A Tropical Welcome with The Welcome Bag Committee!

The date is set, everyone booked their flights and you and your beloved family and friends are jetting to your tropical wedding destination – hooray! Now that they’ve made the trek to soak up some rays for your big day, how can you give them a big warm welcome to the weekend?

Well, Jordan Payne, the founder of Jordan Payne Events, thinks you should have a special gift waiting to…well, welcome them to your wedding! That’s why she launched The Welcome Bag Committee, a service that can both design and provide beautiful, stylish welcome bags for wedding guests. Her fun new venture has a whole range of designs for whatever your wedding style – and, best of all, they double as beautifully curated gifts for any other occasion you’re celebrating!

We may be a little biased but we’re head over heels in love with her tropical-leaning pieces, such as the Palm Envy Tote and the Palm Leaf Blush collection. Can you blame us? They fall right in line with our Palm Springs linen and our Beverly linen from the Solstice Collection! It’s no wonder that we didn’t even hesitate when Jordan dreamed up a styled shoot with pieces from both of our collections, just scroll through to see the magic come together!

Jordan set the table for this styled shoot with our Palm Springs linen, a bright printed linen from our Solstice Collection that has summer written all over it! This style can go for barefoot casual or be dressed up for oceanside glam, which is just the vibe we’re feeling from this design. The glassware, in shades of green, is elegant enough for rose or just right for a margarita – whatever your pick!

How about the floral arrangement? David Kimmel Flowers blew it out of the ocean on this one! Bright blooms in shades of fuchsia and orange were woven in with palm leaves and succulents for an elevated take on a beachside arrangement.

We can’t get enough of the Ceci New York stationery and menu cards! The invitation, with laser cut palm motifs, gold foiling and light wood accents sets the mood for what’s to come on the big day. And the menu card? Cut in the shape of a monstera palm leaf with delicate hand watercoloring, it’s beautiful enough to frame!

The absolute most fun thing to see come together on this shoot was the pairing of The Welcome Bag Committee’s tote bags against our linens. As if one wasn’t already fun enough, the two of them make for a sure-fire fantastic party. We think it’s the perfect way to, as Jordan puts it, “celebrate guests celebrating you!”

Photography John Cain PhotographyDesign Jordan Payne Events | Flowers David Kimmel FlowersStationery and Menus Ceci New York

A Los Angeles Wedding Shoot at the Muckenthaler Mansion

There really is something in the California air, isn’t there? Whether you’re going for a luxe look or keeping it casual, you can find a little bit of everything on the West Coast. So it’s no wonder that we fell in love with Los Angeles when we saw this gorgeous styled shoot from Styled Shoots Across America. Ready to swoon? Scroll through to see it all…

Can you blame us for falling hard for this one? Just look at the space! The Muckenthaler Mansion is the epitome of a California villa. Its cream colored exterior and terracotta tiles are so beautifully accented with wrought iron details. Add to that lush tropical plants and perfect landscaping and you have just the place for a SoCal wedding!

We are obsessed with this tablescape! Set right on the steps of the mansion, Heather Benge Events designed a lovely place to dine. The cool shades of blue and green from our Aqua Istanbul linen set the base for a succulent rich arrangement of flowers from Intrigue Designs. Blush roses added in just the touch of pink to give this design a romantic feel.

Our favorite part? Probably the dessert station! A selection of decadent treats from Colette’s Catering and Events had us drooling the entire time. And to top it all off, a cake from Nicole Bakes Cakes that played perfectly off of the succulents and colors of the day!

So to say that we’re in love with California would be accurate, but can you really blame us?

Photography Aura Elizabeth Photography | Host Styled Shoots Across America | Planning & Design Heather Benge Events | Venue Muckenthaler MansionFlowers Intrigue Teaches | Makeup Lip Glam Artistry | Hair Melissa MarichiStationary Plume & Fete | Linens Nuage Designs | Wedding Gown The Dresser Bridal | Bridesmaids Gowns Weddington Way 
| Cake Nicole Bakes Cakes | Paper Artist Sylhouettes by Sylvia | Dessert Station Colette’s Catering & Events | Coordination Assistant Alexi Events | Models – Bride & Groom Miranda Harrison & William Arthur | Bridesmaids Alexandra David & Sara Shier 

Let’s run away this Spring with our Boho Runner!

