All posts tagged: wedding

::: Established 2012 :::

To say that 2012 was a life changing year would be an understatement. The past 365 days have been a whirlwind of new endeavors, risk taking and commitment making. For the first time ever I feel personally rewarded for the work I’m doing and the path I’m on feels like the right one. In 2010 I gave up a promising interior design career in San Francisco and moved with my then boyfriend to New Orleans so he could pursue a graduate degree in law. It was scary and exciting and would turn out to be the biggest blessing for my career thus far. This new (and wildly different!) community welcomed us with open arms and would serve as the incubator for my young business in the wedding industry. On July 4th weekend of 2011 said boyfriend of 5 years proposed on a very sweet and somewhat foiled picnic in Avery Island, Louisiana. While I was planning my own wedding and working full-time in sales I decided it was the perfect time to start my own …

wedding trend: mismatched vintage tables

One of my all-time favorite vintage wedding trends is mismatched tables. I’ve been asked for vintage tables so much lately, and honestly, they lend themselves well to almost any wedding venue. I have a September bride using a vintage table as her guestbook table in the grand ballroom of the Bourbon Orleans Hotel! I’ve had wedding planners use my vintage tables as cake tables, sweetheart tables, and gift tables. I’ve even decked out a French Quarter courtyard in vintage tables. It’s such a charming trend, I can’t wait to do a FULL seated dinner with vintage tables! Ahhh a girl can dream. Here are a few of my favorite inspiration photos. Enjoy ~ Julia A sweet and simple tablescape photographed by Jose Villa. And I can’t be certain, but those plates look to be from Heath Ceramics. Read my blog on Heath Ceramics here! How adorable is this sweets table!!? Photo: Marina Locke Don’t even get me started on mismatched chairs. LOVE! Photo: Jill Thomas Mrs. Vintage Kate Buffet, Greer G Photography Styling by Elyse of …

wedding registry I.Q.- Match Pewter

My big day has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean I have to stop sharing my favorite products with you guys. Match Pewter is timeless tableware made of glass, ceramic and pewter. Each piece has been handcrafted in northern Italy for generations and is stamped with an “M” and a “95” so you know you are getting an authentic Match piece. My sweet maid of honor gave us the champagne toasting glasses to use on our wedding day. Nothing in the Match line is overly feminine, which is why it makes such a perfect wedding gift. My husband absolutely loves the toasting glasses and we’re hoping to add to our collection over time. Here’s us laughing at the best man speech. See Match toasting glass in Rob’s hand (right next to the silver bullet). Thank you to Kara Miller Photography for capturing moments like these! I love the salt dish and salt spoon! Great gift for the chef. The beautiful double old fashioned glass. Great groomsmen gift as well! How lovely is this!? Gorgeous pewter and …

presenting Laina Miller

I get asked about my logo and branding all the time, so I thought it would be fun to share the process with you. Ms. Laina Miller is the wonderfully talented graphic designer behind the Mrs. Vintage brand. She took the hand drawn “Mrs. Vintage” logo from Angelique Phillis of Angelique Ink and turned it into an entire brand! All she had to work with were a few key words I wanted the Mrs. Vintage brand to portray, and one CRAZY deadline. I approached her with my brand idea in November, and told her I’d really like to have everything launched by February, the start of the spring New Orleans’ wedding season. Despite the fact that the holidays fell right in the middle of this colossal project, Laina pulled it off. She created a full brand, business cards, creative copy, AND re-designs before the end of February. Laina is based in Los Angeles, but since she’s brilliant, she has clients all over the country. She recently ventured into the wedding world, and I think her creative range …

DIY Cotton Boutonnieres

Usually when I see the three letters D-I-Y I immediately think to myself, there is no way I can do that. Many of the ‘do it yourself’ projects I see on wedding blogs are so involved, by the time you are finished you’ve actually spent more on time and materials than you would have just purchasing the item. That is precisely why Etsy exists. It’s a online retailer dedicated to the ‘do-it-yourself’ projects that you can’t do yourself. So trust me when I say, you can do this! These boutonnieres are simple and beautiful and very inexpensive. Hooray! I knew I wanted my groom and his men to wear cotton boutonnieres, but I was having a hard time finding them. My sweet friend, and newly married gal, Leah had just finished with her copy of Handmade Weddings and passed it along to me. The book is chock full of wonderful projects on every skill level and the cotton boutonnieres seemed particularly doable. I bought the texas tallow (the little white berry looking things), lavender and …