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Rustic Chic Birmingham Wedding

Give me a good rustic, southern wedding, and you’ll have a blogger with a smile as wide as her screen. With the help of Mariee Ami, this Birmingham bride and groom designed the casual-yet-cool day of their dreams, and W&E Photographie didn’t miss a beat. Click right here for soooo much more.


From W&E Photographie… Sara Anne got ready along with her ‘maids in Birmingham’s most charming hotel, The Tutwiler. The Bride & Groom exchanged vows at the historic, european style Independent Presbyterian Church. Their reception was complete with a live jazz band, light up tamborines for the dance floor and tasty signature cocktails. The groom opted for a southern BBQ table in lieu of a groom’s cake. DIY details were in abundance throughout the stables, from the handmade shutters which displayed the couples childhood photos to the Alabama shaped puzzle which served as a fun, interactive guest book.

Photography: W&E Photographie | Event Planning: Mariee Ami | Floral Design: Buffy Hargett | Wedding Dress: White Room Bridal Salon | Catering: Saw's BBQ | Catering: Savoie Catering | Barn: Swann Lake Stables | Church: Independent Presbryterian Church | Hair & Make Up: Lynsey Richardson

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The School of Styling + A Giveaway!

As a blogger + business owner, I’m seriously smitten with The School of Styling workshop for creatives! Taking place at the Merrimon-Wynne House in Raleigh, North Carolina from August 4-6, 2014, this weekend-long experience will help deepen your knowledge of business and gain experience styling — no matter what your profession.

With a goal of teaching new and established wedding and event stylists, interior designers, photographers, bloggers, prop stylists, and business owners how to design and style a space, event, or photo shoot creatively, The School of Styling is not to be missed! Designed to be well-rounded, the workshop will have a three part curriculum (core sessions, intensive sessions and breakout sessions), featuring incredible speakers and intensives ranging from floral design to table top design!

Without a doubt, you’ll leave The School of Styling with a better understanding of your business + creative abilities as well as some amazing new relationships! Sounds pretty incredible, doesn’t it? Well there’s more!

The School of Styling is giving one lucky winner a few of their favorite styling essentials (candle, mug, print, pencils + monogrammed apron) as well as a 10% off the workshop ticket price! To enter, simply comment on this post by July 10 with why you’d love to attend The School of Styling workshop. A winner will be randomly chosen an announced on Friday, July 11. To register for The School of Styling, head over here. Hurry — registration ends July 14th! 

Photo Credit: Landon JacobHalf Apron: Oatmeal Lace Design | Mug: Jenna Kutcher | Print: B Is For Bonnie Design | Pencils: B Is For Bonnie Design | Candle: Anthropologie
Summer Wedding Inspiration with Pewter Accents

Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes but when it’s packaged up in the prettiest summer shoot you ever did see, we count our lucky stars for vendors like Elle AffairsSouthern Posies, Cakes By Kim and Spindle Photography. They know exactly how to get our hearts a’ racing, but the best news yet? This party is JUST getting started. Click right here for so much more.


From Spindle PhotographyEvent planner and stylist Brittany Lott of Elle Affairs dreamed up this romantic and feminine wedding inspiration shoot that is filled to the brim with gorgeous eye candy for spring and summer brides. While the color palette is pastel, the pink, purple and blue shades we picked for the long mix-and-match bridesmaid dresses are a little more moody than your typical Easter pinks and yellows. With pretty dusty blue details like the ink for the calligraphed paper suite, and pewter accents like the sparkly Kate Spade bride’s shoes, it was altogether dreamy!

The crazy-gorgeous florals were bursting with lush light pink and peach peonies, ranunculus, and Butterfly Blue scabiosa. The bride’s gown is a gorgeous Hayley Paige with flounced skirt and striking keyhole back adorned with a metallic crystal beading. Silver foil gave the light blue cake some subtle glam and were accompanied by Earl Grey macarons dusted with edible metallic powder that we quickly devoured at the end of the day.

The venue, Rucker Place, is a romantic and charming historic home with a wrap-around porch (with a painted dusty blue floor! Kismet!), and is the perfect setting for our fresh affair that a classic/romance-loving bride would adore.

Photography: Spindle Photography | Videography: Brittany Arias | Event Planning: Elle Affairs | Floral Design: Southern Posies | Wedding Dress: White Dresses Boutique | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid Birmingham | Cake + Mini Cake Favors: Cakes By Kim | Ceremony + Reception: Historic Rucker Place | Hair + Make-up: Brittany Benton Massey | Macarons: Magic City Macarons | Paper Goods + Calligraphy: Ragan House Lettering | Shoes + Accessories: Kate Spade | Silver Chiavari Chairs: Event Rentals Unlimited | Table Decor: Table Matters | Vintage Rolls Royce: Coats Classic Cars | Wedding Dress Designer: Hayley Paige