Monday, October 26, 2009

well isn't that nice

I got all teary reading the kind things Grace said about me and my shop in the October 18 post on Martha Stewart Weddings blog.  I cut and pasted the post below. 

Grace Bonney's Décor

Posted by Shira Savada, Real Weddings Editor: Martha Stewart Weddings

Today we've got a double dose of our behind-the-scenes series about Grace and Aaron's wedding. Grace bulked up her standard rentals and enhanced her décor with the help of two great shop owners. And in case you wanted to revisit Grace's first mention of incorporating vintage pieces into her wedding, you can reread the post here.

Photo by Tara Donne.

Grace: Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without the help and generosity of Paula from Paris Market & Brocante and Liz from @home vintage general. Both women really embody the welcoming spirit of Savannah and were incredibly kind to let us borrow such beautiful vintage and antique pieces. 

When it comes to Liz from @home, I can't say enough nice things. I’ve known her for a while now, and she's the heart and soul of the Savannah scene for me. Her support of local students, designers, and businesses is incredible. Liz’s store feels like the sort of place you want to move into, so I knew I’d turn to her for help with the wedding. And thankfully, she was kind enough to let me borrow some really key pieces, like the vintage petticoat dryer and the green-tiered plant stand. I think people thought I was a little nutty wanting to use the petticoat dryer for the escort cards, but I loved the way it expanded and thought the miniature clothespins we used to attach the cards was such a fun play on the idea of drying clothes. Liz’s store is always full of unexpected but beautiful items, and I felt really lucky to be able to use a few of them for the big day.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

local lovelies guest blog

Nicole, of the blog Kirei Nest, recently contacted me about contributing ideas for Local Lovelies Georgia edition.  I jumped at the chance to share my favorite edible goodies, gifts and must dos found right here in Savannah, GA.  I hope you can hop over there and read all about it.  

visit here to see for yourself

hope + mike

Real Wedding: Hope & Mike Karney {October 10, 2009}

I had the pleasure of planning their wedding eve family celebration in Savannah and have just a few pictures to share.  It was a intimate gathering filled with family, friends, delicious food (starland cafe), champagne punch (my secret recipe) and sweets (back in the day bakery & harris bakery).  

I constructed paper pom poms to hang from the ceiling, paper flags for the cupcakes, scattered mecury glass votive holders on tables covered with vintage white table cloths and sweet country flowers in recycled jars.  The guest's favors were Byrd Cookie Company Key Lime Cooler cookies, a Savannah staple.   And I must say they devoured my special champagne punch and all the yummy savories from the boys at Starland Cafe.  It was a lovely affair just like Hope and Mike. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

we are live

Meg, my super talented graphic designer with the help of Devin O'Bryan (my @home web designer) just put the finishing touches on my wedding planning website.  We are still tweaking some stuff but I could not help but share it with you. Go for a visit here: