Nope, not an Edward Sharpe music video or a page out of the Urban Outfitters spring catalog. Just a dinner party held for a group of creative folks out at Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch in central California. With Third Element Photo Co. behind the lens and Kim from Drops Of Honey Designs working her event styling magic, it’s full of yummy bites; simple, minimalist florals; and a good dose of vintage Americana.
A little bit about The Common Table, from Kim: The Common Table has a two-part vision. Part one is to unite local creatives by sharing a meal around the table. Part two is to inspire creativity by inviting different well known entrepreneurs/community leaders to speak at each event. The table is a place where we get nourished by the food and conversation that gets served there. And my desire is to see people walk away inspired, encouraged, and ready to pour back into their creative gifts—whether that’s a business, a new project, or new skill they’re learning.
One rustic, natural table, coming right up!
What a beautiful event, and an inspiring idea,too…
￼Photographer: Jacki Potorke from Third Element Photo Co. / Styling & Concept: Kim Rico from Drops Of Honey Designs / Venue: Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch / Menu Design: Chickadee Hill / Rentals: Walker Lewis Rents
Jennifer Laura Design sure knows how to whip up a romantic bridal bouquet. We saw this one and our hearts were all aflutter for a sec, remembering what it feels like to hold something so lovely on your wedding day. Lucky for you guys, she teamed up with Feather and Twine Photography to share a DIY tutorial for anyone looking to recreate it. Take it away, Jennifer…
It means a lot to me to be able to handcraft the perfect bouquet or centerpiece for my brides. This bouquet was a fun representation of me—a bouquet that I would have at my wedding if I were to reimagine it.
- maiden hair fern
- 5-6 white garden roses
- 3 blush icelandic poppies
- 1 cluster hedera berry
- 2 icelandic poppy buds
- 3 blush pink dahlias
- 5 white fringe tulips
- 5 pink peonies
- 2 dahlia buds
These organic bouquets are so fun to create. I typically start them like I would a normal tightly shaped bouquet, but instead of that perfect shape I move the blooms up and down to create depth as I build. The shape is going to be the same as a round bouquet (with that added depth), and then at the very end I add that organic shape by pulling in some greenery, like the maiden hair fern we used here. I wrapped everything up with floral tape to keep it secure and then finished it off with a mix of black and white velvet ribbons. Velvet immediately made this very fun and playful bouquet look very luxe, which is always a nice touch to add… on top of the whimsy of course.
Love it! Thanks Jennifer!
Photographer & Styling: Feather and Twine Photography / Bouquet & Styling: Jennifer Laura Design / Hair and Makeup: Hey Lovely Makeup
If you’re looking for somethin’ cheery and design driven to jumpstart your Wednesday, well then you’ve come to the right place! Because this elopement inspiration shoot from Lillie Louise Photography and Rock Paper Square is all bright colors, playful florals, custom built furniture, retro designer furniture, and artistic geometric details. Seriously adorbs.
Rock Paper Square says, The inspiration behind this shoot was to combine our love of home decor with our love of weddings! We love the idea of having your home decor double as wedding décor. Whether it’s incorporating your favorite books, accessories, or furniture pieces that remind you past of holidays and family dinners; there’s something so sweet and sentimental about being surrounded by your favorite things on your wedding day. Not to mention, a great way to really personalize your wedding venue.
Rad paper mobile, yeah? You can find the template to make your own right here.
And what a cake! Too much fun.
Photographer: Lillie Louise Photography / Event Planning, Design, & Stationery: Rock Paper Square / Hair & Makeup: Ma-luxe / Flowers & Prop Styling: Rook & Rose / Wardrobe Styling & Jewelry Design: Covet + Keep / Cake: Ruth & Dean Baked Goods / Furniture & Accessory Rentals: Bash Specialty / Original Artwork: WolfSheep Arthouse / Dress: The White Peony