With Spring in full swing, we’re ready to lighten up and get outside! From brighter colors on the table, a la Solstice Collection, to dining outdoors, especially for brunch, we’re ready to take on the season! And guess what? It looks like we’re not the only ones. In Miami and beyond, it looks like our Boho Runner is becoming a quick favorite and we can understand why! Scroll through and get inspired by these three different ways to style the Boho Runner…

With The White Sparrow in Dallas, Texas setting the backdrop as the perfect location for this barn-inspired wedding, Heather Benge Events brought the spring vibes outside with her styling of the Boho Runner. An intimate setting for four was designed around a vintage wooden table from Love Birds Vintage and contrasting wooden cross back chairs. The floral palette, of creamsicle hues in orange and yellow, gave just the right reminder of what’s to come this season. Our favorite touch, really giving a magical feel to the afternoon, were the hanging lanterns. Blooming trees or not, spring is officially here!

Now let’s take it back to tropical Miami where the spring breeze is blowing! Set against a lush tropical background, this tablescape is an ideal way to dine al fresco, whether a wedding or just a perfect night in. This palette of neutral fabrics, such as our Latte Branches Napkin, with accents of mauve is a beautiful transition from winter to spring. With the use of light wood furniture, including our Maison Dining Table and Maison Dining Chairs,  and Petal Production’s geometric table arrangement, this is a dream combination of modern and rustic wedding style!

If you’re looking to go a classic spring feel, we’re all about this blue and white Chinoiserie look from Ines Naftali Floral & Event Design. This tablescape brings an elegant look to a casual affair. In the Dupont Building, a perfect location for modern Miami weddings, our Maison High Table and Maison Bar Stools, set the space for a laid back cocktail party for twenty-four jovial guests. This blue and white palette, a seasonal favorite, looked stunning as it ran the length of the table, bringing in bright colors to the neutral space.

From modern to rustic, the Boho Runner is really making waves. With its light fabric and dreamy draping, it’s just the runner to welcome in the spring!

Vendors Style One // Photo Mychelle LeVan PhotographyHost Styled Shoots Across America | Planning & Design Heather Benge EventsAssistant Coordinating Katie Frost Weddings | Venue The White Sparrow | Stationery Brown Fox Creative | Florals Details Dallas | Intrique Designs | Flower Shack Blooms | Sweet Southern Charm | Thorne & Thistle | Rentals Big D Party Rentals | Vintage Furniture & Rentals Love Birds Vintage  | Gold Dust Vintage | Cakes Iced N Frosted  | Treehouse CakesWooden & Acrylic Signs Blissfully Inspired | Veils Kathryn Ann Bridal | Floral Lollipops Flour & Fig 

Vendors Style Two // Florals Petal Production | Photo Katie Lopez Photography 

Vendors Style 3 // Photography Ray Santana Photography | Location The Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building | Floral and Event Design Ines Naftali Floral & Event Design | Cake Earth & Sugar | Caterer Creative Edge Parties | Invitations Letterpress Girls | Furniture and Linens Nuage Designs | Rentals Events on the Loose | Lighting Evoga Events

Outdoor Wedding Inspiration in Key Largo, Florida

If there’s one thing that can convince us to hit the road for a destination event, it’s sunny South Florida. From an elegant wedding at The Palms hotel to a perfect outdoor brunch at the W Hotel South Beach, there are a million reasons to head to the sunshine state for a celebration. Lucky for us, we’re adding one more amazing reason to travel south, thanks to this fun party from J GROUP Events.

Welcome to Playa Largo Resort, the Pearl of the Florida Keys. Nestled in Key Largo, it’s the perfect place to getaway from it all while still being a quick drive from Miami. Their expansive outdoor space sets a blank canvas for a party to come to life. Best of all, with the water right at your side, it’s the perfect place to catch the sunset (or the sunrise!).

For this party, J GROUP Events set the tables with linen-like fabrics in neutral colors accented by bright orange and crisp green centerpieces. We love how they combined our Ivory Laurel linens, a tone on tone embroidered style, with our Ivory Metallic Burlap linens, a linen-inspired fabric with metallic threading throughout. And those centerpieces? They feel so right for Florida! Arrangements of oranges potted in stoneware that mimicked the Ivory Laurel pattern were mixed in with smaller, delicate arrangements of lovely green and white flowers. A lovely mix that added a fresh feel to the night!

We’re so glad to have seen this stunning open air soiree, Goksun Photography captured all the details and the sunset so we didn’t have to miss a beat! If you loved this design and are feeling in the mood for more Floridian inspiration, check out this chic Miami soiree with a tropical twist, also from J GROUP Events!

