Kristen Marie posted this super cute engagement session on her Facebook Fanpage.  It was so fun + playful that I couldn’t help but share it! 

This is what Kristen had to say about the photo shoot:

Jill and Trevor… What a darling couple. From his charming smile to her captivating eyes, they make one good looking pair! We met at Golden Gardens Park out in Ballard close to sunset and walked around as we chatted about how they met and TV shows we’re all caught up on. I asked Jill if she would be up for sharing in her words how she and Trevor met and I loved how she put that writing about love is like dancing about architecture. You just can’t explain with the human language!

In Jill’s words about their meeting:
“Trevor and I met nearly five years ago teaching swim lessons.  Unlike most fairy tale romances, Trevor and I were friends for a long time before we realized our love for each other. The more time we spent together the more we realized how meant-to-be we are.  We are different in so many ways, but our fundamental beliefs are completely in line with one another. Each day is a new, exciting adventure filled with endless love and laughter. Our engagement has been the best time of our lives and, although we didn’t start out like a fairytale, we can’t wait for the next chapter and our fairytale ending. “

Congratulations Jill + Trevor and we think your fairytale engagement photos are beautiful!

Kristen Marie Photography

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There is nothing I like better than a complete DIY tabletop that you could do!  First, the overall color palette scheme is alluring and what do you think of the black and white vintage photo table runner in these photos?  Our dear Ruffledblog featured these photos from Urban Wed inspiration put on by Brooklyn Bride in NYC.

Vintage Photos table runner idea DIY weddings black white flower anemone poppies
Vintage Photos table runner idea DIY weddings black white flower anemone poppies

I was in the mood for making a pretty post, so I knew these pretty cakes and goodies by Sweet Cupcakes and Treats would do the trick!  Mid-week cravings have the best of you?  Since these come from Austrailia, go local with great baking sites like Bakerella to design your own. Want a taste of inspiration?  Keep visiting our favorite places like Amy Atlas and Sweet Cupcakes and Treats for more eye-candy that keeps coming!  Just looking at these photos may tide you over!

spring cakes

This adorable cake is from the Land Down-Under by Juli Stertern-Gill of Sweet Cupcakes and Treats via Amy Atlas

For weddings or just for fun, these Etsy picks are things to have or to hold.

Like I want “to Have” (the vintage flats) or “to Hold” ( the irresistible clutch).  Ahhh, there is always a  perfect companion when you shop Etsy!

pink .vintage. (sling-back) pumps From thevintagecloset, $30 Turquoise necklace
By inspiredbydesign, $2450.
Wrapped In Resplendence By WrappedInClover, $100. Silhouette Girl on clasp purse
By EmenGeeDesigns, $25.
Candy Dots Frock By iheartfink, $95. Couture Lace Bunny Rabbit Ears By iggyfrankiecab, $55.
Pastel Spring Floral Ankle Leggings By fannyalioli, $49. lavender meadow – upcycled purse By whichgoose, $22.
Ice Mini Belt Bag with Dipper Bird By bonspielcreation, $38. Vintage 1950s Cats Eye Glasses From LoveP, $68.
Cream Lace Baby Doll Tunic By cowgirlheaven, $55. 50s-60s Mr. Herbert Metallic Pumps
From ahemvintage, $36.

It’s hard to turn your gaze away from these luschious photos by Jose Villa. If don’t know who is he, that’s okay.  But, he’s a big deal in California right now and his photos keep stunning us with inspiration for beautiful weddings and unforgettable events.  Some of my favorite photos keep coming up Jose Villa and these are some of them.



Jose Villa Photography

Joy Thigpen styled this fun shoot that was shot for Oncewed.

 B Hughes Bridal takes credit for the amazing gowns

Assisting the shoot was Joel Serrato .

Rainy day engagement photo inspiration.  This is what Tea from Dreambox Photography said on their blog about the photo shoot that was dripping with beauty:

Yesterday I did a shoot with a fun couple in Martinez, California. Of course it had to rain…no, it had to POUR while we were shooting. Rain fell hard and the wind wasn’t kind either. Luckily, we still got some pretty good images even though we left soaked through and through.

View the whole album by flipping through Dreambox’s  facebook page or look in Dreambox’s portfolio.

I met Daniella of Bella Signature Design in the Pacific Place parking lot in Seattle as she was unloading her gorgeous designs to set up for an Downtown Seattle event. 

Needless to say, I was taken back by her unique flare with flowers.

I love the trend of these vertical gardens, as spotted via flora grubb and sunset magazine. They look as eco-friendly and as “green sustainable” as you could get.  Very chic, fresh and insanely beautiful!  Daniella is a natural designer, so be sure to check out her website and blog for more inspiration!

Photo credits go to Lifemosiac’s!Bella-Signature-Design-modern-wedding-floral-decor-4Bella-Signature-Design-modern-wedding-floral-decor-3