Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Blessed are those who see beautiful things in the most humble places when others see nothing. ~Pissaro

Ok so that is along title......I know, I know.....but this is by far my favorite quote and I think it sums up the way I look at the world just perfectly. I love things that are not so "perfect"....a rust covered planter, weathered barn wood, my great-great grandmothers vanity chipping paint and all. Like a lot of you vintage/thrift store lovers out there I could seriously fill my house with "treasures" that some people might consider junk. (Don't worry I won't end up on Hoarders anytime compulsion to buy is  balanced by my obsessive need to have a clean house haha).

All these thoughts come from two things
1. I'm doing a little research for an upcoming photo shoot that I'm sooooo psyched about.
2. One of my best girlies just started her own etsy business Weathered N Worn. Check it out if you love gorgeous, one-of-a-kind jewelry! I'm so in love with her's really hard to pick a favorite!
Check out her Etsy store at
weathered N worn

One of Mandi's beautiful creations.......      
Goodnight all.....Sleep well and dream of beautiful things......imperfections and all!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Who's the lucky Bride?

Hello Ladies! To all of the wonderful brides I met yesterday....I'm so happy I got the chance to meet you all and talk a little bit two of my favorite and weddings! Not to mention we were all surrounded by one of my other favorite dresses! Seriously, I thought about buying one for myself (which doesn't make much sense since I got married two years ago haha).

Now for the best stuff:) We had a little drawing for a FREE bouquet........and I happy to announce the very lovely Brittany Hamock as the winner of a totally free custom brides bouquet! I'll be getting it touch with Brittany soon to give her all the details and hopefully if she gives me the honor of being her floral designer I'll be able to post pics of her beautiful wedding!

To all the other ladies that came by to see me yesterday don't forget you still get a free toss bouquet (I mean who wants to let go of their own bouquet on their big day?) and as an added bonus all the ladies that signed up for the contest will get 10% off of their total order if they book with me anytime before January 2011. I hope to hear from you all soon.......I would be honored to be a part of your big day!

One of the other great things about yesterday...........meeting great vendors! I'll have to say I was super excited to have a booth beside the exceptionally talented SarahCPhotography! Sarah's booth was full of her gorgeous photos and her vintage style complimented the style of my booth perfectly (I sense a vintage inspired friendship brewing Sarah!) Sarah's work definitely speaks for itself but if you're undecided after viewing her site I urge you to set up a meeting with her because she's just so darn sweet and fun I'm sure you'll be totally sold! Speaking of her sweetness..........she sent me these wonderful photos of my booth that I couldn't wait to share!
A different take on the traditional door wreath.

I'm not going to lie.......I have a birdcage obsession.

My logo design by Jennie Lee Photography

Just one way to add some flare to your reception chairs or wedding aisle.

My life lines.......couldn't have made it without these wonderful ladies! L

A vintage inspired centerpiece.......use it alone or surround a tall centerpiece for a dramatic addition for your reception tables.

I'm soooo loving fall right now!

My great aunts antique china cabinet was the perfect display case!

More to come from SarahCphotograpy and the other great vendor later.......for now I have a couple of puppies that are ready for bed. Goodnight and sweet dreams to you all!

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Hello ladies! Wow it's been a very busy week! The Dash for the Dress is just around the corner yay! I hope all you fabulous brides can stop by. Who could beat it really? An amazing dress at an amazing price and tons of great vendors to help you get that wedding planning ball rolling or tie up some loose ends in plans you've already made. Two birds with one stone......or maybe even five birds with one stone (did I mention there will be tons of awesome vendors!)
I hope to see you all there, Sunday Sept 26th, 1-5 at Jubilee Banquet Facility on Callahan Dr. I'll have some goodies waiting for you! We will also have a drawing for a free brides bouquet worth up to $150!
Get there early, the first 100 brides through the door will receive a gift bag full of great items and info from all of the vendors!
Here are some treats I've been working on for the gift bags......I'm a sucker for anything that sparkles! 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Running of the Brides sneak peek

Hello everyone! I wanted to invite all you lovely brides out there to the Running of the Brides! Brides from all over the East Tennessee area will be gathering at Jubilee Banquet Facility for THE bridal event of the season - the Knox Bride Dash for the Dress which is sure to be a blast!

On September 26 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., ten bridal boutiques will have racks and racks of their discontinued wedding gowns and will be selling them at deep discounted prices throughout the event. Wedding vendors such as salons, cake designers,... photographers, florists and DJ’s, will also be on hand offering specials and discounts to participants.

Hope to see you on Sept. 26th! Here are some vintage inspired designs I've been working on for the show! Thanks to Jennie Kodak of Jennie Lee Photography for the wonderful pics!

Me and my two boys.....all the inspiration I need:)