Hi friends! I’m back after an extra-long Thanksgiving hiatus, sorry to have missed out on a week. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmastime and I love the idea of mixing in succulents with your holiday decor. They’re pretty low maintenance plants as long as they get good sunlight and won’t make it look like your aunt with bad taste came over and had Christmas explode in your house. Find a way to mix in these minimal, modern florals in your house this holiday season!
1 / Carved teak branch planter from Terrain
2 / Geometric concrete succulent cacti planter vases from Concrete Geometric on Etsy
3 / Succulent wreath greeting card from simplysummerdesign on Etsy
4 / Living succulent wreath from Montana Girl Designs on Etsy
5 / Succulent hanging planter with metal address plaque from Urban Mettle on Etsy
6 / Potted succulent runner via Martha Stewart Weddings
With many of my best friends getting engaged and married this year [starting this weekend!], I thought it’d only be appropriate to continue with the wedding-related posts. Ruffled wedding gowns are one of my favorites – there’s so much character and texture in a ruffled wedding gown that translates so well into photographs.
These are some of my favorite ruffled wedding gowns:
The Anemone gown by Kirstie Kelly [photo by Elizabeth Messina]
The Cloud Dress by Oscar de la Renta [via James Nord]
Blush ruffled gown by Monique Lhuillier [photos by Sweet Little Photographs and Alexi Shields Photography]
Ooh la la, I’m in love with them all…
Last year at the Chapel Designers conference, Ariella Chezar designed this beautiful bouquet shot by Vicki Grafton. Between that and my current favorite Essie nail polish, I’ve been embracing the deep burgundy hue. Snag a leather baggu in small or large sizes or add in some gold foil to say ‘Thanks’ this Thanksgiving [card by Rifle Paper Co.]!
A little touch of black is always a good idea. It’s such a grounded color and one that never fails to make a statement.
I love the branding of Fatted Calf, an SF charcuterie shop. Below it is a gorgeously modern + classy invitation suite by Nichole Radman. This poster is by Denmark designer, Colour Rain, and I’m obsessed with this house designed by Hecker Guthrie in Melbourne. Check out the whole house tour on Apartment34 – it’s incredible!
it’s such a pressure these days [especially with pinterest] to create a wedding event that’s aesthetically pleasing, fun, and original. it’s easy to reuse ideas found online, but everyone always wants something just a little different to set themselves apart. we’ll save that topic for another day, but for today here’s an example of how i drew wedding inspiration from a piece of artwork. it’s really not hard to come up with some great ideas by using something not wedding-related as your inspiration. this painting by Kathryn Markel [below] inspired me to create this boho / modern wedding inspiration board today.
[ bouquet via once wed / claire pettibone + amanda judge headpiece, photo by Studio Castillero / cocktails sign, photo by jose villa / cake by maggie austin cake / mini pancake bites / rooftop tablescape, photo by kt merry / stacking rings by porter gulch ]