Thursday, January 21, 2010

Real Wedding: Emily and Shawn

Congratulations to Emily and Shawn! We had the most fantastic time planning this fabulous wedding.

Thank you to Nathan and Mell Bell with Richard Bell Photography for these amazing images.

The ceremony was held at the beautiful Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal which is the oldest AME church in the South. The reception was held in the Colonial Ballroom of The Francis Marion Hotel.

As always, Sara York Grimshaw with Dahlia Designs did a fabulous job with the floral arrangements. Low centerpieces were beautiful groupings of silver candlesticks and taper candles intermixed with silver mercury glass cylinders surrounded by glass urns filled with blown open white roses and hydrangeas.

The tall centerpieces were dramatic arrangement of branches with white dendrobium orchids in tall fluted vase surrounded by clear glass pillar candles holders.

The bride Emily loved the idea of using a mixture of metallics, golds and silvers, with touches of black. Inspiration for much of the design came from 2 ornate linens that we found and fell in love with immediately, gold Lace brocade, silver mercury.

Bridesmaids wore Melissa Sweet dresses in grey with black flowers with peep toe booties. The booties were an adorable trendy touch that reflected the bride's personal style.

The cake was a masterpiece in itself. A big thank you to Jean at Jean Paul’s Creative Cakes. She really out-did herself creating this work of art! She brought the Bride's vision to life perfectly!

Guest enjoyed the music of the band Hot Sauce early in the night and then DJ Vince had everyone dancing until the wee hours of the night.

The Bride and Groom sent their guests home with delicious jars of their favorite salsa!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Real Wedding: Evan and Mark Super 8 MM

Words cannot describe how excited I am to share this super 8 mm video! We had the pleasure of working with Evan and Mark to plan their wedding weekend. So many wonderful vendors played important roles in this event. I plan on giving a proper shout out and description of this amazing wedding but for now I just HAVE to post this video shot by Sugarleaf photography Lexia and her husband Dustin are just about the cutest couple ever and their talent is evident in this beautiful work of art.

Trunk Show - Anne Barge In-Person!

We cannot wait to meet Anne Barge this weekend at Malindy Elene. Anne will be bringing many of her beautiful wedding gowns and helping brides to pick the perfect gown for their special day. Call Lindy or Traylor at Malindy Elene to set up your appointment. She will be at the shop Friday and Saturday, Jan 22-23!
I just love this picture of Lindy and Anne from her last visit!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Priscilla of Boston Trunk Show!

We are very excited to announce an upcoming Priscilla of Boston Bridal Trunk Show at Malindy Elene Bridal Salon. You will not want to miss the opportunity to try on these beautiful dresses from this amazing collection - Priscilla of Boston, Melissa Sweet, Platinum and Vineyard Collections! The trunk show is coming up this Friday and Saturday January 15th and 16th!

Appointments are recommended. Malindy Elene is located in St. Petersburg at 1180 Central Avenue. The phone number is (727) 898-6866. For additional information, visit

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Real Wedding Feature:

We are thrilled to be featured on the blog,! Click HERE to check it out!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Inspiration Board: Pretty in pink...and red!

We are very excited to share our latest inspiration board, it just oozes romance! The color palette of pinks is just so darn PRETTY! We love spicing it up with a touch of red and incorporating the dove grey as the neutral adds a perfect modern touch.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Backyard Brunch - Country Style

We enjoyed going back to our roots to help plan and design a backyard brunch in Nashville, Tennessee. The event took place on a farm complete with barns and horses. We were inspired by the "Equestrian Elegance" style board below which we found on Snippet & Ink.

Pictures of the event will be available soon, for now we will tease you with these amazingly cute invitations that truly set the tone for the event. We worked with Andrea at Paper Presence to design this stationery set. We LOVE hatch show print and were so excited to incorporate that style into the invitation. The lace wrap is a beautiful, feminine touch.

In addition to the invitations, tags were created to tie around the mason jars guests used to drink their sweet tea and bloody marys out of. The menu cards added a great touch to the buffet where guests enjoyed among other things chicken and waffles, world famous biscuits and of course GRITS!