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Glamorous Blue Ridge Mountain Style

Posted on: May 23rd, 2016 by admin No Comments

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So excited to have been part of this amazing styled shoot. Thanks Laura Dee PhotographyLonesome Valley, and Verge Events.

From Aisle Society via Love Inc.

Today’s styled shoot feature is brought to us by the talented Laura Dee Photography who teamed up with the owners of Lonesome Valley, a gorgeous wedding space in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The glam event design was styled by Verge Events and I love that it feels you just stumbled upon this romantic scene in the woods.

An amazing vintage-inspired bridal style (the accessories alone are to die for!), a styled drink station with bright yellow lemons and calla lilies and a picnic for two with sweeping views of the cliffs are just a few of the things you’ll be swooning over in this inspiration.

StudioWed Asheville Summer Soiree

Posted on: May 22nd, 2016 by admin No Comments

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From Weddings Unveiled

Each summer we can’t wait to visit our friends in Asheville, NC for our annual soiree with StudioWed!! Last year’s rooftop gathering at Aloft Asheville Downtown was so much fun, with spectacular views, dazzling florals and decor, delicious cocktails and cuisine and a fantastic Miami Vice theme. We’re loving these pictures from the event by Aaron Imaging and we’re already looking forward to this year’s party. Stay tuned for details!

We’d like to thank all the amazing sponsors for a wonderful event!!

StudioWed Asheville    |    Aloft Asheville Downtown    |    Classic Event Rental    |    Studio Flora Diva    |    Aaron Imaging    |    Nuage Designs    |    Asheville Beverage    |    Mr. C’s Mobile DJ    |    East Coast Entertaiment    |    Get Lit Special Event Lighting    |    Blush Asheville    |    Hughes Hair Design

Guest Post from Realities Photography

Posted on: January 29th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Realities Photography

Todays Guest Post is from Jill at Realities Photography.

Joanna & Nick, Crest Center and Pavilion Wedding

Joanna and Nick really know how to have fun.
Some of my favorite things about their wedding…

1. I could feel their connection as I shot.
2. Joanna wasn’t afraid to take some risks with her headpiece/headband and it worked for her, big time. It always makes me happy when I feel like a bride can truly be herself on her wedding day.
3. They had “hangover kits” for their guests. Thoughtful.
4. The personalized details of this event were impressive.
5. They trusted the vision I had for their wedding photographs.

Continue reading…

Guest Post – Bohemian Inspiration

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by admin No Comments

Here’s a Style Me Pretty guest post by Dawn Strong featuring floral design by Studio Flora Diva.

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See all of the images at Style Me Pretty

Whenever a boho inspiration shoot comes my way, I completely change plans for my own wedding. I thought I wanted a Jane Austen garden style soiree, but maybe, just maybe, I need to boho it up a bit.  I’m thinking gorgeous farm tables, perfectly imperfect florals and “edgy” stylings that basically need no description.  In other words?  I need this wedding.  See every last ounce of inspiration captured by Michelle Lyerly right here.

From Michelle Lyerly… We wanted to have a romantic, yet edgy balance. The colors were cream, greens, lavender and blush with brown medicine bottles and touches of gold. We incorporated geodes and a guitar to give the shoot that authentic bohemian vibe. There was a beautiful horse on the property that the model immediately took to and we got some beautiful shots of them right before the shoot ended. Hair and makeup was kept soft and easy with floral crowns and wisps tied in. The main model wore Sarah Seven Amour gown with cap sleeves. The blonde is wearing a Sarah Seven Gwen gown. The blush is a combination of a Watters Ahsan skirt and Carina corset. The invitation suite has leather hand lined envelopes.

Photography: Michelle Lyerly | Floral Design: Studio Flora Diva | Cake: Tiffany’s Baking Co. | Invitations: A Fine Line Studio | Hair: Liz Tipsward Of Lola Salon And Gallery | Bridal Gowns: Sarah Seven | Crystals And Mineral Specimens:Enter The Earth | Dresses And Accessories: Wildflower Bridal | Fine Jewelry: Wick And Greene Jewelers | Makeup: Daisy Chavers Of Lola Salon And Gallery | Ranch: Pisgah View Ranch | Rentals: East West Vintage Rentals

Are You a Trend Follower or Trend Setter?

