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Bright & Whimsical Garden Wedding {Part 1}

Pink and Orange Garden Wedding

WOW. I’m pretty much head-over-heels in LOVE with this vibrant & whimsical Garden Wedding that was both dreamed up and beautifully captured by talented photographers/friends Melanie Duerkopp and Stephanie Godfrey!

The inspiration behind this eye candy buffet? A cool vintage birdcage and a fabulous BCBG dress (which you will see in Part 2 when we cover all the wedding party fashion details – including some of the most creative boutonnieres I’ve seen yet!). For Part 1, though, read on to feast your eyes on some truly stunning images of the oh-so-charming tablescape and vibrant floral designs… (P.S. Don’t you think this would make for a fabulous bridal or baby shower table too?!)

Pink and Orange Garden Wedding

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Wonderlandia Table #2: Adult Birthday Party

Wonderlandia Adult Birthday Party, Wedding

Some how “gorgeous” hardly even seems an adequate enough word to describe this amazing Wonderlandia table design by Carolyn of The Special Day!

Tasked with creating a tablescape {for our Glue Dots Tablescape Exhibit} that would appeal to the “big” kids (occasion: Adult Birthday Party), Carolyn truly brought the spirit of wonderland to life with this moss-covered table adorned with “flowering” tea pots, whimsical cake centerpieces, fabulous giant fabric flower chair backs, and more! The place settings were even elevated with wide upside down glass vases… because as she notes in the creative details below… anything goes in Wonderlandia!

Wonderlandia Adult Birthday Party, Wedding

Wonderlandia Adult Birthday Party, Wedding

There’s so much inspiration to be found here for all sorts of “wonderland” themed celebrations…I especially love how one of the tea pots is displayed atop moss inside a glass cake dome – this would make for a great stand-alone centerpiece for a bridal/baby shower…. and the “Drink Me” tags adorning the wine glasses makes the sparkling mango drinks look even more tempting!

Read on for LOTS more gorgeous images + all the creative details… (more…)

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Wonderlandia Table #1: Kids Birthday Party

Wonderlandia - Kids Birthday Party

I am SO excited to share this first Wonderlandia table with you – it’s definitely full of WONDER and IMAGINATION! This design {which was part of our Glue Dots Tablescape Exhibit} was tailored to a Kids Birthday Party and was dreamed up by designer & mom Abigail Barnes of Paper and Cake (who also just launched a shiny new website!).

I just love how she took the “Wonderlandia” concept in a totally unique direction, playing on the idea of an imaginary trip across the world… how fun is that?! (I bet you could tailor some of these ideas to a super-cute “Welcome to the World” themed baby shower too.)

Wonderlandia - Kids Birthday Party

Wonderlandia - Kids Birthday Party

Red on for LOTS more whimsical images, creative details from Abigail, and a little more info on the designer herself… (more…)

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Vintage-Modern “School Day” Collection

Vintage Schoolhouse Party Theme

School has never looked like so much FUN! This adorable Vintage-Modern School Day theme from Anders Ruff Custom Designs just might have your little ones forgetting about summer already! Inspired by their new School Day printable design collection, you’ll find lots of details here that can add a little bit of fun to their “everyday” school experience too… like cute bookmarks, note cards, book labels & more!

In addition to Back to School celebrations, this would also be a fabulous theme for Teacher Appreciation week… or as a birthday party theme for your favorite little bookworm!

Vintage Schoolhouse Party Theme

Back to School Paper Party Collection

Read on for LOTS more adorable pics (as captured by Becca Bond Photography) + all the creative details {including some ridiculously cute chalkboard and apple/bookworm sugar cookies!}… (more…)

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{Pucker Up!} Pretty Pink Lemonade Party

Pink Lemonade Birthday Party

Pucker up for some PINK LEMONADE party perfection! This adorably refreshing party was sumbitted by Honey of Honeydew Events.  A darling theme like this could be used for any occasion – from birthday parties to baby showers – and is also a fabulous way to say “Hello” OR “So Long!” to summer. How could you possibly go wrong with with the sweetness of all of these lemony details?

I am especially crushing on the colorful, freshly squeezed favors!  Read on for details on how to create these for your very own party…

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“Wonderlandia Week” Next Week {+ Event Sneak Peek!}

HWTM Wonderlandia Sneak Peek

Hi Everyone – Just wanted to give you a heads up that next week is officially “Wonderlandia Week” at HWTM! In addition to detailed recaps from the event of the inspirational decor, dessert station, & fabulous Tablescape Exhibitor designs {each tailored to a different type of special occasion}, there will be themed GIVEAWAYS, DIY tutorials, free party printables, and more.

