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'twas the night before christmas Tue, 24 Dec 2013 21:00:00 GMT 'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,
not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimey with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there...

Wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday and a wonderful New Year!


love letters Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:00:00 GMT Love love love love love love
You are at the center of love.
O my dear, You are for me
I am for You.…

-gajanan mishra

All this love was possible thanks to Elizabeth Messina, her A Lovely Workshop and the talented people below...

Location: Sea Island Resort
Stylist: Ginny Branch
Vintage Rentals ... Set Design: Blue Eyed Yonder
Floral Design: Amy Osaba
Flowers: Fifty Flowers
Flowers: Cut Flower
Dress: Jessica Fontaine "Grace"
Jewelry: Construct Jewelry
Hair ... Makeup: Claudia Mejerle
Hair ... Makeup: Erin Skipley


plum tea fizz Fri, 13 Dec 2013 08:00:00 GMT My friends over at Snake Oil mixed up this fabulous drink for a party designed by Cortnie Purdy with Canvas ... Canopy Events. After editing all the photos my mouth started watering and I just had to ask for the recipe. I'm going to give it a try tonight, why don't you join me!


combine 1 ounce Mirabelle plum brandy
1/2 ounce Chambord
1/2 ounce chilled jasmine tea
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce pasteurized egg whites in a shaker
shake without ice for 15 seconds
pour into a cocktail glass
splash with club soda
... enjoy!
]]> baby harper Wed, 11 Dec 2013 08:30:00 GMT If you enjoyed the sweet photos of Lauren Stewart and her husband you are going to swoon over the photos of their little daughter Harper and her adorable nursery. There is just something about little toes and lace and ruffled but that just makes me want to pinch the photo!

You can see more of Harper and get all the gorgeous design tips for her nursery over at On to Baby today.


one plus one equals three Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:30:00 GMT Such a sweet and lovely day at the park and home with the fabulous Lauren Stewart and her husband. I love photographing their family and you can see more maternity photos at On to Baby today and their newborn session tomorrow.

Happy Tuesday!

california garden bridal shower Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:29:00 GMT I'm in love with this cooking inspired garden bridal shower from Be Insired with ONEHOPE Wine and Courtney from Kamilyin! It may be because I'm a HUGE fan of Kamilyin and just love how soft my skin feels after using her sugar body scrub (plus I got to take some home). For this event Courtney played off of the "food inspired" theme to create the custom labels entitled, "Scrumptious Scrubs." She offered a choice of sugar or salt scrubs with additives such as orange peel, lavendar, chamomile, rosemary, sage, ginger, nutmeg, etc. Each additive offered a different benefit to the skin or aromatherapy affect. She also customized the fragrance with choices such as lavendar, orange, coconut, or lemon-sage. Such a fun, beautiful and colorful display as well as an interactive activity for the all the guests, how amazing is that!


two cute Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:30:00 GMT Twin ring bearers keeping watch over the bride's bouquet. Two cute!


jenny and blake Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:02:00 GMT A little love down by the beach...


i heart you... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT A simply little way to say I love you…

Photos captured at Elizabeth Messina's A Lovely Workshop at the beautiful Sea Island Resort in Georgia. Styling by Ginny Branch. Hair ... Makeup by Erin Skipley and Claudia Mejerle. Gown by Ivy ... Aster. Floral Design by Amy Osaba.