HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Today is one of my favorite holidays! (Second only to the 4th of July… I mean fireworks? Yes, please!) I can’t wait to hand out candy tonight and see all of the cute princesses, werewolves and superheros wandering the streets. It was an exciting week for Coastal Bride as we were featured on two blogs I admire, The Everygirl and The Boss Mag. Hope you have some spooky plans for the weekend!
A wedding featuring a rose bar? Yes please!
Two adorable Fall outfits that won’t break the bank!
The most perfect monogrammed clutches for your bridesmaids!
A peach ranch wedding you just have to see.
I adore this bohemian dinner party.
A song for your weekend.
This past August I gathered a few of my girlfriends and we attended a Sip and Design floral class at Frampton’s Flowers. What started out as a night drinking wine and gossiping turned into one of the most creative and fun girls nights. We learned how to properly de-thorn roses, create a flower grid and how to easily create a centerpiece. The best part is we left the night with an arrangement that left our homes smelling good for weeks. I wanted to share this fun experience with you and have collaborated with Elaine of Frampton’s Flowers to create a DIY Fall Floral arrangement that you can easily create at home!
Flowers: Lavender Snapdragons, Red Hypericum Berries, Hot pink Ranunculus, Yellow Aster, and Rust Pom Poms. Greenery: Ming Fern and Scented Geranium
First add the Ming Fern as a base.
Then and the scented geranium and the snapdragons to establish height and shape. Make sure to keep in mind your arrangement will be viewed from all directions and arrange the florals with this in mind.
Add in the main flower, hot pink ranunculus and the red hypericum Berries as an accent.
Add in the remaining florals to fill in gaps (aster, hypericum, and pom poms). Evenly distribute the flowers so that the colors are dispersed well.
And voila! An easy Fall arrangement!
Photographer: Gillian Ellis, Ellis Photo Studio // Florist: Elaine Savarese, Frampton’s Flowers
I’m a summer girl at heart. There’s nothing I like more than spending everyday in the sunshine wearing shorts and flip flops. So when the temperatures start cooling and pumpkin spice fill’s the air I am less than excited. But I will admit there are a few things about Fall I can really get behind, especially when it comes to Fall weddings! So I have complied a list of my 5 favorite Fall wedding trends. Who knows, it just might inspire you to throw an autumn affair!
Images Top to Bottom: Rustic Bouquet: Tec Petaja via Wedding Party App // Gingham: Best Photography via Green Wedding Shoes // Pumpkins: Gillian Ellis, Ellis Photo Studio // Pie: Joey + Jessica via Southern Weddings // Cider: Amanda Dumouchelle Photography via Wedding Chicks
Happy Weekend! I recently took part in an Etsy swap organized by bloggers Amy and Megan. The premise was simple, you get assigned a partner and someone gets you. You then scour Etsy looking through your partners favorites and find a gift for them. Everything is kept anonymous until the gifts have been received and opened. I was assigned Chelsea from Sketchy Notions and received a gift from Mandy of Mandy Living Life. Below are the images of what I sent and received. (left what I sent, print via Etsy shop Katharine Watson, right what I received, print via East West Design Co.) If you are a blogger or just someone who enjoys receiving mail then I highly suggest taking part in an Etsy swap! For someone who only gets bills and junk in the mail it was super exciting to open my mailbox and find a surprise gift! It also connected me with two bloggers based in different states that I might not have met before. So check out all the details of the Etsy swap here and perhaps you will be my partner for the winter swap!
A styled shoot featuring slate placemats + lots of cotton!
An adorable apartment tour with a great interview.
Remember the gold animals I featured on Monday? Well here is a great tutorial on making them!
The perfect Fall recipe for this weekend.
Loving these October favorites.
I’m on the hunt for new jeans and really enjoyed this denim post.
A song for your weekend.
Looking to add a bit of whimsy to your wedding? Well then these little gold animals are the ticket! Tiny gold animals have been cropping up in weddings as place card holders, cake toppers and table decor. They add the perfect spot of fun and are super easy to make if you are looking for a wedding day DIY. Simply purchase plastic animals, spray paint them and add them to your decor. It’s as simple as that!
Holli B. Photography via Style Me Pretty
Khaki Bedford Photography via Style Me Pretty // Casper Hamlet Photography via The Knot
Lauren Peele Photography via Ruffled
Live View Studios via Wedding Chicks // via Glitter Guide
Tara Francis Photography via Style Me Pretty
Julie Harmsen Photography via Green Wedding Shoes
Altmix Photography via Ruffled // Lauren Kinsey via Style Me Pretty
Emily Chidester Photography via Ruffled // Angie Wilson Photography via Style Me Pretty
Happy Weekend! It’s finally feeling like Fall around here and it’s been so nice sleeping with the windows open. I have a huge, exciting blog post to share next week… and below is a sneak peek image. Enjoy the weekend!
Gillian Ellis, Ellis Photo Studio
Cozy Fall wedding inspiration.
It doesn’t get more chic than a denim and watercolor wedding.
Bridal beauty planning tips from The Everygirl.
You’re going to want to read this proposal story!
Yum! I know what I’m doing with my Halloween candy!
A song for your weekend.