Style me Pretty – Rin and Nick's Wedding Feature


All I can say is…




I LOVE this wedding.

I love Style me Pretty for so many reasons, first and foremost the gorgeous editorial on our storybook September 2010 wedding.



I loved every single second spent with these two love birds, Rin and Nick.

And the wedding stationery wardrobe we custom designed is still, a year later, one of my very favorites we have ever done, in twenty wonderful blissful years of wedding design.

See the hand drawn monogram, with the fall leaf design?

See the pale, soft blue ink, to coordinate to Rin’s super chic blue J Crew satin shoes?



Ooh la la…the Romona Keveza dress.

Oh baby…the darling ring bearer.

I mean – have you ever?



Could he even possibly be ANY cuter?

How happy is he for the newlyweds, as they jumped into their getaway car?



Rin’s bridal bouquet was just so delicious.

The perfect combination of Cattelaya Orchids, Garden Roses, Hypericum Berry.



EVERYONE has been asking where we took these gorgeous, scenic photos.

It was just down the street from the bride’s beautiful home, in St. John, Indiana.





Katie Lewis, our graphic designer and store manager, as always designed the most romantic wedding menus, programs, stationery, and design details from top to bottom.



Right down to these charming coasters in the cocktail hour…that paired perfectly with our cut crystal pale blue votives.



Every table featured vintage crystal compotes or oversize crystal vases filled with soft, lush Garden Roses, Orchids, Hydrangea, Dahlia, Berry, and more.

As well as one of their enchanting Greek getaway engagement photos, custom designed into framed table numbers.



Look at the first course – served in carved Jack o Little bowls, before they are even in season.

The vintage cut crystal charger, from Tablescapes was the icing on the cake at each detailed placesetting.

And the cake – from Take the Cake – with their handpainted monogram on a sugar cameo ontop.

The calligraphied tablecards hung from silk ribbons, adorning an oversize Manzanita tree covered in crystals in the foyer.



Rin’s family loves food as much as I do.

They own the wonderful Round the Clock restaurants in Indiana, and every single detail of the food and service was of the utmost importance.



These mini Tiramisu were so sweet.

Ruben and Hilda of St. George did such an amazing job start to finish on the catering, and were so wonderful to work with.



Love the icing shots from Sugar Bliss – perfectly matched to the wedding hue of blue.



Avery House as always created the most magical memories with their emotional, candid photography.  They have a full feature on their picture perfect blog.

Click here for the full feature on Style me Pretty.

Don’t forget to watch the trailer from I Do Films here.

Thank you to everyone who helped make Rin and Nick’s wedding so remarkable…we are so grateful.



Celebrity Wedding Reporter Royal Wedding Feature

Don’t you just love waking up to the most wonderful surprise?

My dear friend Stacie is featuring our Wills and Kate Royal Wedding Sneak Peek on her fun, gorgeous blog Celebrity Wedding Reporter.

We designed this wedding vignette for The Bloomingdales Pre-Wedding Party a few weeks ago, and I dare say it was everyone’s favorite trend table.

The tiny orchid filled brass rooster was one of my favorite Christmas gifts this year, from Mom and Dad.  I am completely obsessed with it, as it adds the perfect hint of whimsy to every single table we set.  There is also a darling bunny partner vase, and more arrive in our store in just a few weeks, for Easter.

We designed the custom menus fit for a King and Queen’s wedding dinner celebration, featuring English classics with a fresh, playful twist – to perfectly reflect the bride and groom’s personal style.

The “vintage” style blue ribbon is one of our favorite gift accents from our store – adding a beautiful and elegant touch to the top of engagement gifts, floral centerpieces, or even framed for a keepsake engagement gift.  Mom and I found them in New York years ago, and clearly they were a must for this tabletop.

No English feast would be complete without proper tea service, but of course.

And the guest favors are vintage english teacups and saucers, (gifts from my own wedding shower tea at The Drake Hotel) filled with Kate’s favorite Lady Grey tea and shortbread cookies, with heart shaped sugar suspended from the teacup rim from La Grande Epicerie in Paris.

To read the full post, please click here.

Thank you so much to Amanda Hein, photographer extraordinaire, Bloomingdale’s Bridal Registry for the gorgeous placesettings, and Classic Party Rental Chicago for the lovely linens.  We couldn’t have done it without you.

Photo credit:  Amanda Hein