This is probably no surprise, but my entire house is decked out in toile. I don’t know how it happened, but it’s been that way since I was a little girl. I’m drawn to the classic print because of it’s versability in both whimsical and traditional settings. Blue and White Toile is gorgeous when paired with classic white flowers, like peonies, tulips, roses, and peonies. If you want to incorporate a whimsical aesthetic, pick out blooms in varying shades accented with unique greenery. I recommend dahlias, ranunculus, poppies, & thistle. Swoon.
Last week we published “A Sophisticated Stag Party” at The Londoner Pub - a styled event Society Bride had the privilege of producing. Today we’re thrilled to bring you Part 2 – a Rooftop Rehearsal Dinner at The Londoner Pub photographed by Amanda Marie Portraits. When The Londoner asked Morgan and myself to style a rehearsal dinner on their incredible rooftop patio to help showcase their special event offerings, we were immediately inspired by the pub’s rustic setting and urban backdrop. We decided to play up these features and “marry” them with ultra feminine, romantic detailing, and southern charm.
We were over-the-moon to have Cebolla Flowers design our flower arrangements for our styled dinner. A lush boxwood garland draped down the table, with Coral Charm Peony blooms tucked in. This is a great alternative to a full flower garland (which can blow your budget!) Two large arrangements designed in vintage silver bowls were set in the middle of the table. Overflowing with natural elements, these brought a rustic elegance to the table. All of my favorites were invited to the party- including Eucalyptus Pods, Queen Anne Lace, Astilbe, Poppies, Anemones, and Peonies.
Jenn Sprinkle of Jenn Sprinkle Creative designed these beautiful menus and invitations. We absolutely loved the shimmery stardream card stock! The hemstitch dotted pattern linens by La Tavola added that feminine charm we were looking to achieve with our tablescape – and this patterned china and gold rimmed glassware from Ducky Bob’s couldn’t have been more perfect for our romantic rooftop celebration.
Movida Boutique dresses our lovely bride in a Paisley Vintage party frock perfect for a rooftop dinner. Turquoise accessories also from Movida added a “something blue” and an unexpected pop of color. The brides gorgeous hair and makeup were created by Mo Bower’s and her Fairy God Mother team. She was absolutely stunning!
La Duni created their famous Quatro Leches cake with Meringue icing…La Duni’s desserts are too die for!
The Londoner’s menu ranges from traditional English dishes to your standard pub fare but they are most known for their renowned Fish & Chips. So we had them create this mouth-watering offering plus other popular dishes in hor d’oeuvre-style portions. They were as delicious as they were darling!
Yesterday we featured our 15 Favorite DIY Father’s Day Gifts. And we hear you…not everyone is a DIY’er. So today we feature our Top 10 Creative & Thoughtful Father’s Day Gift List. Even though these gifts are not technically made by your own two hands, they allow you to still be apart of the creative process, while leaving the actual design and crafting to the pros. On this list you’ll find everything from flipbooks, to photo magnets, and custom made art. Best part is you still have time to order these for Father’s Day! But you better giddy-up and get your orders placed today to avoid the dreaded tie and mug route. (no offense to all the ties and mugs out there)
Instagram Photo Magnets – FREE SHIPPING! Processed within 24 hours | 5-7 business days to ship (via Stickygram)
Rad Dad Father’s Day Card - Buy 4 cards, get 1 free! Ships within 1-3 days business days (via SadShop)
Image 3D View Master – ships within 5 days (via Image 3D)
Custom Father’s Day Beer Labels – ships within 1-3 business days (via PaperGravy)
Custom Printed Ceramic Photo Tiles - prints within 24 to 48 hours (via ImageSnap)
Turn Smartphone Photos into Polaroids & Prints – Printed and Shipped within 72 hours! (via Polorid Fotobar)
Father’s Day Flipbooks – ships in 5 to 10 business days (via Vine Flip)
Custom Silhouettes – ships in 5 to 10 business days (via artist – Cortney Bonner)
Commemorative Books – delivered in 5 to 7 business days (via Pinhole Press)
He taught you to ride a bike, coached your soccer team, drove you to dance, scared your boyfriends, let you wear that dress to prom (even though you now wish he had not) and soon he’ll be walking you down the aisle. This is one very special year for dad! Don’t just go buy any ol’ gift for your old man this Father’s Day. Get the father-of-the-bride something priceless…give him something handmade with love. We’ve selected some of our favorite DIY gifts appropriate for a variety of dads. Bacon and Beer Cupcakes? Um, yes please. Got a handyman dad who loves to fix things with tape? How bout a Jumbo Tape Dispenser? Got a pops that likes to cook and/or grill? We found an easy breezy adjustable apron…plus lots more….keep scrolling…
Beer and Bacon Cupcakes (via Brit + Co)
Woven Paracord Watchband (via Instructables)
Guinness Stout Brownie Pretzel Bars (via Hostess with the Mostess)
Handsome Laptop Riser (via ManMadeDIY)
- Leather Cord Roll (via Brit + Co)
- Swiss Army Key Ring (via Instructables)
- Canvas Adjustable Apron (via Molly’s Sketchbook)
- Jumbo Tape Dispenser (via American Woodworker)
Retro Vinyl Golf Club Cover (via Positively Splendid)
- Shrinky Dink Father’s Day Gifts (via Oh Happy Day)
- Manly Father’s Day Bouquet (via Design Sponge)
- Travel Memory Map (via Oh Happy Day)
- Golf Tee Monogram Art (via Becoming Martha)
- Wine Cork Planter Magnets (via It All Started With Paint)
- DIY Monogram Beer Mug (via A Night Owl)
And for those that have glazed over since reading this post and simply cannot fathom finding time between working and wedding planning to DIY for dear ol’ dad…tune in tomorrow as we’ll have a special post for you!
Got any DIY gift ideas for the Father-of-the-bride? Do tell!
Oh watercolor… it’s just so romantic, so soft, and so utterly breathtaking. I love the artistic detail it brings to a wedding. Watercolor is a way to add unexpected color to any soft palette. Watercolors works especially well with soft, pastel palettes! Watercolor is a great addition to a luscious floral theme, a whimsical nature theme, or fun vintage theme! Have fun with watercolor on cakes, linens, dresses, and invites. You can go further with the watercolor details and incorporate paint chips, paintbrushes, and paint cans, and paint palettes, etc..How fun! The ideas are endless and the outcomes are to die for.