Wednesday, August 31, 2011

happy anniversary {55 years}

today we celebrate two of the most wonderful people i have the pleasure of calling family!!  megan here and today is my step-grandparents 55th wedding anniversary.  the mister and i just celebrated their day amongst family and friends this past weekend and i feel so blessed to have been part of the day.  chuck and joan were sweet enough to share some of their wedding photos with us and i am in ahh of the beauty!!!  here is a little about the day from the bride, joan, herself.  i asked my step-mom if they had a first dance and this is some sweet background about their wedding day, 55 yrs. ago today.....
we didn't have a band at our wedding reception, so no first dance.  back then most people I knew didn't have big receptions - alot of people held their receptions in the church hall.  our reception was at the VFW hall.  they had a women's group that "catered" the reception.  we got married when Chuck graduated, after my junior year.  Since we got married in Michigan and grandma and grandpa were in California, I had to do all of the planning myself.  Fortunatelly there was a florist, photographer and bridal shop in a shopping area next to campus, so I'd walk over after class or on Saturday to order what I needed.  A couple of classmates and I went to the bridal shop and I picked out my wedding gown in about 15 minutes.  The Methodist church was so close that it was almost on the campus, so that was handy too.  My only time off from classes was 2 weeks in the summer, so we scheduled the wedding for the end of the first week, then had a week after for our honeymoon. 
actually, I really liked my wedding gown and didn't have time to worry much about the wedding plans, but things fell into place quite smoothly.  i had a big paper  (a nursing case study) due the day before my 2 weeks off, but the nursing instructor in that class was young and about to get engaged, so gave me an extra month to turn in the paper.  how sweet is that!  i love the simplicity and beauty behind their day and that dress, so stunning....joan you make for a beautiful bride!!
a little side note about the ring i am wearing (my engagement ring) is that it is a family heirloom!!  i feel so very grateful that i am able to wear this stone that has been in joan's family for many generations.  i sometimes stop to think of all the different places this ring has been.

happy anniversary to joan + chuck and here is to celebrating 55 yrs together!  your wedding is simply a timeless celebration!

images via {megan's family + megan's engagement ring}

Monday, August 29, 2011

navy + peach with a modern touch

happy monday folks....

we are still recovering from this adorable couples wedding that was over the weekend but we wanted to share a little something we are working on.  we created this inspiration board based off a navy + peach color palette and added a little modern twist to it.  more to come but for now we hope this brings some inspiration to your wedding!

images via {tablescape, number, groom, ice tea, couple, frame, cake, fans, bride, flowers}

Thursday, August 25, 2011

iphone photos : taken on the road with enjoy events co...

hello all.  here are some pics from recent adventures.  we've been here, we've been there, we've been everywhere...

image 1 {oysters with tinywater + friends} image 2 {table setting at our shoot} image 3 {bottles at twigss} image 4 {awesome-ness} image 5 {our beautiful couple} image 6 {model + headpiece} image 7 {flowers in cement} image 8 {suppenkuche sf}

Friday, August 19, 2011

j + b sitting in a tree

a few months back we had the immense pleasure of helping this lovely couple bring their day together.  they were married at notre dame des victoires and had their reception at the metropolitan club in san francisco.  we can say for certain that they were the sweetest + happiest couple...ever. 

ceremony venue - notre dame des victoires
reception venue - the metropolitan club
paper - ink and iron

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

shoot inspiration

soooooooo, we have been throwing together a few images here and there and are very excited about a collaboration with one of our favorite photographers - Caroline of Tinywater.  Getting ready for lots of flowers and fun little things from 1967...

images via {image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6 (via pinterest), image 7 (artist unknown), image 8, image 9 (via pinterest), image 10, image 11}

Monday, August 15, 2011

a shout out to Rifle Paper Co.

we know most of you must know who Rifle Paper Co. is by now, right?  the spectacular folks who make the most whimsical and out of this world stationary, invitations and other paper goods.  swoon.  check out their site and their blog if you haven't had the pleasure of doing so yet.  and, hurry to it!

images via {image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4}

Thursday, August 11, 2011

we are loving : bold patterns

Really though?! Patterns of all kinds have been an inspiration of ours for some time, but not nearly as much as they have been lately.  The possibilities are endless!  Aren't these amazing?

images via {floral blanketshoneycomb pillow, scarveswallpaperred rugDorian White}

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

modern romance

we are busy little bees this week preparing for lots of great things coming up.  we thought we would give you all a sneak peek of some inspiration we are design-ing up.  one of the many weddings we are smitten to design is all about a fresh take with a modern spin.  think clean lines, lush romance and no "vintage luggage" rentals in sight.  we are thrilled to design a more modern take on all things wedding and yes there will be a baby grand piano, yay!  stay tuned as we can't wait to share this one with you all!

images via {jose villa, piano + flower}

Friday, August 5, 2011

bring the indoors, out

happy friday folks!  we are bringing "the indoors", outside with us today.  we are so drawn to the idea of creating an outdoor space filled with lush rugs used as beautiful decor.....

we are in the midst of creating one stellar wedding that will be held at durham ranch and the open space with the sprawling lawn is just asking to be filled with pattern & color with unique rug designs.   we thought we would pull some of our favorite pics as inspiration for you.  maybe this will even inspire you to create an "outdoor space" filled with pattern and eye catching decor.  have a great weekend all!

images via {couple on rug, heels, couple on rug, rug hanging, rugs on lawn, rugs on lawn, couple on rug, tablescape}

Thursday, August 4, 2011

some of our favorite "pins"

you all know or should know about pinterest by now.  the wonderful place to stash all of your favorite images (you can even categorize them).  we still have our binders full of torn inspiration...but, really...this may just be the best thing ever.  YO! brides + grooms! - you should really get on this thing if you aren't already!

images via {love on a boatfor like everwe're engagedcakegoldwarerug, ballet shootpurple boutonniereinvite in a bag}        

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

iphone photos : taken on the road with enjoy events co.

believe it or not, we are having a mighty fine time on all of our adventures.  from top left to right: escort card wall, lovely ceremony spot at taber ranch, amanda + paul being silly, radonich ranch, new sparkly blue toms work shoes for m + e, streamers waiting to be hung, one of the many trinkets on the walking path at taber ranch, panorama of radonich ranch, a little blue birdie at taber ranch, streamers in the barn, jonathan adler pillow mania.