The spring inspired shoots that have been coming our way recently have been so pretty to look at and filled with the prettiest of blooms. Like this one from Scott Michael Fraser. Scandinavian folk art has always been a love of his, so taking cues from its focus on nature and sweet simplicity, he and a few creative folks created this shoot, imagining what a modern Scandinavian bride might create for her wedding. And the venue? You’d think they were in some lush garden someplace in Europe. More like Los Angeles County. The Descanso Gardens in La Cañada was the perfect backdrop with stately oak and camilla trees connected by groves of waist-high ferns, and quiet wandering paths.
Emily Dionne Events & Nuptials coordinated this shoot photographed by IYQ Photography that was inspired by the creams, petal pink, kelly green, gold and robin’s egg blue in the china you’ll see in a sec. The colors, glassware, and florals are perfect for a spring wedding. The tablescape, simple enough for any bride to recreate reflected a soft, pretty first-blush-of-spring feeling, with gold tipped champagne flutes and antique gold flatware, gold-rimmed, and personalized menu cards.
The bride’s specialty drink, a rose petal martini, was served in antique, gold-rimmed champagne coupes for the cocktail hour, while the groom offered whiskey neat from an antique crystal decanter with a cheeky gold-rimmed “hooch” sign.
This loose halo hairstyle by Amanda Paige is the perfect look for any upcoming spring weddings, don’t you think? It’s not so hot yet to wear all the way up, gives you pretty waves, and can be adorned with a few gold leaves. And after practicing this tutorial ourselves, it’s actually quite simple to pull off. Many thanks to Austin Gros for capturing it in such perfect light, and Jessica Sloane for adding some gorgeous floral & bouquet inspiration to the tutorial!
How to get the look:
1. Start off by curling all of your hair to add texture.
2. Next, take the front section of one side of your hair, twist, and pin it back with a bobby pin. (leaving end strands out)
3. Then, take a section of hair directly under where you just pinned the first section, twist and pin, covering the first bobby pin.
4. Repeat this process until you get to the center back of your hair. Taking sections, twisting and pinning back, making sure to cover bobbypins.
5. Repeat on opposite side.
6. Continue until the two sides meet in the center back of hair, pin together so it forms one continous halo.
Swoon, this bouquet is beautiful. Jessica Sloane used astilbe, ranunculus, white peonies, eucalyptus seen and a few foraged greens to create this stunner.
Make sure to pop over to Amanda Paige’s blog for even more hair tutorials.
Whew, we’re still recovering from last night’s The Cream Event (amazing btw), so it feels good to jump right into some more pretty inspiration. With St. Patrick’s Day and the beginning of Spring just right around the corner, we thought a little mint + gold inspiration would be fitting. A little glitter, glamour, mint, gold, little girls in tutus, sweet treats & cocktails always tug at our heartstrings, and this shoot has all of the above. All perfect for a minty bridal shower, bachelorette or birthday party.
Spend just a few minutes on Flower Muse and you’ll get sucked into a wonderland of pretty flowers. They make it so easy to discover new flowers you may have never even heard of. Search by name, color, or just browse their featured, in season, discounted flowers and bulk up. That’s what we did!
Jillian worked with Danielle of Brown Paper Design to create a few bouquet recipes based on some of Flower Muse’s most popular flowers. To help ya out, we chose to make bouquets at different price points, from $75-$200. So, no excuses. If you want to DIY your bridal bouquet, do it! Just pop over to Flower Muse to pick out some of your favorite flowers.
How much do you love these flowers? Ok, so here’s what we made with them:
Cute, right? For this bouquet we used “Babe” orange spray roses, anemones, ranunculus, and parrot tulips. Then we got a little more fancy using small white callas,white majolica spray roses, creme de la creme roses, orange ranunculus, “Babe” orange spray roses and white parrot tulips.
Then we went all out and made this bountiful beauty adding white majolica roses, viburnum, white mini-calla lilies, “Babe” orange spray roses, parrot tulips, anemones and greens from the garden.
So much fun! And there are endless possibilities when it comes to flowers.
Check it all out on Flower Muse’s Facebook page, and read tips on their blog!
Photos by Scott Clark