Wednesday, June 30, 2010

farm style wedding

I teamed up with the fabulous Meghan McSweeney again to create a rustic, farm-inspired wedding complete with a distressed horse barn, a serene lake and a tire swing. Tarnished pitchers were filled with wildflowers and vintage napkin linens and china lined the burlap runner.

We are so excited that the gorgeous Grey Likes Weddings featured our farm style shoot too! Pop over to her fabulous blog and take a look at more eye candy.

The incredible vendors that participated:

Photos: Meghan McSweeney
Style: LK Events & Design
Dress/Accessories: Pleiades Bridal Design Studio
Flowers: Carolyn Young
Cake: The Buttercream Bee
Hair/Makeup: Josh Henderson, Mango Salon

Models: Shera, James

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


There is something so natural and organic about wildflower bouquets and arrangements. Something so relaxed and carefree, unpretentious and whimsical--like you walked into a field, gathered some flowers and tied ribbon around them. Here are some hand-picked bouquets that are inspiring me:

Monday, June 21, 2010

a rustic and romantic bridal portrait

Quite often I hear brides asking for unique and not so cookie cutter approaches to bridal portraits. The standard studio portraits are becoming obsolete and these trendy brides are turning to different ways to show off the goods. Herein lies the inspiration for this rustic and romantic bridal shoot photographed by the insanely talented, Meghan McSweeney and styled by LK Events & Design.

It was shot on a picturesque farm, complete with tall wheat stalks, Snickers the horse, a worn stable, and lots of manure. [Our shoes were thanking us later]. The dress, a dropped waist gown with fitted satin bodice and multi-layered tulle skirt, was designed and created by Charla Bjostad at Pleiades Vintage Bridal and Design Studio. Silk flowers with satin ribbons were weaved throughout the layers of tulle. Complimenting the dress, the bride wore a resin-dipped orchid necklace with strands of freshwater pearls and crystal. Charla also created the headpiece using an oversized silk peony and satin ribbon. Swoon.

We are so excited that the amazing Anne Marie over at Perfect Bound loved this shoot just as much as we did. To see much more of this bridal inspiration, step over to her gorgeous blog and check us out. Thanks Anne Marie!

Photographer- Meghan McSweeney Photography
Stylist- Lindsay Averette of LK Events and Design
Flowers- Carolyn Young
Hair and Make-up: Josh Henderson at Mango
Dress and Accessories: Charla Bjostad at Pleiades Bridal Design

Friday, June 18, 2010

friday details

{photograph by Meghan McSweeney, style by LK Events & Design}

Details we fell in love with this week...

The most intimate and romantic backyard wedding

Summer berry inspiration

A whimsical, tropical affair

Loving these vintage, linen napkins

The most darling country California wedding, part i and part ii

Thursday, June 17, 2010

we all scream for ice cream

It could be my constant sweet tooth or the amazing InStyle ice cream shoot designed by the talented Amy Atlas that has me running for the nearest freezer, but either way I'm all about a sweet ending to a sweet day.

Instead of or along with your traditional wedding cake, surprise your guests with an ice cream bar.Or pull out all the stops and cater your ice cream from a local dairy shop--complete with the authentic outfit!

Want to impress your guests more? Try this mobile ice cream buffet! Or hire your local, darling ice cream truck to pull right on up to your reception. That way you're guests will get a blast from the past with all the kiddie flavors!