Design, planning, and decor J GROUP EVENTSVenue Playa Largo | Photographer is Goksun Photography

Party on with Brunch!

The couple said “I Do,” (you wept with joy) then came dinner and obviously dessert, champagne and hours of dancing the night away. What a party! But does it have to end? We think not! Keep the spirit alive with one final celebration, the morning after brunch. Regardless of your wedding style, we think bringing in some color to brighten up your morning is key. Scroll through to see three looks we’re loving for a wedding brunch…

For the couple with modern style, we love our Ocean Watercolor Brush linen. It’s stripe pattern gives that nice uniform look while the soft edges, inspired by watercolor designs, are nice and calming. Cool shades of blue and green pair nicely with crisp whites and clear glass decor. We’re also absolutely in love with our Soho Chairs to give the look a sleek edge.

If they got married in a barn, opt for delicate prints like our Royal Delft. The blue paisley pattern calls back to the French countryside in a color palette reminiscent of toile. Pair it with our White Phoenix chair which nicely imitates the sweeping curves of the print. And for that just right pop of color, we love a touch of bright fuchsia flowers!

When the wedding reminded you of Morocco, go for our Cobalt Marrakesh. The ikat-inspired print comes in a bright blue that’ll take you back to the Blue City. Keep things boho-chic with our Natural Wood Verona Chair, our elevated take on a classic style. Bring in vintage glassware with beautiful designs and pair with even more shades of cobalt blue, we guarantee guests will feel transported!

If brunching even more often is your goal, check out our guide to dining al fresco. It’s a perfect primer for enjoying the outdoors this spring!

Flowers Always FlowersPhotography Matt Horton Photography

A Miami Wedding at The Palms from Masi Events

For Miami couples, it’s all about that beachside mentality. Places like Fisher Island and the W Hotel South Beach come to mind alongside another one of our loved spots, The Palms Hotel and Spa. Its convenient location off of Collins Ave makes it easy to get to and its enviable location right on the sand makes it just the place to be. This gorgeous real wedding from Masi Events will have you booking your stay in 3,2,1…

Just setting foot in the outdoor ceremony space was enough for us to say “I do!” Walking through delicately hung drapes down a petal-strewn aisle, the bride and groom said their vows at the most picture-perfect white gazebo. Add to that beautiful organic floral decor and set it against palm trees swaying in the wind and we can see why anyone would want to get married here.

From the ceremony, guests headed poolside for cocktails to kick off the celebration. From catching the breeze at a high top to taking a seat under the oversized tiki-hut, everyone was getting in the mood under twinkling string lights.

Once it was time for the reception, everyone made their way to a covered outdoor space where the tables dressed in shimmering shades of silver. Guests found their seats at our Silver Metallic Forest and Silver Emma linens while the newlyweds took their seat at a sweetheart table donning our Moonlight Magnolia. 

Lovely floral arrangements in assorted heights from Julia Rohde Designs adorned the tables with an incredible floral runner saved for the bride and groom’s table. We love how the palette of fresh greens and crisp whites gave the space a modern and inviting feel.

The look and feel of this celebration was just right for an intimate wedding in Miami! Lucky for us, Katie Lopez Photography was there to capture every sweet detail. Anyone else feeling inspired to book a trip to South Beach?

Planning and coordination Masi EventsFlorals Julia Rohde DesignsPhotography Katie Lopez PhotographyFilm Hope Media | Venue The Palms Hotel & Spa

How to use Sketching to Design Signature Events

When it comes to designing weddings and events, there are a lot of tools out there. Whether you piece together mood boards or curate Pinterest boards, making sure your client can understand your ideas can be the difference between booking the gig or losing it to someone else. So how do you make sure you can relay your creativity in a way that’ll have your client saying “I do!”? Sketching!

Cue Mary Phan, founder and artist at The Sketchbook Series. Mary launched The Sketchbook Series to inspire and guide creatives on their journey towards turning their ideas into realities, leveraging sketching as a tool to aid communication through the design process. We’ve both attended and sponsored many an event with The Sketchbook Series and are always reminded what an asset it is to have this skill.

