Share the Love

Lovelies, here we are again in February, the month of romance! While your personal “I dos” may still be weeks or months away, ‘tis the season to be inspired for creative ways to ensure not just you and your groom, but your guests are feeling the love!


While, of course, the happy couple will only have eyes for each other on the big day, there’s no reason your friends and family can’t benefit from the love you’re radiating, too. The proverbial stage will be set for romance with the flowers, the music, the twinkling lights…why not incorporate heart shaped balloons or a fabulous spread of sweet treats to truly make it an affair to remember?


So snuggle up with your sweetheart, grab a glass of bubbly, open that box of chocolate, and feast your eyes on these ideas for special touches sure to go a long way in love:

Heart cookies


Vday champagne


vday dessert table


Vday straws


Vday balloons



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Year of the Wine

Well, lovely ladies, 2014 has been a year of magnificent celebrations and as we lift our glasses to ring in 2015, how about holding the bubbly and instead trying a robust red? Yes, I am so excited about the just-announced Pantone Color of the Year for 2015…Marsala.

Pantone marsala

This luxurious shade of red is named for the wine bearing the same name produced in the region surrounding the Italian city of Marsala in Sicily. And if the thought of strolling through Sicilian vineyards with your groom-to-be doesn’t conjure up visions of passion and romance…I don’t know what does.

Bouquet marsala

Not only is this hue rich, earthy, and bold, it can be used as a strong statement color (think bridesmaids gowns, centerpieces, and ties for the groomsmen), or as an accent color played up against softer tones of creams, peaches and greens. If you don’t want to entirely incorporate the shade into your bridal palette, why not try just a taste of Marsala with your shoes, nails or lipstick? Just a little can pack quite a punch.

Bridesmaid marsala

nail polish marsala

So, goodbye, Radiant Orchid and hello, Marsala. Year of the Wine? I’ll drink to that. Year Wine wedding ideas

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Kelton and Alex

The Big Picture

Lovelies, I have to say, I have been blessed to work with such sweet families and down to earth brides, and Kelton and her groom, Alex, were no exception. From the moment we began planning it was clear to me that Kelton was enjoying every minute of the process – and that made it a dream event for me! This family was so gracious and their love and joy for the happy couple was palpable on the big day.

All the Details

These Auburn fans didn’t let game day interrupt their chosen date to wed, they simply offered the perfect solution: tuning in on the big screen during the reception! This was a huge hit for all the Tiger fans in attendance. And a “traditional” groom’s cake? Not for Alex, who insisted on offering guests his sweet tooth favorite: Krispy Kreme donuts. But don’t let the idea of football and glazed crullers fool you, the reception was anything but casual, with gorgeous floral arrangements dressing pretty much everything in sight.

Yes, the courtyard at the Fairhope Inn looked like a Secret Garden and the fairy tale effect was sealed when Kelton and Alex departed in a horse-drawn carriage, underneath clouds of white serpentine confetti tossed by the guests – a beautiful exit for a beautiful couple! Take a look…


How It All Came Together

Ceremony: Sacred Heart Chapel

Ceremony Music: Shannon Powers and Jordan Pinkston

Photographer: Robinson Studio and Design

Florist: The Rose Bud Flowers and Gifts

Reception Venue: The Fairhope Inn

Cakes: Cakes by Judi

Rentals: Port City Rentals

Reception Band: The Black Jackets

Transportation: Gulf Coast Tours (Trolley) & Port City Carriage

Bridal Gown: Bliss Bridal


Topiaries of blooms in shades of ivory and white flanked the entrance to the courtyard where guests gathered for the reception.

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Gorgeous arrangements of creamy blossoms, greenery and twigs, were the centerpiece of each table.

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White hydrangea wreaths were hung on the doors of the inn.

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The bridesmaids were dressed in a similar shade as the bride who wore a gown from  Justin Alexander Bridal , giving the effect of a true white wedding.


 For a special touch, guests were asked to sign the mat of a print of the church where the couple was wed. The perfect gift for the bride and groom.


 Gorgeous greenery dressed the banister of the staircase.

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The white theme was carried out in the gorgeous centerpieces that dressed the food tables.

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 A nod to the groom, Krispy Kreme donuts were offered to guests in a vintage bread bowl.

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 Kelton opted for a four-tiered cake that offered a variety of flavors, elaborately dressed with a cascade of flowers.


 The couple’s first dance against a backdrop of the setting sun.

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Lighting by Willow Bridge provided the perfect touch at dusk, adding just enough sparkle to the evening.


 Guests tossed white serpentine confetti over the heads of the happy couple as a fun and festive farewell.

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 An exit aboard a white, horse-drawn carriage was the perfect end to the perfect day! Best wishes, Kelton and Alex!

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