The sneak peek you see here is just a very TINY preview of what’s in store because I don’t want to give it all away just yet…hope you’re ready! =)

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Charming & Modern: Citrus Splash Wedding

Citrus Splash Wedding

Playful, beautiful, modern, FUN… there is so much to love about this fabulous CITRUS SPLASH inspired wedding from Charm Event Design! You know how just looking at something can make you smile sometimes? That’s exactly how I feel about this vibrant, happy wedding.

From the juicy color palette and stylish paper details {including cute MR. & MRS. chair signs and “HOO-RAY” flags!} to the stunning flowers, parasols, fruit-filled centerpieces and citrus-flavored IZZE favors, it really doesn’t get much sunnier than this…and there’s actually a ton of inspiration to be found here for all kinds of summer celebrations!

Citrus Splash Wedding

Citrus Splash Wedding

Read on for more sweet-meets-citrus images + all the creative details… (more…)

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Inspiration: Red & Yellow Summer Soirée

Red & Yellow Summer Cocktail Party

It’s hard to believe that it’s already mid-August and that Summer will make way for Fall soon… so if you plan to do some end-of-summer entertaining and take advantage of the warm weather while you still can (!), here’s some inspiration for a festive Red & Yellow cocktail party… inspired by one of my very favorite color palettes for colorful, sunshine-y entertaining!

Handmade PARTY DECOR Ideas {pictured above, clockwise from left}:  Strawberry & Wheatgrass Topiary from The Perfect Wedding Details; ruffled streamers from this adorable Hello, Yellow! Birthday Party; manzanita branch centerpiece with cupcake liner paper poms {via theknot.com}; cute hanging candles {via theknot.com}; and rosette paper flowers from the HWTM Sunshine & Love Bridal Shower.

Red & Yellow Summer Cocktail Party

SIGNATURE DRINKS: Keep things easy-breezy with ready-to-pour cocktails like Bacardi Hand Shaken Daiquiris, and serve your drinks up in shatterproof acrylic drinkware that’s perfect for entertaining, like these acrylic margarita glasses or rocks glasses from Crate & Barrel. (more…)

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Creative Wedding Luncheon with Vintage Cars, Tissue Poms, & IZZE “Table Runners”

Creative Wedding Luncheon with IZZE

Set in a Vintage Car Museum and adorned with a fabulous color palette that matched the cars, modern patterns, and IZZE bottles galore, this Wedding Luncheon is so creative & just looks like a blast from the get-go!  Styled by Phoebe Ludlow and Laurie Lundin, with graphic design & photography by Erica Patten, this celebration was brought to life by friends and family of the bride & groom. Erica mentioned that they “really should go into business” and I have to agree!

The tables lined with colorful IZZE are so eye-catching & fun – bottles were included in each place setting on the extra-long tables and resulted in a fun “table runner” look that added a striking element to the decor. And speaking of table runners, I’m also loving the blue patterned “runners” that were cut from table cloths purchased at Target and were positioned horizontally down the tables – a great DIY tip!

Creative Wedding Luncheon with IZZE

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Vibrant & Colorful Aloha Summer Birthday

Aloha Luau Birthday Party

This colorful & vibrant “Aloha Summer” Birthday Party from Stefanie of Anna and Blue Paperie is truly party PARADISE! I’m just LOVING the fabulous red, orange, and yellow layer cake topped with beautiful, cascading hibiscus flowers that make for such a simple, yet stunning presentation…this would make a lovely cake design idea for bridal showers and grown up parties too!

And speaking of fabulous presentation, it’s definitely carried throughout all of the details in this pretty little party… from the fun bed linen backdrop on the dessert buffet to lots of beautiful edible treats, lovely paper details, a ridiculously fun cocktail umbrella welcome wreath, & more!

Aloha Luau Birthday Party

Aloha Luau Birthday Party

Read on for lots more colorful party pics + creative details & vendor resources… (more…)

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Wonderlandia Event: Step & Repeat Photos

HWTM Wonderlandia Step & Repeat Photos

The Step & Repeat photos from our Wonderlandia Launch Party are now available for your viewing/downloading pleasure! I’d like to give a huge THANK YOU to Dan Fields for these… he’s the super talented photographer that captured all of these fun shots – AND has graciously made the entire gallery available for FREE so that guests can grab them from the gallery for their own blogs, facebook, etc.

