Brides, if you’re trying to come up with the perfect way to ask your favorite ladies to be your bridesmaids, take note. Host a party and ask them all at once, in style! The concept of this shoot was a “Bridesmaids Picnic” with a very playful, bohemian flair planned and styled by Sterling Social. The entire day was shot by Braedon Flynn with a lifestyle, editorial perspective….basically bringing a Free People catalogue to life! You can click here to see the full gallery of images.
Charming hand-made wooden boxes were presented to each girl with the words “I Choose You” inscribed on the outside. Filled with meaningful mementos and whimsical bridesmaid dress swatches, each bridesmaid-to-be was given a heartfelt note from the bride asking them to stand by her side on the wedding day. The note read…
“Your Role. I know weddings can become a lot of work for bridesmaids…so let it be known that the honor to have you stand by my side is simply that…an honor! Your presence and love you have always shown me throughout our friendship is all I need. As my bridesmaid your only role is to feel beautiful, hold some gorgeous flowers, make unbelievable memories with me, wipe away my happy tears, and understand how much your presence on this day is appreciated. Always know how grateful I am to call you family and realize how much I love you. Basically, you are standing by my side because you have made me the happiest, luckiest girl just by being you and being a part of my life! You’re a part of my heart and forever will be…my one and only request is to have a blast, laugh, dance and make sure that in all the commotion on this magical day you pull me aside to share a moment between you and I. A moment that I want with you on my wedding day…and one I will never forget and will always cherish.”
We’re always so excited when One Love Organics pops into our Pop-Up Shop. It gives us a chance to refill our goods, share how amazing their products are, and enjoy it all for a nice discount. One Love Organics is a natural, ethical and environmentally driven cosmetics company created by skilled cosmetic artisans. Their products are hand-made and hand-filled, using only the highest grade of ethically sourced raw materials to ensure the most effective, luxurious and guilt-free application.
They always do something fun to show off their products, and this time they’ve styled a super cute mani pedi station that would be perfecto at your bridal shower.
Photos above by Sarah DeShaw
As an added bonus One Love Organics is giving away a FREE bottle of their Aromatic Facial Mist with every purchase, as seen in Amanda’s wedding.
Photo above by Max Wanger
They’re only in our Pop-Up Shop for a limited time, so pop over and grab your goods!
Since Sheena’s wedding was going to be in France she wanted to design a bridal shower with a feminine, French feel. The color story started with a swatch of plum colored velvet, then hints of navy blue, lavender, and yellow made it into the mix. Sheena’s favorite detail of the day (and ours too) was the photo backdrop she made from rose colored heart-shaped balloons. There to capture all the cuteness, mimosas, and mouth-watering macarons from Bottega Louie was the ever so lovely, Annie McElwain.
It probably would have been suiting to have “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” playing while we were putting this post together. It’s girly to the max and so perfect for a Valentine’s Day party with the ladies. The theme for this all out pink, gold, and glittery soiree was “Oh Lovely”. Each of the hostesses invited two girlfriends for an afternoon of glittery, bubbly, giggly indulgence and requested that each guest bring a sweet treat to share and some sort of valentine-decorating supply. Oh, and a pink or gold party dress was required!
Paige Newton, Brooke of Pollen Floral Art, and Emily of Bird Dog Wedding came up with this fun, ethereal concept for a bridal brunch with woodland, farm, and rustic elements. The wardrobe and floral crowns are fitting for a boho bride, the desserts and bites are perfect for a brunch with the gals or a dinner with friends, and the florals and decor would make festive centerpieces during the holidays.
Always love when these ladies get together to share such beautiful inspiration with us!
Concept and Styling: Bird Dog Wedding / Photography: Paige Newton Photography / Floral: Pollen Floral Art / Venue: Olive & June / Hair: Erica Rae / Makeup: Nisa Nicole Makeup Artistry / Wardrobe Styling: Jessica Thompson / Paper Goods: Alison Martin at Wayfarers Creative Co. / Food: Olive & June / Desserts: Central Market / Models: Mariah Price, Claire Zinneker, Michaele Smith, Rebecca Rawson