1. Derby-Inspired California Styled Shoot

    June 25, 2012

    Hey y’all! I missed this little blog last week, but taking the week off to focus on other things was much needed and very helpful. I’m excited to be back today with this beautiful styled shoot from 410 Studio–a bridal shower inspired by the opening day of the Del Mar Horse Races in San Diego. The sunny colors, gorgeous flowers, fabulous hats, and darling dessert table are perfect for a summer shower, and you know how much I love horses!

    {Vendors: Photographer: 410 Studio Photography| Venue: The Condor’s Nest Ranch| Event designer: Designs by Spring| Florals: Studio B Flowers| Equipment rentals: White Wedding Day Events| Paper products: Paper Scissors Print| Dessert table: Pop Culture Desserts|  Hair stylist: Hair Ya Go, Pinned by Betty| Makeup: Blush Makeup Artistry by Laura Crivello| Accessories: Sara C| Jewelry: Sandra Nicole Designs| Miscellaneous props: West Elm| PR: Mackenzie Marketing and Design| Submission via Two Bright Lights}

    Themed bridal showers are always so much fun–both to attend, and to admire! I’m thinking a bridal shower inspiration board might be around the corner… any theme suggestions? :)



  2. Derby Mint

    May 2, 2012

    Something close to the top of my bucket list is attending the Kentucky Derby. I’m from horse country Virginia, but just as I got old enough to start going to the derbys, my family moved abroad. I remember being jealous every year of my middle school friends in their cute dresses and hats! To make up for those missed events, I have my eye on Churchill Downs and all of the amazing Southern traditions that go along with it. One of the most iconic traditions is the mint julep, so in light of both Derby Week and the fact that mint green is pretty much the “it” color this spring, I pulled together this sweet inspiration board.

    {Derby Mint}

    {Mint juleps: Justin DeMutiis Photography via Southern Weddings| Mint bridesmaid dresses: Honey Honey Photography via 100 Layer Cake| Outdoor reception: Kristen Gardner Photography via Southern Weddings| Horse: Jose Villa Photography via M Loves M| Green and white centerpiece: Clary Photo via Southern Weddings| Bride with horseshoe: Samm Blake Photographer via Style Me Pretty}

    I would love to attend a derby-inspired wedding like this–someone have one and invite me, please! :)