Stylish Wedding Ideas for the Environmentally Thoughtful Bride

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Vintage Inspired Wedding Finds

It is so rare to stumble upon this most soft color of rose.
Sandra Austoni of L'espirit Sud Magazine is this online magazine's founder as well as the designer and photographer of these lovely floral arrangements.

"Love Ribbon Jewelry" necklace is from one of my very favorite online retailers
A pretty satin ribbon necklace with 6 lightweight enamel charms.
You can tie the satin ribbon around your neck or wrist.
A charming gift for your female attendants.

Evoke the warmth of a vintage inspired wedding with this romantic
wedding ceremony invitation and R.s.v.p.
"Alana" is available to order at

 Consider renting elegant vintage china
These vintage pieces are from Ruby with Roses

Enjoy the photos!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Behind the Scenes Wedding Planning with Bonnie

I don't usually post about a wedding that has not yet taken place.  But, Bonnie is such a wonderful bride to work with, I wanted to share with you some behind the scenes photos of what it "really" takes to plan a beautiful event.  And all of the work and thought that goes into designing a wedding ceremony and reception that is flawless.
Bonnie, her mother Kelly, and Grand Mama allowed me to tag along to their meeting with the fabulous Floral Designer Andy Boyles this past Saturday.  This is what we worked on.
Above is a stand that may perhaps show up for use at Bonnie's wedding.
A perfect compliment to Bonnie's design ideas.

Shimmery gold table cloths for guest tables.
Bonnie has the most wonderful ideas-not to mention great taste!
These are the table cloths that will be used for her reception.
(Not the green-look above the green)

Can you imagine these great copper vessels atop the tables at Bonnie's reception?
Bonnie is going to have the most festive, fun, creative reception Birmingham will see this year!

Kelly Leach (Mother of the Bride), Bonnie Leach (Bride), and Andy Boyles (Fabulous Designer)
working on fabric colors.
Beautiful surroundings, lots of fun, lots of friends, who could ask for anything more!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Pretties for Your Valentine

Lesa Dailey

Diane and Madeline Tompkins

Elizabeth Prince

One of my favorite online shops is getting ready for an art show!
These are just a few of my favorites.
Just a few pretties for your Valentine!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Ode To A Rose

I cannot help myself.  I love beautiful flowers.  My husband and I recently (in September) moved to our new home.  One of the things (one of my favorite things) we left behind, were my Paul Bucose roses.
I love roses.  I love hydrangeas.  I love daffodils.  I love lavender, But, I especially love roses.  I grew up enjoying the roses of my grandmother's back yard: my Grandmother Evelyn, who was an avid gardener.  She grew roses, and especially the "Peace Rose,"  whose petals were lovely.  A beautiful pink and  soft yellow combination.
This is a photo of the beautiful roses I miss so very much.  My very own "Paul Bucose" rose.
There is nothing in this world so very nice and sweet to me as fresh cut roses.
I have roses ( a lot of roses) in the back of my "new" home.
I'm not certain of their origin.  But,
May they come again this spring!

Tara Lynn Scheidet Environmentally Beautiful Wedding Gowns

Hello Dear Brides,
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Beautiful Butterflies are thoughtfully appliqu├ęd on this enchanting Bridal Gown.
Tara Lynn truly enjoys getting to know her clients as she creates a gown specially for them.
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The sketches below give you a hint of what Tara Lynn is working on now.
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