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Vendor Love: Full Moon Farm

April 15, 2013

Hello lovelies! I hope you’re all having a marvelous Monday so far! Now, speaking of marvelous, I’ve discovered another gorgeous resource that I wanted to share with you. I recently stumbled upon the most picturesque farmhouse and barn, PERFECT for a charming, rustic wedding. Have you ever heard of Full Moon Farm in upstate New York? It’s in the Catskills and it’s absolutely gorgeous.

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This Hudson Valley farm dates back to sometime around 1790 and is steeped in history. The farmhouse was lost in a fire in 2007 but the 30 foot by 40 foot barn somehow escaped unscathed and still stands today in all of its rustic glory. I guess it knew it had a job to do: play host to your amazing wedding!

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If you have your heart set on a rustic wedding, this location is ideal. To be perfectly honest, it does take quite a lot of vision (and budget, let’s admit it) to transform a completely raw space into a stunning setting for a wedding but if you’re up for the challenge, I think it’s so worth it!

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After the fire in 2007, the farmhouse was sustainably re-built into a luxurious abode with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. If you’re having your wedding in the barn, the farmhouse is the perfect place for the wedding party to dress and take photos before the main event. It’s also available as a vacation rental if you’re planning an entire weekend of festivities.

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I just love this little New York gem! Even if a barn wedding is not your thing, it’s such a beautiful location for an engagement photo shoot, don’t you think?

Be sure to check out their website to learn more about the property and to request more information.

– gia 

Photo Credit:
All images by Angela Cappetta

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Shabby Apple Giveaway!!

February 25, 2011

I’m SO excited about today’s post!! Don’t you love having a great go-to piece in your closet – that perfect dress you can throw on with a cute pair of shoes and with minimal effort, know you look fabulous? Well, the place to find those one-piece wonders is Shabby Apple! Shabby Apple is all about cute, comfortable, and most importantly, affordable clothing. They’ve got women’s dresses to suit a wide range of styles from fun and flirty to chic and sophisticated. Take a peek:

women's dresses

Wouldn’t these be perfect to wear at a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or even on your honeymoon? They even have a line of little girls dresses which I think would be a great alternative to typical frou frou flower girl dresses.

One of my favorite dresses from their Spring 2011 collection is Bali Ha’i’ – I love the color (it’s close to the color ‘Phlox’ which was just featured in Pantone’s 2011 Color Report) and it’s classic, timeless style. I also love the fact that you can rock it with casual flats or spice it up with a killer pair of pumps. Know what’s even better about this dress? You can win it!!! Yup, Shabby Apple is giving this Bali Ha’i’ dress to one of you lovely Flights of Fancy readers*!

All you have to do is leave a comment letting us know how or where you would wear this lovely frock and we will randomly pick a winner. If that weren’t enough, Shabby Apple is also offering a 10% discount to our Facebook fans! Be sure to join us on Facebook to get the discount code.

For more from Shabby Apple, be sure to check out their online store and become a fan of theirs on Facebook for future discounts and promotions!

Good luck!
– gia

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*Contest Details
A winner will be randomly chosen on Tuesday, March 1st.
All comments must be submitted by midnight (EST) on Monday, February 28th
Please note that this contest is only eligible to U.S. residents

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Cake Opera Co.

December 21, 2010

This is quite possibly the best thing since the invention of cake. I first spotted this Canadian company way back in January when their Pomegranate cake was featured on one of Style Me Pretty’s Inspiration to Reality posts and I was recently reminded of their fabulousness when I saw this little write-up on one of my favorite blogs.

The work of Cake Opera Co. is simply stunning and I just love how unabashedly over-the-top they are (a giant feathered bird atop a wedding cake? Why the heck not!). Along with their extremely artistic cakes and perfect little confections, they’re now also creating Operettas – their version of the dessert table. Love it!

They’ve also just announced these lovely gift-wrapped treats!…

These decadent sweets are conceptualized and created by artist Alexandria Pellegrino and pastry chef Jessica Smith who seem just as fabulous as their confections…

If you haven’t seen it already, you should definitely check out their website. Yum.

– gia

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All images © Cake Opera Co.

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Nest Pretty Things

July 19, 2010

vintage handmade jewelry

Let’s start the week off with a little vendor love, shall we?

Although this little shop has been around for a while now, I’ve only recently discovered Nest Pretty Things and I’m so glad I did! I’m completely smitten by the vintage-inspired lovelies created by Tamar, a former Creative Director and Stylist who now devotes her time to jewelry design. I love that her pieces have a vintage feel but still manage to look fresh and modern. Her colorful flower necklaces (above) would be perfect accessories for bridesmaids, don’t you think?

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…and these headbands would be absolutely darling on a bride:

vintage wedding tiara

I wanted to learn a little more about Tamar and her pretty things so we recently had a little chat:

Q: What made you decide to switch careers from Stylist/Creative Director to jewelry designer?
A: 5 years ago we moved to Vermont looking to leave the big city life behind us and change gears, both my husband and I really needed a  change and we both loved the idea of living in a small New England town, being close to nature, gardening and growing our own veggies, and enjoying a much quieter life. Vermont is such a special place, we’ve been loving it! Once we got here I knew I needed to start my own business, I started doing interior decorating but the market was too small and I ended up crafting while waiting around for clients… slowly I got into it more and more, using my long career as a Creative Director and Photo Stylist to enhance my business.

Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Feminine, colorful, eclectic, romantic – it’s hard to say. I think I have  a few styles going on that I fuse together. Having 3 boys, I crave for everything girly….

Q: What inspires you most?
A: Textiles (especially vintage and ethnic), art, interiors, movies, nature, and I love flowers… every week during the summer I make giant bouquets of flowers from my garden and they can inspire a whole collection.

Q: Do you ever create custom pieces?
A: I have a few customers that love my work and have great taste, if they want to make some changes to a piece and I like the idea I am happy to oblige, but I need to love it.

handmade vintage-inspired jewelry

Thanks Tamar for creating such pretty things!

Be sure to check out her shop to score a few goodies of your own. Tamar also has a great blog where she  hosts exclusive discounts and giveaways, shares her latest inspirations and chats about life in general… be sure to check it out!

Photo Credits:
All images © Nest Pretty Things