Thursday, June 30, 2011

White by Vera Wang, Take 2

As many of you know, I swooned over Vera Wang's first collection for David's Bridal. Well, the newest collection is fabulous too! Feast your eyes on a couple of my favorites...
Taffeta Empire Waist Gown, $800.00
V-neck Satin Corset Gown, $600.00
And there's many more new styles to look through! Enjoy browsing...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Braided Beauty

Hey everyone!

One of the few non-wedding blogs that I follow is Love, Maegan, a fashion and style blog to die for! She regularly posts about clothes, styling, accessories, and every day life and many of her posts can easily be applied to your wedding day style.
I'm a sucker for a braid! In fact, it's one of the few things I miss about my long hair, so when I saw this post I couldn't resist sharing it with you. It could flawlessly top off your wedding look if you're a more natural, southern girl who is perhaps having an outdoor or barn wedding. Enter, the waterfall braid....
Beautiful isn't it? I can just imagine it with a fresh flower to top it off. For a DIY video, head over to Love, Maegan now!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Leslie & Brice are married!

Hey everyone!

My dear friend, Leslie, was married on June 18th at the Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm just outside of Fayettevile, Arkansas. I've been dying to share some details with you all week, but because I was so CRAZY busy with a 2 wedding weekend I had to wait. Until now! Enjoy the gorgeous sneak peak from Shannon Walker...
flowers: Finishing Touch
vintage brooches: gifts from the bride's girlfriends; cakes:Linda Carnes
flowers: Finishing Touch

The first look...

Congratulations to the Freemans! Can't wait to hear all about the Dominican Republic. I love you guys!

Thanks to Shannon Walker for the beautiful photos.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sweet Sweet Words

Hey everyone!

I just love getting thank you notes from our brides and grooms, and today I got the sweetest review from the new Mrs. Wells. Marissa & Tyler were married last month and we worked together for 18 months to make their big day absolutely perfect.
photo by Benfield Photography
Reviews like this remind me how much I love my job...

Jessica at Finishing Touch Event Design was the best decision we ever made. I know for a fact that I couldn't have planned our wedding without her. She allowed us to enjoy the engagement and wedding process without stress! The  "value for cost " rating should be a 20/5 because her services were absolutely priceless in our book. Not only was she very professional, but she became a friend. When I have an event that I need help planning, you better believe Jessica is my first phone call. I will and have recommended her to everyone that asks about our wedding. We have had nothing but excellent reviews on the whole wedding as well as our planner(s). If you only have room in your budget for one thing... make sure it's a wedding planner and Jessica is my pick!

Thank you so much to you both for the sweet words! Reviews like this are what keep me going in this crazy, busy career I've chosen. Happy brides & grooms are why I do what I do. I love you guys!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Suzanne & Caleb are married!

It was an absolute honor to help plan the wedding of Suzanne Jansen & Caleb Yerton. I've known Caleb since he was born, so this was an especially touching wedding to be a part of. Caleb has grown into a wonderful man and I'm so happy that he found Suzanne, a sweet, caring, and beautiful woman. They were married on Friday night in Little Rock as family and friends celebrated with them. And until I have more photos, I am so excited to share with you her stunning bridal portraits by Hudson Photography.
Isn't she breathtaking? To see more of her beautiful portraits, head over to The Wedding Post for her feature.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Color Palette Inspiration: Gold

Hey everyone!

Today I want to share a beautiful Gold inspiration board from Camille Styles that has me completely smitten. I love this gilded, rich look.
So inspirational! The use of sequins and touches of pink is just perfect. For more like this, head over to Camille Style's blog now.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Think out of the box...

When you're planning your wedding, there are so many little ways you can use greenery to make a big impact on your guests. For this Phoenix wedding recently seen on Style Me Pretty, the bride was able to really think outside of the box and chose some beautiful & unusually ways to incorporate greenery into her wedding design.
Have you ever seen a vase stuffed with moss before? I ADORE this look. It's soft and unusual. And I've always been crazy about napkin treatments. Using rosemary is a great way to use something different, bring in nature, and add a great fragrance to the tables as well.
For more from this beautiful wedding, head over to Style Me Pretty now.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Color Palette Inspiration: Bright Colors

I'm loving bright colors this summer! So many brides are hesitant to step outside of the neutral color schemes that they see most often, but there are so many fabulous options out there for you! Don't be afraid of color. This shoot, recently seen on Wedding Obsession, is a fantastic combination of fuchsia, yellow, orange, and blue that will really pop for a gorgeous summer wedding.
 I'm crazy about the thistle in the bouquet with the softer blooms. Its texture is absolutely fantastic!

