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j+m's healdsburg wedding by lovely little details, photos by vero suh

wow i guess i am behind in blogging LLD weddings, considering j+m’s wedding took place september 29, 2012!! j is such a fabulous person (well let’s be honest, m is her perfect match, being sweet as can be) and the voice behind the blog birdie to be. i met j through the blog world and was secretly hoping she would stay in the US so she could come work for me after her wedding day – but alas she and m are on an amazing adventure in ireland as we speak. such a dream and i’m so happy for them! j designed her wedding from head to toe, including the gorgeous paper goods – i was really just there to help pull her vision together on the day-of and lend advice and assistance through the planning process! here are all of their gorgeous photos by vero suh in all their glory. you can also see their big day on style me pretty here. design: jessica pigeon, styling + florals: lovely little details. all other vendor credits at the bottom :)

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Vendors:
Wedding Photography: Vero Suh Photography | Pre-Wedding Location: Hotel Healdsburg | Wedding Venue: Barndiva | Wedding Design: Bride | Styling + Floral Design: Lovely Little Details | Cake and Desserts: Sift Bakery | Paper Goods: Bride | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Music: Sprintronix | Photobooth: MagBooth | Wedding Dress: Lazaro via Bridal Galleria San Francisco | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: After Six by Dessy via Joielle | Hair + Makeup: Tasha Cohn & Noel

pebble beach wedding by lovely little details, photos by tanja lippert, featured on martha stewart weddings

earlier this week i shared links to m+p’s wedding which was featured on martha stewart weddings (seen here and here) but today i wanted to share more images from their gorgeous, intimate pebble beach wedding. i absolutely love weddings of all kinds and sizes but small gatherings have a special place in my heart for sure. and m+p’s big day was one to remember – a perfect sunny day in carmel (in may – you just never know what the weather may have in store for you!), lots of lovely little details, and a very happy couple. here’s a photo-heavy post (because just a few pics just wouldn’t do justice!) wedding planning + design by lovely little details, all images by tanja lippert, amazing paper details and calligraphy by Julie Song Ink - all other vendor credits at bottom of post.

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vendor credits:
Photography: Tanja Lippert Photography
Location, catering, cake, and flowers: The Lodge at Pebble Beach
Event planning and design: Jacin Fitzgerald of Lovely Little Details
Officiant: Colette Cuccia
Stationery and calligraphy: Julie Song Ink
Music: The Monterey String Duo; [Kanun player] Sara Michael
Rentals: La Tavola Linen
Hair and makeup: Tia Reagan of Freebird Productions

pebble beach wedding by lovely little details photos by tanja lippert featured on martha stewart

one of my favorite things about the new season is being able to finally share photos from the year before. last may i worked with m+p on their pebble beach wedding full of lovely little details paying homage to the couple’s heritage (both sides of the family) and their love of the sea. from driftwood scroll programs to hand painted menus by julie song ink and a perfect sunny day in carmel, m+p’s wedding was such a joy to plan. i’m so happy that the gals at martha stewart loved this quaint affair as well – take a look at the double feature to see all the rest of the details here and here.

all photos by tanja lippert, planning + styling by lovely little details. will share all the photos in a heavy recap soon!

J+P's wedding by lovely little details + jessica burke

so it’s been a looooooong time since i last blogged and i’d like to apologize but i don’t think that’s necessary – life has gotten in the way with a move, weddings, and enjoying all the in between. anywho – i wanted to start sharing weddings from this past season, you know, with really photo-heavy posts :). first up is jaclyn + pete’s st. helena wedding which took place at charles krug (one of my favorite places). i loved working with these two so much – they’re such a sweet, laid back couple and can we say gorgeous too? oh, and bodhi, their bulldog puppy is the cutest guy around. jac + pete wanted a classic napa valley wedding with a twist of glam and we pulled this together through black and white timeless design mixed with a pop of gold, and lots and lots of overflowing garlands and flowers. wedding planning, styling + floral design by lovely little details, all photos by jessica burke. scroll to the bottom for all the vendor credits!

