"Into the Woods"
This intimate dinner party took place in the majestic Armstrong Redwoods Natural Reserve in Northern California. The vision was to create a setting equal parts luxurious and rustic, a world of opposites perfectly married. Here we see such details as formal lucite chairs set directly on the leaf-covered ground and polished brass candle sticks juxtaposed with the unfinished wood of the plank table, all framed by the formality of a central chandelier - but homemade of moss and twinkle lights.
"A shower in bloom"
Set in the center of a blooming peach orchard, this baby shower thrown for fashion influencer Latisha Springer was the ultimate celebration of new beginnings. Surrounded by the peach blossoms, guests were greeted by a collection of hand-made dream weavers, intended to catch only the best of dreams for the new little one. Peach-filled cake, dip-dyed napkins, pastel water-color menus and a floral garland table runner, were all inspired by the incredible surroundings.
This event, co-hosted with Anthropologie and Co., inspired our guests to refresh their look, their home and their palate. After learning about the latest in home decor, and the season's latest fashion trends from Anthropologie stylists, all were treated to a meal inspired by the freshness of citrus. A menu made up of a full lemonade bar, orange caprese salad, and lemon fusilli pasta made us all feel almost as fresh as our new looks did!
"boho birthday bash"
While some 30th birthday parties are all out ragers, the vision for this one was just the opposite: casual, relaxing and intimate. To accomplish this welcoming feeling we combined a number of boho elements with eclectic vintage furniture and created intimate gathering areas around the yard - cozy and memorable spaces for friends and family to mingle. Every detail from indigo-dyed napkins, leather poufs and macrame chandeliers reiterated stylish comfort.
"Baby, you're something magical"
What's more magical than a new baby coming into the world?! Striving to encapsulate that pure magic lead us to our main design inspiration: the Unicorn! For this particular event, we partnered with Shutterfly to design custom invitations, table linens, glasses and serving trays. The unicorn accents married with the gold, cream and white pallet stuck the perfect balance between chic and whimsical, resulting in a truly magical afternoon for our mommy to be and all her special guests.
"The Christmas Eve Pajama Fort"
We’re always on the hunt for fun traditions to make the holidays extra special. Inspired by sparkling pine trees, the warm glow of a cozy tent, and the undeniable cuteness of new Christmas PJs, this year we created a holiday surprise fit for Santa himself! While the kids were sleeping, we dreamed up a picture-perfect holiday fort adorned with and assortment of decorations, cozy pillows and plush rugs. The next morning, our kids couldn’t believe their eyes! Pancakes and donut holes were served on adorable plaid paper plates. And just like that, we have a new tradition – The Christmas Eve Pajama Fort!
"GALENTINES TEA PARTY"
Like all great friendships, every flower starts as a simple seed then blooms into something exquisite! For this Galantines Event, thrown for Caitlin Wilson Design, we set out to celebrate all blossoming friendships by infusing an explosion of flowers with a little whimsy. Details like flowers sprouting in tea pots and tea cups, flower print wallpaper used to make love fortune cookies, and flower-inspired pastries and desserts, all enveloped guests in what felt like a fanciful garden in full bloom.
"BORN TO BE WILD"
With eight kids between the two of us, we go to a lot of kid’s parties. And we’ve noticed that too often those parties as just too dang structured! Enforcing that level of structure only stresses out the parents and bums out the kids. So, for this kid’s party, thrown to promote the kids swimwear line from Kortni Jeane, we embraced the essence of the free spirit. Set at a beach with no plan other than to be free. Once we arrived we yelled, ‘GO!’ and they went while we set a simple, but adorable table. From there, whenever they wanted they could eat, or roast marshmallows at the table, or shoot their slingshots to their heart's content. There were no rules. There was no structure. There was no stress.
If you’re like us, while most Thanksgivings are spent with family, some years celebrating with friends is what you’d rather be doing :). The solution: Friendsgiving! Knowing everyone would soon have a traditional Thanksgiving feast with their families, for this Friendsgiving Pop Up Party we completely rejected all of the standard Thanksgiving staples. The result was a unforgettable evening set under a tree in a nearby field. Navajo Tacos, ‘thankfulness’ tags and Mexican hot chocolate all contributed to the unique night of celebration.