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Monday, April 23, 2018


This past weekend I went to a bridal shower. Almost all showers I've been to include registry information with the invite and I usually pick my gift from that. However, this shower put a theme to the gift ideas–a date night theme. The invite asked each guest to bring an idea the couple could use as a date night. Cute, right? The example given on the invitation was a gift basket with dry ingredients for homemade pasta and a DVD of the movie, Italian Job.
I came across this adorable picnic basket and instantly thought it would be perfect! The basket came complete with plates, glasses and utensils. In addition to the basket, we have a great little cheese shop here, called The Welsh Rabbit, so I added that in–something they can use to fill their basket.

Other ideas that were gifted included a crate filled with board games for a game night; a basket with canvases and paints; a basket filled with robes with a certificate for a couples massage and a cooler for a pool date that included sunblock, towels and koozies. People got really creative! I just thought this was such a cute idea that I wanted to pop in here to share.

What other shower gift theme ideas have you seen that you thought were pretty unique?

Thursday, April 12, 2018


This mama loves her fur baby so much, she threw her a party for turning 6 months old! Custom beer koozies and treats wrapped in paw-print wrapping paper were just a couple of the special touches made for the occasion. Thanks to this pet owner and North Carolina photographer, Lacy Matusek, for sharing the special day!

Monday, April 9, 2018


Yes–tires! You read that right. Colored tires beautifully provide an unexpected complement to the venue's wooden setting and accents. I also love the bar which reminds me of a pop-up camper. The florals bring the whole look together, making it soft and romantic. Big thanks to San Diego photographer, Willmus Weddings, for capturing the shoot and sharing it with us. And be sure to check out everyone listed below who made up the creative team that put this all together.
Photographer:   Willmus Weddings // Cake Designer: Wednesday Cake // Floral Designer: Paper in BlĂșme // Jewelry: Savvi Jewels // Equipment Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals // Design and Decor: Cedar and Pine Events // Design and Decor: Enticing Tables // Makeup Artist: The Pretty Parlor // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Friar Tux Shop // Groomsman Attire: Stitch and Tie // Dress Designer: Christina Sfez // Event Venue: Lot 8 // Event Planner: Willmus Weddings //

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018


This little boy turned one in February. Mom took advantage of their local library to throw a party there, complete with an entertaining puppet show. (I wonder if our library hosts parties?!) When mom was asked why she wanted a photographer to capture the event, she said, "The first-year milestone represents more than just a celebration...(but) the village it takes to bring up a child. A range of emotions are experienced in a child's first year; the deepest joy, sadness, fear, anxiety, and triumph. Through this emotional journey, you become the parent your child needs along the way. Why not celebrate?" I could not agree more! Thank you to Washington photographer, Lavender Bouquet, for capturing and submitting the colorful details.
Photographer:   Lavender Bouquet Photography // Event Venue:Des Moines Public Library // Other: Giraffe and Staff Puppet Company//

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Friday, March 30, 2018


Don't you wish you could be a child again? Everything seemed so magical and there seemed to be a very fine line between imagination and reality. Alberta photographer, Tammy Deren of Smiley Eyes Photography, styled what might at first seem like an Easter tea party for two special girls, but as you look around at all the details you'll discover some magic. There's Peter Rabbit stopping by to say hello with gifts.  A sprite singing a song with her pet owl. White balloons that become clouds, and more.

For those of you celebrating, I wish you a very magical Easter!
Location & Set styling - Cake Affair 
Cakes & Goodies - Cake Affair 
Vintage Wardrobe - Tammy Deren
Models - Cassidy & Braxten
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