Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall Foodie Wedding

Who can resist a title like that?!  Fall. Yes. Foodie. Yes! Yes!  I never tire of produce inspired tablescapes.  It's just such an effortless look don't you agree?!  
 What really takes a produce inspired table to the next level is containers & flowers.  Grouping them in baskets, bowls, and platters keeps things interesting & builds different heights and layers.  The flowers in the same tones add a bit of texture and break up the shapes. 
 This look is also smart by adding simple cut glass, white candles, and other neutral details.   They add to the look, not distract or take away from it.

Wow!  From this angle you can see the details.  I spy some kale, lambs ear, and baby egg plants.  Gorgeous!
 Of course incorporate tomatoes into the menu!
And other seasonal produce.
 What foodie wedding would be complete without a cheese wheel cake?!

photography: Love Me Do Photography // planning + design: Jess Canovas // venue: Wyck House in Philadelphia, Pa // florals: Love N Fresh Flowers // hair: Jill Kozar of Up Your Do // makeup: Nina of Cheekadee // wardrobe: dress fromFree People, Bow tie from Forage, grooms personal wardrobe, brides shoes // rentals: Maggpie Vintage, Jess’s personal collection // jewelry: Emily Chelsea Jewelry // paper goods: Loveleigh Invitations // hairpiece: Twigs and Honey fromLovely Bridal

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Casual Fall Entertaining

Cooler temps have arrived here in central Illinois.  I think I'm not ready for fall yet, but as soon as I feel the crisp cool air and our local Pumpkin Festival is in full swing, I get that same old giddy feeling.  Sooooo many things to love about fall, one of which is casual outdoor entertaining.  I think of this post as interior design meets party planning.  
 So much to love about this outdoor space.  I love black, it will always be classic.  I love how they used it in layers.  Then, the warm & natural accents make this space inviting & cozy. 
 Get out of town!  What an amazing space with an amazing view!
 This flat black keeps the whole look a bit softer. Plus, these chairs are really perfect.  Modern meets rustic!
All the black really grounds this space allowing the orange to  stand out.
  A few interior item mixed with a bit of nature is a good idea!

-Brian Patrick Flynn, HGTV.com producer/designer

Monday, August 25, 2014

Midsummer Mingle

I hate saying goodbye to summer.  Vacations, swimming, cookouts, boating, chasing fireflys, camp outs, cookouts.  Love it all!  I guess that's why I feel the need to give summer a good send off.  Here's a wonderful summer fest thrown by a group of amazing vendors.  It has this magical midsummer dream feel.  
Ok so right off I'd like to say, this is a collaborated event.  Lots and lots of time and people involved to pull this off.  So why share it with you?  Ideas galore!  That's really why I share anything.  I don't expect to see replicas, that would be impossible!  I just want to help spark your creativity!
 In an outdoor setting like this, decor could get lost.  By using color in medium tones, the details stand out enough without distracting from the natural surroundings.
 This has to be one of the coolest food trailers!  Their food & styling is perfect for this event.
Kind of crazy about the balloons in the pool.  Would be a great idea for that Pool Side Movie Party I featured earlier.
 Guest were invited to wear summer whites.  This really helps everyone to feel involved in the event.
 I think it's safe to say blue is a new black.  Versatile with great depth and more warmth than black.  It totally stands strong in this little bohemian set up.  Love that the shades are all different.  This is easy to pull off when you have little other "color" going on.
Everything this lady touches is magical.  In my eyes, her specialty is paper flowers.  Always whimsical, always amazing.