Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pool Side Movie Party

Oh Happy Day is one of those sites just oozing creativity.  Not just the completed party look but lots and lots of amazing crafts & DIY's.  A great place to get inspired.  This pool side party is perfectly simple & summery.  It's entertaining made easy.  Entertainment, taken care of.  Just supply a movie, some munchies, and oh yes, don't forget the floaties!

 Don't know about you but by the end of the summer I'm tired.  Lots of trips, swimming, vbs, family reunions, and entertaining the kids.  I love it, but yes, I'm tired.  To me, this is a great way to say good bye to all that summer fun.  Not too much planning & a whole lot of fun! Adult & kid friendly.
 No stressing about food in the house.  Drip away kiddos!
 Love the laid back lawn chairs.  A little fire pit would be pretty fabulous too, don't you think?
Styling:  Oh Happy Day
Photography:  Tracy Layne Photography

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Farmer's Market Party

This is that time of year where the Lord is giving us a feast for our senses.  I absolutely love fresh produce & especially summer harvest.  If you need inspiration, just look in the garden!  That's exactly where inspiration was found for this super cute Farmer's Market themed birthday party.  I love all the nods to gardening mixed with rustic elements & pops of color.  Just perfection!
 I like that there's not much in the way of traditional party decor.  Not a bunch of balloons, streamers, food tags, & all that jazz.  She kept it simple by using actual gardening/market elements.  Notice terracotta pots, wood fruit baskets, watering cans, and fresh produce.  
 Not a lot of stylized food either.  Everything looks simple, rustic, and yummy!
Other great ideas I spotted are polka dot butcher paper runners, egg crate food trays, and baskets turned upside down to prop up food displays.  Natural elements like these balance out the pops of color found in the produce & some of the decor.  It's challenging, but if you can mix and match & detour a little from the obvious, you get an end product that is so much more interesting!
Featured at:  The Makerista
Photographer/Party Planning:  Lark
Favors : Target | Paper, tissue for flowers, watering can, baskets: Target | Banner: scraps on hand | Stand : Ikea | Plants + pots: Walmart | Berry baskets, straws, sliver wear, crepe paper (for flowers): Shop Sweet Lulu

Monday, July 28, 2014

Citrus & Watercolor Wedding Inspiration

Coming up with a color palette is a must for all wedding & party planning.  It sets the tone & gives you direction.  When that color combination leads to fresh decor options, you've got a winner.  I love citrus colors but even more, I love fresh citrus.  The possibilities are endless! 
 Oranges, grapefruit, kumquats, and lemons find there way into all kinds of decor from bouquets to centerpieces.  The more variety in colors and textures, the better!
 Watercolored details blend beautifully.  This detail feels natural so its a great compliment.
 With all the bright colors, the question can be what to pair them with.  Yes, white is always a good balance, but a little gold works well too.  It tones things down & adds a bit of sophistication.
If you're going all out with the reception decor, think about toning down the ceremony setup.  By hanging these watercolored fabric strips with the sun streaming through, less is definitely more! So soft and romantic!
 All this color is perfect for an outdoor wedding.  Nature always compliments nature, especially in this simple country setting dripping with California sunlight.  
Photography: Anna Delores Photography | Event Design: Vanessa Noel Events | Floral Design: Kissing Bees | Invitations: Alissa Bell Press | Watercolor Placecards, Gold-Dipped Vases: DIY, Anna Delores Photography | Vases + Additional Flowers: Stella Bloom Designs | Calligraphy: A Charming Occasion Calligraphy | Paper Flowers, Table Runner, Ribbon Backdrop: Vanessa Noel Events | Parasol: Bella Umbrella | Flatware: Cost Plus Word Market | Dress: BHLDN