Friday, July 29, 2011

happy friday!

we've had a very hectic yet productive week over here, hence the lack of posting. we're 99% moved into our new space, our walk in cooler is set up, our AC unit is pumping cool air, and we did our first official event prep here today! whoohoo.
we hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy this pretty little photo snapped by jen huang photography of one of our bouquets.

juliet & sierra

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Lately I have been obsessed with amazing nail polish company, strangebeautiful. I just had to share my obsession with all of you! Jane Schub, a graduate of RISD, was initially inspired by this Ettore Sottsass Red Valentine typewriter and its rich color.

She went on to develop an array of amazing hues for her fabulous nail polishes based on everything from vintage kitchen appliances to the belly of a pigeon. I just can't get enough of these provocative paints. Find more about strangebeautiful here. xx

sofia & ben

sofia & ben are an amazingly lovely couple that tied the knot at the boathouse in prospect park. beautiful photographs shot by our talented friends from oh darling photography.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday with Matt

In celebration of the same-sex weddings that began in New York State on Sunday, Sierra and I thought we would invite my old college friend, Matt Martin to be a guest blogger. Matt has history in theatre and event planning for fundraisers and private functions. He has a sick obsession with all things "style" and a bad habit of walking into people's apartments and telling them how it SHOULD be decorated. Matt will be posting every Monday with fun ideas to make your wedding, same-sex or otherwise creative and unique.

Hullo all.
Thanks for your lovely intro, Julie, I'm really excited to blog here with you! I had such a nice morning, waking up to read this article and interactive piece on The New York Times website. Really honest stories of people in love. And then catching up with friends over coffee this morning I was told about the marriages that will take place tonight on the stage of the St. James Theatre after a performance of Hair. What a great memory that will be for everyone involved!

I'm looking forward to my first style related post next Monday! Hope everybody has a fantastic week!


Friday, July 22, 2011

yes, please!

crazy in love with beklina. especially that chevron print tote!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

theo chocolates

popping over to theo chocolates was one of many amazing experiences i had in seattle last week. upon arriving you quickly realize that there are tasting stations around the entire shop. although i am traditionally a dark chocolate kind of girl, i was more than willing to branch out and try almost one of each. the best part, theo chocolates are all organic and fair trade. they specialize in fun flavors like chai tea and onion, caramel, sea salt, so definitely think outside the box when perusing their website!
these would make for the perfect gift or favor at your wedding.
just sayin!
xo, sierra

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Summer in the City!

It's a hot one out there today! For all of you in NYC I suggest taking a nice day trip out of the city center to Wave Hill. On a day like today, enjoying the beautiful view of the Hudson river and wandering around the gorgeous grounds and lush gardens of the estate is a lovely respite from the hustle and bustle in town. Everyone else, be sure to visit Wave Hill next time your in New York. It's one of our favorite spots around.

Monday, July 18, 2011

basil bangs

dreaming of my beach front home that i can stick one of these cute, australian beach umbrellas deep in the sand. basil bangs ships to the us of a!

Friday, July 15, 2011

west side.

juliet and i have been bopping all over the place lately, but when i boarded a plane on wednesday headed for seattle i was in for a special treat. let's just say the flight out of newark wasn't quite as beautiful as landing on the other side. about 6 hours into the journey and right before we came over the mountains to land, i started snapping photos and really haven't stopped since.
the clouds are incredible that build up over the mountains and on a walk yesterday through ballard we saw endless amounts of sweetpea, garden roses, echeveria, poppy pods, and poppies. it was glorious!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Maine Wedding Part Two

Here are a few more pics for you to enjoy... Happy Wednesday!

Gorgeous Calligraphy by 'Love Jenna'

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

west side photography

on the west coast? you won't want to miss this!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Maine... the way life should be

This weekend we had a wonderful time designing a wedding in my small town in Maine. It was such a pleasure to work at home and do a wedding with lots of friends in attendance. And the view from our makeshift studio in my family's home there wasn't too shabby either.

The bride gave us lots of creative freedom when it came to the elements in each of her arrangements. We scoured the farmers markets and produce aisles to find inspiration and came across gorgeous golden plums, figs, blackberries, and adorable yellow cherry tomatoes.

Some of her tables were styled using vintage found objects, books, and wooden crates. We love the beautiful lettering on this vintage typewriter ribbon box and the chic label on the face powder jar.

All in all I'd say it was a pretty wonderful weekend. We can't wait for our next New England wedding coming up in August!

Friday, July 8, 2011

perfectly splendid.

the past few days have been blazin hot in nyc, so we were jumping with joy when we received a very special package in the mail from one of our brides/close friend today. this particular package was special, because it was packed with 6 yummy ice cream flavors from no other than jeni's splendid ice creams in ohio! we're planning a special post wedding weekend tasting session and we'll be sure to report back with our favorites soon.
for now...check them out here and order yourselves, friends, and family a few pints to try! you won't regret it, this stuff is memorable!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

buffalo winter

buffalo winter's etsy shop is filled with yummy finds!


As Sierra mentioned, I got to be attend the wedding of a dear friend of mine this past weekend in Sonoma County. The beautiful backdrop to her wedding was so breathtaking I just had to share it with all of you!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

after a few crazy days of playing catch up from this lovely july 4th weekend, it dawned on me that we've neglected our blog this week. it's all with good reason, i assure you!
juliet headed out to the west coast to attend a wedding at the kendall jackson estate. yes, she got to go there for a wedding as a guest and reports back that it is as gorgeous as you'd imagine. i (sierra) skipped off to shohola, pa for an amazing weekend of sunshine, gardens, and cooking. among the many beautiful veg growing in the garden were snap peas. i wanted to cut it all to take home and weave through arrangements, but figured the owners would not appreciate it much so held myself back.
once we got back, we signed a new lease for a studio that is literally 10 times the size of our current one (whoohoo) so we've been running around trying to organize our massive piles of vases and props.
best parts about the upcoming move:
no more butt bumping
no more kicking things over
bigger cooler
no more butt bumping!

more to come soon...

Friday, July 1, 2011

sweet little thing

a sweet little take from a very darling wedding at the prospect park boathouse. can't wait to see more photos from the amazing oh darling photography!
happy 4th of july!