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Heart Beats

How do you breath life into a tired wedding theme?  Take it to the edge!  That’s exactly what a group of Virginia vendors did when they teamed up to do a music-themed wedding shoot.  Combining hard industrial lines with a natural rustic feel (and throwing in a radical color palette for good measure), they breathed life into this tired theme.  Photographer Traci Brooks breaks down all the delicious details: A couple of months ago, we decided to take on the “musical-themed wedding” with a fresh and unique approach.  The music sheet details and guitar guest book have been done before, …

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Sweet Harmony

There are blurred lines between a rustic fete and a shabby chic affair.  Rustic decor often boasts of masculine natural elements and exposed wood details.  Shabby chic decor usually combines a bit of feminine old world charm to soft pastel palettes.  However when paired, these seemingly dichotomous styles work wonders on a wedding theme.  Need an example?  Then take a look at Gina and Kirby’s Saint Augustine, Florida nuptials.  With a rustic lodge atmosphere and sweet shabby chic decor, it perfectly combines the masculine and the feminine in sweet harmony.     Photography:  Ivey Pictures Catering:  Catered Cocktails Event Planning: …

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Monet’s Water Lilies

One of the many perks of working in the wedding industry is getting to team up with fabulous vendors!  Our all time favorite company to work with? Pink Parasol Designs!  With limitless talent and bounding creativity, it’s always a happy day when we get a call from this ridiculously gifted planning company. So naturally when they asked me if The Frosted Petticoat wanted to have chocolates featured in their upcoming Monet-themed wedding shoot, I couldn’t have said “YES!” fast enough.  Without a second thought, I sent along a sampling of our Sunshine Cameos, Victorian Ladies, and Emerald Polka Dot Lollipops. And …

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An Affair to Remember

We’ve had the honor of featuring a Bliss Bridal Magazine vendor challenge on our blog before… and it was fabulous!  You can imagine our delight when we received today’s post.  Here’s the skinny:  for every issue, Bliss Bridal Magazine challenges Austin wedding vendors to create a stylized event based off of a single idea.  In our last feature, the Magazine asked a group of professionals to create a theme modeled after vintage postcards.  Today’s event was more of a general idea – an affair to remember!  And from a simple idea comes this gorgeousness…   Publisher:  Bliss Bridal Magazine Photography: …

Party Themes

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

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The Sweet Details

Sometimes less is very much more!  When a bride and groom pay close attention to the details of their wedding, it shines through in the photos.  With sweet and thoughtful details throughout, Erika and Camilo’s Quebec nuptials are a prime example of perfectly simplistic design.  So if you’re looking to have a minimalistic shabby chic affair, you’ll love this whimsically romantic day… Photography:  Bonnallie Brodeur – Photographe Floral Design:  Bridal Floralz Dress Store:  Alvina Valeta Music:  DJ Felipe Men’s Attire:  Simons Catering:  Sweet Couture

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Winter Drought

Even though Spring is in full swing, most of the country is still suffering through an unusually brutal winter.  So if you’re a bride and groom who find themselves in the unique situation of having a Wintery-Spring wedding, then don’t fret… make the best of it!  Take for instance this stunning stylized shoot:  a cold landscape, leftover snowy mounds, a naked cake, and raw candlelight.  Even the desolate can be hopelessly romantic…       Photography:  Twisted Lens Photography Event Planning:  Carrie Dayton Events & Consulting Floral Design:  Florals Etcetera Invitations:  Creative Me Designs Dress Store:  Bridal Traditions Bakery:  Upstream …

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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