I’m absolutely smitten with this old world elegance editorial photographed by KT Merry and styled by Style Serendipity and shot on location in Ireland. How awesome are these Irish wolfhounds with their garland collars?
Castle Leslie is a fully functioning hotel and wedding location. I would seriously die and go to heaven if I got to a design a wedding here.
In keeping with the old world vibe, invitations were printed on pretty handkerchiefs, crown book marks served as favors, and lace up shoes from BHLDN captured the timeless feel.
A delicately beaded Jenny Packman gown added to the elegant feel…
Soft blooms such as peonies, roses, veronica, and astilbe made up the bride’s bouquet.
An elegant scroll nailed to an ivy covered tree serves as seating chart.
The ivy covered walls of the castle makes a beautiful background for the dinner table draped with a garland over lace and accented with velvet details.
Thanks KT for sharing this beautiful editorial!
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Ah, I am so late (seems to be the theme this week) but I thought I’d share some inspiring photos that I was using for a top secret shoot this week… The location had citrus up the ying yang, and Nancy Neil, Ayda and I made some pretty things happen with it… I hope to share more soon, but in the mean time, some lemon-licious ideas:
I want some Lemon Coconut Sugar Cookies
A lemon inspired wedding shoot
Let’s spend an afternoon in a citrus grove
Mix up some lavender lemonade
What’s better than homemade lemon bars?
Sinful Lemon Curd
Photos: Top row, left & right: Veronika Studer, unknown, image via Bottom Row, left & right: James Carriere, Anna Williams
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Today I’m so excited to share our very own “On the Rocks” editor, Melissa, engagement pictures! Shot in LA by my girl Kirsten of Beaux Arts Photographie, Kirsten picked this adorable cafe to capture their love over coffee & tarts…
Melissa and Jeff are getting married this April and we’re designing a decidedly glamorous and sparkly affair.
Congrats you two!
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Nothing like some distressed wood to set off some fabulous Jimmy Choos, no? And you can pick up a pair for yourself right here.
More sparkly shoesday goodness:
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A little post today (since it is technically a holiday) of some pretty watercolor moments. How cute are these DIY water color tags? They’d make for some cute escort cards!
Pair actual watercolor elements with watercolor flowers (how pretty are the clematis on the left?) and you’ve got a pretty, soft, spring look I love… See you tomorrow, I’m off to prep for a shoot… you can get a sneak peek of what I’m up to right here…
Top left photo via Eat Drink Chick Top right photo via Once Wed. Bottom left photo: Christopher Baker, bottom right photo: Beatriz da Costa
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From the archives, this lady-like Mint Julep will no doubt keep you warm and snuggly especially given the unusual cold weather we’ve been having in Santa Barbara (and yes 40 degrees is cold, to me anyway). You can mix up this pretty lady with:
2 dashes of bitters
1 tsp of maple syrup
1 1/2 shots of bourbon
*In a martini shaker, muddle a few mint leaves, add bitters, maple syrup, and bourbon, shake well and serve up with a few mint leaves for garnish
And around the web, I’ve spied a number of tasty libations, here are a few of my favorites:
Cider Rum Punch via the Sweetest Occasion
El Calle Real via Mrs. Lilien
Orange Rosemary Spritz via Snippet & Ink
Champagne three ways via Could I Have that
Blood Orange Margarita via Annie’s Eats
And you can browse all the On the Rocks posts right here.
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Interested in throwing a rainbow chic fiesta? Here are some rainbow inspired products that would set a pretty fun, and definitely colorful table:
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