Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Engagement Shoot: Cupcakes!

Y'all know how much I love the creativity of engagement shots!

Caroline Tran's pictures always have this soft, romantic feel to them...and she's done it again this time with a cupcake-loving couple. People say taking pictures of food is actually the toughest type of photography (feel free to correct me if this is untrue!), but Caroline has done an amazing job. I am particularly in love with the cookie monster cupcake =p

amazing pictures courtesy of Caroline Tran

Accessories Trunk Show with Lo Boheme & Untamed Petals

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cupcake Wars anyone?

There is this new show on Food Network called Cupcake Wars, and it takes 4 cupcake bakers every week + 3 cupcake taste & presentation challenges. Every week I see people come up completely new recipes (sea salt + seaweed infused cupcakes??) and then build huge, crazy displays to present a thousand cupcakes...all in 2 hours.

It really makes me ask myself...if I had wanted to DIY my own cupcake display for my wedding...could I have done it? Given that I would've stuck to normal vanilla cupcakes w/ vanilla frosting and had an entire team of my girlfriends helping me...could I have pulled off a display of 200 cupcakes for my guests?

Obviously I didn't get the chance to try (it was too risky at the time!) but sometimes I still think about it....and dream about what I might've/could've any of you ever think this way? Or did any of you actually try to DIY your own cake? Or are you planning on it? Comment away!

Wouldn't these be adorable? Get them at HelloHanna!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Engagement! Crystal & Frank by Dreamlite Studios

Happy Monday all! To open up this week, I am honored to feature Dreamlite Studios, who took these beautiful pictures of my very own maid of honor and her guy. They're getting married Labor Day weekend, and I can't wait to see how it all turns out!

Crystal and Frank met in Washington, D.C. at Cornell in Washington. They returned to that sweet spot for the National Cherry Blossom Festival for their engagement shoot...and boy, it looks like a fairyland!

go check out Dreamlite Studio's blog to see all of their work! Congrats to Crystal and Frank! =)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Invitations by Etsy Sellers - Part II

Part deux is here! Here are some more Etsy sellers with some seriously creative talent.





Etsy really has something for every style and taste =) What are YOUR favorite Etsy shops? Are there any that you can recommend for my pal? Leave a comment below!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Invitations by Etsy Sellers - Part I

One of my friends recently asked me where she could get affordable, customized wedding invitations...and I immediately thought of all the creative handmade shops on Etsy. Here are some of my favorites =)




I love the packaging that they use!

Tomorrow...Part II of my favorite Etsy paper stores!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Artsy Newlyweds - Gift Idea!

When I was a single person, I never decorated my walls much because I knew I was likely to move soon - off to college and then starting my first job in the big city...and nobody really lives in an NYC apartment for longer than a year. So I never thought to put anything on the walls - it was "too much work" for too short of an amount of time. But now that I'm married and living in a two-year lease...I'm quite excited to put some art on the walls! Plus, I think these pieces from evajuliet are fantastic housewarming gift for newlyweds!

for the kitchen!

right above the dining room relaxing...and perfect for a little tea party

my favorite!

images courtesy of evajuliet

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

DIY Chalkboard Table Numbers

Flights of Fancy, the inspirational blog of bestywhite stationery boutique, is full of great DIY ideas and this one is fabulously simple via a downloadable template!

In just 6 simple steps, you can create your own "chalkboard" table numbers. Go download the template here!

The faux chalkboard is really just a dark colored piece of paper + the vintage touch of white chalk = cleverly simple.

images courtesy of Flights of Fancy
go to the FoF website for full directions!
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