Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Today's post is quintessentially English. As soon as I saw it, before I even read a word about them, I knew the couple were English, loved a party and had a slight penchant for the handmade. Which is 100% what your wedding day should be about; a reflection and celebration of who you are as people (both together and as individuals), what you enjoy, what you bring to each others lives and to the lives of those you have invited to celebrate your special day, and above all, it should be about love. (My hunch about Lucy and Graham was spot on by the way). Just by looking at the images of their wedding day I could see their personalities shining through (which also helps if you have an amazing photographer, such as Joanna Brown). To read their 'story of us' you can visit their feature on Green Wedding Shoes, but before you do, I highly recommend you browse the images below of their amazing wedding day, and I can almost guarantee their story will blend in seamlessly. Apologies for the lack of description today, but I didn't want to influence you with what I loved about their day (especially now I know their back story!), I want you to see for yourself how you can still have a beautifully styled event catering to your own tastes and inspirations, rather than those of everyone and everything around you.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
This week's mood board comes from Burnett's Boards, and while it has a pretty lavender and mint theme, it was designed with brides of the Cancer zodiac in mind. How interesting!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I'm sharing today's post with you for two reasons; firstly, I nearly died when I saw it appear in my Instagram feed the other week (it 100% took my breath away), and secondly, it's Australian! Styled by Leanne of Sweet Style for her daughter Sofia's birthday party following an Arts and Crafts theme, the party centred around the Pantone colour chip - currently one of the most popular design inspirations across many platforms (interiors, advertising, fashion, etc) yet I have never seen it used like this for an event. Working with an amazing Aussie team, including Li-Ann from Ham & Pea Design and Paperie who created the invitation and backdrop (my two favourite elements - not that that should surprise anyone, being a graphic designer and event stylist admirer!) Leanne styled this party to absolute perfection (the pictures speak for themselves) as does the appearance on Amy Atlas' blog Sweet Designs, the ultimate party design tick-of-approval. I loved everything about it - from the theme, to the colours, to the activities the party guests enjoyed; I would of loved nothing more as a little girl then to spend an afternoon at a party doing arts and crafts.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
This week's mood board comes from On The Go Bride and has a woodland theme, perfect for this cool winter weather that has hit Melbourne. I especially love the woodgrain texture on the cake, a stunning little extra detail.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
I am not an events stylist, although my Pinterest boards my lead you to believe otherwise - Events and Weddings are by far my two most frequently pinned upon boards - evidence that I do appreciate a well designed, styled and put together event. Recently I came across two styled events that I wanted to share with you, with two very different themes, yet both feature strikingly unique table runners.
The first is from Ruffled and has an urban geometric theme, with a vibrant blue, teal, pink and purple palette; and a table runner of 3D geometric cubes. The second from Green Wedding Shoes has a rustic Californian theme, with a palette of differing shades of orange, coral and white; and a table runner of Californian oranges. Both are extremely well put together and demonstrate how you can really make an event your own and be as creative as you like when it comes to styling and design. I've included a few of the other event elements (not just the table runners) to show how effective styling can be in tying an event together.
Images via Ruffled
Images via Green Wedding Shoes
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
This week's mood board comes from Snippet & Ink and is titled Preppy Pineapple - and I just love it! Golden hues set against crisp black and white styling, make it my favourite mood board so far.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Today I'm sharing with you some brand identity and packaging design work by one of my favourite creative agencies, Anagrama. They are a Mexican based agency who offer a whole range of services, but their design and branding is what I love most. For this project, they worked with high-end shopping boutique Cocolobo. No one describes their work quite like they do, so this is what they said of their design process;
"For the naming, we played with the shop's main patrons' characteristic duality, in a catchy and fun play with words: "Coco" (coconut in Spanish) and "lobo" (Spanish for wolf). The Cocolobo woman is not only feminine and sweet, but also independent, aggressive, sensuous and daring. The color palette also invests in this polarity, with black and white portraying the elegant, sober aspect of the brand and the red representing all that is feminine and chic. The layout is modern and simple while the typographic palette emits exclusivity, rounding up the brand as one with dignity and class. In direct and striking contrast stands the heart icon and pattern, rendering a luscious playfulness and channeling the brand to the world of lipstick loaded kisses and little red dresses."
I absolutely adore what they came up with, and love the sophistication of the layouts paired with the cute heart. This style is very much 'me' - clean lines, strong colours, simple logos and perfect typography. The product photography is also exquisite - something which I also admire no mater what the subject matter.
Images via Anagrama