Posts Categorized: Wedding

Crafts + DIY + Party + Projects + Style + Wedding / Monday, 6 Mar 2017

Crepe Paper Flower Girl crown

Rebecca Young, who has been working with Lars since last summer, and came on full-time earlier this year, recently got engaged and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it. We love throwing parties but for one of our own, we are over the moon! Rebecca lived in Sweden for a year and a half and loves all things Scandinavian just like me and her wedding is going to be one lovely Swedish garden. We will be documenting her wedding details along the way. Oh man! It’s got me wishing I had another opportunity to plan another lovely party myself. Stay tuned for all the juicy details starting with her flower girl crowns. Here she shows you how to make them.

Hello! I’m giddy to be able to share a few glimpses inside of my wedding planning process. Planning can be stressful and wonderful and a roller coaster of emotions, but I’ve figured out a few tricks and tips that have helped me along the way. I’ll be going into more details on that later, so make sure to check back! But for now, I’m kicking my wedding series off with this crepe paper flower girl crown that our four nieces will wear on the wedding day.  I wanted it to capture the Scandinavian garden feel of my wedding, highlighting the main colors and the whimsical nature of the wedding. I love that each girl will have a memento of the wedding day to keep. They turned out lovely and will be even sweeter on my darling nieces!

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Party + Projects + Wedding / Wednesday, 2 Nov 2016

DIY get away car paper garland swag

DIY paper garland swag for wedding get away car

One of the perks to living and working in Provo, Utah is a nearby university, which supplies us with some talented and hard-working interns every semester. I’m so lucky! And because I went to the same university myself, I get to see them interact in a similar environment, though they’re much cooler than I ever was (or am! ha!). Some of them are already married, getting married, or super close to getting married, which I definitely didn’t do in college (ahem, late bloomer here…) and it’s fun to hear about what’s going on in this phase of life. We have one who will be getting married soon and we came up with this DIY paper garland for her car send off at the wedding. Isn’t it beautiful?!
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Their exciting phase in life also reminds me of some of the harder parts of newlywed life like budgeting or buying a car together. Such a big decision! We’ve partnered up with Capital One, a trusted auto lender to so many that has an Auto Navigator® site that makes it easy to find your dream car by giving you the option to “test drive” your different options of term length, price and vehicles.

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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 →

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collaborations + Projects + Wedding / Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016

Wedding albums & fabric gift wrap

Beautiful wedding album

…and 5 years later we finally have our wedding album printed! Ha! How’s that for taking our time?! Clearly I wasn’t in a rush to preserve our photos to paper but now that it’s to the point where “are we ever going to get this done?” I decided that I should probably put it down as one of my New Year’s resolutions for 2016. Luckily I was able to team up with Preservation and Creation once again to help me get the job done. I ordered a couple of extra so I can gift them to our parents and used some gorgeous fabric to wrap them up to stick in the mail.

With Preservation and Creation you have the option to create a beautiful, memory-keeping books in soft and hard cover forms with easy to use their drag and drop features.

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Funny note: Paul had NO idea what he was getting himself into for our wedding. He was living in Denmark, I was in Washington, DC and the wedding and wedding prep was in California. That meant that we could sneak around and do whatever we wanted. Ha! When he finally got there he stunned to see that our house had turned into a paper flower factory with flowers piled up to the ceiling.

I included a few wedding photos of our parents, grandparents and great grandparents so we could keep track of our family heritage as we go. I love seeing how each decade celebrated in such stellar style.beautiful-wedding-album-from-preservation-and-creation-21

See how we gift wrapped these albums to give as gifts to our parents along with some never before seen wedding photos! Read on →

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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
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