April 29, 2011

engagement love: under a tree love session

This engagement shoot is so adorable. Set under a gorgeous big tree, the couple were surrounded by props that are meaningful to them and represent what they love (outdoors, traveling, and most importantly each other!). I adore the pretty blooms and sweet little chalkboards.

April 27, 2011

éclairs for breakfast: sweet pink baby shower

This sweet baby shower is such a beautiful and special way to celebrate the upcoming arrival of a new baby. Romi of Bo Peep Productions created this pink and apricot themed shower with cute little details and a lovely spread of desserts, savoury bites and fresh fruits.

On a rustic side table and big dinning table, the yummy food was set up on a rustic table cloth, long wooden boards, white ceramic cake stands, tiered stands and white bowls.

The desserts included mini cupcakes, pink meringues, iced cookies, mini lemon meringues and fruit sticks, with a selection of savouries including cheese blocks and finger sandwiches. To drink there was a selection of teas and mini pink lemonades with baby pin ties. 

For guest favours there was cute take home jars filled with dry cookie ingredients and recipe cards and cookie cutters tied to the jar. There was also a blank baby quiz for everyone to fill out for the soon-to-be mum.

This baby shower could easily be re-created and set up in anyone's home or even outdoors.

April 26, 2011

detail love: where the wild things are

This is such a different and unique idea for a bachelorette party! Set in the Californian desert, this styled party for an Utterly Engaged feature was sweetly named 'Where the Wild Things Are'.

The fabulous tee-pee tent was decorated with desert inspired florals, feathers and paper pin wheels.

The tablescape is so rustic and fitting. It's complete with a hand painted runner, simple plates, colourful cutlery, personalised mason jars, succulent plants and mini cupcakes for something sweet.

These next shots of the bride and her friends are really sweet... and what camping trip is complete without a camp fire?

There are so many fabulous ideas here that could easily be used to transform your next rustic themed lunch or dinner party... or camping trip!

(Photography by Erin Hearts Court)

April 24, 2011

our love in october: easter sunday

Happy Easter Sunday everyone. I hope you have a fabulous Easter with your families and friends.

Enjoy your Easter eggs and hot cross buns! 

(Photography by Galaxie Andrews, found via Green Wedding Shoes)

April 23, 2011

detail love: children's easter tea party

How adorable is this Easter Tea Party in last month's Real Living Magazine. It's so cute with its fabulous props... candy striped straws, giant play cards, colourful paper cups, painted frames and fabulous flowers... and not to mention the yummy cupcakes, triple-decker bunny bite sandwiches, salty caramel popcorn and raspberry lemonade spiders!

I hope to recreate some of these treats for our Easter celebration with our friends and their little ones. 

(Photography by Katie Quinn Davies, found via Real Living Magazine April Issue and What Katie Ate)

April 22, 2011

pretty love: unique easter gift

How cute is this? It could be a pretty and unique gift for someone this Easter....

(Photography by and found via Jenny Haas Photography)

April 21, 2011

detail love: love shoot in the desert

This dreamy love shoot took place in a desert outside of Las Vegas! It was styled by Jen of Green Wedding Shoes and captured by the girls of Simply Bloom Photography

The wedding attire chosen by Jen is so soft and romantic... a flowing pink wedding dress for the bride, a black vest and vintage tie for the groom and a collection of beautiful head-pieces and floral halos for the bride's hair. How sweet are the oversized paper flowers created by Jen and of course the real flowers?

I just love this handmade teepee made of pretty pattern fabrics in soft whites and pinks. It's beautifully decorated with the oversized paper flowers and a sweet fabric garland!