Happy Weekend // Around The Web

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! CB_001

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.

Vintage Savannah Wedding // Meredith + Mike

Today’s romantic Savannah, GA wedding is filled to the brim with vintage details and sweet personal touches! The bride and groom held an intimate ceremony in the quaint Washington Square Park. The bride collected vintage handkerchief’s for guests to use during the ceremony and gifted unique vintage purses to each of her bridesmaids. The couple started their reception on a high note as musicians lead the entire wedding through the historic treelined streets of downtown Savannah. Enjoy all of the images below captured by Jade and Matthew Take Pictures of this intimate and thoughtful wedding!
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Photographer: Jade and Matthew Take Pictures // Ceremony: Washington Square Park // Reception: Cha Bella // Florist: Bride // Make-up: Lindsey Wirtht Makeup Artist

Wedding Style // Magnolia Decor

Magnolia’s are such an iconic Southern flower. So much so that the classic large blooms are the state flower of Mississippi and Louisiana! I love that magnolia’s are popping up in weddings from table decor to chandeliers and even single blooms as bouquets. There is something so elegant about a magnolia blossom and their glossy leaves are the perfect addition to any table scape!
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Tory Williams Photography via 100 Layer Cake // Jose Villa via Brides

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Sara & Rocky via Southern Weddings

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Landon Jacob via Southern Weddings // Melissa Schollaert Photography via Southern Weddings

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White Loft Studio via Style Me Pretty

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Matt Edge Photography via Style Me Pretty // via Nam Nguyen Photography

Happy Weekend // Around The Web

Happy Weekend! We are enjoying absolutely perfect weather in Charleston and I’m looking forward to sneaking off to the beach before this weather ends. I’ve rounded up some fun links this week including an Aloha bridal party you won’t want to miss! Friday

Megan Welker Photography via 100 Layer Cake

I don’t think I could be more obsessed with this aloha bridal shower. It’s literally my dream party!

As far as Autumn engagements go, this one checks every box.

A perfect fall ensemble, I just adore the plaid coat!

A sweet purple plantation wedding.

You’re going to want to cook this.

A song for your weekend.

Teal Island House Wedding // Jessica + Kris

With a color palette of teal and bright pops of pink and coral this Island House wedding on the bank of the Stono River in Charleston, SC will have you feeling so cheery you’d swear it was still summer! Pure Luxe Bride designed this coastal affair which features one of my favorite wedding elements, a unified pattern. This couple wove a teal and white pattern throughout their table runners, bar panels, and pole ties. Jennifer Bearden Photography captured all of the details including fresh berry treats from Sugar Bakeshop and homemade jams from the mother of the bride.
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Wedding Planner + Design: Pure Luxe Bride // Photographer: Jennifer Bearden Photography // Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Island House // Bar: Squeeze // Cake: Sugar Bakeshop // Caterer: B. Gourmet // Rentals: Event Works // Hair & Makeup: Paper Dolls // Ceremony Musicians: Bob Willams Duo // Band: Charleston Groove Factory // Officiant: Sandy Fowler

DIY // Gold Leaf Pumpkins

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Fall decor has a way of always looking the same. There’s usually a lot of burlap, brown and plaid involved. With gold so popular this season I decided to create a twist on traditional fall decor by creating gold leaf pumpkins. These pumpkins are super easy to make and would make great place settings for a Fall wedding or even Thanksgiving. Read on to see how I created these little golden pumpkins!
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You will need gold leaf sheets, adhesive, sealer, a small sponge brush and a small bristle brush. Here is a great starter kit I found online.

Take a damp washcloth and clean and dry your pumpkins. Let them fully dry before applying the adhesive or it will not stick. While you’re waiting for your pumpkins to dry, create a workspace by laying down newspaper. I learned the hard way that gold leaf gets a bit messy!

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Apply the adhesive to your pumpkins by using the sponge brush. Let them dry for 1-2 minutes. The glue used for gold leaf is very watery. If you let it dry for a few minutes it gets a bit tacky, which helps the foil stick.

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Apply the gold foil sheets to your pumpkins. I find it works best to just use your bare hands as rubber gloves get tricky and then you have a whole big sticky mess! Try to apply the entire sheet at once to your pumpkin. If you try to apply in small pieces the gold leaf tends to crumple on itself and you end up with a messy looking glob.

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Pumpkin_06Once you are happy with your gold application use the bristle brush to gently apply sealer. Some of the gold leaf will come off at this point… but don’t freak out! That’s part of the charm and “look” of gold leaf. While your sealer is drying the gold will dull in color but this comes back once everything is all dry!Pumpkin_07


Happy Weekend // Around The Web

Wow I cannot believe it’s October already! Where did the summer go? I’m heading up to Washington D.C. this weekend and am looking forward to seeing the changing leaves. That’s the one thing I really enjoy about Fall and miss living in a beach town. One thing I hate about Fall? It’s almost time to don a wetsuit… yikes! Enjoy the weekend!friday

Leo Patrone Photography via Snippet & Ink

I adore this romantic winter bouquet via Snippet & Ink.

The Mrs Box has launched!

Essentials for Fall via Camille Style.

A gorgeous wedding on the beach via Wedding Chicks.

I loved this article. What are some foods you miss from past travels?

Killer airport style via Atlantic-Pacific

A song for your weekend.

Classic Coral Southern Wedding // Kelly + Jesse

I can’t think of a more perfect way to start the first day of October than with this classic Charleston wedding at Lowndes Grove. Ooh! Events created a relaxed yet formal affair along the Ashley River. Bridesmaids were dressed in coral with pops of coral woven in throughout the wedding details. A luxe bedswing and fun scalloped umbrellas provided space for guests to lounge under. You won’t want to miss any of the images below from Paige Winn Photo of this classic Charleston affair!

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Photographer: Paige Winn Photo // Rentals, Design + Coordination: Ooh! Events // Venue: Lowndes Grove // Florist: Out of the Garden // Hair: Willow Salon // Caterer: Fish // Entertainment: East Coast Party Band

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