Sunday, October 3, 2010

A brief pause

While we are rearranging, regrouping and recuperating after a summer full of weddings, you will be seeing less of us around here.  In the mean time, check out Lauren's marriage-focused blog: love, milk & honey for regular posts and unbeatable inspiration.

xoxo,
the LKE crew

Monday, July 12, 2010

Tuesday Shoesday :: Farewell Edition


Today is my last day as a part of Tuesday Shoesday. From now on, it will be sporadic and occasional. Doing Tuesday Shoesday has definitely helped me fall in love with shoes a little more each week, but writing the post isn't as much fun as it ought to be if I'm going to do it with such regularity. So, I'll leave you with these favorites of mine and send you in the direction of all the lovelies who are more faithful to posting and will offer endless shoe-inspiration for those gals out there looking for it!


Thanks for letting me join the fun, lovelies! Jenn

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday Shoesday :: Work and Play

So, I'm with The Stylish Planner, Jeannine Kennedy. I absolutely think the wedding day ought to bring out your best in black. It's all the other events as a wedding planner that you should showcase your sense of style and impeccable eye in brighter colors and bolder patterns. Truthfully, I'm not sure I've been doing that lately...so I've been looking into some shoes that will help complete both looks, the work and the other work...we'll call it play. Because, personally, it feels more like play than work sometimes to get to be a part of the creative and professional process of creating a wedding, doesn't it?

These are my favorite Cole Haan's with concealed Nike Air Technology. And, it's not just wedding planners that recommend them, oh no! My mother-in-law (who is a pediatrician) also swears by them. In fact, I've heard teachers who'll wear them daily in the classroom, too.
So, what's the play counterpart to this shoe? These Ralph Lauren beauties, I'm sure are the evil *ahem* playful match. It looks like duipioni silk and that's enough to make me drool.
hope you all have happy toes today!
love, Jenn


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday Shoesday :: Dance All Night

Grant and I started dancing lessons last week. Flat soles required for slipping and sliding in time. Suede recommended. Made me wonder how many of the shoes I've been considering for our wedding would be just as pretty as they are fun to dance in. Most of them = pretty, but not great for dancing. The rest of them = great for dancing, but mostly ugly. So, here are a few I've found that get great marks for both! Would love to hear from anyone who has a pair to recommend!



Here's a little something for the traditional bride in white.

I'm loving this pair from Martinez Valero. I'd dance with Lexie all night long!


Or, for something perfect for the moody, mother-in-law or matron of honor, how about this black pair from Beverly Feldman. Fanciful, indeed! Love the lower heel and the ever-sexy silhouette.
The list of lovelies who showcase shoes each week in honor of Tuesday Shoesday just keeps growing and growing.

Simply and Forever , Landlocked Bride, Gweneth Paige, Swatchbook Weddings, Meant to Be Sent, Weddings and Pretty Things, Life in the Superburbs, Slice of Lime Design, April Foster Events, and Bellwether Events .

Monday, June 28, 2010

Southern Weddings Feature!

Hello loyal blog readers!  I just wanted to drop you guys a fun note this morning to let you know that one of my latest styled shoots is gracing the (online) pages of Southern Weddings Magazine's daily blog.

a little teaser for you:

Head over to the Southern Wedding Blog and check out the rest! 

And be sure to applaud the local vendors that helped bring this shoot to life!


Vendors: Catie Ronquillo: photography / Lauren Kelly Events: planning and design / Angela Karr of Faces by Angela: makeup / Philip Sanchez of Salon Wabi Sabi: Hair / White Gown Showroom: fashion / Laverty's Antiques in Waco, TX (254-754-3238): props and location / What About Cupcakes: dessert / Long dress: "Barcelona" by Blue by Enzoani / Short dress: "Audry" by Stephanie James Couture

Friday, June 25, 2010

DIY Photobooth

Most brides aren’t usually into following trends and want something out-of-the-box at their weddings, but having a photobooth at your wedding is definitely an exception. They are becoming extremely popular for weddings, birthday parties, and other special events because they provide the guests with entertainment and the host with fun memories.

If you are thinking of having a photobooth at your wedding, there are a couple of elements that you can include to make yours the best it can be. Choose a background that suites your personality as a couple. This could simply be a white sheet set up by a stand, or a colorful background or painted wall. Having the guests stand against the backdrop will add personality to the pictures.

Sources: Engageology, Thoughtfully Simple, Style Me Pretty

Another element to think about when making your own photobooth is lighting. If you are having an outdoor wedding, then keeping the photobooth outside is the perfect solution! Natural lighting is great and doesn’t cost anything. Another option is to have your photographer take the pictures for your photobooth and they can set up their own lighting.

Source: The Wed Hub

You can also add props to your photobooth to make them more fun. When you get the pictures back they will be full of your friends and family being silly with the props you left them. In my opinion adding chalk and a chalkboard or a dry erase board is a great way for your guests to leave you fun messages and entertain themselves. You can also add masks, wigs and costumes.

Sources: Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes

Another option you can choose to do is rent a photobooth instead of making it yourself. This is good because your guests can get the prints automatically, but this option is also more expensive. HubPages has a ton of information on renting photobooths.

Whether you are planning on renting a photobooth or making it yourself, it will definitely be a hit among your guests and a way to show off your personality as newlyweds. We would love to hear about your DIY photobooth experiences!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday Shoesday :: The Glitter Edition



Tuesday Shoesdays roll around with incredible regularity and with them inspiration from some of the chicest bloggers around. Thank goodness. A few weekends ago I tried on my first pair of Christian Louboutin's. These glittered goddesses come in blues, pink, gold, silver, and several other hues. These seriously wanted to make me cry. Both, because they were almost more beauty than I could handle and because my feet are unaccustomed to a heel of that height. Serious ouch. I have nothing but admiration for the women who rock these down the aisle. I simply could not. But, I love sparkle and I love the variety of colors available to work for any bride.


Don't you just want to put a pair of these glitter pumps on your feet and dance, dance, dance? If you're worried about being gracefully impaired *ahem* like I am, then don't despair. There are other options that will make your toes tingle, while still allowing blood flow.

Yes, there is an opposite extreme to both the pricetag and over-all look of the Louboutin. Meet Tom. Or, more accurately, TOMS glitters in silver and gold.

And, for those who haven't heard of TOMS, you're missing out. They're comfortable, well-made shoes and they're made by an awesome company.



And, though these aren't glitters, I think these images from Rebecca Cash of Captivating Photography illustrate my point. TOMS are cute for weddings, too. Perfect, even, for the right bridal party. And, in these babies you can dance all night long.


Or, if you're not convinced they're fancy enough for you, you can work them into your engagements, like JT and Liz did with Sarah Hess of Fleeting Moments Studio.


Happy Tuesday Shoesday, everyone! For more inspiring soles, check out these lovely ladies Simply & Forever, Landlocked Bride, Gweneth Paige, Swatchbook Weddings, Meant to Be Sent, Weddings & Pretty Things, Life if the Super Burbs and Slice of Lime. Have we left anyone out who's just joined us? Let us know!

Jenn

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