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TGIF y’all. Here’s some inspiration for your weekend.

1. Lauren Conrad’s new office space is so gorgeous, we had to share. If I had an office like this, I would never want to leave. Stunning! Thanks Domaine for sharing! You must see the rest of the gallery here.  

2. Jenna, owner and designer at Fleur de Lis, is one of the finalists in this year’s ICON Awards for best invitation. Take the time to vote for her so she can win People’s Choice. Click on Vote, Register and look under Best Invitation, and vote for blushing romance.

If you remember last year, we won best wedding…and we made the cover. Victorious!

3. I’m sick in bed, so my emotions are high, but this video made me bawl – I did what Oprah calls the ‘ugly cry’! Make sure you have a box of tissues close. Video by LaFrance Films.

4. This Sweet Potato Pie recipe from 4 Men and 1 Lady is so delicious. I didn’t have time to make it for Thanksgiving last year, so I made it a couple of days after, and devoured it! So yummy…and if you don’t like Sweet Potatoes, this may just change your mind. Try it this weekend or add it to your Thanksgiving menu.

{Bride’s Special Dance from LaFrance Films on VimeoDomaine, Confetti Magazine, Fleur de Lis}

papier fleurs et vows

As you know, us Tutto Bella gals are paper fanatics. We love seeing brides get creative with their paper products for their weddings.

This Colorado bride took her creativity and inspiration to an entirely new level. She had an extravagant paper chuppah, colorful paper bouquets and white linen paper centerpieces. Everywhere you turned, there was paper. And it was absolutely STUNNING.

With the help of Amy Toltz-Miller and, of course, Pinterest, the beautiful bride planned a uniquely remarkable wedding. We’ve never seen anything quite like it…. and we are loving it!

VENDOR LOVE

Photography: Eric Stephenson Photography
Dress: Felice Bridal
Event Planner: Amy Toltz-Miller Special Events
Venue: History Colorado Center
Decor/Floral: Newberry Brothers Greenhouse & Florist
Cake: Cakes by Dana Pierce
Lighting: LMD Productions

{images via Eric Stephenson Photography}

tangerine + teal {style shoot}

I was thrilled to be asked by the fabulous planner, Melissa Nemitz at Tiny Bubbles Wedding and Event Design, to be a part of this style shoot and design and print the paperware. At Fleur de Lis we enjoyed coming up with something modern with a chevron design for the invitations, save the date, escort card flags, and ordering the cute bubble gum favors. As I always say, invitations set the tone for a wedding day (and any occasion!), so it was fun to see the whole package come together for this shoot. I love the color combination of tangerine and teal because it is modern, colorful, and different. What a FANTASTIC group of vendors, and what a beautiful shoot at this beautiful Boulder, Colorado location!
For your chevron lovers, we have this collection at our etsy store – the save the date, and the invite.
From the planner:
This wedding styled shoot was photographed in the beautiful surroundings of the flatirons of Boulder, Colorado, at Historic Chautauqua Park. The combination of the mountains, foliage, and historic cottages made for the perfect backdrop for an outdoor shoot. The shoot was inspired by tangerine, the new “it” color of 2012, with accents of teal, and a bit of whimsy with a white vintage gumball machine, striped paper straws, and rock candy. Add a gorgeous bride with an elegant Pronovias dress, and we ended up with some incredible shots!
save the date
chautauqua bride
tangerine and teal wedding invitation
orange water
wedding sweets table
style shoot bride
gumball machines
wedding tangerine bouquet
wedding favors
teal blue wedding shoes
wedding table decor
place cards
tangerine and teal bride
wedding table sweets
wedding oranges
wedding dress, wedding hair
centerpieces
table sweets
mason jar lanterns
escort cards
wedding table setting
boulder chautauqua
Vendor Love:
Event Planning and Design:  Tiny Bubbles Wedding and Event Design
Floral Design:  The Ruffly Rose
Invitations, Paperwares, Accessories:  Fleur de Lis (a paperie)
Cake Pops, Push Pops, Cake:  Goblin’ City Bakery
Tables, Overstuffed Chair, Accessories:  A Vintage Affair Rentals
Chairs, Flatware, Glassware, China:  Allwell Rents
Dress:  Pronovias at Dora Grace Bridal
Bride:  Suzanne Kaufman
Hair and Makeup:  Marisa Dominguez

wedding program, a work of art

When my husband and I first got engaged, we knew exactly where we wanted to get married.
It was a no-brainer!

Holy Ghost Catholic Church sits in the middle of a giant skyscraper building in downtown Denver. Built with 300 tons of Colorado marble, the church is a blend of Italian and Spanish Renaissance art and beautifully stained glass windows that create a incredible ambience inside. Absolutely breathtaking.

In the wedding program design process at Fleur de Lis (a paperie), we thought it would be beautiful to somehow incorporate Holy Ghost in the program, other than just listing it with our names.
Thankfully, my wedding planner, Tutto Bella’s very own Jessica, found Stephanie’s  shop, Huber Art, via Etsy.

I think the only way to tell you how talented Stephanie’s is … is by showing you.

Here is an image I took of the church from another gorgeous wedding at the church:

Here’s Stephanie’s work of art:

Amazing, right?!
I’m telling you, if you have a unique church or venue for your wedding and would like a drawing of it, Stephanie is your girl!
And now it’s framed in my house for me to keep forever :-)

So, we ordered paper at Fleur de Lis (a paperie) and our very own Jenna printed the image onto the cover.
The result: a classic, rustic and absolutely one-of-a-kind wedding program.

A big thanks to Stephanie, Jessica and Jenna for helping me create the perfect wedding program for my wedding!

{images via Huber Art and Jenna Walker Photographers}

hanky invite

Whether your having an antique or vintage-inspired wedding, looking for that added touch of southern charm or want the kind of detail people will always remember, a handkerchief invite by Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence is for you. We are in love with these lovely invites screen printed on a cotton handkerchief.

These handkerchiefs are so unique and so pretty – guests can keep them on display to remind them of your special day, and then bring them to your wedding to wipe their tears of joy.

You can opt for the floral design or the classic white. Both are stunning!

{images via Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence}