We have been featured on Aisle Society!!

Our Autumn Romance styled wedding photo shoot, that has been featured on Chic Vintage Brides, has also been featured on the main page of the Aisle Society website!!  We have been very blessed to share this special styled shoot with you.  Enjoy!!

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Inspired by one of my favourite films, and featuring a black wedding cake, a truly unusual engagement ring and not one but two beautiful brides, this editorial is nothing short of magical

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We have been featured on Chic Vintage Brides!!

We have been blessed to have our Fall Romance styled wedding photo shoot featured on Chic Vintage Brides!! 

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Fall Romance Inspired by ‘Practical Magic’

SHINY PENNY STUDIOS

Today’s shoot sees us say a sad goodbye to Fall for another year in the most fabulously creative way possible. Inspired by one of my favourite films, and featuring a black wedding cake, a truly unusual engagement ring and not one but two beautiful brides, this editorial is nothing short of magical….

By way of an introduction, here is photographer Keli from Shiny Penny Studios….. “I love the autumn season!  I love the variety of colors on the trees and plants, the crisp air, and this sense of magic I always feel.  I also love the movie “Practical Magic”, so we wanted to evoke a sense of the film with a nod to the season with a color palette of black and deep emerald greens with touches of copper, to make our own magic. 

With so much gorgeous foliage in and around the Spring Hill Historic estate, we added simple floral details. The lush bridal bouquet featured creamy white roses, orange lily, hypericum berries, coral dahlias, fiery red alstroemeria, Italian ruscus, and hints of lavender.

We also used Italian ruscus, large pine cones, and teasels on the dining table, to add a natural element to the strong color palette.

Our table was layered with black and emerald green linens.  The black vintage chairs are part of the Spring Hill Historic Home estate, and are replicas of the original 200 year old dining room chairs.  The table settings were eclectic, with copper charger plates, vintage green glass plates, and dark green napkins that matched the tablecloth.  The vintage silver cutlery also belongs to the Spring Hill estate.  The glassware included modern black goblets, and vintage cut green glasses.

This styled shoot featured an eclectic mix of vintage and modern gowns.  Our bridal gowns were very different in style, as are our models, Sammy and Sarah.  Sammy wore a beautiful modern ivory lace gown with a beaded empire waist and bodice, cap sleeves and court train.  In her hair, we added a lovely beaded headband and she wore a vintage Art Deco necklace and earrings, which added lots of sparkle. 

Sarah donned a stunning vintage gown from the 1960’s. It was an ivory chiffon over satin crepe gown, with a rosette trim at the waist, and court length train.  Soft ruffles adorned the portrait neckline, the long fitted sleeves, and the front of the gown.  Around her wrist, we added a vintage necklace as a bracelet, with deep green cabochon stones. 

The gorgeous cake was a tall three-tiered delight!  Placed on a vintage copper cake stand, the cake was covered in dark fondant, to match our color scheme.  The bottom layer of the cake was covered in a dark forest green fondant, while the top two layers were adorned with simple, elegant black fondant.  The only decorations on the cake were a copper colored hoop with lush white, burgundy, and coral blooms, and a script “Mrs & Mrs” cake topper. “

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Isn’t it fabulous?! I just love the light and the pretty palette is so romantic! Thank-you so much to the wonderful team listed below who lent their creative talents to bring this incredible story to life. And a special thanks to Keli of Shiny Penny Studios for capturing it all so perfectly. You can see more of her beautiful photography by popping across to her website and by following her on Facebook and Instagram.

If you’re considering a Fall wedding of your own and are looking for more inspiration for a celebration in this beautiful season, you should take a look at this boho-vintage desert elopement inspiration, or this gothic inspired editorial and this breathtakingly romantic styled shoot at Twickenham House. And this stunning wedding inspiration shoot from Sweden has a beautiful Fall color palette, in a Scandi style. And if its color ideas you are looking for, then do take a peek at these 10 inspiring Autumn palettes!

