I wanted to try something a little different. I created a ribbon garland for a romance book display. Shabby Chic Romance. What do you think?
We recently had the pleasure of planning a Baby Sprinkle for our dear friend, Ashley Ward, of Geneva Mae Photography. You may remember that we planned the Alice in Wonderland baby shower for Ashley a few years ago, when she was expecting her second child, Tierney.
A Baby Sprinkle is much like a traditional baby shower, except that the parents usually already have the larger items needed for a baby, like a crib, high chair, bouncer, etc. A Sprinkle gives the Mommy-to-be smaller gifts, like diapers, outfits, blankets, and items to pamper both mother and child. Just a “sprinkling” of items to celebrate the new life entering the world.
For this event, celebrating Ashley’s third child, a daughter to be named Tabitha, we planned a simple pink and gold theme. Ashley wanted to keep the atmosphere relaxed, so we held the Sprinkle at a local restaurant. We planned some games and activities to keep conversation and laughter flowing. Below are some pictures of the fun afternoon! Enjoy!
Spring is here! Think soft breezes, flowering trees, a riot of colorful flowers everywhere. It’s the time of year when we wear lighter, softer, flowing fabrics, when little girls dress in their spring best for parties, Easter, recitals, showers and weddings. That being said, I used two of nature’s prettiest colors, baby pink and white, and my love of the ballet, to create this lovely inspiration board. One of my current clients is a dancer, and this board is happily dedicated to her. Enjoy!!
Since I am sitting at home, with about 10 inches of snow on the ground outside my windows, I have been wishing for warm weather. Not an uncommon wish if you live in Northeast Ohio in the winter! At any rate, when I think of spring and early summer parties, whether they are wedding showers, bridal luncheons, baby showers, an intimate garden wedding, or just an afternoon tea, I love the color combination of pink and yellow. The colors are just so fresh, and light, and cheerful, that you cannot help but smile at the thought of attending an affair that has this color scheme. You can go very light and delicate with the shades, and add touches of white with daisies, eyelet lace, and little petit fours. Or, you could decorate with bolder shades of pink and yellow, by incorporating fuschia gerbera daisies, taxicab yellow linens, or live canaries. Obviously, I am feeling whimsical and perhaps a bit ornery with my descriptions. It’s all in good fun. However you choose to decorate your party in this pallette, please don’t forget the lemonade! Enjoy!!
I love vintage and Victorian styles. They are very romantic, and if I could decorate my whole life like this, well, I would be in heaven. But this is only one theme in the world of weddings and events. There are many other influences that can make up your personal wedding style. For this inspiration board, I used elements that had a vintage feel, but are modern at the same time. Enjoy!!
I am currently enamored of Cherry Blossoms. They are so delicate, in form and color. You can accent the blossoms with blues, whites, pinks, greens, and chocolate browns. The results are stunning. I did not want to go overboard with an Asian theme. Rather, I wanted to show how certain elements of a wedding, like a cake, invitations, and decor can enhance the mood, without being overwhelming. The same rule applies for the bridal gown and attendants’ dresses. The bridal gown has several soft layers, much like the way petals fold on a blossom. The attendants’ dresses are feminine and floaty. They appear much like flowers themselves. The overall effect is one of beauty, grace, and elegance on a warm spring day. Enjoy!