Modern California Engagement

Jessica Burke beautifully photographed Laura and Jimmy in their new home of Nob Hill in California. We love the modern feeling of this elegant engagement session, and the fact that it took place in this lovely couple’s home. Read more from Jessica below.

From Jessica Burke:

One of the unique pieces of their story is why they chose Nob Hill for their engagement location- Laura + Jimmy are from the East Coast and decided one day to pack up their things and move cross country to San Francisco.. without ever even having been here.  It was so inspiring to me, having their neighborhood as the backdrop just seemed so fitting.  One of the most wonderful parts about Nob Hill is that it is a place in the city that is sometimes forgotten.. especially in the more quiet streets.  There are beautiful european influences throughout and being able to incorporate their rooftop really gives you a sense of a place in San Francisco that isn’t shown off enough.  I just love this part of the city…

Photography: Jessica Burke

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11.06.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

DIY Faux Deckled Edge Paper

We love simple DIY projects that our brides can easily do on their own, and this DIY Faux Deckled Edge paper DIY from Martha Hatfield is the perfect project for any crafter- beginner or expert! Use this DIY to give your wedding paper an extra special detail. Keep reading for the full instructions.


-Card Stock
-Steel Ruler
-Watercolor Brush

1.  Print your announcement wording onto a sheet of card stock with crop marks for a 5″ x 7″ announcement. If you can’t print with crop marks, use a pencil and ruler to create crop marks.
2.  Dip the brush into water. Wipe off excess water on the rim of the glass. Wet the card stock in between 2 crop marks.
3.  Line up the ruler with those crop marks and hold the ruler down firmly with one hand. Pull up the corner with your other hand and continue tearing the sheet of card stock along the straight edge of the ruler. The moistened card stock tears unevenly giving it the appearance of a deckle edge. Repeat for the other three sides. 

Tutorial and styling by: Martha Hatfield  | Photography by: Kate Osborne

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11.05.14 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

Delicate Wildflower Wedding Ideas

From Shellie of Silk and Willow and Emme of Gossamer:

Rebecca Yale and Shellie Pomeroy of Silk & Willow worked beautifully together to create this delicate and romantic shoot on a rather rainy day in New Paltz, NY. Inspired by bucolic childhood days of playing in the fields and wading by the stream, this shoot organically unfolded as they drew from their natural surroundings. New Paltz, with its rich history in farming and ample farmers markets, was an ideal site location. Nestled in a field of wild clover and along a rambling river and stream, it was the perfect fit for the vision these creatives had in mind.

The table, chairs, and rentals were sourced from the New Paltz area. The arrangements were a combination of foraged wildflowers along with flowers provided by Beaurust Flower Shop. Silk & Willow arranged hand-dipped candles specifically made for the shoot and also hand-dyed loose weave cloth for use as napkins.

Karla of Written Word used crushed berries for the ink on the calligraphy written over natural, handmade paper.

The bride wore an Edwardian whitework lawn dress and an embroidered tulle dress by Gossamer Vintage with ribbon sash belts by Silk & Willow.

They wanted everything to be organic with a farm-to-table feel and they definitely achieved it!

Photography: Rebecca Yale | Styling/Planning : Silk & Willow | Planning/Wardrobe: Gossamer Vintage | Linen/Silk Ribbons: Silk & Willow | Calligraphy: Written Word Calligraphy | Model: Jessie Scott | Table &  Accessories: Nectar | Florals: Beaurust Flower Shop | Cake: The Village Tea Room | Rentals & Chairs: Events Unlimited

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11.04.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Elegant Outdoor California Wedding

How absolutely stunning is this elegant outdoor wedding from Tec Petaja? Lovely Little Details did an exquisite job designing and executing this lovely affair in California, and we’re in love with every detail. We adore how the lighting at the reception under the arbor felt whimsical and elegant all at the same time. All of the details together created an enchanting evening for the bride, groom and their guests.

Photography: Tec Petaja | Planner, Designer + Florals: Lovely Little Details | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Dress + Veil: Jenny Packham | Colin’s suit: Ralph Lauren | Bridesmaid dresses: Twobirds Bridesmaid | Wedding Invites: Odeon | Design: Bella Figura Letterpress| Day-of Paper Goods: Southern Fried Paper | Rehearsal Dinner: Auberge du Soleil | Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Ceremony: Grace Episcopal Church in St. Helena, CA | Reception:  Beaulieu Garden | Vintage / Lounge Furniture Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals | Custom Lace Dinner Table Overlays: I Do Linens | All other linens: La Tavola | Chairs: Blueprint Studios | Lighting: Got Light| Cake: Sweet on Cake | Wedding Day Hair: Eugene Toye | Wedding Day Makeup: Betten Chaston + Billie Chaston | Logistical Team: Dovetail Logistics | Catering: Paula le Duc Fine Catering | Caramel Favors: The Caramel Jar | Photobooth: Tomfoolery  | DJ: DJ Cams | Piano: Art Khu | Talent Management: Entire Productions | Videographer:  Elysium Productions

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11.03.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog