Elegant Ranch Wedding for Once Wed

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!

Also, a big thank you to Once Wed for featuring this shoot. Hop on over to Once Wed to check out the full gallery of images.


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

Posted 5/8/13, Topic: Blog, Events

Wed Loft – Vendors We Heart

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!

On a much brighter and sunnier note… a big hug to WedLoft for adding Blue Eyed Yonder to their list of “Vendors We Heart.” We’re so happy to be a part of the family.

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.

Posted 5/6/13, Topic: Blog

Hello Friday + Instaweek

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!

In case you missed it… Blue Eyed Yonder’s Run for the Roses shoot was featured this week on Snippet & Ink.

And for those of you planning for the Derby this weekend, be sure to check out Sun in my Belly’s delicious Mint Julep recipe!

Have a fantastic weekend!

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Posted 5/3/13, Topic: Blog


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.

Posted 5/2/13, Topic: Blog, Vintage Finds

Run for the Roses Mint Julep

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….


Images from Blue Eyed Yonder’s Run for the Roses Inspiration Shoot

Posted 5/1/13, Topic: Blog, Eats

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