Happy Holidays everyone! Thanks so much to all of you who follow this little blog – I’ve really enjoyed sharing my ideas, inspiration and invitations over the past year and I can’t wait to share more in 2010!
I will be taking a little hiatus from blogging for the next couple weeks to wrap up a few projects for betsywhite and to get the store ready for the 2010 wedding season. I will be back in mid-January (maybe sooner) with lots of new goodies to share.
See you in the new year!
Ok, so this post has nothing to do with weddings but everything to do with the holidays… and great style.
I am fortunate enough to have lots of really talented friends who constantly inspire me. One of those friends is Darryl, a graphic designer and stylist who has a self-confessed obsession with the holiday tree. Among Darryl’s many extensive collections (one of which, by the way, includes the most lovely cake plates you’ve ever seen… but that’s another story…) is an enormous collection of exquisite ornaments which he uses to create the most beautiful and inspiring miniature trees – each with its own concept and stylized focus. One of my absolute favorites is this pretty pink and silver tree which is a dedication to his mother whose favorite color was pink:
Isn’t is beautiful?! What I love most is that every single ornament has meaning and is placed with a specific purpose in mind (you can read more about it here).
I also love the simplicity and monochromatic palette of his nature-inspired tree (below, left) and the fun, whimsical feel of his vibrant “retromodern” tree (below, right)…
This year, Darryl’s tree features beautiful blue, silver and white ornaments and captures a magical, icy, wintery feeling (below, left) while the tree on the right (from 2007), feels very warm and cozy and is laden with pine cone ornaments and candles…
Darryl’s dream is to publish his creations in a book called The Decorated Tree. I, for one, will be first in line at Barnes & Noble when that day arrives! Until then, I’ll continue to stalk his blog.
Thanks for the holiday inspiration Darryl!
all photos: Collection and styling by Darryl Moland
row 1: pink and silver tree photographed by Claudia López (who, by the way is another insanely talented friend and happens to be the official photographer for betsywhite stationery)
row 2: nature tree photographed by Harold Daniels | retromodern tree photographed by Claudia López
row 3: winter wish tree photographed by Darryl Moland | pine cone tree photographed by Jon Rou
Happy Monday everyone!
I’d like you to meet another one of our betsywhite couples: Krista and Adam. They had the sweetest wedding a couple months ago in Statham, Georgia which is a small town about an hour east of Atlanta. I love the charming southern feel of this wedding and the guys over at Arc Studios did a fabulous job of capturing it. Take a look…
WEDDING DATE: October 10, 2009
LOCATION: Statham, Georgia
CEREMONY + RECEPTION: The John Oliver Michael House
PHOTOGRAPHER: Arc Studios Photography (call 706-529-2727)
FLOWERS BY: Southern Bouquets
WEDDING PLANNER/CONSULTANT: Brittany Wardlow at The John Oliver Michael House
GOWN BY: Monique Lhuillier
BRIDESMAID DRESSES BY: Melissa Sweet
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Men’s Warehouse
KRISTA’S MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: The anticipation and excitement as I waited with my dad to walk down the aisle. I was so relieved it wasn’t raining since we had an outdoor ceremony and so anxious for the big event to begin!
STATIONERY: Krista chose the Alani design and her stationery suite included the save the date, invitation, response set, enclosure card and thank you notes.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS INVITATION: I loved this invitation from the moment I saw it! It’s classically romantic, yet clean and simple at the same time. I had it printed in apple ink on white, which matched my green apple/barn theme perfectly!
KRISTA’S FAVORITE WEDDING DETAIL: I had stickers made by Betsywhite Stationery Boutique to match my wedding stationery. They included the Alani motif, our names and wedding date. I used them on our wedding favors, which were caramel apples wrapped in cellophane bags marked with the sticker and tied with a white ribbon.
Congrats to Krista and Adam on a beautiful wedding!
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All wedding photos © Arc Studios Photography
Invitation photos by betsywhite stationery
I know I’ve already featured two betsywhite brides this week but I couldn’t resist sharing this absolutely adorable wedding today. Loving the simple elegance and the black, white and yellow color palette!
WEDDING DATE: February 28, 2009
LOCATION: Boca Raton, Florida
CEREMONY AND RECEPTION: The Addison
PHOTOGRAPHER: Jonathan Scott Photography
FLOWERS BY: Ron Weeks
GOWN BY: Priscilla of Boston Vineyard Collection
BRIDESMAID DRESSES BY: Priscilla of Boston
GROOM’S ATTIRE BY: Men’s Wearhouse
LAURA’S FAVORITE WEDDING DETAIL: Just a tiny bit of yellow…my yellow shoes, Dave’s yellow socks, yellow flowers in the house party’s hair…
STATIONERY: Laura chose the Love Logo #7 stationery suite.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS DESIGN?: Brought together both timeless class and elegance.
LAURA’S MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: Right after the ceremony, we spotted two white doves on the roof of the restaurant. Hopefully that’s a good sign!
I’m sure it was a good sign indeed Laura! Congrats!
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All wedding photos © Jonathan Scott Photography
Invitation photos by betsywhite stationery