A Little St. Patty’s Day Inspiration

jasminenicolephoto-97It seems that wedding shower season is already well under way, welcoming spring and celebrating future marriages. So, why not incorporate some other holiday cheer into your friend’s bridal shower? And, not just any holiday cheer, but the bright and bold cheer that St. Patrick’s Day brings. (Bonus: it also incorporates Pantone’s color of the year – Emerald!)

We found this on-point inspiration from Ruffled. Take a peak and enjoy some beautiful photos by Jasmine Nicole Photography. For a more in-depth look at this styled shoot, head herejasminenicolephoto-10 jasminenicolephoto-12 jasminenicolephoto-93 jasminenicolephoto-94 jasminenicolephoto-98

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Tablescape: B&W, Gold & Floral

Becca and I recently styled the cover for 417 Home and since then, tablescapes have been on my mind. For any event, big or small, the details of the tablescapes can take the decor to a whole other level. I recently came across this spread on The Effortless Chic and fell in love with black/white, gold and floral combo. The modern lines with pops of colors…ah, its just gorgeous. I hope you enjoy a bit of inspiration this Friday!

Images by Jess Koehler via The Effortless Chic.

 

Trend: S’mores

I love the rustic look and feel-good nature of a s’more dessert. I love, even more, that party & wedding planners across the nation are bringing s’mores to their events. It is not just a delicious idea, its also an interactive one for guests (what could be a better activity?!). I see this trend almost daily and wanted to share some of my favorite inspiration.

Dinner Party S’more from Minimally Invasive.

S’mores in a Jar by Cookies & Cups.

Baby Shower S’more Station featured on Hostess with the Mostess.

Wedding S’more Station featured on Style Me Pretty.

Chai S’more featured on Design*Sponge.

S’mores & Hot Cocoa from One Charming Party.

S’mores in a Basket from Salt Harbor Designs.

S’more Party Favors from A Litte Cuppa Tea.

S’more Bar from Sweet Designs.

DIY: Heart Shaped Sugar Cubes

We are in the heart of wedding season.  Megan and I are meeting with brides weekly and planning weddings in our sleep.  To celebrate the wedding season I thought I would share a very simple but sweet DIY from Darling & Daisy.  You can serve these sugar cubes at a bridal shower and at your wedding to add a nice touch to your drink table.

Images by Darling & Daisy

Here are the instructions, enjoy!

Equipment:
small bowls
greaseproof paper (parchment/wax paper)
small heart-shaped cookie cutter
teaspoon
granulated sugar
food colours

1. Prepare bowl with sugar. Then add a tiny drop of food colour to the sugar, and a little water to make it damp. Mix until evenly coloured.

2. On a piece of greaseproof paper, push a small amount of sugar firmly into the heart cutter (see 1) and level the top with a spoon (see 2). Carefully lift off the cutter and let dry (see 3&4)**

3. Repeat until all the sugar is used up.

** note: make sure that you do not try and move the cubes until they are dry, about 1/2 hour

Table Setting Etiquette

Setting a table seems like a simpl task, but can often be confusing. Sometimes you are so focused on the centerpieces, linens, and other decor that you might miss the mark on how a table is to be properly set. When I think of table etiquette, my mind goes to good ‘ol southern charm and tradition. After living in the south for a few years, myself, I realized that these ladies know how to do it right. Saved by Southern Charm posted the perfect diagram for any party, formal or informal. Make sure to bookmark this for your next big night of entertaining!

Jerrica’s Wedding Shower

Jerrica’s wedding shower was so fun to plan. We concentrated on textures: glass, wood, burlap, yarn and tissue to create a festive look. The hanging yarn balls were so easy to make (I’m sure we’ll post a DIY of that in the near future). We chose not to overpower the look of the host house, but to add bits and pieces of fun & light party decor. Sometimes, a little can go a long way. Enjoy!

All photos by Meg White Photography.