I love transforming spaces, and I enjoy helping people take the vision they have for their wedding and turning it into a reality. It is exciting to be hired by a client with creativity. This rustic wedding was an amazing culmination of the mother of the bride and I. We worked together to create a magical event for the guests to enjoy.
The challenge for this wedding reception was how to make an indoor venue look like an outdoor rustic woodland. I started by draping the ceiling and perimeter with chiffon (my signature style). Masking the space with fabric helped to create a neutral background that allowed the “woodland” elements to pop.
It’s not everyday that I get to work with an engaged couple that makes me smile every time I see them. Katrina and Ammon are happy and in love. They exude kindness and patience, and I was privileged to be their wedding planner. Katrina wanted her reception to be simple and romantic. She also wanted to include her favorite color, purple.
We transformed the gymnasium that housed their wedding reception into an ethereal wonderland draped in white chiffon and dripping with purple and green blooms.
Nothing makes me happier than hosting family holiday parties!
As a child, I dreamed of having a large family. I grew up with one (very awesome) brother and that’s about it. All of our cousins lived in Minnesota and we did not have much family around in California. Needless to say, I often thought about what it would be like to host a gigantic Thanksgiving feast.
Fast forward several years…..I married my husband, Matt, in 2000. He is one of seven children in his family. Voila- INSTA-FAMILY! It’s gigantic.
This year, I am hosting Thanksgiving for 20 family members. Creating a beautiful tablescape is my favorite part of the holidays, and I would like to share my design with you.
Sometimes you just need to get away!
My kids had a couple of days off for Veteran’s Day last week so we decided to team up with my Sis-in-law, Bridget, to head to San Diego for an overnight stay. This was our travel plan equation: 2 MOMS + 7 KIDS – 2 DADS = LOTS OF FUN (Remainder: Headache)
In all seriousness, we visited several fun sights that I would like to share with you.
If you are looking for an inexpensive idea to fill your home with elements of fall,do I have a project for you! I was shopping at Michael’s the other day and came across these fabulous glass bottles that were on clearance for $1.39. There were several beautiful colors to choose from, but I was drawn to the amber colored glass. I quickly decided to make a vignette with three bottles grouped together. I picked up a spool of golden rhinestones for $1.50 and some dried flowers, also on clearance for $1.29. The total cost of this project was $7.
Who doesn’t LOVE mint and coral….especially for a little girl? This color-packed combo is a huge trend in fashion and design. My daughter, Delaney, is a girly-girl, and I knew this color scheme would fit her personality. But making your concept a reality can be tough when you have to find things on a budget.
When I am decorating a space, I always try to find a special piece that inspires the design. For Delaney’s room, the inspiration was these beautiful mint nightstands. I found them on Craigslist for $120 each (already painted and distressed). From there, I chose a vibrant lattice print wallpaper for the accent wall. I searched high and low for a bedspread that would bring it all together. I finally located this quilt at Home Goods for $19.99. They only carried it in a twin size, so I decided to turn it sideways to make it fit the full size bed.
I am so excited to share this super-duper easy DIY fall centerpiece with you today. If I were to rate the difficulty of this project on a scale of 1 to 10, I would give it a 2. Easy-peasy lemon squeezy.
Gathering the materials is the hardest part! I purchased everything I needed for this project at Hobby Lobby: The iron pedestal was $12, the 3 white pumpkin picks were $1.50 each, a fall flower bouquet was $10, the floral foam was $2, and the moss was $2.50.