Some more eye candy from the shoot is up on The Sweetest Occasion!
We created a love spot tucked away in the wildflower fields for our beautiful couple.

We created an alternative to the traditional guest book and an easy DIY project to recreate. All the instructions are up on The Sweetest Occasion.

The Style: Emilia Keene-Kendrick of Sweet Emilia Jane & Erin Lepperd of Erin Ever After
The Dress: Courtney Cole of The White Flower – Bridal Boutique
The Photos: flutter glass Photography
The Hairpieces: Lo Boheme
The Models: Brian Block and Anastasiia Russell

I am beyond thrilled to finally be able to share the super secret project I was working on with flutter glass photography, Erin Ever After and The White Flower Boutique. Our entry for the Inspired Creations contest at The Sweetest Occasion and Elizabeth Anne Designs is up and I could not be happier with how everything turned out. We had such an amazing time running through the fields and playing in the woods during this shoot. It definitely felt like a gypsy caravan wedding and our inner bohemians were singing!



We wanted to create a bohemian affair with touches inspired by the state symbols of California. Inspired by the vibrant oranges of the California poppy, we incorporated a mix of bright and bold wild flowers with beautiful coral peonies and snapdragons.


Feathers, like those found on the California Quail, were a big part of the design and used as centerpieces, table setting decor and in the bouquets and boutonnieres.


Erin had the idea for the cocktail table with cute straws and mouthwatering fruit to decorate the blood orange champagne punch. Hand stamped tags with guests’ names were placed on each drink stirrer.


To continue the natural vibe, we used various sized bark tubes to house the flowers. The other decor – tables, vases, dinnerware, etc. – all came from our personal collections (the booze and berry table is my kitchen table!).

I found this gorgeous Ikat fabric and made the seat cushions (now pillows on my couch – I love them!) and table runner. I also wrapped the bouquets and boutonnieres in it. I even made our (handsome) groom a bow tie!

Stay tuned! There is even more to come and I will be posting more pics throughout the week.

Cabaret is one of my favorite musicals. I had the soundtrack even before I had ever seen a production of it on stage and I would practice strutting my stuff in front of the bathroom mirror (embarrassing confession of the day). I love everything about it – the music, the costumes, the story. This vintage poster for the movie with Liza inspired me to come up with a bridal shower/lingerie party board. How gorgeous would it be to set up cafe tables and chairs, umbrellas and props everywhere and showcase all the sexy undergarments for the bride-to-be (via Lake Jane)!? I think Sally Bowles would approve, no?

Cabaret Bridal Shower

  • mariel4985 - June 3, 2010 - 3:24 pm

    Adore that musical – glad to see I'm not alone. 🙂 Would be amazing to throw this themed bridal shower…some bowler hat ideas are definitely springing to mind right now.ReplyCancel

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Another one of my boards was chosen for a Style Me Pretty shoot! This one totally took my breath away. I’m in love with the hair pieces and the sweet, simple vibe. It’s so crazy how spot on the design is compared to what I had in my mind initially! Hello…bohemian feel with French flourishes…you are speaking my language!
  • Heather - May 27, 2010 - 2:36 pm

    Emilia! So glad you loved the photos! Your board is absolutely stunning and my taste spot on. So glad we got to shoot this. Thank you a billion for the sweet inspiration! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • thenextarrow - May 28, 2010 - 5:33 pm

    there is SO much loveliness in this post! thank you.

    xo AlisonReplyCancel