Friday, May 30, 2014

Darling Delights

My sweet girlfriend Amanda's bridal shower was so elegant and fun, and I absolutely cannot wait to celebrate her bachelorette tonight!
I cannot even get enough of these Zara sandals. My newest favorites!
My mother-in-law threw a Meet and Greet party for me and the Mr, and she had these fun wildflower seed bombs as favors--I love that she got them in coral and light pink to pull together the color scheme!
Prepping for guests is simple with fresh blooms like these gorgeous white lilies!
Two of my besties came over to have a sleepover and make flower crowns for my wedding! So proud of our crafting skills--a few cocktails may have helped us out!
It is seriously an honor to be a part of the many special occasions that take place at WinMock. Being an Events Coordinator certainly means weekend work, but when the bride and groom (and families!) are as sweet as these two it makes it such a joy! See more of WinMock's event photos on Instagram and Facebook!
Pineapples are so fun! This just makes me smile.
And speaking of pineapples I am head over heels for my new Aerie bikini! #AerieREAL
It seems that peonies aren't that easy to find at the stores here in central NC, but I'll take what I can get. They smell divine, and I love how full each bloom gets!

XOXO,
R

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Kerri Leigh Events Styled Shoot + GIVEAWAY



Eep I am just absolutely thrilled to share this post with you today! Back in February I was honored to participate (as the BRIDE!) in a styled shoot that Kerri of Kerri Leigh Weddings + Events styled with Glessner Photography! I met a couple sweet gals, ate tasty local chocolates, and was pampered with hair, makeup, and attendants for the afternoon. It was so much fun to be surrounded by sparkle, camera flashes, and bubbly, of course!

I shared a sneak peek at the end of March when I wrote about Kerri's new branding and page, but now the shoot has been published on a wedding site that I absolutely love, Every Last Detail! I've included a few of my favorite photos right here! See more in the full gallery and check out Glessner Photography's blog for your chance to win some incredible goodies that were donated for the shoot!
All images by Glessner Photography
 

All images by Glessner Photography

And a huge thank you to all of the amazing vendors that made the shoot possible:
Planning+Styling :: Kerri Leigh Weddings + Events
Photographer :: Glessner Photography
Venue :: String & Splinter Club
Hair+Makeup :: Updo's Studio
Cake Artist :: Cake & All Things Yummy
Truffles :: Haute Chocolate
Rentals :: Grand Rental Station
Calligrapher :: Calligraphy by Carole
Stationery :: Ashley Elise Designs
Models :: Rebecca Kearns, Sarah Moore, Sara McDuffie
Dresses :: Bellissima of Salisbury
Videographer :: Iron Kite Films
Flowers :: Just Priceless
Table Number :: The Garrett Group
Confetti Toss Packets :: Green Belt Farm
Cake Topper :: Emily Steffen
Guest Print :: Flutterbye Prints
Headband :: Eleven Skies Studio
Gold Ruffle Stand :: Gray December
Champagne Labels and Print :: Sweet Sanity Designs
Garter Set :: Nestina Accessories
Sequin Linens :: Arcadia Wedding Design
Glass Tags :: Seventh and J
Sequin Hanger :: Oh Deer Creative
Heart Ring :: Gigglosophy
Birdcage Veil :: Woomee Bridal Adornments

XOXO,
R

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Antler Décor

I am still digging this antler décor trend, and my hubby actually gifted me a set from his father's collection this past Christmas. Straightaway I ordered a cool plaque online and painted both pieces white. I move it around every now and then from the living room wall to its current position over my beloved bar cart, and I'll be sharing photos of it very soon! Until then, here's a bit of fun inspiration on how to style your very own antlers!

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XOXO,
R

Monday, May 19, 2014

Soirée Inspiration: Table Numbers

Table numbers are an obvious way to dress up your tables and tie in your theme or décor look. Make your signage truly unique with different fonts and colors.

Use vintage finds in creative ways like these wooden spools.
Make a bold, decorative statement on the table with these painted numbers that are relatively inexpensive and add a touch of the unexpected.
Add a rustic vibe with brandished wood and large, elaborate numbers.
I really love the look of simple table numbers in pretty ornate frames.
Make your table arrangements work double-time by using them to hold table numbers and guest names.
Turn gorgeous vintage-style mirrors into glamorous table numbers with easy solid decals.

XOXO,
R

Friday, May 16, 2014

#AerieREAL

Happy Friday, gals!

I knew that Aerie had a strong campaign going for showing "real" girls without any retouching or airbrushing (loved Natalie's article on it), but little did I know its impact until it came time for bikini shopping. I hopped on the website after seeing this Instagram picture of the most adorable pineapple bikini and was so amazed by seeing the unexpected that I had to share with the ladies in my office, and now you!

Supporting Aerie in this new campaign is huge, and I hope you'll jump on-board as well. Honestly just seeing these images of real girls makes me feel more confident to don my new bikini and forgot about the "perfect beach body". We're all beautiful just the way God has made us--barely-there booties, curvy legs, and washboard abs, we're all unique and wonderfully made!
And here's the lovely pineapple bikini that I ordered--won't it just be perfect for our Bahamas honeymoon?!
Happy Summer ladies!

All photos via Aerie.

XOXO,
R

Note: This is not a sponsored blog post.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

My Bachelorette!

Last weekend my girls threw me the most AMAZING bachelorette bash, and I have the pictures to prove just how much fun it was!

Cheers, darlings!
#DarlingKearns
We embellished crowns with colorful rhinestones while sipping on fancy cocktails!

After dinner downtown we headed up the block for organic ice cream--my absolute favorite!
Me with all of my amazing bridesmaids!
Meow--these hot babes are so special to me! And sweet Alana on the left flew down just for the weekend to celebrate with me!
We LOVE The Proximity! They sent us up two chilled bottles of champz along with delicious treats to enjoy!
Champagne and lingerie!

XOXO,
R