Happy, happy Monday everybody! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. If you live near Atlanta, I’m sure you’re still drying out your galoshes. Whew! What a rainy, rainy weekend. Thought about trading in the truck for a boat!
Hop on over to WedLoft to check out BEY’s interview. Find out the one must-have item I have on hand when working and where I can be found on my “off” days.
A Frida-inspired wedding at The High Museum
Delicious Southern lunch with Dad
Necessary pit-stops on road trips
Deliveries rain or shine
What a week it has been! Blue Eyed Yonder had four weddings this past weekend – from Macon to Buckhead to Alabama to Midtown – that’s a new record for us! Fortunately, the rain held off until Sunday, but boy did it rain. We unloaded our goods at the High Museum in the middle of what seemed like a monsoon. My hair was so wet I literally had to wring it out.
As the rain moved out, we were left with lovely cool Spring temperatures this week – this is the Spring Atlanta never has – love it!
Don’t forget… We’re setting up today for the grand opening of The Sentimentalist. If you’re in the area, come on out tonight for lite bites, champagne and music. Blue Eyed Yonder’s teaming up with Smilebooth and you know you are dying to put your pretty face in front of the camera!
Have a fantastic weekend!
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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