Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Meet Susannah & Tommy

Hey everyone!

Meet Susannah & Tommy. We've been working with them for almost a year now for their wedding on 11.11.11 and it's coming up soon! We're wrapping up their wedding plans, and now I have their fantastic engagement photos from Benfield Photography to share with you all. Enjoy.

 Gotta end on a bridge pic! Love it!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Are you sick of Mason Jars yet?

If you had asked me this question 5 minutes ago I would have answered with a resounding YES. But that was before I saw this fabulous tutorial for painted mason jars! How adorable are these in your bright wedding colors?!
Colorful with white blooms, or in white too! They would be fantastic for a country wedding or filled with wild flowers for a more gardeny style. I'm excited for this new, fun way to re-purpose the hundreds of mason jars I have from weddings last year! Already getting my paint ready...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Color Palette Inspiration: Soft Blue & Sherbert Tones

Hey everyone!

While I wait for more images from our recent events, I hope to be able to inspire you for your big day with my inspirational posts. One little way I want to encourage you is this: Don't be afraid of colors! You don't have to choose just one to two colors. Go all out! It's fun, gorgeous, and perfect for this time of year. I'm crazy over the colors in this tablescape recently featured in Rue Magazine...
Doesn't it make you want to walk barefoot in the grass and eat sherbert? I adore this color scheme!

Head over to Inspired by This for more photos from this beautiful shoot

Monday, May 23, 2011

Featured on Southern Aisle Today

Our Royal Picnic photo shoot is featured today on Southern Aisle...
the gorgeous photos are courtesy of Melissa McCrotty Photography

Head over to Southern Aisle now to see all the fabulous photos & details!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Anna & Michael are married!

On Saturday my sister married her high school sweetheart in a intimate ceremony on our Papa's farm. It was such a happy day and I cannot wait to share everything with you all.
While we wait to see the rest of the gorgeous photos by Shannon Walker, here's just a little sneak peak of their day!


Their new family!
Aren't my nieces beautiful?! I love those girls.

Some of the beautiful details...

Hopefully I'll have more to share with you over the next week. Thanks to Shannon for getting a sneak peak ready for us so quickly! Can't wait to see more.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Marissa & Tyler: Portraits

Hey everyone!

We've come to the last day of Marissa & Tyler's wedding feature posts, and it's my favorite! Their portraits are absolutely swoon worthy, chill bump inducing, and nothing short of incredible.

These next portraits were taken just as the sun set...
So, what do you think? These are some of my favorite wedding photos ever! They give me chill bumps and make me happy. And there are more! Head over to the Benfield Photography Blog now to see more of their stunning portraits.

Vendor Love
Photographers: Benfield Photography, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Videographers: NILO Productions, Fort Smith, Arkansas
Rentals: Eventures, Little Rock, Arkansas
Tents & Chameleon Chairs: Classic Party Rentals, Memphis, Tennessee
Band: Jeremy Shrader & the New Memphis Hepcats, Memphis, Tennessee
Flowers: Marlsgate Staff
Wedding Cake: Marlsgate Staff
Groom's Cake: Patticakes, Conway, Arkansas
Catering: Marlsgate Staff
Service Staff: William Shackleford
Pinao Rentals: Piano Kraft, Little Rock, Arkansas
Professional Dancers: Arthur Murray Dance Studio, North Little Rock, Arkansas
Photo booth: Central Arkansas Entertainment, Benton, Arkansas
Congratulations Marissa & Tyler Wells! I hope you had a fabulous honeymoon in Bora Bora and are getting settled back in to newly wed life. I love you guys! Keep in touch.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Marissa & Tyler: The Story of their Day

Today I'm excited to share with you the story of Marissa & Tyler's day. We'll let the photos from Benfield Photography take you through it!

Getting dressed...

The first look...

The lake side ceremony...

That gorgeous dress again! :)
The first dance...

Cutting the cake...

Dancing into the night...

The sparkler send off...

The classic car get away...
Car from Vintage Motor Cars, Little Rock, Arkansas
Can't get enough of Marissa & Tyler? Head over the Benfield Photography's blog now for more! And check back tomorrow for their STUNNING wedding portraits.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Marissa & Tyler: Details Day 2

Hey everyone!