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013 by admin No Comments

So, you’re looking for ideas for wedding flowers, and have been browsing all the popular pinning, blog, and wedding photo sites. The vintage look is what you see, specifically canning jars. Painted jars, clear jars, blue jars, jars with twine, pearls, lace, candles and wildflowers. What if, just what if, you’d like to take a step in a different direction, and dare to be a trend SETTER, rather than a trend FOLLOWER? Take heart! This article came my way, and I thought perhaps it might inspire you!

Happy Spring!

Beth

Vintage Is Out, A Golden Touch Is In For 2013 Wedding Trends
Expert wedding planner Mark Kingsdorf has released his wedding trends for 2013, and no mason jars appear on his list. In fact, he specifically points out that vintage-themed weddings, in general, are falling out of favor with current brides-to-be. No worries whether Mark’s forecasting can be trusted, either. Mark is one of only 65 Master Bridal Consultants in the world–a rare certification bestowed by the Association of Bridal Consultants. Plus, his credentials prove his expertise. So what does Mark forecast as the top trends for this year? Here’s a summary of his top ten predictions:

A Return to Elegance. This year will bring back plated dinners, soft, romantic décor in white, cream, taupe and blush and an overall elegant, sophisticated ambiance.

Gold is HOT! Expect gold enhancements on gowns, accessories and décor: linens, chargers, floral risers and bouquets.

Take a Seat. Lounge furniture for cocktail receptions is on the rise. High-top cocktail tables are disappearing, and comfy ottomans, love seats with pillows and occasional tables are taking their place.

Patterns. Anticipate big, bold patterns. Chevrons, circles and Focal Points 22 stripes are all the rage.

Lace. Lace has never gone out of style. But soft touches of lace are now being seen in linen overlays, as details on cakes and in bouquets.

Simplicity. Simple, elegant décor is making a comeback, and “styled” accents are fading. We’re seeing fewer vintage suitcases, typewriters and card catalogues.

Have a Mint. Mint green, pale turquoise, sea foam green and pale tones of emerald in bridesmaid’s dresses, linens, accents and cakes will be widely seen.

A Little Birdie Told Me. Love birds seem to be popping up all over on invitations and cake toppers and in arrangements.

The ’20s Are Roaring. A combination of the trends mentioned—a return to elegance, soft romantic colors, art-deco patterns and gold—all combine to create a 1920’s feel. Pair them with classic cocktails, canapés and an elegant seated dinner paired with wine and a big band sound, and the theme truly comes to life.

Go Local. More couples are choosing venues that offer menus with fresh local, seasonal ingredients, locally brewed beers and spirits, and are using local, seasonal plants and flowers and local vendors to fulfill their needs.

Originally posted on www.flowerchat.com

The Beauty of Flowers

Posted on: May 9th, 2012 by admin No Comments

I just wanted to share this amazing time lapse video. I love all of the unfurling, the splendid release. This is why flowers are my life’s passion.

Girl, what you lookin’ for?

Posted on: May 9th, 2012 by Beth No Comments

I subscribe to a blog written specifically for those who make their living doing art. The author is quite passionate in his belief that those of us in creative businesses clearly define our client: for whom, (and how) do we do our art?

I thought I’d offer some thoughts on the reverse of that question which is: how do you find the right florist for you/your wedding? While there are no hard and fast rules, here are some things to consider: (more…)

Inspiration

Posted on: September 16th, 2011 by Beth No Comments

The other afternoon I delivered flowers for a party that I going to attend that evening. At the party several people commented (positively) on the arrangements and got asked quite a few times where my creativity/ideas/inspiration comes from.

Good question

Some artists say they experience a process of “channeling” whereby they become a conduit for ideas from other worlds/the other side/somewhere else. I wish it were that easy.

My creative process varies from day to day, event to event, season to season

Sometimes it involves a shift in perception. Sometimes I need to walk away and come back later. Sometimes it involves a glass of really good red wine, and a fan deck of paint chips.  Sometimes I’ve got nothing, and have to live with that for far longer than feels comfortable. Sometimes the planets and stars align, and it’s just plain easy fun!

Bottom line is I’m not really sure where it all comes from. Experience gives a good foundation, providing a skill set that is truly invaluable, but perhaps it is a sense of play and a disregard for the norm that truly inspires?

I think I’m on to something here. What do you think?