We collaborated with The Sketchbook Series in anticipation of their 2018 tour, which kicked off last month, to bring to life some of our own ideas and compare them with event realities. We encourage you take a peek at their upcoming dates and attend a workshop, everyone in our industry could benefit from this skill! Scroll through to see just how powerful sketching can be…

We had thoughts of Bougainvillea and bright blue ikat print on the mind. Mary combined our Cobalt Marrakesh and Natural Wood Verona Chair with table top pieces from Casa de Perrin and floral inspiration shot by Lucy Cuneo to sketch up this tablescape. Just right for an al fresco lunch!

A graphic black and white palette accented with gold details was just the thing we had in mind. Mary set the table with our Black Sedona and Gold Soho Chairs and paired it with black and white pieces from Casa de Perrin, really amplifying the bold geometric effect. To soften the look, she took inspiration from a mossy terrarium arrangement by Kelly Elissa Events & Enchantment Floral.

Anyone else ready for summer? Don’t we know it! Mary brought out the tropics in her sketch with our Beverly linen paired just for the outdoors with our Oak Chairs. Tabletop pieces from BorrowedBlu added a modern touch while florals inspired by Ashley Elizabeth Designs kept everything refreshingly cool.

Want to learn about the process and see some more beautiful sketches Mary created for us? Click here to keep the creativity flowing!

Bright Prints | Flowers Always Flowers | Photography Matt Horton Photography | Glassware, Charger Casa de Perrin | Floral Inspiration – Lucy Cuneo // Bold Patterns | Floral Inspiration – Kelly Elissa Events & Enchantment Floral  | Photography Matt Horton Photography | Glassware, Charger Casa de Perrin  // Lush Greenery | Flowers  Canteiro Weddings | Photography  John Cain Photography | Charger Borrowed Blu | Floral Inspiration Ashley Elizabeth Designs

A Bohemian Inspired Wedding Shoot With A Touch Of Gold

At heart, we’re really somewhere between being in love with a laid-back bohemian look to the opposite and going for all glitzy and luxe, who can truly decide? Well, when MMD Events put together this styled shoot, a blend of boho cool with the perfect touch of gilded accents, we were beside ourselves! Scroll through to see just how everything came together.

Armature Works Tampa set the tone with their industrial style loft. Exposed brick, beautifully framed windows and endless natural light flooded the room giving it an inviting feel. The tablescape, set with a hanging arrangement of flowers running the length of the table by MMD Events, created a beautiful illusion against the impossibly tall ceilings of the venue.

We love how this table was set! Our Gold Metallic Forest created the canvas for the setting which was highlighted with shades of plum, fuchsia and red. MMD Events combined assorted vintage china with mirrored chargers and Moroccan-inspired colored glassware for a chic look.

The gorgeous hanging florals draped beautifully over the center of the table, hanging above a macrame runner decorated with an eclectic assortment of driftwood, crystals and gold geometric decor. Just look at those votive candles in mercury glass encased by delicate geometric shapes!

Tying everything together was the chair selection, a mix of French-style upholsted pieces from MMD Events’ collection. We adore a mix and match seating look so you can imagine we were over the moon to see high back chairs mixed in with wooden crossback chairs and plush upholstered seating. Bonus points for that luxurious sheepskin throw! Anyone else ready to take a seat at this table?

Florals MMD EventsX Back chairs & Dinnerware A Chair Affair | French restoration upholstered chairs MMD Events | Photography K&K Photography | Linens Nuage Designs | Venue Armature Works Tampa

Fisher Island Wedding in Miami

Let’s be honest, we love nothing more than a Miami party (we might be biased) because where else can you throw outdoor soirees all year round? Since it’s still winter for our Northeast friends, we thought we’d warm their hearts with a stunning wedding straight from Fisher Island!

For starters, Fisher Island is a truly remarkable hidden gem for weddings in Miami. It’s a bit of a trek to get out there but completely worth the adventure! Just look at the backdrop it sets for this wedding. With its limestone floors and just-ornate-enough decor, it strikes the perfect balance of luxury and elegance for a celebration! The sweeping staircase, decorated with sculpture busts, opened up to the escort card table, topped with a blooming arrangement of flowers from Petal Productions.

When you stepped outside, views of the water surrounded guests as they took their place under a beautifully draped tent – which, did we mention had chandeliers sparkling overhead? Oh My! Occasions dressed the tables in our Preston Bailey Collection Champagne Iris and Crystallize Pebbles linens, creating a beautiful effect throughout the space! Pair that look with tall floral arrangements from Raffi and Petal Productions and the room was truly aglow!

