4 Feb

Dark floral wedding cake

You all want to do something unique for your weddings, right? But still focused and romantic? Cavin Elizabeth Photography was looking for the exact same thing when she dreamed up this moody shoot in San Diego. So she took her inspiration out of the wedding world and into film, where she could study lighting and surprising creative decisions. Scroll through the photos for the sultry finished product…

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4 Feb

Bridal portrait

If Old Hollywood is your jam you’re going to love the vintage vibes at Jamie + Neil’s wedding. They are nuts for Mad Men and all things midcentury modern. (They’ve even hosted many a Mad Men premiere party, costumes ‘n all.) Naturally the iconic Hotel Lautner had to be the place and the whole affair looked particularly stunning with every ounce of that desert light supremely captured by Let’s Frolic Together (who these two raved about). Lotsa details in the post!

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3 Feb

Valentine's Day dessert

If there’s one thing we reeeeallly love, it’s planning something special at home for our husbands on Valentine’s Day. Going out can be a bit of an ordeal, especially in a  big city, and let’s be honest, you can go out ANY day of the week. You don’t have to pick the busiest day of the year. In our ongoing partnership with Crate and Barrel, we’re sharing a the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day, which naturally involves chocolate and a gorgeous cocktail too. Plus our picks for stocking your Gift Registry with items you’ll use for special occasions throughout the years.

Valentine's Day chocolate pot de creme dessert

Just the ingredients are stunning! And our BFF, the Harper Rose Gold Flatware, doesn’t look too shabby either. *wink*

We used this recipe from Bon Appetit, but if you have a fave of your own go for it!

Valentine's Day chocolate pot de creme dessert

A sharp knife and a solid cutting board are essential for chopping this much chocolate. We can’t recommend using your Gift Registry to upgrade your knives enough! A sharp set of high quality knives makes preparing meals soooooo much more enjoyable.

Kitchen inspiration

Likewise, a heavy-bottomed pan like this All Clad 3 quart saucepan is ideal for so many sensitive recipes. We’d add one of these (or maybe a big set) to our Gift Registry to make creating decadent meals a treat in the years to come.

Valentine's Day chocolate pot de creme dessert

Valentine's Day chocolate pot de creme dessert

Valentine's Day chocolate pot de creme dessert

Valentine's Day chocolate pot de creme dessert

Valentine's Day chocolate pot de creme dessert

A set of these little ramekins makes creating something small and special for just your partner, or even a larger dinner party, pretty and effortless.

Valentine's Day chocolate dessert

Valentine's Day dessert recipe

And naturally one cannot whip cream without a Pistachio Stand Mixer. Isn’t that color amazing?

Valentine's Day dessert

We made Jasmine Whipped Cream for this recipe and it was divine.

Valentine's Day dessert

Valentine's Day chocolate pot de creme dessert

Those soft, feminine plates from the Hue Collection are such a sweet little addition to your Gift Registry, even if only for special occasions. Kind of nice to tuck in something pink for when the mood strikes, no? Though we definitely support using them for every day dining too!

Valentine's Day chocolate pot de creme dessert

Valentine's Day dessert

 

Chocolate Pot de Creme

Valentine's Day dessert

Valentine's Day dessert

Valentine's Day dessert

Valentine's Day dessert

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Valentine's Day bouquet

Valentine's Day chocolate pot de creme dessert and cocktail

You want to see the cocktail recipe right? It does look so lovely and inviting in the Camille Champagne Coupes. It’s over on Crate and Barrel’s blog today, if you’d like to take a peek. Totally a keeper.

CB product roundup

Camille Champagne Coupe / Orb Gold Jigger / Orb Copper Cocktail Shaker / Liam Grey Stripe Napkin /  Harper Rose Gold Flatware / Hue Blush Salad Plate / Tall Ramekin / Pistachio Stand Mixer / Wustof Classic 6″ Serrated Chopper Knife / Rectangular End Grain Cutting Board / All Clad 3 qt Saucepan with Lid / All Clad Measuring Cups / Glass Nesting Bowls / Lucerne 3 qt CasseroleBeehive Glass Honey Jar / Cooling Rack /  Silicone Spatula / Best Balloon Whisk

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Styling and concept: 100 Layer Cake / Photography: The Great Romance

 
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3 Feb

Wedding invitation suite

Have you noticed all the Valentine’s Day loveliness popping up on Insta lately? This holiday sneaks right up after a crazy January. So we’re jumping right in with this festive wedding inspiration from Alexandra of Daphne Mae Photography. Their goal was a creative, organic look, and the result is pretty great: think texture, watercolor, and an artistic table that we can totally see inspiring a whole lotta parties.

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2 Feb

Bohemian desert wedding inspiration

There’s something about flipping that calendar from January to February that gets us in a springy mood. Even though this bohemian editorial has winter written all over it, Joshua Tree’s landscape and the bride’s buncha peonies (see below!) sure warm things up a bit. Thanks to our guide member Anya Kernes Photography + a-lister The Blushing Bird + team for this brand new take on desert bohemian:

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2 Feb

Last month we caught a snippet of cookbook author + food show host Laura + musician/producer Eric’s wedding over on designlovefest and haaaad to track down the rest of the photos. This pic by Martin Vielma? How could we not learn more? We found out they partied with most of their 150 guests at camp all weekend and DIYed just about everything for the occasion too. And wait till you hear about that necklace! So neat. Find all the details in the post.

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