Amy Atlas

Her work has been all over the blogs but it is too good not to post here. The incredibly talented Amy Atlas designs the most beautiful dessert tables and candy stations. Check out her site for lots of eye candy and inspiration for your own event.

Studio Boum Weddings

Here is a sneak peak at some of the beautiful photographs taken by the talented Savanah Kent for one of our couples weddings. Jennifer and Mark were married last month in Bend at the Blacksmith restaurant. Congratulations!

Save The Date

Vane over at Brooklyn Bride has been showcasing some very cool save the dates on her blog this week. I love it when couples do something creative and fun, it gets you even more excited for the upcoming event. Many of these come with DIY instructions so definitely check them out.


A Little Garnish

If you haven't already heard of Garnish definitely hop over and check out their collection of versatile packaging. Many of their bags and boxes are perfect for wrapping up a gift or favor for a special event, but the possibilities are endless. Be sure to look through their library of inspirational ideas, they are so sweet and clever. These are some of our favorites.


Children's Birthday Party Ideas: Chinese Theme

I love this adorable birthday party given by Andrea for her daughter's eighth birthday. So many fun and creative ideas, what a lucky girl.

Fall Is Almost Here!

Some beautiful Fall decor inspiration from the incredibly talented Michelle Rago.


Skillet Street Food

Josh and Danny create delicious gourmet meals made from locally sourced ingredients and served out of an Airstream trailer. The trailer travels around the city serving the cubicle nation their bistro style lunches. They are also available for private events and would be a great idea for parties, company picnics, or even weddings. Check them out here and stop by the trailer at one of these locations to give them a try.

Image by Matthew Monteith from here


Makeup Inspiration

I am in desperate need of a makeup makeover. I realized this morning that my current eyeshadow has been with me since my own wedding three years ago! And, I have never had my makeup professionally done, even on my wedding day. While there are no excuses, I have always found makeup to be a little intimidating. Having said that, you would think I would jump at the chance to have someone else do it for me. But no, I still insist on doing it myself. So I have decided to set up a consultation with a real makeup artist and get some much needed help. Here is some inspiration from two local talents that also do on-location bridal makeup. If there is room in your budget, hiring a professional is definitely the way to go.

Great fall colors in these two.
Love a smoky eye.

This is such a beautifully natural look.

Another great smoky eye.All images from Erin Skipley and Jennifer Verador


Garden Party

This beautiful garden party for Cy Twombly was held in an actual nursery outside of London. I especially love the mismatched cafe chairs and dirt floor. Petersham Nurseries is the type of place I would love to spend an entire day admiring the flowers and munching on snacks from the cafe while reading the paper and catching glimpses of Stella McCartney. Now I'll be daydreaming about English gardens for the rest of the day...

First spotted on {frolic!}


Real or fake?

Can you believe these flowers are actually made out of clay!?!? They are all hand-made by PetalByPetal and each order can be customized to any flower/color arrangement. They can create bouquets, corsages, favor boxes, hairpieces etc all customized to match the theme and decor of your event. I think it would be great to recreate your bouquet or a centerpiece as a keepsake to use in your home well after your wedding day.

Images via PetalByPetal

Paper Love

Saw this beautiful invitation suite in the new issue of Inside Weddings. The magazine had an orange/silver combo but I like the yellow even better. Find it online here at KenzieKate invitations. Mackenzie also has a wonderful blog full of wedding/event inspiration here.


Astilbe and Ice Cream

Some inspiration from the July issue of MS Living. I love the feathery, fern-like quality of these Astilbe stalks. Haven't heard of it? Neither had I. But it's lovely.

I finally have an idea of what to do with my collection of vintage glass bottles.

Also from Martha Stewart, here are some yummy dessert ideas that incorporate every one's favorite warm-weather food. Ice Cream Cupcakes and Brownie and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches are fun and different option for summer events.

All images from Martha Stewart.