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Lisa & Danny’s wedding is up! Thanks to Two Penny for a beautiful video!

Dear Vase,

You bore me.

Signed,

Chandelier

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CAMPARI-CITRUS SORBET photo credit: mowielicious
One of the biggest trends we’re seeing this year has got to be the hand-crafted cocktail. Yeah, so it’s definitely been a standard in the food & beverage industry for awhile, but we’re also seeing it move toward the event industry as well - and honestly, we’re so happy for it! The fact of the matter is a full bar has grown to be rather expected at an event, and although it’s nice to have, it can feel a little blasé with a capital b. Spice it up, my friends! It’s a shame not to play around with this area as it can definitely be an opportunity to make a memorable impression…

CAMPARI-CITRUS SORBET photo credit: mowielicious

One of the biggest trends we’re seeing this year has got to be the hand-crafted cocktail. Yeah, so it’s definitely been a standard in the food & beverage industry for awhile, but we’re also seeing it move toward the event industry as well - and honestly, we’re so happy for it! The fact of the matter is a full bar has grown to be rather expected at an event, and although it’s nice to have, it can feel a little blasé with a capital b. Spice it up, my friends! It’s a shame not to play around with this area as it can definitely be an opportunity to make a memorable impression…

check out some more photos from the wedding party this past january, courtesy of abby rose photo. we designed and styled the entire thing from floor to ceiling. it was a very successful, sold out event and we’re looking forward to working with all the brides and grooms we met as a result!

oh and by the way, we finally have a few weeks of “slow season”, so you know what that means!  stay tuned for lots more entries about our events this past season…

We just got the photos back from Melissa and Jerry’s wedding last June. We had a wonderful time working on this wedding. There were lots of great details and everything you see in the print material dept. was custom designed for their big day. Thanks to Grant Isaac Studio for these adorable images! 

Had an “Old Hollywood” themed event yesterday. Old blue eyes was even in attendance!

Had an “Old Hollywood” themed event yesterday. Old blue eyes was even in attendance!

OBSESSED with this huge stand-up paper flower. Oh, and thanks to Design Sponge, a DIY tutorial is here. Can you imagine a bunch of these spread out across a lawn? A lotta work? Yes. Kinda the best idea ever? Absolutely.

OBSESSED with this huge stand-up paper flower. Oh, and thanks to Design Sponge, a DIY tutorial is here. Can you imagine a bunch of these spread out across a lawn? A lotta work? Yes. Kinda the best idea ever? Absolutely.

We’ve spent the last month or so working on our studio space. It was cute before, but wait ‘til you see what’s in store for it this spring…

We’ve spent the last month or so working on our studio space. It was cute before, but wait ‘til you see what’s in store for it this spring…

stumbled on a really great site for wedding bands and such. although eternity bands are nice (and i couldn’t help but throw in some at the end there, as you can see), i’m becoming really fond of wide bands as well. they really make a chic statement on their own. aren’t these lovely?

Currently freaking out over these cake stands. Gold is definitely the new black.
Photo credit: Inspired PR/Loverly

Currently freaking out over these cake stands. Gold is definitely the new black.

Photo credit: Inspired PR/Loverly

We were invited to attend the BHLDN launch party in Chicago, and who did we rub elbows with but the AMAZING, FABULOUS, TALENTED and extremely HUMBLE AND GRACIOUS Darcy Miller of Martha Stewart Weddings. This photo may or may not have been put under my pillow. Sigh. ;) Thanks again, BHLDN. We had a blast - and definitely plan to post more pics from the party as soon as we play a little catch up!

We were invited to attend the BHLDN launch party in Chicago, and who did we rub elbows with but the AMAZING, FABULOUS, TALENTED and extremely HUMBLE AND GRACIOUS Darcy Miller of Martha Stewart Weddings. This photo may or may not have been put under my pillow. Sigh. ;) Thanks again, BHLDN. We had a blast - and definitely plan to post more pics from the party as soon as we play a little catch up!

In honor of V-day week (ok, I’m probably just using the timing as an excuse), I’m posting about this amazing project, which photographs couples who have been married for 50+ years - cuz seriously, how cute are they?! :) This really should be a documentary…

We are often asked to help with designing our client’s e-shoots and day-of attire, which is why we are excited to announce that we will be referring our clients to an amazing fashion stylist this spring. More about this to come. For now, check out this amazing shoot, courtesy of OnceWed. Isn’t it amazing what a little styling can do?

Need some help in the floral education dept.? Check out these amazing guides, courtesy of The Wedding Chicks

preliminary photos from the design we created especially for the wedding party v2.0 is now up on abby rose photo’s facebook page. check it out and stay tuned for so many more. thanks for coming, everyone. we had a blast and hope you did too! until next year!

preliminary photos from the design we created especially for the wedding party v2.0 is now up on abby rose photo’s facebook page. check it out and stay tuned for so many more. thanks for coming, everyone. we had a blast and hope you did too! until next year!