For more information on this shoot, head over to Wedding Obsession now. And remember, don't be afraid to go for color and make a statement on your wedding day!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Stunning Art Deco Wedding

Style Me Pretty recently featured this fabulous Art Deco inspired wedding that truly knocked my socks off! I love how they carried the style throughout every single element of the wedding from the gown to the cake and accessories. It is absolute perfection.

 Don't you just love it?! For more from this gorgeous affair, head over to Style Me Pretty now.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Featured on Style Me Pretty Today

Remember the little sneak peaks I've shown of our beautiful Royal Picnic photo shoot from March? Well, I'm so honored that Style Me Pretty is featuring it today!
Click {HERE} to head over to Style Me Pretty now to see more of the gorgeous images by Melissa McCrotty. Thanks again to Distinctive Designs by Tanarah for the incredible floral designs & to Alda's Magnolia Hill for the incredible setting.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Meet Sherri & Ryan

Sherri & Ryan are a wonderful couple that we've had the pleasure of working with for several months now. Their fall wedding is fast approaching and I cannot wait to share with you the fabulous, bold details. Until then, enjoy a few of their sweet engagement photos from Benfield Photography...
I'm crazy about that blue background! It's pretty fantastic, right? For more from their Little Rock Engagement Session head over to Benfield Photography's blog now.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy Birthday To Us!

I am lucky enough to share a birthday with my oldest niece. Annaston is one of the smartest and funniest little girls you'll ever meet. And she's beautiful to boot! Today she turns 7 (and I turn 28...yikes!) and today's blog post is dedicated to her...
Annaston and I, Seaside, FL 2009
Annaston was not even 2 yet when she was the flower girl for my wedding. Seaside, FL 2006
And now, I'm heading to Fort Smith to celebrate with her today. WE are having a disco pool party at her request. Can't wait to see what she's come up with this year. I'm sure there will be lots of sequins. I love you Annaston! Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Gallery Added: Marissa & Tyler

Hey everyone!

I'm so excited to share with you all my favorite images from Marissa & Tyler's wedding on May 7th. You can head over to Our Website to see all of my favorites from Benfield Photography, but here's just a little sneak peak of the Best of the Best...
Stunning right?! For more, head over to Marissa & Tyler's gallery on our website now!

Thanks again to Dale and Meredith of Benfield Photography for capturing the beautiful of this wedding flawlessly! Marissa & Tyler have a hard job ahead of them choosing images for their walls!

Monday, June 13, 2011

DIY Bowties

I'm absolutely crazy over the recent DIY bowtie feature on Style Me Pretty. They are so adorable! And for a groom who loves his southern style, these would be perfect cupcake toppers.
The instructions are simple. Go over to Style Me Pretty now for all the details.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

5 Incredible Years

Today, I've been married for 5 years to a good and amazing man. And I love him more today than I did when we said "I do". We're lucky enough to be celebrating our 5th Anniversary in the beautiful place where we were married and I can't imagine anything better! Thank you to my husband for being everything I need and more.
photo by Paul Johnson Photography
Happy Anniversary Logan! Here's to the next 5 years and the blessings they will bring. I love you.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Featured: The Wedding Post

Today, some of the images from our beautiful photo shoot with Melissa McCrotty are featured on Arkansas's daily wedding blog, The Wedding Post. I was honored when they emailed me to ask if they could feature it! Here's just a little taste of what is on The Wedding Post today...
Head over there now for more gorgeousness! Click here for The Wedding Post.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fun and Fabulous Escort Cards

These escort cards recently seen on the Merriment Blog can only be described as fun. The bright colors, the dotted backdrop, and the clothespin attachments are nothing short of fantastic!

And while there are fabulous elements to this display, it's not overworked. It is still clean and crisp and great for a summer wedding.