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Whimsical Holiday Wedding Inspiration

When photographer, Serena, of Love by Serena, stumbled upon Cold Saturday Farm in Finksburg, Maryland, she immediately wanted to create + photograph something there. With the holidays quickly approaching, an editorial embracing simplicity, elegance + natural elements – mixed with the rich colors of the season – felt just right. Teaming up with Celebrating Love by Marcie and aiming to produce a scene with […]

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DIY: Ombre Paper Table runner

Looking for a fun + festive table runner for your holiday dinner? I’m loving this easy to create ombre paper table runner from Smitten on Paper. It could really work for any event or party – it all depends on the colors you pick, so be creative! For our table runner, we measured out how […]

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Boho-Glam Holiday Party Inspiration

The holidays are just around the corner, so we thought it would be fun to share some unique inspiration for throwing a boho-glam holiday party! I love how the talented east coast-based artists behind this gorgeous shoot infused the setting with lots festive, holiday details, while also retaining an heir of cultivated sophistication. By using an eclectic mix of […]

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Holiday Cards from Minted + a Giveaway!

If you are already thinking about holiday cards (major props to you for being so on top of things!), you’re going to love all of the pretty + fun design options available this year from Minted! Featuring a wide selection of personalized + customizable photo cards as well as some of the cutest indie-designed holiday […]

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Winter Wedding Ideas: Red + Purple Inspiration

Continuing with our snowy winter inspiration this week, we have this lovely styled shoot submitted from Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design. I love the color palette of reds and purples and Samantha Erin Photography captured the event perfectly. Totally love this winter ombre cake by The Cocoa Cakery. Thanks so much to all these creative vendors for sharing […]

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Holiday Cards from Minted

Thanksgiving is here next week so that means time to start thinking about holiday cards! For those of you engaged or just married, you have lots of great photos to select from and the designs from our sponsor Minted are some my most favorites. Seriously so many great options! And Minted was kind enough to send me a […]

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A Pretty Holiday Table

I wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas + a Happy New Year from our family here at GWS to your family! I hope you have a wonderful time with family + friends. And how pretty is the above tablescape?! I just love the use of the tartan fabric and the different white flowers […]

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Winter Wedding Inspiration

Such a lovely setting for a winter shoot. Love the bride in her tights + shrug and the palette of pink + blue. Happy Holidays! Photography: Camilla Photography Flowers, decor and hot chocolate bar: Branches Floral Gown, shrug and bridal accessories: Avenia Bridal Hair and Makeup: Enizio Tuxedo: Mens Den Tuxedos

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A Modern Cali Christmas Party!

Last weekend I was invited to a California Christmas party along with some of my other favorite designers + bloggers. Hosted by Leila Khalil of Be Inspired PR and photographed by none other than Leo Patrone, it was such a fun way to start the holiday season! I think there are so many great ideas for […]

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Friday Favors + Holiday Fun

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week. Some big news for myself + GWS! For those of you that didn’t know, I have been working fulltime as a Creative Director at an ad agency here in LA ever since I started this blog two years ago. It’s been a lot of work balancing that […]

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