Working with Mancy and Alex was a breeze. They were confident about what they wanted their wedding to feel like from the beginning. Their priority was to have a celebration that was comfortable and warm, like a Kinfolk dinner with their closest friends and family gathered around them. And on their wedding day, Mancy and Alex really embrace the rainy weather with such grace. It actually felt like we planned for it to rain as the wet weather brought everyone closer and we had a very intimate gathering! Rylee Hitchner captured it beautifully! And I’m so honored to have it featured on the always stunning blog, Once Wed.
It’s really fun to work with couples who are young and in love! This couple’s passion for each other is undeniable. Their wedding was a beautiful representation of their personalities… both relaxed and simple.
Sam and Emily’s wedding was on Emily’s family farm, Deer Valley in Franklin, Tennessee. I just love the weeping willows that were peppered with blooms to serve as the altar. We decorated the spacious barn with lace and champagne linens, soft lighting and loose flower arrangements. To keep with the farm theme, fresh potted herbs were given as favors.
When it comes to design, a simple neutral palette like this inspiration board from last week, may seem intimidating, but it’s actually one of the easiest to work with. Adding neutrals to your color palette can elevate your design, bringing balance and cohesion.
There are some important things to keep in mind when using neutrals as your color scheme. It is important to incorporate different textures to keep the décor interesting. That could be through the use of polished or dull metals or combinations of rough and smooth textiles. The more balance between these elements, the more engaging the design will be. While choosing different textures, be sure to pick up on the undertones, to make sure that what you select will all work together.
Don’t let working with a neutral palette intimidate you! These colors and tones should do just the opposite as they evoke tranquility, and a soft, sophisticated elegance. Working with all neutrals is one of my personal favorite palettes because it feels clean, peaceful and refined!
It’s high time for a new inspiration board! I have a lot of clients say that they want to incorporate blush tones in their color palette. ”Blush” can mean different things to different people, so here’s my take on what it looks like. And in my opinion, it’s the most stunning when paired with other neutrals. There’s a muted softness in this board that I really love!
I’m a little behind on my blogging because I gave birth to our beautiful baby boy, Sullivan Finch Sloane, on March 13th! And I’ve been dying to share his nursery that I worked so hard to design and get ready for him. It was important the space feel tranquil, but still be fun and inviting, so I used a lot of neutrals to balance out the bits of color.
There are several personal touches throughout the room. I framed my favorite maternity photo. The embroidered constellations are my sign, my husband’s sign and Sullivan’s sign, all made by my mother. The “rules to always be a gentleman” poster was a gift I gave to my husband for our future baby. And the cardboard animal heads were purchased in my husband’s hometown and then we lovingly put them all together.
Some of my favorite elements in the room are his wooden toys, especially the camera, the antique arrows and sailboat mobile. I guess I had a bit of adventurer’s theme going on in my head when I picked out all the details. When he realizes it’s his room, I think he’s going to like it! And I can’t thank my friend, Odalys Mendez, enough for taking these gorgeous photos for me!
Early spring is always inspirational to me! It’s the start of a new season and things are beginning to change outside. So similar to the work I did with Austin & Amanda in the fall, we put together this shoot that’s featured on 100 Layer Cake today. You might remember seeing the inspiration board for it here.
Amanda put together a hair tutorial that you can see in full over on 100 Layer Cake. We painted leaves with gold spray paint and put them in the bride’s hair to give her a bit of a grecian look. The sleek dress and gold jewelry are complemented with the bouquet I put together made up of astilbe, ranunculus, seeded eucalyptus and white peonies. And as always, Austin captured everything so beautifully! I hope you feel inspired and ready for a new season with these images.
Honestly, I really hesitated about getting maternity pictures done. This is definitely a beautiful time in my life, but let’s face it, when you’re 8-9 months pregnant, “beautiful” isn’t exactly how you feel!
So instead of an inspiration board this month, I decided I share something personal. And while I wouldn’t typically do a personal post, I’m humbled at Rylee Hitchner’s talent and so grateful to her for capturing these so I can show my son one day. And thank goodness Jordan Byers did my hair and makeup.. she’s simply the best!
Jordana and Trent have been one of my favorite couples to work with because of their deep love for each other and rich creativity. Full of whimsy and bright colors, this wedding had a feather aisle, food truck for catering and lots of vintage decor. This is a hipster wedding by definition and I loved being a part of it! Their wedding is featured on Style Me Pretty today, so be sure to check it out!
I’m dreaming of traveling to a romantic city, but since I’m over 8 months pregnant and that’s not going to happen, I thought I’d share this inspiration board so we can all dream a little together. I used this board for a couple’s engagement session in Paris that I styled and posted here.
I was honored that Joey Kennedy asked me to be a part of this beautiful Paris engagement shoot for Caroline and Richard. The couple spent a few days in Paris before heading to London for their wedding… how ideal is that? I just love the colors we chose and the softness of these film images that Joey took! You can see the full feature on Style Me Pretty’s new Living blog here!