As a return for his generosity, we’d really appreciate it if you could credit Dan for the photography if you repost the images. His website address is: www.DanFieldsPhotography.com. (You can also purchase high quality prints through the gallery that will be mailed directly to you.) Dan is so much fun to work with and I seriously can’t recommend him highly enough if you’re looking for a photographer for your wedding, event, or family portraits!

HWTM Wonderlandia Step & Repeat Photos

There are over 1200 step & repeat images, displayed in the order they were shot so you can find yourself if you gauge the approximate time you arrived! A few favorites – with some familiar faces you might recognize from the blogging and event planning worlds! – are pictured above and below. Check out the entire gallery here.

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“Bb is for BABY” {& BEE-utiful Baby Shower!}

B is for Baby Shower Theme

This is “Bb is for BABY” baby shower is one of those celebrations that can make you happy just looking at it! Kelly Robson did such a fabulous job bringing this sunny party to life… One of the first elements to catch my eye in the images were the beautiful table centerpieces – which were really kicked up a notch with the simple addition of darling mini paper banners! Yet another great example of how it really is all about those little details….

More favorite details: stylish invitations tucked into envelopes lined with yellow & white stripes, adorable custom bee onesies that hung from a clothesline, sweet “We ♥ Brooke” cookie favors that sat at each place setting, “Mommy Mimosa” and Summer Sangria glasses pre-filled with colorful fruit & stripey straws, & tissue pom garlands that criss-crossed overhead!

B is for Baby Shower Theme

B is for Baby Shower Theme

Read on for more beautiful, sunny images {as captured by Amanda Bevington} + all the creative details… (more…)

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{A Pirate Looks at 30} Jimmy Buffett Themed Surprise Party

Jimmy Buffet 30th Birthday Party

“Paradise” cheeseburgers, french fried potatoes with Heinz 57, Margaritaville cake pops,  “Nibbling on spongecake” cupcakes topped with themed fondant toppers like parrots & salt shakers, & more… HUNGRY yet? Ya, me too… not to mention LOVING every clever detail in this cool {SURPRISE} Jimmy Buffet themed beach bash that Nicole threw for her husband’s 30th!

It’s SERIOUSLY impressive how many different song lyrics Nicole was able to work into everything from the food & drinks to the favors (see party details below for a complete list). One thing that’s definitely a standout though – even amidst the witty goodness of all the edible treats – is the autographed picture customized specifically for the guest of honor. It served as the centerpiece on the “Buffett” buffet…and apparently Nicole was able to get this for free via the JB fan club – what a thoughtful touch!

Jimmy Buffet 30th Birthday Party

Read on for more fabulous pics that will leave you craving a margarita with salt, plus all the {very creative} party details… (more…)

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Retro Glam Pool Party {Summer Bling!}

Retro Glam Pool Party Girls Birthday

“PEDIS BY THE POOL” has such a nice ring to it, don’t you think? And that’s just one of the fun elements from the adorable & fabulously girlie RETRO GLAM Pool Party that Elizabeth from Posh Paperie threw for her daughter Felicity… along with the help of biz partner Kellie of course!

A stylish, summery palette of hot pink, coral & navy brought this “glittering & glamorous” celebration to life, along with mod patterns, retro fonts, and lots of blinged-out stationery details. In addition to enjoying their poolside pedis, guests were treated to “fancy” ice cream floats, perfume bottle sugar cookies, and a “bling-y” favor station with Ring Pops, bright pink sunglasses, mini lip glosses, & more. I’m pretty sure girls of ALL ages would have a blast at this kind of summer soirée… which is why this one is getting filed under bridal shower too! =)

Retro Glam Pool Party Girls Birthday

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Summer Entertaining with Brooke Burke

It’s QUITE easy to recognize that Brooke Burke is a gorgeous actress, model & accomplished entrepreneur, but one thing you might not know about her is that she also loves to entertain! Brooke recently teamed up with Bacardi to help celebrate the launch of their {yummy & super convenient} Bacardi Hand Shaken Daiquiris, which are fuss-free “open and pour” cocktails that are perfect for kick-back summer entertaining… you know – the times when you want to serve something fun & different without spending a bunch of time playing “bartender” at your own party.

