Fall Wedding Inspiration

Here are some photos I snapped of a table I designed for a bridal show at Airlie Conference Center in Warrenton, Virginia.  The table.  By the way, Airlie is an absolutely beautiful venue if you are looking for a reception or ceremony location.  It was a soft fall theme with colors of peach, yellow and green.  The floral centerpieces were done in gourds and made by the lovely Shelley of Shelley’s Floral Enterprise.  The linens were donated by Gala Cloths.  Please disregard that I have the soup spoon and tea spoon in the wrong order.  I think it just looks better that way.

DIY Centerpieces

Potting plants is a quick a cheap DIY way to have some beautiful centerpieces for your wedding or event.


I’m not sure I’m a fan of the eggs in these, but they can easily be left out…



More Table Design Contest Photos

Here are some professional photos taken of my table at the ABC Virginia State Meeting (here is the original post for more information on that meeting).  They were taken by the talented Pamela Lepold from Weddings By Pamela.  Give her a call if you are in the market for a wedding day photographer!


Mystery Solved

The other week I wrote about this unique, awesome flower my girlfriend had at her wedding.  She just informed me they are called Scabiosa Pods, and I think they are so cool.


If and when I ever do get married, my colors will be navy blue + sage + ivory and these flowers would be absolutely perfect.

Jodi’s Wedding

My dear friend Jodi got married this weekend so I wanted to share a few pics I snapped at her lovely country chic wedding.  (Note- I wish I could say so, but I had nothing to do with the planning/ design of this wedding- it was all Jodi :) )

The flowers were absolutely gorgeous they were all arranged in antique coffee cans and pots and vases…

I was obsessed with these flowers- what are they?  I must know!

Jodi and her husband Kurt are amazing photographers… check them out at http://www.jodimillerphotographyblog.com.

The Potpourri Patch

This weekend I was in my mom’s hometown of Kittanning, PA for my dear old Grandma’s funeral.  Coincidentally the Fort Armstrong Folk Festival was happening at the same time.  I have fond memories of attending this festival on the lovely Allegheny river as a child during the summer when we would be visiting my grandma, so I was so excited to be able to stop by for short time with my sister.

We stopped by the tent of The Potpourri Patch, and I was so intrigued by their lovely Potpourri that I had to share some pictures with you!

This is the lemongrass which is what I bought.  I decided to get it because I loved the fruit that was in it, the round orangey one is an Indian fruit but I can’t remember what it is called.  Smells lovely!

(Forgive the iPhone photos and the fact that I can’t figure out how to rotate the picture).

It was just all so pretty- I’ve never been a huge potpourri fan, I guess that is because I have never seen such pretty potpourri like this!

The bins he had them in were great too, he said they were modeled after vintage onion and potato bins.  Love it!

I immediately thought that they would make awesome wedding centerpieces- wouldn’t they look great in a glass vase?  Also would be some fun guest favors!

Check out The Potpourri Patch at www.p-patch.com!

DIY Wedding Workshop

Here are a few pics from my company,  A Splash of Elegance‘s  DIY Wedding Workshop.  If you are a bride make sure to sign up for our next workshop on April 25 to find get great discounts and tips for your wedding.

These cupcakes were to die for.  I must have eaten at least 15 of them.

New Years Eve

For New Year’s Eve I volunteered to do the decorations for the cruise the young adult ministry at my church went on.  We had a very limited budget for flowers (we had to stay under $100) so we had to be creative.

Many thanks to Bergeron’s Flowers and Events in Springfield, VA for the flowers and the vases!

Aren’t they so pretty?  White rose petals floating in wate… classy and cheap!

It was so quick and easy to just pop the rose petals off…

My centerpieces in action…

Aren’t the tables pretty?  The cruise line provided all the linens and table settings, and besides the flowers, we just threw some of our cheap-o NYE party favors on the table.

And here is the chocolate fountain, where I spent 98% of the night… you think I am joking.  It wasn’t pretty.

DIY Wedding Workshop

I am an awful, awful person for not posting this till today.  I did mention it here, but I never gave any info on the workshop.  Shame on you, Julie.

Today I am speaking on reception centerpieces/ flowers/ table linens at our DIY Wedding Workshop.  I signed a contract in November with A Splash of Elegance to do all my wedding and event planning through them.  They are such a great group of women and I am so grateful to be working with them!

If you are a bride, I would love to see you there!  I know it is short notice so if you can’t make it, mark your calendar for our future workshops: April 25, July 18 and October 3, 2010.