Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wedding Cake - It's Personal

Wedding cakes have become more personal. We are seeing more creative custom designs and flavors. It's so exciting. Not only is it the shape or the idea of the cake that's changing, it's the flavor of the cake as well. Gone are the brandy heavy fruit cakes of the past. You've got all kinds of flavors now!

To be honest, I love how almost everything, actually EVERYTHING in, or about your wedding can be customized to suit your tastes and personality.

Check out these non-traditional wedding cakes I found:

Photograpy: Lacie Hansen

Photography: Koman Photography
Photography: Le Secret d'Audrey
Photography: This Love Of Yours Photography
Photography: Jonathan Young
Photography: Marisa Holmes Photographer

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Wedding Flower Budget

If there's one item on your wedding budget your fiance probably cannot understand or belittles, it's your flower budget. He probably doesn't understand why you have to pay so much for something that will "just die".

Well, sadly, a lot of people, other than a fellow bride-to-be, and your wedding vendors will understand the importance of having flowers at your wedding. That's okay, you're not crazy.

If your favorite flower is too expensive, consider just using your favorite flower in your bouquet, and on your table only. Choose a more affordable and complementary flower for the rest of the decor and bridesmaids. A good florist will be happy to come up with alternative options.

I could stare at flowers and pictures of flowers all day. I LOVE flowers [insert girliest shriek here].

Check out these gorgeous free flowing and loosely structured bouquets. Aren't they lovely?

Photography: Jess Barfield Flowers: The Southern Table

Photography: Hello Blue Photo Flowers: Julep Bloom Design
Photography: Kayla Barker Flowers: Bows and Arrows
Photography: The Grovers  Flowers: Olive Willow Designs
Photography: Tenth and Grace  Flowers: Chloe & Mint
Photography: Katie Lopez  Flowers: Anthology Co.
Photography: Sawyer Baird  Flowers: Wrennwood Design
Photography: Michele Beckwith  Flowers: Aubriana Kasper Of The Bloomery Co


This veil takes days to make. It requires delicate handwork. The leaves are made from silk and the vine branches are made from silk cording. I create a pattern that I repeat. It's a big task whenever I get an order for this Vine Veil.

Photo Credit: Posh Veils

Monday, July 18, 2016


I get into a trance when I'm sewing. I feel good, I'm calm, and I'm happy. I really do love sewing. Veils are my favorite to make because I get to use a needle and thread. The lace trims take the longest. Well, actually no, the tiny flowers I did for the Petals and Pearls veil has to be the most tiring embellishment work I have done to date.

Wire work, like the bridal vines and combs are fun too but holding a needle and thread is where my heart is. 
Photo Credit: Tara McMullen Photography


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wedding Sparrow Feature

It's always nice when I partner with other wedding vendors for a workshop or a creative shoot. Great magic happens :)
I had the pleasure of seeing Holeigh Abercrombie's pictures from the Boheme Workshop published on the Wedding Sparrow blog.

Holeigh's images are stunning. I really like her style and I know she and I will work together soon. To see the whole feature, click on this link: Wedding Sparrow Feature.

Holeigh is super talented and I love these images she captured:

Vendor Details

Photography: Holeigh V Photography | Film Lab: Photovision Lab | Stylist & Planner: Lele Chan | Floral Designer: Celsia Floral | Dress Designer: Samuelle Couture & Ines Di Santo | Accessories: Cavalier | Venue: Hycroft Manor | Cake Designer: Anna Elizabeth Cakes | Hair & Makeup Artist: MUAH Artistry | Workshop: Boheme Workshops | Table Decor: Plate Occasions | Rug & Table Decor: The Cross Decor & Design | Linens: Covers Couture | Chairs: Chintz | Ribbon: Silk & Willow | Calligraphy & Stationery: Calligraphy by Christine | Suit: Indochino | Draping: Taffeta Designs | Shoes: Valentino | Veil: Posh Veils | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box