Each year as school draws to an end, you can feel a buzz in the air. When the days are longer, the nights are warmer and the sweet smell of jasmine fills the air – it’s time for CAMP!
Leaving home and hitting the road to adventure — shacking up in cabins, soaking in all the fresh air — learning something new and meeting friends that’ll last a lifetime.
CAMP – Creating Art Meaning Purpose, was started in 2012 by Ginny Branch, Erica Loesing, Amy Osaba, Max LeBlanc, and Maria Taylor with the dream of building a creative community and nurturing the talents of artists and innovators, particularly those in the realm of stylists, photographers, floral designers, calligraphers, designers, artists and bloggers. This year I am happy to join the team as we create CAMP Classes and Workshops. We’ve got a schedule in the works that will blow your socks off!
So grab your canteen and bug spray, it’s going to be one unforgettable summer!
Logo Design: Erica Loesing/Photos: Amber Fouts
This ranch wedding inspiration is proof that you don’t have to have over-the-top decor to have a beautiful wedding.
I am in love with the simplistic beauty – amazing photographer, stunning florals and show-stopping getaway car – just a few ingredients for one unforgettable day.
Odalys did a beautiful job of capturing the raw beauty of the ranch setting. She has the gift of being able to showcase a setting’s true beauty and she’s a master of light. Rosegolden did an absolutely incredible job with all of the florals. The deep purples tones blended with the softest of pinks is so stunning. My buddy Raney worked her magic again with hair and make-up. (And if you think her work is pretty, you should totally meet her in person. She has the best spirit and will have you rolling in the floor laughing in no time.)
A big hug to all of the lovely vendors involved in this shoot. These photos make my heart smile!
Photography: Odalys Mendez // Planning: Sarah Chancey // Flowers: Rosegolden // Invitation Suite: Lazaro Press // Gown: Ines Di Santo// Groomswear: The Modern Gent // Bridesmaid Dress: BHLDN // Bride’s Earrings:BHLDN // Hair and Makeup: Raney O’Keefe // Furniture Rental: Blue Eyed Yonder // Plates, Linens, and Lanterns: Pottery Barn // Location: Private Ranch
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
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
When you see her precious aprons, your heart will just melt. She was super sweet and sent aprons for all of the worker bees for this week’s workshop. We’ve been looking so cute as we run around.
“IceMilk Aprons was inspired by my grandmother, Cele. A masterful seamstress with a love for cooking & an art for entertaining. There isn’t a childhood visit I can remember that didn’t include her famous dinner of waffles, fresh fruit & icemilk that we so looked forward to.” – Ashley
// Photos via Ice Milk Aprons