Angela + Anthony - Louisville, KY Wedding

Maaaan do we love Angela + Anthony. From the first minute of our first meeting, we knew we were the perfect fit. We did full planning and design for them, which is always really special for us - it's a whole different level of involvement. 

From Rifle Paper Co. envelope liners to their bourbon barrel escort card display, we helped them craft a day that was definitely reflective of their sweet, quirky and Southern selves. (They have the best Kentucky accents!) 

We laughed our way through over a year of meetings with Angela + Anthony, and cried happy tears when they tied the knot (ok, ok - we always cry). It will always be one of our favorite projects. Here's a little look at their day:

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Photo by Lang Thomas Photography

Florals, Design & Planning by State & Arrow Design Co. 

Invitations & Paper Design by State & Arrow Design Co.

Photography by Lang Thomas Photography

Cinematography by Mad Fox Pictures

Ceremony Space at O'Shea's Louisville

Reception Space and Catering by BBC Loft

Hair & Makeup by Ashley Meadows & Hailey McDaniels

Photobooth by Magbooth

Ceremony Tunes by Electria Strings

Reception Tunes by Complete Music

Officiating by Ken Rose 

Cake by Martine's Pastries

 

Cheers! 

Adria

Rob + Alana's Lovely Louisville Wedding

Meet Rob + Alana, two of our favorites. Aren't they just the cutest?

Rob and Alana serendipitously met on New Year's Eve in downtown Nashville as they both flagged down the same cab (seriously - like a movie). They ended up spending the night galavanting around Nashville's honky tonks and Rob serenaded Alana with some late night karaoke. He must have had one sweet singing voice, because the rest is history.

They got married on May 18 and we just had to share a little bit of their day! 

We loved that they did a handfasting ceremony. Fun fact: A handfasting ceremony is an ancient marriage ritual made popular in Ireland and Scotland.This symbolic lashing together of the couple’s hands is the origin of the familiar expression “tying the knot.”

Their venue, the Marcus Lindsey, is a restored sanctuary that was built in 1898 at the center of the NuLu district in Louisville. The venue boasts it's original stained glass windows and hand-crafted cathedral ceiling. Yes, it was as beautiful as it sounds.

Hands down, our favorite detail of their wedding (and of their love story in general) is what we'll call the "love wall." The wall was a collection of memories that Rob had gathered throughout their entire relationship, from ticket stubs to cocktail napkins from the restaurants they had visited. On most of the items, he would write the date and a memory that they shared from that day/evening. They plan to continue adding to the wall throughout their relationship. We'll pause here for a resounding "awww!"

We're so, so happy that we got to be a part of this day. Congratulations Rob + Alana, we're wishing you many more amazing memories to add to your collection!

P.S. Did we mention that they went on a safari in Africa for their honeymoon? Or that they look as good in khaki as they do in their wedding attire?!

xo,

A+J

Dreamy Bridal Style

We Love It Wednesday
We Love It Wednesday

Happy Wednesday, friends! We're busy little bees preparing for client meetings and venue tours this weekend and we're also knee-deep in timeline prep for three upcoming weddings. It's a crazy life, but a good life!

Even though we're busy, we still find time to mosey around the web finding pretty things! This week, we're swooning over...

The photography + colors + ok, pretty much everything in this geometric styled shoot on Green Wedding Shoes. Succulents and confetti?  It's got our vote.

Every single (EVERY. SINGLE.) dress in Sarah Seven's spring 2014 collection. The beautiful beading and romantic silhouettes she designs are always our favorites, year after year.

And finally, we absolutely adore this little 20's-inspired headpiece we found on Etsy. Maybe to be worn with a fabulous Sarah Seven dress?

We may or may not have just died and went to bridal style heaven.

Have a beautiful night!

A+J

All Kinds of Colorful

  We Love It Wednesday

This week we're really diggin' color. We're totally inspired by the brightly colored pics below and have been daydreaming of vibrant tablescapes for days!

 

We're totally into...

 

parachute first look

This first look we saw on Green Wedding Shoes. YES, that is a parachute. NO, this could not be any more fun.

summery striped ice cubes

These summery, striped ice cubes (plus how-to) from Oh Joy! Why didn't we think of that?!

invitation suite

 This awesome, candy-colored invitation suite on Love & Lavender. Really, we're in love.

Screen kate spade inspired wedding 2013-05-29 at 8.00.54 PM

Pretty much everything about this Kate Spade-inspired shoot on Style Me Pretty.

 

Cheers!

 

A+J

Sweets + Bouts

Boutonnieres and sweet treats are two things we love, regardless of the day of the week. We think you'll feel the same way after you see these...

Aren't these little labeled bouts the greatest? (Spoiler alert: a couple weeks ago we did our own boutonniere shoot that we'll be sharing soon!)

 

This bridal shower had us absolutely swooning. We love everything about it, but especially this cake.

Any time we have the opportunity to have fun with the food and drinks for an event, we take it. So we're totally down with this list of delicious and unique pairings from our girl Martha... and we really love donut holes.

Cheers!

A+J

Bridal Market + More

Stop and celebrate - it's Wednesday! We're halfway through the week (yes!) and ready to share some loveliness to help you make it to the weekend. Behold: bridal market lowdown + a wedding we wish we had been invited to.

We totally love...

All of the beautiful sneak peeks from bridal market. Check out Brooklyn Bride's recaps or the Martha Stewart Weddings Spring 2014 Gallery to see what we mean. Swoon, right?

Everything about this easygoing, charming wedding. Lots of lavender and lots of fun - sounds like our kind of party.

Happy Wednesday,

A+J

Blue Label Love

We’re delighted, no – THRILLED to be one of Ruffled blog’s newest Blue Label vendors! If you’ve never heard of Ruffled, you are in for a serious treat. If you have heard of it, you’re probably addicted, like we are. Ruffled is a wedding blog for DIY brides + creative couples. It showcases the beautiful, handcrafted weddings and styled shoots of imaginative couples and vendors. They all see weddings a little differently, just like us.

If you like what you see here, promise us you’ll take a peek. While you’re looking around, don’t forget to check out the DIY Ideas and Recycle Your Wedding, two features we love!

Modcloth Bridesmaids

Oh, Modcloth, how we love thee. If you've never visited this amazing site, you are missing out on all sorts of vintage-inspired, girly goodness. It's where we point all of our friends and brides when they're looking for unique, affordable bridesmaids dresses. One of our favorite looks, mismatched 'maids, is easy to achieve with the hundreds of styles and colors they have available. Check out some of our recent favorites below!

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Cabbage Vases – Pretty Purple How-to

We recently created these simple, fresh and fun cabbage vases for one of our 2013 couples. Their palette includes deep purple, which lends itself perfectly to incorporating fresh produce! Here’s how we did it:

Step 1 Peel back a layer or two of leaves on your cabbage. You’ll want the layers of your cabbage to be as tightly packed as possible.

Step 2 Sit the cabbage on a level surface, core-side down.

Step 3 Cut a 2-3” circle in the top of your cabbage and remove a few layers.

Step 4 Once you get through the first few layers, use a melon baller to hollow out your vase, maintaining the circular shape. For ours, we made an opening big enough for a glass votive candle holder to fit in the middle.

Step 5 When your vase is as deep as you would like it to be (our was about 3" deep), you can prepare your florals. 

Step 6 Slice a piece of pre-soaked floral foam to fit inside your vase.

Step 7 Arrange your selected florals in the foam. We used purple sage, blue veronica, blue delphinium and purple larkspur. Ta-da!