And speaking of summer entertaining, Brooke is here today with some of her own favorite summer entertaining tips – touching on everything from healthy side dishes and centerpiece ideas to outdoor activities for the kids. You can listen to everything in the video above. (And as a side note about the question regarding creative party favor ideas for guests, that question was actually supposed to pertain special occasions like bridal showers or kids birthday parties hosted in the summer…the types of events where it’s often customary to send guests off with an inexpensive little thank you gift that coordinates with your party theme. For example… a mini jar of strawberry jam embellished with a pretty ribbon & gift tag or small tin of lemon candies would be very appropriate for summer themed party favors. The question {accidentally} read more along the lines of referencing giving gifts to guests at anytime get-togethers though, which is definitely not how it was intended! I’m pretty sure most party guests be quite content with just the food, drinks & good company alone!} =) (more…)

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Clever “Vintage Transportation” Birthday Party

Vintage Images and Banner

Get ready to be transported back in time with this Vintage Transportation Birthday Party! The assortment of vintage images that Christen Waller of Life:Styled used throughout every detail of the party really set the stage for her son’s desire to have a planes, trains and automobiles themed birthday party.  Clever “ticket” invitations mailed out in vintage map envelopes created by Christen were the perfect way to prepare guests for what to expect at the party.

There were homemade racetracks, vintage map paper airplanes displayed in orange tree branches, a Baggage Claim favor station {complete with homemade luggage bags for guests to take home!}, a 1940’s Lionel train and track chugging it’s way around the food table, passports for each guest to have stamped at the various creative destination stations and even a Captain’s V.I.P. Lounge for the adults serving up wines and local artisan beers on tap.

Vintage Transportation Birthday Party

Vintage Transportation Birthday Party

Grab your passport and get ready to travel to all of the other clever elements of this party. You’ll also find for links to tutorials for several of the DIY elements (including the adorable aviator sunglass shirt she made for her son) as well as the FREE printable Vintage Birthday Banner Christen has generously shared! (more…)

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Warm & Radiant: Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

This week’s Wedding Wednesday feature is a lovely celebration I’ve been excited to share with you for weeks! This “Southern Charm” wedding is just exactly as it sounds… lush, warm, welcoming, and downright gorgeous. Styled & coordinated by Events by Heather Ham, this soirée is overflowing with charming details like an absolutely stunning floral wreath chandelier (see image #4, below) designed by Peony & Plum that looks like something right out of a fairytale!

Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

Read on for more gorgeous images & all the charming creative details… (more…)

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Scotch & Chocolate 40th Birthday Party

It probably has something to do with working on this post, but nothing sounds better right about now than indulging in some good Scotch and Chocolate. Since I don’t actually have either of them on hand, I will just have to settle for this incredibly fresh and creative Scotch & Chocolate 40th Birthday Party by the talented Stephanie of Spaceships & Laser Beams. She adapted her vintage car theme collection to use for her husband’s birthday party and I just love every bit of it (even the little boy peaking behind the cake…see below)!

Everything about this party is unique & different…a.k.a. refreshing! I love that the guests came to the party for some fun, but also got a good dose of Scotch “education”, as well! The vintage cars, beautiful floral arrangements, wooden pedestals, bunting banners, and vibrant color palette all came together beautifully. Oh, and don’t get me started on all the beautiful chocolates – from truffles to the fudge, they all look delicious! Even the bite-sized food (which happens to all be vegan) was perfectly displayed!

Please read on for more FRESH photos + all the party details… (more…)

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New HWTM.com Page: Browse All Themes

Quick update on a brand new page we added to hwtm.com on Friday to make it easier to find what you’re looking for quickly!

You’ll see a “Browse All Themes” tab in the header that will take you to the layout pictured above… click any thumbnail or title to go to a main category page (Baby Showers, Kids Birthdays, etc) or choose from the dropdown menus to jump straight to a sub-category. =)

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Wonderlandia Tablescape Exhibit Preview

Alice in Wonderland Party Table

I’m still recovering a bit from post-event Wonderlandia madness today – as well as a self-induced sugar coma from unpacking leftover candy this weekend and eating way too much of it! {The treat bags did say “Eat Me” after all, right?} =) We’re really happy with how everything went though and can’t wait to recap all the details for you!

The official photographer pics of everything won’t be ready until next week, but of course I’m ridiculously antsy to share some sneak peeks… so luckily Adrienne from Cherish Paperie was gracious enough to let me grab some pics from her Facebook album so I could share a little preview with you today.

