The Secret Garden Tea Party

Secret Garden in Manito Park

Guest Contributer: Lina Kukharsky Lina is one of two sisters behind Bloom & Design, a floral, design, and photography company. Visit her website here. A styled photoshoot with a twist on the Secret Garden with Alice in Wonderland. This shoot was meant to bring inspiration and ideas for any event including themed parties, bridal parties, engagement parties, and ultimately weddings! We teamed up with a few of our local vendors to make this dream come to life. It was magical! The mossy elements set the mood for a whimsical mystery and a pop of colorful flowers brought the table to …

Van Clover Club Cocktail, birthday party

Van Clover Club & Birthday Extravaganza

Why does magic have to stop once you hit puberty?! Who said fairies and unicorns don’t exist?! Well scientists, but that’s besides the point. I never quite understood why whimsy stopped at adulthood… probably the most obvious statement given I created The Frosted Petticoat. But my point is this: magic and fairy dust should always have a place in your life. It adds fun and happiness to life, qualities that Disney makes billions upon billions of dollars on a year. They’re clearly onto something. So, when I’m sent styled photography and recipe submissions like this one today, they make my …

Retro Pastel Dreams

  I have a bone to pick with inventors.  You’ve had plenty of time and still haven’t come up with the technology I need!  Willy Wonka practically handed it to you on a silver platter, but do I see it in existence? No!  That’s right, I need Wonka Vision!  I want to be watching TV or looking at photos on the internet and be able to reach in and grab items.  Is that too much to ask?!  Today’s post is the perfect example of when I feel in desperate need of this technology.  Retro pastels, tutus, tea, macarons… it’s enough …

Santa Fe Tea Party

  Sometimes opposites attract… and make for some gorgeous wedding decor!  Lovebirds Maura and Brandon hail from very different areas of the United States.  Maura was raised in the historic landscape of the East Coast, while Brandon grew up in the aired desserts of the Southwest.  So when these two decided to get married, they wanted to integrate both their upbringings into the festivities.  Bride Maura gives us all the detail behind this unique wedding: Being that I am from the East Coast and grew up in a Victorian home, but I met my amazing husband in the beautiful southwest. So …