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pic me a palette: silent beauty.

photo cred: {2012 Clair Pettibone via wedding chicks}

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pic me a palette: let it snow.

Seattle weather the past few days? Drab. 

Hopeful for? Snowflakes.

photo cred: {sloan photographers via style me pretty}

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a winter bride.

As I stood in the longer than life post office line this week (ick!), one thing was glaringly apparent: the holidays are here! Oh yeah, that holiday buzz was definitely in the air as I felt the immense pressure to already stock up on those hot commodity holiday stamps…would 5 books cut it this year?!? Enter me biting my nails and shaking a bit knowing I’m already behind on the holiday card prep. Oh the stress!

AND with the holidays comes the thought of that winter bride. The one that isn’t afraid to go coatless for those magnificent ethereal snow shots…below freezing temperatures and all. Winter weddings are some of my favs for sure. There is such a beauty and nearly eery quiet to those winter months that just gives a unique romance and warmth to the day…ahhhh.

I about fell over when I saw these “winter bride” wears from BHLDN. There’s nothing better than a little sparkle and snow to compliment the holiday season and to bring the wintery wedding festivities to a whole n-other level.

photo cred: {BHLDN}

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featured on SMP!

Today is a good day. A REALLY good day.

When I first started my event design & styling biz I only had dreams of one day making it to a feature on Style Me Pretty. Style Me Pretty is major. REALLY major. It’s the most popular wedding blog out there, dripping with only the most gorgeously detailed weddings imaginable. It’s the place where every wedding creative I’ve ever met dreams of having their work featured. And it was a BIG dream for me when I started this new business.

Vanessa & Tony’s wedding was quite simply amazing. Not only did I get to create a design and coordinate the day from start to finish, but I got to witness two of the most important people in my life commit their lives to one another. The entire wedding was one of those “out of the body” experiences and today feels much of the same. Today Vanessa & Tony’s wedding is being featured on Style Me Pretty and I could NOT be prouder.

I also am SO SO SO stinkin’ grateful for the photography brilliance of my dear friend Mo. Monica captured Vanessa & Tony’s wedding in the most genuine way…she really captured the beauty that is Vanessa & Tony and I’m so grateful for it!

Head over to SMP today and check out the feature here! Don’t forget to view the entire gallery here to get all the little details!

photo cred: {screen shot from style me pretty}

Event Design, Styling, Floral Concept + Coordination: {bow tie & bustle event design + styling} Wedding Photography: {Mo Hines Photography} Flowers: {Mazarte Florals} Calligraphy: Letters By Ellen / Venue, Catering + Make-up: Cabo Surf Hotel / Paper Goods + Invitations: bow tie & bustle event design + styling / Bride’s Hair: Mandi Rhodes / Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm / Wedding Cake + Desserts: Cabo Surf Hotel

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the short of it.

I don’t know if all brides have this experience, but every once in a while I get that feeling. The one where I wonder what it might have been like to wear another dress…one far different than the one I walked down the aisle in.

Not a ton of people know this, but I actually owned 2 wedding dresses on my wedding day. The 1st a short vintage flapper style dress that I worked a wicked bargain on leading to a pressured feeling that it was the “one”. And the 2nd, a long tiered lacy number which I lost sleep over and eventually wore down the aisle. The 1st still hangs in my closet – untouched and unloved. The 2nd makes a lasting impression in our wedding pictures that line the hallway in our home.

Now don’t get me wrong. I LOVED my wedding dress, and have reminisced about it quite a bit this week as Adam and I celebrated year 2, but I’ve wondered what it might have been like to wear a short wedding dress…maybe even the one tucked away in the cave I call a closet?

Short dresses make legs look fantabulous, and allow you to wear a shoe that can be seen! Yep. LOVE them!

Some of the “shorts” I’ve been swooning over…

What do you think about short wedding dresses? Yay! or Nay?

photo cred: 1 {kris atomic} 2 {melissa sweet by our labor of love via once wed} 3 {julie chidichimo by love me do via ruffled} 4 {jose villa} 5 {anne robert photography via style me pretty} 6 {aiden mattox by melissa diep via style me pretty}

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