Wednesday, June 30, 2010


ask any of my friends my favorite color and they will tell you...any hue of coral or peach! ga ga for this vera wang spring 2011 dress. check out junebug loves peach/coral weddings, yummy!


sadly my sunglasses died a tragic death this weekend during the usa vs. ghana world cup match. luckily the few cold beers i enjoyed buffered the loss nicely, but here i am lost in a bright sunny world without them. during an online shopping search here is what caught my attention.
any votes?

tom ford

tried and true ray-ban


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

crazy for wood

sprouting, growing, branching, falling, hauling, milling, sawing, planing, sanding, finishing, gifting. all of these pieces are handcrafted by Camille Storch in Philomath, Oregon. how perfect would they be as platters at a wedding! check out her full etsy listing at red onion wood works.

Monday, June 28, 2010

summer dreamin

these upholstery and painted cane chairs from the 1960's just scream summer to me.
ahhh can't wait for a beach excursion or two!
{photo from apartmenttherapy}

Saturday, June 26, 2010

weekend love

shanna murray, artist, stylist, optimist creates the sweetest wall/window decals. send one to your honey.

Friday, June 25, 2010

happy weekend!

happy weekend and congratulations to all celebrating weddings, engagements, birthdays, anniversaries and the like this weekend!
check out a pretty snippet of jen huang photography and our hair flowers on 100layercake today!

rooftop flowers

we often dream about the day we'll have gardens, backyards, front yards, and maybe just maybe even a porch. living in the city can get tough when you long for outdoor space because it can be hard to come by as many of you know. when i first came across these images at papertastebuds i was so envious. just half of one of these rooftop gardens could make me live in the city for life.
check out the full post on re-nest

Thursday, June 24, 2010

mad men inspired

if you haven't checked out all of the fantastic projects in the new issue of nonpareil magazine please please do! it is so worth it. we wanted to share a few additional photos from our mad men inspired shoot which can now be seen in issue #4.
a BIG thanks to oh darling photography for taking all of these amazing photographs, stuart and welch catering, janelle sing, and merci new york. it was a pleasure!

summer shoppin

if you haven't heard i'm tellin you now... whitney from darling dexter is not only a really nice friend to have, but also an amazingly talented designer. check out her new items for sale now. click here and enjoy.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

nonpareil mag issue #4

last night my internet was down so i was slowly scrolling through the new pages of the nonpareil magazine on my boyfriend's iphone. i just couldn't wait! everyone who contributed to this issue did such an outstanding job! honestly, i was blown away by all of the spreads! i hope you'll check out everyone's projects including our mad men inspired wedding. whitney and dustin from oh darling photography did such an amazing job making our ideas come to life.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

sweetest ring

so it's official my (sierra) brother is engaged and i am beyond happy! although, i think juliet is equally as excited for them as i am because they are truly one of those couples that you know are perfect for each other. we wanted to share the sweetest ring he picked out to ask her with. they'll be finding the "real" ring together. too cute.

Monday, June 21, 2010

outside the flower box

we we're so honored when vane asked us to do a monthly contribution for her fantastic blog, brooklyn bride. we'll be thinking outside of the flower box each month to create tablescape inspirations for the modern bride. for our first project we teamed up with missy photography, ella cafe, and janelle sing to create a vibrant costa rican inspired tablescape.
we hope you'll check out the full post on brooklyn bride today to see more photos and hear about our inspiration for this shoot!


this past weekend we had such a blast designing flowers for a few small weddings, an engagement party, and a birthday celebration in a gorgeous soho loft. this combination in events was especially fun because each design was so different.

i got to thinking about bridal bouquets, their design and what it said about each bride. designing a bridal bouquet is by far the best part about wedding flowers. we always try to make each bouquet unique in design and tailored to each bride's style. the type of bouquet a bride chooses says a lot about one's personality.
here are a few from this weekend...enjoy!

cream and blush peonies paired with purple basil, sage, astrantia and fiddle heads

a simple yet striking bouquet designed with coral and blush peonies paired with sage and lily of the valley

inspired by a country garden this bouquet designed with zinnia, wild hydrangea, dahlia, chamomile, and fresh mint

bridesmaids bouquets designed with zinnias, wild hydrangea, dahlia, chamomile, astrantia, and fresh mint

Friday, June 18, 2010

crest fest!

hardware shop + art + music + yummy bites = crest fest 2010!
we'll be designing flowers for weddings, engagement parties, and birthday celebrations all weekend, so won't be able to make it. boo. BUT, if you have a free afternoon make sure to check out crestfest 2010!
all proceeds benefit the city reliquary museum

Thursday, June 17, 2010

bespoke hats

lately we've been a bit obsessed with hair flowers, hats, and the like. zara carpenter's etsy shop sells some of the cutest bespoke hats i've seen thus far. each is utterly unique and inspired by found objects. it would be the perfect accessory for your wedding reception if you ask me!

pop-up shop

this past sunday we hopped in a van filled with yummy smelling lavender and headed to the forest hills arts & music festival. we we're lucky enough to be asked to design petite-fete's pop-up shop at the festival. the shop design was inspired by the french provencal aesthetic with vintage elements and the goal was to create a subtle but pretty backdrop to display petite-fete's gorgeous stationary and yummy taffy treats. working with claude, the owner and creative behind the stationary, was a such a blast!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

sunday supper love

make sure to check out sunday supper's new website and logo design. it makes me giddy it's so pretty. also, don't forget to see all of the cool classes they have coming up.

bridal bod

this past sunday we were thrilled to support a good friend, jasmine johnson, in her new endeavor (bridalbod). jasmine has been a trainer in nyc for years and is always thinking of creative and fun ways to get her clients in shape. on saturday mornings in the summer she puts on a bootcamp in central park that is fun and challenging!
she recently teamed up with a fantastic nutritionist, jennifer pelaez, to offer complete fitness packages to get in shape for your wedding! genius!
at the launch event on sunday we tasted super foods such as goji berries and hemp seeds. i think the unsung hero was the aloe. surprisingly yummy!
jennifer passed on some helpful info about each super food and answered our many questions about eating healthy.
jasmine gave a quick and easy ab demonstration that you can do every morning before work. if you're a bride to be or just looking to get/stay in shape i highly recommend reaching out to jasmine and jennifer!