Amy

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Credits & Contributors

Photography: Shiny Penny Studios | Venue: Spring Hill Historic Home | Event Planning: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning | Floral: Cathy Cowgill Flowers | Stationery: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning | Wedding Cake: Cake Wasted | Rentals: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning | Hair & Makeup: Aimee Alessi Artistry | Handmade Items: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning | Model: Sammy Kay Smith | Model: Sarah Riddle | Cake Topper: Everlaser | Wedding Ring: Raw by Olivia Mar | Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal | Wedding Dress: English Rose Vintage Oh | Fashion: English Rose Vintage Oh | Jewelry: English Rose Vintage Oh | Headpiece: English Rose Vintage Oh | Submitted via: Matchology

Our Stargate Atlantis styled shoot was featured on Storyboard Wedding!!

For those of you who know me, know that I am a huge Sci-Fi fan.  Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate – I love them all!  Sometimes, the stories within the stories, reflecting the development of relationships between main characters, will grab me and take hold.  Especially if the relationship is a romantic one.  One such relationship is that of Col. John Sheppard and Teyla Emmagan, on the Stargate Atlantis tv series.  Played by actors Joe Flanigan, and Rachel Luttrell, they never quite became a couple but there was plenty of chemistry between the two.  If you are part of any ComicCon, fanfiction, or other fan-based groups, you would see that this pairing is quite popular, and many people wish their characters had gotten together during the show.  I am certainly one of those fans.

I am so obsessed by John and Teyla’s story, that I designed an entire styled wedding photo shoot around it.  This is my interpretation of their wedding, had it taken place during the tv series.  My fabulous team of vendors joined me at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio, to produce this stunning visual tribute to one of my favorite shows, and two of my favorite characters.  We have been blessed to have this styled shoot featured on the StoryboardWedding blog!  I hope you enjoy!

http://storyboardwedding.com/stargate-atlantis-inspired-wedding-editorial/

Stargate Atlantis Inspired Wedding Editorial

Anyone die-hard “Stargate Atlantis” fanatics? Or how about outer space buffs? Regardless, this “Stargate Atlantis” inspired wedding editorial is right up your alley. Kimberly Lehman from Love, Laughter, & Elegance planned this stellar shoot with epic attention to detail and an explosion of any and all things about space exploration.

Kimberly headed to the Great Lakes Science Center to dress it up with deep jewel tones like midnight blue, royal blue, emerald and jade green; with pops of gunmetal gray and naturally, gold. The shades were a common feature in the sci-fi show and of course, looking up into the heavens, you’ll see a few of them staring back at you. We love the fun allusion of spheres in the ceremony setup, and the reception’s tablescape hosts an elongated floral centerpiece with beautiful geometric structures. Without fail, the EAT Cake 216 stood its ground and rose to the occasion. The three-tiered cake was brushed with various dark shades and had stand-out gold constellations dotted throughout. Cheers to this group of talented vendors. You all out did yourselves!

Photography: Regovich Imaging Company | Venue: Great Lakes Science Center | Event Planning: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning | Floral: Cathryne’s Creative Details | Stationery: KatSHOT Designs | Cookies: Mad Celebrations Planning & PartyFunNalia | Wedding Cake: EAT Cake 216 | Seating: Cathryne’s Creative Details | Linens: Cathryne’s Creative Details | Hair: Heather O’Boyle Erman | Makeup: Heather O’Boyle Erman | Model: Joe Morales | Model: Chula DeJesus | Tableware: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning | Decor Items: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning | Balloons : Designer Events by Fatena | Wedding Dress: Encore Resale Fashions | Bride’s Shoes: Encore Resale Fashions | Bridesmaid Dresses: Encore Resale Fashions | Veil: Encore Resale Fashions | Headpiece: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning | Bracelet: Encore Resale Fashions | Earrings: Encore Resale Fashions | Cufflinks: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning | Necklace: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning | Wedding Ring: Encore Resale Fashions | Submitted via: Matchology

We have been featured on The Budget Savvy Bride!!

