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

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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 …

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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

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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, …

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Los Novios

When hipster meets traditional cultural practices, the results can be electrifying!  This is what happened when a group of New Mexico vendors came together to create a Mexican-inspired modern wedding.  With stunning imagery and addictive colors, this is one shoot that will leave you wanting more.  Photographer Alicia Lucia describes the inspiration behind the event: The entire day was beautifully authentic, from the profound spiritual element in the original 1840’s adobe chapel to the incredibly colorful palette.  Glam handcrafted pinatas, the raw chemistry between the bride and groom, all combined to create this diverse shoot.  Event designer Vicki Newsom and …