"All American" Backyard Picnic-Style Shoot

patriotic picnic

I have more summer party inspiration to share with you!  This backyard picnic shoot from Tiny Water Photography is loaded with amazing ideas that you can incorporate for 4th of July weekend or all summer long.  Vintage suitcases, cute paper details, and a fabulous cookies & cream dessert table make this design special. Some of my favorite ideas […]

Hugs & Kisses Modern Engagement Party {Styled Shoot}

hugs and kisses wedding party

“XOXO” – the sweet salutation that’s used so prevalently in social media outlets has found it’s way into this themed shoot from Emily Steffen Photography.  And why not?  It’s the perfect sign off for any newly engaged couple!    This modern design has just enough details to present the theme, but isn’t overly done or cutesy.  […]

Beach Wedding Ideas {Styled Shoot}

ice cream sandwich table

Today’s inspiration design has so many beautiful touches, you may need to take notes!  This is a styled shoot {see vendor list at bottom of post} for a beach wedding but you know my philosophy – take the ideas and incorporate them into your own celebration.  This would be beautiful for an engagement party for […]

Chic Design For Casual Entertaining {Guest Feature}

french bistro style dinner party

If you love casual entertaining with a chic twist, this inspiration shoot by Vanessa of Alchemy Event Design is for you!  The theme revolves around the cheese and fruit display incorporated into the dessert table, and decorative elements include cheesecloth runners, and sheep, cow, and goat graphics to represent the sources of the cheese.    […]

A Preppy Collegiate – Inspired Design

collegiate style

Oh how I love the decorative props used in this design!  This inspiration shoot photographed by Tinywater Photography is full of classic preppy style that feels like you’re on the lawn of Harvard or Yale.  The pennant flags, vintage typewriter, books, and croquet set all set the tone perfectly and would be a wonderful addition […]

Vintage-Chic Garden Wedding

garden party tablescape

Spring is oh-so-close to being here, and this garden wedding puts me right in the mood for back yard entertaining!  If you’re planning a small Spring or Summer wedding this is just the inspiration you need.  But, don’t just look at wedding designs for nuptials, take the ideas and incorporate them into Bridal Showers, Special […]

A European-Style Courtyard Celebration

French garden style

The gorgeous styled shoot I’m sharing today has so many interesting and eclectic details, it feels very European to me.  There is an old-world feel that you would find in France or Italy, but the additional of succulents takes you to Spain!  This lovely inspiration was shot by Daniel Lateulade and Ashley of 1313 photography, and styled by Daniel’s […]