We have been blessed to have our Owl & Pussycat styled bridal photo shoot featured today, on The Budget Savvy Bride!!

https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/poem-inspired-styled-shoot/

 

POEM INSPIRED STYLED SHOOT

This styled bridal shoot was based on Edward Lear’s classic poem, “The Owl and The Pussycat”.  The walls of the cafe are decorated in fantastic chalk art, and there is such a whimsical woodland vibe throughout the entire establishment. Enjoy this Poem Inspired Styled Shoot! Xoxo, Jessica
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POEM INSPIRED STYLED SHOOT

SUBMITTED BY: KIMBERLY LEHMAN OF LOVE, LAUGHTER & ELEGANCE: WEDDING & EVENT PLANNING

What was your design inspiration?

I have always loved the classic story of “The Owl & The Pussycat”, by Edward Lear. I recently came across a beautifully illustrated children’s version of the story, and I knew that I had to bring this story to life. In the neighborhood in Akron, Ohio, where I work, there is the most charming cafe. The decor is very eclectic and whimsical, and owls are a prominent feature. There are fantastic chalk murals on the walls and a handcrafted tree in the very center of the cafe. I knew this was the perfect location for this styled shoot. There is also a wonderfully casual patio outside of the cafe, that beckons you to sit and stay a while. I also wanted to incorporate the literary aspect of the project, so we wandered across the street to the library, and took some shots in the reading garden, and inside among the book stacks.

Describe your flowers.

Since the cafe is so colorful and whimsical, I wanted to keep our floral look soft, with muted pastel colors. The bridal bouquet is comprised of lavender, blue, and pink silk hydrangeas, and pastel silk roses. The boutonniere is a large pastel silk bloom that looked wonderful against Conner’s dark blue suit. I created a rounded centerpiece of the same silk hydrangeas and roses as the bridal bouquet. For a little depth and contrast, I also added large blush silk peonies. This arrangement was placed in my grandmother’s antique soup tureen, and then placed on top of my vintage white cake stand, with a decorative floral edge. We also used some of the natural greenery and wood elements found in the cafe as decor.

Describe your cake.

The cake, created by Debbie Wright of Cake Wasted, was a magnificent three-tiered confection! The three round tiers were each decorated in a shade of blue or green, to represent the ocean in the story. She added several beautiful handcrafted flowers to accentuate the gorgeous cake. The cake topper, created by Katie Meek of Meekly Yours, was a charming rendition of the owl and the pussycat sailing away for a year and a day in their little boat.

Tell us about your attire choices.

Our male model, Conner, wore a slim fitting blue suit of his own. I added a bright yellow silk tie that had little sailboats embroidered on it to go with the theme of the shoot. He also donned adorable owl-framed glasses, that looked so cute on him!

For Sammy Kay, we had 4 different looks. The first was a lovely flowing bridesmaid gown in a color called “desert rose”. This gown set off Sammy’s neckline and beautiful creamy skin. The bridal gown was an ivory lace sheath dress with an embellished empire waist, cap sleeves, sweetheart neckline, and sweep train. She looked amazing in it! The second bridal dress was a tea-length vintage design from the 1940s, sheer with an overall lace design. The final dress was also a vintage design from the 1950s. It was a day dress, deep rose in color, and had an overall lace pattern. The neckline was trimmed with matching satin piping. Sammy Kay added vintage gloves, hats and jewelry to complete the overall look for each outfit.

Please describe any handmade, DIY, or personal items.

There were several handmade items provided by vendors for this amazing photoshoot! Michal Elaine Johnston created a beautiful painting with colors featured in the original inspiration board. Katie Meek of Meekly Yours, created the cake topper, round wooden sign, and table number. Jodi Kennedy of Pink Tomato Creative hand made several of the decorative items, like the large banners, and paper goods.

