Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

New Gallery: Katie & Mac's Bahamian Wedding!

Hey everyone!

We've just added the gallery for Katie & Mac's gorgeous destination wedding in Abaco Island, Bahamas.
Head over to our website to see more of the gorgeous images from Carper Creative Photography. Click {HERE} for Katie and Mac's full gallery!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Crescent Hotel {Eureka Springs} Wedding Showcase

Hello again!

I'm so excited to be collaborating on the design for the Crescent Hotel's wedding showcase, "Celebrating the Crescent Bride"! During this event they will unveil the new and improved Fountain Gardens, let newly engaged couples tour their many wedding locations on the historic hotel's property, and inspire you with new and exciting ideas for your upcoming wedding day!
If you are newly engaged {or soon to be engaged}, come explore the Crescent Hotel and get inspired for your big day! Eureka Springs is a wonderfully quaint town with amazing charm. The perfect location for your wedding!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Styled Photo Shoot: Metallic, Modern Fall

Hello again!

Thank you to Benfield Photography for asking me to design this inspirational fall photo shoot. I loved every moment of creating the gorgeous design concept. It could not have come together more perfectly and I'm so thankful for the amazingly talented group of vendors that we were able to assemble. Thank you all for your part in this shoot. It was beautiful!
calligraphy by Anchor Port Calligraphy

Thank you again to this dream team of vendors:
Benfield Photography
Shindig Paperie {letterpress invitations and calligraphy menus & place cards}
Pigmint {floral designs}
BBJ Linens {gold velvet and ivory contour}
Eventures Party Rentals {place settings, chairs, & bench}
Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe {wedding cakes}
Riffraff {bridesmaid dresses & jewelry}
Bride N Groom {bridal gown}

Styled Shoot: Pretty Paper

Hey everyone!

Today I have one of my favorite details from our inspirational photo shoot to share with you! Using metallic tones {gold, bronze, & silver} as our inspiration, we chose to continue that into the paper products. To do this, Shindig Paperie provided custom calligraphy menus and place cards that were hand written in gorgeous raised gold ink.
Calligraphy by Anchor Port Calligraphy. Antlers by Finishing Touch. Table cloth from BBJ Linens. Place Settings from Eventures. Flowers by Pigmint.
Place cards {calligraphy by Anchor Port Calligraphy} were set on individual gold doilies to add another layer to the tablescape and to continue the metallic design further.

This stunning, gold foil letterpress invitation from Shindig Paperie {by Bella Figura} was the perfect compliment to our table design!
flowers by Pigmint.
And because I couldn't choose just one, this fabulous silver and gold foil letterpress invitation from Shindig Paperie {by Bella Figura} would also go perfectly with this chic, fall wedding design...

Thank you to Shindig Paperie for always providing such amazing and inspiring paper products for our events! And thank you to Benfield Photography for the beautiful images.

Come back tomorrow for just a few more amazing photos from our inspirational photo shoot!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Styled Shoot: Sweet Treats

Hello again!

Today I have the gorgeous images by Benfield Photography of the lovely metallic cakes, designed and created by Jennifer of Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe. Always the artist, she delivered on 3 lovely cakes for our metallic inspired fall photo shoot...
My favorite of the three: a tiny confection covered in edible gold lace and accented with silver sugar succulents. Mercury glass cake stand from Finishing Touch. Flowers by Pigmint.

Large, 4 tiered, scallopped design sprayed in gold and accented with fresh flowers. Flowers by Pigmint.
An incredibly fun, gold and silver glitter design, accented with a silver sugar flower. Flowers by Pigmint.
Bridal Gown from Bride N Groom. Bridesmaid Dresses and Jewelry from Riffraff.
A big thank you to Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe for partnering with us in this fun collaboration! Thank you to Benfield Photography for the beautiful photographs. Now head over to their blog for more images of Shelby Lynn's gorgeous cakes!

And don't forget to come back tomorrow for the lovely paper details from Shindig Paperie!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Styled Shoot: Floral Design

Hello everyone!

I'm back today with more gorgeousness from the photo shoot we designed last week! Today, I'm focusing on the gorgeous floral designs by Pigmint. Around a month ago, I met with Jonathan & Chelsea {owners at Pigmint} and told them my ideas for this shoot. I knew that I wanted to incorporate brass candlesticks for height and to work gilded antlers into a runner style centerpiece. But instead of your typical, perfect runner centerpiece, I wanted the floral designs for this table to be more organic and to flow with the shape of the antlers. Boy did they deliver! Pigmint understood my vision perfectly and created a stunning centerpiece on site that day. The photos really do speak for themselves...
Place settings from Eventures. Menus and Placecards from Shindig Paperie.Calligraphy by Anchor Port Calligraphy.

They also created stunning personal flowers for our models...
Artfully designed bridal bouquet of orchids, roses, and peonies, accented with lovely ribbons in different textures.
Classic gardenia boutonniere.
Bridesmaid bouquets made of peonies and roses.

So what do you think of our designs? I'm slightly crazy about the results of this amazing collaboration! Thank you Pigmint for translating our ideas into reality with your perfect artistic touch. And thank you to Benfield Photography for capturing everything so beautifully. Don't forget to check out their blog today for more gorgeous photos of the floral designs from our shoot.

And remember, Pigmint is a full service florist! They're open on weekdays from 10-6 and on Saturdays from 10-4. Stop in soon or give them a call to order arrangements to brighten up your home or the homes of your loved ones!

Come back tomorrow for the oh so sweet details on the cakes from Shelby Lynn's!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Styled Shoot: Portraits

Hey everyone!

We've been up to something fabulous! As promised, I'm back with the gorgeous images from our Styled Photo Shoot last Monday. We're going to start with the beautiful portraits by Benfield Photography...
Gown from Bride N Groom. Bouquet by Pigmint.
location: cottage at Pratt Place Inn.
Bridesmaid dresses and jewelry from Riffraff. Bouquets by Pigmint.
cakes by Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe

tablescape design by Finishing Touch. Flowers by Pigmint.
Bench from Eventures. Location: cottage at Pratt Place Inn. Flowers & Garland by Pigmint.
Lovely, right? Benfield Photography really knocked it out of the park on this one! Be sure to visit their blog today for even more beautiful portraits.

A big thank you to all of the vendors who collaborated to make our vision a reality:
Venue: Pratt Place Cottage
Florist: Pigmint
Paper Items: Shindig Paperie
Calligraphy Anchor Port Calligraphy
Cake Designer: Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe
Wedding Gown: Bride N Groom
Bridesmaid Dresses & Jewelry: Riffraff
Rentals: Eventures
Linens: BBJ Linens

Now come back tomorrow for details on the fabulous floral design from Pigmint!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Styled Shoot Sneak Peek!

Hey everyone!

We've been working away these past couple of months preparing for our upcoming Spring and Summer weddings. We've also been designing a fabulous inspirational photo shoot with some of the best vendors in Northwest Arkansas. Get ready for some amazing images next week, but until then here's just a little sneak peek from Benfield Photography of our gorgeous tablescape design...

Stay tuned next week for features on each of the fabulous vendors involved in this super fun collaboration:

Design & Styling - Finishing Touch Event Design
Photography - Benfield Photography
Florist - Pigmint, Fayetteville
Stationery - Shindig Paperie, Fayetteville
Calligraphy - Anchor Port Calligraphy
China & Chair Rental - Eventures, Fayetteville
Linens - BBJ Linens
Cakes - Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe, Springdale
Wedding Gown - Bride N Groom, Springdale
Bridesmaid Dresses & all Jewelry - Riffraff, Fayetteville