Today, I get to share the elements of Marissa & Tyler's tablescape. To accomplish Marissa's stylish vision, we knew we were going to layer bold colors. We chose a chartreuse linen for the guest tables, topped with a teal runner, silver napkins, and my favorite element: purple velvet chair cushions on the modern chameleon chairs. Each place was set with a clear glass chargers topped with their custom menu created by Sincerely Yours Paper Inc. The long king's tables were finished with beautiful floral arrangements in their wedding colors. Between each arrangement the table was scattered with hundreds of votive candles. It was a beautiful combination and if you know Marissa, you know it is perfectly her! See for yourselves...

And on their ultra fabulous head table, we used crushed teal linens with purple glass chargers and modern ghost chairs. The flowers for this table were an unconventional and amazing hanging centerpiece. We scattered votives & floating candles across the head table to add a glow when the sun went down.
Did you notice the incredible custom made bare bulb chandeliers hanging down the center of their clear span tent? They were stunning and brought in Marissa & Tyler's modern style perfectly!

For more of their wedding details, head over to the Benfield Photography blog now. And check back tomorrow for Marissa & Tyler's beautiful wedding story.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Marissa & Tyler: Details

Marissa & Tyler were married on May 7th in an incredible lakeside ceremony followed by a bold & stylish reception. Today, I wanted to share some of my favorite details of their gorgeous day!

Custom menu created by Sincerely Yours Paper Inc.
First Course: Duck Gumbo. The groom actually provided all the ducks from his successful duck season this year!
Main Course: Pork Tenderloin wrapped in bacon with wild rice medley and asparagus

Come back tomorrow! I'll have more gorgeous details from their day for you! And in the mean time, head over to the Benfield's blog for different wedding details featured today.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Marissa's Bridal Portraits

I cannot wait for the posts that will come this week featuring Marissa & Tyler's wedding! And thanks to Benfield Photography, I have the first installment for you today: Marissa's Bridal portraits. Marissa is one of the most stylish people I've ever met, so of course her Monique Lhuillier gown is nothing short of spectacular! And she wasn't going to settle for the same ole bridal portraits. Dale and Meredith captured her vision perfectly for a high fashion, unique bridal shoot. Enjoy the gorgeousness!
This one is one of my absolute favorites!

Head on over to the Benfield blog for more from her beautiful bridal shoot! One of my favorites is there (hint: frames).
And check back with us over the next few days for their incredible wedding last weekend.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Anna & Michael say "I do" on Saturday

My sister {and best friend} is marrying her high school sweet heart on Saturday in a sweet ceremony on our Papa's farm. Her 2 daughters will walk her down the aisle where she'll say I Do. While I'm waiting with anticipation for their day, I wanted to give you a little sneak peak!
Here are a few pictures I snapped of her gorgeous custom calligraphy invitations from Molly's Paperie...
Anna and Michael's style is far from traditional, and while we wanted to formality of calligraphy, we didn't want the classic style. We were able to combine a traditional script with a modern block calligraphy to create invitations that were stunning, and perfect for them! We were even able to choose each word that we wanted to emphasize in script, and it couldn't have turned out better. My favorite part: "Papa's Farm"! I absolutely adore these invitations and hope you do too. A huge thank you goes out to Molly's Paperie for accomplishing our vision perfectly.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Finishing Touch Loves DahliaLynn Statement Necklaces

Super talented Nashville jewelry designer, Jessica, of DahliaLynn, makes some of the most incredible custom necklaces, many of which would be fabulous additions to your wedding day look. Whether you want to incorporate a bit of color into your style or want a "bridal" piece dripping with pearls and rhinestones, she's got something for you!
Here are some of my favorite pieces:
this fabulous one is all mine! :)
This one would be stunning for a summer bride! I LOVE the combination of turquoise and rhinestones with a strapless gown. Amazing!

I've been loving my beautiful DahliaLynn design. Here she is:

Here are just a few different ways I've styled my gorgeous one-of-a-kind statement necklace...

Worn here with dark wash wide leg jeans {banana republic}, purple silk pocket tank {target}, dolman sleeve summer cardigan {anthropologie}, and brown wedge sandals {j crew}

Worn here with dark wash skinny jeans {old navy}, black long sleeve flowy tunic {asos}, black belt {banana republic}, gold d'orsay pumps {BCBGirls}, and {marc by marc jacobs} sunglasses.

Statement necklaces are Jessica's specialty and she loves creating one of a kind pieces for stylish ladies! She is currently working on some gorgeous baubles with pearls and rhinestones that would be perfect bridal accessories. You can see more of her work in her Etsy Shop, on the fabulous style blog: Tulip Louise, or on the Dahlia Lynn blog. If you'd like to get a quote for your very own one of a kind Necklace, email Jessica today at DahliaLynnLane@gmail.com!