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collaborations + flowers + Party + Wedding / Thursday, 29 May 2014

Flamingo Pop: a bridal shower collab with BHLDN

Flamingo Pop: a fun & whimsical bridal shower collaboration with BHLDN and The House that Lars Built . Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop: a fun & whimsical bridal shower collaboration with BHLDN and The House that Lars Built . Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Cakes by Tess Comrie of Le Loup. Rose Lemonade from Pop 'n Sweets. Gold serveware from Anthro. Flamingos from BHLDN. Tablecoth from Anthro. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Fiery flamingos and bursts of balloons are the name of the game for Flamingo Pop, the bridal shower I created for BHLDN, Anthropologie’s wedding site. They asked me if I could come up with a fun and whimsical theme using some of their products and if I would be interested particulalry in their flamingo cake toppers. Ummm, yes I would thank you very much. These cute little guys ended up stealing the show and setting the tone for the theme!
If you came here looking for the tutorial on how to create the balloon arch, you can find it here.
Flamingo cake toppers from BHLDN. Wedding cake by Tess Comrie of Le Loup. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Top from Anthro. Dress from BHLDN. Jewelry from Anthro. Flowers by Tinge. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Table linens and chairs from Scene Makers. Flowers by Tinge. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
I recruited an amazingly talented bunch to make it happen and I couldn’t be MORE THRILLED with the results. Let’s talk details shall we?
First off, the flowers. I mentioned to my gal Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral, that I wanted to do a balloon installation of sorts but I didn’t quite know how I wanted to incorporate florals thinking that the two might compete. Leave it to Ashley to suggest putting flowers IN the installation. Brava Ashley. Brava.
Then I knew I wanted something super lovely to play off the BHLDN and Anthro products and tone it down a notch. I worked with Allie of Scene Makers, an event styling/prop rental/space design company in Salt Lake City, who was THE BOMB. She took me on a tour of their warehouse showing me all their amazing props. She even walked me through the process of selecting linens for the tables and chairs. I ended up going with a gorgeous linen blush pink tablecloth with coral napkins, which I thought brought in all the colors wonderfully. She was even there to pick up the tables and chairs when we were done. They couldn’t have been more accommodating. Locals, use Scene Makers!
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Photo by Jessica Peterson.Balloons from Zurchers. Flowers by Tinge. Clothing from BHLDN and Anthro.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Photo by Jessica Peterson. Candy from Zurchers. Bowls from Anthro.
I knew the balloons would be the trickiest to figure out because I didn’t know the first thing about them. How many would I need? Would I want helium? How would I install it? Zurchers, a local party store stepped in and provided all the balloons and some delicious treats like the gum balls above. They have them in every flavor, both the balloons and the gum balls. I loved selecting the balloon colors. There’s a menagerie the choose from. I knew I wanted them in a variety of colors and shapes and the employees were so helpful in giving me sage advice. I’ll provided a more complete DIY on how to create this balloon installation later.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Flowers by Tinge. Balloons from Zurchers. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built.. Goblets and dinnerware from Anthro. Top and jewelry from Anthro. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Flowers by Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
BHLDN let me lived my dreams out and said I could select whatever I wanted to use. I stuck to a mint, coral, blush pink, berry pink palette and then incorporated some Anthropologie products too that fit the bill like a lot of the dinnerware. One important element was to bring in quirky pops of animals in every shape or form. Hence the elephant sugar holders, duck vases, praying mantis plates, and of course dash of flamingos.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Dinnerware and flatware from Anthro. Name tags from BHLDN. Flowers by Tinge. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Dress from BHLDN. Earrings from Anthro. Flowers by Tinge.  Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Pennant banners from BHLDN.  Photo by Jessica Peterson.
I loved adding in some of the BHLDN products like these paper pendants that come in a variety of floral patterns.
One of my favorite parts was working with Tess Comrie of Le Loup cakes. Now, we can see that these cakes are truly gorgeous, but what you can’t see is how DIVINE they are. I came home with a few slices of chocolate cake and let me tell you, it was perfection. The perfect consistency. Not too sweet (as Paul the European likes it). Just right. Tess, I’ll take your leftovers any day!
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Cakes by Tess Comrie of Le Loup. flowers by Ashley Beyer of Tinge. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Balloons installation by Brittany Watson Jepsen. Balloons provided by Zurchers. Flowers by Tinge Floral. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Dress by BHLDN. Hair by Jessie M. Flowers by Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Florals by Tinge. Dinnerware from Anthro. Flutes from BHLDN.  Photo by Jessica Peterson.
I selected the rose lemonade soda from the local candy/pop store (that’s Utah’s version of bars), Pop ‘n Sweets. I love the color they added.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Flamingos from BHLDN. Tablecloth, duck vase, gold serverware from Anthro. Cake stands from BHLDN. Rose lemonade from Pop 'n Sweets. Florals by Tinge. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Dresses from  BHLDN. Top from Anthro. Hair by Jessie M.  Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Flamingo cake toppers from BHLDN. Cakes by Tess Comrie of Le Loup. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Dresses from BHLDN. Gold serveware from Anthro. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Cakes from Le Loup. Florals by Tinge. Photo by Jessica Peterson.

And, of course, I just love these models. Not only are the beautiful, but they loved helping than they loved modeling and for that I owe them my first born. Truly, they created such a fun atmosphere. And they were dolled up by the awesome Jessie M, who works magic.

Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Balloons installation by Brittany Watson Jepsen. Florals by Tinge Floral. Dresses from BHLDN. Top from Anthro. Tablecloth from Anthro. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Balloon installation by Brittany Watson Jepsen. Florals by Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral. Balloons provided by Zurchers Party store.  Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Name tags, coasters, flutes from BHLDN. Dinnerware and flatware from Anthro. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Balloon installation by Brittany Watson Jepsen. Balloons provided by Zurchers Party store. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Cakes by Tess Comrie of Le Loup. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Balloon installation by Brittany Watson Jepsen. Florals by Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral. Balloons provided by Zurchers. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Florals by Ashley Beyer. Table linens and chairs from Scene Makers. Photo by Jessica Peterson. Photo by Jessica Peterson.

And last but certainly not least, Jessica Peterson, the photographer, who I’ve now worked with numerous times and have loved every experience. She’s one of the most passionate persons you will meet and knows how to capture the human soul.

Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Dinnerware and accessories from Anthro. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Florals by Tinge Floral. Dinnerware from Anthro. Table linens from Scene Makers. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Balloon installation by Brittany Watson Jepsen. Florals by Tinge Floral. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Dress by BHLDN. Earrings from Anthro. Florals by Tinge. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Chandelier made from paper straws. Straws from BHDLN. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Balloon installation by Brittany Watson Jepsen. Florals by Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop, a bridal shower in collaboration with BHLDN
floral coasters, pennant garland, dresses (here, here, here), cake stands, straws, champagne flutes from BHLDN
floral top, jewelry, praying mantis plates, mint goblets, mini bowls, elephant sugar holders, duck vase from Anthro
Models: Michelle Christensen, Morgan Sidwell Owens, Anna Grimmer
Assistants: Hillary Gallup, Melissa Leavitt, Karlee Bronson, Leslie from Dylbug
Styling and creative direction by Brittany Watson Jepsen for BHLDN

Design + Life + travel / Friday, 10 Nov 2017

Baby shops of Paris

Baby shop tour of Paris As you might be well aware by now because I have tendency to deluge you with travel photos and Instastories, I was in France for two weeks last month for my brother-in-law’s wedding. We planned our trip so we’d have a bit of exploration time, because you can’t just go to France and not soak in all the magic, right? At the time of our booking I wasn’t pregnant, but once we found out that the little guy is on his way, I thought it would be great fun to dedicate a couple of days to baby shopping in Paris. In fact, when I was there last year for a conference, my friend Anne of Pret a Voyager, took me to a number of beautiful baby shops, which at the time were so inspiring, but not relevant to my life.
This time around, I put in hours of online research to identify the best ones and a number of Parisian friends stepped in to offer their advice. Thank goodness for an insider’s view! Paul and I ended up spending 2 1/2 days walking around the city exploring beautiful shops and feeling so lucky we got to be there during such a beautiful time of the year. I was 7 months pregnant and all of a sudden the aches and pains that everyone talked about of pregnancy became my reality, though I’m sure walking for 10-12 hours a day had something to do with it. We decided that we need to come back annually to repeat the process…and perhaps stay for a number of months 😉 Baby shop tour of Paris

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Life + Party + Round ups / Tuesday, 27 Jun 2017

Lars Summer Pool Floats

pool float round upIt’s time to for afternoons at the pool and weekends at the beach! And what better way to enjoy all that water time than with the cutest pool floats in town! I’m not sure why the pool float trend emerged but I’m jumping on the bandwagon with a big splash! Surely social media has played a large role in encouraging people to post their pool float pics, thanks largely to Taylor Swift and that iconic swan float! The trend has been going strong for a few years now, with more options available than ever. We’ve sifted through the best of them and identified our favorites so you can float through this summer in style. From rainbows to sunflowers, these are the pool floats with the look of Lars! Read on →

collaborations + Party + Style + Wedding / Tuesday, 29 Mar 2016

Mix and Match bridesmaid party with BHLDN

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Introducing the first ever Mix & Match bridal shower! The secrets to this party hide within the details: mix and match dishes, custom treats, fresh flowers, jeweled accessories, and of course, delicate dresses. But, the real secret of the party lies with you. Instead of sending your bridesmaids out to find dresses, you’re bringing them in to find their perfect match. Frills, ribbons, and excited grins are your party favors. Now, you can leave your most trusted sidekicks feeling like queens themselves.

BHLDN asked us to throw the perfect bridesmaid party, because after all, every wedding needs beautiful dresses. So, here are the details to the Mix & Match bridesmaid: a party to throw, a brunch to remember.  Read on →

Life / Sunday, 7 Feb 2016

This week

Kate Zaremba co

I hear today is some sort of sporting day…or something…Ha! This is the way I feel about it. And after seeing this I’d love to see the Super Bowl halftime show. I love, love, love the new Coldplay album. Like, love. It’s on repeat. It’s been years since I’ve had anything on repeat, but this one I love.

In other news, the picture above is from my friend Kate Zaremba, who created 500 hands for a backdrop wall for a large event at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. We were inspired by her work to create our hand in heart valentines. I’m opening up all of my Instagram hash tags up to readers so if you are making any Valentine’s Day projects, tag them with #LarsLovesLove and all general crafts under #LarsMakes.

Happy weekend! Here are some links to finish it up in case you’re not a Super Bowl watcher. 

The cutest washi tape! 

This video shows how wood block papers are made. It’s incredible.

On working for free…

Paul and I just finished this show and it’s the only baking/food show I’ve ever seen. It’s delightful and so good! 

I want this dress so much! But they don’t have my siez 🙁 (they do on the UK site though. rats!)

Beautiful paper plant

Photo by @kathrynzaremba