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vendor credits:

Wedding Planning, Styling + Floral Design: Lovely Little Details | Photography: Jessica Burke | Bride’s Shoes: Michael Kors | DJ: Boutique DJs | Favors: The Carmel Jar | Bride’s Bracelet: Grandmothers | Bride’s Earrings: Alexis Bittar | Catering + Cake: Culinary Eye Catering| Day Of Coordinator: Lauren Sloan, team member of Lovely Little Details | Escort Card & Table Number Calligraphy: Steele My Heart | Getting Ready Location: Private Estate | Hair + Makeup: Katie Nash Beauty | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events | Shuttle: Napa Valley Tours & Transportation | Striped Runners: ULTRAPOM | Wedding Venue: Charles Krug Winery

salt gatherings

i’ve been a busy bee over here preparing for this year’s weddings but also working behind the scenes on launching salt events, a sister company to lovely little details focused on intimate, innovative dinner parties and pop-up restaurant design. while lovely little details isn’t going anywhere (weddings are still my heart!), salt gatherings will be launching this coming spring to add another service level on a smaller scale and i couldn’t be more excited! i have never seen another company focus specifically on dinner parties & partner with chefs for pop-up restaurants and it has been something i’ve been wanting to explore for a long time now. there’s no time like the present so i figured let’s do this!

a little bit about salt:
salt is a boutique planning & design company focused on bringing back the art of intimate gatherings and our goal is to bring guests together for supper in unexpected ways and places. whether you’re looking to pull together a dinner party with friends & family in the middle of a field, under a sprawling oak tree, or in your very own home, or you’re a chef looking to share your culinary talents with the world in the form of a pop-up restaurant, we will work with you to source all of the components to bring your gathering to life, from furniture rentals to custom linens to floral design.

salt is a special seasoning in my family, and my grandmother was known to provide multiple salt shakers on the table for her dinner parties. if there wasn’t salt on the table, the setting wasn’t complete. I have carried this sentimentality of salt with me through the years, with a fondness for the simple salt shaker on the table all the way to the salt in the sea. salt gatherings is my way to bring people together through the art of the dinner party – seasoned to perfection, enabling guests to focus on good company, good food, and good cheer while i focus on the details behind the scenes.

if you’re interested in getting involved, please contact me :) thanks for all of your support thus far!

happy friday everyone!

wedding planning, styling + florals by lovely little details

wedding planning, styling + florals by lovely little details, image by matt edge

oh those girls over at style me pretty sure do know how to make this gal smile. head on over to see b+d’s st. helena wedding in all its glory this afternoon!

have a great weekend y’all!

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florals, design + planning by lovely little details

all images by jessica burke

yesterday was an exciting one for lovely little details – we were honored with a full day of wedding features over on style me pretty with the amazing jessica burke behind the lens! it’s so much fun to re-live last summer’s weddings through all the images. below are a few of my favorites, along with the links to the full posts. thank you so so much team SMP – you made our month! xo

j+d’s st. helena wedding
k+m’s st. helena wedding
j+p’s st. helena wedding

i’ll be back next week to share images from these beauts!

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lovely little details holiday card by julie song ink

lovely little details holiday card custom designed by julie song ink

as we head in to the final preparations for the holidays, i’d like to wish you and yours a very merry christmas and happy new year. see you back here in 2014 (with a lovely little branding makeover!)

all images by jessica burke

all images by jessica burke

happy friday! i’m so excited to share with you some of the images from our first flour + flower workshop that took place this past november. we had such a great group (minus a few who couldn’t attend because of illness – we missed you!) and everyone had such a lovely time. i’ll let the photos do the talking. if you want to join us next wednesday, december 18 for our next workshop, click here for all the details, we’d love to meet you!

all photos were taken by the amazing jessica burke photography. scone skills class by culinary eye catering. floral arrangement class by lovely little details.

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holiday tablescape by lovely little details, photo by jessica burke

holiday tablescape by lovely little details, photo by jessica burke

a few weeks ago, jessica burke and i got together for a fun holiday shoot. we wanted to create 3 simple yet beautiful looks for the holidays that can be easily recreated for festive dinners or get togethers. many times we see gorgeous photoshoots online with no idea on how we can replicate them in our own home and it was important to us that we showcase ideas that would be fun for readers to try themselves. and while you can always use your own china (what better time to bring out the wedding china than the holidays!), renting fun glasses, flatware + plates can really bring your tablescape to life (and as opposed to renting for a large, 100+ person event, dinner parties can be affordable with most pieces starting at around .45 cents and up).

first up, our relaxed, chambray / faux fur / rosemary tablescape:

