Archive for April, 2013

Run for the Roses

Grab your biggest hat and crush the ice for the mint juleps, today we’re sharing Blue Eyed Yonder’s Derby-inspired wedding shoot!


Inspired by the beautiful and iconic imagery of the Kentucky Derby, this “Run for the Roses” inspiration blends classic Derby imagery with a soft, romantic mood. We chose a soft color palette of creamy blushes and textured neutrals with just a pop of rich, emerald green. As an ode to the infamous large hats of the Derby, Jessica Gallo of Fine and Fleurie, created a beautiful, statement hairpiece for the bride hand-crafted of blush-colored silk. Enamored with the tradition of the winner’s blanket given out each year, Lindsay Coletta created a lush blanket of over 1,000 blush roses to drape over Mia, our handsome horse. For dinner, Allison Leuker, head chef at Sun In My Belly, pulled out all the stops with her rosemary and garlic crusted lamb chops and signature mint juleps. All of the talented creatives involved, paired with the lovely scenery at Serenbe, made this gorgeous inspiration one for the winner’s circle!

Check out our feature today on Snippet and Ink!

A HUGE thank you to all of the uber-talented vendors involved – what a dream team!

Photography: Ali Harper // Design and Styling: Blue Eyed Yonder // Videography: Artworks Wedding Cinema // Floral Design: Lindsay Coletta Designs // Hair and Make-up: Claudia Mejerle // Food & Drink: Sun In My Belly // Paper Goods: Buzzy Craftery // Wardrobe Stylist: Molly K. Web // Bride’s Dress: Fabulous Frocks // Bridesmaid’s Dress: Neiman Marcus // Silk Floral Headpiece: Fine and Fleurie // Furniture, Props, Tableware: Blue Eyed Yonder // Silver Trophy Cups: Chicken and the Egg // Linens: Pottery Barn // Venue: Serenbe

Posted 4/30/13, Topic: Blog, Events

New Additions

Meet Ebenezer. As soon as I spotted this piece, I just knew I had to have it! With 24 wood pegs, the creative possibilities for this piece are endless!

Meet Virgina. This little lady has been around the world and back again. Come sit for a spell and ask her about her days spent in New York. She may even spill a little about the talented stylist she used to live with.

Can our Garnie Shopping Cart get any cuter? This cart is constructed of metal and features lots of great, rusty patina. With her two removable wire shopping baskets, she’ll steal your heart in no time.

Stay tuned a little later this week, we have more introductions coming your way!


Wanna have one of these pieces at your next event? Just give me a holler!

Posted 4/22/13, Topic: Blog, Vintage Finds

Happy Friday + Instaweek

Viva la neutrals.
BEY graces a glossy.
Just cruisin’.
Fresh flowers & favorite candle.
Glamour shots.
Puppy naps.

Fridays are fun for many reasons, for most it marks the end of a long week or the beginning of a fun weekend. On Fridays I always look forward to the Instaweek recaps here on the blog. I know I’m not the only one that likes to scroll through their Instagram feed in their spare time  – it’s like a digital memory book. I love seeing the little snippets, sweet moments, everyday details. You gotta admit, it’s pretty awesome.

Much to my surprise, I got an IG notification that said, “MisterBEY is now following you.” That’s right, Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder jumped aboard the IG train. You can follow him @misterbey. (And yes, he currently only has pictures of Dottie Mae – go figure.)

Hope you guys have a lovely weekend!

// follow Blue Eyed Yonder on Instagram

Posted 4/19/13, Topic: Blog


Today we’re happy to introduce some new members to the BEY inventory family. Up first is Foye. Isn’t she darling? With her sassy chartreuse seat and upright cane back, she has quite the personality.

Our Mejerle Sitting Chair is petite and pink! Covered in gorgeous rose-colored velvet, she’ll have you smitten in no time.

Maybe it’s just me, but the more “loved” a piece is, the better! Our Eisman Gentleman’s Chair has definitely stood the test of time. It features gorgeous, burnt-rose upholstery with a tufted back and hammered nail trim. The jute webbing underneath is loose, giving this chair a classic, weathered look.

Stay tuned… more fabulous new pieces are on their way!

Posted 4/18/13, Topic: Blog, Vintage Finds


There is something quite sacred about the morning hours a bride spends with her maidens. The shared excitement and anticipation can be heard in every laugh and often shown through joyful tears. This shoot was designed to inspire a bridal party to savor these final moments together. We can easily succumb to chaos when a group of girls frantically get ready, but if we slow that process down and create a sensual environment for them, these precious moments can remain engrained in their memories, becoming a part of the magical process leading up to a ceremony. – Once Wed

Our lovely Maidens shoot was featured this week on Once Wed, hop on over there to check out more gorgeous photos.


Photography: Rylee Hitchner // Styling & Design: Ginny Au // Flowers: Cloth of Gold // Bridal Gown: Finery Boutique // Calligraphy: Holly Hollon // Props & Furniture: Blue Eyed Yonder // Hair & Makeup: Amanda Paige // Linens: At Home Furnishings // Bridesmaids Gowns: Nordstroms // Nightgowns: The Lingerie  Shoppe of Mountain Brook // Engagement Ring: Vintage // Outdoor Venue: The Swan House // Indoor Venue: Callanwolde 

Posted 4/17/13, Topic: Blog, Events

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