We used my grandmother’s antique soup tureen as the display container for the floral centerpiece, as well as other sentimental items from my personal collection like vintage books, gloves, and figurines. We also displayed a poster of The Owl & The Pussycat, which had been mounted on a multicolored backdrop, and framed.

Describe the tablescape elements.

We had two tablescapes, one for the cake, and one for the dining table. The cake table was covered in delicate pink table linen, and the gorgeous wedding cake was placed on an ornate antique gold pedestal cake stand. We added gold mercury and small blue glass jar votive candles, and the children’s book of “The Owl & The Pussycat.”

The dining table was covered in a gorgeous blush pink petal tablecloth. Behind the table, we had our bride and groom models seated in magnificent high backed chairs, covered in white leather. The place settings were layered with gold beaded clear glass charger plates and ivory bone china with gold rims. We also used vintage floral china, and gold flatware. The stemware included cut crystal glasses with gold rims and smaller amber aperitif glasses. White and pastel linen napkins completed the look. The place cards were handmade paper boats with sails, as a nod to the boat in the story. I created a rounded centerpiece of the same silk hydrangeas and roses as the bridal bouquet. For a little depth and contrast, I also added large blush silk peonies. This arrangement was placed in my grandmother’s antique soup tureen, and then placed on top of my vintage white cake stand, with a decorative floral edge. We also added a few small owl and cat figurines, and gold mercury votive candles.

VENDORS

Photography: Stacey Long    • Venue: A Walk in the Park Cafe • Event Planning: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning • Floral: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning • Stationery: pink tomato creative • Wedding Cake: cake wasted • Bridesmaid Dresses: Doreen Leaf Designs  •  Headpiece: Doreen Leaf Designs  •  Model: Sammy Kay Smith • Model: Conner Moore • Laser Engraving: Meekly Yours • Bakery: A Walk in the Park Cafe • Wedding DressLove, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning • Fashion: English Rose Vintage Oh • Tableware: Millers Party Rental • Cake Topper: Meekly Yours • Paintings: Michal Elaine Johnston • Handmade Items: pink tomato creative • Tableware: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning • Submitted via: Matchology

New “Green & Leafy” Dishes!

I found this little tidbit on BizBash Washington, and thought these were a fabulous idea!  Talk about a truly organic dining experience!!  Enjoy!

 

 

 

Eco-Friendly, Disposable Dishes Made From Leaves
 
                 VerTerra's nine-inch hexagon plates are made of 100 percent renewable plant materials.
VerTerra’s nine-inch hexagon plates are made of 100 percent renewable plant materials.
Photo: Courtesy of VerTerra

VerTerra, a new eco-friendly servingware line, features dishes, plates, bowls, and cups made entirely from fallen leaves and water—no plastics or chemicals. The pieces have a wood-grain look and are oven-, refrigerator-, and microwave-friendly. They are sturdy enough to be hand washed and reused, but will naturally compost in under six weeks. Retail pricing (for packs of 100) ranges from $70 to $90, and wholesale pricing is available through the company.   

—Lisa Cericola

 

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Source:  (http://www.bizbash.com/washington/content/editorial/e11593.php)

The Luck ‘O The Irish – An Inspiration Board

The Luck O’ the Irish - An Inspiration Board

In honor of the favorite day of Irish People everywhere……my Irish themed inspiration board is for you!  I have only a little trickle of Irish blood running through my veins, but it’s enough!  I just like to celebrate the holiday!!  Enjoy!!

A Spring Green Inspiration Board

Spring Green Inspiration Board

The weather is different all over the country at this time of year.  Right now, some of us are slogging through snow and freezing cold temperatures, while others are basking in the warm winter sunshine.  Winter has just officially started, and Spring seems a long, long way off.  But do not despair, it will be here sooner than you think!  For those of you who long for bright green leaves, colorful flowers, and gentle breezes, this mood board is for you.  Enjoy!!