The images below are all from the amazing designers that participated in our “Wonderlandia Tablescape Exhibit“: Jesi Haack, Carolyn Chen, Heather Ham, Victoria Hudgins, and Abigail Barnes {and then I did the table pictured at top myself, which has a look & feel that coordinates with the rest of the event decor}. We’ll be doing a detailed post on each individual table & designer {with vendor credits} next week once we have all the images, so stay tuned for that! One of my favorite things about these tables is that they each follow the Wonderlandia theme but are tailored to a different special occasion and showcase each designer’s unique, individual style… and we’re talking about some SERIOUS STYLE! And now onto the sneak peeks…

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The BABY SHOWER table by Jesi Haack Design:

Alice in Wonderland Baby Shower Table

The WEDDING table by Events by Heather Ham:

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Charming Yellow & Orange Baby Shower

Yellow and Orange Baby Shower

How about a healthy dose of SUNSHINE to brighten your day? This gorgeous Yellow & Orange Baby Shower from Megan of Blaine Photography is the perfect mix of vintage and modern and is absolutely GLOWING with charming, sunny details!

One of my favorite elements has got to be the baby food jar “vases” embellished with organic crocheted ribbon for a touch of softness, and then of course there are the beautiful flowers themselves, the stunning display of color-coordinating food, the elegant stationery details {which just so happen to be starring one of my very favorite fonts!}, the sweet, homemade “It’s a Girl” banner fashioned from burlap-and-twine, and more…

Yellow and Orange Baby Shower

Yellow and Orange Baby Shower

Read on for more lovely images & all the creative details… (more…)

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{Free Printables} Vintage Sweet Shoppe Baby Shower – Pink & Gray GIRL Version

You might have seen the Vintage Sweet Shoppe Baby Shower {pictured above} that I posted a while back along with free printables that were tailored for a Baby BOY celebration…well, I’ve had several requests for a GIRL version, so that’s what you’re getting today!

The most requested color scheme was Pink & Gray – so I ran with that and actually love how the printables turned out in the new palette – what do you think?

Sweet Shoppe Baby Shower Girl Printables

Hope I have an excuse to recreate the entire theme in these colors one day now… and if you do it I’d LOVE to see pics! I think the yarn ball ice cream cones would be darling in pink, white & gray though… maybe utilizing some silver speckled gray yarn for extra sparkle?!

The free printables include: Mini Cupcake Toppers, 5×7 Decorative Signs, Napkin Rings, Favor Tags, blank Place Cards/Buffet Labels, and Decorative Embellishments. You’ll find links to download everything at the bottom of this post. (more…)

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A Romantic, Beach-Inspired Wedding Theme

Beach Wedding or Bridal Shower

Want to know a little secret? A Designer/Stylist + a vintage Paper Specialist + Cupcake/Bake shop = an Amazing Beach Wedding TableScape (at least it does in this case!). Lisa, of Fancy That and her friends definitely have a recipe for success… I’m loving how they incorporated a serene “beach-life” vibe into this romantic dessert table, which is lovely creative inspiration for everything from weddings to bridal showers and engagement parties!

Everything about this theme is incredibly creative: from the graham cracker sand scattered on top of the cake & cupcakes, to the beautiful hand stamped sea-shells with the bride and grooms names to  the message in a bottle cake topper (complete with a little distressed vintage love note of course!). Also loving the edible sea-shell & distressed paper flag cupcake toppers… Even the party favors are adorned with frayed “rope” and a distressed star-fish tag to complete the soft, beach-y feel.

Beach Wedding or Bridal Shower

Beach Wedding or Bridal Shower

Read on for more beach-wedding inspiration & creative details. . . . (more…)

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Bold Black & Yellow 1st BEE-Day Party

Bumble Bee Birthday Party

As an encore to Friday’s Bumble Bee party, we couldn’t resist sharing another fabulous Bumble Bee Birthday! This time the theme was brought to life with a bold black & yellow palette, and a variety of ultra-modern patterns accented with playful black & white gingham. And I just LOVE the explanation that mom & party hostess Jennifer of The Carver Crew gives below for why she chose this theme for her son’s first birthday… be sure to check that out if you have a minute! {see Party Details, below}

In addition to the oh-so-cute Bumble Bee Cake Pops, this party is buzzing with adorable BEE-day treats, including black & yellow marshmallow pops, Banana Chocolate Brownie Trifle Shooters, and perfectly coordinating custom bumble bee sugar cookies that are almost too pretty to eat! Also loving the fabulous pictures from the home photo booth – featuring guests dressed up in faux moustaches, lips, eye glasses, hats, oversized frames, & more…

Bumble Bee Birthday Party

Bumble Bee Birthday Party

Read on for more adorable images + all the creative details… (more…)

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Modern Bumble Bee Birthday Party

Adorable Bumble Bee Birthday Party

Get ready to BEE overwhelmed with the cuteness factor of this Bumble Bee Birthday Party from Alexandra of Enchanted Events & Design! I’m seriously dying over the ridiculously cute bumble bee cake and bumble bee cake pops alone! {Cake pop tutorial here.} And then let’s talk about the darling flower border backdrop on the dessert table that could actually work beautifully for so many different themes!

