We’re hoppin’ and a’boppin’ over here with all of our new inventory! It’s so fun adding fresh pieces to the site – and we’re not done yet – even more new inventory coming your way next week. But first things first, let’s meet the new ladies…
Odette is our gorgeous provincial sofa. She’s the creme de la creme of sofas. Covered in gorgeous gold fabric with plush cushions and 92 hand-tufted buttons. Dreamy!
Some of you may recognize this beauty, our Emery sofa debuted at this year’s NotWedding at Mason Murer. This is the first sofa that Mr. BEY reupholstered himself. I swear, that man can do anything. The body of the sofa is cream with a bold, velvet fuchsia stripe running down the center. Stun-ning.
We’ve got more inventory introductions coming your way next week. Also remember, if there’s ever anything you’d like to see in our inventory, give us a shout, we’re always on the hunt for new amazing pieces.
With the Kentucky Derby coming up this weekend, I know many Southerners are busy planning grand soirees to celebrate the event. There’ll be no shortage of gloriously big hats, folds and folds of gingham and enough mint juleps for us all to grab a boat and sail away on a river of bourbon.
Whether you’re planning a big party or just want to sip something and relax on the front porch, this delicious Mint Julep recipe by Sun In My Belly‘s Executive Chef, Alison Lueker, will do the trick!
Run for the Roses Mint Julep
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
4 sprigs mint + more for garnish
8 oz. bourbon, small batch
Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small sauce pan. Add 4 sprigs mint remove from the heat and let steep until cool. This is the mint simple syrup. Fill two 6 oz. glasses with ice add 1-2 Tablespoons mint simple syrup and a few mint leaves. Fill almost to the top with bourbon and garnish with a sprig of mint.
Stir often and sip slowly….
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
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!
Viva la neutrals.
BEY graces a glossy.
Fresh flowers & favorite candle.
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!
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