Color Pop Summer Shoot for ENGAGED!

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This shoot was everything fun, colorful, life-filled and strong! Our team wanted to show off a sunny wedding style complete with textured floral fashion accessories by our friend Whitney Muncy of Emerald Design. Our stunning couple laughed their way through the entire shoot which made everything upbeat.

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For our cake, we used an assortment of floral textures and shapes. Whitney and I went to work creating a floral “boa” to wrap the simple white tiered cake from our friends at piece of cake.

And the texture did not just stop there. With greenery placemats, woven linen napkins, gold utensils, an embroidered table runner and hobnail orange goblets, set on a white table with a vintage velvet gold couch and drum copper stools for seating – the entire tablescape was the definition of eye-candy!

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One of our favorite details was what we dubbed the “sprouted pocket” that literally looks like it is blooming out of the suit jacket’s pocket. LOVE IT!

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A floral necklace and headpiece looked fabulous on Ebonie, our stunning friend and model!

We hope all you brides out there take a cue from our color saturated shoot and be bold with your color schemes this year!

Thank you to Shillawna Ruffner for taking all the beautiful photos!

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Old Courthouse Gothic Inspired Wedding

Eliza and Mike came to me with visions of a fun, one-of-a-kind wedding. Both of them have a keen sense of unique style and loved the idea of infusing humor and unconventional quirks throughout their wedding design.

Using their venue, the amazing Old Courthouse of Evansville as inspiration, we went to work creating a gothic-haunted-mansion vibe for their personality infused wedding.

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Our first step in bringing their style to life was the custom design of their invitations and signage. Using Eliza’s love for haunting art and bats and Mike’s passion for music composition, we created several designs for their one-of-a-kind stationery suite and wedding signage. The gothic style gave guests a hint of the decor to come and using Mike’s own music composition was a subtle nod to the mystery and music of the night to come.

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Taking a cue from the custom graphic design, we used real vines and branches to create beautiful and slightly creepy decor – perfect for a haunted mansion feel. Moss, botanical plants, ravens and moths all played a part in bringing this look to life. Antique silver platters, candelabras and green crystal goblets all worked to elevate the decor style to fit with the opulence of the Old Courthouse’s magnificent architecture.

For the fresh floral bridal bouquet, Eliza had Zeidler’s put together this amazing arrangement full of texture and nontraditional floral elements.

It was a joy working with Mike and Eliza and having the opportunity to bring their amazing style to life.

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Baring my journey

A couple months ago I was asked by Kana Brown, editor of LoveItEvv! Magazine to write an article centered on the issue’s theme of Rebirth. Although my own personal rebirth as a business owner has been a gradual one, it was one that crystallized my goals and revealed to me who I am and what I want. By far, the most personal thing I have ever done publicly. Here is the gorgeous magazine cover. Download your own digital copy at www.loveitevv.com

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As a bonus, Kana asked if I would design and produce her 2 year LoveIt! magazine anniversary party to celebrate the new edition. Taking the theme of Rebirth, we went to work creating a rustic-modern mix and incorporating symbols of growth such as lush moss and greenery and lightbulbs to symbolize creativity and the spark that leads you to new endeavors. We custom designed signage to support the event brand and reinforce the magazine’s message of renewal.

And of course no party would be complete without a photo-op backdrop!

Having the party at the newly opened Farmer and Frenchman in Henderson Kentucky was amazing. The beauty and filtered lighting of the barn elevated the entire event! Katy and her husband have such ambitions for their venue/winery/bedandbreakfast – I cannot wait to see it all complete. It was a wonderful evening with fabulous people.

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#TBT

In honor of Throw Back Thursday, we are posting pics we took at last fall’s Pretty Party. Apparently we were swamped that month and didn’t get these up on the blog.

Glad we can share these photos with you now in all their romantic glow.

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We aspired to create a feast table straight out of your favorite period romance novel. A setting so warm that Jane Austen would feel at home dazzling her guests with quips and wit. Candlelit and set with our pink-hued vintage china, it was a tablescape drenched in old-world romance. The Ballroom at Sauced served as the perfect venue.

The icing on the cake was literally the iced cakes. Set in our mismatched teacups, we placed them on one of our vintage bar carts and served each of our guests the most beautiful cupcakes made with love by our friends at Piece of Cake Bakery.

Stunning flower arrangements by Petal and Pine graced the table as guests learned about specialty cocktails, perfect skin regimes, hand-lettering and the art to creating flower crowns.

Props to Andrea Whitehead of House of White for pulling this most Pretty Party together.

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Charles & Miranda

Recently featured in LoveItEvv! Magazine, Charles and Miranda’s intimate outdoor ceremony was one of our favorite weddings this past summer. The couple wanted a simple ceremony in front of their closest family and friends and utilized Evansville’s Mesker Park for its beautiful wooded setting.

Wanting something different and unique, we used various grades and sheens of chainwork to drape and twist throughout the overall decor, fusing modern style with romance. Stationery was created by our very own Bobbi Hammonds to reflect the tones and echo the chain’s graphic look on the signage and programs. Vintage linens and coverlets were set on tables in lieu of traditional tablecloths and a boxed lunch was provided for guests. Floral arrangements by Simply Fresh Floral gave everything the finishing touch.

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Styling, Design, Stationery and Rentals by JoElle Knight and Bobbi Hammonds of JoElle Elise Design;  Planning by Maria Scott Events;   Photography by Matt Vickers Photography;   Cake by Piece of Cake Bakery;   Floral by Simply Fresh Floral Design;   Bride Dress and Groom Attire by Ella Park Bridal;   Makeup and Accessories by DaKyissa;  Hair by Leslie Smith

LoveItEVV!

The newest LoveItEvv! magazine just hit digital stands last week and we have not 1 but 2 features! We are pleased as punch to be included in the magazine’s first ever Bridal Edition alongside some amazing vendors and friends.

If you have not subscribed – girl you are missing out!

So take care of it and get your issue by clicking on the cover below.

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Good. Now go kiss your Boo!

 

 

Tis’ the Season Tea

A few months ago we were asked to be a part of the Evansville Museum Guild’s Tis the Season Tea, an event they hold every year to honor museum members and bring awareness to the Guild.

We assisted with the Tea’s branding, creating ads to reflect the tradition of this decades long event as well as overall decor and design and a table for charity alongside other amazing designers from the area.

Hosted by Nikki Davis and held at her gorgeous newly renovated home – Evansville’s Historic Boehne House, it was a beautiful afternoon of mingling and holiday celebration.

To become involved with the efforts of the Evansville Museum learn more about joining the Guild at http://evansvillemuseum.org/guild/.

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LoveITEvv! Holiday Launch Party

So excited to have the honor of designing and producing the LoveItEvv! Magazine launch party for their Fall 2015 Holiday edition. Such a gorgeous fall night to embrace the last of our warm weather. Held at a private residence in Newburgh it was a night celebrating the Leading Ladies of 2015, all of whom were featured in the issue.

Editor, Kana Brown wanted a casual affair with amazing music, great food and arelaxing atmopshere. Taking her cue, we set up mingling centers and magazine station to display the trophies and decor for guests to browse as they talked, ate and danced.

The decor reflected the design we created for our feature article on easy, fresh ways to decorate for the holidays. Our glowing trays of “ice” were a hit and Bonus! served as extra lighting as the sun went down.

Great evening with new friends.

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