More adorable details include homemade bumble bee headbands, flower cookie pops, black and yellow Oreos, and the cutest bee magnifying glass party favors {amongst other clever things}. I kind of want to throw a bumble bee baby shower or birthday party yesterday now after looking at this sweet party… how about you?!

Adorable Bumble Bee Birthday Party

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His & Hers 30th Birthday on the Beach

His & Hers 30th Birthday on the Beach

How’s this for a unique His & Hers Birthday Celebration… or even for a milestone birthday for just one “him” or “her”: instead of a big party, have an intimate little celebration in a beautiful setting, and capture it all on camera for long lasting memories!

That’s exactly what Victoria from A Subtle Revelry did to celebrate the milestone 30th birthdays of both her and her husband. There’s such a calming, sweet simplicity to this happy & kick-back little party… It’s also full of Victoria’s signature style & thoughtful, handmade touches like a “birthday unlist” featuring funny, honest, and helpful lessons that the couple has learned over the past thirty years, hand-written on strips of ripped fabric. I’m also loving the summer float bar {featuring ice cream-topped blush wine for her and porter beer for him}, the easy-peasy wire curlicue confetti and of course the fabulous “giant candle” made of matchsticks!

His & Hers 30th Birthday on the Beach

His & Hers 30th Birthday on the Beach

Read on for more lovely images of this celebration, as beautifully capture by the talented Carly Taylor(more…)

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Stunning Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Sooo… does it get any more beautiful than this stunning Vintage English Garden Wedding from Events by Heather Ham?! Everything about this styled shoot {which was beautifully captured by Picotte Weddings} is just downright dreamy: the lovely mix of soft & bright pinks with vibrant blues, the gorgeous flowers displayed in vintage glassware and tea pots, the whimsical calligraphy adorning everything from invitations to photo props, the fabulous escort card display inside a vintage suitcase filled with moss and potted herbs, the playful photo booth set up…. I could go on!

It’s probably a better idea to just let you see for yourself though, so without further adieu, here we go with the rest of the eye candy buffet:

Vintage English Garden Wedding

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PureWow: Discover {Fabulous} New Things

If you love discovering fabulous things but don’t have a ton of time to devote to keeping up with the latest and greatest, there’s a cool new daily lifestyle email & website that does the work for you! PureWow is totally free and highlights a wide range of topics, including arts & culture, health & heart, fashion & beauty, home & garden, and the one we especially love over here…food & travel!

P.S. If you sign up for PureWow‘s lifestyle newsletter before August 1st, you’ll be entered to win a $1,000 AMEX gift card and a Barnes & Noble NookColor. (Um…shopping & reading? Yes, please!)

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Whimsical Zebra & Zinnia Garden Party

Zebra and Zinnia Garden Birthday Party

This pink & green “Zebra & Zinnia Garden Party” by ALM of Her Royal Heinous, The Queen Bee is, in a word… CHARMING! I love the unexpected pairing and alliteration of zebra stripes with zinnia flowers… unlikely elements that were together beautifully with smart use of color and pattern. And the homemade cake looks amazing dressed up with wafer butterflies! {Impressive AND easy… gotta love that!}

Zebra and Zinnia Garden Birthday Party

Zebra and Zinnia Garden Birthday Party

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Wonderlandia: Paper Elements Sneak Peek

Here’s a sneak peek at one of the things I’ve been busy with lately…the paper elements for Wonderlandia next week! Can you tell how much fun I’m having with this theme?! =) Some of the designs pictured above are going to be edible too… ridiculously excited about that! Our house kind of seriously looks like a Mad Hatter tornado ripped through it right now… {special thanks to my husband for literally living amongst the party decor craziness yet again without too many complaints!}.

But it’s tea pots and rabbits and hot pink & red flamingos galore over here…ya, we opted for painting the flamingos red instead of the roses! Might still do a few of those too though… stay tuned! (more…)

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