Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wedding WEEKEND!! Euro Cirque Style

It all started with a sweet surprise internet exchange...down the rabbit hole was the way I fell into this upcoming European cirque wedding that I've been so fortunate to be a part of.  Tonight is the rehearsal.  It alone, will be so beautiful. The setting and theatricals for this wedding are like a fully loaded french pastry shelf of my favorite movie sets... Lemony Snicket, Chocolat, Bright Star, and Harry Potter.

Last spring when my table scape was featured on Coco + Kelley, I received the loveliest comment from Carissa of JLDesigns of Orange County, CA.  I followed her link to her web-site and was jaw-dropped to my knees by her gorgeous work!  Since then I've been a huge follower. and. fan. of THE Carissa.  That was over a year and a half ago that we first exchanged complements thru the internet.  Since then we've had months of excited e-mails back and forth in anticipation for her sister-in-law's wedding {the darling Erin, of the super cute blog... erinpotpie}.  This wedding will be on her family's wooded property just along the James River.  It is heavenly-beautiful. 

On another note: I seriously don't even know where to begin on telling you how much work and detail Erin has put into her wedding.  To top it off, the father of the bride has blown me away with his creative genius.  The whole family, I tell you!   I'm not a big if you'd like to see some snapshots of the amazing props for this wedding, you can facebook friend me and see some updates of behind the scenes.  {sharon taylordesigns

Okay to getcha a little more up to speed, here are their beautiful engagement photos that they flew out to Orange County for.  Husband and wife photography team, Gabriel Ryan and Carlie Davis captured a series of Erin and Brent's story. {shoot stylized by Carissa too!}

Much, much more to come, but for now...Enjoy!

Thanks all! And love me not rain!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Countdown to Rue Magazine Premier Issue!

I'm ready to dive into Rue Magazine's premier issue tomorrow!  I know you'll be just as excited as I am after seeing this sneak peak of their cover. On the cover, W& R.  Are they not just the epitome of style?!  LOVE it!

Rue is the next magazine to replace the Domino, which we were all so fond of and miss dearly.  

So with Rue...there has been an amazing ramping up to their launch in the last few weeks that has had me super giddy with excitement.  For those of you who read the blogs I like, you will recognize some of the editors behind this amazing "Rue crew".  They are the authors of some really great blogs.  First off, Crystal Gentilello, of Plush Palate, {who is so sweet and has been supportive of my work on her blog}...she is the Co-Founder and Editor in Chief.  Anne Sage, of the City Sage...Co-Founder, and Executive Editor.  Alaina Kaczmarski, of Live Creating Yourself...Managing Editor.  And lastly, Caitlin Flemming, of Sacramento Street...Market Editor.

Wanna know something else?  I was invited to Rue magazine's launch celebration in NYC next week.  Among other things, a toast to their launch will be part of a full day of events at the New York Design Center for the What's New, What's Next event.  Some really great things are lined up on the program that you can count on me filling you in on.  Oh, I can't wait.  Oh, my goodness. What do I wear??!