Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Orchard Collection by Lucky Luxe

Ladies and not likely very many gentlemen,

I am so proud to say that one of my amazing bride and groom couples inspired today's blog post by the utterly fabulous Lucky Luxe (Erin Raspberry Napier), designer of Couture Correspondence for weddings. I found Erin long ago when searching for the perfect Save The Date for this couple - she designed their pieces on authentic vintage hankies. (To die for!)

Anyhow, Erin's post features the first invitation suite design she proposed for their wedding, and while they ended up with another beautiful design direction, I have to say I'm absolutely in love with this concept too. Erin apparently liked it as well, since she is now featuring it as a line in her collection. :)

Here's some eye candy from the new Orchard Collection by Lucky Luxe ...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Charcoal & Sage Inspiration

I've created a new inspiration board for one of my brides getting married outdoors on a cool November morning, surrounded by an intimate family group. The ceremony will take place at a beautiful private Villa looking up to Camelback Mountain at the gorgeous Montelucia resort in Paradise Valley. The ceremony will be followed by a large reception the next evening, allowing them to invite lots of friends. Plus, Robyn gets to wear a short, floofy party wedding dress for the reception... who doesn't love that?

The beautiful couple's color palate is Sage (and all the silvery hues of succulents) and Charcoal, with a little Winter White.

What's really cool is that they are incorporating some truly special mementos of some very special people in their lives... the bride will be featuring a single pale yellow rose in her bouquet to tip her Texas hat to her late grandmother who was affectionately called "The Yellow Rose" as a nickname. Robyn will also have a few oranges lining the ceremony aisle to pay homage to her grandparents who used to live on an orange orchard that was steeped in her childhood memories. Now that is sweet.