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inspired by the relaxed, laid back feel of chambray mixed with the comfort of faux fur, this tablescape incorporates elements you wouldn’t necessarily see together at a dinner table but work together nicely to create a cozy holiday ambiance. you don’t have to have beautiful handwriting to create your own place cards – simply print out a pretty font in a light colored text on some heavy card stock and trace the names with your favorite pen – I love using metallics like golds or silvers but the white goes nicely with this overall tablescape so we kept it simple. the table runner was some chambray/denim fabric I picked up from Joann fabrics and cut in half to fit the table nicely. I love how rosemary is the herb of remembrance – it has such a festive scent, too – so I created a garland-esque runner along the center of the table and tied sprigs loosely around each napkin. the faux fur “chair backs” are actually rugs from ikea and they totally bring the table to another level, making the guests feel comfortable (literally!) and warm. I just love the soft texture it adds – and at $9.99 each, they’re a steal and can be repurposed around the home (or kept on your chairs!). lastly, the birch bark strips worked perfectly to bring that outdoor element in to the overall look. and doesn’t birch just go so nicely with fur? it emits winter in such a lovely, simple way.

shopping guide:
glasses, china + flatware: rented from frances lane
faux fur “chair backs”: ikea
chambray runner: fabric from joann fabrics
candle holders: target (only $1.99 ea)
pillar candles: safeway, near the champagne + beer cooler (!!)
mini wooden easels: amazon or your local craft store
birch bark “chargers”: coast wholesale
chairs: rented from hartmann studios
pen for place cards: uni ball signo white
table: pottery barn
napkins: target

next, our traditional plaid tablescape:

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although Christmas colors are typically red and green, that doesn’t mean we have to go overboard – I like to bring them in subtly with natural elements like greenery, ribbon, florals, and fabric. i also love the look of natural wooden tables (always, but especially this time of year!) – it showcases such a beautiful, rustic essence that to me means hand-made and I just love that. for this tablescape, again, I went to Joann fabric for a pretty plaid fabric to act as our table runner. I was going to cut the fabric in to napkins but it was just too pretty not to use as the runner itself. if you decided to use the fabric as napkins or placemats instead and still wanted the center of the table to be covered in some way, consider using cheesecloth – it adds such a beautiful texture and color to your tablescape. we didn’t want to create another greenery runner, though you could, and instead we tied cypress pine sprigs to the outside of the chairs with burgundy velvet ribbon. instead of putting a menu in the napkin, we placed our holiday cards inside – a fun way to give your guests their cards (especially when many holiday meals, like thanksgiving, are served family style and there may be many sides brought by guests thus making it hard to type up a formal menu beforehand!) and brought the velvet ribbon back in by wrapping it around the napkins. we added tree slabs with cranberries and a few more pine sprigs to the table center, and ikea lanterns served as our candlelight. simple clover flower and bunny grass added a pretty pop of color and texture without requiring an expensive centerpiece. my family has a tie to cardinals so I added a few to our table to add a whimsical, fun accent. long cinnamon sticks tied in gold shimmer ribbon finished it off in the center.

shopping guide:
glasses, china + flatware: rented from frances lane
chairs: rented from hartmann studios
table: pottery barn
lanterns: ikea
greenery: foraged from the neighborhood trees
bud vases: world market
tree slabs: local lumberyard
cinnamon sticks: whole foods
velvet ribbon: shibata
gold ribbon: papermart
cardinals: personal holiday decor collection
holiday cards: custom created for lovely little details by julie song ink
napkins: target

lastly, our simple + chic kumquat holiday tablescape:

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when it comes to any dinner party, I always like to think that simple is best. you don’t have to go over the top to make your guests feel welcome or create a magical setting – it’s all about the company, conversation, and time spent with loved ones that create the overall atmosphere. for the final tablescape, I used a black and white ticking tablecloth that I had purchased from La Tavola Linen’s warehouse sale and paired it with pretty pops of orange, green, white black and gold. I love love love kumquats in floral arrangements but especially this time of year. fresh citrus just makes me think of the holidays and I love to incorporate this natural element whenever possible. the florals were created with kumquats, ranunculus, paperwhites, privet and… carnations. yes! carnations. though they may get a bad rep, they are an affordable and beautiful addition to floral arrangements! I love how the textured arrangements are really all this tablescape needs to create a “pull up a chair and sit a while” feel. I pulled a few kumquat branches to accent each plate. you could bring in the faux-calligraphy here as well, and tie a place card to each if you wanted, but we were trying to keep this as simple as possible. light a few golden candlesticks and you’ve got yourself a lovely little dinner party waiting to happen.

shopping list:
glasses, china + flatware: rented from frances lane
chairs: rented from hartmann studios
table: pottery barn
black candle holders: target
seafoam candle holders: world market
vases: west elm
napkins: target
reindeer salt + pepper shakers: target
tablecloth: personal collection purchased from la tavola

and that’s about it! happy holidays :)

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