Denim & Diamonds: A Winter Mitzvah

The lovely family I worked with on a winter Mitzvah last year sent me the images from the day, taken by the fabulous (and newly married!) Melissa Robotti last March. The theme of “Denim and Diamonds” was set for the evening with custom sequin linens and a purple and silver color palette throughout the room. Floral mannequins were created by the team at KOR floral to mimic the girl of honor, in custom jeans accented with her logo in rhinestones on the denim. Concepts that carried through the space included purple rock candy accented small arrangements that also matched the nontraditional candle lighting display. The entire evening was a perfect party for the adults and kids alike, these images capture all of the event details perfectly!

A room fit for a princess



The fathers must have martini bar– one for cocktails and one for cocktails


Party time!

Inflatable twister…I may steal this idea for my 30th

sweet ending – candy bar with custom logo jars for all guests




Beach Baby Q Bash!

A few weeks ago I shared the invitations for the baby shower we threw for a wonderful new mommy to be in Newport, RI. The entire shower had a casual feel, with bbq snacks and sippers, lots of time to mingle and catch up outside on the beach, playing a game of corn hole, or just relaxing inside. We invited the men to join as the evening went on and everyone had a great time celebrating Baby F! Some of my favorite details are below from the day.

A welcome sign to direct guests to the party



Mad lib advice cards for the mom and dad to be


Cornhole signs were affixed to white boards, with coordinating pink and green bean bags on the beach

smore’s for two favors for everyone to take away

Since it was a “display” shower we hung all of the outfits up as the mom to be saw them so everyone could see how cute they were!

Beach Baby-Q Bash

This weekend I am co-hosting a end of summer Beach Baby-Q Bash for my cousin and his wife and their bundle to be. I cannot wait to share all of the details with you of the day, but I thought I would share the invitations first. I printed them on cardstock and tied them together with pink bakers twine. Then they were mailed in kraft paper envelopes with pink pen addresses…setting the tone for the weekend’s events!

How darling are these invites?

No gift wrap for this Momma to be, she wants to enjoy the party!

All tied up and ready to go to our guests!

Pin Pin Pinning

This summer has been all about pinning for me, for our new home, for my brides, for showers and engagements parties on the horizon, and of course for fun summer and fall looks I can’t wait to recreate! Pinterest lets me keep track of all of the many things fluttering around in my head from day to day, what ddi we ever do without it? Here are some of my recent pins in all the categories mentioned above….are you a pinner also? Follow me here.

A simple place card/favor combo I will be using this September for a Mom to Be


A stunner of a dress, with ruffles and bows for days….swoon!


the inspiration for our new guest room/my home office…more to come on that space soon!


Her look had me at the shoes, perhaps another way to wear my wedding shoes again??





let’s dish: fun food trends

If every menu was up to me I would serve only small plates, cocktail stations, and appetizers all the time. I love the variety they offer and all the endless ways you can incorporate your theme and get creative with the presentation of them.  Some of my favorite new food trends are below, they could easily be incorporated into a corporate cocktail party, a wedding, or even a dinner party at home.

orange you glad? monochromatic sweets and savory treats--who can resist circus peanuts? Perfect for a mid-day meeting break.

gazettes hang above in this unique cocktail station, then guests find toppings below

a welcome change from the candy bar-spun flavored marshmallow ribbons guests can help themselves to

individual fondue at each place setting--delicious and very chic

one of longwood event's new appetizers: "haute" dog--think upscale big in a blanket

farewell summer

I guess this weekend makes it official, summer is ending. It has been a wonderful summer here in New England and I wish it would stay a little bit longer, but I do love fall {foliage, football games, warm sweaters, and boot season} so that gives me something to look forward to. To bid summer 2011 farewell I wanted to share some of my favorite details of summer events I have seen over these past few months. Until next year summer, don’t stay away too long!

Enjoy your long holiday weekend.

pre ceremony cocktails got creative this summer, look at this adorable setup.

alcoholic popsicle, what could be more perfect for a summer soiree?

ombre was everywhere this summer, I love it tucked away in this sweet cake

a chic way to protect your guests from bugs, perfect for an outdoor ceremony

i love the cozy versions of sweetheart tables that started popping up that gives mr and mrs some quiet time

only in summer can apps be garnished in red, white, and blue without being cheesy {I hope mini burgers never go out of style}

creative s'more favors are always a crowd pleaser, i love this creative take that includes the stick!

Images via Ritzy Bee Blog, Jose Villa, Martha Stewart Weddings, Endless Simmer, and Ruby PR

society social

It is official, I am in love with bar carts. I love how unique theach one can be, how they can make the corner of a room so colorful, and that they can transport you back in time to the 1950’s in your modern home.

I am even more in love with society social. If you have not already read their emag {the magalog}  please stop whatever you are doing and go now! {you are welcome for your morning distraction} After you have come down from all that eye candy it gets even better, they opened their online doors yesterday to a new shop where you can buy so many of the beautiful pieces they used in the mag. Good luck trying to decide which one, which color, where to keep them all. The most important question is what fabulous drinks will you stock on your new cart, and when is the christening party?

tripple trolley

darlington double

the darlington chair

the aptly named "cocktail party"

this is the one that {someday} must live with me at our house.

have you ever seen anything so perfectly colorful?

Follow them  @societysocial for pretty inspiration all day, every day!