As the party kicked off, lounge furniture from Elements and Accents came into view with a lovely assortment of vintage-inspired pieces and white leather decor, a great place for party goers to rest between songs! Lucky for us, Erika Delgado Photo was there all night to capture the fun. You know how it is in Miami, the party never stops!

Planning & Design Oh My Occasions  | Photographer Erika Delgado Photo | Floral Design Petal Productions | Linens & Chargers Nuage DesignsFurniture Elements & AccentsVenue Fisher Island Club & Resort

Romantic Wedding Inspiration at the Biltmore Estate

Another year, another Valentine’s Day, and another fabulous occasion to celebrate love…as if we didn’t do that enough already! We love any excuse to decorate in shades of pink and red and today is the perfect chance to share a beautiful treat with you. Straight from the gorgeous Biltmore Estate, Rebecca Rose Events dreamed up an impossibly romantic styled shoot that landed in the (print!) pages of Southern Weddings V10. Scroll through and prepare to fall hopelessly in love….

So, the Biltmore Estate. Can we take a minute to soak it in? What a spectacular place full of history and character, and a breathtaking backdrop to this styled wedding shoot. Ornate terraces and seemingly never-ending vistas created a magical spot for this couple and perfectly manicured lawns were just the place to catch up with bridesmaids before the big “I Do.”

When it came time to sit down to eat, drink and be merry, a royal table for 14 was set for guests to enjoy. Rebecca Rose Events set the mood with our White Vine Tulle overlay, an embroidered take on lace, paired over a champagne hued base. Adding in a quintessential touch of color, red napkins were folded delicately atop gilded chargers.

We love the florals, designed by Rebecca Rose Events, in a runner style cascading down the table in shades of blush, red, and burgundy with lush greenery all around. Taper candles nestled into gorgeous brass candlesticks from BHLDN popped up at different heights ranging in color from pretty pink to deep aubergine, giving the tablescape an incredibly romantic feel.

There were details galore at this one and lucky for us, Henry Photography captured every single one! From Bella Figura’s invitation suite, with its delicate gold lettering and red accents, to calligraphy by four different creatives, each giving the day their distinctive touch, nothing was overlooked! Even the escort card display, a vintage console decorated with books covered in whimsical patterns in the day’s color palette, was uniquely fitted to the shoot.

But probably our favorite detail was the couple’s vintage getaway car. With a bright red bag packed ready to go, they jetted off into the day with nothing but love in sight. Congratulations!

Planner, Stylist, and Florals Rebecca Rose Events | Photography Henry Photography | Film Processing PhotoVision | Venue and Caterer The Biltmore Estate | Hair and Makeup Lindsey Regan Thorne | Wholesale Flowers Fifty Flowers | Silk Bouquet Ribbon Adorn Company and Of the Earth | Bouquet Ribbon Calligraphy Simply Jessica Marie | Head Chairs and Vintage Rentals The Prettiest Pieces | Candlesticks and Cake Serving Set BHLDN| Chairs, Glassware, China, and Flatware Professional Party Rentals | Linens Nuage Designs | Chargers Wayfair | Wooden Sign Rebecca Rose Events with lettering by Sarah Hanna Calligraphy & Design | Invitation Suite, Menu cards, and Bookmarks Bella Figura, Envelope Calligraphy Sarah Hanna | Seating Chart Calligraphy Calligraphy by Carole | Chocolate Favors Sugar Cloud Baking Company | Welcome Basket Contents French Broad Chocolates, Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn, Vanderbilt Reserve Wine | Vintage Cake Toppers Patricia Minish Designs, Over the Top Studios, and Dorothy Kinghorn Huggins | Vintage Car Air Haven Limousine | Bride’s Gown: “Andie” by Carolina Herrera | Crown “Camellia” by Emma Katzka | Bride’s Earrings Bailey Banks & Biddle | Red Heels “Cirrus” by Jessica Simpson from Amazon | Clutch Ted Baker London from Nordstrom | Bridesmaid Dresses “Madison” in Dusty Rose by Katie May for BHLDN | Groom’s Pants and Vest Bonobos | Groom’s Jacket ASOS | Tie The Tie Bar

A Valentine’s Day Celebration with Friends

With just a week to go we’re looking for gifts and making reservations for Valentine’s Day. And while we love celebrating with our significant others (remember last year’s inspiration?), we’re also thinking Valentine’s Day is for more than just lovers! So this year how about adding in a time to celebrate with friends?

We fell head over heels for this brunch from The Creative’s Loft and think it’s just the way to celebrate the love of friendship! Scroll through to see all the yummy details…

First things first, the spread! With catering from The Blue Table and Thierry Isambert, the snacks were endless. Delicious cheese boards were set next to beautifully topped toast points and decorated with deep purple grapes and shot glasses of butternut soup. Plus the most adorable individual dessert cake from Earth and Sugar, just delicious!

Before sitting down to eat, how about a place to lounge? The Creatives Loft created a space just made for relaxing! Boho-inspired rentals from Unearthed Vintage set the mood with overlapping vintage rugs, leather poufs and the coziest arm chairs ever. A perfect place to have your mimosas!

We love the tablescape! An elegantly simple look, using our Rose Velluto, was set with blush hues accented by deep reds, lush greens and an accent of driftwood. Bringing in just the right touch of luxe, were tabletop rentals from Pialisa. Their assortment of blush and gold plates with gold flatware played so nicely with our Blush Ditsy Napkins and Poetic Blossom Napkins. Anchoring the table with a welcoming feel were our Sienna Chairs, a table set with love indeed.

We think you should bring in the love on Valentine’s Day as much as possible, with your significant others, your family and your friends. Spread the love!

Event planner The Creative’s LoftPhotographer Alisa FerrisVideographer MWL Films | Florals Primrose Florals | Stationery Papel & Co.Dessert Earth and Sugar | Furniture Rentals Unearthed Vintage and Nuage DesignsTabletop Rentals PialisaLinen rentals Nuage DesignsCatering The Blue Table + Thierry Isambert

Top 10 Tips to Creating an Instagram-Worthy Styled Photo Shoot

If you’re familiar with Leah Weinberg, of Color Pop Events, then you know that bold palettes are kind of her thing – she does after all plan weddings for those who dream in color. We’re SO grateful for the incredible concepts she dreams up when it comes to photoshoots, where she really lets her design-tendencies shine, because she brings our linens to life in the most vibrant ways. We picked her brain to get to the core of how she comes up with this stuff (Tutti Fruti? Jackson Pollock? Lisa Frank?!) and got her top 10 tips for designing an awesome styled shoot. Grab a pencil because you’re going to want some notes…

Create something people haven’t seen before. Want to get people’s attention and really wow them? Then you’ve got to show them something new. So many trends have been done to death, so why not be the trendsetter?

Seek inspiration. If you’re going to create something new, then you’ve got to be inspired. Go to a museum. Go see a play. Heck, just go for a walk. There are so many inspiring things all around us that all it really takes is for us to be mindful and open to what we’re seeing.

Have no fear. I know it’s cliche to say “think outside the box,” but in my opinion, the more “out there” the concept is, the better. This is coming from someone who has done shoots inspired by Barbie, Jeff Koons and Lisa Frank (just to name a few), and I can tell you that the weirder your idea is, the more attention you’ll get.

Assemble a dream team of vendors. The secret to creating great images is to have an amazing vendor team supporting you. Make sure you’re working with people you know and trust, and whose style matches your own.

Colors are key. The fastest way to set the tone for your shoot is with your color palette. Choose colors that really speak to the feel of your shoot. They don’t have to be bold (though I would obviously love them to be) but they need to make a statement and really define the theme of the shoot.

A pop of texture is the new pop of color. Want to make people really feel what it’s like to be at your party? Bring in textured linens that will make your audience want to touch and feel everything in your images.

Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and prints. The ability to mix patterns and prints is definitely a gift, but if you can do it well, then you can create something truly unique.

Sweat the small stuff. To have a successful shoot, you’ve got to live in the details. Having as many elements as possible gives you more to photograph and will give more life to your ideas.

Know your angles. Whatever you choose to create, make sure it looks good from every angle. The photographer is going to want to capture your work in as many ways as possible–whether it’s a detail shot of one flower or a head on image of the centerpiece or an overhead photo of the flowers as part of the entire tablescape–so make sure your work is ready for those 360 views.

Have fun. Isn’t that the whole point?

Make sure to follow along with Leah as she plans her way into 2018!

Photographers  Barbie & Kendra Katie Osgood Photography| Jackson Pollock-Inspired Mikkel Paige PhotographyBeauty & the Beast Inspired Brklyn View PhotographyAndy Warhol Inspired Amy Gray PhotographyLisa Frank Inspired Mikkel Paige Photography | Weylin Brooklyn Whyman StudiosTutti Frutti Mikkel Paige PhotographyScooped Up Brklyn View  Photography