This couple met when Alex helped Caroline carry a watermelon to the car. Years later including the summer fruit in their engagement pictures seemed only logical. Enjoy this summer picnic captured by Adam + Alli Photography as you prepare for your own summer picnic and Fourth of July festivities. Have a great weekend, y’all!
This inspiration photo shoot is quintessential Americana and absolutely gorgeous. Floral Designer Sachi Votruba of Delphinium Floral Design started the pretty with a palette of deep blues and rich reds. Set against the worn wood of Twisted Horn Ranch, the colors and textures contrast beautifully. Vivian Chen played in the golden afternoon light, and even a long horn steer and cutie calf came out to play.
Holidays are a great time to get together with friends and family, but you don’t need to store a box marked “Fourth of July” all year to have a patriotic party. Ricki Weiner has a great take on making a festive summer, “The celebratory feeling of the 4th of July doesn’t need to be limited to one day. To give one of our favorite holidays an all-summer-long-feel, we’re showing you what to wear, how to decorate and what to serve in moments that can be enjoyed throughout this sunny season.” Heather Kinkel‘s light filled photography captured all the great ideas. Pull together items from around your home in red, white, and blue with a few easy accents like the dip-dyed tassels. The great wall hanging by wildwood + firth is lovely all year round making for a sensible, and super fun, purchase.
More insight from Ricki, “I love making pieces that you can keep on using during the season! Dip dyed tassels are pretty, simple to make and can continue to be apart of happy table settings. Our sailboats got a little dip dye love as well. The driftwood pieces are perfect for a beachy vignette, barcart or as a centerpiece that complements The 4th celebrations while showing off your crafty skills.”
Ricki’s hostessing tips: Take the prize with this berry-topped sweetness of a cake. Allow your guests to bring all the rest while you focus on the sparkling star for dessert.
Find the recipe for this All-American cake and cool cocktails at Brit + Co.
Before I wandered into the world of weddings, I worked in theater design, mostly costumes. So when Amanda Hein‘s bridal inspiration graced the inbox at Smitten, I was positively giddy! Amanda and her wonderful team created ten different looks, each inspired by a different decade starting with 1920. Each look is spot on, beautiful, detailed, [...]
What happens when a cowboy falls in love with a ballerina? Magic, pure beautiful, field of flowers magic! The iris fields at Wild Oak Farms made a lovely setting for London Light Photography to shoot the picnic, vintage truck, and ruffly iris blossoms. Photographer: London Light Photography | Venue: Wild Oak Farms