Monday, June 28, 2010

DIY harvest moon wedding

Take a harvest moon, a warm summer night, a beautiful bride, a breath taking location,
oh and a pretty cute groom,
what do you get?

A too die for wedding.

The bride was in a Carolyn Herrera gown.

I've sewn and altered about a million dresses through the years and this one by far was the most beautiful. It was put together so well, that it was difficult to alter.

The milliner veil was cut from a vintage pill box hat and a bow made from part of the train's ribbon.
Her maids were wearing Anthropologie dresses.
The bride created fabric flowers for all the girls to wear as corsage's, hair ornaments and wrist cuffs.

The bouquet was loose and organic.
We used succulents, orchards, coleus and wrapped them in fringed burlap.

The mom made all the men's ties. Each one in different neutral cotton prints. It was the same print used for the girls flowers.
With the left over fabrics I put together a bridal garter.
Presented in it's own burlap and lace bag with a vintage button.
Burlap was draped with globe lanterns for the ceremony site as well as the dance floor.

The center pieces held mini, numbered chalk boards to let the guests know their table seating.

Succulents were arranged in low glazed planter bases.
The long troughs were vintage bread molds placed upon burlap runners for the head table.

Guests took a numbered brown bag from an easel cork board full of flower seeds.

They scattered the flowers into a prepared flower bed before heading to their seats.

Look at this settee!
A 1900's French love seat white washed and brushed with gold leafing.
It is overed with burlap, silk rushing and small pompon's. The seat is long faux fur.

It was a beautiful day for a beautiful couple.
Congratulations Collin and Jackie!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Artist: The Poppy Tree

There is something eternally touching about Kelly's artwork at The Poppy Tree.

They are so sweet and serene. Each piece telling it's own tale.

I just found out that Boopsie Daisy is her sister!
I LOVE her photography! Lots of talent in that family.

Friday, June 11, 2010


Emma Cassie

If you want to have some fun do a goggle search on "Doilies".
I've always been taken by them, but have never seemed to come up with a great design solution.
Well, no longer!

Apartment Therapy
Poor Hubbie, he has no idea what our new home is going to be decorated like.

(Note: Still working with the women in Peru and textiles....Can't wait to share!)