Archives for June 2011

From Land to Sea: Beach Wedding Ideas

land to sea wedding inspiration

I just love the color palette and inspiration behind this styled shoot Megan + Emily from Enjoy Events Co. are sharing with us today. From Megan + Emily, “We came up with the theme “Land to Sea,” but wanted it to be completely unlike typical beach themes. To bring a fresh and organic feel to the overall idea, we reached out to some of our favorite people in the wedding industry and designed our own take on the color palette. We gathered worn, rusted bottles and vintage globes, and mixed in fresh succulents and air plants for a modern twist. We created a powder-blue backdrop to tie the look together.” Thanks so much for sharing your ideas today and hope this inspires those of you planning a beach wedding – or dreaming of the beach today like me! :)

airplant wedding table decor
airplant wedding favor

The seating cards were rested in air plants set inside a watercolor-inspired bowl.

airplant wedding favor

wedding invitation suite
pretty romantic wedding bouquet

sarah seven wedding dress

When an art gallery is the setting for your wedding, there are infinite backgrounds for photo ops. I love this one, by Amanda Williams from Chicago, IL, called “My Grandmother Was Not One to Repeat Herself.” Below, a mixture of colored glass bottles filled with sand and beach plants played up the theme – great decor for a lounge area for your guests.

airplant glass bottles wedding decor

globes as wedding decor

I love the escort-card display with vintage globes used to hold the name tags.

globes as wedding decor
airplant and vintage bottles as wedding decor

Thanks so much to all these vendors for sharing your talents today!

planning + styling: Enjoy Events Co. // photography: Kate Harrison // location: Swarm Gallery // rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals // flowers: Florali // paper goods: Mae Mae Paperie // wedding dress: Sarah Seven // tabletop: Classic Party Rentals and West Elm

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An Anthropologie Inspired Wedding in Texas: Shelby + Daniel

Such an amazing wedding to start the week off! This one is for all you Anthropologie fans out there. :) Shelby is a professional dancer and Daniel is starting his last year in medical school. And they are high school sweethearts! They selected The Four Seasons in Austin for both their ceremony + reception. The vows took place outside under the trees and the reception followed indoors with tons of activities such as a face painter, caricature artist, balloon man, photo booth, professional dancers, and TWO choreographed flash mob dances – so super fun!! Shelby + Daniel wanted their wedding to be different, a wedding that each of their guests would not soon forget and this wedding was more than just a breathtaking site, it was a knock-your-socks-off kind of experience laced with love! If your venue options are limited to hotel ballrooms and you’re not feeing inspired (since you are thinking a ballroom can’t be unique), I think this wedding will show you that you that with some personal style and a bit of work, you can have a super unique + creative wedding in a ballroom – don’t feel limited! Thanks so much also to ee photography for the lovely photos and to Sweet Sunday Events for the amazing design of the day.

best day ever chalkboard


hanging frames at wedding

bridesmaids in shades of red


anthropologie wedding ceremony decor

wedding with poppies

hanging lanterns wedding ceremony


outdoor texas wedding

Shelby + Daniel had no idea that a flash mob, consisting of her house party and fellow professional dancers, was about to break out as soon as the officiate announced Daniel and Shelby as one!!

flash mob at an outdoor wedding



The Sweet Sunday Events team transformed a traditional ballroom and hotel hallways into a spread fit for the next Anthropologie catalogue. From the team, “We pushed ourselves to use items in unconventional ways, like using shipping palates stacked to mimic a stage; we dyed over 800 coffee filers to fill large shadow boxes and used yarn to create tailor made signs. Each turn of the hallway introduced an innovative and exciting art piece while the overall theme of chalkboards, yarn and frames connected each space to the next. Even after Sweet Sunday Events completed the event production and floral design, the bride and groom, their family and 400 closest friends made the wedding the spectacular event it turned out to be.

wedding sign with nails and string

poppies and piano

chalkboard wedding guestbook

books as gift table display wedding anthropolgie

chalkboard wedding menu

vintage wedding reception table plates

Each of the 55 tables incorporated family heirlooms and other antique pieces in the centerpieces along with pretty flowers.

wedding ballroom with anthropologie decor

Caricature artist at wedding

dessert display wedding anthropologie

dessert display wedding anthropologie

thriller flash mob at wedding

Later in the night the bridal party was joined by family in a well choreographed rendition of “Thriller”. To exit the night, the newlyweds were sent off on a barge where they danced beneath the Austin city lights. Congrats to Shelby + Daniel!!

wedding exit texas

You can see even more photos from their wedding on the ee photography blog. Thanks so much to all the vendors for sharing your talents with us today!

photographer: ee photography // event production, floral design + specialty  rentals: Sweet Sunday Events // venue + caterering: The Four Seasons, Austin // planner: Luanna Cole of The Plantation House // videographer: Joe Simon // lighting: FILO // audio visual: Swank Audio Visual // cake: The fabulous Driskill 1886 Chocolate Cake // make-up: Joanna Cole King // wedding dress: Saks Fifth Avenue // caricature artist, magician + face painters: Art For Your Head, Dallas, Texas // balloon artist: Nate The Great // iron rentals: Mancino Iron Works // reception music: The Pictures Band

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Friday Favors + Our Newest Featured Vendors!

pink green bouquet

Happy Friday lovelies! Hope you have a lovely weekend lined up. Some of my favorites from this past week include:

• We saw Midnight in Paris last weekend and I can’t stop dreaming of Paris! I especially loved all of Marion Cotillard’s 1920’s dresses – such a beautiful movie + highly recommend it if you haven’t seen it yet.

• Love this pink + green bouquet created by The Nouveau Romantics featured here

This invitation suite by MaeMae Paperie with the bride’s illustrations is just the sweetest!

I also wanted to give a big shout out + introduction to our intern Katie who is starting with us next week! She’ll be working closely with me and I’m sure lots of you will be hearing from her in the coming months. We are super excited to have you onboard Katie! :)

green wedding shoes vendors

And a big welcome to some of our newest Featured Vendors. We are so excited to have you in our guide!

Heavenly Blooms – Jaclyne creates some of the most beautiful flower creations! She is located in Orange County, CA.

Simply Bloom Photography – we’ve featured their work numerous times here and love the moments they capture!

Vue Photography – a fun-loving photography duo located in Atlanta GA who love the heart stopping moments

Archive Vintage Rentals – looking for those perfect vintage touches for your wedding? Check them out – and they ship all over the US!

Make sure you check out all our Hand Picked Vendors in our Vendor Guide to find your perfect wedding vendors!

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryArchive Rentals and VUE Photography are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.

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