Thursday, July 10, 2014

Real Weddings- Sheena Gaiter and William Middleton's Highlight Video!

What a BEAUTIFUL couple {just look at them!} inside and out! I had a truly enjoyable adventure planning Sheena and William's wedding in Destin, Florida at the breathtaking private home, Palazzo Del Sol.

From outfit changes {3 dresses for the bride and 2 outfits for the groom and the bridesmaids!} to personal touches in this amazing setting, this was a day to remember fondly!

 xx, LS

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Wedding and Social Stationery Made Easy by Paper Couture!

For many years now, I have called upon Amy Morelli with The 2u Collection for my one of a kind, custom wedding and gala invitations, stationery, event stationery, anything with paper {and beyond!} I could always relay on her and her team to produce eye-catching, stylish suites. This acrylic table number, for instance, is a mere reflection of the entire suite created for a wedding we collaborated on:

But now, I am beyond excited to share a new venture which is sure to please everyone's price point without sacrificing quality or style, Paper Couture Stationery
{Stationery pieces starting at $5.00 each!}


With Paper Couture, you can change the colors to match your wedding, as well as choose the 
paper — Linen, Bamboo, Pearl, Watercolor or Premium Matte. And for an hourl customization fee, they will redesign graphics. Also most designs have designs for everything from Save the Dates, to Thank You Cards and everything in between.

 From the studios of The 2u Collection and Liga Photography comes an amazing collaboration in paper and art! Sharing passions for style, fashion and great design, Amy Morelli and Abby Liga have combined forces. Years of experience creating custom stationery and capturing breathtaking imagery made Amy and Abby want to bring their personal style and design to this exciting new line of ready-made stationery for all occasions. Paper Couture Stationery will feature the finest custom stationery for the discerning budget. And everything is limited edition, meaning every 6 months we will retire the designs and all new designs will take their places for that custom feeling.

 Images of various designs are being regularly updated via their Facebook Fan Page, so check often for inspiration!

*Images Courtesy of Liga Photography and Amy Morelli* xx, LS

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

White Pearl Ballet Flower Girl Shoes

I BEG you to order these for your baby flower girl, niece and quite frankly, any little girl you know.

So adorable and affordable on Minimajesty on Etsy! xx, LS

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Erica and Shawn: Sweet Anticipation

Resume drafted. Timeline completed, Deliveries and design set times confirmed. [check, check and check!] We are "moving into" The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes on Friday for this epic wedding weekend, and this time it will be twice as nice! Working and playing with the Landis family for the second time has been a DREAM! Erica and Shawn: I'm coming for you! xx, LS

*Image Courtesy of Root Photography*

Monday, May 5, 2014

Celebrate: Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco (!) fun ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Uno: This holiday wouldn't be complete without the perfect margarita! My favorite girlfriends at Glitter Guide offer us 2 recipes for the price of one...Love the rosemary garnish!
Dos: Guacamole! Everyone has terra cotta pots somewhere, don't they? I love this idea of serving my personal favorite food item for Cinco de Mayo this way...
Tres: A Piñata! If you don't have access to fresh floral like this, {or let's face it, the budget!} you can achieve this same look by making paper cones around the sphere in place of the floral. Just be sure to be bold and use bright "Cinco" colors!
Cuatro: Canned Centerpieces?? Well, sort of! Admittedly, I scrambled and made a bunch of recipes last week in need of canned tomatoes, but you can see why! I love the whimsy that the cans, which serve as vases, offers to the overall look. This was great inspiration found on HGTV.
Cinco: Por favor! A favor, that it! If you are entertaining, this is an adorable and affordable way to send them home with fun memories from your Cinco soiree. Succulent plants are so popular and easy to care for:
Felicidades!! xx, LS

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bits and Pieces: Derby Style!

While my experiences with horses may be limited to my summer camps of yesteryear experiences, you must all know by now that I require no rationalism when the opportunity for entertaining presents itself, and the annual Kentucky Derby is certainly no exception! How about a little inspiration?

A little style and savoir faire for the gentlemen? Not to worry!

And my personal favorite for the perfectly appointed chapeau, ladies!

Finally, if the celebration is just too goo to break away from, {and I suspect it will be!} then yes, "there's an app for that!"

Now, you're all set to raise your mint julep cup, and enjoy that fastest two minutes in sports!
 Cheers! xx, LS

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Cheers! Peach Jalapeño Margaritas and Georgia Tech

For those of you who caught my post on Facebook and Instagram yesterday, celebrating my daughter's acceptance and financial awards to Georgia Tech, I posted this picture of this scrumptious each jalapeño recipe, which is courtesy of Dessert for Two, and promised the recipe...Here it is!
Yields 2 cocktails : Ingredients For the jalapeño simple syrup: ½ cup sugar ½ cup water ½ of a fresh jalapeno, sliced in half For the margaritas: 2 ripe peaches, pitted and diced 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice ¼ cup jalapeño simple syrup 1-2 shots of silver tequila optional: extra lime juice for the rim of the glass salt or sugar for the rim of the glass Instructions First, make the simple syrup: in a small saucepan combine the sugar, water and jalapeño. Bring to a simmer while smashing the jalapeño with a wooden spoon to extract the flavor. Once it boils, remove from heat and let cool completely. Transfer to a container and chill in the fridge until ready to use. To make the margaritas: blend the diced peaches, lime juice, ¼ cup of the jalapeño simple syrup, and tequila in a blender. Add a handful of ice cubes and blend until slushy. Enjoy garnished with lime and jalapeño slices. Cheers, friends! xx, LS