parties are redefining the traditional children’s event.  Take for example, the nautical themed affair she threw for Eli’s second birthday.  Shannon breaks down all the delightful details below: As a mother who’s also a photographer, …

The (very) Little Mermaid

To celebrate Allison’s first birthday, it was quite easy for her parents to come up with this ocean-loving tyke’s theme.  So without pulling any punches, her mom and pop set out to throw the most beautifully orchestrated mermaid party to rival all others.  So put on your swimming trunks, practice holding your breath, and dive into the whimsical underwater world of Allison’s first birthday…           Photography:  Cary Diaz Photography Event Design:  Moni’s Marvels Cake:  Rock Star Pastries

Thank Heaven for Little (Cow)girls!

Well, howdy there partner!  Welcome to the most rootin’ tootin’ party this side of the Rockies! Complete with pink cowboy hats, horse cake pops, and a watering hole, this is one fete that is sure to have you ‘yeehawing’ the night away.  So strap on the saddle, put on yer boots, and go on a ride with Chloe for her third birthday.         Photography:  Christy Whitehead Photography Event Planning:  Southern Charm Events Bakery:  Metro Custom Cakes & Choux Bakery Transportation:  Pinto Carriage Works

Over the Rainbow

There seems to be some sort of unspoken competition going on between parents now-a-days.  From fairy extravaganzas to penguin wonderlands, they’re not pulling any punches when it comes to their children’s birthday parties.  And man, oh man is this competition fabulous!  Everyday it seems like the blog receives another fantastic party to rival all others… the creativity is endless.  Today’s theme is no different as we travel through the sky to find what lies beyond the clouds.  Here’s what photographer Renee Marie had to say about this feat of technicolor magic: This party is near and dear to my heart …

Beer, Boots, & BBQ

Nothing like a good ol’ BBQ to celebrate your coming nuptials!  Soon-to-be husband and wife, Courtney and Greg, decided to celebrate their rehearsal dinner is Texas style.  Their theme?  Beer, Boots, and BBQ!  With burlap accents, yummy meats, and an ice cream sundae bar, this is one rehearsal dinner we wouldn’t want to miss!           Photography:  Chanterelle Photography Catering:  The Salt Lick & Terra Cotta Catering Floral Design:  Hall’s Opelika Venue:  Auburn University Ag Heritage Park

A Case of Honeycomb Envy

Brace yourself, Petticoat Nation, because what I’m about to tell you might come as a shock.  Today’s feature of a honeycomb themed baby shower is the most beautiful baby shower I’ve ever seen.  Nay!  It’s the most beautiful baby shower of all time!  Yes, I understand the implications of such an overarching and definite statement… it’s all down hill from here.  But when you feast your eyes on this fete, you’ll see what I mean.  The honeycomb theme is so gorgeously orchestrated in an elegant (and non-kitschy) way, that it almost makes me angry – honeycomb cakes, honey jar favors, …

Feeding the Soul

Last December, the eco-friendly grocery chain Fresh & Easy tasked one of their members, Stephanie, to throw a holiday party for all their employees.  Boy oh boy, was this one a stunner!  With a palette of black, white, and gold, the hostess sought to marry the formal with the hometown.  And if you ask us, she couldn’t have done a more beautiful job.  Here’s what Stephanie had to say about the inspiration behind this gorgeous fete: After having read the book Bread & Wine earlier, my passion and perspective for my time in the kitchen and around my table was renewed. …