All of these past posts on le blog probably tipped you off to our major love affair with paper flowers…
Brittany and Paul’s wedding / watercolor paper flowers by Kelli Murray / paper flowers by Lyndie Dourthe / paper flower centerpiece video tutorial / handmade flowers from The Green Vase / wedding anniversary by Knot and Pop
But what’s not to love? They’re gorgeous, always in season, and you can save them long after your wedding day or whatever other celebration you use them for. That’s why we’re so very excited to introduce husband and wife team Thuss + Farrell’s brand new book Paper to Petal. It’s so new it’s not even out until Tuesday (you can preorder here). But we got our hands on an advanced copy and thought we’d give you all a little sneaky peek inside…
Paper to Petal features a whoppin’ 75 projects, with flowers and foliage for pretty much every possible occasion. We’re in serious paper flower heaven over here just flipping though it!
And btw, this book was a true labor of love for Rebecca Thuss + Patrick Farrell. These two did it all—they created, styled, photographed, authored, and designed the book, crafting their little hearts out in the process.
You can purchase it here.
We’re just all about lavender this week, aren’t we Cakies? First the adorable lavender favor bags from Kelli Murray, then this cheery lavender and citrus inspiration shoot, and today a sweet lavender farm engagement from Redfield Photography. Between the spacious white barn, funny looking donkeys, and acres of beautiful, aromatic lavender, it’s easy to see why Ana + Peter chose the spot for their e-sesh.
Photographer: Redfield Photography / Venue: Carousel Farm Lavender / Anna’s Dress: Madewell / Sandals: Forever 21 / Peter’s Pants & Tie: J. Crew / Shirt: Gap
Boy do we have some cute shower inspiration for you guys today. Think mix-and-match vintage china, balloons everywhere, and scrumptious looking treats. Little Vintage Rentals says, The vision for this bridal shower shoot was sugary sweet and feminine, with a retro twist. The vintage-inspired gowns helped set the tone for the soiree where guests danced to vinyl records and had a spot of tea. Ananda Lima told the story beautifully with crisp photography and Iris Cinematics is a master of the mini movie. His film captured the sweet day perfectly! Let’s take a looksie now, shall we?
Remind us to add frosting rosettes to our next batch of Rice Krispie Treats. Too cute.
The whole shoot is just so yummy, yes? Kudos to all the folks below!
Photography: Ananda Lima / Videography: Iris Cinematics / Event Styling + Décor: Little Vintage Rentals / Venue: Studio Arte / Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Clara Oh / Floral Design: Gracious Décor / Desserts: Cookie Fairy Sweets / Balloons: Beve / Dresses: Fancy Bridal / Shoes: Nina Shoes / Models: Evelyn Bedoya, Wendi Liu, & Chloe O’Connor
Like lots of brides and grooms, Jill + Joey were on a tight budget. But since these two are creative types through and through (he’s in the band the Steelwells and she’s a photographer and designer), they were able to pull together such a fun and festive wedding without spending a ton. Aside from the balloons, every décor element you see is DIY—gorgeous garlands and paper pompom wall included. Yeah, J + J are a crafty couple all right…
Caleb John Hill captured all the sweetest moments, didn’t he?
Jill says, We both love the architecture of the Los Angeles Temple. This temple is so different compared to most LDS temples. Since we both love mid-century design and architecture, there was no question when it came to which temple we wanted to be married in.
Jill’s bright bouquet recipe: peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, succulents, stem roses, roses, scabiosa, protea pin cushions, spider chrysanthemum, brunia, and billy balls
Well thanks Jill + Joey for putting such big smiles on our faces. Congrats you two!
Photographer: Caleb John Hill / Ceremony Venue: The Los Angeles Temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Reception Venue: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in La Habra, CA / Hair: Richelle Lyttge / Florist: Bloom Julia Smith Florals / Cake: Groom’s mother / Caterer: Bella Donna Catering / Invitation Designer: Bride / Lighting Rentals: Rent My Wedding / Bride’s Dress: Designed by the bride with some help from a dressmaker / Shoes: Nine West / Veil: Bride / Groom’s Suit: Massarotti / Shoes: Bostonian Flexlite / Tie: Bar III