you guys. i slept for 12 hours last night and it was pretty much the most amazing thing ever! my swollen wedding feet and sore legs were in heaven haha. this past weekend’s wedding was amazing - the crowd was so much fun, the weather was perfect (thank you weather gods!), and the couple was in absolute bliss. can you ask for anything more? i don’t think so!! i’m still on a post-wedding high from all the happiness.

i wanted to give you a little glimpse in to the design planning that goes on behind the scenes in the planning for LLD weddings. besides all the logistical details which are continually evolving during the planning fun, the design portion is just as important, and of course, a little more fun than timelines! for c+b’s wedding this past weekend, we wanted to create an effortless, relaxed, and fun atmosphere for guests to enjoy the sprawling landscape of the venue via wine barrel cocktail tables, corn hole games, amazing food created by culinary eye (my faves!), and tons and tons of details. i like to break down the “design board” in to sections to pay equal attention to each part of the wedding - from the very moment when guests arrive, to the ceremony, to the cocktail hour, to the dinner, dancing, and finally, the sparklers exit. every piece is so important, because it’s all about giving your guests an overall experience by touching on all of the senses - sight (and delight!), smell (oh how i love the smell of wine country in the fall!), sound (acoustic guitar playing in the background), touch (textured wooden tables, mini apples and pears, wheat grass bunches in masons, pretty paper stock for programs, embossed menus, tea towel napkins), and taste (a custom menu created by culinary eye with a homemade ice cream bar in lieu of cake). every single detail is just as important as the next, and my goal is to have them all mesh together seamlessly while being noticed by guests, whether subtly or with wow! factor. it’s all in the details, of course!

{design board by lovely little details, please contact me for image credits}

i’m still waiting on the professional pics from montana dennis, but in the meantime can share a few sneaks from instagram this weekend.

{planning, styling and floral design by lovely little details. placecards and chalkboard lettering by LLD event coordinator ryanne steele.}

ok…i’m off to prep-mode for a west elm/glitter guide dinner party going on tomorrow night, and in final preparation for this radiant bride’s wedding coming up this weekend! just 3 days til i hop on a flight to boston for her big day, flowers in tow - woo hoo!! dunkin donuts - how lucky am i to have you twice in a month?? yes! have a great week, everyone!

  • Liesl says on October 15, 2012 Reply

    Yay for 15 hours sleep…you deserve it! I am loving the collage of images you put together and all your lovely little details, as always! :)

  • Diana says on October 17, 2012 Reply

    Gorgeous!! You have been working like crazy and making dreams come true so you deserve some rest!

    I love the rustic chic, always one of my favorite themes! The barrels are so much fun! I cant wait to see more of the West Elm/ Glitter Guide Dinner! xoxo

  • Laila says on November 7, 2012 Reply

    I looooooove all things about your site and wished I lived in Cali so you could do my wedding! (Also, Cali is just better than DC in general) Can you tell me how you do your design boards? Is there a program or something you use?

    :) Love your style!

    • jacin says on November 8, 2012 Reply

      hi! i do all of my design boards after lots and lots of brainstorming with my clients, and use illustrator to create them :)

  • Lizbeth says on December 6, 2012 Reply

    Love this post :) And looooove the font…which is it if you don’t mind sharing :)

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