Happy Weekend // Around The Web

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! etsyswap

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.

Jewel Toned Beach Wedding Inspiration

Early this summer Arielle Stratton of Party Love Birds and I started putting together Coastal Bride’s first big styled shoot. We wanted to create a beach wedding unlike any other beach wedding. With jewel tones, figs and a mix of driftwood this wedding inspiration is perfect for an autumn coastal celebration. A host of wonderful and talented Charleston wedding vendors collaborated with us to bring this shoot to life.

We wanted to create a beach wedding that incorporated natural elements and colors not normally associated with the coast. We rented a dark wood farm style table with a bench and ghost chairs from EventWorks. Gold sea urchins, white coral and a sleek bar cart from Eclectic Charleston added the perfect touch of coastal chic. In lieu of a table runner Party Love Birds added jewel toned ribbon to the table, adding a pop of color while not overwhelming the rustic look. Arielle handmade napkins and napkin holders while Jankun Creative Studio created watercolor invites and little flags for the fig place settings. Vintage glassware and china from Polished added the perfect elegance and color to this laid back beach affair. The entire tabletop was pulled together with a lush driftwood centerpiece by Tiger Lily.

Photographer: Gillian Ellis, Ellis Photo Studio // Design: Arielle Stratton, Party Love Birds // Florist: Tiger Lily // Rentals: Event Works + Eclectic Charleston // Plates, Glasses and Flatware: Polished // Stationery: Jankun Creative Studio // Macaroons: Christophe Artisan Chocolatier // Napkins, Napkin Holders + Table Ribbon: Arielle Stratton, Party Love Birds

Wedding Style // Tiny Gold Animals

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 // 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!

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!

Tory Williams Photography via 100 Layer Cake // Jose Villa via Brides


Sara & Rocky via Southern Weddings


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


White Loft Studio via Style Me Pretty


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.

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