Flower Potluck Party at West Elm

west elm flower party

Inspired by the beauty found in Kinfolk magazine, Lauren of Lauren Wells Events, Krissy of Pollen Floral Design, and Cambria of Cambria Grace Photography decided to host a Flower Potluck in their city, Boston, celebrating the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Such a fun idea – and love this idea for a unique + fun bridal shower! Teaming up with West Elm’s Fenway location, the crew was able to create a fun + relaxed evening filled with good company and beautiful flowers in a super inspiring space. Here’s more about the event from Lauren:

Each guest was asked to bring 2 bunches of flowers from their local farm or florist. After Krissy gave a how-to on floral crowns for the ladies and boutonnieres for the gents, everyone got to crafting something beautiful. Once the crowns and bouts were complete, everyone designed bouquets to decorate the tables, bringing so much loveliness + texture to the space.

The event was focused on a botanical + organic feel, while maintaining a bit of masculinity throughout. Our hand drawn logo inspired the beautiful paper suite designed by Smock, and the rest of the decor + design followed suit…

west elm party invitation

west elm pencils

flower letters

west elm flower party

flower place cards

flower place cards

west elm flower party

west elm flower party

west elm flower party

west elm flower party

west elm flower party


Loving the Tattly tattoo bar. Seriously, they have so many fun designs + such a fun idea for your next party!

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Throughout the evening, Flask & Funnel mixed up cocktails in line with the fall floral theme, and the Goodtime Stringband kept the party going with their bluegrass tunes. Mayflour Confections baked up the most beautiful botanical and herbal sweets, and West Elm MARKET provided some savory bites as well. All in all, the event was a wonderful night full of flowers and friends, both old and new.

west elm party bar

desserts

desserts


The vintage-inspired marquee bar sign was a DIY. Love how it turned out!

milk and cookies

west elm flower party

west elm flower party

DIY flower crowns

west elm flower party


Looks like such a fun event, right?! Big thanks to Lauren Wells + the talented artists below for sharing their work with us today!

event planning + design: Lauren Wells Events // photography: Cambria Grace Photography // floral design + vintage glasses, plates rentals: Pollen Floral Design // venue + furniture: West Elm  // cocktails: Flask & Funnel // cider: Downeast Cider // bluegrass: Goodtime Stringband // bites: West Elm MARKET // dessert: Mayflour Cake & Confections // invitation suite: Smock Paper // calligraphy: Anne Robin Calligraphy // tattoos: Tattly // stirrers + napkins: For Your Party // chalkboard: Workshop

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Something Lovely Wedding Event

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Today we’re super excited to tell you lovelies about a brand new SoCal wedding event which will take place on Sunday, September 29th at the beautiful Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach! The Something Lovely Wedding Event is a highly curated ensemble of inspired wedding resources that is sure to spark some fun ideas for all of you fashion-forward brides-to-be! Complete with a collection of stylish pop-up shops to buy on the spot, a favor bar to create a little something lovely + an exclusive runway fashion event featuring The Wedding Suite by Nordstrom and up-and-coming LA designers, Mir & Mookhi, the day will be filled with lots of lovely details + products that will be perfect for incorporating into your unique celebration.  You’ll hear from the experts on how to make your wedding day your own, sip bubbly and taste delectable cakes + leave with a mix of goodies, samples and magazines. Sounds pretty amazing, right?!

For a limited time, tickets are available on Gilt City for a discounted rate of $25. Such a steal! Head over to snag your ticket now, for less!

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And even more fun news?! Brides-to-be who attend the event are entered into a raffle hosted by Something Lovely Wedding, with prizes ranging from Mikimoto cultured pearl and diamond earrings to Nordstrom Wedding Suite giftcards to a Jo Malone London private in-home fragrance party! You definitely won’t want to miss it!

Raffle Details: Must redeem on Sunday, September 29, 2013 // Offer is final sale and non-refundable // Raffle winners must be a bride-to-be and present to win

For more information about the event, visit Something Lovely.

Hand-selected sponsors include: The Wedding Suite by Nordstrom, Mikimoto, Jo Malone London, The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Sweet and Saucy Shop, Samuel Lippke Studios, ElmanAdam Films, Midori Ribbon, La Tavola Linens, Shawna Yamamoto Event DesignMir & Mookhi as well as media sponsors: Nouveau, Riviera Magazine, Angeleno Magazine, Modern Luxury Bride’s California

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Elegant Sydney Harbor Wedding: Kat + Seb

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Kat + Seb have been together for quite some time (13 years!) and have always been very content in their commitment. So when they finally decided to tie the knot, the most important thing to them was to bring together their families, who are scattered all over the world. They kept things simple, letting the beautiful Sydney harbor and their lovingly selected food + wine speak for itself. This allowed them to truly enjoy the company of their loved ones and each other. Kat + Seb really wanted to make sure that their family + friends were absolutely spoiled from the very first moment arriving on Clarke Island – so guests were greeted with glasses of champagne, served beautiful canapes, and treated to an a la carte menu from their favorite restaurant. It’s evident these two put so much thought + love into all of the details of their day. From the photographer, Len, of I Love Wednesdays:

Kat + Seb’s wedding was a fun reflection of Seb’s French heritage and their love of vintage style — as seen in Kat’s beautiful custom designed, and 50′s inspired, powder blue gown by Sarah Alice Andrews. They also had a rather unusual wedding day, choosing to get married on a Monday to be able to get married at the French bistro where Seb proposed to Kat. They brought over all their guests to Clark Island for their ceremony with absolutely stunning views of Sydney, glasses of champagne and possibly the sweetest ceremony, with self-penned vows…

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blue wedding dress flower detail

heart sole heels

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first look

first look

first look

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australian wedding


So in love with Kat’s vintage-inspired look!

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australian wedding

groom with bow tie

boat wedding

boat wedding

Walking down the aisle together as partners and equals was overwhelmingly joyous. The moment of taking each others hands and starting on that journey was unforgettable. Then seeing our family and friends so happy for us - it was like a tidal wave of emotion! It took a few moments and some calming words from our celebrant, Chris, to come back down to earth so we could recite our vows.

australian wedding

australian wedding

australian wedding


Sometimes in weddings there’s little moments that create such incredibly memories and during their ceremony Kat couldn’t get the ring on to Seb’s finger. Struggling and giggling with it, Kat finally got it on and exclaimed “GOTCHA!” making for a moment that everyone talked about.

australian wedding

australian wedding

australian wedding

australian wedding

bride with blue dress and fascinator

australian skyline

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dessert tower

kiss

dessert tower

kiss

Free yourself from the pressure of perfection - from meeting other peoples expectations, to having every detail loaded with meaning. Let yourself just enjoy the process.

And one little tip for the reception: we had a spare seat at each table, so we could sit somewhere different for each course. It was so nice to be amongst our guests, rather than at a head table. Highly recommend this approach!

photography: I Love Wednesdays // venue: ceremony on Clark Island in Sydney and reception at Tastevin Bistro & Wine Bar Sydney, Australia // floral design: Floreat – Jane Lampe // wedding dress + hairpiece: Sarah Alice Andrews // shoes: Betts // bridesmaid dress: Forever New // hair: Vicky McFarlane // makeup: Michael Halder // groom suit: MJ Bale // paper goods: Ruby’s Tuesday // catering: Ceremony: Luxury Tastings // music: Merpire, Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt // celebrant: Chris North // ferry transport: Rosman Ferry’s

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